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Alcohol Detox & How To Detox From Alcohol

20 August 2019

In this article, we are going to cover the topic of alcohol detox and how to detox from alcohol. Conventional medicine doesn’t think we need to detox, that is unless we are addicted to alcohol or drugs. Probably because if they did there would uncomfortable questions to answer. Like why we need to detoxify in the first place. A double-edged sword.

Alcohol abuse, bad diets, bad food, industrial chemicals, the water supplies, EMFs, dentistry, prescription drugs, plastics, it’s literally endless. Conventional medicine would not want to enter that black hole. Why?

 

What detox means according to conventional medicine:

‘Medical Treatment of an alcoholic or a drug addict involving abstention from drink or drugs until the bloodstream is free of toxins’

So are they saying alcohol is a toxin? And once it leaves the bloodstream is the detox over with?

To me, detox means to stop putting toxic substances into your body and start the process of toxic elimination. Replace toxins with nutrients and allow the body to heal.

This is not a fad, detox is not a week without eating sugar, or 72 hours after the last drink. Detox is not ‘MODERATION’, or Stoptober neither is it a New Year resolution.

A detox is a life-changing event that’s forever. It’s either Toxic or a Nutrient.

That doesn’t mean to say you will live longer or be fitter, but it certainly gives you a better chance of living free of chronic diseases. Remember however long we have been living a toxic life for me it was probably over 40 years. So we had 40 years worth of toxic rubbish residue damage, parasites and Lyme disease to contend with.

Imagine an MP or Dr Hillary Jones from TV saying McStatins (sorry McDonalds) are poisoning everyone, there would be uproar, yet we all know they are. The very MPs we vote into power are employed or consult for the very corporations who are putting these addictive poisonous toxins into our lives, and then pass them off as safe.

When starting any form of detoxification, your detox diet is a key component to remove toxins from your system. Also, everyone seems to be in a rush, it’s taken years to develop an alcohol addiction or ingest thousands of industrial chemicals and getting the toxins out of your bloodstream is only a small part of the detox. But that’s where we’ll start.

Healthy platter of nutrients for detox

How Long Does it Take to Detox from Alcohol?

Knowing what we now, relating to alcohol addiction and the associated health problems it causes. I wonder, if alcohol was invented now do you think it would be allowed passed the UK safety regulators?

‘We are going to launch a highly addictive product that causes untold misery and pain, makes addicts of its customers, breaks up families, and basically destroys lives, and has major health implications.’

You would like to think they would consider not giving it a licence, as it’s not got much going for it has it?

I remember watching my mother go through hallucinations, digestive issues, terrible stomach cramps and joint pain when she attempted to detox at home, we had to monitor her heart rate because her blood pressure dropped, it wasn’t good to watch.

So how long to detox from alcohol? This is a loaded question when looking for optimum health. For instance, sugar is a component of most alcoholic drinks and sugar is highly addictive as well, so quitting the drink may lead to a better life but it certainly will not mean its a healthy one.

Also, alcohol detoxification will leave in your system most of the other toxic residues, like, herbicides, pesticides, fertilisers, and Propylene Glycol. Which means even after successful addiction treatment there’s still a long way to go before you can say detox is complete.

Alcohol and Health Statistics

  • Drinking alcohol is a factor in more than 60 medical conditions, including; mouth, throat, stomach, liver and breast cancers; high blood pressure; cirrhosis of the liver, and depression.
  • In 2017, there were over 1m NHS A&E admissions relating to alcohol. Equating to 7% of all admissions. 17% higher than in 2007.
  • In 2016 if you were from a disadvantaged background you were 56% more likely to have an alcohol-related death
  • 67% of all violent crime incidents in 2014-16 in England & Wales were drink related.
  • 91% of incidents that took place near a pub or club were alcohol-related.
  • Great Britain has nearly 10,000 drink-drive casualties each year and over 6000 drink related vehicle accidents.

 

The Effects of Alcohol Abuse

It’s not easy to stop drinking or to treat alcohol addiction. Alcoholic Drinks sales are around the £55bn mark in the UK, and costs the UK taxpayer (NHS) about £3.5bn (please see previous Alcohol Addiction article) and each year there are 8000 deaths linked directly to alcohol.
Remember alcohol is a key component in, CVD, depression and cancers etc so these figures are probably very low. For instance, people with alcoholism issues are 120 times more likely to commit suicide. There are about 6000 suicides per year in the UK.

Healthy platter of nutrients for detox
woman at work with a hangover

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms include (withoutout drugs);

Nausea
Vomiting
Headaches
Sweating
Insomnia
Nightmares and Night Terrors
Agitation
Fast Heart Rate
Hallucinations

Drugs Used for Alcohol Withdrawal;

Below are drugs used to help the lower the symtoms of alcohol withdrawal, but like all drugs they also come with a list of side effects a mile long.

  • Acamprosate
  • Disulfiram
  • Naltrexone
  • Nalmefene
    Side Effects Of Drugs Include: Nausea, Vomiting, Headaches, Sweating, Insomnia, Nightmares and Night Terrors, Agitation, Fast Heart Rate, Hallucinations

The paradox is that the side effects of prescription drugs are more or less the same as trying to stop without.

Health Bunker

The Global Alcohol Burden is huge, over 3m deaths a year that’s 6% of all global deaths. A large number for a leisure activity. Between the ages of 20-39 years old, alcohol accounts for 13.5% of total deaths in that group.

Every 10 years over 30m people will die, imagine selling a product that guarantees killing 30m people every decade. Legally. Is this some weird kind of reverse euthanasia?

All around the world governments, manufacturers, charities, leisure industry, etc earn billions in taxes, donations and sales and spend very little on rehabilitation.

Alcoholics are basically blamed for their addictions, and I’m not saying they are not part of the issue either far from it in fact.

To put this in some context. Globally Cancer kills about 9m people a year, (remember, alcohol is a major cause contributor) and $130bn is spent fighting it up from $97bn in 2013. Yet it’s getting worse. So is alcohol addiction.

Eat Well. Be Well.

Dom & Nic

It’s your life. Own it.

*Disclaimer – Please note, we are not Doctors or trained medical professionals. We are not giving medical advice. Check with your doctor or health practitioner before trying anything.

 

References

Drink Aware
https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/research/data/consequences/
Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/dec/02/alcohol-related-lost-output-and-ill-health-costs-uk-52bn-a-year
https://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2010/may/26/alcohol-consumption-statistics
Alcohol Rehab Guide
https://www.alcoholrehabguide.org/alcohol/crimes/
ONS
https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/causesofdeath/datasets/alcoholrelateddeathsintheunitedkingdomreferencetable1
https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/drugusealcoholandsmoking/datasets/adultdrinkinghabits
Gov.uk
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-public-health-burden-of-alcohol-evidence-review
ias.org
http://www.ias.org.uk/News/2019/05-February-2019-New-alcohol-stats-expose-growing-divides-in-age-and-location.aspx
NHS
https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/statistics-on-alcohol/2019
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/alcohol-misuse/treatment/
Alcohol
https://www.alcoholrehabguide.org/resources/dual-diagnosis/alcohol-and-suicide/
WHO
https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/alcohol
BBC
https://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/newsnight/2007/12/who_should_pay.html

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