Podcast: Dr. Dan Engle Explains How to Get Off Prescription Drugs

While some prescription drugs are vital for survival, others are being overprescribed and can be safely replaced with natural therapies.  106,000 people die each year in the U.S. alone from the adverse affects of prescription medications, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in the United States and results in one death every 19 minutes from overdose.  Prescription drug overdoses kill more people than heroin and cocaine.  Many prescription drugs and antidepressants serve as Band-Aid on a bullet wound symptom relievers that fail to attack the core cause of physical pain and depression which is often bottled-up traumas.

Dr. Dan Engle, MD, is a holistic psychiatrist who focuses on natural medicines to heal the soul. In episode of the Reset with Amber Lyon podcast recorded in the Amazon rainforest, Dr. Engle discusses specific steps you can take to reduce or eliminate your prescription drug and antidepressant intake in exchange for natural medicines and therapies that can cure mental and physical health disorders.  

Dr. Engle is the Medical Director at Rejuvenation and Performance Institute in Sedona, AZ. He skillfully combines natural medicine with integrative psychiatry to enhance the foundations of mental health and spirituality. His personal travels have also led him to Peru where he has studied sacred plant medicines such as ayahuasca extensively.

Also available on Stitcher and iTunes.

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Such helpful and inspiring information! Thank you!



I love the site, specifically the idea that our laws are not based on science and they should be. I don’t think that this is the same message that Dr. Engle is putting forth in this podcast. I really wish Amber would have been a bit more willing to call him out on some of his statements. Early on in the podcast he claims he “cleansed” himself from negative things like smoking pot. Why wasn’t that explored?

Jeff K

It’s incredible that it takes a “team” to wean off these medications. Big pharma has really pulled the wool over peoples eyes. Danger! Danger! And they are putting kids on these substances. It is shameful.

Haydee Irigoyen

67 days without prescriptions drugs after 24 years…
Diagnose it wrong for 24 years…
Withdraw worse than the worse drug addict…
No way Mr Dr Eagle experience is his most beautiful fly dream…
No way he didn’t know what the f. is speaking about…
No way…



Awesome episode with lots of good info and food for thought!


I was diagnosed with Bipolar #1 when I was 45,Im 53 now, I am trying to get back in shape. Its been around 3 years that I stopped exercising, on& off depression. I’m on 300 ml. Of Wellbutrin, and one of my problems is not sleeping. I take Trazodone- 200 ml. A night. I’m about 10- 12 lbs. overweight all in stomach mostly, but I finally started to walk up& down hill on the treadmill-good pace to start. I’m going to start lifting weights again also. I usually lose the weight once summer comes. I am otherwise healthy. People tell me, especially when healthy I look 10 yrs. younger then what I am. I find exercise works much better then med. Can a person like me, with Bipolar get off the med if weaned off? What do you think? Thank you, Carolyn Ps- I don’t smoke or drink either.

Terri Moreno Gelbaum

Dr.Engle,I have a friend who has lost everything behide his drinking. His heart has been broken from the time he was a little boy. I think your approach could help him . Where is your clinic?I want to get the information necessary to to be able to talk with my friend intelligently. Thanks.


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