Alcoholism and Inflammation

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Alcoholism and Inflammation

Alcoholism is a disease with a strong genetic component and a strong link to depression and other mood disorders.

Those who abuse alcohol often find their drive for alcohol far outweighs the negative social consequences of its use.

Obviously, not everyone who drinks becomes an alcoholic, but alcoholics often have lower levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood compared to non-alcoholics.

Alcohol also depletes DHA in your brain.

By the same token, alcohol consumed by a pregnant woman depletes DHA in the brain of her baby, which can lead to fetal alcohol syndrome and permanent brain damage.

Alcoholics also have lower levels of GLA, the building block of “good” eicosanoids, in their bloodstream.

This would strongly suggest supplementing with high-dose fish oil should be done together with small amounts of GLA (probably about 10 mg per day), which should have significant benefits in reducing cravings for alcohol.

As important as high-dose fish oil plus GLA is for treatment of alcoholism, consistent insulin control is just as important.

This is clear if you ever go to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting and see a table filled with doughnuts.

Sugary carbohydrates are just another form of self-medication to help keep blood sugar levels level.

Without insulin control, supplementing with high-dose fish oil will have very little effect in treating alcoholism.

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(Based on Dr. Barry Sears’ “The Anti-Inflammation Zone”)

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