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original post with video and links http://wp.me/p5nnb-7KF (I'm not sure the video is going to show up in here? I'm trying...but the video is by far the most important part of the post)


Excellent information on blood sugar and how diabetes develops: learn this and get healthy


Excellent video on how blood sugar works. This is very important for most people. Especially important for people on psychiatric meds and those who’ve ever been on psychiatric meds since our bodies get out of whack from having been on them.


Also important for anyone at risk of being diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder since underlying blood sugar issues can impact mood in numerous ways.


And yes, adrenal fatigue is related to this!


Since lots of people who’ve taken atypical antipsychotics have developed diabetes or are on the way to developing diabetes, it’s important for anyone with any metabolic issues that have been caused by psych drugs to know the information shared in the below video and the links I share. Also, it’s important to know that if you’ve taken psych drugs, you may have some of these problems without realizing it. These issues are societal wide but those of us who’ve taken psych meds have a substantially higher risk. Conventional medicine only diagnoses diabetes once the disease process has moved quite far along. So if you learn about the risk factors now you might be able to stop the process and get healthy and never develop diabetes!





Many of us who’ve been on psychiatric drugs (really any psych drug) have insulin resistance even if we’ve not developed diabetes yet. It’s worth learning about even if you’ve not gotten to the point where your doctor calls your issues diabetes.


Again, it seems that most people who’ve been on psychiatric drugs have insulin resistance. You may not know this and your doctor may not know enough to figure it out either. Learn how to take care of your body before it becomes full-blown diabetes and while you can still reverse the disease process.


I have had significant metabolic issues and many of them are much better since I changed my diet (and got off the offending medications). I continue to tweak things and learn more and more. Much of what I’ve learned about diet and nutrition is collected on this archive page: Nutrition and gut health


More posts on this very important topic! (I borrowed some of the above text from this post, but there is much more there) – Are You At Risk For Diabetes and Obesity? If you’ve taken or take psychiatric drugs the answer is YES


For information on learning how to eat the right way for good all around health, mental and physical see here: Nutrition and gut health Mental health and diet


original post with video and links http://wp.me/p5nnb-7KF (I'm not sure the video is going to show up in here? I'm trying...but the video is by far the most important part of the post)

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withdrawn from a cocktail of 6 psychiatric drugs that included every class of psych drug.

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One thing psych drugs share is they all increase blood sugar, antipsychotics most of all, antidepressants less rapidly but still dangerous.


Based on a higher incidence of diabetes alone, psych drugs should be much, much less frequently prescribed.

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This is a GREAT video, and I'm going to have my husband watch it with me. My kids were just now hanging out while I watched it and afterwards we talked about how this is why Mom is being such a meanie about sweets. I think they understood.


I'm only 33 and have insulin resistance, from bad diet & perhaps from the SSRI. How crappy. :(


- many attempts at taper were unsuccessful until I stopped taking hormonal birth control

- successful taper & Lexapro-free as of Dec 2015

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