A Safe, Natural Way to End Addiction

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<p>A Safe, Natural Way to End Addiction</p> <p>w</p> <p>New book introduces a revolutionary approach to curing addiction with clinically tested nutritional interventions.Why do so many substance abuse treatment programs fail, sending addicts back to their old habits? Its not because addicts are morally weak, spiritually deficient, or psychologically damaged. Its because few treatment programs address the real problem behind substance abuse: nutritional imbalances that lead to shortages in neurotransmitters, the natural mood-elevating stress hormones in the brain. The good news is that when neurotransmitters are replenished and rebalanced, substance abusers almost immediately experience low or no cravings, reduced withdrawal symptoms, and dramatically improved health and emotional well-being. In a new book by nutritional medicine pioneer CE GANT MD and GREG LEWIS PHD, End Your Addiction Now: The Proven Nutritional Supplement Program That Can Set You Free (Square One, 2010), Drs. Gant and Lewis present an easy, step-by-step addiction recovery program with a success rate thats more than triple the national average. It includes some two dozen case studies of patients whove overcome addictions to tobacco, alcohol, opiates, pain meds, antidepressants, and other substances including sugar. This safe, effective, and natural Power Recovery Program enables readers to tailor nutritional intervention strategies to fit their own unique body chemistry and addiction, whether its to cigarettes, alcohol, prescription drugs, or carbs. The program also has an impressive track record with patients who found real help dealing with psychological disorders, such as depression and ADHD, and were able to stop using prescription meds such as Prozac, Zoloft, Adderall, and Ritalin. The two-stage Power Recovery Program includes: Stage One: Quick-StartGets you started on an immediate personal recovery program with self assessment questionnaires that diagnose your neurotransmitter deficiency. Reduces or completely ant.com</p> <p>What Is Addiction? Drugs such as alcohol, nicotine, anti-depressants, cocaine, and even sugar are capable of tempor-arily alleviating the symptoms of neurotransmitter deficiencies. But continued use of these substances can, often quite quickly, result in addiction, a situation in which our brains adapt and begin to rely on these neurotransmitter substitutes to keep us going. contact: For more info,CATHY S. LEWISCLEWIS1333@AOL.COM (845) 679-2188 CSLEWISPUBLICITY.COM</p> <p>MORE</p> <p>www.CEG</p> <p>After the addiction has been managed, you can follow a targeted Long-Term Biochemical Rebalancing program, which corrects secondary nutritional imbalances that may have resulted from prolonged substance abuse. Readers also learn: How to kick the carboholism habitand overcome sugar addiction, type II diabetes, and obesity The real cause of your addictionand how to effectively address it Why some people are more susceptible than others to substance abuse How to find out which neurotransmitters youre deficient inand then get your levels quickly back to normal Why treating psychological disorders with drugs can harm rather than help you in the long term How preservatives, pesticides, chemical additives, and antibiotics can exacerbate substance abuse How to get children diagnosed with ADD/ADHD off prescription drugs for goodand improve their behavior How the right nutritional supplements can help you stay clean and sobereven if youre under a lot of stress If youre following a traditional recovery strategy, youve got about a 1 in 4 chance of success. If you combine that strategy with the Power Recovery Program, the evidence suggests youll increase your chances of recovery to 5 out of 6. Even if youre not currently following a recovery plan, Dr. Gants clinical experience with thousands of patients suggests that youll dramatically improve your chances for a complete recovery. No matter how many times youve tried to quit before, End Your Addiction Now will help you beat the odds. ***** END YOUR ADDICTION NOW The Proven Nutritional Program That Can Set You Free CE Gant MD and Greg Lewis PhD Square One Publishers ISBN: 978-0-7570-0313-4 $16.95 paper 296 pages</p> <p>Im in a state of shockyour program has killed my interest and cravings for alcohol within 24 hours. Im starting at a low dose, taken with meals, of your suggested aminos and vitamins and will work up to a higher dose, taken before meals to ensure Im getting all I need for the long haul. Im just so pleased! What a wonderful feelingas I used to think about having a glass around 3 and would wait and wait anxiously until 5! I love this! No white knuckles and no desperate will power. Im telling all who will listen about this approach. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Barbara H., patient</p> <p>About the AuthorCE GANT MD is one of this countrys leading practitioners of nutrition-based medicine and an authority on the biochemical roots of addiction. A well-known researcher, educator, and outspoken advocate for biochemically sound approaches to the treatment of substance abuse and mental disorders, he is coauthor, with GREG LEWIS PHD, of End Your Addiction Now: The Proven Nutritional Supplement Program That Can Set You Free (Square One, 2010). Dr. Gant received his medical degree from the University of Virginia, with postgraduate residency training in Family Practice and Psychiatry. He served as medical director of Tully Hill Hospital, a rehabilitation facility in Syracuse, NY, where he pioneered nutritional and detoxification protocols for the treatment of alcohol and substance use disorders, and received a remarkable 83 percent success rate in ending patients addictions after one yearmore than three times the national average. For nearly three decades Dr. Gant has practiced Integrative, Complementary/Alternative, and Functional Medicine while serving in medical directorships and consultancies to clinics and hospitals, and as a psychiatric consultant at several substance abuse and mental health clinics throughout New York State. He has treated many kinds of medical disorders, but a significant portion of his work has focused on natural, medication-free treatments for ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), substance use disorders (drug, tobacco, and alcohol addiction), and mood disorders (anxiety and depression). The protocols he developed have been duplicated around the country by a number of healthcare practitioners and rehabilitation facilities such as Bridging the Gaps, in Winchester, VA, and disseminated by the Alliance for Addiction Solutions, a national organization co-founded by Dr. Gant. Dr. Gant currently practices at National Integrated Health Associates in Washington, DC (NIHADC.com), and is Director of Integrative Medicine of Brain Enhancement Solutions and Technologies Inc. (brainenhancement.net), a firm that diagnoses and treats brain disorders with neuroimagery. He is also medical director and CMO of Synaptic Connections (synapticconnections.org), a research-focused, nonprofit group dedicated to improving outcomes for various</p> <p>Addiction Facts: Substance abuse and addiction account for twothirds of all incarcerations in the US. Addiction accounts for 50% of psychiatric admissions and 25% of medical surgical admissions. Addiction is the number one cause of death in the USwith tobacco causing 450,000 deaths per year alone.</p> <p>For more info, contact:</p> <p>CATHY S. LEWISCLEWIS1333@AOL.COM (845) 679-2188 CSLEWISPUBLICITY.COM</p> <p>www.CEGa nt.com</p> <p>Four Risk Factors for Substance AbuseWhen your brain has enough of the nutrients necessary to manufacture all the neurotransmitters you need, you feel more relaxed, alert, focused, happy, and pain-free. But when your brains biochemistry is imbalanced, youre at increased risk for developing mental suffering, which leads the unwary into the trap of medicating their symptoms with brain injurious and addictive chemicals. Here are four culprits behind brain chemistry imbalances that put you at risk. Poor Nutrition Caused by poor absorption due to the overgrowth of harmful microorganisms, such as yeast, in the intestines. Resulting from a diet heavy in refined carbohydrates and processed food that is stripped of its nutritional value. Caused by digestive problems from insufficient amounts of digestive enzymes. Toxin exposure From chemical additives, pesticides, preservatives, and other toxins. From overuse of antibiotic drugs. Caused by ingestion of heavy metals contained in dental fillings, cookware, the water supply, and certain foods. Prolonged stress Causing the over-release of stress hormones and certain neurotransmitters, which can quickly tax our bodys supply of nutrients needed to replenish depleted neurotransmitters. Genetic vulnerabilities To nutrient deficiencies that make us more susceptible to alcohol or drug addiction. People with a genetic vulnerability to the effects of alcohol, for example, will be able to consume quantities of liquor that could make most people violently ill, or find that they feel better after a hangover if they start drinking again.</p> <p>Tips for Improving Your Nutritional Status Supplement to replenish key neurotransmitters as outlined in End Your Addiction Now. Detoxify as suggested in the book, to lessen adverse symptoms. Avoid processed, chemical-laden produce, dairy, and meat. Drink 12-18 oz./day of bottled or filtered water. Limit carb intake to beans, nonstarchy vegetables, and For more info, contact:CATHY S. LEWISCLEWIS1333@AOL.COM (845) 679-2188 CSLEWISPUBLICITY.CO M</p> <p>www.CEGan t.com</p> <p>Four Key Neurotransmitters Involved in Substance AbuseWhen an addictive substance like nicotine, alcohol, psychiatric medications, or cocaine reaches the brain, it mimics the effect of a neurotransmitter, occupying receptors designed for a specific neurotransmitterin effect fooling the brain into thinking that its producing its natural neurotransmitter in adequate amounts. The brain learns to rely on these artificial substances and diminishes production of its natural neurotransmitters, which leads to craving and addiction. Research shows that keeping these four key neurotransmitters in adequate supply greatly improves recovery rates and reduces your chance of becoming addicted in the first place or relapsing once youve quit: Endorphins and Enkephalins Natures pain killers, these are inhibitory neurotransmitters produced in response to physical or emotional pain and physical exertion. Substances that act like these neurotransmitters include: Morphine and heroin Prescription painkillers, including Oxycontin, codeine, methadone, and Demerol Alcohol Serotonin An inhibitory neurotransmitter that acts as an emotional relaxant, serotonin prevents us from becoming irritable or overreacting to difficult situations. Substances that act like serotonin include: Serotonin-selective reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as Paxil, Prozac, and Zoloft Foods high in refined sugar Alcohol Gamma-Amino Butyric Acid (GABA) An inhibitory neurotransmitter associated with relaxation, GABA helps calm racing thoughts and may help prevent anxiety attacks and panic attacks. Substances that act like GABA include: Alcohol Benzodiazepines, a class of prescription drugs including Valium and Xanax that have a tranquilizing effect Some herbal substances like Kava Kava Catecholamines Excitatory neurotransmitters involved in the energizing functions of the brain. Dopamine and norepinephrine are the two primary catecholamines. Dopamine regulates short-term bursts of concentration and euphoria. Norepinephrine causes sustained alertness, awareness, and vigilance. Substances that act like catecholamines include: www.CEGa nt.com</p> <p>Recovery does not depend on which substance you use but on which neurotransmitter shortages are causing the mood disorders, concentration difficulties, and sleep problems associated with your urge to use substances. To find out which neurotransmitter deficiency is at the root of your substance problem, take the self-assessment quizzes in chapter 5 of End Your Addiction Now.For more info, contact:</p> <p>CATHY S. LEWISCLEWIS1333@AOL.COM (845) 679-2188 CSLEWISPUBLICITY.COM</p> <p>w The Power Recovery Program At-a-Glance STAGE ONE: QUICK START RECOVERY PROGRAM This stage rapidly reduces or eliminates common symptoms experienced by problem substance users by beginning the process of rebalancing brain chemistry. To do: Identify which neurotransmitter deficiency is likely the cause of your substance cravings and other symptoms associated with your substance abuse by taking a short set of questionnaires. Take the Quick-Start nutritional supplements associated with your primary neurotransmitter deficiency to help rebalance your brain chemistry. Results: Most patients notice positive changes after taking the Quick-Start nutrients for two to three days, including diminished cravings, increased energy, better focus, fewer mood swings, and improved sleep. Some patients reduce their substance abuse, or even stop completely, during the Quick-Start stage as their cravings lessen and their brain chemistry begins to rebalance. STAGE TWO: DETOXIFICATION This stage adds additional nutritional supplements to cleanse the body of toxins from substance abuse and other sources. Detoxification removes the obstacles to correcting the biochemical imbalances that had put you at risk for substance problems in the first place. To do: Take the Power Recovery Program Detoxification Nutrients. Continue to take the Quick-Start nutritional supplements. Begin tapering off substance use. Note: If your substance use has been heavy or prolonged or if you are taking prescription drugs such as benzodiazepines [or SSRIs], do not attempt to rapidly taper or suddenly discontinue use without professional supervision. Results: You may experience some withdrawal symptoms, but the nutritional supplements are designed to reduce the effects of withdrawal. As your brain chemistry rebalances, most people begin to feel better, with fewer substance abuse symptoms and diminished cravings. MORE www.CEG ant.com</p> <p>Nutritional Supplements for Detoxification Lecithin: 2,000 mg, twice daily Lactobacillus Acidophilus: 2.5 billion organisms, twice daily Bifidus: 2.5 billion organisms, twice daily Vitamin E: Up to 400 IU, twice daily Vitamin C: Up to 5,000 mg per day, taken in 3 or 4 equal doses MSM: Up to 2,000 mg, twice daily Alpha Lipoic Acid: Up to 300 mg, twice daily Glutathione: Up to 100more info, contact: mg, twice daily ForCATHY S. LEWISCLEWIS1333@AOL.COM (845) 679-2188 CSLEWISPUBLICITY.COM</p> <p>How to Kill Nicotine Cravings NaturallyWithin three days of following the Power Recovery Program Quick Start for Smokers protocol, most patients notice they have lost the urge to smoke. The following nutritional supplements help replenish the brains neurotransmitters that get disrupted by nicotine, thus reducing or eliminating your cravings. Purified Lecithin: Up to 2,000 mg, three times...</p>