What’s your opiate level? Why aren’t we measuring the level of available opiates when we get our physicals?
What’s the concept here? The concept is that if we don’t do that, we’re all going to end up on antidepressants and anxiety meds. I’m doing this show because I’m overwhelmed by the number of people coming in on these meds. Because the day Huxley predicted has come–the way we process our emotional world is through the filter of prescription drugs. We’re an experiment for pharmaceutical engineers who want to play dice with our lives.
When you’re at the crisis of your life–the heavy stuff that happens–you can make a case for meds, and it’s not a bad choice. When you’re going off the deep end, when you just can’t function–who’s going to argue the stuff?
Our process comes down to two choices–you take the drug or you look to the holistic model. Almost invariably in these crises, people take the bullet, they go on the drug.
Why are more people are going on meds? One reason is the disappearance of the eco-system. What do you think happens to you as we lay down more concrete and mow down more trees? That tree regulated you. How many of you grew up in a place filled with grass and trees and nature? And now, when you go back to that neighborhood, everything’s gone?
How does this translate into therapy? If you or family members are on meds and trying to get off, get out of this toxic dumpsite. This is why I call this show “Radical.” Holistic medicine has solutions that are lies. They have first-base approaches. I’ve supervised people through dozens of different types of holistic solutions–IV’s, for example. And these solutions don’t work. Against this rising tide of anxiety and depression, what can we do radically speaking–radical within the realm of feasible?
You know what’s radical–if you or your kids are on drugs and you want out–put psychological health on the A List. Treat it like your rent. Do the things you gotta do.
One of the radical things you can put on the A List is diving into cold water. There’s a million people saying no, no, no–you could drown! A shark could eat you! You see, anything that can give you life, can give you death. Do it under supervision, with intelligence, with a group.
I just came from the ocean, and no one is in it! Where are all the 70 and 80 year olds? Why aren’t they out there paddleboarding? The institutions want you to sit there and rot. They give you a hundred reasons you could fail when you try to do something for your health.
Here’s another idea. Move. Pick up and move! Move to where the terrain will allow you to connect to what makes your OWN chemicals. You have the ability to make those chemicals. If you live in America, you’re a transplant. Most people didn’t start here in LA., in a dry, hot climate. Maybe the last 30,000 years of your heritage didn’t live like that. Maybe you lived on the coast of Sweden, in the jungle, on an island. Don’t you think that would impact you?
Get your rear end out of where you live if it doesn’t “match” how you evolved. And now they’re trying to hogwash you and tell you your depression is in your genetics. All I ask is for you to listen, and then do something.
Here’s another idea. Get some sort of a health practice that gives you as much bliss as falling in love. Get a health practice that gives you that feeling. It could be yoga. The water. Mountains. Do not call it a hobby. Flush your hobbies down the toilet. Get a health practice. Unless your hobby gives you enough endorphin to shift your physiology and keep you out of anxiety and off those drugs–then keep doing it! But most people I see have these little diddly-squat hobbies that don’t do anything. Find a health practice that you do regularly that brings your endorphins to the moon.
Here’s another one. Make sleep ROYAL. Sleep on the earth. Carve out a piece of your backyard and throw down a yurt or a teepee. Or go camping. Get away from radiation. Your average city is a dome of radiation. What used to be a dome of smog is now a dome of electromagnetics.
Look at things they way they are, and find solutions. That’s what I call optimism–finding solutions and not sweeping problems under the rug.