If taking an antipsychotic
By Jim Harper
How to Get Off
Psychoactive Drugs Safely
This page was updated March 16, 2015
- New breakthrough to combat weight gain caused by
antidepressants and antipsychotic medications
New clinical studies were released the end of 2014 giving
new insight to the cause of weight gain when taking an
antidepressant as well as a solution to this problem.
– In 2010, it was discovered antidepressants cause a gene in
our body, called JNK, to become over activated. The over
activation of the JNK gene also leads toward diabetes and a
host of other negative conditions in the body. Reducing the
over activation of the JNK gene is a major part of The Road
Back Program and gives excellent relief to drug withdrawal
and current side effects.
The new study in 2014 revealed there is another substance, a
protein called MAP4K4, which is located upstream from the
JNK gene and the MAP4K4 is causing the JNK gene to be
continually over activated due to the presence of the
Long story short, we have been addressing the JNK gene with
our diet approach with some success but not with the success
we should have been getting. As long as the MAP4K4 keeps
activating the JNK gene, weight loss will not be possible
for some people taking an antidepressant.
Currently, we know how to reduce the over activation of the
JNK gene and how to silence the activity of the Map4K4. The
supplement Optimum Solace will accomplish both of these
functions. Since 1999, we have always looked for ways to
improve our program as well as improve the success for
weight loss. Clinical studies are currently being conducted
on an upgrade to the Optimum Solace and if successful, the
Optimum Solace formula will change slightly.
What can you do now?
You can begin by getting your body set up for weight loss,
change a few simple things in your diet that will also help
reduce the activity of the JNK gene and help silence the
You only need to
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What should you expect
at this point?
Weight gain should stop within the first 2 to 3 weeks
of taking the Optimum Solace.
Improvement in mood
- You may or may not need
help with your mood but in case that is an issue for you the
graph below should be of interest.
Improvement in sleep
- A good night of sleep has
been shown to help with weight loss. The graph below shows
the results of a recent study using Optimum Solace.
Improvement in cognitive function
- Not everyone
needs help with cognitive function. However, when weight
gain is an issue cognitive function dysfunction can be
Improvement in sexual dysfunction
dysfunction is one of the main reasons people stop taking
their antidepressant. A side benefit with the Optimum Solace
is help reducing antidepressant induced sexual dysfunction.
Improvement of food cravings if that is currently present
We do not have enough information
regarding food cravings being diminished with the Optimum
Solace but it appears to curb food cravings as well.
Foods to avoid:
First a Don't:
If you are still taking a medication do not abruptly change
your diet. An extreme diet change can create problems with
the drug metabolism and create drug side effects.
Try to eliminate
as much refined
sugar as possible from your daily diet.
Start eliminating canned foods and packaged foods with
preservatives. The preservatives in the foods are adding to
the difficulty of weight loss. The preservatives also
activate the JNK gene and JNK enzymes you are trying to
Avoid frozen fish.
If your grocery store sells fresh fish that they froze, ask
them if they have used any preservatives on the fish. Avoid
if they have. Look at the label of all pre-packaged fish and
if the label shows any additive you should avoid.
Avoid white bread
Avoid fast food restaurants unless you know the meal is free
You really need to look at the label on foods and even look
at the trusted Subway sandwich you may be having for lunch.
Subway has been using a chemical in their breads called
Azodiacarbonamide. This chemical is used when making yoga
mats and the rubber soles of shoes.
Coke is removing a chemical found in flame retardants that
they put in Gatorade.
Foods to Eat
Again, don't go wild and change your diet drastically.
cruciferous vegetables are good for us but if you are
taking any medications they will likely cause the drug to
metabolize too fast and you will feel withdrawal side
effects, without reducing the medication.
The side effect is
Drink 2 glasses of fresh lemon water a day. Take 1 lemon and
cut it in half. Squeeze the lemons juice into 10 ounces of
water and drink. Do this twice a day. The lemon water will
help clean up the gallbladder and this will help fats move
through the body better.
You need to eat!
Make sure to have 3 meals a day and ideally a snack between
breakfast and lunch and one more snack between lunch and
Balance the protein, fats and carbs.
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