Getting Started on Recovery and Rehabilitation.......
Congratulations, you are making a choice to improve your health and turn your life around for you and your loved ones.
First things first, is to start giving your body back the nutrients that over consumption of alcohol depletes, which is imperative to your physical and mental recovery.
Repetative daily use of alcohol depletes the body of all nutrients, which is due to environmental and physiological conditions an individual finds themselves exposed too while drinking.
Often, alcohol overconsumption is associated with missing daily meals or eating non-nutritious snacks or fast foods.
Snack and fast foods, although labeled as 'fortified', use poor quality ingredients and include inadequate levels of each respective nutrient for label claims.
The combination of poor quality and minimum amounts of nutrients has set out society up for malnutrition.
The combination of alcohol, 'processed foods', and inadequate nutrition creates the potential for long term physical and mental maladies.
Alcohol is a form of sugar, and sugars creates inflammation in the body.
Excessive intake of alcohol increases the inflammatory responses two fold through:
1. Alcohol sugars elevate cellular inflammation
2. Magnesium is a natural inflammation reducer. Magnesium helps break down alcohol sugars, and all forms of sugar carbohydrates.
Repetative and excessive amounts of alcohol; daily over time or all at once, deplete the Magnesium stored in your system.
Magnesium is stored in your muscles and bones and is in high demand; 24/7, to help process the alcohol sugars and detoxify the body.
Magnesium is the "Master Mineral".
The ATP (Adenosine TriPhosphate) energy cycle does not function properly when there is not enough Magnesium available.
When Magnesium becomes depeated in our body we begin to tire easily and fatigue; ironically,we also have troubles sleeping.
Magnesium deficiency complicates most every organ function in the body, from head to toe.
The most critical organs are the heart and brain.
They both are muscles and require energy to function, and when in limited supply they do not operate 100%.
Cardiovascular disease and depression are commonly associated with low Magnesium levels.
The best test to determine levels of Magnesium is an RBC(Red Blood Cell) test. A normal 'blood serum' test doesn't provide an adequate assesment of what is stored in your cells, muscles and bone.