EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL ON THE BODY
Are you wondering what the effects of alcohol on the body are? Are you questioning your relationship with alcohol? Have you removed alcohol from your life and want to know how to best support your body now that you’ve stopped drinking? I can help.
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.
Can you relate to any of the following?
I have cut out alcohol but am craving sugar like crazy
I can’t seem to curb sugar cravings even though I try
I am sober curious and looking for more information on removing alcohol from my life
I am sick of reaching outside of myself to deal with life + know there must be another way
I am curious about the effect alcohol is having on my body & life + how to go about removing or reducing it
Something inside of me is telling me to reconsider my drinking
I am ready to revamp your health + commit to balancing my body
Together we look at the effects of alcohol on your body, so we can find balance through nutrition and lifestyle changes & you can feel your best.
When we quit drinking alcohol we may experience the following:
IMPACTS OF ALCOHOL USE
NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES: Alcohol use particularly impacts levels of B vitamins and essential fatty acids.
BLOOD SUGAR IMBALANCES: Using alcohol can cause highs and lows in blood sugar. This 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 as a result of alcohol use.
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 and gets overworked when constantly detoxifying alcohol.
LIFESTYLE: Lack of sleep, lack of regular exercise, and lack of consistent relaxation practices can be caused by alcohol use.
REASONS WE MIGHT USE ALCOHOL
CHRONIC EMOTIONAL STRESS: Changes in relationships, health, social, financial situations, and work-related issues can all increase the desire to drink alcohol.
WORK-RELATED STRESS: Shift work, long hours, irregular hours, and a stressful environment.
PURPOSE: Feelings of disconnection or lack of purpose.
UNRESOLVED PAST EXPERIENCES OR TRAUMA: Both are a common root of why we turn to alcohol.
Disclaimer: 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
We work together to identify the root causes of the symptoms you are feeling. You will first complete a comprehensive health assessment prior to our first appointment. We then begin the first session by reviewing what your assessment reveals about your health and get started on attainable changes to start seeing relief from the effects of alcohol on the body.
We focus on setting a balanced nutrition foundation and develop a plan that may include herbal and nutrient supplements, tailoring your exercise routine to your energy and hormone levels, and incorporating a morning and night routine.
During our time together I will equip you with the tools to take control of your health. Together we will customize a plan that works best for you with your goals in mind.
We can discuss ways to reset your mind to support your alcohol recovery:
Learning how to set healthy boundaries to protect your energy
Identifying tips for more restful sleep
Discovering stress management techniques
Reframing negative self-talk + tuning into your body
Exploring spiritual practices like mindfulness + meditation
We may also utilize functional lab testing to uncover potential body imbalances from the convenience and privacy of your own home. We will discuss the results, what they mean, and how to correct imbalances.
Common tests I use to help identify the root causes of body imbalances:
We will consider all pieces of the Composed Nutrition wheel to achieve optimal health and get you feeling like yourself again.
Are we a good fit?
Let me get to know you and share how we can work together to balance your nutrition while removing alcohol from your life or in alcohol recovery so you can start feeling like yourself again.