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Stop Smoking Alternative That is Successful

June 1st, 2012 · No Comments

Dr CE Gant is one of the top Integrative medicine doctors in the country and also an expert on drug addiction. His article below outlines an effective way to quit smoking without drugs.

Irrational Stop Smoking Treatments Result in Sustained Irrational Behaviors

Despite a well-publicized cure for nicotine addiction (1) and other educational efforts, according to the Center for Disease Control, after decades of decline, the smoking rate in the United States has plateaued over the past seven years (2). About one in five American adults or an estimated 45.3 million people is a smoker (19.3% of all adults, aged 18 years or older). That percentage has remained virtually unchanged since 2005.

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States (3) accounting for approximately 443,000 deaths, or 1 of every 5 deaths, in the United States each year (4). Another study (5) also released in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found that despite an increasing number of laws that restrict smoking in public places, about 40 percent of nonsmoking adults and 54 percent of children still show evidence of tobacco exposure through secondhand smoke. Virtually all children who live with smokers — 98 percent — have some exposure to the toxic chemicals.

“We hope that this report is a wake-up call for the continuing threat that tobacco use poses,” CDC (6) Director Thomas Frieden told reporters.

A wake-up call!?

Perhaps Thomas Frieden, the CDC, the American Heart and Lung Associations, and every so-called authoritative expert and health organization needs a frigging wake-up call.

IRRATIONAL STOP SMOKING TREATMENTS DON’T WORK.

That’s why you are impotent. Not only do they not work, conventional treatments for nicotine addiction can’t possibly work because they ignore or violate the fundamental laws of biochemistry and neurophysiology which govern addictive behaviors. Currently accepted treatments for nicotine addiction are mostly worthless and many such as drug therapies may be as dangerous as tobacco itself. Just another example of widespread negligence, incompetence and fraud in American healthcare. The healthcare crisis is a crisis of stupidity.

Nicotine Addiction Solution

Here is the answer to nicotine addiction in a nutshell. If want more detail, read one of my books or take a look at my outcome studies. Our brain chemistry, specifically certain neurotransmitters or “feel good” mood hormones, govern our behaviors. If you don’t believe this, try holding your breath for a while. In seconds to minutes of not breathing, your brain chemistry will force you to breath despite your will power.

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Grand Unified Theory of Mind-Brain Function

January 24th, 2012 · No Comments

After nearly 4 decades of practicing complementary/alternative, integrative and holistic medicine and psychiatry, and carefully assessing (and “curing”) many thousands of patients with in-depth, functional medicine testing and genomics (gene testing), Dr C.E. Gant is happy to present the culmination of his life’s work – The Grand Unified Theory of Mind/Brain Function.

The philosophical approach to his work and research has always been science based, and has tended to downplay proposed panaceas for the world’s ills as poppycock. After all, the human being is composed of roughly 200 trillion cells, each having 50 million chemical reactions per second. We have 6 feet of DNA per cell, which if unraveled and stretched out and connected end-to-end, calculates to 10s of billions of miles of DNA per person.

When malfunctioning, how could anything so marvelous and complex be reduced to simplistic notions of one cure fits all. Panaceas are extraordinary claims and they must be supported by extraordinary evidence to be taken seriously.

For the first time in his life, he may have found the panacea.

He says “may have” since it has only taken one ugly fact to destroy the most beautiful theories ever proposed. But so far, The Grand Unified Theory of Mind/Brain Function appears to subsume all approaches to healing within one model. And all attempts to discover fatal flaws in this model have so far failed.

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Criteria for Selecting Medical Treatment

January 3rd, 2012 · No Comments

What do you believe? Do you believe this . . . most people believe symptoms are the disease so they often take drugs, herbs or supplements to suppress symptoms in the false belief that a medical or psychiatric problem is resolved if symptoms disappear. These myths may stem from deep, unconscious fears handed down to us from ages past when diarrhea was equated with typhoid fever or a cough could mean that one has tuberculosis. TB did kill about one billion human beings in the 1800s, so one can understand why people are afraid of symptoms and believe they are the disease itself.

Only recently have we come to understand that symptoms suggest something very different. Symptoms are actually the result of the body trying to heal itself in some way. Diarrhea and cough could very rarely signify a lethal problem and should be investigated if they become chronic problems, but actually these symptoms are protective detoxification mechanisms which the body employs to remove toxins from gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts respectively.

Fatigue can signify malnutrition and therefore tiredness could be a natural response of the body to conserve calories. Nausea is a protective signal from the body instructing us to fast, because the GI tract is dealing with something toxic or infectious and does not want to devote its limited resources to digesting food. Joint pain is a clear protective signal to rest an inflamed joint. Depression could result from overdoing our fight/flight sympathetic nervous system and the consequent burnout protectively forces us to rest.

Symptoms are the result of the body trying to heal itself in some way, but those symptoms can be maladaptive. If diarrhea causes severe dehydration, or if a cough prevents sleep, obviously these symptoms, however valid as healing mechanisms, are maladaptive and may need to be suppressed with herbal or drug therapies. But usually, symptoms are perfectly adaptive attempts of the body to heal, and should be understood from that perspective and modified only if they spill over into a maladaptive pattern.

For instance, fever is a protective mechanism designed to injure infectious organisms which do not reproduce as well at higher temperatures. However, brain injury or seizures can occur if fever gets too high, so medication may be needed to keep it under 104 degrees to prevent such adverse maladaptive responses.

Three Kinds of Chronic Symptoms

Chronic symptoms are usually not lethal, but they can be life-limiting. The three main kinds of chronic symptoms are:
1- fatigue,
2- pain (emotional or physical) and
3- dysfunction (occupational, social, academic, interpersonal).

I am often asked, “Doc, how should these be treated?” Or, “What can I take to make these symptoms go away?” This is the wrong question, and the age old dictum – if you ask the wrong questions you get the wrong answers – applies here. Many chronic medical and psychiatric problems never resolve because the wrong questions are asked about how to resolve them.

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Rapid Detox

October 7th, 2011 · No Comments

In the webinar (Link below), Dr. C.E. Gant explains why a significant and often overlooked cause of most common chronic medical and psychiatric problems, including drug addictions is toxicity or total toxic load (TTL). Even if TTL is recognized as an issue at all, few treatment centers offer a comprehensive strategy which individualizes the treatment to the unique genetic and biochemical status of each patient. Many approaches to TTL involve the use of one or a few long term therapies which can take years to complete, can often cost many 10s of thousands of dollars and at the end of treatment patients are often not sure if they have achieved results.

Over 100 million Americans are socially, vocationally, medically and/or psychiatrically disabled, and most don’t know why. Most are told that “illness just happens” and it’s the luck of the draw, or that their “symptoms are all in their head.” Like the metaphor of the frog which fails to jump out of a slowly heating pot of water and eventually boils to death, we have slowly become so desensitized to chronic emotional and physical pain, to feeling sick and tired and to dysfunctional behaviors, that many believe these endemic disabilities are normal.

Much of this disability is due to a TTL from the combined effects of heavy metals, plastics, solvents, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, preservatives, food additives, petrochemicals, fluorine, chlorine, gastrointestinal-, dental- and sinus-derived toxins, OTC and prescribed medications, abused psychotropic substances (e.g., alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs), chronic infections (e.g., lyme) and other sources of toxins in the polluted modern age, not to mention electrosmog from cellphones and microwave cookers, all of which can be routinely uncovered by laboratory testing and other methods of determining sensitivities to these potentially noxious agents.

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Are Conventional or Alternative Doctors Incompetent

August 11th, 2010 · No Comments

Which doctor is incompetent? Conventional or Alternative?

This is important in determining how to overcome your health condition.

Questionable and Deceptive Medical Practices

This rift between large medical organizations which set policies as to what constitutes accepted standards of care is prototypic of the raging conflict between conventional and non-conventional or alternative medicine.

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), being the “new kid on the block,” apparently treads lightly and seeks to merely “complement” conventional medicine in order to avoid a confrontation with conventional medicine, which sees any challenge to its supremacy as “unproven, unsafe, worthless, incompetent, unprofessional, improper, unlawful, fraudulent and felonious.” Most of NCCAMs projects and grants are aimed at research into indigenous healing practices such as herbal medicine, and very little is focused on functional medicine, the author’s field of expertise.

From the conventional medicine perspective, functional medicine practice is negligent and from the functional medicine perspective, conventional medicine practice is negligent because each group is violating the “accepted standards of care” of the other group. Therefore, each group appears to be fraudulent to the other.

Functional Medicine

Any outstanding doctor needs to be a great detective and should be using functional medicine to determine the real cause of your symptoms.

Functional medicine is defined as “personalized medicine that deals with primary prevention and underlying causes, instead of symptoms, for serious chronic disease,” and functional medicine is popularly classified as a type of Alternative Medicine. Functional medicine relies heavily on investigating biochemical, nutritional, metabolic, toxicological, allergic, immune, hormonal, neurotransmitter and genetic variables using diagnostic laboratory testing of stool, urine, saliva, blood and hair samples.

Thus functional medicine seeks to determine the underlying causes of drug abuse or chronic disease, rather than palliative treatment of symptoms with medications or herbal products (see Diagram below, Conventional Medicine vs Functional Medicine Method of Establishing a Diagnosis).

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Alcohol Tobacco and Drug Addiction Solutions

March 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Integrative Medicine methods can prove to be a powerful healing force to people in recovery from addictions to Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs.

Integrative medicine has advanced recently but very few of the powerful and healing integrative medicine methods have been made available to those in recovery from drug and alcohol addictions.

Recovery of the whole person – mind, body and spirit is crucial to recovery. This also describes precisely the Integrative Medicine approach to any physical or mental disorder provided by NIHA (National Integrated Health Associates) .

Addictions may be the cause of 90% of prison incarcerations, 50% of psychiatric admissions and 25% of admissions to general medical hospitals, as well as a major factor in the incidence of suicides, murders, vehicular homicides, spouse battering, divorce and other kinds of social and occupational upheaval. When a loved one is suffering from an addiction, the stress of that relationship (codependency) can be at the root of any medical or psychiatric disorder, and this cause of illness is often overlooked by both conventional and non-conventional health care providers.

Generally speaking, when a recovering person or their loved one looks for help, they will find assistance for a recovery of mind and spirit – but not the body. You may even find “energy” treatments like acupuncture, but few resources are available to assist you in the natural regeneration of neurotransmitters like serotonin, or to assist in detoxifying your body from the residual poisons left over from the use of drugs and alcohol.

NIHA offers this missing link in recovery- a recovery of the body. For instance, they offer amino acid precursor therapies to help restore the imbalanced neurotransmitters that may have caused substance abuse in the first place. These amino acid and nutritional therapies can be delivered through nutritional supplements, intravenously and trans-dermally (through the skin).

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The Truth About Drug Addiction Treatment

January 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

Why do most drug addiction treatment facilities have such a low success rate and what really needs to be done to recover from addiction.

Review the videos on this page for answers and additional solutions:
AddictionSolutionCenter.com

Also, review this page for further information about the ground breaking book, End Your Addiction Now:
end-your-addiction-now

Every treatment facility in the country should be using this book to help heal people

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Integrative Medicine Treatment for Addiction

June 7th, 2009 · No Comments

Hyla Cass, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist and nationally recognized expert on integrative medicine. She combines the best of natural medicine with modern science in her clinical practice, helping to replace medications with individualized natural products such as vitamins, herbs, amino acids, and bio-identical hormones.

She has created innovative formulas to help balance brain chemistry – to enhance mood for those choosing a more natural modality, and for those coming off antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications, drugs of abuse, or alcohol.

Dr. Cass is the author of a number of popular books including most recently: “Natural Highs”, and “Supplement your Prescription: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About Nutrition”.

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Nicotine Addiction Solutions

May 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

Nicotine addiction is one of the most difficult addictions to overcome.

Cadmium is one dangerous toxin that is in tobacco.

Smokers should have a functional lab test to check for all toxins. More info here:
Tobacco-Addiction-Lab-Test

If you can not afford the lab tests, you can get started right away in your efforts to stop smoking by using specially formulated supplements that have proven 83% successful. Go here now for further information >> Smoking Cessation

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