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By Jim Harper – Author of How to Get Off Psychoactive Drugs Safely

This page was updated March 16, 2015

Subject - 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.

Antidepressants – 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 antidepressant.

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 protein MAP4K4..

You only need to use the Optimum Solace. How to purchase Optimum Solace

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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 Mood

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 Sleep

Improvement in cognitive function - Not everyone needs help with cognitive function. However, when weight gain is an issue cognitive function dysfunction can be present.

Improvement in Cognitive Function

Improvement in sexual dysfunction - Sexual 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 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 balance.

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 of preservatives.

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.

Broccoli and other 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 usually anxiety.

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 dinner.

Balance the protein, fats and carbs.

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