Ketamine for PTSD

Andrea (not her real name) presented to my office two years ago because she was depressed and suicidal. “I’ve boxed up my possessions, and have my affairs in order, so nobody has to do anything when I’m gone,” she said. Her shoulders were slumped, her hair a mess, and her arms and legs in constant motion. “I don’t want to live anymore.” We embarked on a series of ketamine

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Underground Psilocybin for Trauma Therapy in Utah

This is part 2 of a recurring series on psychedelic medicine use. Read part 1 here. In a small apartment in Southern Utah, the medicine woman, Mary (not her real name), laid out the sacrament: a small handful of dried psilocybin mushrooms. Her client came that day for help in treating post-traumatic stress disorder, which resulted after several sexual assaults by her ex-husband. “I estimate 80% of my clients

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Psilocybin versus Escitalopram for Major Depression

View this email in your browser Psilocybin versus Escitalopram for Major Depression An interesting study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine this week. The lead author, Robin Carhart-Harris, is one of the leading psychedelic researchers in the world. In this study, they compared the effects of psilocybin (the active compound found in magic mushrooms) and escitalopram, a traditional SSRI commonly used for depression or anxiety. Study participants either

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2021 is your best chance to start a NEW fitness routine.

Nicholas Chase is a professional triathlete, the owner of Braveheart Coaching, and hosts the Real Triathlon Podcast. You can connect with him at or   The COVID-19 Pandemic has shaken our very foundation– we all felt a bit lost. Through the turmoil, the athletes I know who maintained a consistent training program were able to preserve a sense of stability. For them, the pandemic was a chance

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Psychedelic integration: Connect the dots

By Dr. Scott Allen, MD Many clinicians can safely administer ketamine. What makes Cedar City Ketamine different is our commitment to the integration process. When we speak of ‘psychedelic integration’, we mean pre-treatment preparation, psychologic support during the treatment, and psychologic care after the session. For the purposes of our treatment, we use the principles learned from other psychedelic medicines and apply them to ketamine therapy. Because the medicine

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You are not alone– How one pharmacist treated his depression with supplements

By Kobe Taylor, PharmD. What nutrient deficiencies could cause my depression?   This is the question I asked myself 7 years ago and I think you might be surprised, as I was, to realize how important nutrients are in providing balance and a state of wellbeing.  I have been a pharmacist for over 20 years and have dispensed thousands of prescriptions of antidepressants.  In fact, I have taken several

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3 ways nutrition can improve chronic pain

By Rachel Allen, MD If you’re one of the unfortunate 20% of the population who has chronic pain1, you can appreciate how small changes can make a large impact on your body. Patients often comment on the fluctuations in their pain depending on if a storm is rolling in, they’re stressed out, weight goes up, hydration status, or activity level changes. There are so many factors that affect pain.

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The Neuroscience of Ketamine for Depression

By Joshua Landvatter Josh is a neuroscience PhD candidate at the University of Utah. The latest and greatest? Or Just a Fad? Recently, ketamine has become a bit of a buzzword in the world of depression. Impressively (and as many of you can attest) it has a rapid onset of anti-depressive effects (Mandal, Sinha, & Goyal, 2019). Ketamine treatment can be enticing to many since conventional means of treating

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