Why do anti-Kratom folks assume that we advocates or representatives are marketing something? Neither I nor <<<I think it’s safe to say>>> the American Kratom Association are vendor establishments. I think many people have the wrong idea about why we fight so hard to keep this plant legal.
Honestly, it’s mostly for our own salvation and the natural human need to want to do good in life. As a mother I want to protect myself from sickness and I want to be as healthy and as successful as I can be in this life, so I can produce a phenomenal human being for all this world to see.
I also care about the future of my child and everyone else’s. One thing we ALL can be sure of in live, is that there is PAIN. I want our children to have adequate pain relief when they become adults. The last thing I want for them is to walk into a doctors office and deal with the horrific situation that is at hand and then simply closing a door in their face, saying you get nothing for your pain. ‘Just deal with it’. Or …’Take Tylenol’.
Life is hard and Americans work hard everyday to keep this country moving. That means pain and fatigue. Just like Americans rely on coffee and tea to get them through their sleepy mornings and off to work, the same should be allowed for this amazing plant.
Kratom will help Americans to keep their jobs, when they are tired and in pain. Kratom can help Americans stay productive and stay succeeding in their lives.
Below is a podcast of Sir Mac Haddow, Senior Fellow on Public Policy for the American Kratom Association and Dr. B discussing the addiction potential and a specific autopsy report.
I don’t want to bash anyone here, but of course there are a few things I’d like to point out regarding statements made by Dr. B.
He says, ‘Kratom users will report they’re doing splendidly well in 6 months from now, however; in 5 years from now it’s a different story.’ This could not be further from the truth. I have thousands of Kratom advocates, my friends who have been taking this plant between 6-10 years and they still manage fine on the same dose they started with. Switching strains helps Kratom to stay effective.
Dr. B also accuses Mac Haddow repeatedly stating that he is trying to divert him away from what he’s trying to say. How highly manipulative of someone to say that. This is Dr. B’s show. I don’t see how he can blame Mac Haddow for his own behavior or thinking. As a psych nurse, I see him shifting blame quite a bit here. We are all responsible for our own actions and thoughts. It almost reminds me of addiction mentality, when the person constantly blames everyone else but themselves for their actions or behaviors.
I actually like Dr. B, but I disagree with a lot of what he said here. I don’t think it was right for him to discredit Mac Haddow’s viewpoints by saying he was the doctor who has credentials, not him. The autopsy clearly states this man had various drugs in his system. Also, every single one of us who fight and advocate for Kratom via these medical reports ARE quoting real scientists and medical professionals/doctors, so by no means should anyone discredit or devalue any of it. Unbelievable ~
Therapeutic levels or NOT, as a trained psychiatric nurse I KNOW for a fact the contraindications that are brought on by mixing drugs and herbs together. So, I don’t understand this doctor’s argument. His argument is not valid in my opinion from a medical standpoint.
Also, he says it’s not fair to call Kratom a food. Why? Coffee and tea are both considered foods. Kratom is literally a tea leaf, so it IS a food. It is derived from a coffee tree plant. He goes on to say that Kratom is a psychoactive like that’s a bad thing. Him being a doctor, he should know better that almost everything on the planet that affects your brain chemistry is considered ‘psychoactive’. Anything that has alkaloids in it is considered psychoactive, so stop trying to use that as a means to make this plant look bad. Coffee, tea, chocolate, and the caffeine in them along with cheese, mint, etc all have alkaloids in it that bind to our pleasure center within the brain and receptors. It’s all classified as psychoactive.
Again, no one here is trying to sell you anything. Do you see ANY advertising on my blog?? No. In fact, I JUST turned two offers down because I’m so eager to spread the truth about this plant to HELP people. So, I said no. I knew it would be a conflict of interest and people would be less likely to believe me. However, I don’t agree with that but it’s the nature of the beast. The ironic thing though is I still get accused of trying to sell Kratom. I do not sell Kratom. I do this out of the goodness of my heart because I know how much Kratom has changed my life for the better and I wish that for all of you.
Especially, since I’m a psych nurse I want to lift the veil back from everyone’s eyes so they can see an opportunity for a better life perhaps or help them with their trials and tribulations. We are not trying to ‘market’ anything to you like someone said. I take great offense to that because by no means am I doing this for the money.