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Dietary Support To Ease Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Aug 17, 2007
If you are suffering from alcohol withdrawal symptoms while trying to kick your habit, making some dietary changes can also help you during this process. These changes may sound pretty common sense but they are nonetheless important, so that you can truly become alcohol free and be put back in good health.

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms include the following: trembling or shaking, various physical reactions, anxiety, insomnia and mental disturbances. This happens especially when you go cold turkey; that is you stop your habit of taking in large amounts of alcohol all of a sudden. Since your brain has already been used to the chemicals that come from your daily consumption of alcohol, withdrawing from alcohol can cause the said symptoms.

On a regular basis, your brain chemistry has already been accustomed to make up for the sedative. Your brain starts pumping out chemical relatives to adrenaline in amounts that your body is not meant to be exposed to on a regular basis. When this happens, you get a turbocharged brain that is sedated as well. However, once you take away the sedative of a racing brain, you can imagine that this would stimulate your brain even further.

Your highly charged brain will then cause you to have mental and bodily disturbances. In fact, if you do not manage your alcohol withdrawal symptoms properly, you may on the contrary cause harm to your body and mind. It will be a good idea to have a professional to help you through this period. In the meantime, you should also consider making some dietary changes can help reduce these effects and help put you towards recovery.

First, you should stop eating junk and processed foods and drinks as well as, coffee and dairy related products. While it may sound too much to ask from a recovering alcoholic, that is you not only have to give up your drinks but also all the unhealthy food, you may find it easier to stay sober when you are taught to eat healthily at the same time. Wholesome foods in particular fruits and vegetables can help repair the damage wreaked by the excessive and prolonged alcohol consumption. These components in the diet also help to reduce cravings for alcohol.

You also need to drink plenty of filtered water. Water helps to flush out toxins from your body and that includes the excess alcohol stored in your body. You will feel rejuvenated when you replace alcohol with good pure water.

It is also necessary to provide some much needed vitamin and mineral supplements for additional support. In particular, B vitamins are said to be especially helpful as alcoholics are likely to be deficient in these. You may also be suffering from internal injuries and damage as a result of alcohol abuse. Your doctor can help you identify which supplements to take to help repair tissue cells of the affected organ. If you have ulcers, you would also need to eat many small meals.

Once you begin to eat healthily, you may want to stay more at home to prepare these meals and away from the bars and pubs. Eating healthily is also good if you also have high blood pressures or cholesterol problems that you have to deal with.

By not putting harmful substances and toxins inside you and making a step towards healthier eating, you are more likely to remain alcohol free. You will find it easier to cope with alcohol withdrawal symptoms when you have a clear understanding of these. Alcohol is definitely toxins to your body and an addiction to it is something that you are better without!
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