Nutrition in alcohol recovery
Have you cut out alcohol but are craving sugar like crazy?
Does it seem like even though you try you can’t seem to curb the cravings?
Does something inside of you tell you to reconsider your alcohol consumption?
Are you sober curious and looking for more information?
Are you sick of reaching outside of yourself to deal with life + know there must be another way?
Are you curious about the effect alcohol is having on your body & life + how to go about removing it?
Are you ready to revamp your health + commit to balancing your body?
Chronic alcohol use affects every system in the body. You do not have to hit rock bottom to choose to remove alcohol from your life.
So what do we do?
we must address the root causes in order to heal
Symptoms of BODY IMBALANCES IN ALCOHOL RECOVERY
blood sugar highs + lows
Causes of BODY imbalances in alcohol recovery
Nutritional Deficiencies: particularly B vitamins + essential fatty acids
Eating Habits: excessive sugar, low protein, inadequate nutrient dense foods, reliance on caffeine
Blood Sugar Imbalance: highs and lows in blood sugar can result in low energy, fatigue, and moodiness
Hormone Imbalance: cortisol (our stress hormone) can get thrown off trying to manage stress + balance blood sugar
Poor Gut Health: alcohol can damage the gut lining + negatively affect our gut flora balance
Brain Health: alcohol affects the neurotransmitters (chemical messengers in the brain) responsible for our moods
Liver Health: removing toxins from the body is the liver’s #1 job + gets overworked when constantly detoxifying alcohol
Lifestyle: lack of sleep, lack of regular exercise, lack of consistent relaxation practices
Chronic Emotional Stress: relationships, health, social, financial concerns, work-related
Work-Related Stress: shift work, long hours, irregular hours, stressful environment
Purpose: feelings of disconnection or lack of purpose
Unresolved Past Experiences or Trauma: a common root of why we turn to alcohol
*This page is for information purposes only and should not be used for the purposes of diagnosing or treating alcohol abuse. If you feel you need addiction support you should consult a mental health professional or your health care provider.
Solutions from Composed Nutrition
A root cause approach to wellness - we develop a holistic plan that considers your body, mind, and lifestyle.
Complete the Comprehensive Health Assessment to identify your potential root causes.
Uncover imbalances through functional lab testing:
Functional Thyroid Panel
Additional lab tests as recommended
Implement personalized nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle recommendations to manage anxiety and depression:
Set a balanced nutrition foundation
Include individualized herbal + nutrient supplements to support your mood + energy
Use amino acid therapy as indicated to naturally balance your mood
Tailor your exercise routine to your energy + hormone levels
Establish a morning + night routine
Learn how to set healthy boundaries to protect your energy
Identify tips for more restful sleep
Discover stress management techniques
Reframe negative self-talk + tune into your body
Explore spiritual practices like mindfulness + meditation
Utilize journaling tools to explore the root of your anxiety or depression
Develop strategies to quiet constant mind chatter + heal your relationship with your body & food
Incorporate intuitive eating principles
We will consider all pieces of the Body Balance wheel to achieve optimal health and get you feeling like yourself again.
A 60-minute video chat or phone call to develop your Personal Health Plan:
Comprehensive Health Assessment Review
Nutrition + Supplement Recommendations
Exercise + Lifestyle Guidance
Lab Test Recommendations
Personalized Recipe + Action Step eBooks
30-minute follow-up calls with unlimited email + text accountability between sessions to:
Celebrate successes + explore barriers that came up
Discuss what's working/what's not working
Explore your goal progress + adjust as necessary
Set a plan of action for the week/month ahead
Review lab test results + next steps
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