I remember reading a few years ago about the water supplies of a few major cities. People found all kinds of nasty stuff in there – drugs to lower cholesterol and unbalance your hormones and whatnot.
And, as the headline foreshadowed, antidepressants.
What’s going on? Is Deep State poisoning the water supply to make people more compliant?
(Well, maybe – how could you disprove that?)
But the modern version of the water cycle goes something like this:
Millions of people would take these drugs, pee out most of them, which would make their way back into drinking water.
Water, I don’t have to tell you, goes into everything. Everyone from babies drinking formula to the ageing hippies with indoor herb gardens would be taking micro doses of a range of stuff not meant for them.
The long term side effects?
Unknown – but would you assume a lifetime of this has no consequences?
Now, lest anyone misinterpret me, the problem here isn’t the drugs. Antidepressants are great things. They have saved countless lives and, for many people, are what let them live normally. Which, for someone with depression, is a huge thing.
But they are woefully overprescribed.
Many doctors see someone suffering and reach straight for the pills. I respect their colleagues who at least consider other options.
Because if someone has depression, maybe the pills are the best thing for them. Or maybe you just need a change in your circumstances – like leaving a job where people treat you like much for nine hours a day.
It might be as simple as getting more sunlight each day or taking vitamin B supplements – because if vitamin B deficiency can cause mood alterations then, for some people, this is the pill they really need.
You might even be one of the lucky(?) people who can rediscover joy and vitality with nothing but a placebo. Ask anyone involved in these drug trials – they’ll tell you lifelong depression can, in some cases, disappear with nothing more than a sugar pill and high expectations.
But you shouldn’t listen to me. I’m not a medical professional, which means taking medical advice from me is… well, it’s not great.
And I’m certainly not going to claim hypnosis can cure chronic medical conditions, reduce drug use and restore natural balance to the body.
(Although there are many excellent studies, published by doctors, which say exactly that. But it’s not a claim I can or will make, so do your own research.)
All I’ll say is not to underestimate the power of your mind. You can change more than you think by changing what you think.
If there’s something you’d like to remove, alter or add to your life, stop looking for the answer outside you. Your body holds deep wisdom about how to change, grow and improve – something you’ve been doing since conception.
So start tapping into that.
Here’s how you can begin to interface with your own inner intelligence:
P.S. This is my 500th post – an arbitrary benchmark I’m definitely celebrating. For the next 24 hours or so, use the code ‘500’ at the checkout for 50% off my downloads, including Unlock the Vault. Snooze = lose.