Alcoholism and Hypoglycemia Controls Body, Mind, and Spirit
Our New Book Sugar Overload Syndrome goes deep into the physical /mental problems that are often associated with alcoholism. This book will give you the complete picture about the affects on alcoholism on the body and mind. Why are you physically addicted to alcohol? What can you do to break free from the cravings of alcohol.
is a health affliction of the mind, body and soul. Virtually anyone can
become an alcoholic if they are around the conditions that breed
addictive behavior such as alcoholism – that would be environmentally,
physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Alcoholism is an addiction
that attaches itself to the body, mind, and spirit of its victims.
Let’s take a look.
Addiction To Alcohol
physical addiction to alcohol is an operation that deals with how the
pancreas processes sugar in the bloodstream. In the
alcoholic/hypoglycemic individual the pancreas does not do a very
efficient job in processing the sugars from the alcohol.
is how it works: The alcoholic literally craves his first few drinks of
alcohol just for the sugar aspect of it. (If there is no alcohol around,
he will most likely gorge out on sugar foods to curb his addiction).
Once the alcoholic has had his first few drinks it depresses blood sugar
levels even more (the pancreas is too overloaded to do its job
efficiently)! So the alcoholic craves even more sugar to correct this
low blood sugar state and the vicious cycle continues. Brain cells
demand more alcohol to replace the lack of sugar. Hence, the alcoholic
am a recovered alcoholic of fifteen years and I have done extensive
research into the effects of alcoholism on the body and can safely tell
you that once diet is improved and hypoglycemia treated through proper
diet, the physical addiction for alcohol will subside. When I was an
alcoholic/hypoglycemic I would eat sweets and drink Pepsi all day if I
didn’t have access to alcohol. I was an emotional basket case.
diet is the culprit for physical addiction to alcohol. How do I know
this? Because I have listened to my body and I corrected hypoglycemia
and physical cravings for alcohol through diet. The best diet for the
alcoholic, diabetic, hypoglycemic is a whole grain diet. Throw out all
refined food products from your kitchen cupboards and go natural! Foods
such as whole wheat bread, brown rice, whole grain pasta, beans,
legumes, and oatmeal all work to stabilize and metabolize blood sugar
levels, which gives the overloaded pancreas a break so it can start to
do its job properly.
grains are best because they are digested slowly into the body system
resulting in an optimal environment for blood sugar levels – there is
no spiking, no cravings, and no emotional and physical imbalances. Diet
plays a huge role in how our brain works. With a whole grain, whole
foods diet, the brain stops sending out signals for more alcohol or
sum this up I am going to say that alcoholism could very well be a
symptom of hypoglycemia. Not all people who have low blood sugar become
alcoholics mainly because the rest of the triggers for alcoholism
aren’t present in that individual.
Addiction To Alcohol
we come to the emotional and mental aspects of alcoholism. Alcoholics
usually have emotional ups and downs, are easily agitated, suffer from
anxiety and panic, have a low self esteem, and often feel depressed.
These symptoms are because they have hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia is as
much an emotional affliction as it is physical. All of the above are
symptoms of hypoglycemia or sugar overload syndrome.
percent of alcoholics have low blood sugar. But what happens when there
is a change in diet? Is hypoglycemia cured? Yes! But understand, if I
deliberately bang my head against the wall several times I’m going to
have some bumps and bruises. In the same way if I deliberately eat a
poor diet of refined food products my body and mind is going to let me
know about it through a vitamin/mineral deficiency.
We are in control of what we eat. Your doctor doesn’t care what
you eat. If you don’t do
anything about a poor diet your body will.
alcoholics have a difficult time managing their emotions or
understanding reality. I truly thought I could not cope with life unless
I was drinking. I was scared to death to stop drinking! And in a way
this is very true for the alcoholic/hypoglycemic because they are so
vitamin deficient that their brain works in puzzling ways. It can be a
confusing, fearful, and anxious time for the alcoholic when they first
get sober…until they begin to take care of their diet!
Unless the alcoholic changes their eating habits they will never
stay sober because the physical addiction to alcohol is the craving
aspect of addiction. If you have ever been addicted to cigarettes than
you know what I’m talking about.
is the alcoholics best friend and losing their best friend may mean they
will never be able to cope with life on life’s terms. Of course, the
truth is all alcoholics who become truly sober (not dry drunk)
emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually will look back on
their alcoholic days and laugh because they truly can live without
alcohol and NEVER CRAVE ALCOHOL OR SUGAR EVER AGAIN! Once diet is
corrected and the alcoholic is sober for at least six months he’ll
begin to realize that he can function just fine without alcohol.
does alcohol affect our spirituality? Alcohol for the alcoholic controls
the mind. For the alcoholic “getting a fix” consumes and controls
every aspect of their life. Even functioning alcoholics while at work
are consumed with coming home or going to the bar and having a drink
twenty or more times a day. There is no time in the thoughts for
I can say that once the alcoholic realizes they do have a drinking
problem they are more inclined to reach out to God for the help they
need. But that certainly doesn’t mean they will all of a sudden be
fixed of addiction. No. As you have learned this far, alcoholism is a
physical and emotional affliction also, and all areas of
alcoholism NEED TO BE HEALED before the alcoholic is safely healed from
the cravings of alcohol.
keeps us from becoming the whole and complete person that God wants us
to be. Potential becomes stunted because alcohol is in control of our
ambition, goals, ideas, and dreams. Alcoholics simply do not realize how
much of life they are missing out on.
remember very clearly in my latter two years of alcoholism. I would try
and feel God’s presence within me, and there were times when I believe
I was ready to let “it” go and give “it” to God. But
stubbornness, rebelliousness and poor health kept me on the road of
addiction. In my bouts of sobriety I felt guilty and my low self-esteem
was hard to deal with sober, plus I really craved alcohol so I continued
to drink. Two years later I finally woke up one day and thought to my
self, “this is not the right road for me.
all roads may be the right roads at the time for trials and tribulations
that we go through and experience in life, but in the end only one road
leads to God. This is where faith comes in to trust God with your life.
If God created you then why won’t He save you? God loves you, even if
you have been walking on your own road. God will save you if you ask Him
to and believe that with all of your heart, mind and soul.
the alcoholic needs to find out what his or her wounds are (past
baggage) and give them to God. Spiritually this is how you fix the
wounds. Everyone hurts and everyone suffers from time to time. Alcohol
is not the way to not have to feel. We have to feel our feelings so we
can move past the hurt and become better people. Jesus wants your
burdens. He wants to make your life easier. Let God intervene in your
life. Inner healing needs to take place within your emotional and
spiritual life. This is where you hand over your life to God and just
give up control of it. Give your life to God.
2009 – Angie Lewis – Heaven Ministries
Trap ~ Part 1: Why you drink and how to get sober for good!