Food Poisoning What You Need To Know

Food poisoning is an acute gastroenteritis caused by the consumption of food or drink which contains the pathogenic micro organism, their toxins or poisonous chemicals. Food poisoning often occurs  where strict hygiene isn’t followed and during  festival seasons where cooking guidelines aren’t followed properly.

An outbreak of food poisoning may affect a whole  group of people with the same type of symptoms and who probably report the consumption of a common food a few hours previously.

Types of food poisoning

1) Bacterial food poisoning:

Here the micro organisms called bacteria are responsible.The food material may contain the pathogenic bacteria or their toxin and will be ingested along with the food.

2) Non bacterial food poisoning:

Due to the presence of toxic chemicals like fertilizers, insecticides, heavy metals.

Since bacterial food poisoning is common it is discussed here.

Bacterial food poisoning:

All bacteria are not harmful.There are some pathogenic bacteria which secrete toxins and cause clinical manifestations.These organisms enter the human body through food articles or drinks.

How food poisoning occurs:

1) Presence of bacteria in the water.

2) The raw materials for the food may contain toxins.

3) Premises where the food is prepared may contain micro organisms or toxins.

4) Food handlers may have some infectious diseases.

5) Some animals like dogs,rats may contaminate the food.

6) If prepared food is kept in the room temperature for a long time and heated again can make a chance for food poisoning.

7) Purposely some body mixing toxins in the food.

Some common bacterial food poisonings.

1) Salmonella food poisoning:

There are three different varieties of salmonella bacteria.(salmonella typhimurium, salmonella cholera, salmonella enteritidis) These bacteria are present in milk, milk products and eggs.  Symptoms of this food poisoning include nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.  Fever is also common.

2) Botulism:

This is the dangerous type of food poisoning caused by colostrum botulinum.   The spores of these organisms are seen in the soil and enters the human body through pickles and canned fish etc.Compared to other food poisonings here vomiting and diarrhoea are rare Mainly the nervous system is affected.The symptoms starts with double vision,numbness with weakness.Later there will be paralysis with cardiac and respiratory failure ending in death.

3) Staphylococcus food poisoning:

It is caused by staphylo coccus aureus. These organisms usually cause skin troubles like boils and eruptions.It causes mastitis in cow.Through the milk and milk products it enters and causes gastroenteritis.There will be vomiting,abdominal cramps with diarrhoea.

4) Clostridium food poisoning:

This is caused by Clostridium perfringens.They are present in stool,soil and water. They enter the body through,meat,meat dishes and egg etc .If food articles are cooked and kept in room temperature for a long time and heated again before eating can result this food poisoning.Symptoms include vomiting ,diarrhoea and abdominal cramps.

5) Bacillus cereus:

The spores of these organisms can survive cooking and causes enteritis.  Diarrhoea and vomiting is common in this infection.

How to investigate food poisoning?

1) Examine each and every person affected.

2) Water sample should be tested.

3) Kitchen, store-room and food samples should be examined.

4) The cook and food handlers should be questioned and examined.

5) Samples of vomits and stool of all victims should be tested to identify the bacteria.

How to prevent food poisoning:-

1) Only purified water should be used.

2) Hygiene should be maintained by all persons keeping contact with food.

3) Workers should use masks, cap and gloves during cooking and serving.

4) Sick individuals should not come in contact with food materials.

5) Kitchen and premises should be neat and clean.

5) Vessels should be washed with soap and hot water.

6) Should not keep the prepared food for a long time in room temperature.

7) All food materials should be kept in closed containers.

8) Animals like dog, cat, rat ect should not come in contact with food materials.

9) Vegetables should be washed before cooking.

10) Meat should be fresh and should be purchased from recognised slaughter-house.

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7 Diet Secrets of the Stars

Celebrities always look fabulous. Whether appearing in television or films or strutting down the red carpet during movie premiers and awards, they never cease to fascinate us with their larger than life presence. The truth is, it takes a lot of effort to look the way they do, and being the public figures that they are, they cannot afford to slack off when it comes to taking care of their physical appearances. Their livelihood largely depends on how they look. Aside from the clothes, the hair and the makeup, celebrities have to take good care of their bodies.

So it is no surprise that these stars have their own secrets when it comes to staying fit and gorgeous. Their health agenda can range from extreme workouts to well-planned meals. Who doesn’t want to know their secrets in staying absolutely sexy? Here are some of the diet secrets of seven women celebrities.

1. Jennifer Aniston
The star of the phenomenal television show Friends not only mesmerized audiences with her adorable comic sense and her famous hairstyle, she was also known for having one of the sexiest bodies in Hollywood, as she appeared in countless magazine covers. To stay trim, Jennifer follows the 40:30:30 diet method. The diet consists of:

40% Low glycemic carbohydrates
-Foods such as beans, fruits and vegetables, legumes

30% lean proteins
-Tofu, fish, chicken, turkey, beef and low fat dairy products

30% essential fats
-nuts and seeds, fish and olive oils

It is essential that every meal should contain macronutrients to attain the balance of hormones and maximum weight loss.

2. Kate Hudson
The gorgeous daughter of actress Goldie Hawn gained 60 pounds during her pregnancy, which she needed to shed quickly before commencing on her next film. From her previous eating plan, she switched to a higher protein diet. She consumed high protein meals in smaller portions, and she combined this diet with an exercise program that includes weight training and cardiovascular workouts. After getting a lot of flak because of her post-pregnancy figure, Kate removed all that baby weight in only four months and has gained abdominal muscles that gained the envy of many in Hollywood.

3. Oprah Winfrey
As one of the most successful talk-show hosts in the world, there is no question that Oprah needs to maintain her physical appearance for her millions of audiences. Known as one of those celebrities who are constantly battling weight gain, she has recently toned up her figure and has never looked figure in age 50 by combining a regular exercise regime and diet plan. Oprah works out five days a week, spending 30 minutes on the threadmill and doing free weights. Her eating plan consists of legumes, fish, nuts, fruits and vegetables, chicken and dairy products that are lowfat. She limits her consumption of white sugar and flour. Oprah also credits her trim figure to her habit of not eating anything after seven in the evening.

4. Gwyneth Paltrow
A lot of people may find it hard to believe that the perpetually slim Academy award-winning actress actually needs to diet. Gwyneth actually follows a healthy eating plan that resembles Oprah’s, avoiding sugar and white flour. She usually follows a macrobiotic diet, eating foods like vegetables, brown rice, and lean meat. She also eliminated dairy from her diet, and does yoga everyday.

5. Madonna
The pop star known as the Material Girl has always flaunted a body that is to die for, and has become a true fitness paragon over the years. She keeps herself in tip-top shape by having Ashtanga Yoga, and follows a strict diet that mostly shuns junk foods. She adopted a macrobiotic eating plan that includes organic foods rich in lean protein.

6. Claudia Schiffer
The bodacious German supermodel eats salad and steamed vegetables for dinner and eats only fruits before the afternoon. While on locations, she prefers to eat black grapes and drinks tomato juice and herbal tea.

7. Christie Brinkley
Long-time supermodel maintains her all-American good looks by being a vegetarian. She does not keep junk foods of any kind inside her home to make sure that she does not eat them when cravings occur. She snacks on sweet potatoes in place of candy bars, and she adopts a liquid juice diet when she needs to slim down fast.

Celebrities are just like ordinary people. They need to maintain their figures just like anyone else, and there is more pressure on their part since they are constantly in the public eye. Ordinary folks can have celebrity-like bodies, too, and by following these diet and fitness plans, they can also look like red-carpet worthy.

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Stick Out Your Tongue, Please

The tongue is a muscular organ associated with the function of deglutition, (swallowing), taste and speech.  It acts as an easily accessible organ for the assessment of  health of an individual and shows the state of hydration of the body.  Previously doctors would begin a diagnosis, with the request to ‘stick out your tongue’  It’s been said that tongue is the mirror of the gastrointestinal system and any abnormal functioning of the stomach and intestines will be reflected on the tongue.  However now to few orthodox doctors even bother to look at it!

There are characteristic changes that occur in the tongue in certain diseases, which  is why the examination of the tongue is essential and will give some clues for diagnosis and treatment. Those doctors who examine the tongue, consider the changes in size, shape, colour, moisture, coating, state of papillae and movements.

Appearance of tongue in some abnormal conditions:

1) Movements of the tongue:-

a) In one sided paralysis of the body(hemiplegia), the tongue moves towards the paralysed side when protruded.

b) Trembling movements of the tongue is seen in diseases like thyrotoxicosis (hyperthyroid), delirium tremens and Parkinson’s disease. Tremor is also seen in nervous and anxious patients.

c) In progressive bulbar palsy there will be wasting and paralysis of the tongue often  with fibrillation.  Eventually the tongue gets shrivelled and lies functionless in the floor of the mouth. This is the condition associated with dribbling of saliva and loss of speech.

d) In chorea,  which results in involuntary rhythmic movements, the patient may be unable to keep the protruded tongue at rest .

2) Moistness of the tongue:-

The moistness of the tongue gives an indication about the state of hydration of the body. Water depletion leads to peripheral circulatory failure characterised by thirst, weakness, restlessness, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, dry and parched tongue that causes difficulty in swallowing.

3) Dryness of the tongue is seen in following conditions:-

a) Diarrhoea
b) Later stages of severe illness
c) Advanced uraemia (following kidney failure)
d) Hypovolumic shock (decreased volume of blood plasma )
e) Heat exhaustion
f) Hyponatraemia (sodium concentration of blood serum)
g) Acute intestinal obstruction
h) Starvation
i) Prolonged fasting.

4) Change in colour of tongue:-

a) Central cyanosis:-
Cyanosis is the bluish discolouration of the mucus membrane due to decrease in the amount of oxygen in the blood. This is seen in heart failure, respiratory failure and in anoxia. In cyanosis tongue and lips  becomes pale bluish.

b) Jaundice:-
This is the yellowish discolouration of all mucus surfaces of the body (including tongue) due to increase of bilirubin in the blood. Jaundice is seen in hepatitis, bile duct obstruction, and increased destruction of red blood cells

c) Advanced uraemia:-
This is the increase of urea and other nitrogenous waste products in the blood due to kidney failure. Here the tongue become brown in colour.

d) Keto acidosis:-
This is the acidosis with accumulation of ketone bodies seen mainly in diabetes mellitus. Here the tongue become brown with a typical ketone smell from the mouth.

e) Riboflavin deficiency:-
Deficiency of this vitamin (B2) produces magenta colour of the tongue with soreness and fissures of lips.

f) Niacin deficiency:-
Deficiency of niacin (vitamin B3)and some other B complex vitamins results in bright scarlet or beefy red tongue.

g) Anaemia:-
It is the decrease in haemoglobin percentage of the blood. In severe anaemia the tongue becomes pale.

5) Coating on the tongue:-

a) Bad breath:-
The main cause for bad breath is formation of a pasty coating (plaque) on the tongue which lodges thousands of anaerobic bacteria resulting in the production of offensive gases. Those who complain about bad breath may have thick coating on the posterior part of the tongue.

b) Typhoid fever:-
In typhoid fever the tongue becomes white coated, like fur.

c) Candidacies;-
Is a fungal infection which affects the mucus surfaces of the body. On the tongue there will be white lesions.

d) In diabetes and hypoadrenalism there will be white lesions.

e) Secondary syphilis:-
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted diseased caused by trepenoma pallidum (bacterial) infection. In secondary stages of this disease there are mucous patches which are painless, smooth, opalescent plaques which can not be scraped off easily.

f) Leokoplakia:-
Here white keratotic patches are seen on the tongue and oral cavity. This is a precancerous condition.

g) AIDS:-
In these patients hairy leukoplakia is visible

h) Peritonitis:-
It is the inflammation of the peritoneum (inner covering of abdominal cavity which also covers the intestines and keep them in position) in this condition there is white furring of the tongue.

i) Acute illness:-
Furring is also seen in some acute diseases.

6) Papillae, Taste buds:-
Are small projections on the tongue associated with taste. There are different type of papillae on the healthy tongue. In some diseases there are some abnormal changes which are following.

a) Hairy tongue:-
This condition is due to elongation of filiform papillae seen in poor oral hygiene, general debility and indigestion.

b) Geographic tongue:-
Here irregular red and white patches appear on the tongue. These lesions looks like a geographic map. The exact cause is not known.

c) Median rhomboid glossitis:-
In this condition there is smooth nodular red area in the posterior mid line of the tongue. This is a congenital condition.

d) Nutritional deficiency:-
In nutrional deficiency there is glossitis (inflammation of tongue), leading to papillary hypertrophy followed by atrophy.

e) Benign migratory glossitis:-
Is an inflamatory condition of the tongue where many areas of papillae appear to be shedding layers cells which shift from area to area in few days.

f) Thiamine and riboflavin deficiency:-
Deficiency of these vitamins cause hypertrophied filiform and fungi form papillae.

g) Niacin and iron deficiency:-
In this condition there is atrophy of papillae. Smooth tongue is caused by iron deficiency.

h) Vitamin A deficiency:-
This causes a deeply  furrowed tongue.

i) In nutritional megaloblastic anaemia the tongue becomes smooth.

j) Folic acid deficiency:-
Here macrocytic megaloblastic anaemia with glossitis is seen.

k) Cyano coblamine deficiency:-
Here glossitis with macrocytic megaloblastic anaemia and peripheral neuropathy is encountered.

l) Scarlet fever;-
In this streptococcal infection there are bright red papillae standing out of a thick white fur, later the white coat disappears leaving enlarged papillae on the bright red surface and is called strawberry tongue.

7) Ulcers on the tongue:–

a) Apthous ulcer:-

These are round painful ulcers which appear in stressed individuals frequently. It may be associated with food allergy. Usual sites are tongue, lips, and oral mucosa.

b) Herpes simplex:-
Is acute vesicular eruptions produced by herpes simplex virus. When these vesicles rupture it forms ulcers.

c) Ulcer in cancer:-
Cancerous ulcers, having raised edges with hard base and some bleeding . Cancer of the tongue is common in tobacco chewers.

d) Syphilitic ulcers:-
Syphilitic fissures are longitudinal in direction. In primary syphilis extra genital canker is seen on the tongue. In secondary syphilis multiple shallow ulcers are seen on and under and sides of the tongue surface . In tertiary syphilis soft non cancerous growth may be seen on the middle of the tongue.

e) Dental ulcers:-
These ulcers are produced by sharp edges of carious teeth.

The tongue can tell a lot about what is going on internally. So its vital to have a good look for any changes regularly yourself and contact a medical practitioner about any prolonged unusual changes. Of course its advisable to clean your teeth often and use a tongue scraper regularly. One school of thought has suggested that mouth plague may be instrumental in senility. You should certainly  also consider a toothpaste without fluoride. There are studies that show extensive prolonged use in water and toothpaste in fact accumulatively rots teeth and gums and is now effecting  people adversely.

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Beauty Beyond Skin Deep

You really need to be aware in this modern world. The old adage that ‘Beauty is only skin deep’  has taken on a new meaning, when we consider the lotions and potions that are riddled with mainly unnecessary and dangerous chemicals. Beauty Therapists used to think the dangerous beauty applications that the ancients used were long past, but though the corruption of the few vested interests in the chemical industry, cosmetics are now more hazardous than they ever were.

Cosmetics are More than Skin Deep

(NaturalNews) Lotion, deodorant, hair spray, nail polish, sunscreen … . Most of us spend at least some amount of time pouring, scrubbing, patting, and lathering our way into a cleaner, softer hair, skin, and body. We can’t pronounce some of the ingredients in the products we lather on, but they are on the shelves of our most popular stores. Doesn’t that mean they’re safe to use? During any one day of our lives millions of people are using products that contain hundreds of chemicals that have not been approved for our safety by our regulatory institutions. Some of these same additives, however, actually have been proven unsafe.

But its not only cosmetics that are causing a serious counter argument to the unchecked pursuit of Beauty and Health

Gender-bender chemicals causing early puberty in girls

“Endocrine disrupting” chemicals that mimic or interfere with the body’s natural sex hormones are partially responsible for early puberty in girls, according to a study conducted by researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.

In tests, girls with the highest concentrations of some of the substances in their bodies tended to develop breasts and pubic hair earlier than those with the lowest levels. The average age of the onset of Puberty has significantly lowered to 10 years 3 months due to chemical hazards in daily life.

According to the Mail Online

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The way we are preceding Beauty or at least making the best of yourself is at a cost well beyond what people are aware they are paying

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Health Matters

I totally agree with the idea that we should take more responsibility for our own health and have less expectation on the self  interested profiteers of the petro-chemical industry to provide medicine to cure us. However the diseases and ill health we are suffering from are arising, not  just junk diets but nutritionally empty and pesticide sprayed  foods and genetically modified additions to our diet that are forced on us, pollution in the air and water, hazardous cleaning chemicals, mercury in our vaccines, and dental fillings along with additions like fluoride to dumb us down and make us more malleable .

But that’s not what is getting addressed  here in the UK.

Don’t take offence if we lecture you on how to stay alive and healthy

Stuart Field of the Observer on Sunday 8th August 2010.-  Did lecture and  he wants to tell it like it is – ‘fat is fat’ . This is irrespective of the health concerns that many youngsters who tend to have little control of their lives who already have a skewed self image. He wants to encourage doctors and no doubt any bully to apply name-calling of that highly subjective pejorative term to embarrass individuals into doing something about it.  He views obesity, in pregnancy as the primary cause of cot-death  along with smoking  alcohol and convenience foods as further factors.  In fact anything he can throw at caregivers to carry the blame instead of the greedy corporations who pursue only profit. ‘Parents need to act as role models from early on and take control of their children’s eating habits, by providing sensible, appropriate portion sizes and by not feeding them rubbish’. Avoidable deaths can be linked to low birth weight as a result of mothers smoking while  pregnant. In fact women are blamed the cause of for everything from diabetes to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Field would also add self-induced overexposure to the sun and excessive use of sunbeds to the list.

British government urges individuals to take personal responsibility for health

Public health epidemics like obesity and diabetes have led some governments to impose new restrictions on people’s food and lifestyle habits. But according to a recent Guardian article, the new U.K. government is now calling more on individuals, rather than the state, to start taking responsibility for health and wellness. True to his colours Cameron and cronies are rolling back the state and urging personal responsibility for making better lifestyle choices.
WHO list reveals flu advisors with financial ties to pharma, vaccine manufacturers

After months of stalling, the World Health Organization (WHO) has finally revealed the names of key pandemic advisors who influenced its decision to declare a phase six pandemic last year — a decision that resulted in a financial windfall for vaccine manufacturers. As you can see here, that list includes at least five expert advisors received money from vaccine companies.

Here’s who received money from Big Pharma and then influenced the WHO decision to declare a pandemic:

Arnold Monto is a professor from the United States who has received money from virtually all the major vaccine manufacturers

Nancy Cox works for the US Centers for Disease Control, which already maintains a pro-vaccine stance while utterly ignoring the importance of vitamin D in halting infectious disease.

John Wood works at Britain’s National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC). They’ve taken money from Sanofi Pasteur, Novartis and several other companies focused on influenza vaccine research.

Maria Zambon is a professor at the UK Health Protection Agency Centre for Infection. She has received money from Sanofi, Novartis, CSL, Baxter and GSK.

Neil Ferguson is also a professor, and he has accepted money from Roche and GSK Biologicals.

Why this matters, is because that not only do the health trials, for such as Vaccines produce results that the Pay-Masters of Big Pharma want, but as experts their discipline, general doctors follow their recommendations and also receive perks and favours specifically for prescribing that drug rather than another. This is an unfair influence even beyond our politicians benefiting from lobbyists which was supposed to have ended but remains and is a corruption endemic to the medical industry that determines what medications you are prescribed.
GlaxoSmithKline pushing dangerous Avandia drug on thousands in new global clinical trial (opinion)

And when they can’t find enough idiots for a trial in the Western world they start on the 3rd World as eugenicists of The Gates foundation is providing in the name of health’ There may be nothing we can do about it.
Feds found Pfizer too big to nail, so they looked the other way on massive fraud

Take the log out your own eye Stuart Field. What chance have parents got to set an example, when our food is nutritionally empty and sprayed with chemicals, dangerous chemical cleaners in our homes and fuels polluting our environment, cosmetics, deodorants – lotions and potions that destroy the internal balancing homoeostasis and medicine that will surely kill or maim you irrespective of the disease they are being taken for.

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Pesticides may be a leading cause of major diseases

Pesticides are linked to cancer, reproductive dysfunction, diabetes, autism, asthma, birth defects, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases and more.

Not mothers setting a bad example!
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Say No 2 GMO

One of the most dangerous threats to life on this planet is the switch to Genetically Modified seeds. Biodiversity got us thus far, yet in the pursuit of profit Monsanto has compromised  food production on a global scale.

Monsanto: The world’s poster child for corporate manipulation and deceit

Say No 2GMO

People are demanding  Not to be poisoned
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Research from around the world supports and commends Hippocrates, Father of Medicine, of ancient Greece, circa 400 B.C., for discovering that natural apple cider vinegar is a powerful cleansing and healing panacea for a healthier, stronger, and longer life.

The Discomfort and Pain of Menstrual Cramps can be Avoided Naturally

Menstrual cramps or period pains can be very debilitating and can often cause considerable pain and discomfort for several hours and even longer. Your period pains are caused by the uterus contracting. The medical term is dysmenorrhoea. In addition to severe stomach pain, you may experience extreme tiredness, back ache, vomiting, diarrhoea and even pain down the inside of the thighs. All too often when you speak to doctors about period pains, they will try to put you on hormonal birth control or prescription pain killers as the solution. This is not what you want to hear if you are trying to cut down on the use of drugs for every condition and ailment and go the more natural route.

Antibiotics May Make Us Fat
The obesity epidemic is rampant, and there are many reasons for this big fat problem. Although asking if antibiotics make us fat may initially sound like some type of joke, recent articles in Scientific American and Science magazine shows that some researchers are taking it seriously.

Mike Adams, The Health Ranger and The Natural News network provide a thought provoking service to humanity to think again on our modern progress.  There are God given vegetables, fruit herbs super foods that we were told to enjoy, yet increasingly public health is  deteriorating through our poor nutrition, the result of modern farming methods and pollution within ourselves and our environments causing death and disease. Rather than be held to ransom to the dangerous drugs of the Petrochemical industry which can individually or in combination, seriously damage your health. There are ways to eat naturally for optimal health and fitness. It is possible to avoid this head first plunge into chemical soup of hazardous substances that assault us on a daily basis.
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Cosmetics: Safe for You?

There is a toxic overload from the very products we use to keep ourselves looking good and feeling great. The American FDA and the UK  Food Standards Agency don’t even monitor many of the products we  use in everyday life. Who would put lead in lipstick, oil in herbal shampoo, hazards in our personal care products? Its not the choices we make in the shops; its a throw back to the 50s that believed scientifically advanced chemicals, which we don’t know much about, were good for us. But now we know better and we challenge the petro-chemical industry to explain or remove them.  If  the ingredients can’t be justified to consciously aware shoppers then why put them in? Reformulate the product for safety or prosecute the makers for crimes against humanity. There are resources online for checking ingredients, but common sense tells us to err on side of caution, not just with frequency of use of dangerous ingredients but combinations of these ingredients from many products. I am not advocating a return to testing on animals, since we are of the animal kingdom also. What I am suggesting is the addition of  known carcinogenic ingredients in products should be removed now and never considered for any future personal care products.
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Everything You Eva Wanted To Know About Drug Detoxification

Drug misuse is a major problem in our society today, both medical pill popping and illegal substance abuse.  It is necessarily the  best way to combat the negativity of undergoing a drug detoxification,  to escape from the drugs that are being abused,  is to realize that there is a problem. Alcohol, smoking, even coffee are also drugs that alter mood and evoke craving and withdrawal  symptoms. There is an old adage that you absolutely cannot change what you don’t acknowledge, and if you don’t realize that you have a drug problem then you may not be able to change it. However, once individuals are able to realize that they have a  problem with their drug of choice then they are more able to complete a total body detoxification that will get rid of any and all drugs in the system.

The first step in a total body detoxification is a plan. A professional who specialized in drug abuse therapy and rehabilitation who will be the type of  counsellor that you should speak to. Some simply just have to go to the doctor if he or she knows no other resources to use or call. Nevertheless, though, the medical detoxification system involves the withdrawal from the drug, or drugs, that a person has been abusing.

The withdrawal process is never easy, but there are health professionals who will be able to help you through the process. Usually the withdrawal and detoxification process involves simply spending several nights in a medical room or hospital without any drugs and without any way to get the drugs. Withdrawal systems can be painful, both physically and emotionally, and doctors and nurses are  able to give you other medication in order to help the success of the withdrawal process.

The next step of the drug detoxification plan is to map out a plan for the future. For this step it is absolutely essential to consult with a health or nutritional professional. A nutritionist will be able to help those who have just withdrawn from all their drug substances and place them on the right path to eating healthier and will prepare a special diet just for them. For instance long term abuse of alcohol depletes vitamins and minerals and so Vitamins C and B complex replacement is urgent and even half an hour in the sunshine, can replenish Vitamin D which will help maintain your resolve.

The last steps of the drug detoxification process, and arguably the most important after the withdrawal process has begun is counselling. Drug abusers typically need some sort of talk therapy during and after they have undergone withdrawal and can even be deluded about their hope for the future. Sometimes, there is actually very little hope or reason to look forward because drugs are no longer there. Often the rebuilding of family trust and dealing with the causes of their drug becoming a crutch, need to be addressed  However, a counsellor and psychologist will be able to help through the realization process that they are much better off without the drugs they abused.

Sometimes a psychotherapist will refer a client to a halfway house, which may help them while they are undergoing detoxification, to enable a break from the people, places, situations that were previously triggers to the the abuse of drugs. Nevertheless, though, counselling is definitely a long and emotional process, but it is vital to completing a drug detoxification.

hose who are abusing drugs need this information in order to make better and healthier decisions for themselves. Not only is it truly vital to get away from the drugs, but the whole detoxification system will place them on the right track for the future!

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