Alcohol Detox Even If You Are Just A Social Drinker

June 14, 2013 by  
Filed under Diet

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 us 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!

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 us 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!

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 us 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!

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 us 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!

Los Cabos All Inclusive Vacation

June 11, 2013 by  
Filed under Travel

In search of warmth and excitement your destination should be Los Cabos, Mexico.  Los Cabos is actually a municipality that includes the cities of San Jose Del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. All are located in the state of Baja California Sur. The most cost effective way to your destination is through an all inclusive booked vacation. A Los Cabos all inclusive vacation offers 18 miles of beautiful beaches, resorts to fit all budgets and activities to keep you busy for days on end.  Known as the getaway of the century to most college goers spring break destination you know you will be experiencing fun in the sun.

When booking your vacation an all inclusive Los Cabos vacation is the way you want to go. All inclusive vacations wrap your flight, hotel stay, your food and even your drinks into one package. Some all inclusive vacations even wrap your activities all into that one price.  When on a budget an all inclusive Los Cabos vacation is the way to do. You know your price up front and will not have any hidden surprises.

Los Cabos offers all types of activities from site seeing, to off road ATV’s, to beautiful cruises. You will certainly not lack entertainment on your Los Cabos all inclusive vacation.  If you are worried about the college spring break and would rather take a vacation time away from this event you will have no worries when it comes to the temperatures of Los Cabos. The temperatures are between:  50 to 80º F. winter; 70 to 100º F. summer. Offering you plenty of times when you can plan your Los Cabos all inclusive vacation to bask in the sun and the surf.

The Royal Solaris in Los Cabos, Mexico offers some of the best  Los Cabos all inclusive vacation packages. Their packages include unlimited food in 5 eateries and 3 bars. They also include all your activities into your room mate, from water and land sports, classes and instructions, entertainment and nightlife, and they even include special activities for children.
So as you see even children are added into the fun and adventures of Los Cabos.  Los Cabos is the popular destination for spring breakers but offers so much for even a full family vacation.

The Health Benefits of Organic Meat

June 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Diet

Organic meat differs from regular meat in the way the animal farmer raised the animal priorto butchering.  Organic meats must be certified through one of several certification organizations, including the Midwest Organic Services Association.  Farmers must follow strict organic guidelines in the production of the meat product.Meat certified organic are often born on farms and raised with the utmost of respect and animal dignity.  Beef cattle are not raised in pens but are often free to roam the farm with unrestricted access to water, food, sunshine and outdoor air at all times.

Everything that goes into an organic farm animal must also be organic.  The pastures the animals graze in must be certified organic themselves.  Organic forage and grains grown organically must be fed to the animals and organic pest control must be utilized on these farms.  No synthetic or chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers are applied to local fields or
pastures.Organic animal farms must apply specific conservation practices to preserve the natural surroundings and the soil in the area.  Water is not wasted and recycling is used whenever possible.

No organic meat can be certified organic if the animal has been fed any antibiotics, growth hormones, steroids or animal byproducts.  Animals are fed what they eat in the pastures and organically grown farm products, such as organic hay.  Water is free from contaminants.  In many cases, animals grown on organic animal farms are removed from the program if they ever become sick enough to require antibiotics.  They are removed from the herd as soon as their illness is discovered.  While antibiotics are an excellent way to treat bacterial infections, there is always the risk of developing resistant strains of bacteria and no one knows the health effects to consumers who eat meat treated with antibiotics.  Antibiotics speed the growth of cattle that seem to grow using less feed but, because of resistances, sick animals often can’t be well treated and often die of their illness.

Growth hormones, eliminated from the production of organic meats, are given to cattle to speed up their growth on less feed. This is another situation where scientists do not know the effect of this practice on consumers who eat non-organic meats. Most organic meat comes from animals grown from birth on small farms in which the animal has free range to move around on the pasture and to eat when it wants to.  Such animals generally are healthier than their conventional counterparts and are treated more humanely.  Animals are allowed to mate as they wish, adding to the sustainability of the farming practice.  Much of the organic meat is derived from bull meat, which is some of the leanest meat around.  Farmers who raise bulls and sell them (called seed stock producers) must provide affidavits stating that their bulls were not raised using antibiotics or growth hormones from the time of their birth. Such affidavits generally go back at least twenty months prior to the time that the organic farmer purchased the animal.

Organic meats, particularly organic meat, may be somewhat more expensive than conventionally-grown meat.  In general, however, the meat is fresh and the consumer can guarantee that there is nothing unhealthy in the organic meat product.

Meditation and Alpha, Theta, and Gamma Brain Waves

June 1, 2013 by  
Filed under Body, Mind & Spirit

There are five different brain waves – beta which we operate in most of the time, alpha which is a much more relaxed state, theta which is an even slower state that is often a product of REM sleep but can also be entered into through tasks that are so automatic they don’t engage our immediate attention such a driving or taking a bath.  Delta Brain waves are even slower than theta and our found in deep sleep.  Gamma are very fast brain waves that we know the least about.

Gamma seems to be where we knit everything together into a larger picture.  While meditation in its various forms usually take the practitioner into either alpha or theta brain waves, it is thought that the jumps of intuition or creative leaps come from moving into gamma brain wave.

For a while now we have known that there is a cross-over state between alpha and theta that seems to be a great source of creativity.  Much of the music of Mozart was found to take one to this Alpha-Theta cross-over state of being.  In this state one is beginning to access the sub-conscious mind as well as the conscious.  There are also energy healing modalities such as Reiki that use alpha brain waves.  Music that promotes the alpha state is used in super-learning technologies as well as relaxation and meditation.

In the last 15 years a form of energy healing with Theta Brain waves has also received a lot of publicity.  Practitioners are being taught to quickly achieve a meditative Theta Brain wave state while waking, use it to access and make changes in the subconscious. They combine this practice with the of principles of Quantum Physics to achieve amazing results.

There are several ways to achieve these alpha and theta states.  One is through music.  Sitting quietly and listening to specially prepared music will take you rapidly to an alpha state and to even to a theta state.  Those with extensive experience in meditation go to a theta state as do some of the people who have been training in the theta energy healing processes.  It is believed that when energy healing occurs in these states what is happening is a moving back and forth between the theta and the gamma state.   Whether you desire to do energy healing with your meditation or just to find calm and peace, the alpha – theta state is the one you’ll visit as you relax.