On The Road Back Program
1999, we were assisting
individuals off their medication without using nutritional
supplements by having people gradually reduce the dosage. We
came up with a slow tapering process, wherein the drug was
only tapered further when a person felt they could handle
the withdrawal side effects caused by the previous taper of
the medication. Roughly 50% of the people could taper off
their medication using a gradual taper, but the 50% that
successfully got off of their medication still suffered
extreme withdrawal side effects. The F.D.A. and the drug
companies now recommend what we were doing in 1999, with a
However, we were not satisfied with a 50% success rate or
with the suffering that still took place during the taper
process for the lucky half that could get off their
medication. We began experimenting with a few nutritional
supplements in 2001 to see if they would help with the side
effects, and the success rate increased enough for further
In 2004 I started a DNA testing company and we conducted
hundreds of DNA test on individuals who were either
currently taking medication, off their medication already or
had never used a psychoactive medication.
We looked at how our individual DNA altered the metabolism
of drugs as well as how we were able to metabolize food
groups and specific nutrients. This information made it very
clear why some people experienced adverse reactions to their
drug immediately and why some were able to take the drug for
an extended period of time before having a negative
reaction. However, the DNA Drug Reaction Test did not give
evidence or become useful with how to get a person off a
drug. The DNA testing of food groups and nutrients did show
promise. With this information, we began to create
nutritional formulations in the hope it would help eliminate
withdrawal side effects or at the least reduce them to a
Although the steps above were complicated to a degree, the
real work was to create formulations of supplements that
would not interact with drugs and would reduce or eliminate
side effects associated with tapering off psychoactive
medication. At the time, this was unchartered territory in
the scientific community, but with our research and success
we now see our discoveries and breakthroughs used by many
physicians and drug detoxification programs throughout the
The nutritional supplements used with
The Road Back Program
have changed over the past decade as new discoveries have
become known. The spring of 2013, has brought the next
generation of research to application. Over the past decade,
I have spent thousands of hours researching the correct and
most basic nutrient system for this program. This edition of
the book makes the program even more effective, easier to
follow and dramatically reduces the time it takes to get off
psychoactive medications. Our goal is and always will be to
get a person feeling better faster and allow an individual
to safely reduce their medication in less time.
The breakthrough this spring 2013, deals with the time
release medications, benzodiazepines and antipsychotic
medications. Most new antidepressants are only available as
a time release and antipsychotic medications are quickly
following suit. The time release drug could not be reduced
slow enough to reduce the risk of withdrawal side effects.
Often, the individual would need to go back up on the dosage
and would never attempt to taper the drug again, even with
encouragement from the prescribing physician to reduce the
When the body’s chemistry or systems are altered, the body
will fight back to balance out the attack. Bringing back
that balance is critical if a person is taking a
psychoactive medication or if they are suffering from the
feeling of anxiety, stress or depression without ever having
taken a psychoactive drug.
This program is based on clinical studies conducted by major
universities and scientific bodies kept in high regard by
the medical community. Here are a few of the results of
clinical studies used while developing this program.
Antidepressants cause insulin resistance, and if you are
predisposed to diabetes and take an antidepressant, you have
a four-fold increased chance of becoming a diabetic.
Prolonged use of benzodiazepines depletes the body of the B
vitamin biotin and can cause problems with receptors used by
a benzodiazepine. These two examples give an indication of
how one might treat medication side effects and why a few
supplements are part of this program.
In other words, if you have taken a benzodiazepine for an
extended period of time and have depression and/or tingling
or numbness of the extremities, you are probably deficient
in biotin. Thus, adding biotin to your daily routine will
usually handle the symptom if the biotin deficiency is, in
fact, the cause.
The list of symptoms associated with insulin resistance is
quite long. Diabetes and obesity are two of several
conditions resulting from insulin resistance, but there are
other symptoms a person will begin experiencing before the
onset of such conditions. Antidepressants cause these body
conditions and consequently create physical symptoms that
can be confused with actual drug withdrawal symptoms, making
the withdrawal from any drug more confusing for the
individual and their physician.
How the Program Works
Your body naturally triggers a self-protective inflammatory
process when a psychoactive medication is started.
natural function also responds
to normal activities, such as exercise, fighting off
toxins, allergies, illness, incorrect foods, weight gain,
medications, you name it.
For example, let’s take a sore throat or an infected cut.
The area becomes red and inflamed as the body rushes
microscopic “fire fighters” to the area to contain and put
out the fire and start the healing process.
However, if your body gets overloaded and can no longer
control the inflammation or lacks enough “fire fighters” to
douse the flames, then an internal switch flips, and your
systems will start going awry, ultimately resulting in an
overall imbalance. At this point, but probably earlier in
the process, a gene called JNK that is found in all of our
cells becomes over activated. If you are taking a drug,
there is no doubt the JNK gene is now over activated. This
over activation of the JNK gene is the underlying cause of
side effects and bodily and mental symptoms associated with
all psychoactive drugs.
If you have a physical condition, including menopause,
weight gain, diabetes or so many others, and then throw
psychoactive medications on top, you can be adding fuel to
an already burning fire. In essence, you flip the switch
that overloads your body so it can no longer function as
However, and a big however, using supplements (specifically
antioxidants) incorrectly, in the wrong amount, combinations
or time of day can cause more harm than help.
Reducing the over activation of the JNK gene and cleaning up
the cause/effect phenomena is what gives you relief from the
drug side effects, allowing the body to heal itself.
The body will produce and release substances called
cytokines when the immune system is activated. When the JNK
gene becomes over activated, the immune system will begin to
have difficulty handling the body and a protein called
Interleukin-2 will either plummet or shoot sky high. High
Interleukin-2 levels will create a mania in an individual. A
chronic high Interleukin-2 will also cause a different
substance called Interleukin-6 to become high, and a high
level of Interleukin-6 is associated with depression. It is
now known, high Interleukin-6 precedes depressions. Here you
have the bipolar individual who cycles between mania and
Depending on your body and what you were exposed to, these
cytokines may have been overly active before you started
taking medication, or they may have become inhibited once
the medication was started. We all react differently when
medication is taken. One thing is common with all of us—the
need to maintain or get back to a natural body balance.
Oxidative stress will be significantly higher in the body of
anyone diagnosed with anxiety, depression, bipolar,
schizophrenia, ADHD and OCD. The brain is most susceptible
to oxidative stress, and a multitude of clinical trials have
higher oxidative stress in the brain of bipolar and
The supplements called Neuro Endure Mini and JNK will
help stop the oxidative stress before it even starts or stop
the continued progress if it is already underway.
The area of nutrition is littered with confusing words and
information so technical it can seem overwhelming. I have
tried to simplify and distill what you need to know so you
can proceed with the program while understanding the basic
premise of how your body works to counteract the imbalances
created by the medication.
If you wish to read more of the technical information please
read the Science chapter, Chapter 23.
Thousands of people worldwide have stood where you now
stand-ready to take their lives back and free themselves
from psychoactive medication and the resulting side effects.
While every person is unique and life offers no guarantees,
if you follow this program precisely, you should begin to
feel better soon after you start.
Supplements Used in the Program
The supplements used with
The Road Back Program
are manufactured by
Neuro Genetic Solutions (Neuro Endure Mini, JNK
Capsules, Omega 3 Supreme – TG, Body Calm Daytime Relief,
Body Calm Supreme With Melatonin, Body Calm Supreme
Melatonin Free and Adrenalpin),
(Beta 1-3 D Glucan) and
(Unique E). The chapters in this book that detail how to
taper specific types of medication will list which
supplements you need to use for each drug type as well as
additional supplements to use for more specific withdrawal
symptoms. This chapter describes all supplements that might
be used in the program and gives tips on how to use each
– (Manufactured by Neuro Genetic Solutions) Adrenalpin
should be used, no matter the drug you may be taking if when
you awake in the morning you feel anxiety, the feeling tends
to reduce a little as noontime approaches but then comes
back again full force near noon. The anxiety feeling will
usually fade again a little as the day passes and in the
evening, if you are not able to be asleep by 10:30pm the
anxiety feeling comes back fully and you are not able to go
to sleep until after 1am.
Adrenalpin is formulated with Cordyceps (mushroom),
Eleuthero, Rhodiola, Montmorency Tart Cherry and Pantothenic
Acid. This formula is made to slowly reduce the feeling of
daytime anxiety and help with sleep. There are more direct
ways to adjust the body to eliminate the anxiety feelings
but the approach is too harsh and even if you have never
used a psychoactive medication those other supplements would
cause you to have an increased anxiety and insomnia.
This is where even a good naturopathic doctor may error in
the treatment of a patient on psychoactive medication. They
have a formula they have used for years and it has been very
effective and they feel it will be fine with most of their
patients. If you are taking anti-anxiety drug this
definitely is not the case. If you were prescribed an
antidepressant for anxiety, it probably will cause more harm
than help as well.
Slow and steady wins the race, especially with the feeling
You should take 2 capsules of the Adrenalpin each day with
food. Take the first capsule in the morning and the second
capsule about 30-minutes before the normal return of the
anxiety feeling near noon. Make sure to have some food in
the stomach each time you take Adrenalpin.
The Adrenalpin veggie capsules are guaranteed to dissolve
within 15-minutes after swallowing.
B6, B12 and Folate
– You should be able to find a B6, B12 and Folate at a local
vitamin store. The supplement should be made from: Vitamin
B6 (from pyridoxal 5’-phosphate) Folate (50% as folinic acid
(5-formyltetrahydrofolate) and 50% as
5-methyltetrahydroflate) and B12 (as methylcobalamin).
Approximately, 30% of the population will not be able to
metabolize B12 and folate with ease. If you do not use the
types mentioned here, the chances of metabolism reduce
If you have difficulty finding a supplement exactly as
described, Dr. Hyla Cass, M.D. offers a multi-vitamin on her
web site that will be close enough. Her site address is
www.cassmd.com and the multi is called Two a Day Better
Before you just use any multi-vitamin, check the label and
see if the folate reads folic acid. If so, this is a
synthetic folate and will actually mutate your genes instead
of providing help to the body.
Taking a B6, B12 and Folate should not cause any reaction at
all. Low folate levels are common with depression and we do
not get enough folate in our diet, especially when 30% of us
have a difficult time metabolizing it in the first place.
Beta 1, 3-D Glucan –
This supplement is available from Transfer Point
The human immune system includes a substance called IL-2.
Individuals with low levels of IL-2 have anxiety and
problems with sleep. Stage 2 of sleep requires a sufficient
level of IL-2 for a deep restful sleep.
Beta 1, 3-D Glucan has been clinically proven to not only
increase levels of IL-2 in the human immune system but to
also keep the IL-2 levels increased for an extended time
after the product is discontinued.
If you have anxiety and or insomnia, use the JNK supplement,
Body Calm Daytime Relief, Body Calm Supreme and Adrenalpin
first. If these symptoms do not completely subside within 2
weeks, you may have low IL-2, and supplementing with the
Beta 1, 3-D Glucan would be in order. Taking one or two of
the 100 mg capsules in the morning will usually do the
The Beta 1, 3-D Glucan must be taken apart from food or
water and not within a half hour of consuming food or
liquid. Only use enough liquid to get the Beta 1, 3-D Glucan
down the throat and no more than that. The Beta 1, 3-D
Glucan needs to absorb, and taking it in any other fashion
will not allow assimilation.
– (Manufactured by Neuro Genetic Solutions) The JNK has been
reformulated to be close to the original formula from 2010.
This was the most effective formula in this program, hands
down. As new clinical studies were published about the
individual ingredients in the formula it became apparent why
it was more effective. The JNK Capsules are back!
The ingredients in the JNK Capsule are; Milk Thistle,
Selenium, N-Acetyl-Cysteine, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Biotin,
Inositol, Malic Acid, Calcium as citrate malate, Alpha
Ketoglutaric Acid, Vitamin K2 as menaquinone-7, and
helps reduce the over activation of the JNK gene. The amount
used in this supplement will not give much help to the
liver. That is not the purpose of the Milk Thistle in this
helps reduce the over activation of the JNK gene plus it
helps support normal cell health and has a specific
(NAC) creates the master antioxidant glutathione. NAC is the
most heavily researched product regarding glutathione. For
this reason, you will find NAC used in emergency rooms as an
IV treatment and prescribed by physicians for various
NAC does help reduce the over activation of the JNK gene and
works hand-in-hand with selenium, alpha lipoic acid, vitamin
C and vitamin E. NAC will have an effect within the brain
Alpha Lipoic Acid
helps recirculate vitamin C and vitamin E and has a distinct
benefit with insulin resistance. It is normally never used
as a standalone supplement but is a supporting cast member
that wins best supporting actor at the Oscars each and every
is usually thought of for hair and nail problems.
Anti-anxiety drugs deplete biotin with prolonged usage of
the drug and you may have brittle hair and nails. Those are
only the possible visible signs. Numbness or tingling of the
extremities occurs when the drugs have depleted biotin too
much. I increased the biotin in this formula to be higher
than what was found in the original JNK.
is a key cell membrane component and messenger in our
neuro-communication system. It signals the release of
serotonin and norepinephrine. It also triggers other
cellular functions, such as glucose and fat metabolism. With
insulin resistance being a major underlying problem with
most people taking a psychoactive drug, the more help for
that area the better.
The amount of inositol in the JNK Capsule formula is not
enough to stop taking inositol if you are already doing so.
The amount used is just enough to be effective with the
is a supplement most people have never heard of. Malic acid
is used for making ATP, which is a molecule that provides
energy to muscles, brain, heart and other tissues.
Calcium, as calcium citrate malate.
It is all too common for people doing this program to have
the feelings associated with anxiety. Part of the physical
reason can come from calcium. Calcium can excite the body
rather much, to put it mildly. I have found calcium citrate
does not cause this agitation but also works to calm things
down. Many of us also have the genetic makeup that makes
absorption of calcium difficult. I have used calcium citrate
malate in the formula to give a high bioavailability of a
well absorbed calcium. If you are taking a calcium
supplement already, I want you to know there is 254mg of
calcium citrate malate in each serving of the JNK formula.
There are 3 capsules to a serving.
Alpha Ketoglutaric Acid
(AKG) is another one of those supplements you probably never
heard anything about. This supplement helps remove ammonia
from the central nervous system.
This is an organic acid that helps metabolism of all
essential amino acids and assist with the transfer of
cellular energy in the citric acid cycle. The body needs AKG
as a precursor to glutamic acid, which is involved in
protein synthesis and the regulation of blood glucose
A buildup of ammonia in the brain, muscles and kidneys can
occur with psychoactive drug usage. This is part of the
reason the list of drug side effects included these areas of
as menaquinone-7 is from a natural source. Vitamin K2 has a
role in blood coagulation, a benefit for bone health and
vascular function. This form of K2 also has the longest
half-life of all K2 vitamins making it suitable for this
This form of K2 has been shown to help reduce bone loss in
For those of you taking a blood thinner, the amount of K2 in
each capsule is 16mcg. Please share this with your physician
before taking the JNK Capsules.
is an essential B vitamin that is needed to release energy
from carbohydrates, protein and fats from food. It is also
essential for the synthesis of adrenal hormones and
cholesterol. This supplement is also involved in fatty acid
metabolism and many of the enzyme processes of the body.
The biotin mentioned earlier, also requires pantothenic acid
to be the most effective.
You will also find pantothenic acid in the Adrenalpin
formula. I have kept in mind you may be taking both the
Adrenalpin and the JNK Capsules and have formulated both
products in such a manner so you will not have too much
The JNK Capsules are guaranteed to dissolve within
15-minutes after swallowing.
Neuro Endure and Neuro Endure Mini –
Start off with the Neuro Endure Mini. The Mini is the same
formula as Neuro Endure but with ¼ the strength. Most of you
will only need the Neuro Endure Mini. This product was
formulated to help those of you taking a timed release
medication but it was found to be very effective with
benzodiazepines and other drugs as well.
In testing the key ingredients of this supplement, a few
things happened that were surprising. People with protracted
withdrawal had symptoms leave in a manner of days. There
were people that usually could not take any supplement due
to adverse reactions.
Don’t be surprised if your, anxiety, insomnia, memory and
concentration returns or improves. It is common for relief
from body aches and pains to diminish with Neuro Endure.
Unless you are tapering from a pain medication, start with
the Neuro Endure Mini. I detail how to take in the Pre-taper
The ingredients in Neuro Endure are: Acetyl-L-Carnitine,
Bacopa Monnieri, L-Glutamine and N-Acetyl-Cysteine.
reduces the over activation of the JNK gene in the brain.
This is probably why this supplement has been used by
physicians to help with brain and nerve function during
aging. This ingredient is a metabolic source for
acetylcholine, a brain neurotransmitter and with the
conversion back to L-Carnitine; it helps carry fatty acids
into the mitochondria of nerve, heart and muscle cells for
the production of energy. Other benefits include: cell
membrane stability, production of nerve growth factor and
cerebral blood flow.
is an herb that has been used for centuries to help with
mood. The amount of the herb in this formula matches the
amount and strength used in the successful studies.
is a primary source of energy for intestinal immune cells
and a major amino acid in muscle tissue. With continual
stress, the body loses the ability to manufacture enough
glutamine naturally and supplementation is required.
Please see description of this supplement in the description
of the JNK Capsules.
The Neuro Endue Mini tablets are guaranteed to dissolve
within 30-minutes after swallowing.
Omega 3 Supreme TG
– (Manufactured by Neuro Genetic Solutions) This omega 3 is
a completely new omega 3 fish oil for
The Road Back Program. With redoing the manufacturing of products
used in the program, I knew the omega 3 fish oil could be
upgraded to a better product. Starting from scratch, and
looking at what role a fish oil has in this program; that
being to assist with the “brain zaps” associated with
reducing an antidepressant, a new type of fish oil was
Other than the cheap, run-of-the-mill fish oil, a
distillation process is used to purify the fish oil and
remove heavy metals and toxins that are present in fish. All
omega 3’s we recommended in the past were distilled.
During the distillation process, alcohols are used to help
breakdown the fish oil and purify it. This is the time when
you can increase the amount of EPA in the fish oil or the
DHA fraction. If you look at the back of any fish oil label
you will see EPA in milligrams, DHA stated in milligrams, as
well as total milligrams of fatty acids. This is the point
where nearly all fish oil processing stops due to price and
you have a fish oil product called EE or ethyl esters. If
the bottle of fish oil you have on your shelf does not state
TG on the label, it is undoubtedly this EE form.
The EE form is not a natural form for fish oil. It is still
in an altered state and not natural. Synthetic if you will.
The Omega 3 Supreme is in the TG form of fish oil. The
manufacturing process for TG fish oil takes the fish oil
back to the natural structure of fish oil. The human body
likes natural! It knows what to do with things that are
The TG stands for triglyceride. A natural omega 3 is in the
triglyceride form, not the EE form.
The triglyceride in omega 3 fish oil is not the same as
triglyceride as a “fat” you may want to be lowering under
your doctor’s care. A completely different animal!
If you have experienced burping, the fish breathe, you have
been taking the EE form of fish oil.
If you do much research on the difference between EE and TG
fish oil, you will find most clinical studies have used the
EE form of fish oil. That is because it is cheaper.
Once the fish oil is ready to convert back to the TG form, a
choice is made on how much EPA/DHA the product will have.
You will find some fish oil in TG form to have around 180mg
of EPA and a low amount of DHA as well. This is great for a
child as long as the total amount of fish oil is still not
at 1,000mg a softgel.
Omega 3 Supreme TG has 408mg of EPA, 272mg of DHA, 70mg of
other fatty acids per softgel. In the future, as new batches
of the Omega 3 Supreme TG are made, the amount of EPA, DHA
and total other fatty acids may go up or down slightly. The
manufacturing process for fish oils is not the same as
making a vitamin C where the milligram amount can be exact
each time. The product is made with the same procedures, the
product is then tested and measured and the exact amount
must be on each label.
The cost is higher per softgel of TG omega 3 as compared to
the EE form. However, the high host averages out when you
compare the amount of TG softgels you will need to take is
less. With TG being in a natural state, the omega 3 fish oil
has over 30% higher absorption.
The next 3 supplements are where quality and price have been
Body Calm Daytime Relief
– (Manufactured by Neuro Genetic Solutions)
Body Calm Daytime Relief is formulated to be used during the
daytime to help with relief from anxiety. If you are
responding quite well to this supplement during the daytime
you may want to try it at bedtime as well for sleep.
The Montmorency tart cherry is without binders or fillers
from the supplier, passion flower is pure and at a good
strength, and L-Theanine.
I was the first to recommend the Montmorency cherry for
anxiety and sleep back in 2004. You may find other cherry
supplements now recommended for these symptoms and if they
did not work for you don’t think this supplement will not.
Using a pure cherry powder, including the skin, without
binders makes a huge difference in this product.
Using these supplements are different than most other
supplements you might have used for anxiety or sleep. They
do not make you drowsy or sleepy.
The Body Calm Daytime Relief works well when taken together
with the Adrenalpin. Getting relief from the daytime
feelings of anxiety is essential for a productive day, and
believe me; a day filled with the feeling of anxiety does
get in the way of your sleep. I am probably preaching to the
choir here but if you also have a difficult time with sleep,
what you do or do not do in the daytime will directly affect
how well and how easy you can go to sleep.
The veggie capsules used with Body Calm Daytime Relief are
guaranteed to dissolve within 15-minutes after swallowing.
Body Calm Supreme Melatonin Free
– (Manufactured by Neuro Genetic Solutions) When you take
this supplement 15-minutes before bedtime the capsule will
dissolve right as you go to bed. Don’t expect to feel sleepy
suddenly. Close your eyes and start going to sleep and don’t
be surprised if you just awake the next morning.
Body Calm Supreme Melatonin Free includes a blend of
Montmorency tart cherry, passion flower, and L-Theanine. If
you compare the formula of Body Calm Daytime Relief and Body
Calm Supreme Melatonin Free you will notice the exact same
formula. However, the amount of each ingredient has been
changed to help guide you through the switchover from the
Body Calm Daytime Relief to sleep, without jarring your
One to two capsules 15-minutes before bedtime.
The veggie capsules used with Body Calm Supreme Melatonin
Free are guaranteed to dissolve within 15-minutes after
Body Calm Supreme With Melatonin
– (Manufactured by Neuro Genetic Solutions) This formula is
the exact same as the Body Calm Supreme Melatonin Free
except for the addition of vitamin B1 as Benfotiamine and
3mg of melatonin.
Vitamin B1 as Benfotiamine was used because I wanted a B1
that would cross the blood-brain-barrier. Melatonin can
cause some people to have vivid nightmares or vivid dreams
and B1 has been shown to help.
Take 1 to 2 capsules 15-minutes before bedtime.
The capsule is guaranteed to dissolve within 15-minutes
– Omega 3 fish oil requires vitamin E for absorption. If you
take any omega 3 fish oil daily you will become deficient in
vitamin E in time. I have recommended the Unique E made by
A.C. Grace Company
for years. A.C. Grace
has been making vitamin E for over 50-years and their blend
of mixed vitamin E is unique, as their name suggest. It is a
natural blend of the parts that make up vitamin E. Neuro
Genetic Solutions will probably carry the Unique E so you do
not need to shop at multiple web sites. If you would prefer
to purchase directly from
A.C. Grace, their
web site is www.acgrace.com.
A recap on where the supplements are available.
Neuro Genetic Solutions
– Adrenalpin, JNK Capsules, Neuro Endure, Neuro Endure Mini,
Omega 3 Supreme TG, Body Calm
Daytime Relief, Body Calm Supreme Melatonin Free, Body Calm
Supreme With Melatonin
Neuro Genetic Solutions is based in the United States and
has distributors in Europe, Australia, and Canada and very
soon in Hong Kong. Go to www.shop.neurogeneticsolutions.com
for distributor web site information.