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The Drug Epidemic No One Talks About – Steroids

The Drug Epidemic No One Talks About - Steroids

Steroids are one of the most popular drugs next to marijuana and cocaine. They can be purchased through various websites that ship out of Asia, Europe and South America. However, a lot of sites will sell you defective product.

The best place to get steroids is in the gym. However, if you are not introduced by someone with standing, they will never sell to you or admit to using. Though steroids are widely used in the police force, police come into gyms hoping to score themselves a drug dealer.

Generally the top trainers, those with the most bodybuilding trophies are the biggest dealers. In a typical gym, you will only find 1-3 non-users out of 20 trainers. Many of my colleagues, male and female, sold it to clients, members and nonmembers in the club during work hours.

HEALTH HAZARDS

Steroids are highly addictive. Users generally develop bigorexia  (the opposite of anorexia, where is the delusion that you are never big enough which leads to an addiction to getting bigger.) There is a fear of losing the muscle which leads to prolonged use and increased dosage.

Many regulars will increase dosage until it literally kills them. They’re the ones who are muscularly oversized (like Arnold Schwarzenegger or the Hulk) with some skin discoloration making them look red or even purplish in the face and sometimes body.  Steroids are nowhere near cheap. Quality steroids can cost from $80 to $160 a vial, sometime much more.

I witnessed a friend use a very/super masculine steroid in high doses. He was weighing in at 112 lbs, resembling an Ethiopian long distance runner.  Within 2 weeks, he was 185 lbs. I could not believe my eyes. I had never seen anyone grow like that even with the use of steroids.  Two week later, he came to me sick as a dog, pale, emaciated, eyelid puffy and lips blue like he’d been living on Everest.

He told me all about his use, his high dosages, as well as how he could no longer sleep due to pain. Even holding down food had become difficult and what he could would just go through him. I introduced him to a sports doctor. Naturally they did blood work, and ran tests. The next day he was in the hospital hooked up to a dialysis machine; one kidney had shut down completely and the other was barely working.

They couldn’t even take him off the steroids for fear of what would happen once his hormone levels drop and immune system stopped working. He passed away 2 months later. To this day, some of his family and loved ones still don’t know that he was a user.

EPIDEMIC

In 2008, steroid users were 50% athletes and 50% regular people. Today, those numbers have skyrocketed to 20% athletes (pros you see on TV, not models and bodybuilders) and 80% regular people. Take a look around you. Why is it so easy to become a Mike Tyson lookalike? It’s in the Olympics; it’s in our sports; it’s made its way into high schools, colleges and universities. It’s in the prison system. Now, thanks to fitness establishments, it’s in your local neighbourhood.

Whenever I enter the gym now, I recognize the users. The numbers have increased dramatically. Steroids are being sold and used daily by newcomers both male and female.

All of my clients use steroids with a few exceptions. Everyone wants to compete in bodybuilding competitions and have their five minutes of fame. They quickly realize they have to use because everyone else is. Steroids are such an effective drug that you will never win first place without it.

When you walk into a gym now, 90% of the trainers are on it, especially the popular and well established ones. Looking at people who are in great shape, it’s also 90%. That’s not to take away from the naturals who work brutally hard in the gym.

CONCLUSION

I don’t have the power to stop people from using but maybe I can educate people on safe use and the truth. It is possible to achieve prowess naturally but it’s hard work and no one wants to do hard work. They want it fast and easy. We live in a fast food era, where everything is at our finger tips and now that fitness has become a big trend, people want it fast as well. All kinds of products with false promises capitalizing on peoples insecurities and need to look good. It has nothing to do with health, but money and beauty.

Be warned, when you decide to put this garbage in your body, that you are literally signing your own death wish by dramatically removing years off your life.

 

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Google Now Has Access To Millions of Patients’ Medical Records

A controversial deal between tech giant Google and the National Health Service (NHS) will allow artificial intelligence units access to 1.6 million confidential medical records. Since 2014, Google has partnered with several scientists in an attempt to understand human health, but a new report reveals the data gathering goes far beyond what was originally anticipated.

According to documents obtained by the New Scientist, the data sharing agreement between Google-owned artificial intelligence company DeepMind and the Royal Free NHS Trust gives access to the sensitive healthcare data of millions of NHS patients. The chilling and wide-reaching deal allows DeepMind access to the medical records of the 1.6 million people passing annually through the three London hospitals owned by the Trust — Barnet, Chase Farm, and the Royal Free.

The Google-owned A.I. firm announced in February it was working with the NHS to build an app called Streams — intended to help hospitals monitor patients with kidney disease. However, the new information has revealed that the extent of the data being shared goes much further and includes logs of day-to-day hospital activity, records of the location and status of patients, and even logs of who visits them and when.

Results of pathology and radiology tests are also shared, as is information from critical care and accident and emergency departments. In addition, DeepMind’s access to the centralised records of all NHS hospital treatments in the U.K. means the tech company can access historical data from the last five years, all while receiving a continuous stream of new data.

At the same time, DeepMind is developing a platform called Patient Rescue, which uses hospital data streams to build tools to carry out analysis and support diagnostic decisions. The New Scientist explained how it works:

Comparing a new patient’s information with millions of other cases, Patient Rescue might be able to predict that they are in the early stages of a disease that has not yet become symptomatic, for example. Doctors could then run tests to see if the prediction is correct.

While the Royal Free has not yet responded to the question of what — if any — opt-out mechanisms are available to patients, the New Scientist suggests this is unlikely to be a straightforward process. Despite the agreement stating Google cannot use the data in any other part of the company’s business, many will be seriously wary of the access the online tech giant now has to the confidential data of millions of people.

As the New Scientist wrote:

Data mining is the name of the game in the burgeoning field of machine learning and artificial intelligence, and there’s no company in the world better at that than Google.

 

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