Last edited by Rasputina; 02-02-2013 at 03:00 PM.
Nora Gedgaudas claims that being ketogenic/VLC can cure alcohol cravings, that they're basically supercharged sugar cravings. What style of Primal are you doing now, and have you tried nutritional ketosis?
As an aside, I have also started crossfitting 3x per week, and the physical training has me so tired that the thought of a glass of wine is quite repulsive. I'm drinking more water than ever before and sleeping like a baby.
Sorry if this posting doesn't complete address your question, but thought I would my own personal experience with taking ELOO (Extra Light Olive Oil) 2 x per day. By the way, big thanks to Heatseeker who first posted this information about Shangrala. /Lu
F, 48, 5'10"
Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)
Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.
Well, I'm out of ideas, but wish you all the luck in the world in finding a solution.
I was a heavy social drinker before starting Primal. My last alcohol was Dec 31, and I went Primal Jan 1. I don't know about "curing alcoholism", but I personally do not crave it at all. I would be comfortable having a glass of wine with supper, or equally comfortable saying that I will never drink again if that's what I chose.
Right now I'm leaning towards the latter.
"It's a great life, if you don't weaken.". John Buchan
Have you looked into L-glutamine and chromium to help with alcohol cravings? Julia Ross in her book, The Diet Cure, recommends:
"For fast,emergency relief of carbohydrates and/or alcohol cravings, take 500 milligrams of L-glutamine by opening a capsule under your tongue."
She also states that, ''too much sugar, white flour and alcohol block us from absorbing the chromium that would stop the yo-yo blood sugars and carb cravings."
EDIT: I should always read to the end of a thread. NW beat me to it.lol
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Why would you think anything having to do with diet would cure you of an addiction to a drug? Like any other addiction, its up to you to quit. There might be other aspects of life that you need to change in order to do so. Why do you drink?
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat