TLBTV: COGNITIVE LIBERTY – Getting a Grip – With Guest Ben Fuchs R. PH.

COGNITIVE LIBERTY – Getting a Grip – With Guest Ben Fuchs R. PH.

“Pharmacist Ben”


By Cognitive Liberty Host: Clyde Lewis

On this episode of Cognitive Liberty, I talk with Natural Pharmacist – Ben Fuchs about how the foods we eat not only affect our bodies, but our minds as well. We also discuss the various ways we can attain the proper nutrition through finding out what supplements work best for us on an individual basis, in order to balance our brain chemistry.

As many of you are aware, I am vigilant now about my health both physically and mentally and in my daily research, I did some reading about depression and how to determine if you have depression is based on your environment or if you have fallen into despair and you need a life preserver.

Helplessness is the most destructive of human emotions. Human beings respond to helplessness with depression or, more commonly, rage. When people look for help, they are told sometimes that they are needy and they need to “get a grip” the truth is it isn’t all bout neediness, and so it feels as if that kind of advice (get a grip) is like a cold shoulder and every little problem feels greater and you feel as if you are being pushed around.

We have all been there and you don’t have to have a tragedy to find yourself in a situation where you find that our modern American culture has outrun the biology of our brains.

With everything being billed as a threat or a crisis today, our brains are going into overdrive. We have a reward mechanism that brings us happiness, but the part of the brain that creates the threat assessment has now been pushed over the top and so now while major triggers are obvious, simple things like rush-hour traffic, overdue mortgage payments, or repeated deadlines are triggering fight or flight responses in the brain.

When the “threat” is ongoing, stress disrupts the communication network between the brain and immune system and accelerates the production of molecules called cytokines; the overproduction of which can result in inflammation and disease.

I have spoken before about cytokine storms as a result of bad vaccines, but I never knew that stress and depression created them. Cytokines in the body can result in inflammation and disease.

Prolonged stress also prompts the brain to release cortisol, a hormone that raises blood sugar and blood pressure.

I was eager to talk about it because I have friends who have suffered with depression and many listeners have shared with me their struggles with it.

The biggest complaint I hear though is not really about the depression, but the idea of being on medication that has horrible side effects and how it is difficult to wean yourself from many of these drugs.

It can be argued that the over-medicating of the population by doctors with psychoactive drugs, SSRI’s, opiates and the decriminalizing of the use of marijuana is contributing to the chemically induced state of our nation and that reality is now being clouded by these methods

The significance of this information is in my opinion very important because it shifts our focus from viewing depression as being a disease caused by a chemical imbalance, which often requires medication to correct, to being a symptom of a deeper, underlying problem. It also leads to entirely new avenues of treatment many of them more effective and safer than antidepressant drugs.

Too often we look at our everyday experiences as if they were a fact of nature, just something we have to live with, but now we can find alternatives to the propaganda that we are fed about what drugs we need to take to put a psychological band aid on depression.

Watch this informative discussion …

Visit Ben’s website by clicking on the image below:

About my Guest: Natural Pharmacist Benjamin Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist and cosmetic chemist. Benjamin Fuchs holds a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University and BS in Pharmacy from the University of Colorado and has practiced as a Registered Pharmacist and Consulting Nutritionist for over 15 years.

Mr. Fuchs has been compounding custom medication, formulating nutritional products and consulting with doctors and patients since graduating from the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy in 1986. Since 1991 has been lecturing nationwide on the importance of the strategic use of cosmetics and nutritional supplementation for healthy skin and bodies.

Ben became a Youngevity Scientific Advisory Board Member, January 27th 2013. The Youngevity Scientific Advisory Board comprises some of the most respected names in the fields of medicine, research, and nutrition. Working together with our Founder, Dr. Joel Wallach, DVM, ND, the Scientific Advisory Board’s collective guidance is practical, insightful, and often based on individual member’s own pioneering research.

Pharmacist Ben, host of The Bright Side, a nationally syndicated radio program on the Genesis Communications Radio Network. The program can be heard on GCN Monday – Friday, from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. MST. Call 1-605-562-7716 to listen to The Bright Side by telephone on the GCN Listen Line or click here to listen to “The Bright Side” On Demand from GCN. Listeners can call 1-855-660-4261 to talk to Ben during the show.

Contact or visit Ben by clicking on the below links:





YouTube (Be on the Bright side)

Youtube (Pharmacist Ben)

Pharmacist Ben Fuchs: Whey, Serotonin, Melatonin


About the host: Clyde Lewis continues a decades long endeavor to get the truth out via many forms of media with his latest Project Cognitive Liberty on TLBTV.

He has appeared in a SHOWTIME special with magicians Penn & Teller, as well as the television programs Sightings, Strange Universe and the Discovery Channel special Return to the Bermuda Triangle. He has been published in both UFO Magazine and Unknown Magazine, and has been featured in Rolling Stone. Lewis is the model for characters in such books as Safe House by Andrew Vachss, Supernatural Law by Batton Lash, and Alien Invasion by Michael Tresca.

A fan of B-horror and science-fiction movies, comic books and mythology, Lewis has also published his own fanzines and co-written scripts for television and radio. He appeared in the movies Nightfall, which he co-wrote with director Kevin Delullo; Cage in Box Elder; and Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger Part IV, in which he provided the voice of the title character.

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