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Written by Diane Ridaeus Published Mar 10, 2020
Medically Reviewed by Dr Samuel Lee MD

Escitalopram alternatives are not taught in medical school, nor are the ways that natural alternatives to escitalopram can be utilized to eliminate symptoms. Typically, doctors rely automatically on prescribing toxic drugs. We’re all about natural alternatives for better health at Alternative to Meds Center.

To be sure, escitalopram may have been useful during a time of dire crisis. However, this does not mean that alternatives to escitalopram cannot be explored and used for superior health benefits.

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Thankfully, Alternative to Meds Centers uses its 15 years of experience to help clients reach their health goals, and our published evidence clearly shows our success. Therefore, if you would like to address and resolve root causes and underlying issues in much less toxic ways, and explore alternatives to escitalopram ( Lexapro ) we can help. In addition, it could very well be that medical conditions were missed, or that precursors that contributed to the original crisis have since changed, or that you were simply misdiagnosed.
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Alternatives to Escitalopram Can Be Safer, More Effective.

escitalopram alternative therapiesWe invite any person who is looking for improvements that drugs did not provide to take a new look at escitalopram alternatives. We know that natural alternatives to prescription medications could be more effective and safer to use. This is especially true over the long-term. Therefore, we build our programs on several fundamental pillars that support mental health, without drugs. Since environmental exposures and drugs alike poison the brain, purging the burden of accumulated toxins and residues from the body can be essential to regain natural mental health. Hence, many genres of cleansing are provided in the program.

Alternatives to Escitalopram Include:

  • Colonics, chelation, low-temperature sauna to cleanse neurotoxins from the body
  • Improve nutrition with a keto-based diet and supplementation
  • Personal counseling for relief of stress and getting ahead of problematic triggers
  • Acupuncture
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Exercise
  • Stay hydrated*

*The World Journal of Psychiatry has published research on how drinking enough plain water can improve both physical and mental health in significant ways.4

Cleansing is Important for Health

Chelation is one cleansing strategy that can help reduce toxic accumulations in the body. Other methods include low-temperature sauna, ionized foot baths, mineral baths, and nebulized glutathione. Heavy metals are regarded as important to clear out, and specific protocols are used to gently and safely accomplish this. When the toxic effects on the body and neurochemistry are eliminated, positive changes are often the result such as sleep, appetite, mood, and more. All on its own, this alternative to escitalopram is enjoyable, safe, and reaps great rewards.

In summary, cleansing the body at the cellular level gives the body its best chance to reset. One important goal of therapy at Alternative to Meds Center is to normalize neurochemistry. In other words, to get it working well again.

Escitalopram Alternatives Include Nutrition and Exercise

natural alternatives to escitalopramIn addition to purging out the burden of toxic load from the body, nutrition5 and exercise are two other essential elements that play vital roles in the support of natural mental health. For this reason, during escitalopram recovery, we give our clients detailed and individualized programs. We give each person the appropriate corrective nutrition regimen, and, of course, we use testing to determine exact individual parameters. In addition, we give each client many opportunities for trainer-led or freeform exercise, equine therapy, hiking, and more. Programs tailor the classes and activities to the ability level of the client.2,3

Joyful Alternatives to Antidepressants

Indeed, spiritual health is also essential. Spiritual wellness, happiness, joy can mean different things to different people. For this reason, the center provides many types of counseling, life coaching, peer support, and more for supporting spiritual and emotional health goals. A person may benefit from re-designing their life so that it produces joy rather than stress. These changes can be worked out, and with guidance, put into place in the real world. Also, there are many churches of diverse denominations in the vicinity. Certainly, transport is easy to arrange if attendance is desired. Other alternatives also are found on our Lexapro Alternatives page.

Should Antidepressants like Escitalopram Be Called Depressants?

counseling alternatives to escitalopram Commonly known as an antidepressant, drugmakers market escitalopram under the brand name. This SSRI drug has become one of the most prescribed drugs in its class. Notably, some experts feel that antidepressants should more correctly be called depressants. Tragically, these drugs cause vastly increased suicidality rates, most pronounced in the 25 and under age range.1

However, there is also a stimulant effect that these drugs cause in many persons. This effect accounts for the artificial (and temporary) lift in mood. The drug also can lead to impulsive or unusual actions and even mania. Therefore, a person can develop a tolerance to escitalopram. Notably, over time, this stimulating effect fades and the person may start taking more than before to recreate those initial effects. Indeed, it may be wise to consider using alternatives to escitalopram medications to avoid developing tolerance to SSRIs, which commonly happens. Most of our clients who come to the center for help are seeking help with tolerance related issues.

Alternative to Meds Center Information on Alternatives to Escitalopram

So, if you would like to find out more information on the programs available at the center, please contact us directly.

For your benefit, we are happy to take the time to discuss any questions you or a loved one may have about our escitalopram alternatives and various treatment options including in-patient tapering programs.


1. Breggin P The Big Suicide Loophole in Antidepressants. available at www.breggin.com [INTERNET] 2011 [cited 2020 Dec 17]

2. Mayo Clinic Staff “Depression and Anxiety: Exercise Eases Symptoms.” Mayo Clinic Patient Care & Health Info [Internet] N.D. [cited 2020 Dec 17]

3. Tello M Diet and depression. Harvard Health Publishing, Harvard Medical School [INTERNET[ January 29, 2020 [cited 2020 Dec 17]

4. Haghighatdoost F et al., “Drinking plain water is associated with decreased risk of depression and anxiety in adults: Results from a large cross-sectional study.” World J Psychiatry 2018 Sep 20; 8(3): 88-96 PMID 30254979 [cited 2020 Dec 17]

5. Gangwisch JE, Hale L, Garcia L, Malaspina D, Opler MG, Payne ME, Rossom RC, Lane D. “High glycemic index diet as a risk factor for depression: analyses from the Women’s Health Initiative.” Am J Clin Nutr. 2015 Aug;102(2):454-63. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.114.103846. Epub 2015 Jun 24. PMID: 26109579; PMCID: PMC4515860.nutrition [cited 2020 Dec 17]



This content has been reviewed and approved by a licensed physician.

Dr. Samuel Lee

Dr. Samuel Lee is a board-certified psychiatrist, specializing in a spiritually-based mental health discipline and integrative approaches. He graduated with an MD at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and did a residency in psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He has also been an inpatient adult psychiatrist at Kaweah Delta Mental Health Hospital and the primary attending geriatric psychiatrist at the Auerbach Inpatient Psychiatric Jewish Home Hospital. In addition, he served as the general adult outpatient psychiatrist at Kaiser Permanente.  He is board-certified in psychiatry and neurology and has a B.A. Magna Cum Laude in Religion from Pacific Union College. His specialty is in natural healing techniques that promote the body’s innate ability to heal itself.

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