by Mr. Augie
There is a little talk about adding lithium to the public water supplies and it sounds to me just like another fluoride scheme. Although it may reduce rapes and suicides as studies show, I am more concerned what lithium water would do to the other 99.99 percent. Judas Priest, if someone needs lithium then a doctor should give them some—rather than drugging us all to get it to those who need it.
It would not be the first time when certain stimuli are given by authorities to change the behavior of and calm the masses—as in television signals. But adding lithium to public drinking water could be another social planners dream to reach the Utopian society, an Alice’s Wonderland. Controlling behaviors through chemical means would amount to another psychological experiment and may have one big adverse reaction like fluoridation. In fact, it may even react with the fluoride ions as it does with trace metals.
“They” would not be adding pharmaceutical-grade lithium mind you. I imagine it would be like the partially processed magic metal mined from the huge lithium deposits in the now U.S.-controlled Afghanistan—perhaps contaminated with other substances. (Some say it is bound for China to make batteries.)
I found it a bit humorous to read about this because my son’s doctor was so against using a natural lithium supplement as being too dangerous instead of the prescription lithium. And then I stumbled upon the article above about natural lithium waters and the wild idea of another “safe and effective” mass medication without informed consent. There are lithium waters and springs in Oregon and Texas and in other places in the world—people say it calms them down.
About five years ago I had looked into the use of Lithium as a mood stabilizer. It is the first or second compound of choice of psychiatrists as a prescription in the treatment of bipolar disorder (manic-depression) and requires frequent blood analyses and return doctor visits. At the time I discussed this with the doctor my idea of using the natural element in an over-the-counter preparation was quickly poo-pood as dangerous.
“But . . . lithium is lithium!” I said. She went on to say how dangerous it was unless it was by her script and with monitoring and analysis. I didn’t know it at the time but naturally-occurring Lithium waters are used for therapeutic purposes in the U.S and abroad. Lithium was even added to 7-Up until 1948—and lithium-based patent medicines were available in the late 1800s.
There are lithium supplements to be found at the health food store. A particular type called lithium orotate is said to be superior than the “controlled drug” called lithium carbonate. But you can also get over-the-counter lithium carbonate. It is also said the lithium orotate is much safer since you need so little of it compared to the prescription “drug”. One brand of the lithium orotate is produced under the auspices of the doctor who researched the effectiveness. But there are other brands, too. Lithium in general is effective in about 70% of bipolar cases with very few side effects.
From what I can tell at this point, a natural lithium supplement may be the preferred-choice to try for those with bi-polar, mood swings, depression, impulsivity and those quick to anger if you are not yet on a medication. A good exercise routine, a nutrient-rich diet, good sleep habits can work wonders. Anyone should get their Vitamin D3 checked and get on cod liver oil or D3 drops whether depression is a problem or not, because it builds immunity—especially against colds and flus.
If you are on the lithium script or the Depakote, Lamactil or other bipolar treatment, ask your doctor if the lithium supplement is right for you, but you will be lucky if she is willing to slowly down-dose you on the drug. She will likely say, “It’s just too dangerous.”