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Alcohol and Drug Addiction


Addictions come in all forms, with my children I sometimes worry about game addiction. Despite the fact that we have made agreements about this at home, I still often find it difficult to deal with this. They always play too much in my opinion! In my practice I also see addictions, addicted to the wrong kind of food and people therefore have difficulty maintaining their weight. But also alcohol addictions. Once the drinking starts, it can last for a couple of days, just don't have a 'stop' anymore and drink way too much for days in a row and afterwards the person in question is completely ashamed and realize that things are really not going well and wonder how it is that they can't stop the drinking! An alcohol addiction, but a milder one, is the daily drinking of a few 2 beers or wine. This can cause fatigue, obesity and, for example, concentration problems.


Not having a brake is also one of the hardest parts, trying to understand what causes the addiction and how we keep locking ourselves in a place of suffering.

The two most important components of an addiction are the urge for adrenaline and a glucose deficiency! Of course much more could be at play, such as 'life', being under enormous pressure or being abused, but a dependence on adrenaline and a glucose deficiency always plays a role! There may also be heavy metal loads.


Glucose deficiency

We are still not well aware of how important glucose is to our bodies. Glucose is a sugar found in fruits, starchy vegetables and raw honey. Every cell in our body uses glucose as fuel. The brain needs critical glucose levels to function optimally. When there is a glucose shortage, your body will ask for it. If you ever feel like a filled cookie, a marsh, chocolate, a glass of wine, bread, pasta or any other form of sweetness and I don't mean that you are hungry, but really hungry for sweet, you realize very well that your body craves glucose from fruits and vegetables!


One of the main reasons addictions are so common is that almost everyone has some degree of insulin resistance due to too much fat in the diet. You may need to read this and the next piece a second time, what this is actually unknown. Science thinks the body works differently in this area!

The more fat there is in the bloodstream, organs, digestive tract, and lymph fluid, the more insulin it takes to try to force sugar through and around fat saturation so the sugar can get into the cell and the body can do its thing that moment may be. Trying to get glucose into organs, muscles and the nervous system while resisting excess fat is the true, unknown meaning of the term insulin resistance. Read more about this subject in the book 'Liver Rescue' available in the Innerfresh shop.


When the glucose levels in our bodies and brains become depleted, we open the door to many addictions, such as processed sugar addiction and alcohol addiction, and we commit ourselves to the second cause of addictions: adrenaline addiction.


Adrenaline Addiction

Glucose is so crucial to our bodies that we should consume it every one and a half to two hours. If we don't do this, our adrenal glands will make up for the deficiency by pumping adrenaline into the body so that we can do our 'thing'. You will then get through the day on an adrenaline rush! Most people suffer from this and often without even knowing it. One has absolutely no idea that the adrenal glands are then exhausted. Adrenaline is not only highly addictive, but it is also destructive in our body. Our bodies are not supposed to rely on adrenaline day in and day out. The stresses and pressures of life, poor eating choices and environmental toxins can all play a part in the daily adrenaline rush.

Getting addicted to the feeling of adrenaline (usually unconsciously) contributes to almost every addiction pattern, be it drugs, extreme sports, anger, coffee, or anything else.


Glucose depletion and adrenaline addiction can also cause symptoms of confusion, brain fog and fatigue in young people. This can lead to medications being prescribed for these symptoms and for conditions, such as ADHD. This is often what happens to students who are struggling - part of what these young people really need is more of the natural glucose and mineral salts from fruits, leafy greens and other vegetables.


Food addiction

For us as humans, it is critical that we eat, but many people experience pain, confusion and suffering around food and eating problems. Everyone needs to plan what to eat and when to eat, but it can be terribly confusing with all the misinformation out there.

If you struggle with food problems, know that you are not alone. Most people have a problem with food. Some people eat too much while others don't eat enough. Some people worry about what to eat, while others forget to eat altogether.


It is true that many people use food to feel good emotionally, but emotional eating is more than that. Our bodies absolutely depend on food for survival, so it's essential to look closely at our relationship with food, especially our relationship with glucose. Emotional eating is, in most cases, a desperate cry from the body in glucose. During times of stress and emotion, that need for glucose is greater, as the body uses more glucose to fight the adrenaline rush that occurs when we are faced with heartbreak, betrayal, struggles, workplace confrontations, and everyday worries, pressures and worries.


The right kind of sugar

If you're constantly reaching for the wrong sugars, including alcohol, candy, baked goods, soda, and almost all packaged foods, you're likely deficient in the right kind of glucose in your brain and other vital organs. This can make you addicted to the wrong kind of sugar. When you're craving the wrong sugars, what your body is actually looking for — and desperately needs — is the natural sugars in fresh fruits and starchy vegetables. The healing glucose contained in these foods helps the body in countless ways, including by supporting neurotransmitters and preventing addictions.


Sugar-free diets

It is best to stay away from high-fat, sugar-free diets. Your body is made to run on glucose, so trying to stay away from natural sugars can give you an adrenaline addiction because the adrenaline makes up for the lack of glucose. Running out of adrenaline may initially cause some desired weight loss, but over time, the corrosive adrenaline rushing through your body can burn your adrenal glands and cause and exacerbate other serious health problems. As a result, you may experience adrenal exhaustion five to 10 years after trying a long-term low-carb diet. If you are concerned about eating fruit, read the following article https://www.innerfresh.nl/post/de-angst-voor-fruit


Avoiding the adrenaline rush

If you try to stay away from refined, unhealthy sugars, but don't replace those sugars with natural sugars from fruits and starchy vegetables, eventually adrenaline will start flowing into your system every time you see your favorite sweet treat or glass of wine. You may notice feeling excited or trembling internally, which are signs of an adrenaline rush. Flood your system with healing natural sugars and consume some glucose every one to two hours to prevent these adrenaline rushes from wreaking havoc on the body.


Your adrenal glands will race in anticipation of what you are addicted to. That means you can feel euphoric from the adrenaline rushing through your veins even before you sip soda, binge eat, drink alcohol, or take any medication. Breaking an addiction cycle once it starts is challenging. That is why it is so important to provide your body with sufficient sugars from fresh fruits and vegetables.


If you're overcoming a food addiction, it's important to consume leafy greens on a daily basis, especially spinach and lamb's lettuce. If you want to stop an addiction to chocolate, the answer is not to cut out all sugars. Instead, bring glucose-rich foods and fruits that will help your brain and body thrive, including dates, melons, mangoes, and bananas.


Alcohol addiction

If you're struggling with an alcohol addiction, your brain is probably desperate for glucose. While the methyl sugar in alcohol can get to the brain quickly, it can also be incredibly harmful. Unlike the healing glucose in fruits and starchy vegetables, the methyl sugar in alcohol can excite the brain over time, like cucumbers in a jar of vinegar.


Instead of flooding your brain with the harmful sugar of alcohol, start flooding your body with the natural glucose it craves by replacing your alcoholic drink with the foods these drinks are derived from - e.g. grapes and potatoes, or whatever fruit you like best. It is crucial to include fruits with a high glucose content in your diet if you want to get rid of your alcohol addiction.


Many people who are addicted to alcohol are not that interested in food and get most of their daily calories from alcohol. To break this addiction, it is important to routinely eat snacks and meals that are high in glucose every day, the Think especially of dates, dried mango and fresh papaya.


Drug addiction

If you're addicted to any kind of drug, you probably have a glucose deficiency and an addiction to adrenaline. If you are addicted to opiates, you can have both an opiate addiction and an adrenaline addiction. Unfortunately, these two addictions can work together to cause even greater damage. An opiate addiction can be incredibly difficult to break because when a person uses, their adrenaline is running at full blast. An amphetamine addiction can be a challenge to break because every time a person takes amphetamines, their adrenal glands flood the body with adrenaline.


To break a drug addiction, it is important to consume an abundance of mineral salts from vegetables, leafy greens and certain fruits. An easy way to get mineral salts is to drink a glass of lemon water every day when you wake up. Another crucial part is eating the right kind of glucose, including wild blueberries, apples, melons, mangoes and papaya. Raw honey is another incredible food that is packed with minerals.


It's also important to eat nutritious foods every hour or hour and a half while recovering from drug addiction. Celery and celery juice can be incredibly healing for all addictions, but especially drug addictions. Celery can also aid in the detoxification process by clearing the liver of toxins, and people with drug addictions usually have extremely overloaded livers. Understanding how the liver works and what it needs is critical.


Breaking Addictions

When it comes to fighting addiction, it's essential to properly fuel your body and understand the role of adrenaline. Bulimia, for example, is a difficult disorder to break because it's easy to become addicted to the massive amount of adrenaline that bubbles up — and can create a euphoric feeling — when stomach contents are pushed up. (Other factors, including emotional deprivation and toxic heavy metals in the brain, may also play a role in bulimia).


Glucose and mineral salts

A glucose deficiency in the brain can be the problem behind as many as 90% of addictions. That's why eating lots of fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables is critical to breaking any kind of addiction.


In addition to their glucose content, many fruits and vegetables contain a high mineral content, which nourishes neurotransmitters and supports and restores brain health. Spinach and kale are packed with medicinal mineral salts. Other mineral-rich fruits include cranberries, wild blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, apples, tomatoes, cucumbers, kiwis, dates and melons.


Let's take a look at the brain to understand the importance of these natural mineral salts. The brain is filled with neurons. Each neuron has an electrical impulse that travels from one side of the neuron to the other with the support of neurotransmitter chemicals. These electrical impulses need sodium, potassium, magnesium and glucose to race through neurons successfully.


Unfortunately, when a person experiences severe stress or pressure, the neurotransmitter chemicals decrease and the electrical impulses no longer have the support they need to pass through the neurons. The electrical impulses can heat up as they try to pass through the neurons, and as a result they can start to short circuit. If enough electrical impulses short-circuit a person's brain, the person can become addicted to something like unhealthy food, as brain fog, confusion and fatigue often lead to excessive hunger. At these times, your body actually needs glucose and mineral salts, which can cool down the electrical impulses and support the neurotransmitter chemicals.


Heavy metals

Detoxing heavy metals is another important part of treating addictions, as toxic heavy metals can cause addictions. They block the action of neurotransmitters. Removing heavy metals from the brain allows neurotransmitters to rebuild and thrive. Lowering your fat intake can also help stabilize your adrenal glands and neurotransmitters and allow your body to absorb more mineral- and glucose-rich foods. If you like meat, try cutting your consumption in half. If you follow a high-fat, plant-based diet, try to lower the total amount of fat you consume.


Whats next

Being human is not easy in our world, and dealing with an addiction can be a relentless struggle. Know that you are not alone - many people struggle with addiction. There are reason There are steps you can take to give your body the support, nutrition, and supplements it needs to overcome any addiction.


Know that you can recover and there is help. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


Greeting,


Ashwin van Diermen

Orthomolecular therapist

Lyme recovery therapist


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