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Anxiety is more common than you may think, and it can have interesting effects on your brain. About 20% of Americans suffer from the mental illness, according to the Anxiety And Depression Association of America. Impacting about 40 million…
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Alcohol Detox…Wellness Wednesday!

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Your body may be sending you signals that you need to take a break from alcohol. It may be time to detox alcohol from your body if you are feeling run down and tired, having digestive problems or experiencing achy muscles. If you drink and party regularly and have any of these symptoms, a simple alcohol detox may be for you.

With repeated or long term use, alcohol can cause liver and kidney problems, addiction and weight gain. While drinking and partying often seem harmless, ingesting alcohol on a regular basis can lead to the build up of toxins and sugars and eventually to alcoholism, or addiction to alcohol. Overuse and dependence on alcohol can have serious health risks as well.

However, most of you don’t have a serious problem; and use alcohol socially. Even so, what can we do to limit the long term effects of alcohol usage?

In its simplest form, an alcohol detoxification program simply involves abstaining from alcohol for a period of time and allowing the body to eliminate all traces of the substance from the tissues and blood stream.

Most healthcare professionals recommend at least one to four weeks of no alcohol. However, if you are a heavy drinker or suspect that you may be an alcoholic, cutting back or switching from hard liquor to wine for the first few days or a week may be easier for you to handle. Many people who have developed a dependence on alcohol will experience uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms like sweating, trembling and an almost overwhelming craving for alcohol.

Allowing your body a “vacation” from drinking may eventually lead to healthier habits, as you experience increased energy and vitality after your body begins to recover. During this period, take the chance to also do a colon, liver and kidney cleanse. Many report an increase in energy, sexual drive and function and a decrease of appetite after the detox period.

Allow your body to recover and rest. Take a break from alcohol for a month and you may be surprised at how great you feel!

SAMHSA HOTLINE:

1-800- 662-HELP (5357)

𝓛𝓪𝓭𝔂 ‘𝓞

”Empowering Recovery One Life at a Time”

Wellness Wednesday…Alcohol Abuse

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Do you or do you know someone who suffers here are a couple of facts:

Alcohol is addictive. You will find many people who will argue with this statement, but alcohol fits all the definitions of a harmful and addictive drug;

1. You need to take more and more of it to get the same effect

2. Your body becomes physically dependent on alcohol.

3. People die from alcohol abuse

An alcoholic is someone who has become physically dependent on alcohol. Alcoholism is permanent, it can not be cured. An ex-alcoholic is simply one who has not had alcohol for a long time. If the “ex”-alcoholic has one drink they are hooked again and have to go through the whole drying out process again.

Alcoholism treatment centers allow the alcoholic to live in a supportive and alcohol free environment while giving up the drug. Psychological advice is available and group therapy sessions help many recovering alcoholics.

Alcoholics Anonymous are one group that holds support meetings for alcoholics. AA has groups in most towns and cities in most countries and many recovering alcoholics find the group sessions to be an essential part of STAYING a recovered alcoholic.

Given the toxic nature of alcohol, if the substance was discovered today, it would never be licensed as a drug or food. It is only the entrenched nature of the alcohol industry and the fact that so many jobs depend on it that make it politically unacceptable to ban alcohol. Alcohol kills many more people on a daily basis than die of drug-related crime or addiction.

It’s ok to seek help and there is nothing to be ashamed of, society is more accepting of alcohol than it is of drugs which makes some of us stay in denial about how much we abuse it!

If you or a loved one suffers, please encourage them to seek help:

SAMHAS

Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services Administration

1-800-662-HELP (4357)

Or find local churches in your area that offer weeknight AA meetings

𝓞𝓵𝓲𝓿𝓲𝓪 𝓑. 𝓢𝓱𝓮𝓹𝓱𝓮𝓻𝓭

”Empowering Recovery One Life at a Time”

Wellness Wednesday…Detoxification

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Detoxification and cleaning of the body is a crucial process to keep our bodies fit and full of energy. In today’s cosmos, our bodies are deluged chemically and pollutants that harm our bodies. It’s crucial to detoxify our bodies and remove the pollutants in the rawest way available. Bring your body back into optimal health naturally.

💦Drink in lots of water. Water is among the most abundant substances found in nature that will assist in the detoxification of the body. Water flows through the body in the blood line and systema lymphaticum and gathers up toxins as it passes across the kidneys and out of the body as urine. The greater the intake of water, the better our body is able to clean itself from adverse compounds.

Cut down the ingestion of chemicals that hurt the body and inhibit self-repair. The body has a lot of mechanisms that work to protect the body from injury. These systems include the respiratory system, gi, urinary, lymphatic and the skin and cuticular layer. Each of these systems of rules has a certain elimination mechanism that keeps the body clear of adverse substances.

🥗Step-up your intake of foods that allow for detoxifying compounds. Raw detoxifying foods and spices will assist in the cleansing of the body. Garlic, coriander, echinacea, ginger and parsley leaf all clean our bodies. You are able to easily incorporate these spices in your general cooking. Fresh fruits are good detoxifiers, provided you consume them by themselves and not in combination with additional foods. Fresh green and red veggies are good for detoxifying.

🍌🍋🥒Utilize products that bear only natural herbs, fresh fruits and veggies to clean each part of the body. Most importantly, lots of water is called for to clean each system. If what you place in your body is low in contaminants and chemicals then it will pull those that are hived away in your body out and carry them off as the water passes through.

Not only do we need to take care of our mind, but we also need to make sure our bodies are in good health too.

Don’t take either for granted….

𝓛𝓪𝓭𝔂 ‘𝓞’

”Empowering Recovery One Life at a Time”

Wellness Wednesday…Tips on how to relieve stress!

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🧘🏽‍♂️ A lot of individuals these days have elevated amounts of tension. Life is too short to be distressful and unhappy day in and day out. As luck would have it, I’ve some ideas to help out☺️

Make sure you eat sounder:

A few foods that you eat have a negative affect on the way that you feel. Why do you think that after consuming fast food you feel so grubby? Likewise, the most high-risk the food is for you, the more weight you pack on. Once you put on uninvited weight you start to feel more self-aware and place more accent on your appearance, stimulating even more stress.

Physical exertion:

Physical exertion helps to relieve tension by bringing out endorphins in the body. As well, exercise has many more favorable effects on the body. Physical exertion gives you a lot of energy, which may make your days better by not going through it played out and feeling like a walking zombie. Physical exertion makes you feel and look better, which will put you in a in a beneficial mood particularly when you start to notice your body changing form.

Get your funds in order:

Funds are a big head ache for many individuals. Making a budget helps to maintain track of your funds and where you are spending all of your revenue. Once you have a budget, work out where all of your income is going and cut all of your unneeded expense. The income that you save should go to paying down your debts, beginning an emergency savings fund (roughly 6 months of expenses), and laying aside for retirement. (I will discuss this topic later)

Human relationships:

If you’re in a relationship with somebody you do not love or don’t trust, get out of the relationship at once. There is no worse way to bring in stress upon yourself than being with somebody you do not care for any longer. Likewise, individuals who act as you allies, but only bring you down or betray you are acquaintances not worth having. Discover fresh friends and stop hanging around those who are foul influences or not trustworthy💪🏾

It’s so important to learn how to distress, remember you don’t have to take on the world and everything doesn’t have to be accomplished now!

Slow down….

𝓛𝓪𝓭𝔂 ‘𝓞’

”Empowering Recovery One Life at a Time”

Happy Wednesday….Let’s talk about Wellness

Happy Wednesday, what you feed your body and soul impacts your mind.

Feed your body and mind good things…

Yeah I know it’s so hard to start a healthy life style but it’s so damn worth it!

So as you go about your day, stay away from negativity, drama, processed foods, drugs, and alcohol 🍷 if you can.

I promise your body will body will thank you 😊

Heal Your Body…Heal Your Mind