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Last Updated on March 2, 2021 by Carol Gillette

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Alternative to Meds Center’s refreshing Invega alternatives contrast the tunnel-vision approach of drug-based therapy. Our approach is nutrition-based as well as other drug-free therapies — a change that will result in many fewer people being harmed by heavy drugs.

Invega (paliperidone) and other antipsychotics may be temporarily helpful in the middle of an overwhelming crisis, but this does not automatically need to lay in a lifetime of medication.

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Natural Alternatives to Invega

Invega reactionsIt is not necessary for Invega medication users to fear having to experience the often debilitating symptoms of withdrawal from Invega. These are entirely resolved in our program.

Such reactions and dreadful side effects, as well as prior symptoms, can be mitigated and a person can then explore alternative treatments that do not involve harsh antipsychotic medications. Alternative to Meds Center seeks to use alternatives to medication to get persons feeling good, naturally, so they can engage in life again unhampered by Invega side effects or other related issues.

Alternatives to Invega Include:

  • Removal of neurotoxic accumulations.*
  • Testing and correction of nutritional deficiencies.
  • Supplementation to support rehabilitation of neurochemistry.
  • Mild exercise.
  • Personal counseling.
  • A corrected diet that provides elements needed for a healthy microbiome.

*Studies show a link between toxic exposures and psychiatric symptoms such as psychosis, mania, depression, etc.

Why Consider Invega Alternatives?

getting off invegaThere are several scenarios where a person might want to consider Invega alternatives. One could be a person in their 20s, with symptoms such as hallucinations or disordered thoughts, etc., who is more interested in drug-free treatment.

Another could be the person who has suffered a psychotic episode or has been diagnosed as bipolar with mania or similar, and who has already been put on antipsychotic medication. Perhaps the symptoms have abated, but help may be needed to now come off the drug(s) gently and safely. There has been much success with discontinuing antipsychotics especially when the person receives support, nutritional treatment and education on self-care that can result in sustained remission without relying on neuroleptic medicine. For those looking for Invega alternatives, today’s exciting and ever-expanding field of medical research, nutritional medicine applications, and other new information have opened up safer and more effective treatment protocols. Antipsychotics are now being found to be less efficacious for many, compared to well-designed drug-free treatments as reported in global medical studies, especially important when considering the liabilities of long-term antipsychotics use.1

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Alternative to Meds Center has been helping clients for many years and has a very high success rate with Invega alternatives and treatments that are designed specifically to support natural mental health without drugs. For those of us supporting the natural mental health field, such as holistic psychiatrists and other practitioners, it seems like it has taken a very long time for mainstream medicine to catch up when it comes to alternatives to psychotropic drug-based treatments.

Thankfully, alternative treatment for antipsychotic drugs is becoming much more mainstream, advantaged by a steady stream of research data and documentation on how effective such drug-free treatment can be. The drug industry continues to push its hard-line approach that seems to have hypnotized the general population that “drugs are the only answer.” Yet, we can see that is far from true and in fact, at the center, we see evidence of better outcomes every day.

Problems With Invega Treatment

There are some potential problems with using Invega or other drugs for treating psychosis, schizophrenia, bipolar mania, etc. The drugs may develop unwanted side effects, especially after long-term use. These can include tardive dyskinesia, akathisia, obesity, diabetes, allergic-type reactions, deadened emotions, sexual dysfunction, and many others.

counselingThere has been a general idea that a person should “put up with” these side effects as a trade-off for reducing or eliminating schizophrenic hallucinations, or other unwanted symptoms. But it has been documented that after long-term use, Invega, Latuda, olanzapine, etc., stop working. Symptoms may return and in some cases, more intensified than before.

It is becoming much more common after an episode of psychosis has subsided, for instance, for the physician to suggest coming off Invega, sometimes to zero. Without proper nutrition and other support, however, the tapering process can go off the rails, and a person may begin to feel hopeless. Unfortunately, most physicians are not trained at all — as in zero training — regarding how to help someone taper off prescription medicine. We can help. We believe our tapering protocols to be the best, the safest, the most comfortable, and the healthiest in the world.

Nutrition As Treatment vs Drug-based Treatment

successful alternatives treatmentNutrition can play quite a significant role in treating, according to recent research on the key role of nutrition in the early treatment of psychosis, schizophrenia, etc. Blood testing found that a significant number of those suffering from first-onset schizophrenia and/or psychosis had extremely low levels of vitamin D9 (folate) and very large deficits of vitamin D right from the beginning of the person’s onset of symptoms. They also found that these missing elements were linked to worsened symptoms especially in younger people diagnosed with psychosis or schizophrenic symptoms.3

Over the last decade and a half, researchers like the above (and others all around the world) are beginning to reveal much that we have discovered in our own research, such as the efficacy of nutritional intervention.

Invega Alternatives for Natural Mental Health

stabilize neurochemistryAt Alternative to Meds Center, programs are based on fundamental principles of treatment which we have found to be most successful. One fundamental is the testing for and removal of toxic body burden as a first step. This makes it easier for cells to absorb nutrition, as well as seeing improved sleep patterns, appetite, energy, and mood, etc., for our clients. This is a stable point, an ideal time to begin the supervised tapering phase of the program.

Tapering from Invega or similar is done gently and gradually, and clients are monitored 24/7 throughout the process. The center provides a warm and inviting social setting for inpatient treatment, and affords luxurious, toxin-free surroundings for a distraction-free experience.

Find Out More about Invega Alternatives

There is much to learn and understand about achieving natural mental health without the need to rely on heavy and often harmful pharmaceutical drugs. We welcome your call and encourage that you ask for more information about inpatient Invega alternatives that we offer at Alternative to Meds Center.

1. “Food Policies for Physical and Mental Health” (Berk, Sacks, Jacka, Allender) published in the US National Library of Medicine, 2014 May [accessed online 2020 Jan 12]

2. Global Epidemiology of Mental Disorders: What Are We Missing?” (Baxter, Patton, Scott, Degenhardt, Whiteford) published in the US National Library of Medicine, 2013 Jun [accessed online 2020 Jan 12]

3. “Nutrition may play a key role in early psychosis treatment” (Western Sydney University) published, 2017 Nov, Medical Press Psychology & Psychiatry, [accessed online 2020 Jan 12]

4. “Chronic Schizophrenia Put Into Remission Without Medication” (Palmer) published in Psychology Today, 2019 Apr [accessed online 2020 Jan 12]

5. Brown JS, “Introduction: An Update on Psychiatric Effects of Toxic Exposures.” Psychiatric Times Vol. 33, Issue 9 [online] 2016 Sep 30 [cited 2020 Dec. 1]

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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