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Alcohol Addiction and Hypoglycemia

April 29th, 2007 · No Comments

Alcohol addiction is basically a sugar addiction. Hypoglycemia ( low blood sugar) is a factor for about 95 percent of alcoholics, and it may well be a major cause of alcoholism.

Alcohol is the ultimate refined carbohydrate, capable of elevating blood sugar levels even faster than white sugar. Consuming alcohol gives a temporary rise in blood sugar so the drinker feels relaxed and energized. When blood sugar drops, theĀ person wants more. It is highly recommended that you take a lab test for hypoglycemia to help analyze your condition.

Brigitte Mars, author of Addiction-Free Naturally, states that when you quit drinking, it’s essential that you feed your body a cleansing, healthy diet that supplies the nutrients it needs to recover from alcohol abuse. It is important to keep the body’s blood sugar level stable by eating small, frequent meals. Avoid sugar, sweets, sweetened fruit juices, caffeine, and refined carbohydrates such as breads and pasta. Eat plenty of vegetables and whole grains and drink plenty of water.

When you have a craving for alcohol, try any of the following foods:

  • Dates and bananas are nourishing and will satisfy your body’s craving for something sweet.
  • Celery helps balance the body’s pH balance
  • Carrot juice diluted with water will taste sweet and is cleansing to the liver.
  • Fresh cabbage juice helps curb the craving

The author also states that alcoholics are commonly deficient in many vitamins and nutrients, especially vitamins A, B, and C, magnesium, and zinc and therefore should take supplements including amino acids for addiction treatment. Her book also outlines herbal therapy and aromatherapy that can be helpful in overcoming addictions.

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