Many emotional and mental symptoms are relieved
simply by normalizing brain chemistry.
Suka Chapel-Horst, PhD, RN, Director of ARISE Alcohol Recovery treatment program, conducted a survey of 62 alcohol dependent people in a hospital-based medical detoxification program. In this 2009 study 95% of the people surveyed did not have adequate nutrition for maintaining balanced brain chemistry. In another research study of 100 alcohol dependent individuals approximately 88% were hypoglycemic, 73% had allergies, 55% had environmental sensitivities and 55% of women and 35% of men had histories indicating probable candida overgrowth.*
Talk therapy cannot heal these physical problems.
Researcher and author Emanuel Cheraskin, M.D. states, “Too much therapeutic emphasis has been placed on psychological factors, while more basic biochemical deficiencies and defects in body chemistry have received relatively little attention.”**
Only biochemical restoration can bring the brain and body back to normal. Permanent recovery, without dry drunk symptoms, cravings or relapses, is rarely possible unless the physical brain and body are restored to a healthy condition.
* Joan Matthews-Larson, Ph.D. , Seven Weeks To Sobriety, 41-42
** E. Charaskin and W. Ringsdorf, New Hope for Incurable Diseases (New York: Arco, 1971), 61-62