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Proven Ways to Repair and Reverse any Damage from Long Term Use of Alcohol

Updated on July 11, 2017

There are many damaging effects of excessive alcohol consumption to the body. These include damage to the brain, liver, pancreas and central nervous system. This damage also causes many physical problems, impaired judgments, high blood pressure and a decreased ability to learn and general memory. Here are some ways to reverse damage from alcohol and regain your health.

Reverse and Repairing the Damage from Alcohol

New Life Without Alcohol
Make new friendships with people who do not drink. You also need to engage in hobbies, become involved in sports and promote a healthy lifestyle for yourself.


Healthy Diet
A Healthy Diet can decrease cravings and gives sufficient energy for recovery. It should consist of grains, fruits, green vegetables, fish, protein, and dairy foods like yogurt, cheese and milk. You need to learn to avoid foods high in saturated fat, fried foods, canned foods and sweet sugary desserts. Drink plenty of filtered water instead of sodas.


Thiamine (Vitamin B1)
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism states that thiamine deficiency contributes to brain damage in alcoholics. Thiamine is vital for digestion, metabolism and proper functioning of neurotransmitters. A deficiency of thiamine may manifest as dizziness, weakness, decreased cognitive function, depression, insomnia and digestive problems.

Foods high in Vitamin B1 are meat, nuts, spinach, sunflower seeds, tomatoes, eggplant, tuna, lentils, pinto beans, black beans, lima beans, green peas, romaine lettuce and whole grain cereals.

Other B Vitamins
B6 and B12 play significant roles in producing blood cells, promoting the health of the nervous system, giving mental clarity and emotional stability. Theses vitamins are depleted by many years of heavy drinking.

A deficiency of Vitamins B6 and B12 may result in tremors, dementia and neurological damage. Foods that replenish B6 are bananas, avocados and peanuts, fish, milk, cheese, eggs, spinach, carrots grains, and legumes. Foods with B12 are hard boiled eggs, chicken breast and raisins.

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) It assist the body in alcohol detoxification.

Theanine- 'theanine is able to reverse damage caused by alcohol is that it restores the liver’s all-purpose antioxidant and detoxifier known as glutathione According to the Life Extension magazine. '


Magnesium
Research shows that magnesium is depleted from the body as a result of excessive alcohol. Magnesium increases the blood flow to the brain and reverse damage caused by alcohol consumption in the body. Foods high in magnesium include leafy greens, salmon, sardines, broccoli, nuts, seeds and beans.


Amino Acids

Amino Acids is necessary for proper brain function and liver function. It also aids with the ability to cope with withdrawal and cravings of alcohol. People who consume excessive amounts of alcohol are deficient in certain amino acids. These amino acids include tyrosine, tryptophan, acetyl-l-carnitine, taurine and adenosylmethionine (SAMe).

L-Glutamine is an amino acid that helps to stop cravings and balance blood sugar.

Vitamin A
Excessive alcohol consumption can cause a deficiency of A, which leads to night blindness, impaired vision and a weakened immune system. Vitamin A gives proper vision, growth of bones and cell function. High Amounts of Vitamin A can be found in dairy products, green and yellow vegetables, chicken, mackerel and herring.


Vitamin C with Bioflavonoids

Alcohol depletes your body of Vitamin C. Vitamin C with Bioflavonoids is a powerful antioxidant. It protects the body from infection to which alcoholics are susceptible to. A deficiency of Vitamin C can cause weakness, anemia, irritability and muscle fatigue.


Milk Thistle Extract
This is a popular herb, which repairs the damage done to the liver from alcohol. It can be found at your local health food store.

Lecithin (Recommended granules than pill form) One tablespoon of lecithin can be taken with juice of water three times for the day. This is for proper functioning of the brain and correcting fatty liver degeneration.

Alpha-lipoic acid - this is a very important supplement and antioxidant, which aid in protecting the liver and pancreas from alcohol damage.

Acidophilus- Needed for proper digestion and also helps to correct any damage to the liver.

Multienzyme Complex- also helps in digestion.

Flaxseed Oil (Recommended Liquid Form)- Restores brain's central nervous system especially gray matter.

Grapeseed Extract- A very powerful antioxidant used for the protection of the cells.

As you continue to take care of your body, eat the right foods and get the right nutrients, your health will be restored from many years of drinking.


Sources

Life Extension Magazine

Prescription for Nutritional Healing 5th Edition

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    • Janellegems profile imageAUTHOR

      Janellegems 

      3 years ago from United States

      Thanks MsDora always for your feedback. I am glad you found my hub to be helpful.

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      Janellegems 

      3 years ago from United States

      You are absolutely right Kathleen. Thanks for stopping by to read my hub and for your feedback.

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      Dora Weithers 

      3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Amen to the prayer. This article is very helpful to those who indulge in alcohol, and to those of us who might be in a position to help them. Good information on damage repair; great news about flax seed.

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      Kathleen Kerswig 

      3 years ago

      Informative hub with valuable information. I'm a recovery coach and I'm constantly amazed at how quickly the body can rebound once a person decides to eliminate alcohol and focus on sobriety. While it is true that alcohol can wreak havoc on the body, the good news is that with proper attention, the physical body can heal and rejuvenate itself in many cases. The challenge then becomes the mind and not giving in to the cravings. Thanks for sharing. Blessings!

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