Targeted nutritional therapy is the science of using laboratory testing of all major biochemical processes of the body to establish an evidence-based nutritional therapy for health issues when nutritional deficiencies known to cause them are exposed. Examples of tests that are helpful in establishing a cause for addictive biochemistry include the methylation cycle, brain chemistry analysis, amino acid/vitamin/mineral/EFA assays, Krebs cycle, metabolic profiles, liver function, heavy metal and other environmental toxicities. Results of these laboratory tests establish your individual nutritional deficiencies, providing concrete evidence for the selection of the nutriceuticals required to repair and re-establish healthy biochemical and metabolic processes required for restoring your physical and mental health. Each patient at Shangri La BioSpa and Resort is assessed for which tests need to be completed and a highly sophisticated, individualized formula is provided both orally and intravenously.
Intravenous targeted nutritional therapy provides nutrition directly into the cell, bypassing intestinal malabsorption and other digestive disorders. It is standard for anyone who has been addicted to pushed/prescribed and/or alcohol to have impaired digestion. In addition to gastrointestinal damage, many people with a long-term addiction to any pushed/prescribed drug and/or alcohol suffer from pancreatic dysfunction. This reduces enzyme production and makes it impossible to benefit from the nutrient dense diets that many well meaning holistic practitioners will prescribe for those suffering from drug toxicity and mental distress.
Additionally, it is very difficult to get nutrients in and waste out because toxins are locked in the cells due to poor and damaged cellular mechanics. Cell walls are hardened from excess sugar and hydrogenated and indigestible fats bonding to proteins. During detoxification and withdrawal it is extremely important to quickly get the cells the help they need to detoxify and intravenous treatment is the best way to do that. The path must be cleared quickly so that cells may use the raw materials in amino acids, vitamins, minerals, EFAs and enzymes to stabilize the patient, minimizing withdrawal and transitional discomfort and delivering the patient to natural mental health in the most humane and quick way possible.
Intravenous targeted nutritional therapy is key in ensuring minimal transitional discomfort during withdrawal. It also is the most effective way to provide the “pharmacist within”—the neuroendocrine system—the raw materials required for producing the natural neurochemicals responsible for “green” mental health experienced as peace, inner joy, inspiration, enthusiasm and a renewed ability to embrace life in a fully present way. When the body can produce it’s own “feel-goods,” then cravings and drug dependency for relief of distressing physical and mental symptoms disappear- and the cure to addiction is achieved.
NOTE: Oral chelation begins upon arrival and intravenous chelation begins during the second month for those staying for the suggested 2 months. Intravenous chelation can not be initiated until all detoxification systems are working well, and drug toxicity is minimized. IV TNT begins after testing, usually in the 6th week. Special arrangements at an additional fee can be made for continuous intravenous TNT from the date of arrival on a case by case basis.