What Has Changed?

With all the new gun legislation that is going on around the country to supposedly "protect the innocent" from acts of mass violence, I thought I would share some interesting information that has come by my desk over the past week.  I believe, logically putting all this information together, should give us all reason to pause and consider if the guns are really the issue and the gun lobbying group and legislative acts towards more gun control are really going to solve the problem we are facing.  But first of all, I must ask you, "Why were guns not as much of a problem in our society 50, 100, 150, 200 years ago, as they are today?"

I propose the answer to my question above is that we as a society have changed, but not in the manner than you may be thinking (environment, technology, violence...).  Instead, I propose that our chemical balance with the world we live in has been altered by what we have used  "better ourselves" and the resultant behavior and epidemic waves of diagnosis we are seeing today from skin conditions and allergies to suicidal depression and schizophrenia are a result of that imbalance.   Now, I don't have time to write out all of the reasons I believe this to be true, that is something I go into great detail in my talk about gut health, but I will say that a healthy human gut is the most important factor in the overall health of a person - physically and mentally - as I have personally experienced.

Now, consider a gut that is extremely compromised, say that of a schizophrenic patient.  Dr. Natasha Cambell-McBride, the author of the Gut And Psychology Syndrome states that "Deficiencies in vitamins and many minerals are routinely recorded in schizophrenic patients...[and] There are thousands of patients around the world who have recovered completely through using appropriate diet and nutritional supplementation."  She also had this to say generally about schizophrenia and the damaging effects that traditional treatment causes to the patient:

"Schizophrenia is that big bag, where psychiatrists put all the patients who are difficult to understand.  There is considerable overlap between depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, dyslexia and schizophrenia...The only treatment modern psychiatry can offer schizophrenic patients is anti-psychotic drugs.  The use of these drugs is often based on trial and error, and though in many cases they do control psychotic symptoms, they have serious side effects and do not cure the patient...Anti-psychotic drugs change the biochemistry of the brain, and according to the latest research, even the structure of the brain...It is not know yet whether these changes are reversible.  One top of that, anti-psychotic drugs...are toxic."  Dr. Natasha Cambell-McBride

In referring to toxic, Dr. Cambell-McBride is referring to further compromising that same chemical balance/imbalance, which I was talking about above but yet to an even further degree, because of the treatment these patients are typically given.

Now, take all of what I have said above and compare it to the following chart below that lists out many of the mass shootings/acts of violence that have happened across the world in the recent past. 

Prozac WITHDRAWAL
2008-02-15
Illinois
** 6 Dead: 15 Wounded: Perpetrator Was in Withdrawal from Med & Acting Erratically
Prozac Antidepressant
2005-03-24
Minnesota
**10 Dead: 7 Wounded: Dosage Increased One Week before Rampage
Paxil [Seroxat] Antidepressant
2001-03-10
Pennsylvania
**14 Year Old GIRL Shoots & Wounds Classmate at Catholic School
Zoloft Antidepressant & ADHD Med
2011-07-11
Alabama
**14 Year Old Kills Fellow Middle School Student
Zoloft Antidepressant
1995-10-12
South Carolina
**15 Year Old Shoots Two Teachers, Killing One: Then Kills Himself
Med For Depression
2009-03-13
Germany
**16 Dead Including Shooter: Antidepressant Use: Shooter in Treatment For Depression
Med For Depression
2010-12-15
France
**17 Year Old with Sword Holds 20 Children & Teacher Hostage
Med For Depression WITHDRAWAL
2008-08-28
Texas
**18 Year Old Plots a Columbine School Attack
Anafranil Antidepressant
1988-05-20
Illinois
**29 Year Old WOMAN Kills One Child: Wounds Five: Kills Self
Luvox/Zoloft Antidepressants
1999-04-20
Colorado
**COLUMBINE: 15 Dead: 24 Wounded
Antidepressants
2001-06-09
Japan
**Eight Dead: 15 Wounded: Assailant Had Taken 10 Times his Normal Dose of Depression Med
Prozac Antidepressant WITHDRAWAL
1998-05-21
Oregon
**Four Dead: Twenty Injured
Med For Depression
2011-10-25
Washington
**Girl, 15, Stabs Two Girls in School Restroom: 1 Is In Critical Condition
Antidepressant
2006-09-30
Colorado
**Man Assaults Girls: Kills One & Self
Med for Depression
2001-09-26
Pennsylvania
**Man Attacks 11 Children & 3 Teachers at Elementary School
Luvox
1993-07-23
Florida
**Man Commits Murder During Clinical Trial for Luvox: Same Drug as in COLUMBINE: Never Reported
Cymbalta Antidepressant WITHDRAWAL
2009-11-09
New York
**Man With Gun Inside School Holds Principal Hostage
Antidepressants
1992-09-20
Texas
**Man, Angry Over Daughter's Report Card, Shoots 14 Rounds inside Elementary School
SSRI
2010-02-19
Finland
**On Sept. 23, 2008 a Finnish Student Shot & Killed 9 Students Before Killing Himself
Med for Depression*
2004-10-19
New Jersey
**Over-Medicated Teen Brings Loaded Handguns to School
Antidepressant?
2007-04-18
Virginia
**Possible SSRI Use: 33 Dead at Virginia Tech
Antidepressant?
2002-01-17
Virginia
**Possible SSRI Withdrawal Mania: 3 Dead at Law School
Zoloft*
2010-08-22
Australia
**School Counselor Exhibits Bizarre Behavior: Became Manic On Zoloft
Antidepressant
2009-11-04
California
**School Custodian Assaults Student & Principal: Had Manic Reaction From Depression Med
Prozac Antidepressant
1992-01-30
Michigan
**School Teacher Shoots & Kills His Superintendent at School
Celexa Antidepressant
2010-01-25
Virginia
**Senior in High School Theatens to Kill 4 Classmates: Facebook Involved: Bail Denied
Antidepressants*
1998-05-04
New York
**Sheriff's Deputy Shoots his Wife in an Elementary School
Meds For Depression & ADHD
2010-04-28
Massachusetts
**Sixteen Year Old Kills 15 Year Old in High School Bathroom in Sept. 2009
Wellbutrin
2006-12-04
Indiana
**Stabbing by 17 Year Old At High School: Charged with Attempted Murder
Antidepressants
2007-04-23
Mississippi
**Student Arrested for Making School Threat Over Internet
Lexapro Antidepressant
2007-07-28
Arkansas
**Student Has 11 Incidents with Police During his 16 Months on Lexapro
Antidepressant WITHDRAWAL
2007-11-07
Finland
**Student Kills 8: Wounds 10: Kills Self: High School in Finland
Paxil [Seroxat] Antidepressant
2004-02-09
New York
**Student Shoots Teacher in Leg at School
Prozac Antidepressant
2008-01-25
Washington
**Student Takes Loaded Shotgun & 3 Rifles to School Parking Lot: Plans Suicide
Med For Depression
1998-12-01
Wisconsin
**Teen Accused of Plotting to Gun Down Students at School
Zoloft Antidepressant
2006-02-15
Tennessee
**Teen Attacks Teacher at School
Antidepressant
1999-04-16
Idaho
**Teen Fires Gun in School
Paxil & Effexor Antidepressants
2001-04-15
Washington
**Teen Holds Classmates Hostage with a Gun
Antidepressant WITHDRAWAL
2006-11-28
North Carolina
**Teen Holds Teacher & Student Hostage with Gun
Med for Depression
2006-12-06
Indiana
**Teen Knife Attacks Fellow Student
Prozac Withdrawal
2011-02-23
Virginia
**Teen Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison For Columbine Style Plot
Celexa & Effexor Antidepressants
2001-04-19
California
**Teen Shoots at Classmates in School
Celexa Antidepressant
2006-08-30
North Carolina
**Teen Shoots at Two Students: Kills his Father: Celexa Found Among his Personal Effects
Meds For Depression & ADHD
2011-03-18
South Carolina
**Teen Shoots School Official: Pipe Bombs Found in Backpack
Antidepressant
2003-05-31
Michigan
**Teen Threatens School Shooting: Charge is Terrorism
Zoloft Antidepressant
1998-04-13
Idaho
**Teen [14 Years Old] in School Holds Police At Bay: Fires Shots
Antidepressant WITHDRAWAL
2007-10-12




Do these statistics make you pause to consider that maybe it is not the gun at all that is the culprit of these shootings nor the gun lobbying groups who are trying to protect one the rights given each US citizen?  Maybe, instead, it is the drug companies who are selling these drugs off as "safe" and "effective" who should be limited by legislation.  Like I said at the beginning of this post, logically this information should make us all pause before we side with the popular belief that the guns are the real problem we should focus on controlling.  What has really changed, the guns or us?

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