Thursday, October 30, 2014

Getting A deeper Revelation Of Grace

2Ti 2:1  Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.


2 Timothy 2:1

Therefore (οὖν)

In view of what has been said in the previous chapter.

Be strong (ἐνδυναμοῦ)

In Paul, Rom_4:20; Eph_6:10; Phi_4:13. Lit. be strengthened inwardly.

In the grace (ἐν τῇ χάριτι)

Grace is the inward source of strength. Comp. the association of grace and strength in 2Co_12:9.

2Co 12:9  And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.


2 Timothy 2:1

Be strong in the grace - Though the genuine import of the word grace is favor, yet it often implies an active principle communicated from God; light directing how to act, and power enabling to act according to the light.


2 Timothy 2:1

Thou therefore - In view of the fact stated in the previous chapter, that many had turned away from the apostle, and had forsaken the paths of truth.

Be strong in the grace which is in Christ Jesus; - compare the notes at Eph_6:10. The meaning is, Be strong, relying on the grace which the Lord Jesus only can impart.


Thou therefore — following my example (2Ti_1:8, 2Ti_1:12), and that of ONESIPHORUS (2Ti_1:16-18), and shunning that of those who forsook me (2Ti_1:15).

My son — Children ought to imitate their father.

Be strong — literally, “be invested with power.” Have power, and show thyself to have it; implying an abiding state of power.

In the grace — the element IN which the believer’s strength has place. Compare 2Ti_1:7, “God hath given us the spirit of power.”


2 Timothy 2:1

Thou therefore, my son,.... The illative particle, "therefore", shows the connection between this and the preceding chapter; the appellation, "thou, my son", expresses the apostle's tender affection for Timothy, and is the rather used to engage his attention to the advice he was about to give him; which is, that since he had received the true grace of God, and unfeigned faith dwelt in him; and since he had such gifts, qualifying him for the work of the ministry; and since so good a thing as the glorious Gospel of the blessed God was committed to his trust; and since there were so many who had departed from it, and so few that abode by it, he would have him

be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus; by which may be meant either the free favour and love of God in Christ, Rom_8:39 which is in itself always strong, immovable, and unalterable; and is the strength and security of the saints, though they have not always the same strong believing views of it; and to be strong in it, is to be rooted and grounded in it, and to have a strong sense and firm persuasion of interest in it, and that nothing can separate from it: or else the Gospel, which is a declaration of grace, and is in Christ, and comes by him; and to be strong in it, is to preach it boldly, to defend it bravely, and courageously oppose every error and heresy, and every abettor thereof; and it also becomes every private believer to hold it fast, stand fast in it, abide by it, and earnestly contend for it; and so the phrase may stand opposed to תקיף באוריתא, or גבר, "one strong in the law", which is so often used by the Jews (d): or rather by grace is meant the fullness of grace which is in Christ, for the supply of his people; for in that grace which is in him, and not in that which is in themselves, should their dependence be.

 It is very agreeable to be strong in grace received, in point of exercise, but not in point of contentment; so as to rest satisfied with the present measure of it, without growing in it, and going on to perfection; and much less in point of consolation, so as to derive peace and comfort from it; and still less in point of trust and confidence in it; for it is but a creature, though a very glorious one, being the workmanship of God, and very variable as to its exercise, and as yet imperfect; and not that, but the object of it, is to be trusted in: though indeed a person's enjoyment of everlasting glory and happiness may be strongly concluded from the work of grace which is begun in him; that being an immortal seed, and a well of living water springing up into eternal life; and with which glory is inseparably connected.

But grace in Christ is what believers should always have recourse unto, and exercise faith on; and not only believe that there is such a fullness of grace in Christ, which they have both heard of and seen, and which they know is laid up for them, and given to them, and is sufficient for them; but they should go forth out of themselves unto it, and draw water with joy out of the full wells of salvation in Christ: and this grace is of a strengthening nature, both to ministers of the word, to enable them to fulfill their ministry, to bear reproaches, afflictions, and persecution for the Gospel, and the infirmities of weak brethren; and to private believers, to strengthen them against every corruption, temptation, and snare, to exercise every grace, and discharge every branch of duty.

The meaning of Grace Webster’s dictionary old edition.

 Appropriately, the free unmerited love and favor of God, the spring and source of all the benefits men receive from him.

And if by grace, then it is no more of works. Rom 11.

 Favorable influence of God; divine influence or the influence of the spirit, in renewing the heart and restraining from sin.

My grace is sufficient for thee. 2 Cor 12.

 The application of Christ's righteousness to the sinner.

Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound. Rom 5.

Spiritual instruction, improvement and edification. Eph 4:29.

Apostleship, or the qualifications of an apostle. Eph 3:8.

Favor; mercy; pardon

There are more definitions, but this will suffice to make my point about GRACE. We have all learned of it, we all know the basic def. is unmerited favor, but as we see what grace means it is much deeper than that. It had to be a quality for an Apostle, it is a instructor, it is grace to others, from grace we have received, the strength of grace as we read the verses, I want to narrow this teaching down to the Strength of Grace.

We see the verse quoted in most of the commentaries and in Webster’s def. the verse.

2Co 12:9  And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Paul learned this lesson well and that is why he is now telling Timothy be strong in grace. It is unmerited favor it is from our lord; it is a way to achieve strength, power, confidence, in our lord, Grace. What a powerful word, what a powerful attribute of our lord, grace, seems simple enough, but as you see it may be a tad more than you have studied and learned. Grace is so deep, it is said so often, we start to make light of grace, we say grace before we eat, in the gospel message we hear of grace, but grace is much more than a word used every day. When something is said and used every day, the mind tends to not focus on what is being said, what is meant. Tradition is good, if it is from the bible, but tradition no matter how good can become stale, if we do not go deeper into the root of it. Grace is a word that must be fully understood.

In the O.T. the word says say Grace, Grace to the mountains, this is powerful, saying the word grace to the lords creation. While the earth groans in the birth pains, let us yell grace, grace to the mountains, let us apply grace in all out works, or they are dead, law vrs. Grace. Jesus fulfilled the law, we are in the dispensation of the grace covenant, Jesus blood does what the law could never do, it is opposite of the law, the law is the tutor, teacher to show us how no one could ever attain a proper standing with the lord, the blood of animals could not do it.

Jesus and the rich man, the rich man said I have observed all the laws fro my youth, Jesus said, sell all you have and give it to the poor, we all know the end of that story, the rich man walked away, Grace vrs. the N.T. Grace Law. The N.T. is to be accomplished only by grace, but there are rules, and we must run in grace and strive to walk in the way of the N.T. law,.

2Ti 2:5  And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.

Law, the N.T. is there a problem in this a contradiction, NO lets take a look at that verse.


2 Timothy 2:5

And if a man also strive for masteries,.... In the Olympic games, by running, wrestling, leaping, &c.

yet is he not crowned; with a corruptible, fading crown, a crown made of herbs and leaves of trees, as parsley, laurel, &c.

except he strive lawfully; according to the laws and rules fixed for those exercises; so no man that calls himself a Christian, minister, or any other, can expect the crown of life, the prize of the high calling of God, except he runs the race set before him, in the right way; looking to Christ, the mark, pressing through all difficulties, towards the prize, and holds on and out unto the end.

2 Timothy 2:5

If a man also strive for masteries - Εαν δε και αθλῃ τις· If a man contend in the public games - the Olympic or Isthmian games among the Greeks, so often alluded to and particularly explained in the notes on 1Co_9:24-26, to which the reader is referred for a full illustration of this verse.

Is he not crowned - Though he may have conquered, except he strive lawfully - unless he enter according to the rules of the athlete, and act as these direct. No man, however zealous he may have been, is to expect the Well done, good and faithful servant, from Jesus Christ, unless he have labored in the word and doctrine, preached the truth as it is in Jesus, and built up the Church upon Him who is its only Foundation.

You think the N.T. call to holiness is easy, Jesus said if you hate someone your a murder, look at a women with lust your an adulterer, this seems imposable, that’s the key, it is, in comes grace, the blood and the enabling power of The holy Spirit. We can say, ‘I will do enough just to make it into heaven’, and many will, those who want to strive for masteries, go the full way, full denial of self, it is as the commentaries said, like an athlete, it takes putting to death the deeds of the flesh. We are promised we have been given all from the lord to live out a holy life, but only if we use the tools, and one of the tools is the strength form a deep insight and revelation of Grace.

1Pe 1:15  But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;

1Pe 1:16  Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

1Pe 1:17  And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:

1Pe 4:1  Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;

1Pe 4:12  Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:

1Pe 4:13  But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

Do you see why I always write and preach that the N.T. is a blood covenant of suffering, it is in the word.

2Pe 1:3  According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

There it is, the bible fact we can if we choose to strive for the masteries, we can live a holy life if we choose to, we have been given everything.

The word will never tell us something we should do and can do, if we were not given grace strength to do it that is striving lawfully, according to the rules. If the word says be ye holy, that means we can be holy, the word will never say we must live the Christian life if it were not a possibility I am not talking about perfection, but on going sanctification, by the strength of Grace, now I hope you never look at that word Grace the same again and understand we must strive lawfully, according to the rules, and we have been enabled to live it, if we choose to do so.

And The X On The Back Of The True Christian Keeps Getting Bigger, -And A Short Prophecy

1Jn 2:18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

1Jn 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

I have been going through things harder and no time in between events, situations, needs, attacks, and such. I have read a couple emails from some Good brothers in the lord, had a long talk on the phone with a dear friend in the lord Zack, It seems all I talk to, are saying the same trials by fire seem to be hitting harder than ever. I, and you reader are not alone.

The lord spoke clearly to me concerning this last year, the spirit said, " A great attack was coming against the remnant, but at the same time a mighty outpouring of the Holy Spirit, on His holy Bride"

This has happened to us, just as we were for told, a year later, now I am hearing from others going into the battle for their life.

I was thinking on this, the lord plainly said, and this is not a rocket science insight, or revelation, it is simple, and anyone can understand it.

The lord said," My Remnant bride grows smaller every day, and because of this, the ones who are still faithful in me, my word, my will, they stand out more, the once holy crowd is being sifted and separated, I see, I know, who are mine, the enemy sees and knows those who are mine as well, and it is a mark, this holy X that grows bigger every day, it is your assurance, no matter what you go through, it is also your covering, as I use my Holy Spirit and Angels on your behalf, and so, this is why my Spirit is falling in greater grace, as it is now needed by my holy remnant bride that has that holy X that grows bigger everyday, do not fear, put on my holy Armour, put on me, stand by faith do not give up, and do not compromise, the X will get bigger, the attacks will become stronger, but greater is he who is in you, than he who is in the world."

Our text in 1 Jn clearly teaches this spirit of Antichrist is already at work in this dark world. It was than, it is now, we are the generation of the last day remnant, and we will encounter now the same things our lord did while he was on Earth, more demoniac s, more everything. The devil knows your name. I posted a video sermon a while back, called, " Does The Enemy Know Your Name", or Does the Devil Know Your Name" ?

It spoke about , how in Acts, these Jewish men tried casting out demons from a man, in the name of Jesus, but were not Christians. The devil said Paul I know and Peter I know, but who are you? That is the case, and the demons tore these false Christian copy cats, playing with the name and authority of Christ to shreds. They paid the price, they were not known, they did not have a big X on their back, but Paul did, Peter, others, Jesus the biggest. The devil knows your name, this is what is going on, and why we are being attacked, it will not stop, it will become much more hard in the days coming.

We are being trained, as I often say, To contend with the horsemen, we are in training. When you train in some target sports you have an X on the target, but guess what, we have Armour to take that flaming dart out, and put the flame out. This is not saying we will not be buffeted, go through hell on earth, and bad things, but it means we are the over-comers, that have not been overcome with compromise.

So, stand firm in the faith, pray, study, seek the lord, stand on his word, and be a spiritual over comer , we win, we already have, and the Devil hates this, and knows his time is short, our time, if we remain eternal, amen.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ever Wonder What Verse Some Prophecy Teachers Use To Say America Is In Prophecy?-And A Prophecy Teaching On Daniels Four Beasts

I have heard this more than once, also the islands, meaning far away places, the remote Island, true that could include America, why not. But a lot of places, in Revelations we read of an Island that sinks and is on Fire, Japan, Hawaii are at the top, maybe Iceland, all are the uttermost islands, but this speaks of any place far from the middle East.

The one verse these teachers us, and boy, its a shot in the dark at best is this one verse.

Dan 7:4 The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it.

They say, the Lion is England, it is symbolic of ancient Europe all over esp .England, OK. The Eagles Wings that were on England’s back were taken off, our 1776 Independence from England, that is the theory. That is it. Who else had an Eagle as the symbol? Rome, Germany under Hitler, others.

The other beasts in Daniel, are said to be and may well be.

Dan 7:5 And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.

The Bear is Russia

Dan 7:6 After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.

Leopard is the Orient, Kings of East

Dan 7:7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.

Dan 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.

Dan 7:9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.

Vrs 8 of the forth beast, is without doubt the kingdom of the Antichrist as it says the horn, eyes like a man speaking great things, we read of this in Revelations. The 4 Kingdoms, or if you believe the Eagles wings that separated from the Lion- Britain is America, 5 Kingdoms 4 beasts. Look, England was not the first Kingdom.

Interesting concept, could make sense, the rest do fit, all fit, the Lion, the Bear, the leopard, the beast with a horn of eyes speaking great things, meaning blasphemies.

We do get Daniels 70 weeks, the last week the seven year tribulation from this. Dispensation, and true, 3.5 years and another 3.5 years, the last 3.5 years is when the man has a mortal wound , rises up after three days, like Christ thus Antichrist, his trinity, False Prophet, Beast and antichrist. He breaks the seven year treaty with Israel puts a stop to the sacrifice, institutes the mark of the beast, stands in the lit. Temple , gives power to the beast to speak, and the antichrist declares he is God, all other regions are attempted to be abolished, than the holy know what hits the fan.

This is why I always say the true antichrist is a Jew, he must prove his linage to be accepted as Messiah by the Jews. Not an European leader like the movie's, 'left behind'. The word anti, means in context, the same exact, but not anything like Christ, Anti-CHRIST, Christ Messiah was a Jew, the Antichrist is dead three days and rises as the now 100% possessed by Satan, man of perdition, The un- holy trinity , explained, he goes to much trouble , the Devil to copy cat messiah in all ways, thus he would not over look the Messiah must be from the lineage of King David the tribe of Judah, but a lucifarian no matter, a Hebrew not, a Holy Jew, an UN-holy copy cat.

This is why America, NY. Ny to be exact, is not N.T. Babylon, but a very close type indeed. N.T. Babylon is Rome, know your bible and history. The great Colosseum where so many Christians were killed, and Prophets. No Prophets killed in America...Yet, but when this Persecution happens it will no longer be America, part of a Union, a different place 100%.

So we could argue all day on Bible prophecy I agree, this is my take on it anyway, it was my main study most of my life.

The true body of Christ, bible believing, born again, God fearing, Humble Saint, the remnant must come together. Like it or not, very soon we will not have any choice, so lets try today.

You know the old Joke, 'you can chose your friends but your stuck with your relatives', so my true brothers and sisters, if we remain faithful, we will be together in Glory for eternity, so why not start and get along at the least now.

I Cor 13 Love is the greatest, it keeps us one. Not ecumenical, but look, there are no separations in heaven, no place separated for Baptists and Pentecostal, non denominational, we will, if we remain be in heaven for ever.

In these days, I find Prophecy study no longer moves me as it once did, why? we are living in Prophecy now, we are there, such times call for Preaching Jesus Christ, preach, teach, talk about Jesus and the lords Glory, you can not go wrong, all bible, just all bible, now amen.

In advance – October 29, 2014-Word in Due Time

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

In advance – October 29, 2014

My children, do not be anxious, but put all your hope and trust in Me. I will reveal things to you in advance, according to My plan and purpose. You will not be in darkness. I am the Light of the world. I do not fail. I know the end from the beginning that is why I know all things in advance. I am not limited or restricted by anyone or anything. I do as I wish. I am in full control. I am Lord, King and Master, although many do not acknowledge Me for who I really am and for what I am able to do. I do not change. I am who I am, The Almighty.
You are in perilous times but I will in advance warn My children and make My plan and purpose known to them. Be attentive to My Spirit, yield, listen and be obedient and do not resist or grieve My Spirit like so many do. Only those who obey Me, who follow My guidance and leading will be safe and under My protection. Be safe, follow Me, I go ahead of you.

Your enemies are also My enemies. I will repay, vengeance is Mine. Be vigilant, watch and pray because the enemy will try his utmost to lure you away from Me and My Kingdom. In advance, I warn, put on My full armor every day so that you will be able to stand against all the wiles of the devil. Do not fall prey to him, give him no foothold, but resist him and he will flee. He knows his time is running out that is why he is seeking whom he can destroy. Do not become his victim. Be faithful to Me and My Kingdom until the end. There are many deceivers, I warn you in advance, take heed, let no one deceive you and take your crown.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

WE ARE NOT IN THE TRIBULATION NOW And A Discernment Test- Also PT 2. On So Called Watchmen Like Steve Quayle

I have had it with all these who are teaching we are already in the tribulation.

 I posted concerning the role of a N.T. Watchmen, I said what a watchmen was, and is to do. I also said all theses current so called watchmen, all, use non bible sources, and all say we are in the tribulation right now, only  one or two, believe in a rapture so they do not believe we are in the tribulation as 90% of the others do.

I mentioned the worldwide strange sounds anyone can hear on YT, and many say these are the trumpets of the seven-year tribulation. The most popular, well-known so-called whatchman Steve Quayle uses more non-bible martial, like the book of Enoch and his Giants and star gate doctrine. I heard this very popular, considered number 1. main person and started the whole current so called watchmen ministry and, or call. He said we are already in the bible period of the bowls of wrath being poured out, holy cow.

This fear monger scares the heck out of people, he also twists the bible, I have heard him speak hundreds of times, up until one month ago at a watchmans conference, only after this, has he stopped saying what he has been saying 40 plus years. On every interview, every radio show, coast to coast, (where he belongs) lol. This so-called watchmen speaks a lot of truth, but uses to support his theories pagan sources and esp. the book of Enoch. He always, and I mean always twists one particular verse. For the last month Steve has been keeping most of what he has said on broadcasts, true and simple, that is a good thing.

I just heard a while ago, right after he started to sound as if maybe he changed a whole show of the zombie plague that will be an actual thing sprayed on us to make mankind all zombies, and he used a very odd verse for it.

 Spray what they will we have the helmet of salvation and we will not be against our will or the lord’s divine protection become infected with a real zombie virus.

 In the same show he talked of there being 72 gates, portals, star gates on earth and man is , according to Revelations unleashing these fallen angles of power, read the true story, an angle from heaven, not man, comes down to the river Euphrates and unleashes three demons, that is the lords doing, unlocking the strong angles in the river, not man, he says man is doing it and has already done it, 100% non scriptural.

He said a inside Intel told him when they powered up C.E.R.N. a portal opened and these eye witnesses said they were scared to death as they saw on the other side of this portal, star gate evil creatures. C.E.R.N. is not a good thing, but again hear say, and the portal has been opened and there are 72 of these star gates that man has created to let loose the demons on us, what can I say, if you believe this stuff , I pray for you.

 I was sad to listen to him go right back to his bizarre and very poor bible exposition on these events, and why? To scare you to death, I smell a true sy-op like Alex Jones, these all sell gold, silver, food, books, hay if we are In the near end of the tribulation why are they still sealing stuff? Ask yourself that, its all about the money and using sources in the Intel word to tell the world via the internet, what they want to be told and it is all fear, so this is not of the lord

Please note; what a zombie is, it is traced to Voodoo, the queen bee, would give her servants a drug that made them sort of mindless than sent out to the field at night to harvest her crops, this is historical fact and what a zombie is, a zombie is not one who eats human flesh, do the research, this is cannibalism and demon possession, not a true zombie, look up on wiki pedia Voodoo, and see what a zombie is, they did not eat flesh, but were workers to work the crops. The zombie thing is from movies and are indeed not zombies as said, but demon possessed cannibals. Truth and a fact, look for yourself.

As in the days of Noah, he always stops in mid verse, and goes right into the book of Enoch and says we will all be devoured by Giants and unless the days be cut short, do to these monsters no flesh would survive. Do you see what I mean, my burden, my soul cries out, so many are being deceived by him and others? This is how false teaching is done, let us break this down - A discernment teaching and test

1. Start with a verse, or part of a verse, or part of a Chapter, a bible truth, but not given in context.

2. Uses Pagan writing, prophecies from non Christian sources, and the book of Enoch, or the ultra pagan book called 'the book Of Giants' Google that one and see its source, it will  blow your mind, also the Hopi Indian Revelations, the lord bless the precious true native Americans, they were given a raw deal. But they worship the creation and not the creator, Pagan worship of all living spirits, the sun the moon etc. next they use Intel from top secret sources, and code names for high Intel , like four star Generals, sources only known to them, and in the inner circle of what’s really going on. The Book Of Jubilees, ever read that? Intensely into dreams, visions and prophecy and place them equal with the bible. A lot of fear, fear, fear and no solution but were all dead, real edifying, this promotes the NWO agenda to spread fear, and the devil uses fear, to put you in a hopeless state so you will want to die or just toss in the towel, so the effect is not of our lord at all.

3. Back to other verses, and it repeats over and over, never in context and more on non biblical, pagan writings, a verse, or in this example half of a verse, than in come the Book of Enoch and all flesh killed by Giants, they are said by Intel deep in a cave in N.Mexico there are hives of these giants is stasis, waiting to be let go.

4. In this example we read the half verse used, and than to Enoch. Discernment test folks ready.

Read post on False book of Enoch,;postID=9168234131256842567

Jesus said, as in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the last days ( They end there and to Enoch they go) Jesus in the same verse said what, as in the days of Noah, what is taking place? Eating, drinking, marring, given in marriage and than comes sudden destruction.

 I called this so called whatman out on this and posted why do you always quote just half of the verse and go to Enoch, if your correct and all flesh is eaten alive by these giants, how is it JESUS said, not Enoch that there would be eating and drinking, marriages? understand now, do you see how these wolves in sheep’s clothing twist the word and interject pagan doctrine to scare you to  death? No mention of Being eaten by Giants, but men eating, drinking and marrying, this is what was going on in the days of Noah and this is what Jesus said, what Jesus says he means.

Next, I am speechless to hear so many so called watchmen all say we are well into the tribulation, how can this be, seal one has not been opened yet, seal one starts the tribulation and is the coming of the antichrist, where is the antichrist, the seven year peace treaty, the Temple?

 Many say the Anti Christ is not a person, but a system, like the NWO, and they say the temple is not a literal temple, I also wrote on that and posted a video teaching on this.

 Now this is no new orthodox theology I am writing about, It was recorded in the Anti-Nicene Father in 200A.D, just before 200A.D some of this orthodox bible prophecy was clearly understood by the Apostle Johns Disciples. Look at what this portion of the anti-Nicene Father Iranaeus said around 200A.D. Remember, he was the disciple of Clement and polycarp, who were direct disciples of the Apostle John, the one who was given the book of Revelations by the lord, so I think the verbal teachings and truths they learned far out weigh these current false teachers and false wtachmen and prophecy teachers.

Chap. XXV. — The Fraud, Pride, and Tyrannical Kingdom of Antichrist, as Described by Daniel and Paul.

1. And not only by the particulars already mentioned, but also by means of the events which shall occur in the time of Antichrist is it shown that he, being an apostate and a robber, is anxious to be adored as God; and that, although a mere slave, he wishes himself to be proclaimed as a king.

For he (Antichrist) being endued with all the power of the devil, shall come, not as a righteous king, nor as a legitimate king, [i.e., one] in subjection to God, but an impious, unjust, and lawless one; as an apostate, iniquitous and murderous; as a robber, concentrating in himself [all] satanic apostasy, and setting aside idols to persuade [men] that he himself is God, raising up himself as the only idol, having in himself the multifarious errors of the other idols.

This he does, in order that they who do [now] worship the devil by means of many abominations, may serve himself by this one idol, of whom the apostle thus speaks in the second Epistle to the Thessalonians: “Unless there shall come a failing away first, and the man of sin shall be revealed, the son of perdition, who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself as if he were God.” The apostle therefore clearly points out his apostasy, and that he is lifted up above all that is called God, or that is worshipped — that is, above every idol — for these are indeed so called by men, but are not [really] gods; and that he will endeavour in a tyrannical manner to set himself forth as God.

2. Moreover, he (the apostle) has also pointed out this which I have shown in many ways, that the temple in Jerusalem was made by the direction of the true God. For the apostle himself, speaking in his own person, distinctly called it the temple of God.

 Now I have shown in the third book, that no one is termed God by the apostles when speaking for themselves, except Him who truly is God, the Father of our Lord, by whose directions the temple which is at Jerusalem was constructed for those purposes which I have already mentioned; in which [temple] the enemy shall sit, endeavouring to show himself as Christ, as the Lord also declares: “But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, which has been spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let him that readeth understand), then let those who are in Judea flee into the mountains; and he who is upon the house-top, let him not come down to take anything out of his house: for there shall then be great hardship, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, nor ever shall be.” (Mat_24:15, Mat_24:21)

3. Daniel too, looking forward to the end of the last kingdom, i.e., the ten last kings, amongst whom the kingdom of those men shall be partitioned, and upon whom the son of perdition shall come, declares that ten horns shall spring from the beast, and that another little horn shall arise in the midst of them, and that three of the former shall be rooted up before his face. He says: “And, behold, eyes were in this horn as the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking great things, and his look was more stout than his fellows.

 I was looking, and this horn made war against the saints, and prevailed against them, until the Ancient of days came and gave judgment to the saints of the most high God, and the time came, and the saints obtained the kingdom.” (Dan_7:8, etc.)

Then, further on, in the interpretation of the vision, there was said to him: “The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall excel all other kingdoms, and devour the whole earth, and tread it down, and cut it in pieces. And its ten horns are ten kings which shall arise; and after them shall arise another, who shall surpass in evil deeds all that were before him, and shall overthrow three kings; and he shall speak words against the most high God, and wear out the saints of the most high God, and shall purpose to change times and laws; and [everything] shall be given into his hand until a time of times and a half time,” (Dan_7:23, etc.) that is, for three years and six months, during which time, when he comes, he shall reign over the earth.

 Of whom also the Apostle Paul again, speaking in the second [Epistle] to the Thessalonians, and at the same time proclaiming the cause of his advent, thus says: “And then shall the wicked one be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus shall slay with the spirit of His mouth, and destroy by the presence of His coming; whose coming [i.e., the wicked one’s] is after the working of Satan, in all power, and signs, and portents of lies, and with all deceivableness of wickedness for those who perish; because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And therefore God will send them the working of error, that they may believe a lie; that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but gave consent to iniquity,” (2Th_2:8)

Note; I have posted that portion of the bible numerous times 2 Thess. Ch 2 verse 1-6

Chap. XXVI. — John and Daniel Have Predicted the Dissolution and Desolation of the Roman Empire, Which Shall Precede the End of the World and the Eternal Kingdom of Christ. The Gnostics Are Refuted, Those Tools of Satan, Who Invent Another Father Different from the Creator.

1. In a still clearer light has John, in the Apocalypse, indicated to the Lord’s disciples what shall happen in the last times, and concerning the ten kings who shall then arise, among whom the empire which now rules [the earth] shall be partitioned. He teaches us what the ten horns shall be which were seen by Daniel, telling us that thus it had been said to him: “And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, who have received no kingdom as yet, but shall receive power as if kings one hour with the beast.

 These have one mind, and give their strength and power to the beast. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them, because He is the Lord of lords and the King of kings.” (Rev_17:12, etc.) It is manifest, therefore, that of these [potentates], he who is to come shall slay three, and subject the remainder to his power, and that he shall be himself the eighth among them. And they shall lay Babylon waste, and burn her with fire, and shall give their kingdom to the beast, and put the Church to flight.

This last portion clearly shows what this first bible commentary and disciple of John made clear concerning no rapture.

These writings are like commentaries, they are not equal with the bible, understand, these are writings of the first generation and second generation in early Church history that had more verbal teaching than texts. It is bible works, based on the bible and not pagan or a false book like Enoch,. We use commentaries today? This writer was the first one who did apologetics and commentaries in early Church history, so we get a snap shot of what early orthodox Christians were taught and believed and it lines up wit the word. No rapture.

 The antichrist, the temple all was known since the bible was written, most just refuse to heed the word and listen to doctrines of men.

Chap. XXVII. — The Future Judgment by Christ. Communion with and Separation from the Divine Being. The Eternal Punishment of Unbelievers.

1. If the Father, then, does not exercise judgment, [it follows] that judgment does not belong to Him, or that He consents to all those actions which take place; and if He does not judge, all persons will be equal, and accounted in the same condition. The advent of Christ will therefore be without an object, yea, absurd, inasmuch as [in that case] He exercises no judicial power.

 For “He came to divide a man against his father, and the daughter against the mother, and the daughter-in-law against the mother-in-law;” (Mat_10:25) and when two are in one bed, to take the one, and to leave the other; and of two women grinding at the mill, to take one and leave the other: (Luk_17:34) [also] at the time of the end, to order the reapers to collect first the tares together, and bind them in bundles, and burn them with unquenchable fire, but to gather up the wheat into the barn; (Mat_13:30) and to call the lambs into the kingdom prepared for them, but to send the goats into everlasting fire, which has been prepared by His Father for the devil and his angels.

 (Mat_25:33, etc.) And why is this? Has the Word come for the ruin and for the resurrection of many? For the ruin, certainly, of those who do not believe Him, to whom also He has threatened a greater damnation in the judgment-day than that of Sodom and Gomorrah; (Luk_10:12) but for the resurrection of believers, and those who do the will of His Father in heaven. If then the advent of the Son comes indeed alike to all, but is for the purpose of judging, and separating the believing from the unbelieving, since, as those who believe do His will agreeably to their own choice,
This clearly teaches what rapture teachers twist concerning one being taken and one left behind, this is orthodox, Christian Bible Prophecy.

This is why I wrote the free e-book I have mentioned a few times before, hear is the link,(  ) all should print this out while you still can, it is critical to understand and has much history, documents and best of all the bible to teach Bible prophecy and the bibles time line.

I cannot stress enough how all true bible believers must arm themselves in these last days with these bible truths, as if not, you will be caught unaware and maybe even fall from the faith.

 I am so burdened over this, I must sound the holy alarm, as a Watchmen ( Pastor, Evangelist, Teachers Are watchmen) against false doctrine, that is the call of a true watchmen. There are a couple who call themselves watchmen that are Godly, sincere men, but all have been seduced by Steve Quayle, he is the ultimate one, number one.

Never listened to Steve Quayle or his site,( I will give the link only for reference) start with his YT videos esp, more than a month old and you will hear, let your spirit discern this false man, and false teacher of pagan doctrine.
His site.

 I rarely say names, but posted, as a minister I am accountable, not to divide , or gossip but expose false doctrines and people by name who are doing it, I also wrote on the bible mandate to do this and showed many verses on why it is Ok to do so. As Paul warned Timothy of Alexander the copper smith, and many others by name, not to mention when he refuted face to face The Apostle Peter.

And so this post is my virtual face to face and rebuke to Steve Quayle, and others.

 I could give a whole list of false prophets , false teachers, but a hit list is not what is intended, nor do I wish to over judge a man, but you know a tree by its fruit and its doctrine, if false, must be exposed and brought to light. It’s a bible N.T Practice.

I try and drop a name here and there only when I am trying to teach false doctrine and current false doctrines and teachers that are popular and leading the masses astray, not to do so would be in disobedience to Ezekiel CH 33, I added in the last post about this current online trend of false teachers. I mentioned Joel Osteen, Peter C.Wagner, Rick Joiner, and other Manifest sons of God, third wave revival, prosperity teachers, and the Toronto Airport movements and such.

If you have not done so , read the post on the Book of Enoch, it is not long and I would to God, the well meaning watchmen and teachers of prophecy who swear by this book would read that post and see why I have such a burden over this issue.

It is not time for confusion, but clear thought, sound doctrine, we need this in these last days, all of us, so we will not be fooled and tricked by the Devil-Antichrist , who will if at all possible lead astray the very elect, dear elect one, do not be one of them please read, the posts, the book and read and re- read this one and use discernment, see if this is sound or not, use your mind and your sword and let us reason together, and may all come to know these critical truths, learn how to weed out all the false teachings, doctrines, prophets, that are all over the internet.


The Herbal Blog Now Is The Time To Learn-Re post- When the Antidepressants Run Out, by Dr. S.V.-Posted-And Some Advice By Danny Abaldo

When the Antidepressants Run Out, by Dr. S.V.-Posted And Some Advice By Danny Abaldo -A Post From The Herbal Blog
I say again, reader you need to be reading the other blog it is filled with survival herbal medicine, and herbal medicine issues, read it today, daily, posting daily some long, some shorter, this is a longer, but much needed message.


Reader understand one of the biggest issues we will face after the stuff hits the fan is RX drugs as I have said. Some might recall during the IRAQ invasion, many, many troops cramped in armored carriers could not get their needed meds, many freaked out, others got sick, others panic, so this is a huge issue esp. if you are on any anti-depressants as many are. You can not go cold turkey, hands down St Johns wart is one of the best we covered that, but can not take in sunny climates, others that are tops I have found are , Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) also tops are, Omega-3 fatty acids, Chia seeds are full of this, also  tryptophan and 5-HTP, Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) Highly recommend this herb , as it also helps with sleep, anxiety and is an aptogen, as is Siberian Ginseng, the next in line. The use of minerals in combination, calcium and Magnesium, in my years of practice I have found these two minerals, above all herbals do the most and are the best esp. for anxiety and other things. Now the article. That was my personal advice

Worldwide, Prozac is the most prescribed antidepressant.  It is also prescribed for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and co-morbid anxiety. By inhibiting serotonin re-uptake, more serotonin is available at the synapse, which is anti-depressant.  There are many SSRIs prescribed for depression: Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil,  Celexa, Lexapro, etc.  There are antidepressant medications which target serotonin and other neurotransmitters, such as norepinephrine (Effexor), but they lie outside the scope of this article.

When raw ingredient availability is interrupted these medications will become abruptly unavailable.  There are recent examples of this phenomenon in the United States:  in 2003 tetanus toxoid became very scarce for some months due to a “pharmaco-political” issue, private clinics and urgent care centers ran out of tetanus toxoid for a period of some months, and it was available only in hospital emergency rooms.   In 2004 Ciprofloxacin became temporarily unavailable from any source for largely unknown reasons.  It is used for many common infections and it was nowhere to be found.

Current conditions will evolve to produce critical shortages in vital medications as is happening now in Greece:  "Pharmaceutical companies are no longer interested in selling to Greece where hospitals and pharmacies are in debt," said Kostas Lourantos, head of the pharmacies' association in the Attica region that includes the capital Athens.   Rampant inflation is making lifesaving drugs unaffordable even if available.  This is especially true for cancer drugs, antibiotics, antidepressants, and insulin (emphasis mine).

Abrupt cessation of SSRI’s creates both prompt and delayed withdrawal symptoms.  This is well recognized and variously called “SSRI withdrawal syndrome,” “SSRI cessation syndrome,” “Discontinuation syndrome,” etc.  Neurologically, phenomena called “paraesthesias” occur, feeling like  “electric shocks” in the head. Other symptoms include: sweating, nausea, insomnia, tremor, confusion, nightmares, and vertigo agitation, anxiety, akathesia, panic attacks, irritability, hostility, aggressiveness, worsening of mood, dysphoria (unhappiness), crying spells, mood instability, hyperactivity, depersonalization, decreased concentration, slowed thinking, confusion, and memory/concentration difficulties.

The current standards of medical practice advise a slow, gradual, well controlled withdrawal of SSRI’s in cases where discontinuation is advisable.  In the event of drug shortages and hyperinflation, discontinuations will be abrupt, and acute withdrawal syndromes will be frequent.

As with other TEOTWAWKI survival strategies, those who take SSRI anti-depressants must plan for their unavailability.  In general, naturally occurring substances and adjunct therapies are not enough by themselves to treat depression completely, although there is much disagreement on this issue. Naturally occurring substances often do not produce the pronounced pharmacological effects like manufactured medications do.  For this reason, when SSRI’s are available, one must  not discontinue the SSRI’s in favor of taking “natural” substances whose anti-depressant effects may not be as pronounced. One could endanger one’s health, have recurrent depression which resists treatment, become suicidal, etc. (“Available” is a relative term: congress just passed a bill to prohibit and destroy any medications bought online from foreign pharmacies, thereby eliminating access to affordable pharmaceuticals for those on a budget).

However, in this informational article, we discuss the situation where the American economy, society and infrastructure are collapsing and SSRI’s are no longer available.  In that case, it will be necessary to substitute available substances and strategies to replace the SSRI’s and continue to treat depression.  If the U.S. ends up like Greece, one may have to seek and use natural substances, plants, foods to treat depression.

Serotonin is involved in mood, appetite, sleep and impulse control. Serotonin taken orally cannot easily cross the blood brain barrier. However, serotonin levels can be increased by ingesting a precursor amino acid: tryptophan. L-tryptophan is an essential amino acid necessary for the production of serotonin. Some people find that boosting their L-tryptophan levels helps alleviate the symptoms of depression or insomnia. The figure below shows l-tryptophan converting into 5-HTP, which then readily converts into serotonin. Once serotonin is made, the pineal gland is able to convert it at night into melatonin, the sleep-inducing hormone.
L-Tryptophan --> 5-Hydroxytryptophan 5-HTP --> Serotonin --> N-Acetyl-serotonin --> Melatonin

Either tryptophan or 5-hydroxy-trytophan are good natural options since they convert into serotonin after going into the brain.  If supplemental tryptophan and 5-HTP are available, they can be stockpiled.  But, supplements too are manufactured and may become unavailable.

L-tryptophan dietary supplements were available for use in the 1980s.  Consumers were using tryptophan for sleep and as an antidepressant. It was available without a prescription until 1989 when the FDA prohibited its over-the-counter sale because a manufacturer in Japan shipped a contaminated batch to the U.S. causing a serious illness called eosinophilia myalgia syndrome (EMS) in about 1,000 individuals. Around 1995, tryptophan gradually became available by prescription through compounding pharmacies, and since the year 2000 it slowly and cautiously resurfaced on the over-the-counter market through a few vitamin companies.

Tryptophan side effects, caution, safety, toxicity
A common tryptophan side effect from high dose use is drowsiness.  Therefore, it should be taken in the evening and not while driving or operating heavy machinery. Dry mouth is a less common side effect. Other less common l-tryptophan side effects include nausea, dizziness, and loss of appetite.  A beneficial l-tryptophan side effect is drowsiness since that is the desired effect of many users who take this supplement for sleep. Confusion or disorientation is rare.  L-tryptophan occurs naturally in food and there is no danger of EMS from eating foods which contain tryptophan.  Poultry and some vegetables supply tryptophan (remember turkey sandwich bedtime snack helps you sleep?). So, the approach should include adequate intake of tryptophan containing foods:

    Meats – turkey ( Note: this is found out to be untrue concerning Turkey sorry ), red meat, fish, shellfish, poultry, pork chops.
    Dairy - Milk, egg whites and cheese are all good source of tryptophan
    Soy products, nuts and seeds are high in tryptophan. Fruits and vegetables containing tryptophan are bananas, spinach and beans.
    Pumpkin seeds are a natural source of L-tryptophan, with a tryptophan content of 0.576 grams per 100 grams of dried pumpkin seeds. Roasted pumpkin seeds, with or without added salt, have a slightly lower tryptophan content

Description 5-hydroxy-tryptophan (5-HTP) is an amino acid that is the immediate precursor of serotonin.  It is produced in the body and is used to make the neurotransmitter serotonin. Although taking 5-HTP in supplement form may boost the body's serotonin levels, some experts feel there is not enough evidence to determine the safety of 5-HTP. There is general agreement that 5-HTP should not be combined with other pharmacologic anti-depressants.

Efficacy Since 95% of depressed individuals also have one or more anxiety symptoms, anxiety will be mentioned often as accompanying depression.  One RCT (retrospective controlled trial, the “sine qua non” for many doctors) examined 5-HTP for anxiety disorders. A total of 45 patients with agoraphobia, panic attacks, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, or obsessive–compulsive disorder, were randomized to clomipramine (a tricyclic antidepressant), 5-HTP or placebo for 8 weeks.  Patients treated with 5-HTP showed a reduction in anxiety which was similar to that of clomipramine. Five out of 15 treated with 5-HTP improved more than 50%, compared with only one out of 15 on placebo.

Safety Issues: A study by Kahn, showed an initial and transient worsening of anxiety symptoms in those treated with 5-HTP before improvement.  Overdosing on 5-HTP can cause: fever, nausea, dizziness, confusion, hallucinations, and restlessness; severe cases can result in fever and death. These symptoms can progress very quickly and can prove to be fatal within 24 hours of the first symptom.
Those on other serotonin-targeting chemicals such as SSRI’s, tryptophan, SAM-e, or St. John's wort should not take 5-HTP supplements. 5-HTP should not be taken with anti-depression or anti-anxiety medication because this can cause serotonin levels to increase to a dangerous level, causing “Serotonin Syndrome.” Supplements of 5-HTP can also raise blood pressure and increase heart rate, so it is not recommended for those with high blood pressure unless approved by their physician. Pregnant and nursing women should also avoid 5-HTP, as well as anyone with cardiovascular disease or who is at risk for cardiovascular disease. The increased blood pressure brought on by 5-HTP may also increase tumor growth rate: those with carcinoid tumors should avoid 5-HTP.

Conclusion 5-HTP shows promise for anxiety disorders which often accompany depression. Many physicians feel insufficient research has been done to recommend 5-HTP (Expert Rev Pharmacoeconomics Outcomes Res. 2009;9(5):445-459).
Because of its chemical/biochemical relationship to L-Tryptophan, 5-HTP has been under scrutiny by consumers, industry, academia and government for its safety. However,  extensive analyses of several sources of 5-HTP have shown no toxic contaminants similar to those associated with L-Tryptophan. References: “Safety of 5-hydroxy-L-tryptophan,” Toxicol Lett. 2004;  Expert Rev Pharmaco- economics Outcomes Res. 2009;9(5):445-459).

B Vitamins
Vitamin B6 is involved in the metabolism of tryptophan to serotonin. Vitamin B-12 and other B vitamins play a role in producing brain chemicals that affect mood and other brain functions. Low levels of B-12 and other B vitamins such as vitamin B-6 and folate may be linked to depression and can result from eating a poor diet or not being able to absorb the vitamins consumed. Older adults, vegetarians and people with digestive disorders such as celiac disease or Crohn's disease may have trouble getting enough B-12. Sometimes a vitamin B-12 deficiency occurs for unknown reasons.
The best way to make sure one is getting enough B-12 and other vitamins is to eat a healthy diet including sources of essential nutrients. Vitamin B-12 is found in animal products such as fish, meat, poultry, eggs and milk. Fortified breakfast cereals also are a good source of B-12 and other B vitamins.

| Taking a daily supplement that includes vitamin B-12 may help the body get the nutrients it needs, especially if one is older than 50 and/or a vegetarian. However, B-12 and other vitamin supplements can interact with some medications, especially in high doses and one should consult with a doctor before taking a vitamin supplement.
The precise role of B vitamins in depression not clear.  In the case of a vitamin deficiency, taking a supplement may help. But no supplement can replace proven depression treatments such as antidepressants and psychological counseling (see below for more on B vitamins).

Reference: Skarupski KA. “Longitudinal association of vitamin B-6, folate, and vitamin B-12 with depressive symptoms among older adults over time,” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2010;92:330. Mayo Clinic, Daniel K. Hall-Flavin, M.D.
Ginkgo Biloba

Extracts of the leaves of the Ginkgo biloba tree are used therapeutically. EGb 761® is a Ginkgo biloba extract registered in a number of countries for the treatment of dementia disorders. According to, studies show possible benefits of using ginkgo for depression in elderly patients. Investigation is ongoing.

The mechanism of action in improving depression and anxiety is not precisely known. Ginkgo may inhibit serotonin reuptake at serotonin receptor sites.  According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, clinical studies suggest that ginkgo provides improvement in the areas of cognition, daily living, social behaviors and feelings of depression in the elderly. Persons with depression may need to take ginkgo consistently for 12 weeks before seeing benefits; others have reported positive effects as soon as two to three weeks after starting ginko.

The Mayo Clinic information on ginko suggests dosages between 80 and 240 mg taken daily by mouth in two to three divided doses.  A dosage of 3 to 6 mL of 40 mg per mL extract may be taken in three divided doses, or the herb is available as a tea. These dosages are for adults over the age of 18 years; there have been no clinical studies of ginkgo use in children. The recommended dosage is 80 mg twice a day, once in the morning and again after lunch.
Precautions: The University of Maryland Medical Center cautions when adding ginkgo to a current depression regimen and should be done under the care of a physician. Ginkgo should be taken with caution when combined with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) or other MAO inhibitors (anti-depressants), because of possible negative side effects. In addition, ginko has anti-coagulant properties and should not be combined with warfarin (Coumadin) to avoid bleeding.  Bleeding is also a consideration in the very elderly.

Reference: Expert Rev Pharmacoeconomics Outcomes Res. 2009;9(5):445-459;  Mayo Clinic “Ginko Evidence;” National Institutes of Mental Health “Depression.”

Kava is a plant native to the South Pacific.  The root is used for medicine. Kava affects the brain and other parts of the central nervous system. The kava-lactones in kava are believed to be responsible for its sedative effects.

There are substantial safety concerns about kava. Many cases of liver damage and even some deaths have been traced to kava use. As a result, kava has been banned from the market in Switzerland, Germany, and Canada, and several other countries are considering similar action.  The National Institutes of Health firmly recommends against using Kava at this time, citing the histories of deaths, and serious interactions with other medications and herbs.

Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)
 Passionflower is a plant native to the Americas used as a folk remedy for anxiety and insomnia, and can be used to treat anxiety symptoms that may occur with an agitated depression, or generalized anxiety disorder with depression.  The therapeutic mechanism is not understood, but may be related to activation of benzodiazepine receptors.

Passion Flower and anxiety
Roots and leaves of the passion flower species, Maypop, were used by Native Americans and later by the American colonists. The leaves were used fresh or dried out to make a tea that was useful in treating epilepsy, “hysteria” and insomnia. A tincture even proved to be analgesic.  The roots and leaves contain most of the active  compounds:  flavonoids, maltol, cyanogenic glycosides, harman indole alkaloids, etc. A double-blind randomized trial compared the efficacy of passion flower extract with oxazepam ( a benzodiazepine in the same family as Valium®) in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder. The study was performed on patients diagnosed with anxiety:  18 people received passion flower extract 45 drops/day (plus placebo group receiving sham drops), and 18 people received 30 mg/day (plus placebo group receiving placebo tablets) for a 4-week trial. Passion flower extract and oxazepam were effective in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder, which can often accompany depression. More problems relating to impaired job performance were associated with oxazepam. The results suggest that passion flower extract is an effective herb for the management of generalized anxiety disorder, with low incidence of impairment of job performance.

Safety Issues  A case has been reported in which self-administration led to severe nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, prolonged QTc (a dangerous cardiac electrical effect seen on EKG)  and episodes of nonsustained ventricular tachycardia (which can progress to fatality).

Conclusion Anecdotal and traditional historical use of passion flower suggest it is helpful for treatment of anxiety, from whatever cause. There is a lack of well controlled scientific studies for the medical community to reach a consensus.

Passion flower should not be relied on to treat panic disorder or other severe anxiety disorders.  Very often, several conditions will co-exist, e.g. depression, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder. Along with an anti-depressant there may be a need for an anti-anxiety agent .However, note that the use of anti-anxiety medications and/or herbal supplements/substances may worsen depression.  Exercise caution using passion flower use for anxiety in the setting of concomitant depression. Reference: Expert Rev Pharmacoeconomics Outcomes Res. 2009;9(5):445-459; Rehwald A, Meier B, Sticher O. “Qualitative and quantitative reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography of flavonoids in Passiflora incarnata L.”, Pharm Acta Helv . 1994;69:153-158.

St. John's Wort
St John's wort is a flowering plant used as a traditional remedy for sadness, worry, nervousness, and insomnia. The most common modern-day use of St. John's wort is the treatment of depression. Today, the results of over 20 clinical trials suggest that St. John's wort works better than a placebo and is as effective as antidepressants for mild to moderate depression, with fewer side effects.

Numerous studies report St. John's wort to be equally effective as tricyclic antidepressant drugs in the short-term treatment of mild-to-moderate depression (1-3 months). It is not clear if St. John's wort is as effective as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants such as sertraline (Zoloft®). In Germany, St. John’s Wort is indicated for clinical use in mild to moderate depression, nervous disturbances, fear, somatoform disturbances, anxiety and insomnia. Some 66 million annual doses of this plant are consumed in Germany and three million prescriptions are given to patients. In Germany use of hypericum extract is supported by many clinical studies and doctors’ prescriptions, and is extensively listed in the German Commission E Monographs (you can purchase the German Commission E Monograph on Amazon).*

Scientific evidence supports the effectiveness of St. John's wort in mild-to-moderate depression. It may also be helpful in treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.) The efficacy of St John’s wort in severe major depression is unclear and it should not be used to treat severe depression. St. John's wort may take 4 to 6 weeks to produce full effects.

Therapeutic Mechanism
Evidence suggests serotonergic, dopaminergic and GABA-ergic activity, but the exact mechanism is not known.  St. John's Wort is available from herbalists, health food stores, drug stores and online in the form of capsules, tablets, liquid extracts, or brewed as a tea.  St. John’s wort is easy to grow, and although it is an annual, it readily reseeds itself coming back year after year.
The daily dose of St. John’s Wort for capsules standardized at 0.3% hypericin, is 300mg, 3 times per day. For non-commercial preparation, the flowering and leafy parts of hypericum plant should be obtained from dried above ground part of the plant just before or after the flowering period. The lower part of stem has lower concentration and fewer active ingredients. For tea one would place 2 teaspoons of herb in 1 cup of boiling water, and take 3 times per day.

Safety issues
Side effects may include dizziness, dry mouth, indigestion, and fatigue. St. John's wort increases photosensitivity. Also, recent disturbing information from the University of Alabama suggests that St. John’s wort is related to development of cataracts and macular degeneration. Apparently, the hypericin in St John’s wort reacts with ultraviolet light producing free radicals which can damage the lens and/or retina.  These are serious and irreversible side effects of using St. John’s wort, and anyone beginning therapy with this herb must weigh these risks of its use against the benefits of its use. It is not known if polarized UV protection with sunglasses can prevent these complications or not.One must take frequent breaks from the use of this natural antidepressant and substitute other dietary supplements that elevate mood. Reference: “St John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum),”, Expert Rev Pharmacoeconomics Outcomes Res. 2009;9(5):445-459.

Overall, St John's wort causes fewer side effects compared with the use of antidepressants. However, it may have clinically dangerous interactions with a range of prescribed medications, including anticancer agents, anti-HIV agents, anti-inflammatory agents, antimicrobial agents, cardiovascular drugs, CNS agents, hypoglycemic agents (oral diabetes medication), immune suppressants , oral contraceptives, proton pump inhibitors (for stomach acid), asthma medications and statins (for lipids) . St. John's wort is not recommended for pregnant or nursing women, children, or people with bipolar disorder, liver or kidney disease.  St. John’s Wort can cancel out the effects of oral contraceptives, making one more likely to become pregnant. People using this or any other medication/herbal remedies should consult their healthcare providers prior to starting therapy.  Reference:  Mayo Clinic St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum L.)  Natural Standard Patient Monograph, 2012.

Omega-3 fatty acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of good fat needed for normal brain function. Our bodies can't make omega-3s on their own, so we must obtain them through our diet. Studies have linked depression with low dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids. In countries with higher fish consumption, such as Japan and Taiwan, the depression rate is 10 times lower than in North America. Postpartum depression is also less common.  Studies strongly suggest that omega-3's together with antidepressants may be more effective than antidepressants alone.
Cold water fish such as salmon, sardines, and anchovies are the richest food source of omega-3 fatty acids. But instead of eating more fish which contain mercury, PCBs, and other chemicals, fish oil capsules are a “cleaner” source of omega-3 fatty acids. Many companies filter their fish oil so that these chemicals are removed.
Fish oil capsules are sold in health food stores, drug stores, and online.  When comparing brands, the key active components for depression are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)  and DHA  (docosahexaenoic acid). Fish oil capsules may interact with blood-thinning drugs such as warfarin and aspirin. Side effects may include indigestion (To prevent the “fishy aftertaste” one may take the fish oil just before meals). Fish oil should not be taken 2 weeks before or after surgery to avoid bleeding.

Controlled studies have examined omega-3 fatty acids and placebo in depression. One clinical study found that four months of treatment with 9.6 g of omega-3 fatty acids (6.2 g EPA/3.4 g DHA) showed a highly significant effect in treating depression (p < 0.001). In another trial, the addition of 2 g of pure EPA to standard antidepressant medication enhanced the effectiveness of that medication vs. medication and placebo. These particular patients had treatment-resistant depression, and EPA had a beneficial effect on insomnia, depressed mood, and feelings of guilt and worthlessness.

SAM-e, pronounced "sammy", is short for S-adenosyl-L-methionine, a chemical found naturally in the human body and believed to increase levels of neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine. Several studies have found SAM-e is more effective in treating depression than placebo. A study found it was helpful even in depressed patients who did not respond well to Prozac and other SSRIs.  SAM-e works best for  depression associated with low energy and low motivation. High doses can cause restlessness and anxiety. For depression associated with anxiety, 5-HTP is a better option. There is a risk for overstimulation with SAM-e use, hence dosage should be kept low and it is a good idea to take a day or two off when one notices overstimulation. Side effects can include nausea and constipation.  SAM-e is not advised for those who have manic depression (bipolar disease).  If a patient has been diagnosed with any type of manic or anxiety disorder, use with extreme caution only under a physician's monitoring. Severe manic episodes can occur with the use of SAM-e.
In North America, SAM-e is available as an over-the-counter supplement in health food stores, drug stores, and online. It should be enteric-coated for maximum absorption.

Acetyl L-carnitine
Acetyl L-carnitine can lift mood and enhance mental activity. This nutrient can begin working within hours, providing lifted mood, mental clarity and stamina. However, acetyl-L-carnitine must be avoided by breast cancer patients as it may induce or exacerbate a chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy. Reference: 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology,. “Duloxetine Useful in Chemo Neuropathy, But Avoid ALC”, Zosia Chustecka.

Reduce intake of sweets
Sweets temporarily make one feel good as blood sugar levels soar, but may worsen mood later on when they plummet.

Avoid caffeine and alcohol
Caffeine and alcohol both dampen mood. Alcohol temporarily relaxes  and caffeine boosts energy, but the effects of both are short-lived. Both can worsen mood swings, anxiety, depression, and insomnia.  Conversely, caffeine withdrawal can also cause depression.
B Vitamins

It is unknown whether  B-vitamin deficiency is the cause or the result of depression. Given that the chemical reasons for depression are largely unknown, it is difficult for scientists to pinpoint any association, says the NIMH. However, it is known that a B-vitamin deficiency strongly correlates with depression. Patients with high levels of vitamin B12 respond better to antidepressant treatment of depression. B vitamins seem to play an important role in relieving depression by alleviating the anxiety and restlessness that often accompanies this illness.  Dietary vitamin B12 can help fight anemia which can also cause depressed moods.

Folic Acid
Folic acid (or “folate”) is a B vitamin often deficient in people who are depressed.  Folate is found in green leafy vegetables, other vegetables, fruit, beans, and fortified grains. It is one of the most common vitamin deficiencies because of poor diet. Chronic conditions and various medications such as aspirin and contraceptive pills can also lead to deficiency. Besides food, folic acid is also available as a supplement or as part of a B-complex vitamin.
Researchers at Harvard University have found that depressed people with low folate levels don't respond as well to antidepressants, and taking folic acid in supplement form can improve the effectiveness of antidepressants.

Vitamin B6
Vitamin B6 is needed to produce the mood-enhancing neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine. Although deficiency of vitamin B6 is rare, a borderline deficiency may occur in people taking oral contraceptives, hormone replacement therapy, and drugs for tuberculosis.   B6 may help with the depression of the pre-menstrual syndrome.
B vitamins, including pantothenic acid (B5), have a mild but discernable influence on mood.  Low blood levels of B vitamins  increase the risk of depression. Older adults with relatively low intakes of vitamins B6 and B12 may have a higher risk of developing depression than those who get more of the nutrients. A B complex supplement containing all the B vitamins is advisable.  Reference:National Institutes of Mental Health: “Depression.”

Most people do not get enough magnesium in their diets. Good sources of magnesium are legumes, nuts, whole grains and green vegetables. Like vitamin B6, magnesium is needed for serotonin production. Stress depletes magnesium. According to review published in "Medical Hypotheses" in 2006 and 2010, magnesium deficiency is a major cause of depression. Magnesium supplementation may thus function as an effective treatment for depression. A 2008 clinical trial referenced in the review showed that magnesium was as effective as a tricyclic antidepressant in treating depression in diabetics. Additionally, case histories indicate rapid recovery from major depression using a magnesium dosage of 125 to 310 mg with each meal and at bedtime. It is important to note, however, that these experimental dosages for depression treatment are higher than those considered safe by health authorities, and one should not attempt to self-treat depression by taking such high doses of magnesium.

Magnesium doses of less than 350 mg/day are considered safe for most adults. However, taking large doses may cause magnesium levels to build up in the body, resulting in serious side effects such as low blood pressure, confusion, irregular heartbeat, coma and death. Taking magnesium supplements is very dangerous if one has kidney problems or kidney failure because magnesium can only be excreted by the kidneys. Magnesium may also cause moderate drug interactions with the following types of medications: antibiotics, bisphosphonates, calcium channel blockers, muscle relaxants and diuretics. Magnesium supplements may interact with other dietary supplements including calcium, boron, vitamin D, malic acid and zinc.

According to the National Institutes of Health, the best and safest way to get extra magnesium is to eat a variety of whole grains, legumes, and dark, leafy vegetables. Certain types of fish and nuts also provide magnesium. According to the NIH, a 3-oz. serving of cooked halibut provides 90 mg of magnesium, or 20 percent of the Daily Value for magnesium set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Other foods that are especially high in magnesium, each providing 20 percent of the DV, include a 1-oz. serving of dry roasted almonds, cashews, or mixed nuts; a 1/2-cup serving of cooked soybeans; and 1/2 cup of cooked spinach. Baked potatoes, peanut butter, fortified oatmeal, yogurt, and brown, long-grained rice are some other common foods that are good dietary sources of magnesium and it would be wise to stockpile these foods if one suffers from depression.

Caffeine Reduction
Caffeine is a CNS stimulant that can be found in coffee, tea, cola and chocolate.  It is thought that caffeine can induce anxiety by binding to adenosine receptors and blocking the anxiolytic effects of adenosine. Caffeine intoxication presents with similar symptoms to anxiety (e.g., restlessness and nervousness) and some anxiety disorders may be caffeine-induced. For these reasons, reducing or abstaining from caffeine could be helpful for those with anxiety disorders accompanying depression.
Symptoms of rapid caffeine withdrawal include headache, fatigue, decreased energy/activeness, decreased alertness, drowsiness, decreased contentedness, depressed mood, difficulty concentrating, irritability and foggy/not clearheaded. These symptoms may last for 2–9 days.  Even for those without depression, caffeine withdrawal will be an unpleasant exercise for many when coffee/tea/chocolate become unavailable. Reference: Expert Rev Pharmacoeconomics Outcomes Res. 2009;9(5):445-459.

Regular exercise is one of the most effective and inexpensive ways to improve mood.  Exercise, particularly aerobic exercise, releases mood-elevating chemicals in the brain and decreases stress hormones, though the precise mechanism is unknown. Preliminary evidence suggests downregulation of 5-HT2C receptors or GABAA receptors, enhancement of slow-wave sleep, enhancement of perceived coping ability, and change in focus from ruminations and worries
One of the best options to combat depression is taking a brisk walk outside each morning for at least 30 minutes five days a week. Non-aerobic weight training has also been shown to improve depression.  What's important is that one chooses something either enjoyable or practical in a TEOTWAWKI environment.

Safety Issues There is a risk of injury when exercising for those who are overweight, have a chronic health condition, or have not exercised regularly for a long time. There is no way to predict who will benefit from exercise to improve depression, and if there are no contraindications to exercise, the approach should be tried.  References: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry; Expert Rev Pharmacoeconomics Outcomes Res. 2009;9(5):445-459

Light Therapy
Getting enough sunlight has been shown to be effective for seasonal mood changes that happen in the darker winter months.  Recent studies indicate that bright light also helps depression that is not seasonal:  Three weeks of daily, bright light therapy improved depression symptoms compared with placebo. Three weeks after treatment, symptoms continued to improve in the light treated group, but there was no improvement in the placebo group. Reference: Evid Based Ment Health. The British Psychological Society and the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 2011;14(3)
Exposure to light in the morning helps the body's sleep/wake cycle work properly. Production of serotonin is activated in the morning upon exposure to light. During the winter when there is less sunlight, serotonin levels can drop, causing one to feel tired and prone to seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
The simplest way to increase one’s exposure to light is to walk outdoors in the morning. It is recommended to wear sunscreen.  Another option is to use special lights that simulate natural daylight. Studies have found they are effective.

Suitable lights can be found online. There are different types available, from light boxes to visors. Look for lights with a minimum of 3,000 lux (used for about 45 minutes a day), though many experts suggest 10,000 lux ( used for 30 minutes a day).

Vitamin D
Recently, several studies show correlation between low vitamin D (vit D) and depressive symptoms. Although the medical community is reluctant to say that very low vit D levels cause depression, in reality, physicians are testing everyone for vitamin D deficiency, especially if they are depressed, and recommending enthusiastic replacement of the deficient vitamin.   There are widespread anecdotal reports of vit D replacement dramatically improving depressive symptoms.  Many have suggested that Vitamin D associated improvement in symptoms mirrors the improvement in depressive symptoms with sun exposure.  However, it is unlikely to be the only reason sunlight exposure helps depression.   Keep in mind that normal exposure to sunlight for 15 or more minutes can produce transient blood vitamin D levels of 20,000 IU or more, which is quite high, and seems to suggest a direct link.  With these recent findings in mind, the recommended daily dose of vitamin D for adults has gone from 400 IU to 2000 IU per day.  In a very deficient person (<10ng/ml), there is an accepted regimen for more robust replacement of 50,000 IU a week for 4 weeks, then daily dosing of around 2000 IU a day.  Some physicians have a bit different regimen of 7,000 to 8,000 IU of vit D a day for 3-4 weeks, then resumption of recommended daily doses.
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)

Withania somnifera is a plant that has been used for centuries in India to treat a variety of ailments, including stress,anxiety, and depression. Ashwagandha is easy to grow as a shrub and the roots are the main part of the plant used for therapeutic purposes.  The therapeutic mechanism is thought to involve its beneficial effects on GABA neurotransmission.
A review of one double-blind, placebo-controlled study of Withania somnifera in 39 patients with anxiety disorders found Withania superior to placebo after 6 weeks, and it caused no more adverse effects than placebo.

A study done in 1991 at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Texas Health Science Center indicated that extracts of ashwagandha had GABA-like activity. This may account for this herb’s anti-anxiety effects.  A 2000 study with rodents showed it to have anti-anxiety and anti-depression effects.
Extensive studies in animals indicate that it is nontoxic in a wide range of reasonable doses. Anecdotal reports suggest that Withania somnifera may potentiate the effects of barbiturates causing sedation. Large doses have been shown to cause gastrointestinal upset and may possess abortifacient properties, so it should not be taken during pregnancy. Reference: Expert Rev Pharmacoeconomics Outcomes Res. 2009;9(5):445-459.

Rhodiola rosea is a succulent herb which grows in the Arctic regions of eastern Siberia. It is a popular plant in traditional medical systems in Eastern Europe and Asia. Russians have drunk rhodiola tea for centuries as an energy booster. The root has a reputation for stimulating the nervous system, fighting depression, enhancing work performance, decreasing fatigue, and reducing high altitude sickness. This herb has been categorized as an adaptogen by researchers due to its ability to increase resistance to a variety of chemical, biological, and physical stressors. The adaptogenic activities have been attributed  to its ability to influence levels and activity of monoamines and opioid peptides such as beta-endorphins.
The botanical Rhodiola rosea, has been studied in the U.S.  for anti-depressive efficacy using 340mg versus 680 mg versus placebo for 6 weeks in mild-to-moderate depression. A significant reduction in depression inthe Rhodiola groups was found, but no improvement with placebo.
Reference: Expert Rev Neurother. “Complementary and Alternative Medicine Therapies in Mood Disorders”,Aleeze S Moss; Daniel A Monti; Andrew B Newberg, 2011;11(7):1049-1056.

Another study found that overall depression, together with insomnia, emotional instability and somatization improved significantly following medication with Rhodiola while the placebo group did not show such improvements. No serious side-effects were reported in any of the groups. Reference: Nord J Psychiatry, “Clinical trial of Rhodiola rosea L. extract SHR-5 in the treatment of mild to moderate depression,” Darbinyan V, Aslanyan G, Amroyan E, Gabrielyan E, Malmström C, Panossian A., 2007;61(5):343-8.                                                           

Safety Issues
Due to its energy boosting properties, too high a rhodiola rosea dose can cause side effects including restlessness, irritability, and insomnia. A possible adverse reaction on high doses is increased heart rate while very high doses could produce heart palpitations or development of atrial fibrillation. It is also possible that high doses could increase blood pressure.  Reference:  “Experimental analysis of therapeutic properties of Rhodiola rosea and its possible application in medicine”, Medicina, 2004.


Rhodiola extracts are standardized to their content of salidroside. A typical dosage of 170 to 185 mg daily supplies 4.5 mg of salidroside.
If growing your own Rhodiola, order the seeds online and plant according to package directions. It is hardy down below zero. Dry the herb without affecting potency by hanging it in bunches in a dry, shady location. Make Rhodiola tea by pouring 1 cup of hot or boiling water over 1 teaspoon of dried Rhodiola, steep for five to 10 minutes, strain and drink once per day.
References: Darbinyan V, Kteyan A, Panossian A, et al. “Rhodiola rosea in stress induced fatigue—a double blind cross-over study of a standardized extract SHR-5 with a repeated low-dose regimen on the mental performance of healthy physicians during night duty”, Phytomedicine. 2000;7:365-371; Shevtsov VA, Zholus BI, Shervarly VI, et al. “A randomized trial of two different doses of a SHR-5 Rhodiolarosea extract versus placebo and control of capacity for mental work”, Phytomedicine. 2003;10:95-105; Spasov AA, Wikman GK, Mandrikov VB, et al. “A double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study of the stimulating and adaptogenic effect of Rhodiola rosea SHR-5 extract on the fatigue of students caused by stress during an examination period with a repeated low-dose regimen”; Phytomedicine. 2000;7:85-89;  Fintelmann V, Gruenwald J., “Efficacy and tolerability of a rhodiola rosea extract in adults with physical and cognitive deficiencies,” Adv Ther. 2007;24:929-939;  Darbinyan V, Aslanyan G, Amroyan E, Gabrielyan E, Malmström C, Panossian A., “Clinical trial of Rhodiola rosea L. extract SHR-5 in the treatment of mild to moderate depression,” Nord J Psychiatry. 2007;61(5):343-348.
Holy Basil

Holy basil, also known as tulsi or Ocimum sanctum, is a small, branched shrub that has been used in ancient Ayurvedic medicine to treat a variety of ailments. The strongly aromatic leaves contain tannins, flavonoids and essential oils responsible for its biological activity. Holy basil supplements are available as tablets, capsules, liquid extracts and tea, and the dosage depends on the age and condition of the patient.

According to a study published in the September 2008 issue of the "Nepal Medical College Journal," 500 mg of holy basil capsules taken two times a day after meals  significantly lowered the intensity of generalized anxiety disorder. Some studies have  indicated that holy basil extracts have the ability to attenuate depression and anxiety in laboratory animals. Managing anxiety and depression may, in turn, help treat insomnia. Reference: Nepal Medical College Journal; “Controlled Programmed Trial of Ocimum sanctum Leaf on Generalized Anxiety Disorders”, D. Bhattacharyya et al., September 2008.

Holy Basil can be direct-seeded in the spring after the last frost with germination rates at temperatures between 65-70 F.  Cover with a thin layer of soil as seeds require light for germination.  Holy Basil will grow to a height of approximately 20" and produce green and red leaves and delicate purple flower bracts from mid summer on.  Ocimum teniflorum is the variety used for medicinal purposes, and all the cultivars are in the mint family, and related to sweet basil.

Though holy basil is still being examined for potential risks and side effects, some negative side effects have been reported. According to the University of Michigan Health System, use of holy basil has been linked to fertility problems. No drug interactions are known as of yet.

Ketogenic diet

A ketogenic diet results from restriction of carbohydrate intake, and often calories, relying on fat metabolism to produce ketones to meet metabolic needs. Ketones can be produced by using “MCT’s” (medium chain triglycerides, from e.g. coconut oil) for up to 50% of fat intake. Under these circumstances, the body produces ketone bodies from fat (your own fat, ingested fat and MCT’s) which the brain and body can use for fuel. A ketogenic diet reduces seizure frequency, and medical doctors have observed it to benefit depression.  The ketogenic state changes the metabolism of the amino acid glutamate to be preferentially made into GABA, an inhibitory neurotransmitter, associated with calm and relaxation.  Physicians widely note that excessive carbohydrates and low fat intake correlate strongly with depression.  This could result from several mechanisms: excessive glucose directly causing depression, the hyperinsulinemia response to excessive carbohydrates may cause depression, insulin resistance could cause depression, obesity, and diabetes, lack of dietary fat could lead to depression, and the lack of vitamin D could cause or exacerbate depression.

Although there have been no rigorous studies to statistically demonstrate that ketogenesis benefits depression, the observation is so widespread and consistent that it is more than anecdotal, and impossible to deny.  In the TEOTWAWKI scenario we are considering, much like present day Greece, medications including antidepressants can and will become scarce or nonexistent.  Millions of people will suddenly withdraw from anti-depressants causing crises of depression and suicide rarely seen nowadays.  The time for collapse may be near, and one must gather available information including anecdotal and historical experience to prepare to treat depression without medications if the situation arises.

Medications represent top tier, sophisticated manufactured goods which will be among the first to disappear as the infrastructure collapses.  Recent history is rife with examples of this phenomenon.  In the “stable” pre-collapse society we live in now, many physicians demand rigorous, repetitive, consistently reproducible data to decide that a particular therapy may be helpful.  We will not have money, time or personnel to employ this process on non-medication forms of therapy if the SHTF very soon, as we believe it will.

A smart survivalist who either has depression or family members with depression will examine this information and do the obvious: stockpile fish oils, St. John’s Wort seeds, canned salmon,sardines, anchovies, coconut oil, a bright light source (e.g. LED, get them online while you still can), SAM-e and/or other supplements and adaptogens, consider growing other adaptogens and acquire their seeds, consider growing chamomile/lemon balm/skullcap/valerian to use for anxiety, stockpile vitamin D, B vitamins, multivitamins, and start preparing physically for the increased physical activity. I guarantee in Greece today, people with depression desperately wish they had done these things. Because when the Prozac runs out, a stockpile of non-medication treatment modalities may prevent a miserable reversion to immobile depression, and will literally be worth more than gold for trade value.  ?

This article is not intended to offer professional medical advice. It is written for informational purposes only.  It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL CONDITION OR EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment. Any other use of this information if at the reader’s risk, and the author will not be held responsible for the outcome.

This information does not apply to manic depression, or bipolar affective disorder. Although all of the afore mentioned help depressive symptoms, you should neither self - diagnose nor use herbal or nutritional remedies to self-treat your symptoms. Consult your doctor or a qualified medical professional if you think you may be suffering from depression. Depression can become worse if not properly treated and may result in suicide/death.

* Germany's Commission E is the scientific committee of Federal Department of Health. This committee is active since 1978 and it has a panel of multidisciplinary experts in the field of medicine, pharmacology, botanist, toxicologists and others.

This panel came out with 312 monographs of clinically supported herbal use with 286 individual herbs and herbal formulations. The main criteria of this panel is that the herb should be absolutely proven to be safe and and should show reasonable efficacy. These monographs represent the most comprehensive and supported information about herbs In 1978 the German government established an expert committee, the Commission E, to evaluate the safety and efficacy of over 300 herbs and herb combinations sold in Germany. The results were published as official monographs that give the approved uses, contraindications, side effects, dosage, drug interactions and other therapeutic information essential for the responsible use of herbs and phyto-medicines. For the first time, the complete set of all Commission E monographs has been complied, translated into English and edited for use by physicians, pharmacists, health professionals, researchers, regulatory agencies, consumers and the herb industry.