Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Detoxification to Promote Health: A 7-Day Detox Program

There are many detox approaches, and there is very little evidence to suggest that one is better than the next. However, a 7-day commitment to healthy activities can be helpful for many symptoms. It can help your body find balance. It is important to be creative and adapt a program to your needs. The following plan offers general guidelines for self-guided detoxification.

Getting Started
  • This regimen is not intended to be all things to all people. Nor is it a test of will and endurance. It is designed to be a safe, useful, empowering, health guide. You can change it as necessary to meet your own needs. However, this process does require planning and preparation, so read through it and make preparations ahead of time.
  • In addition to physical approaches, this plan equally emphasizes mind-body approaches. These can help you relax and unravel negative and unconscious mental patterns that often result in pain and discomfort.
  • The most important part of going through a detox program is to first ask why you are doing it. Being clear about your intentions helps avoid disappointment and expectations that are too high. Write down your reasons for going through a detox program using language that is meaningful to you.
  • The five basic ingredients of this detox regimen are self-reflection, exercise, sauna, nutrition, and manual-therapy. The program offered here is designed to support and enhance your own ability to heal and experience well-being. It is intended for most people, and you can do it on your own. However, first check with your primary care clinician to make certain this is a healthy option for you.
  • We encourage you to use organic, sustainable, local, responsible, gentle, natural, whole, balanced, and easeful products and methods. These honor the global and spiritual aspect of health.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

How to Pass a Drug Test

How to pass the standard drug tests required by many employers? If you've recently indulged and are willing to risk the consequences of tampering with a drug test (which at best, means keeping the job or at worst, breaking the law in some states), here's how to do it.

Method 1 of 5: Urine Testing

Avoid spiking or masking the urine sample. This is a method used to throw off testing equipment from seeing certain results. Commercial and OTC chemicals containing nitrates were once used to mask THC but are now commonly tested for. These products are all detectable, and will result in a failed drug screen.

Consider the risks of diluting the sample. Dilution is the process of reducing the concentration of drug or drug metabolites in the sample. This is accomplished by adding fluid to the sample. Diluting a sample will lower the specific gravity and creatinine level (creatine is used by muscles and creates a waste product called creatinine). Drug testing laboratories all routinely test samples to detect dilution.

  • If you decide to go this route anyway, be sure to use warm water, as the temperature of the sample is recorded. Most facilities will put you in a room with no sink, and where the toilet water is tinted.
  • Know that internal dilution (or "flushing") can be detected. Many people assume that drinking excessive amounts of water will accomplish a negative result. However, it's dangerous (people have died from water intoxication) and risky because colorless urine arouses suspicion, possibly flagging the sample.

Friday, December 6, 2013

3 Day Detox Diet Cleanse

Preparing For your Detox

Try to ease into your DETOX by removing heavy/acidic food from you diet for at least 48 hours prior to starting.


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Green Tea for Detox

People love green tea or hate it, but any way, they can’t deny the healthfulness of it. It is well known that green tea owns detox abilities, but few know why you should drink it and how it will help to detox your body.

Green Tea Detox

A detoxification is elimination toxic buildups in your body that usually is associated with poor dietary habits or chemical exposures. As long as you eat healthy, work out and get plenty of rest, your body will detoxify itself naturally, but if your goal is to detoxify free radicals and slow aging related conditions, green tea can be an appropriate addition to your diet.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Urine Drug Testing Information

Urine drug testing is widely used for testing for opioids and illicit drugs. There are two types of urine drug testing: a screening test and a confirmatory test. The screening test uses an immunoassay to look for the parent drug and/or metabolite. Most UDTs screen for cocaine, marijuana, PCP, opiates, amphetamines, while some also test for benzodiazepines and methadone. The confirmatory urine drug test is done by gas Chromatography/mass spectrometry or high-performance liquid chromatography; this test is highly specific and is typically used when testing for the presence of a specific drug is needed.

Why urine drug testing?
  • - monitor pharmacotherapy compliance;
  • - identify individuals who may be at high risk;
  • - a means of providing documentation to an agreed treatment plan.