The Latest News About Depression: Could Your Brain Have a Natural Opiate Deficiency?

If absolutely nothing has been able to break your cycle of depression, and you are frustrated to the point where you don’t know how you can live without getting better soon, there is an alternate theory about your problem you need to learn more about.

I have spent thousands of hours doing general research on moods and the human brain because I am completely fascinated by the subject. I recently discovered something that continues to blow me away when I think about it. Being a victim myself of bipolar depression, terrible anxiety disorders and ADHD, I know what it is like trying to escape the indescribable negative feelings and overwhelming heaviness and terror these disorders create in the mind.

What follows will probably stun you if you have never heard it before, but I think it also proves that drinking and/or drug use and mood disorders –especially depression — are linked by a natural cause. Here is what I find incredible and am surprised is not that well known or publicized:

It was recently discovered that the human brain and body manufactures morphine in the identical molecular structure as that which comes from the opium poppy. Here is the clearest proof, published in a report just 2 years ago by the Neuroscience Research Institute: “Recent empirical findings have contributed valuable mechanistic information in support of a regulated de novo biosynthetic pathway for chemically authentic morphine and related morphinan alkaloids within (human) animal cells”.

The opium poppy, of course, is what the devil’s drug heroin is made from. Not coincidentally, I believe that is why it is the most addictive drug on earth. It makes one feel so euphorically happy when they first start taking it, that the desire to feel that way all the time gets embedded in the brain. It is really important that you understand that your brain does not manufacture a chemical that makes you feel like you have taken an opiate — it manufactures the exact opiate itself.

We know for certain that what the brain manufactures in terms of neurotransmitters or other “feel good” brain chemicals, it unfortunately does not manufacture enough of in people who are clinically depressed. You have undoubtedly heard examples of these other “feel-good” neuro-chemicals such as dopamine and serotonin or endorphins. Too little of these chemicals results in depression, and antidepressants help correct the problem.

Doctors don’t know exactly how most of these drugs work, mind you, and some were meant for totally different problems — but we’ll save that for another article. The main point I am driving at is that if some people can be deficient in other brain chemicals, it certainly stands to reason that they could be deficient in their opiate levels. From what I have researched this is being referred to as either Endorphin Deficiency Syndrome, or Endogenous Opioid Deficiency. Not having enough opiates is a subject I have direct experience with and can describe for you, as a bad back got me into opiate-based painkillers and I got addicted to them.

Because you develop a tolerance an opiate drug, you need more and more and more of it over time — just to feel “normal” after taking the drug for several months. Without it, after taking higher amounts for a while, you go into opiate withdrawal. I don’t think there is anything more uncomfortable and frightening than this kind of withdrawal, either. Your body feels like it has the flu times 100, and your mind goes into a state of a tortured paralysis. Doing anything effectively while in such a state is nearly impossible, and your brain is stuck on one thought and one thought only — how to get more opiates.

One reason people go to rehab is to get some medical relief from such sickness by way of other drugs the doctors can give you to keep you a little more comfortable. You need mental support as well, because your brain function is totally impaired. Depression is also inevitable, and that leads us back to the point of this article.

There are growing numbers of what they call “treatment resistant” people who have got depression. The thinking is that some people are driven into depression by the lack of the naturally made opiate. Every one of the people in this group whose web comments I read experienced what they called an incredibly pronounced and dramatic lift in their mood upon taking an opiate. They are completely convinced it is the only thing that will help beating depression. After trying everything else, they get stuck in a position where they know they need an opiate, but feel very guilty about it because of the attached negative stigmas to the drug.

Fortunately, a drug has been developed that is used for easing people off of opiate addictions and it is called Suboxone. It is made in doses of 1 MG pills, where up to 18 MG might be prescribed for a heavy addict in withdrawal. But I have heard of people going on Suboxone for the long term with very good effects at just 2 MG. It is addicting, but people experienced with opiates say if you run out of your Suboxone you may feel a little achy for a few days at the 2 MG level, that’s all. I should mention that obviously Suboxone itself is a type of substitute opiate to help addicts, and giving it to people long term where technically they could become slightly addicted is highly controversial in the medical community. Some docs frown upon this whole notion, while others know it’s a life-saver. I am not a doctor, so you need to speak with a progressive psychiatrist about everything I have mentioned here.

Hopefully this knowledge can make a difference in somebody’s life, and help bring happiness to those stuck in the awful grip of depression– if they are truly treatment resistant. How about you? What do you think of somebody taking an opiate type substitute for perhaps the rest of your life. Do you frown on it or believe it should be OK to practice this idea? I pray this information will reach somebody who has not lost hope while depressed. So please spread the word about this and post references to this article in places where people in need might see it, please.

How To Find An Affordable Dental Plan

Employees used to receive benefits such as insurances from their employers. This would often include dental insurance not just for the employee but could also include their families. But with the present time, employers are being more practical in giving this out. Reduction of company expenses results to giving the insurance only for the individual employed. While for small companies, they are no longer giving anything at all. This is the reason why most are now in search for an affordable dental plan.

This insurance plan would save you money when it comes to taking out money from your money after visiting your dentist. Paying a premium on a schedule will help you budget your money. Aside from that, you will be able to attain discounts and a lot of extra benefits that you can get when you have one rather than just paying your dentist on a per visit basis.

It is not difficult to find a provider who could provide you with a plan that will fit your budget. What you just need to do is to do a research on each company who offers this. The Internet is one of the great ways where to look. There you can find the list of what they offer aside from that, there are possibilities that you can also look into reviews and ratings of their existing members with regards to their experience dealing with the provider. From there, you can compare not just the services they provide but also how they handle their customers. After you picked those whom you think has good services, you can then ask them to give you a quotation for you to see which one will be appropriate for your budget.

Caring for your teeth should also be given an importance. There are inexpensive yet quality insurance plans that you can get for your dental needs.

The Little Known Secrets of Hugging an Autistic Child

How much do you love to get a hug?

You see we often seek pressure in a variety of ways to calm ourselves and cope with emotional or sensory overload.

But hugging an autistic child can be quite something different as I’m sure you have found out.

Have you ever wondered how to hug your Autistic Child and get the responses that both of you need?

Well here are the top 8 things that you need to know about hugging your autistic child.

1. Hugging your autistic child can cause more distress than it was obviously meant to cause.
I know this sounds horrible, but your Autistic child does not understand what is happening.

2. Autistic children or adults are often unable to communicate their needs by indicating a particular amount or length of pressure.
So when you are hugging your autistic child this can really be quite ineffective and can actually a negative effect.

3. The simple hug can be both distressing and frustrating for your autistic child.
Imagine not being able to communicate what it is you need and it being forced on you by someone who will not let it be, that’s pretty much what it can feel like, so be careful and understanding.

4. Autistic children sometimes crave pressure to help calm anxiety. This is very important, but how can we do this when we are distressing them all the time with our hugs.

5. Allowing Your Autistic Child To Control The Pressure of A Hug Can Work Wonders
This is enabling them to do and give what they want while still experiencing the feelings that they need to achieve.

6. You don’t have to give your autistic child the hug they need
Something that acts in a similar way can be used; a lady that has Autism has created what is called ‘The Hugging Machine’.

7. You can wrap your child in a blanket
This will allow them to control the pressure that they need also. Blankets act as a barrier to squeezing and can give your autistic child the freedom that they need when entering into such an act.

8. Children with ASD sometimes react better with Mechanical devices
Great work is actually being carried out which will be able to have the devices tailored to the needs of the specific autistic child.

These kinds of positive steps forward with your Autistic child can make you see a much brighter future. But that’s only a small tip of what is available to help your autistic child.

You see, it does not matter where you live, who you know, what you believe in, or even who you voted for in the election. You are part of a community, part of a select group of people who can join together to combat the confusion and frustration associated with having an autistic child.

I personally don’t agree with all of methods that people have created for child autism, but I agree with the message that they are trying to give to the world (our community). They are giving us freedom, joy, happiness, and hope for the future …

Those are ideas we can *all* get behind.

What really makes me hopeful is that you are educating yourself in what needs to be done, this will in turn give you the knowledge to make proper decisions in relation to your autistic child.

How Ginger Fights Cancer

Ginger is a natural spice which you can add to your daily diet to help you to prevent many common ailments as well as serious diseases such as heart disease, arthritis and many types of cancers.

Ginger is the root or the rhyzome of the plant and can be purchased fresh in most grocery stores year round. You can also buy crystallised and powdered ginger, but when you can, always opt for fresh ginger as it will provide you with more benefits.

What is Cancer

Cancer occurs when the cells in your body begin to mutate or divide and then start to attack the healthy cells in your body. These cancerous cells can spread throughout your body through the bloodstream and lymph nodes. When not stopped in time, cancerous cells can take over in your body and eventually kill.

According to medical professionals there is no cure, but many have been able to help themselves with natural remedies and overcome cancer. Ginger is one of the remedies that can help you to fight cancer before it even starts.


Ginger contains helpful antioxidants which remove harmful toxins that cause the cells in your body to become cancerous. If you have cancer cells, the ginger can help to reduce the inflammation by removing the toxins.

Fights Ovarian Cancer

Studies have shown that ginger can actually destroy the cancer cells in those who have ovarian cancer. It also helps to reduce the inflammation caused by the cancerous cells.

Unlike chemotherapy, (which is widely used to treat ovarian cancer), ginger will not cause the cancer cells to become resistant to the ingredient which destroy the cancerous cells.

Studies have shown that ginger can help to protect you against ovarian, breast, colon and skin cancers.

Make Ginger a Part of Your Life

Whether or not you are battling cancer, have a family history of cancer or are just looking for protection against it, you can make ginger a part of your daily diet. Simply start adding freshly grated ginger to your foods, and you will not only be able to fight cancer, but many other serious diseases as well.

To make ginger tea you can grate ginger and steep it in hot water for about 10 minutes. You can also boil a piece of ginger in water for 10 to 15 minutes and obtain the same results. If you like a cool drink then simply allow your tea to cool and serve it over ice.