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Alternatives to Medication

Date: 09-30-04
Host: George Noory
Guests: John Gray

Best selling author, John Gray discussed issues and alternatives related to stress, depression and the general overmedicating of America. 1 out of 5 American women are on antidepressants and 1 out of 5 boys take Ritalin for ADHD, he pointed out. Further he noted that ten pharmaceutical companies on the Fortune 500, make more money than the other 490 companies combined.

According to his research, women's depression symptoms are related to low serotonin levels, and men's relationship problems are often associated with lowered dopamine levels. Instead of treating these issues with pharmaceuticals, he advocated using food, supplements and exercise to achieve the right chemical balance. For instance, he suggested doing breathing exercises to increase the amount of oxygen in the body as well as drinking oxygenated liquids such as Aquarius Water.

Gray also suggested starting one's day (after a brief period of low impact exercise) with a "superfood" protein shake that includes non-hydrolyzed whey (12 grams for women, 18 grams for men), molasses (one teaspoon to one tablespoon), an apple, a few almonds, and one tablespoon of ground flax (a good source of Omega 3) with optional supplements such as trace minerals and wolfberries. He also said that drinking a glass of water with lemon and half an ounce of Aloe Vera juice works well as a cleanser and detoxifier.

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