Relishing

Isn’t it comforting to know that government dickheads always have our backs here in the States, being especially dedicated to our health and well-being?

Yes, it is…if you relish shitf**kery:

Thousands of Americans die every year from taking prescription drugs, and millions more are hospitalized. This isn’t an aberration; it is a feature of a crony medical system in which the agency that is supposed to evaluate and approve drugs is beholden to the pharmaceutical industry. ANH is launching a campaign to remove cronyism from the drug approval process and require transparency on drug labels when a drug is newly approved. We’re also launching a legal initiative to help get dangerous drugs off the market. Go to our Legal Center to see how you can get involved.

The FDA is required to routinely monitor and analyze FAERS and publish quarterly reports on new safety information and potential risks they uncover, but this process is slow and does not meaningfully keep patients in the loop. Consider Uloric, a gout medication approved in 2009 that is currently facing a number of lawsuits after studies have shown the drug can cause serious heart problems. The FDA first noticed an issue in 2011, when the agency’s post-market surveillance analysis added an additional side effect to the drug’s label. It wasn’t until 2019, however, that the FDA added a black box warning to Uloric for increased risk of death; that is, ten years after the drug is approved, the FDA warns us of serious, life-threatening risks with the drug. Something is seriously wrong here. – viahealthimpactnews.com

 

Tis proper f**kery, Amy!

Visiting Dad today, in the skilled nursing facility he resides in, due to the ongoing 24/47 care he needs from suffering from Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson’s – dear Mum was also there in the room, TV on, her attention riveted to clowns, jokesters, vermin, criminals, shysters…you know, the general run-of-the-mill psychopaths jawing about at the circus impeachment hearings – psychopaths that regular folk continue to elect into office, due, in part, to apathy, laziness, and a unexplainable willingness to believe in uttered horseshit over and over and over again.

Dear Mum is 86 years old, and you never, ever utter a word that might upset her apple cart. It is what it is, and so, you breathe deeply, possibly leave the room for a spell, left to wonder why in the hell are you here, living in this matrix, while your dear Mum continues to choose to swallow buckets of bat guano. Ah, life in the hologram.

But there are gifts that the “heavenlies” gifted to humankind, gifts that the vermin of the era hope to God and sunny Jesus, that ordinary folk never have a notion of.

Gifts that allow us to keep our cool and wits about us, as nutjobs in all forms, seek to deep-six whatever remaining sanity we have left.

Skullcap is a comforting herb. It is traditionally used to alleviate tension and anxiety.

scutellaria_elliptica_-_hairy_skullcap_2From Herbs2000.com

“the ability of skullcap to control and rectify nervous irregularities makes it one of the most effective remedies for tension and anxiety that leads to muscular contractions.”

Skullcap is also believed to lower blood pressure and cholesterol.

The skullcap plant is native to North America. Native Americans had such high regard for the plant that they believed in its use for stomach ailments, rabies, and even schizophrenia.  Skullcap comes in two different forms, Chinese and American. The Chinese form of the plant is used primarily for teas, with the American form being used for more medicinal purposes.

Skullcap is typically mixed with Valerian for sleep disorders. We here at the Asylum mix it, in tincture form, with Kava.  It is quite amazing how it calms the mind, allowing us to deal with about any of the everyday insanity.

From Mountain Rose Herbs, where we purchase skullcap:

Traditionally taken as a tea or tincture; can be used in capsule form. For a mild sedative, combine equal parts skullcap, hops and valerian root. This can be taken as a tea or tincture three times daily and a half hour before retiring. 15-20 drops of skullcap tincture taken every hour or two can lessen the severity of drug or alcohol withdrawal symptoms.

As of this writing, it doesn’t appear that God, the Creator, the Universe, who or whatever that brought this land into form, giving us all that we might need for our health and sustainability, is going to come along and squelch the madness we face each day.

Having skullcap on hand seems a prudent thing to do to keep our wits about us – along with listening to a lot of Baroque music.

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Tonight’s musical offering:

Handel: Messiah – “For Unto Us a Child is Born” –  Sir Colin Davis, Tenebrae – London Symphony Orchestra

 

Or, if you prefer a more somewhat up-to-date of the ‘what the f**k is this’ –  the ‘old man’ from “A Christmas Story” sums it up handily – “he looks like a pink nightmare”…

Or groove to none of this, cast aside all of it, but maybe reserve a bit of your inner heart and soul to dig the following:

25 or 6 to 4 – Chicago (Leonid & Friends сover)

Disclaimer:

The content provided here is for informational purposes only and should not be used in place of the advice of a healthcare professional. Always consult a doctor or your trusted health guru if you have health concerns

Photo (front page) by Martin Lostak on Unsplash

Photo credit:  By Fritzflohrreynolds (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

 

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