Journalist and educator Patrick Hahn joins me to share a theme that has increasingly drawn my attention—the industrialization of our lives from before birth to after death.    The Pharmaceutical Empire along with the medical/psychiatric industry thinks nothing of poisoning children in the womb with drugs that cross the placenta to harm fetal development and that after birth cross through the mother’s milk to keep the deadly process going.   The giant food industry pushes substitutes for mother’s milk and the intimacy of nursing, and then continues from childhood on selling poisonous, expensive foods to make our children obese and to send them as adults into chronic illness and early graves.   Patrick does a great job focusing on his special interest, the psychopharmaceutical industry; but we also look more broadly at how much our physical and mental lives are shaped by soulless profit-making industries in collaboration with big government.  

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Pam Popper, ND, PhD is the nutritionist who has vastly improved my life and my wife Ginger’s life. We have a wide-ranging talk about the similar problems in medicine, psychiatry and nutrition, most of which are driven by industrial profit making instead of sound ethics and science.   Pam and I share our mutual critiques and our vision for how it should be in these life-saving fields that too often ruin lives.   Hear about our cosponsored conference November 10-12, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio, including two talks by me and two by the amazing Peter Gøtzsche, MD from Denmark.  Peter is a real scientist , a profound critic of conventional medicine and psychiatry, and a wildly entertaining speaker; you don’t want to miss him.

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My guest is Dr. Jeanne Stolzer, professor of child development and a dear friend,  who has opened my eyes to new ideas since I first met her.  Our conversation epitomizes where my thinking is going—toward the integration of nutrition and relationship as the keys to human life, going back to the unborn child in its mother’s womb and then the nursing infant and mother.   From the start of life, relationship and nutrition are inextricable.   In earlier societies, relationship and nutrition were part of the culture in the form of eating together and religious rituals.   We will become a much more physically healthy and much saner society when we improve the lives of the fetus, infant, and young child through improved nutrition and intimate relationship consistent with ages of evolution and our biological nature.   It may require society providing economic support for mothers to stay home with their children in the early years.  As Jeanne’s research confirms, nursing and intimacy in infancy are not only good for child but also for the mother’s overall  physical and mental health.  How could it be otherwise?  It is how we survived and evolved; it is built into millions of years of biological and cultural evolution!  As my own recent changes in nutrition and progressively improving relationships confirm, the benefits of good nutrition and good relationships continue into our older years.   Please listen to this show and check out my upcoming conference with nutritionist Pam Popper in Columbus, Ohio November 10-11, 2017 (www.breggin.com, Upcoming Events). 

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A potentially lifesaving show where I talk in the second half hour about nutritional changes you can make that can improve your physical health dramatically  The first half hour briefly describes our upcomingcombined nutritional and emotional well-being conference, starting  on November 12 in Ohio. (https://breggin.com/category/upcoming-events/).   Then I am joined by my guest Peter Gøtzsche, the marvelous, heroic Danish physician, and critic of psychiatry who will be speaking at the conference as well.  Today’s original show was planned for an hour with Dr. Gøtzsche but technical problems intervened, and I ended up spontaneously giving my first one-half hour talk on nutrition.  Changing how you eat can improve your health beyond expectations--and you can do it while buying relatively inexpensive foods from your grocery story without paying for a special diet or costly useless supplements.  

 

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – replayed from 12.21.16

 Involuntary treatment has led to untold numbers of individual abuses,  rampant torture in state hospitals, ECT and lobotomy, neurotoxic drugs, gross offenses against constitutional and human rights, and crimes against humanity.  At the Nuremberg Doctors' trials, involuntary psychiatric "euthanasia" would be described as an entering wedge into the Holocaust.  Esteemed Danish medical researcher Peter Gøtzsche, MD, and I confront the horror of involuntary treatment from personal, ethical, scientific, constitutional, and political perspectives.  This could be the best and most lively discussion of coercion in psychiatry you will ever hear.   Extremely important for understanding the menace of psychiatry.   Please tell others about this important hour, the third of four consecutive talks with Peter Gøtzsche. 
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Lawyer and cardiologist Brant Mittler MD is man of enormous insight into the problems of monitoring and evaluating medical and psychiatric treatment, and brims over with enthusiasm for critically intelligent conversation.  We talk about a psychiatrist Brant reviled in his medical training, and how I was later an expert against the same doctor.  The psychiatrist was abusing his patients and when they complained he would send them to Harvard for lobotomies.  Here about the remarkable outcomes of my two cases against him.   Brant also read my Michelle Carter Blog Series based on my experience as the medical expert for the girl who supposedly told her boyfriend to get back in his fume-filled truck to die.  I finished my blog series today on MadinAmerica.com, also accessible through breggin.com.   The Michelle Carter trial is a model for how our society has turned on its children, sacrificing them to the greed of adults and adult institutions including the justice system and psychiatry, and the omnipresent seemingly omnipotent Pharmaceutical Empire.

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John Read PhD is a psychologist who has taught and researched in Great Britain, Australia and the US.  He has taken on many of the most important mental health issues of our time:  the role of neglect and abuse in all so-called mental disorders, the role of trauma in hearing voices, the dreadful impact of long-term exposure to antidepressants, the harm of ECT, and the best approaches to healing emotional suffering, including family interventions.  John ‘s voice is positive as he keeps us in touch with the most encouraging innovations, including the growing strength of the movement of voice hearers.  A very good show!

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The best one-hour discussion about nutrition available anywhere.  Nutritionist Pam Popper PhD discusses why people now have so many medical problems that barely or never existed before modern times, such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and kidney disease, as well as seemingly infinite numbers of immune disorders. The answer is nutrition:  we humans no longer eat what evolution prepared us to eat.  From there we discuss the general relationship between poor nutrition and emotional problems.  Finally, in detail, we talk about the best science-based diet now available, one that’s inexpensive enough to eat on food stamps. This is an amazingly important educational hour.

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I start this hour by describing an extraordinary attack on my free speech that is currently unfolding surrounding the Michelle Carter suicide-by-texting trial.   Please keep track on my Frequent Alerts on www.breggin.com.   Then Stefan Ecks, PhD, provides us with information that no one else in the world possesses.  It concerns the marketing and consumptions of medications, including psychiatric drugs, in India and other less developed societies. His fascinating information gives insight into the workings of Indian society and also into the dangers of free-for-all marketing almost without regulation.   For those of us believe in a relatively free market, it is a grim reminder of what happens when industries and “professionals” are controlled neither by shared ethics nor by regulation.  

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Robert E. Wubbolding, EdD is a practitioner of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy developed by psychiatrist William Glasser, who was a close ally and a friend of mine in his later years.    Bob is doing a great job worldwide spreading Reality Therapy.  He shares with me his wisdom and experience about how to help people from coaching to intensive psychotherapy, and also about the personality of Bill Glasser.

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