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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.
  • Drink 6 to 8 glasses or more of water daily to help clear the liver and cleanse the body of toxins.
  • Include sufficient fiber to support proper bowel elimination.
  • Use nutritional supplements to support your body during detoxification from alcohol. Medically supervised intravenous (IV) nutrition of vitamins B and C along with minerals may also be useful.
  • Be sure to include antioxidant nutrients to help with detox – namely, vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, zinc, and selenium.
  • Use specific herbs to cleanse and heal the liver and facilitate detoxification – these include milk thistle (silymarin), dandelion root, and others.
  • Consider acupuncture to treat physical cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

In addition to detox from alcohol addiction, additional information is also available in his book about detoxing for sugar, nicotine, caffeine and drugs.

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