The main effect of alcohol is to reduce the amount of fat your body burns for energy.Rather than getting stored as fat, the main fate of alcohol is conversion into a substance called acetate.
. A small portion of the alcohol is converted into fat.
. Your liver then converts most of the alcohol into acetate.
. The acetate is then released into your bloodstream, and replaces fat as a source of fuel.
This is the reason a person who over consumes alcohol can be over weight or with a "Beer Belly" they simple are not metabolizing fat. Your appetite is depressed because of the alcohol. this is with over consumption only and has the opposite effect with those who drink very little.
It is very good that you are consuming a lot of nutrients. The first thing to address is the alcohol, and simultaneously the appetite should return. In the mean time continue to eat for the sake of eating. I realize from your other post that you have been under a tremendous amount of stress. I would just like to let you know that stress can deplete us of our natural "feel Good" hormones/neurotransmitters. which in-turn creates an inbalance in our chemistry. This is just one way we can become depleted there can be other factors as well. It is human nature to want to "feel good" or "normal",and alcohol is a way of self medicating or self-nuturing. The problem is that it destroys us, and doesn't heal us. Like most medication it just masks over the problem and does not fix it. The root of the problem is in an imbalanced chemistry. The imbalance could of happened for a number of different reasons.
The unpleasant withdrawal symptoms you feel if you go long enough with out a drink is an example of the biochemical imbalance.
If you correct the imbalance........You eliminate the withdrawal!!!
"Addiction is not your fault .......It's your chemistry"
Charles Gant MD, PhD, NMD
Dr. Gant is a pioneering specialist whose treatments boast over an 80% long term recovery rate, and his protocols are currently being duplicated around the world. Think of how much easier it would be to quit drinking if you were able to reduce or eliminate your withdrawal symptoms. There are specific neurotransmiters that are affected by alcohol.
1st the brain detects alcohol induced neurotransmitters
2nd Because the brain has detected these artificle alcohol induced neurotransmiters as being present in the brain..... the brain says "we no longer need to poduce these neurotransmiters because they are all ready here" withdrawal symptoms is a lack of the brain producing neurotransmitters.
You may want to check out the posting under the Alcohol Alternatives page intitled "alcohol freee!" by minniemiller.
Since it is known which drugs displace which neurotransmitters and we know which nutritional ingredients are used to synthesize each neurotransmitter it is a relatively simple process to design a biochemical recovery plan to restore our internal support system. You can learn more about this recovery plan www.addictionsfreehealth.com
Here is link to an article you might be interested in reading.