In addition to detoxification, behavioral therapy is one of the most effective approaches to treatment for cocaine addiction. You can find these programs through cocaine rehab centers, community groups, hospitals, and therapy groups. One support group that is commonly used is Narcotics Anonymous, which is a 12-step program. Depending on how strong your addiction is some treatments for cocaine can be done in out-patient drug rehab centers but many seek in-patient rehab centers so they will have professional help during the withdrawal phase.
Another type of therapy that is helpful with cocaine treatment is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). This type of therapy helps to change your way of thinking and behavior around cocaine and other forms of drugs. This therapy can also help to decrease your cravings during the withdrawal from cocaine. During treatment they may also use motivational therapy (MT) to help you create a negative view of cocaine …
Sodium is a component of the common salt that we consume in foods. Salt is a chemical compound made up of 40 % of sodium and 60% of chloride and is by far the biggest dietary contributor of sodium. Different varieties of salt are available but the composition of the salt remains the same. One teaspoon of salt contains 2300 milligrams of sodium. However, it is also naturally found in many foods – although in much lesser amounts than the foods in which salt is added. Today, then processed and packaged foods are largely the contributors of the high sodium levels in the diet.
The American Heart Association recommends not more than 2300 milligrams of sodium per day (1 teaspoon of salt). However, the ideal limit as per them is no more than 1500 milligrams per day. Most of us eat more than the recommended limit. Keeping the intake of …
Gas is formed when certain foods reach the large intestine without being completely and adequately digested. Once they arrive there bacteria go to work to digest them and in the process produce gas. This is a normal occurrence and in most cases intestinal gas is not a sign of an illness or disease. Today we eat more high fiber foods than our grandparents. Fruits and vegetables can be a source of intestinal gas, especially in people not used to eating a lot of them, or in the case of fructose intolerance.
The major cause of occasional excess gas is gas-producing foods. Most people are aware that beans are a major suspect, but there are other foods that will put you are risk including: apricots, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, eggplant, onions, and mangoes.
Obviously, the first step in reducing flatulence is to avoid the foods that cause this problem for you. …
Cherries are rich in a type of antioxidant known as anthocyanins. Antioxidants are useful for a variety of reasons, such as slowing the growth of cancerous tumors and maintaining healthy blood vessels. Plus, they are great to give a boost to athletic performance. For the athlete, a regular glass of cherry juice can help to reduce muscle soreness and the amount of strength loss.
Kale is one of the most antioxidant-rich vegetables, as well as containing high levels of calcium, iron and vitamins A, C and K. Plus, it contains useful anti-inflammatory properties. Adding kale to the diet can help to minimize issues with muscle damage related to daily exercise. Other anti-inflammatory foods that are useful for the runner include tomatoes, spinach, tuna, sardines, blueberries and strawberries.
Bananas are a great pre-race or workout food for runners. It is rich in carbohydrates. A single large banana has …
Your kidneys are two fist sized organs located in your lower back. Although we are generally born with two kidneys, you only need one functioning kidney to live a normal, healthy life.
Kidneys work hard to keep your body healthy and their remarkable functions include:
- Filtering waste out of 200 liters of blood daily
- Regulating the body’s salt, potassium and acid content
- Removing drugs from the body
- Balancing the body’s fluids
- Releasing hormones that regulate blood pressure
- Producing an active form of vitamin D
- Controlling production of red blood cells.
Kidney disease means that the kidneys are damaged and can’t filter blood they way they should. Main causes of kidney disease include: high blood pressure, diabetes, recurrent kidney infections that may have caused scarring, inherited diseases, overuse of over-the-counter pain medications, illegal drug use and traumatic injury. Symptoms of kidney disease may not be detectable until the disease has progressed. …
I was learning to chop cheese steaks at a Korean owned deli and instantly enamored with this mentor on the grill, Mister Ray Gee. The deli was located just across the river from downtown Philadelphia, in the North Camden ghetto. This Mister Ray and I were just meeting. We were both the same skin-and-bones size, our last names went together in rhyme, and any middle aged man who didn’t have a gut was an inspiration to me.
Mister Ray took one look at me and exclaimed in one breath, “Wow you are like Nervous Norton! But don’t worry, it’s not your fault! You were just raised that way!”
Without missing a breath, our supervisor, a short and stout man who we called Doc set me to work scraping grease off the floor with a razor blade. I dove into the work very comfortable with what had just occurred. I felt …
However, one must remember that they are not alone and that gym anxiety plagues millions of people across the globe. One grapples with gym anxiety when one is not confident about their looks and unsure about how to use a particular gym equipment. Nevertheless, there are ways to combat this issue. Some of these are:
- Taking a group fitness class – Taking a group fitness class can greatly alleviate the anxiety one has in the initial few days of joining a gym. It can be comforting to know that everyone around is new and that everyone is getting to know each other. The friendliness that pervades such classes can easily take the stress out of the situation.
- Focusing on your workout – When one is focused on their workout, they are least bothered by what others think about them. One must focus on achieving something every day, no matter how
The Mind Body Connection
Yoga, unlike other workouts, includes breathing as a focal point and complete integration of mindfulness with physical movement.
- This practice of mindfulness does not go away when you leave the yoga mat, with regular practice it stays with you and effects all parts of your life.
- This intense focus makes you pay better attention to your body, and that includes what you eat and in general yields a high level of body awareness.
- The mind is really what controls everything we do, and yoga can help in this way to change negative behaviors.
It can help you to decipher boredom from real hunger, alleviate emotional overeating and binge eating as well. Yoga makes you pay attention and think in a whole new way.
A study that was published in the Journal of Qualitative Health Research showed that women’s binging was reduced after practicing yoga for only …