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Is alcoholism just psychological or could there be a biochemical reason for it?
Dr. Abram Hoffer, PhD, MD, FRCP(C), Co-Founder Orthomolecular Medicine, wrote about alcoholism being caused by a sugar allergy, and found in his tests that alcoholics who went "on the wagon" and eliminated sugar from their diets, were able to keep from drinking alcohol more so than alcoholics who ate sugar. Unfortunately, that's about as far as that went probably because it was a theory that wasn't going to benefit the psychiatrists and wasn't going to benefit the growing pharmaceutical companies.
Now once again we have doctors arguing one side or the other with the nay-sayers trying to drown out any thought that this just might help alcoholics because there is no proof. Does eliminating sugar from the alcoholic's diet make it easier for them to quit drinking, are most of them hypoglycemic and gluten sensitive, and that's what triggers the craving for alcohol, will diet alone cure 100% of all alcoholics?
And my question is... WHO CARES?
Here is another tool that, although it may not help 100% of the people, may be able to help many. Why does something natural and non-pharmaceutical have to be proven to help every single person before it is accepted as worth trying? Why is it quack medicine? Oh, because it isn't PROVEN to work. Do all pharmaceutical drugs work in all cases? What about the fact that it is PROVEN that anti-depressants only have an 18% efficacy? Yet THEY are accepted by the medical community and handed out like candy.
It can't hurt an alcoholic who wants to recover to eat healthier, try and help their poor liver that's been so abused by alcohol toxins by removing things that stress it, and try cutting out things that might make their alcohol cravings worse. Why do some in the medical community shun treatments that might help, and certainly can't hurt? Unlike the myriad of pharmaceuticals they push on their patients that may or may not cure one thing and is proven it can cause fifty others!
Well, there is no scientific evidence it works, the nay-sayers affirm. It's more likely it's a placebo effect. Guess what? If I was in severe, debilitating pain for no known medical reason, and a placebo made it so that I could actually get out of bed in the morning and function where I hadn't in years... I say give me the placebo and keep your mouth shut about it! I have quality of life. So who is the fool?
People have the right to know that these types of options are available for them to try, without the stigma of it being a fool's errand. Try it and it may - in addition to meetings and counselling and whatever other treatments are suggested - actually help. Unlike the 3 minute commercials for drugs, that have 2.5 minutes of side effects, it really can't hurt to try and eat healthier.
https://www.liverdoctor.com/about-dr-sandra-cabot/; http://drlwilson.com/Articles/alcoholism.htm; http://www.doctoryourself.com/hoffer_niacin.html; http://www.searpubl.ca/Remembering_Abram_Hoffer.pdf; http://divinewiz.com/tag/abram-hoffer/; http://www.thecleanslate.org/myths/addiction-as-an-allergy-loss-of-control/; https://www.liverdoctor.com/alcoholism-hypoglycaemia-gluten-intolerance/
Sherilyn and I met through the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB, a gathering of writers and readers committed to upholding all that is good in life. Her book, I'M NOT CRAZY...I'M ALLERGIC! immediately caught my attention with its very positive reviews.
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