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Re: Larry..Question I've been wondering for long time

Posted by Larry Hoover on April 23, 2003, at 11:31:27

In reply to Larry..Question I've been wondering for long time, posted by McPac on April 23, 2003, at 0:35:59

> Why can't I replace my Zoloft w/ natural means....this goes for other drugs too....what I mean is this...lithium & Zoloft work for me...BUT they have crummy side, why is it so hard for even a top-notch place like Pfeiffer Treatment Center to replicate that effect using natural means? to see the mechanisms of action of drugs and then replicate it with natural means? Carl Pfeiffer said that for ANY drug that can treat a condition that there is a natural alternative that can also do it (that's known as "Pfeiffer's Law")....

Do you *really* think that's true? I seem to know a lot about similar subjects, but am *I* cured? Physician, heal thyself? Pfeiffer may well be on to some useful treatments, but they're not perfect, and they *are* running a business.

>so then how come they can't study drugs' actions and then replicate them? I guess what I'm also asking is how come Pfeiffer's literature on natural treatments makes SO MUCH SCIENTIFIC SENSE and is based on fact (chemistry, physiology, biology and all that good stuff)

I think it's human nature to want to answer the question "Why?", but don't confuse making sense with being correct and complete.

>YET I can take any number of synthetic, man-made drugs and get VERY effective FAST results and Pfeiffer's treatment consists of handfuls of vitamins, minerals, etc., and after 4 MONTHS I don't even feel much of a difference? (I've noticed some positive things but NOT major effects like w/ drugs). Why do artificial drugs work better than the REAL natural ingredients?

Pharmaceutical drugs are targetted at very specific biochemical events, and they drastically influence the outcome of those events. Whether that's good or bad is quite a different question to answer. Psychotropic medication is potent medicine, but it might be analagous to killing a gnat with a sledgehammer.

I think that, generically, the answer to your question is in matching your expectations to more likely outcomes. If Pfeiffer had a cure, we'd already know it.

I think in metaphor/simile, so forgive me my expressing things this way....

Picture yourself as an older car, tired and burning oil. You can get bursts of power out of it by burning higher octane fuel, and you can cut oil consumption by using heavier oil, but you're going to get more out of the car if you go "high maintenance", and consider the environment you're operating in. Using that car to pull a load up a hill will require that you accomodate that old motor, or serious problems will occur.

In my thinking, psychotropic meds are more like the high-octane boost or the heavy oil. They mask the problem, and do nothing to remedy the underlying difficulties. Moreover, it would always be a mistake to expect the car to run "as new".





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