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  Alcohol Detoxification. Alcoholism. Detoxification Center
However, for individuals with physiologic substance dependence, detoxification is usually related to withdrawal syndrome, that is, the predictable constellation of signs and symptoms following abrupt discontinuation of, or rapid decrease in, intake of a substance that has been used consistently for a period of time.
Advantages of inpatient detoxification are that (1) the patient is in a protected setting where access to substances of abuse is restricted, (2) the management and monitoring of neural recovery eliminates craving, and allows a detoxification without withdrawal, and (3) detoxification can be accomplished more rapidly than it can in an outpatient setting.
Besides, detoxification with hospitalization prepares the patient for ongoing treatment of his or her dependence on alcohol or other drugs.
www.alcohol-detoxification.com   (1346 words)

  
 Detoxification   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Specific detoxification pathways may be induced or inhibited depending on the presence of various dietary or xenobiotic compounds, the age and sex of the individual, genetics, and lifestyle habits, such as smoking.
Since the majority of detoxification occurs in the liver, it is not surprising that impairment of normal liver function due to alcoholic disease, fatty liver disease, biliary cirrhosis, and hepatocarcinomas can lead to lower detoxification activity in general.
The first analyses to identify detoxification pathways were challenge tests, in which a known amount of a substance was ingested and the amount of metabolite found in urine over a specified time period was collected and quantified (Table 5).
www.thorne.com /altmedrev/fulltext/detox3-3.html   (3702 words)

  
 Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine: Detoxification therapy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Detoxification therapy seeks to rid the body of harmful toxins and therefore enable the body to heal itself and return to health.
Unsupervised detoxification should not be carried out by anyone who is underweight, pregnant, recovering from substance abuse, nor by those suffering from diabetes mellitus, thyroid problems, or an eating disorder.
Detoxification, which is the attempt to cleanse the body's internal systems and organs by natural means, is one of the oldest known medical treatments.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g2601/is_0004/ai_2601000421   (1375 words)

  
 detoxification - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about detoxification
Many therapists recommend a detoxification diet along with the treatment they offer, notably naturopaths and colonic therapists (see colonic irrigation).
Anaesthetic detoxification is used to treat heroin addiction.
Patients are anaesthetized before being injected with naloxone and naltrexone, which bind to the body's opium receptors and block heroin.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /detoxification   (281 words)

  
 Detoxification   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
It must be remembered that detoxification is not a cure for alcoholism but a step in the treatment process.
Detoxification is characterized by withdrawal symptoms that can include, but are not limited to, anxiety, hallucinations, muscle tremors, and seizures.
Detoxification can also be done on an outpatient basis, although some advocate inpatient supervision because of the danger of complications from withdrawal.
www.hsc.wvu.edu /som/cmed/alcohol/treatment/detoxification.htm   (170 words)

  
 Detoxification
Detoxification for the body may refer to the cleansing of the bowels, kidneys, lungs, the liver or the blood, since these are the organs involved in detoxification of chemicals and toxins from the body.
Detoxification may produce symptoms of headaches, nausea, malaise and vomiting due to the toxins being released [Herxheimer Reaction].
Detoxification is easy if we eat a wholesome natural organic diet and live life in a natural way.
www.chetday.com /spencedetox.html   (4561 words)

  
 Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine: Detoxification
Detoxification is helpful for those patients suffering from many chronic diseases and conditions, including allergies, anxiety, arthritis, asthma, chronic infections, depression, diabetes, headaches, heart disease, high cholesterol, low blood sugar levels, digestive disorders, mental illness, and obesity.
Detoxification therapy is useful for those suffering from allergies or immune system problems that conventional medicine is unable to diagnose or treat, including chronic fatigue syndrome, environmental illness/multiple chemical sensitivity, and fibromyalgia.
The liver is the principle organ of detoxification, assisted by the kidneys and intestines.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g2603/is_0003/ai_2603000321   (980 words)

  
 Detoxification
Detoxification of the body refers to the cleansing of the bowels, kidneys, lungs, the liver and the blood since these are the organs involved in the detoxification of chemicals and toxins from the body.
As detoxification diets may not stimulate the liver, lungs or the kidneys enough, herbal detoxification supplementation is often added.
A wide variety of detoxification programs are available to rid the body of toxins though the major detoxification centers of the body namely the skin, lung, intestine, kidney and liver.
www.drlam.com /A3R_brief_in_doc_format/2002-No1-Detoxificaton.cfm   (8280 words)

  
 General Detoxification and Cleansing - Elson M. Haas M.D. - HealthWorld Online
Detoxification is the process of clearing toxins from the body or neutralizing or transforming them, and clearing excess mucus and congestion.
Detoxification therapy, as fasting, is the oldest treatment known to humans and is a completely natural process; and in many cases, as we listen to our inner guidance as animals do, we may apply this process to many illnesses and states of health and life.
Detoxification can be helpful for weight loss, though it is not a primary reduction plan; I think it is more important as a transition.
www.healthy.net /asp/templates/article.asp?PageType=article&ID=1558   (6750 words)

  
 "Detoxification" Schemes
The elaborate, manipulative hoax of "detoxification" is gaining ground.
Detoxification Relief is marketed by Home Health of Virginia Beach, Va.
The detoxification theory can enable con artists to gain great power over their customers by diagnosing and curing "potentially fatal" (but nonexistent) illnesses.
www.quackwatch.org /01QuackeryRelatedTopics/detox.html   (665 words)

  
 About Detoxification
A review of 120 patients who were prescribed detoxification treatment as developed by Hubbard to eliminate fat-stored compounds showed improvement in 14 of 15 symptoms associated with several types of chemical exposures.
Detoxification treatment reduced both the body burdens and the symptoms of treated workers while no such improvements occurred in the control group.
Following detoxification, all patients reported marked improvement in clinical symptoms post-treatment, with most of these improvements retained at follow-up.
www.detoxacademy.org /detox.htm   (1633 words)

  
 Detoxification   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
From the moment that we are born we are exposed to environmental toxins and poisons in the air, water, foods, workplace and pharmaceuticals.
These detoxification systems display significant individual variability, and are affected by the environment, lifestyle and genetic influences.There are approximately more than 100,000 chemicals in commercial use, and over 25,000 are known to be hazardous.
However, detoxification has to occur in a specific sequence in the body, otherwise the toxins can be accumulated in the tissue; activated and made more toxic in the liver; or allowed to circulate and spread the damage throughout the whole body.
www.intemedica.com /products/products.asp?catID=9   (1201 words)

  
 Healing Diet, Detoxification Diet
Following a detoxification diet is of the utmost importance.
One form of the detoxification diet is one made up exclusively of fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, either raw or cooked, and whole grains, both cooked and sprouted; however, no breads or baked goods, animal foods and dairy products or alcohol are used.
Whether you are on a detoxification diet or not, it helps to follow those recommended rules while eating.
www.healingdaily.com /detoxification-diet.htm   (777 words)

  
 Discharges from Detoxification: 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The large majority of detoxification discharges (95 percent) were from free-standing residential facilities; the remaining discharges were nearly evenly divided between ambulatory (3 percent) and hospital (2 percent) settings.
Detoxification episodes involving marijuana/hashish as the primary substance were least likely to be completed, at 38 percent.
Despite their 49 percent completion rate, detoxification episodes involving opiates as the primary substance were substantially more likely to end with the client leaving against medical advice (40 percent of opiate episodes) than was the case for all other substances (24 percent of all other episodes).
oas.samhsa.gov /2k4/detoxDischarges/detoxDischarges.htm   (1031 words)

  
 Detoxification of the Body with Fruit, Citrus Fruit, Detox.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Detoxification of the Body with Fruit, Citrus Fruit, Detox.
Before we tell you more about the detoxification of your body with fruit we talk about stimulants first.
Then we discuss detoxification and the slow reaction of your body, it reacts like an oil tanker.
www.thefruitpages.com /detoxification.shtml   (1149 words)

  
 How to pass a drug test - Detoxification Products, Hair Follicle Drug Testing
This website contains detoxification products intended to clean your system for better health and in preparation for passing drug tests such as pre employment and employee drug testing for blood, hair and saliva.
Once you finish a total detoxification treatment, you can pass drug tests: urine, blood, saliva or hair test; whether it is tomorrow, next week, or next year, as long as you do not use again after you finish the program.
Once you finish a permanent detoxification treatment, you can pass any blood, urine, or saliva test, whether it is tomorrow, next week, or next year, as long as you do not use again after you finish the program.
www.testingclean.com   (250 words)

  
 Detoxification
The general term for this process is 'detoxification' and it is an elaborate and remarkably effective form of defence mechanism which all but the simplest forms of life have developed to help them survive.
Detoxification is carried out by enzymes produced from the information stored within our genes.
The relationships between the components of our diet and the detoxification process are explained further throughout this section on health and nutrition.
www.netdoctor.co.uk /focus/nutrition/facts/detoxification/detoxification.htm   (533 words)

  
 Detoxification
The whole philosophy of detoxification is to allow the brain to continue the formation of endorphins so that the patient would have better pain control.
If the patient acts agitated, confused, and forgetful which are common complications of opioid agonist withdrawal, there should be a relative or a friend supervising the patient’s intake of medications to make sure that the patient is taking the right dosage of medicine.
In our experience, simple detoxification of the patients from addicting drugs such as Vicodin, Codeine, Morphine sulfate, etc., is enough to provide complete relief of pain in more than 20% of the patients.
www.rsdrx.com /detoxification.htm   (1543 words)

  
 American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse: Ambulatory medical detoxification for alcohol
Ambulatory medical detoxification for alcohol has become popular in the last decade primarily due to the search for cost-effective alternatives to inpatient care and the increasing research that demonstrates its efficacy and safety [1, 2].
These supportive detoxification programs were developed as alternatives to placing individuals in jail or in expensive hospital settings.
Lastly, it is important to clarify that ambulatory detoxification procedures are intended to supplement inpatient detoxification and not to replace inpatient facilities.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0978/is_n4_v21/ai_17495786   (1410 words)

  
 SiriusDog.com - DETOXIFICATION
We see symptoms of detoxification with vomiting, diarrhea, bad breath, itchy skin, draining eyes and ears, and cysts and tumors, to name a few.
Detoxification can start immediately or it may take days, weeks or months before the animal's body is healthy enough to detoxify.
Natural remedies that can be used for detoxification problems are aloe vera, food-grade hydrogen peroxide, grapefruit seed extract, calendula, hypericum, urtica urens, bee pollen, bee propolis, colloidal silver and grape seed oil.
siriusdog.com /articles/detoxification-dog-food-holistic.htm   (1311 words)

  
 Rapid Detox - Rapid Opiate Detox, rapid detox centers, ultra rapid detox - Rapid Detox Referral for dependency and ...
Choosing the appropriate rapid detox or rapid opiate detoxification services depends on a variety of factors including the types and amount of drugs or alcohol you have been using, length of abuse, and your age and medical history.
One thing is universal, however; to ensure a healthy foundation for recovery the quality of rapid detox or rapid opiate detoxification services are critical.
Our staff is composed of experienced professionals who have worked in the drug and alcohol addiction field for decades and have kept themselves abreast of opiate dependencies and their treatments.
www.rapid-detox-referral.com   (338 words)

  
 Nutritional Program for Drug Detoxification - Elson M. Haas M.D. - HealthWorld Online
After initial withdrawal, which is often tied to detoxification - that is, the natural release of the stored chemicals from the body - we need willpower and commitment to our original plan for eliminating the particular substance from our life.
A general increase in nutritional supplements is usually helpful in detoxification from drugs, with or without a change in diet, though better with, of course.
For marijuana detoxification, as with other drugs, we must first decide that it is a problem and plan to stop, seeking support from companions.
www.healthy.net /library/books/haas/detox/drug.htm   (4395 words)

  
 Mercury Amalgam Detoxification or Detox Protocol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
It is vital to have an optimized bowel flora for detoxification.
Chlorella and ProChitosan are an important part of the detoxification program, as approximately 90% of the mercury in our bodies is eliminated through the stool.
Selenium and zinc are particularly important trace mineral in mercury detoxification and should be used for most people.
www.mercola.com /article/mercury/detox_protocol.htm   (2002 words)

  
 FREEDOMYOU FASTING Detoxification
These are early symptoms of detoxification, short little holidays taken every night from a life of feasting.
The negative experience in the first few days of a fast is detoxification a lifetime of toxins stored up in fatty tissue, crammed into the body, meal after meal.
This is the best choice for detoxification because it supplies an abundance of nutrients, including enzymes and calories to reduce the cleansing intensity to a more comfortable level.
www.freedomyou.com /fasting_book/detoxification.htm   (1374 words)

  
 4.23 Solar Detoxification   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Solar detoxification is a process that destroys contaminants by photochemical and thermal reactions using the ultraviolet energy in sunlight.
A big advantage of solar detoxification over conventional treatment processes such as those using granular activated carbon or air stripping is that it completely destroys the toxic compounds in the water instead of simply removing or displacing them.
The target contaminant group for solar detoxification is VOCs, SVOCs, solvents, pesticides, and dyes.
www.frtr.gov /matrix2/section4/4_23.html   (405 words)

  
 Body Detoxification & The Immune System
The material on this web site including body detoxification is offered to you for informational purposes only and is not meant to be interpreted as medical advice to diagnose, treat or cure any immune system disorder.
There are many symptoms of toxicity however Dr. Elson Haas states that headaches, fatigue, mucus problems, aches and pains, digestive problems, “allergy” symptoms, and sensitivity to environmental agents such as chemicals, perfumes, and synthetics are the most common.
Any extreme detoxification program should be undertaken with the guidance of a health care professional as you can go too far and over-detoxify.
immunedisorders.homestead.com /Detoxification.html   (604 words)

  
 Oral Chelation - Oral Chelation with 16 natural oral chelation agents plus EDTA to detoxify safely
This sulfurous amino acid is critical for the detoxification of heavy metals and xenobiotics (estrogen-like, nonploar, fat-soluble chemical substances that may interfere with normal estrogen functions and play a role in creating cancer).
This sulfur-containing amino acid is critical for the detoxification of heavy metals and xenobiotics (estrogen-like, nonpolar, fat-soluble chemical substances that may interfere with normal estrogen functions and play a role in creating cancer).
Sodium alginate is used to lower serum cholesterol levels and blood pressure and to reduce the absorption of strontium, barium, tin, cadmium and mercury.
www.extremehealthusa.com /ingredients.html   (2907 words)

  
 Far Infrared Saunas provider Sunlight is technology leader.
Far infrared saunas have shown to assist in weight loss, pain management, skin purification, detoxification and stress reduction.
Detoxification is made simple and easy through Far infrared sauna therapy.
This optimal micron output also allows for deeper penetration of Far-infrared heat, which improves pain relief, detoxification, circulation, and increased peripheral blood flow.
www.SunlightSaunas.Com   (583 words)

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