Addressing Alcoholism with Diet and Nutrition

2004-03-31 22:45

While alcoholism is a very complex problem the success rate with mainstream treatment options is poor at best. Most people are unaware of the extreme importants of nutrition and dietary components.

Alcoholism is a very complex problem that is rampant in our society and has many variables that need to be addressed simultaneously. The success rate with mainstream treatment options is poor at best. The nutrition and diet components are rarely addressed and most people are unaware of their extreme significance. It is not widely known that Bill Wilson, one of the founders of AA was aware of the importance of vitamins and hypoglycemia in the treatment of alcoholism.

Before his death he was trying to educate physicians about these issues (Null 95, Larson 92). After losing a son who had tried all the traditional approaches to alcoholism, Joan Larson researched with the passion of a mother on a mission and wrote a detailed comprehensive book ("7 Weeks to Sobriety") that emphasizes the importance of addressing diet and nutrition in the treatment of alcoholism.

In her treatment Center, The Health Recovery Center, they maintain a 75% success rate with an approach that addresses issues such as making diet changes, eliminating sugar and refined foods, supplementing numerous vitamins, amino acids and minerals which are most often depleted in alcoholics, treating hypoglycemia and treating food allergies. Her book provides very specific guidelines necessary to take beginning with deter and continuing through recovery. She discovered it is necessary to make biochemical repairs in order to achieve success and prevent relapse. It is a "must have" book for anyone involved in the treatment of alcoholism.

Cynthia Perkins


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