A recent study showed that the pain reliever, acetaminophen, sold as Tylenol, not only reduces pain, but also reduces emotional joy and sadness. The study, led by Geoffrey Durso at Ohio State University, recorded reactions to both pleasant and disturbing photographs, and showed diminished emotions to both, in people taking Tyelenol.
This is consistent with the work of Dr Candace Pert, who showed that information molecules form one system of the body that had a message to, for instance, depress activity, tended to have the same sort of action in other body systems. So, for example, mental depression could depress immune function, by a scientifically plausible process. It is time we open our eyes and deal with the underlying contributors to disease, whether from external sources or internal emotions.
To your health,
Dr. Alan M Dattner, MD