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Entries from June 2007

Drug Detox Naturally

June 30th, 2007 · No Comments

Dr. Elson M. Haas, author of The New Detox Diet, lists some of his top steps for drug detox as follows:

  • If you are a heavy drug user, use the assistance of a health care practitioner or a clinic to support your detox. Going “cold turkey” from sedatives, stimulants, and narcotics can have very serious consequences, including seizures.
  • Drink plenty of water and eat an alkalizing diet.
  • Reduce stress and enhance your coping skills.
  • Use supplemental nutrients to support your body during detox. Include regular vitamin C, B vitamins, and most minerals, particularly calcium and magnesium for their calming effects.

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Tags: Drug Addiction Alternative Treatment

Alcohol Detox

June 25th, 2007 · No Comments

Dr. Elson M. Haas, author of The New Detox Diet, lists some of his top steps for alcohol detox as follows:

  • If you consume more than 6 to 8 drinks daily, seriously consider inpatient help or a residential detox program.
  • A juice cleanse, often accompanied with light protein and amino acids, can be useful in the transition and detox process. Post-detox, whole foods with complex carbohydrates and adequate proteins can be nourishing.
  • Follow basic hypoglycemic guidelines – avoid sugars and sweetened foods, have some nourishment regularly (every 2 to 3 hours), and maintain adequate protein intake.

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Tags: Alcohol Addiction · Drug Addiction Alternative Treatment

Marijuana Use Damages The Brain

June 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

Psychiatrist, Dr. Daniel G. Amen, is a pioneer in scans called brain SPECT imaging. SPECT stands for single photon emission computed tomography and measures blood flow and activity patterns in the brain.

It basically tells three things: areas of the brain that work well, areas of the brain that work too hard and areas of the brain that do not work hard enough.

In studies of patients who had smoked marijuana, Dr. Amen found significant changes in brain activity, especially those who were heavy users. Decreased brain activity was found in the prefrontal cortex and temporal lobes.

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Tags: Drugs and Brain Disorders · Marijuana Addiction