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Last Updated on September 27, 2021 by Carol Gillette

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Medically Reviewed by Dr Samuel Lee MD

Alternatives to medication and addiction, in general, get short shrift in medical school, leaving doctors under-informed about how to apply mirtazapine alternatives correctly to their patients.4 Instead of being considered as a first-line treatment, alternatives to prescription drugs, unfortunately, take a back seat to pharmaceutical offerings.

Prescription drugs may serve a useful purpose in a time of mental crisis. However, alternatives to mirtazapine (Remeron) and other prescription drugs can produce superior results and benefits that are much more conducive to good health over the long term.

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Non-Toxic Mirtazapine Alternatives

multiple drug prescriptionsDrug companies are not in the business of selling mirtazapine alternatives. Instead, they barrage physicians constantly with the message to prescribe drugs to as many patients as possible, and for as many reasons as possible. Multiple prescriptions are not at all uncommon in modern practice. One drug may cause side effects, and then other drugs are prescribed to hide/numb those side effects, and on it goes. Every drug potentially causes side effects, and these can be so hard to endure that a patient usually says “yes” when offered a second, third, or fourth drug to counteract compounding negative effects.

At Alternative to Meds Center, we know the difficulties that prescription drugs can cause. Most of the staff here have experienced something similar to your own experience. In fact, the founder created the program because of a passionate urge to help others recover safely. Also, the purpose was and is to prevent others from taking unnecessary toxic prescription drugs.1

Physicians Need More Training on Mirtazapine Alternatives

Sadly, med school fails to adequately train doctors in offering alternatives to mirtazapine (Remeron) and other harsh medications. Instead, drug companies encourage the practice of automatically prescribing an antidepressant for depression, an anti-anxiety drug for anxiety, and so on. In contrast, Alternative to Meds Center has been teaching and inspiring medical practitioners and the general population to learn about and pay more attention to, and use available non-toxic alternatives to prescription drugs. Every day, we see signs that the trend is finally catching on. We welcome this as hope for the future of medicine.

Understanding the Workability of Alternatives to Mirtazapine

mirtazapine alternativesRoutinely, we address several basic areas to help our clients. As an example, a client may come into the program on one or more prescription medications. This presents a beneficial goal of getting our clients off mirtazapine or other drugs safely, gently, and without lingering side effects. Another goal is to find the root causes of existing unwanted conditions. We use lab testing and other assessments to help our clients discover the root causes of their symptoms. Then we can implement effective non-drug-based solutions to actually resolve (not mask) symptoms. Also, for certain conditions like anxiety and depression, other therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy can give great relief as an effective mirtazapine alternative treatment.2

For example, if we discovered that red beets made a person break out in rashes, that food item could be avoided. And so, the person would not need medication to resolve the painful rash. Similarly, if dust mites found in a person’s pillow caused restless sleep, one should get a new pillow. One would not need to go to the doctor to get a prescription for sleeping pills. However, if a doctor diagnoses their patient as an anxiety case with insomnia before testing or investigating the underlying causes, one could discover that toxic drugs did not solve the problems at all. In fact, the drugs might start causing new problems.3

6 Alternatives to Remeron (mirtazapine)

  • Counseling, CBT can help with finding and resolving root causes for anxiety or depression.
  • Learn relaxation techniques that can be practiced just about anywhere.
  • Get tested for nutritional deficiencies and correct them.*
  • Eliminate stimulants — caffeine, sugars, MSG, food additives, flavor enhancers.
  • Eat foods for a healthy microbiome; the majority of your serotonin is created in the gut.
  • Cleansing also supports a clean and functioning microbiome.

*A  study by Shobeiri et al. published in the January 2017 Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology found low-level calcium led to significant improvements in depression, anxiety, and other symptoms linked to PMS.

The Center’s Focus:  Alternatives to Mirtazapine and Other Drugs

mirtazapine natural treatment methodsIn summary, Alternative to Meds Center created its programs using non-toxic protocols over the last 15 years. One of our goals is to help our clients safely wean off prescription medications. Of prime importance, our programs stand on the premise of viewing symptoms as signposts for investigation. Engineers who use this same approach in problem-solving would advise, “treat the problem, not the symptom!” 5 As a result, the protocols we use do successfully resolve the majority of unwanted symptoms. Most often, this is accomplished without drugs or a significantly reduced need for medication. Please contact us directly to find out more about our programs, and how Alternative to Meds Center utilizes natural alternatives to mirtazapine and resolves symptoms safely, gently, and effectively for improved natural mental health.


1. FDA Label Remeron (Mirtazapine) 2009 [INTERNET] [cited 2020 Mar 7]

2. Antidepressants – Alternatives NHS UK [INTERNET] 2008 Aug 16 [cited 2020 Mar 7]

3. Mirtazapine (Oral Route) Drug Information Mayo Clinic publication [INTERNET] 2020 [cited 2020 Mar 7]

4. Karon A, “Medical Schools Respond to the Opioid Epidemic.” ACP Internist [Internet] 2017 Jan ]cited 2020 Nov 3]

5. Lydon, B “Root Cause Analysis – Treat the problem not the symptom!” InTech Magazine [Internet] 2012 April [cited 2020 Nov 3]


Originally Published Mar 7, 2020 by Diane Ridaeus


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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