Why (And How) I Quit Alcohol With Dr Stephen Cabral


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In 2010 when I hit rock bottom and ended up in a hospital with my health taken away from me, I made a pledge to get healthy and happy again. One of the first (and most transformative) things I did on my journey back to health was quit alcohol cold turkey. Do I feel like I’m missing out? Nope. Do I ever crave a drink? Not at all!

So today I have brought back on my health guru Dr Stephen Cabral to chat about my journey, all things alcohol, and the truth of how alcohol affects you physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Through years of groundbreaking research, Dr Stephen Cabral has developed a powerful treatment combo of ancient ayurvedic healing practices and state-of-the-art naturopathic medicine to fully rebalance the body and re-energize it with life. He’s helped over 250,000 struggling people recover from auto-immune, thyroid, fatigue, weight gain, and dozens of other hard to treat health conditions. His life mission? To help people understand that you CAN and WILL get well again.

Dr Stephen Cabral’s vast knowledge and truly transformative treatments have literally saved my husband’s life and changed mine forever. So if you want to learn how I quit drinking, why I’ve stayed radiantly healthy and sober for the last 9 years, and get the scientific insights behind it all, then plug in your earbuds… this one is for you!

In this episode we chat about:

  • How we got to this binge drinking culture (08:14)
  • What alcohol does to you physically, emotionally and spiritually (09:50)
  • Why the blue zones drink red wine for medicinal purposes (14:02)
  • Why and how I quit alcohol in 2010 (20:55)
  • How to create new healthy habits that don’t involve drinking and what you can do instead (21:49)
  • The link between alcohol, candida, gut health and leaky gut (30:39)
  • How alcohol affects your hormones (36:07)
  • Why quality matters when drinking (and what to avoid) (45:06)
  • Alcohol and weight gain (49:29)
  • The detrimental effects of alcohol on your body and mind (52:02)
  • How alcohol affects your sleep and damages your mitochondria (56:33)
  • Does alcohol actually decrease inflammation? (60:15)
  • The important gene’s you need to know about and how to get your genes tested to help you take your health to the next level (63:57)
  • Plus so much more!

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    • Catherine
      May 9, 2019

      I loved this episode! I learned so much. My husband and I have been saying we need to quit alcohol and this really hit home for me. We haven’t drank since!

      • May 10, 2019

        So proud of your Catherine. I bet you feel amazing. Keep up the awesome work. xx

    • Mathilda
      May 19, 2019

      Thank you so much for this episode!
      I would love you to also speak about softdrinks especially energy drinks in one of your podcasts, While I stopped smoking and handle my alcohol intake quite well nowadays, I just don't manage to get rid oft this. I tried green and other teas, bio energy drinks, fresh pressed juices etc. but always came back to the "hard stuff". Why is that and what can I do about it? I guess this drinks are really bad for me but I don't know much about them and would love more insight. Why are they so addictive even if they are sugar free, even if I'm not tired etc.

      Love Mathilda

      • May 24, 2019

        Hey Mathilda, great question. Those drinks are full of unhealthy substances that aren't going to serve you, just read the ingredients list! They are highly addictive as you know. I am not an expert but you can listen to Dr Cabral's episodes here where he talks all about these types of drinks. Have a listen and let me know if you have any other questions. xx

    • Adam
      June 6, 2019

      There and back again. An alcoholics journey. https://mymeaningmap.wordpress.com/2019/06/05/john-barleycorn-2/

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