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A holistic route to freedom
on July 24, 2011
This book's site, The Road Back, offers a plethora of favorable reviews from those who've used this book to ease off psycho-active drugs and into a wellspring of new health. Ditto for a web search of the book's title. It's thus suspicious to me that neither reviewer, of the two reviews present as I write this, has created any other Amazon reviews. Moreover, neither reviewer has put forth authentic critique or content analysis. One of these two was asked by a reader for follow-up experiences in using the book's approach, but has never checked back in.
To me, these reviews are meaningless, and I urge you to look past them. Because these two reviewers haven't been motivated to write feedback on any other Amazon product, I wonder if the submissions are the work of Big Pharma. Perhaps they are efforts to dissuade readers from considering this approach, an approach that uses research to question the use of some of their biggest profit makers, while also providing the basis for all-natural alternatives. Of course, I'm not saying that no authentic critique of this approach exists, but it isn't present here. At any rate, the approach is self-critical (which the author notes), meaning that it is continually evolving and self-correcting, so as to produce even better results.
Despite Big Pharma's inviting ads, taking psychoactive drugs is hardly one's best possible choice when facing difficulties (far from it!). Moreover, this option has consequences which are often kept from the limelight. As for your doctor, he/she is visited regularly by Big Pharma sales rep's, but most definitely is not called upon regularly by those who've benefited from this approach. Think about that before you fold under the pressure of entities which put profit above everything else. I have personally experienced that being off Big Pharma products produces far better long-term health than being on them. I don't mention this to my physician anymore, however, because he tends to look me at like I don't know what I'm talking about.
This book's site (The Road Back) permits the reading of all the chapters on line, because the book is part of a non-profit effort. Though I no longer take anti-depressants, I'm reading this book to be able to recommend to two people close to me. Going off a mood-altering drug can feel scary, especially since psychoactive drugs tend to hide true conditions, while creating their own side effects. Informed support for that task really helps, and this book provides it.
In my case, after learning about the hidden health costs of being on an anti-depressant, I took myself off cold-turkey, and didn't enjoy the withdrawal period. (The book offers research to verify the dangers I'd discovered.) I just wanted the drugs out of me, however, and as soon as possible. Had I known of a program like this, I'd have appreciated being taught how to use all-natural supplements to balance the system during the withdrawal process, while also making up for nutrient loss from ingesting such medications. This book wasn't available back then, however.
Please consider the book on its own merits (and not on the basis of a couple of questionable, no-content reviews). Use the Amazon feature which permits browsing inside the book to get a sense of the science behind this holistic health-embracing approach. I'll close with summary remarks from the author:
"AFTER ELEVEN YEARS of research, assisting tens of thousands of people to get off their psychoactive medication, this book is the final and closing chapter of the development of The Road Back Program. Not to say there will not be future advancements in this program, but the needed foundation for a psychoactive withdrawal program and health program is now firmly in place. The success rate of people now using this program is higher than ever imagined, the basic causes of drug withdrawal symptoms and the human health decline have now been discovered, and the solution is backed by scientific evidence.
The program is simple, effective, and extremely powerful: when applied correctly. You too can have resounding success in getting off the medication and getting your life back. Based on extensive research, specific "nutrients" have been formulated for this program. Their use, in conjunction with the full and complete program, have resulted in an estimated 98% success rate of people getting off psychoactive medication, while also enormously reducing the potential and feared side effects from withdrawal.
What unwanted feelings come from you and what feelings do the medication generate? The program separates these confusing symptoms, and once this separation occurs, the real you will emerge."
(from James Harper, author)