BY CLAIR WHITTY
Have you decided to go Dry for January and give up the beer for the month? I think this is worth your while doing. The break will be great for your liver. You’ll be surprised how much more energy you’ll have, and be amazed at your new and improved concentration and focus too. Your skin will look and feel great. I think you will be delighted with yourself if you can do this for one month!
Breaking the habit, that can be the hard bit. You might have to do a little of cognitive behavioural therapy with yourself. Maybe change times around when you do things. Have a substitute drink to replace the alcohol. There are some very nice alcohol-free drinks available. Or try Biona Red Grape Juice, Belvoir Elderflower Cordial, or Belvoir Ginger Cordial they might satisfy your taste buds.
Drink plenty of water, eat regularly and have a varied diet, get plenty of rest, avoid the drinks aisle when you are shopping. You may need some supplements to help you through. If you have cravings or are feeling sorry for yourself because you feel you deserve that drink, Jan De Vries Craving Essence might help ease the feelings and get you over a hurdle.
Keeping your blood sugars balanced can help reduce cravings for alcohol. Eating regularly, having protein with meals and magnesium rich foods will help you. Or supplements like Chromium can help maintain of normal blood glucose levels if you are having difficulty.
If you are edgy and you can’t relax you could try a cup of Salus Haus Lemon Balm Tea. It is great for helping relaxation and to ease stress. Take a magnesium supplement or add some magnesium flakes to your bath to help you relax.
To help support the liver you could consider Milk Thistle, NAC, antioxidants, or herbal liver supporting teas. One of my favourite herbal remedies to help support the liver and the organs of elimination is Flor Essence. I take this every year as an overall cleanse, many of you have told me how good you feel after taking it too.
If you have any questions about how we can support you to go dry for January give us a call or pop us an email, we would be happy to help.
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