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5 Questions for Your Ketamine Provider

In 2019, Satori became the first clinic in Southern Utah specializing in ketamine therapy for mental health disorders. Since then, the country has seen an explosion of clinics offering this innovative treatment; however, not all clinics– and providers– offer the same level of service. Prospective patients often don’t know what to look for when considering ketamine therapy. To aid your decision-making, here are 5 key questions to ask your

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Conversation With a Patient About Ketamine

Dr. Scott Allen talked with a patient about her experience with Ketamine treatments. The patient, Christine Stenquist is an editor at the Utah Bee. Dr.Scott Allen: Christine, you’ve recently been vocal about your struggles with depression. It’s a level of vulnerability and openness that’s brave, and I imagine a little scary. What prompted you to speak publicly about your experience? Christine Stenquist: The simple answer is pain and depression.

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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 nick@racechase.org or www.racechase.org   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 Satori 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 is unlike

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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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