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Paliperidone Alternatives

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Last Updated on February 27, 2021 by Lyle Murphy

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Observably, most medical professionals lack familiarity, resources, or expertise to provide effective paliperidone alternatives. Alternative to Meds Center may provide the answers you have been seeking, to resolve lingering negative effects of long-term medication.

Antipsychotics like paliperidone (Invega) may have provided relief during a time of a very real crisis. However, post-crisis, a lifetime of being medicated is not necessarily the best or only choice.

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It is not necessary to continue to suffer unwanted symptoms when one can learn about the use of non-drug-based paliperidone alternatives. It is possible to reduce or eliminate symptoms that were troubling in the past using drug-free ways that are designed for relief.1,2 Our clinically tested and evidence-based treatments aim to provide real results. In this way, we can avoid the liability of side effects from antipsychotic medications. Harsh drugs, especially for long-term use, may not be necessary in all cases. It is possible, using paliperidone alternatives, to feel better and much more able to engage in life, and subsequently, endure Invega withdrawal. We encourage you to also read our Invega alternatives page, as this page has similar information about the drug paliperidone. 

Environmental Toxicity and Unwanted Symptoms

Often a person can become accustomed to taking antipsychotic medication such as paliperidone to mask or dampen symptoms, and for a time this might be the medically recommended action. However, there are possible non-drug-based protocols that can also be employed. One that has become renowned is testing for and removal of accumulated environmental toxicity.

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Exposure to toxic chemicals such as those found in cleaning or industrial products, air or water pollutants, past drug residues, heavy metals, etc., can accumulate over one’s lifetime. Testing will show if this is the case, which can be followed up with a gentle but effective cleansing of these neurotoxic substances. Children suffering from ADHD type of behavioral issues have been tested for the presence of lead, for example, after the Flint Michigan water contamination event a few years back. Adult-onset schizophrenia patients have also been found to have been exposed to heavy metals in other studies.3 More research is being done daily but it is an important piece of the overall picture when it comes to restoring natural mental health and physical wellness. 

Clients typically report great relief with improvements in mood, sleep, appetite, mental clarity, and so on, after the various types of cleansing processes that are employed. These benefits can play a significant role in supporting and promoting bettered natural mental health. The burden of toxicity on the neurochemistry may have been present for a while, is relieved. The study of toxic exposure connected to psychiatric disorders goes back as far as 1850, with many new research projects continuing to show more specifically how these toxic effects occur, how they manifest, and the benefits of clearing toxic burden from the body.3

Paliperidone Alternatives Include Restoring A Healthy Microbiome

It has been well established that a healthy gut (sometimes called the second brain) supports both physical and mental well-being. The bulk of neurotransmitters are formed and delivered via the gut to the rest of the body, including the central nervous system and brain. Without a healthy microbiome, neurochemistry can suffer from various dysfunctional characteristics, linked to neurochemical or other deficiencies. There is much research data on the mental health benefits of a healthy microbiome that suggests effective paliperidone alternative treatment.

gut microbiome brain connectionGut bacteria can negatively impact mental health quite dramatically, as studies show.4,5 This is a relatively new branch of research but researchers are finding that certain gut microbes/bacteria do show an observable link to schizophrenia, psychosis, depression, and other mental disorders. Other health effects are being studied as well. This knowledge is gaining much interest to diagnosticians and thankfully, this trend is moving forward.

Cleansing is vitally important to restore a healthy gut, and also the introduction to a corrected diet consisting of clean, chemical-free ingredients as well as food-grade targeted supplements. All of these elements are highly beneficial to support a healthy microbiome and natural mental health.

Paliperidone Alternatives: Gentle But Effective

Clients who are seeking paliperidone alternative treatment may have several different goals or milestones. One of these might be restoring gut health and more vibrant physical health. Another might be the reduction or elimination of symptoms that preceded being prescribed antipsychotic medication in the first place. This is achieved most effectively when searching for root causes, instead of looking for a “better drug” to mask unwanted symptoms. Clients also frequently want to achieve a calmer sense of self and a restored feeling of engagement with life.

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equine therapy at ATMCEquine therapy, counseling in many formats, and life coaching can be quite beneficial for improved mental health goals.

Equine therapy in particular has been found to be a gentle, relaxing, and empowering therapy that benefits a person recovering from a fragile or weakened condition. This safe and gentle supervised therapy is very popular at the center.

Another frequently mentioned goal our clients give is the reduction or even elimination of antipsychotic medication. This is only possible when symptoms are also reduced, and other strategies are learned for protecting and supporting natural mental health.

Gentle but effective alternative paliperidone treatment and many other therapeutics can provide the means for our clients to successfully reach their health goals. Every client is unique and every client’s treatment is programmed individually rather than a one-size-fits-all approach.

More Information on Paliperidone Alternatives

integrative functional medicineThe Alternative to Meds Center is designed to help those in recovery from neuroleptic medications. Drug-based treatments may not have been able to provide the level of relief and wellness that was hoped for over the long term.

There are many protocols used in our program and we invite you to call and request more information on the various treatments we offer. Ask us about costs, length of program, insurance coverage, and any other questions you may have. Find out more about our paliperidone alternatives program and how it may give better choices that lead toward natural mental health and wellness for you or a loved one.


1. Hoenders, Velthuis, Vollbehr, Bruggeman, Knegtering, de Jong “Natural Medicines for Psychotic Disorders” US National Library of Medicine and the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease [INTERNET] 2018 Feb [cited 2020 Jun 28]

2. MS Tan, YU, CC Tan, HF Wang, Meng, C Wang, Jiang, Zhu, L Tan) “Efficacy and adverse effects of ginkgo biloba for cognitive impairment and dementia: a systematic review and meta-analysis” US National Library of Medicine [2015] and the Journal of Alzheimer’s, [cited 2020 Jun 28]

3. Genuis S, “Toxic Causes of Mental Illness are Overlooked” Neurotoxicology Journal 2008 Nov [Internet] PMID 18621076 [cited 2020 Nov 27]

4. Yeager A, “Gut Microbes May Play a Role in Mental Health Disorders” The Scientist [INTERNET] 2019 Jul 5 [cited 2020 Jun 28]

5. “Gut bacteria may have impact on mental health” The Guardian [2019 Feb 4] [cited 2020 Jun 28]



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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