POWER OVER PROZAC – The Use of Herbal Medicines to Withdraw from SSRIs

POWER OVER PROZAC –  The Use of Herbal Medicine to Withdraw from SSRIS Jill E Stansbury ND WEANING FROM PHARMACEUTICALS ANTIDEPRESSANTS SSRI Withdrawal Long-term use of SSRIs leads to down regulation of serotonergic activity, as the tissues adjust to the presence or elevated serotonin levels. Withdrawing from SSRIs too abruptly can lead to many unpleasant symptoms, and can even be...
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PETASITES FOR PAIN AND INFLAMMATION

PETASITES FOR PAIN AND INFLAMMATION © Dr Jillian Stansbury There are between 15 and 20 species in the Petasites genus and all have been used for pain, inflammation, and allergic hyperreactivity. Petasites species are large-leaved, moisture-loving woodland plants native to temperate woodlands of northern Asia, Europe, and North America. Petasites species are sometimes referred to with the general...
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PHYTOESTROGEN BASICS

PHYTOESTROGEN BASICS © Dr Jillian Stansbury Phytoestrogens are natural compounds from plants that are able to bind to estrogen receptors and elicit a variety of hormonal effects. Because many types of breast and prostate cancer involve altered and excessive hormonal stimulation of these organs, phytoestrogens may be an important tool for improving hormonal balance in these cancers.  ...
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HERBAL THERAPIES FOR ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION – A MATERIA MEDICA REVIEW © Jillian Stansbury By numerous accounts, a large percentage of the US population is using anti-depressant and anxiolytic medications. This may say a lot about the condition of the human heart and soul. A 2005 survey done by Kaiser Permanente reported that the use of anti-depressants by youth, mostly SSRIs , doubled in the decade between 1994 and...
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ESTROGEN-PROGESTERONE ENERGETICS – The Metaphysical Side of Hormonal Cycles

ESTROGEN-PROGESTERONE ENERGETICS © Dr Jillian E Stansbury Hormonal imbalances, especially female hormonal difficulties are extremely common in clinical practice. The following discussion aims to examine common estrogen/progesterone rhythms in terms of an energetic structure. My related article on “The Doctrine of Signatures”, helps to lay a useful background to these ideas and would best be read...
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