Dispensable and indispensable amino acids for humans
Miami, FL (PRWEB) April 2, 2008
G & G Holistic Addiction Treatment Center in South Florida has a new innovative treatment called hair analysis that is currently being offered. The advent of hair analysis is an individual can be told, down to the molecular level what their body is in need of. However, just knowing that there are deficiencies is not enough. Once these deficiencies are noted, the next step for an individual to take is remedying the current problems through balancing and supplementation.
Toxins are present in the air we breathe, in the water drunken on a daily basis, on the streets and in our homes. There are also undesirable components present in the food we eat and the water we drink. A few of these components include things like food preservatives, chemical additives, pesticides. Prescription antibiotics are taken, in some cases, on a daily basis by individuals for whatever reason. The end result is the same, the population as a whole, consumes things that can be detrimental to their health.
When speaking of bad health habits, drug abuse comes to mind. Most people may not think of addiction as a poor health habit, but that is essentially what it is. Introducing drugs and alcohol into ones system just adds on to all of the other potentially unavoidable toxins most people come into contact with. Of course, there is your run of the mill treatment centers that use standard methods of support groups and detoxification as their primary methodologies to help cure addiction. For those individuals however, who would like to address all components of addiction, Holistic Addiction Treatment Center in South Florida has a new innovative treatment called hair analysis that is currently being offered. In order to better understand and appreciate the relevance and effectiveness of hair analysis let us first discuss the basics.
The Link Between Protein and Brain Functioning
Modern diets are high in carbohydrates and low in protein and are in need of intervention. This is disadvantageous for a few reasons. The focus of this conversation will include the importance of proteins, which are made of what are known as amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of neurotransmitters (neuro refers to brain and transmitters transmit or relay information. So, neurotransmitters relay information in the brain). Neurotransmitters in turn are responsible for proper brain functioning. This means if protein consumption is not adequate either because there is an excess or a deficiency of protein, body functioning may not be up to par.
Body functioning refers to energy level, cognitive function as well as other factors one cannot necessarily feel or see. Most people, when feeling bloated or swollen will correlate that their body may not, for instance, be producing the necessary enzymes to properly break food down. What can in turn occur is a backing up in the intestines of waste matter which can lead to a slew of other problems. An issue like this is can be remedied as can issue with hypo or hyper secretion of transmitters. Neurotransmitters secretions are influenced by psychological and physiological components. For instance, neurotransmitters may be released more or less depending on an individuals physical or emotional stress level. Genetic factors may also influence release of neurotransmitters as well as sensitivity to different toxins. Having said all that, though encouraging improved eating habits as well as exercise incorporation is important, there is a technique that can assist in pointing an individual in the proper direction. And it all begins with a strand of hair.
One Hundred Year Old Arsenic?
Hair is made up of amino acids and has been found to hold much useful information for years on end. For instance, there was a case of a Colonel Lafayette Baker, who was chief of the secret service, died in 1868. Col. Baker's hair shafts were analyzed nearly a century after death and arsenic was found. As it turns out, his brother in law had been lacing his beer with arsenic for a few months prior to death. This was confirmed by Mrs. Baker's diary which mentions her finding a few vials of arsenic in her brother's coat pocket. If hair analysis can provide information about something that occurred over a century ago, it stands to reason that testing a strand of hair now to determine what components the body is lacking or perhaps has too much of would be quite feasible. The next question would be exactly what can be found, and how much can it help me?
The advent of hair analysis is an individual can be told, down to the molecular level what their body is in need of. However, just knowing that there are deficiencies is not enough. Once these deficiencies are noted, the next step for an individual to take is remedying the current problems through balancing and supplementation. This is to say, their maybe certain things that an individual is consuming that should be eliminated. Likewise, certain vitamin and minerals which are essential for proper amino acid structure maybe lacking and need to be supplemented. If guidelines are followed and certain deficiencies are corrected this should leave to overall improved cognitive and general physiological functioning.
A Pioneer in The Field
This type of analysis is not widely used or known by the medical community at large. There are maybe a few individuals who are skilled in both the medical and naturopathic realms who can perform hair analysis and properly read and interpret the results. At the G & G Holistic Addiction Treatment Program they are able to combine conventional medical knowledge with cutting edge techniques. They are able to read results, provide a 'prescription' consisting of changes in eating, and proper nutrient supplementation which will provide a proficient change in an individual's biochemical makeup.
More Than One Use
To make matters more interesting still, hair analysis can be used not only for general health issues, but also for behavioral disorders such as ADD and ADHD. Other uses of hair analysis include treatment for depression, anxiety and addiction. In all of these disorders, it is acknowledged that neurotransmitters are not functioning properly. Such treatment, when combined with psychotherapy, and consistently followed, can lead to better health overall.
The Collaboration of Innovative Thinkers
In regards to addiction specifically, Holistic Addiction Treatment Center is currently working very closely with top researchers in offering the addicted individual treatments that incorporates natural integrative therapies beneficial for both the mind and body. The treatment, when incorporated with all Holistic Drug Rehab has to offer, gives addicted individuals a chance toward obtaining long term sobriety. Perhaps the best part of a program like Holistic is it is tailored to fit the individual and that leads to a better prognosis overall. So if you or someone you know is currently struggling with addiction, and you are interested in this innovative technology, the G & G Holistic Addiction Treatment Program would be a good place to start on the road to recovery.
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Rachel Hayon, MPH, RN
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