Let’s Talk About Alcohol
Did you know that alcoholic beverages poison your nervous system? Drinking also disrupts your body’s production of the important neurotransmitter, serotonin. This can lead to negative moods or even full-blown depression, which in turn prompts drinkers to drink more to try to regain a sense of calmness, contentment, or happiness. Drinking can also lead to a host of other mental issues including rage, anxiety, OCD, and panic attacks.
Some people handle alcohol fairly well in moderation. I have certainly had my share of drinks in my lifetime and do not judge anyone. But I do recognize that alcohol plays NO role in supporting my health. The cleaner your body becomes, the less willing you will be to drink because you simply become accustomed to feeling your best on a regular basis. Think of it this way: Is what you’re doing today facilitating your health tomorrow? I like to ask myself if my choices will make me want to jump up and run the next day, or lie in bed feeling bloated and fatigued.
The holidays bring both good and bad stress. No one escapes this. It’s part of life. I’d like to see all of us taking steps to strengthen our bodies and calm our minds so that when the New Year hits, we stride into it confident that we have been giving ourselves the best nutrition possible. It’s time to rethink our drinks, rethink what partying means to us, and redefine our priorities.
There is SO much pressure on television and everywhere else shoving a contrived image of holiday celebration in our faces. None of it is healthy, but ALL of it is a commercial endeavor to try to get you to part with your hard-earned cash. None of those companies care about you. From booze to baked brie, the message is that unhealthy foods and beverages are inherently tied to holiday joy. How backward!
I’ll be continuing to support you through the holidays so that you don’t emerge on New Year’s Day already in the hole, health-wise. I’m doing this for you, but also for myself. I’m on this journey with you!
Here we go!
Yours in delicious heath,