Robert Morgan "Bobby" is a holistic practitioner, master herbalist, iridologist, colonic therapist, author, and international lecturer.
A Raw & Live Food Diet combined With These Herbs May Reduce The Need For Clonazepam
Disclaimer: Please DO NOT take any herbs, supplements or amino acids without consulting your physician. Klonopin and the generic Clonazepam are serious medicines and they should never be stopped without consulting your medical doctor.
The great thing about living and raw foods is they bring amazing health benefits to those who make them a major part of their lifestyles.
The best known proponent of the raw and living food lifestyle was Dr. Ann Wigmore. Dr Ann, as she is affectionately known, was on her way to living to the ripe old age of 120 years, when she was taken from us in a tragic fire, at the Boston Institute. She was a doctor who lived and benefited from the lifestyle, as she had suffered from many physical challenges before she used the raw and living food diet. She even healed her own colon cancer. Dr Ann, "practiced what she preached".
Eating a diet in which the highest percentage of the food eaten is made up of properly combined raw and living food is essential to bringing lasting healing to our bodies, minds and spirits. Tens' of thousands of people have healed themselves of every disease known to mankind and today raw and Live Food Healing Centers are found throughout the world.
The Raw and Living Food Diet is easy to prepare, and will have a positive effect on your body's ability to overcome all sicknesses, diseases, and injuries.
When herbs are dried, or prepared at temperatures less than one hundred and eighteen degrees, they qualify as raw foods and contain all of their natural healing essences. Raw herbs, along with the Raw Living Food lifestyle has become for many, a prescription for healing and maintaining health.
There May Be A Better Soluton
Many non-informed medical doctors utilize milder forms of prescription medications to wean their patients off of Clonazepam, all of which have addictive properties. There may be a better solution. Today, some medical doctors are working with herbalists and alternative health advisors, who understand the power of raw Valerian, which they sometimes combine with additional herbs that interact with the GABAa and other GABA receptors. The herbs appear to help those who suffer from depression, restlessness, mild tremors, neuropathic pain, and epilepsy without the side effects associated with long term use of Clonazepam. So, that being said, consider talking to your medical doctor about using raw Valerian as a replacement for Clonazepam or Klonopin, it may just be what the "doctor called for".
Valerian Root Extract Similar To Clonazepam
Raw Valerian root extract is very similar in chemical structure to benzodiazepines, like Clonazepam. It interacts with the GABAa receptor which is the same receptor involved when you are taking Clonazepam. Valerian has been used for centuries to help with depression, tremors, and epilepsy. When we use Valerian in the raw form, we have all the enzymes and phytonutrients in the right combinations, enhancing the power of the herb.
Valerian is best known for helping those who suffer from insomnia to fall asleep more easily and to awaken refreshed. When combined with the herbs Skullcap or Passion Flower, raw Valerian is empowered, and goes to work relieving the insomnia from the first night, when used in the herbal combination. After taking the combination for about 4 weeks, the user may wish to cease taking the other herbs and just take the raw Valerian, on it's own.
Do Not Change Your Medication Without Talking To Your Medical Doctor
If you are considering lowering, or stopping any prescribed medication, or replacing it with herbs, supplements or amino acids, be sure to consult your medical doctor. Many herbs can cause dangerous contraindications with prescribed medications and you may suffer from withdrawals that can even be life threatening. Studies show that Clonazepam withdrawal is very unpleasant and for almost half of those stopping the drug, the symptoms can be compared with many of the terrible side effects associated with alcohol and barbiturate withdrawal.
When you meet with your medical doctor, make sure he/she understands how herbs, supplements, and amino acids can affect you while taking Clonazepam. If your medical doctor does not have a good understanding of herbs, put him in touch with your master herbalist or your alternative health advisor.
Do not take any herbs, supplements or amino acids that may interfere with the chemical processes associated with Clonazepam. It is important to have your medical doctor manage your Clonazepam dosage, in conjunction with your alternative health advisor. Do not try to manage the reduction or replacement dosage, on your own. This drug has way too many associated physical and psychological side effects associated with withdraw, to ever try to come off of it on your own.
Herbs, Supplements and Amino Acids
Other herbs, supplements and amino acids that should be considered, either in combinations with raw Valerian, or on their own as aids for helping to reduce, or replace the dosage of clonazepam are:
5-HTP Amino Acid
5-HTP is an amino acid, which our bodies naturally make. When we increase 5-HTP in the bloodstream we cause our bodies to create more serotonin. The higher your serotonin levels go the less likely you will feel bad and usually the increase results in your being calmer, less depressed, less anxious and in an all around better mood. Consult your MD.
Produced in the body in small amounts, Choline Bitartrate is closely related to thee B vitamins. Recent studies have shown that Choline Bitartrate increases focus, improves memory, slows and prevents memory decline associated with aging. More studies are needed,but many Naturopaths and holistic medical doctors are using Choline Bitartrate in conjunction with other herbs, amino acids and supplements, either to cut reduce or eliminate the patients taking pharmaceutical drugs. Consult your MD.
Acetyl L Carnitines is a very powerful amino acid, which has been studied extensively and found to protect and maintain the health and function of the Neuroreceptors. It also has performed better than several anti-anxiety drugs, in studies that measured the mood and stress responses in adults and children.
Unlike Valerian, the leaves of Hops contain the chemicals that have sedative effects , which are similar to that of what patients experience when taking Clonazepam. Many studies are underway to validate centuries of anecdotal success. A recent study published in Phytomedicine, 2006 reported, "the ethanolic and CO2 extracts from hops reduced the loco-motor activity and body temperature while increasing the ketamine-induced sleep confirming the central sedative effects of hops". Consult your MD.
Skullcap Is a very mild herbal tranquilizer, that has a very activity window it is most offended used in combination with Valerian to treat nervousness, irritability, and neuralgia. Consult your MD.
Raw Kava Kava
Do not use Kava Kava you suffer from any liver disease - A 2004 scientific research study found that 300 mg of Kava Kava appeared to improve the mood and cognitive performance of the partisipants. That is finding is important in that prescription drugs used to treat anxiety, such as benzodiazepines (like Valium and alprazolam or Xanax), have been found to decrease cognitive function. Consult your MD.
When you take works passionflower it will cause an increase in the level gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain. GABA makes you feel more relaxed. The effects of passionflower are milder than valerian. Consult your MD.
Always keep in mind that taking control of your health issues and the management of your medical processes is necessary if you are going to create the physical and psychological environment necessary for your recovery and healing.
Bobby Morgan, Naturopath and Health Counselor
Sue Ellen Meisheri RN, BSN and Health Counselor
Any medicinal references mentioned here are strictly for educational purposes based on my research through study, empirical evidence, personal use and herbal lore but not intended as medical advice of any kind. Herbs can be helpful allies in creating and maintaining good health but they can also be powerful medications that should be treated with respect. Used improperly, they can cause adverse reactions or interfere with pharmaceuticals.
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Robert Morgan (author) on August 13, 2015:
Hi, Nadine, thanks again for your kind encouragement. I love sharing what I have learned through my helping others and myself. I am so blessed to help even help one person restore their health. I do believe that healthy food is our best medicine. Blessings, Bobby
Nadine May from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa on August 13, 2015:
Your writings on natural health topics are a great service to us all. We can never learn too much through reading up on what nature has already provided for us in order to heal ourselves. Voted up!