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Depression: Part II Treating with Amino Acids

After several years of struggling with clients to find the right pharmaceutical drugs and dosages and deal with the brain numbing and detrimental side effects of antidepressants, I began a search for alternatives. Since our central nervous systems are almost completely regulated by amino acids, I thought I might find some help there, and I did. Amino acids can have a powerful impact on depression, with almost no side effects. Plus, they are considerably cheaper than prescription pharmaceuticals. Aminos cost about $20 a month, where Prozac now costs about $200, plus doctor visits.
POSTED ON: March 14, 2016, 1:05 pm BY Ross Bishop

The Loss of Spirituality

In ancient Greece the balance of the natural order was represented by the Arcadian nymph Nicostrate or Themis. She personified not only earthly unity, but also the intrinsic balance of the great universe itself. You have no doubt seen her image with the balancing scales because it has been adopted by our legal profession. It was Themis’ statue that fundamentalist Attorney General John Ashcroft deemed obscene and had covered over at the Justice Department.
POSTED ON: March 16, 2016, 5:25 pm BY Ross Bishop

Violence

Violence has always been part of the landscape, but recent events have brought it more to the forefront. We will probably fuss about it, blame minorities for it and then once again, turn our backs to the people in society who really need our help.
POSTED ON: September 6, 2016, 5:30 pm BY Ross Bishop

Domestic Violence

We call it “domestic violence” as one way of segregating out violence against women (which it largely is). Thirty five percent of women in America have experienced rape, physical violence or stalking by a partner. Although this problem is concentrated in poor and minority households, it is not unknown throughout the culture
POSTED ON: August 16, 2016, 12:00 pm BY Ross Bishop

The Origins of Violence

This article is something of a departure. There is a good deal of violence in our world and little meaningful response to it. I am going to address the root causes of two kinds of violence – crime and terrorism. They come from the same sources. Tragically, we are not predisposed to address their causes for the same reasons we ignore the causes of social injustice. Ultimately it forces us to remedy our own failings toward others, and we do not like being called on to do that. Instead, our militaristic attitude towards both crime and terrorism as history shows us, only makes them worse.
POSTED ON: July 12, 2016, 1:25 pm BY Ross Bishop

Gun Violence

The facts are that wherever guns have been banned the number of homicides and suicides drop markedly. Where guns are legal, homicide and suicide rates are higher – a lot higher, supporting the premise that although guns do not kill people, they do make it a great deal easier.
POSTED ON: June 15, 2016, 10:50 am BY Ross Bishop