How to Eat to Change How You Drink: Heal Your Gut, Mend Your Mind, and Improve Nutrition to Change Your Relationship with Alcohol (Paperback)

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Scheller’s practical guidance is elevated by her compassionate tone...The result is a solid guide to cutting back.”--Publisher's Weekly

Let nutrition lead you to sobriety (or to just drinking a little less) with this guide and meal plan to reduce alcohol cravings and repair your health through food.

Trapped in alcohol's addictive grip, Dr. Brooke Scheller wanted a way out. For her, total sobriety was the answer to her problem, which she achieved by applying her skills as a doctor of nutrition, pairing her knowledge of nutrition with other integrative therapies to eliminate alcohol for good. Seeing the success in herself, she shifted her practice to help inspire others to explore a lifestyle with little to no alcohol. 

How to Eat to Change How You Drink is a revolutionary guide to leverage food and nutrition to reduce or eliminate alcohol consumption, develop mindfulness, and promote a healthier relationship with alcohol. Working through the book, readers will identify their drinking archetype and then learn the types of nutritional changes they can make to reduce alcohol cravings alongside behavior modification; they'll learn how alcohol affects their nutritional status and can contribute to health symptoms ranging from fatigue, to hormonal imbalances, digestive irregularities, weight gain, thyroid disorders, autoimmune diseases and more; and they'll restore their nutritional status and repair key body systems after moderate to heavy alcohol consumption. 

This book will change the way we think about and address alcohol intake in our society-- through the lens of nutrition. 

About the Author

Brooke Scheller, DCN, CNS is a Doctor of Clinical Nutrition, a nationally recognized health expert, and the founder of Functional Sobriety, a nutrition-based program for alcohol reduction.

After finding freedom from alcohol in 2021, Dr. Brooke took her experience in sobriety and applied her expertise in nutrition and functional medicine to help others change their relationship with alcohol. After working with executives, celebrities, and other successful clients, she recognized a glaring gap in the wellness space: overconsumption of alcohol. Her approach results in improved brain health, mood, energy, focus, gut health and hormone balance.

Her launch of Functional Sobriety led to the development of her online community, the Functional Sobriety Network and several online programs with members across the globe. As a motivational speaker, Dr. Brooke helps to spread the word about functional nutrition, alcohol-free wellness and the power of sobriety. She currently resides in NYC.

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Praise For…

"A helpful addition for anybody taking a holistic approach to changing their relationship to alcohol."—Ruby Warrington, author of Sober Curious

“As a functional medicine expert, I have seen firsthand the powerful grip alcohol can have on a person's wellbeing. In Scheller's groundbreaking new book, her easy-to-follow 4-week plan shows us how we can use food to reset our health and our relationship with alcohol. Drinking doesn't have to be all or nothing, but by understanding the impact alcohol has on our overall health, we can learn better ways to support our needs - physically and emotionally - so that we can walk away with a better sense of what truly fuels us.”—Dr. Will Cole, IFMCP, DNM, DC, author of Ketotarian, The Inflammation Spectrum, NYT-bestseller, Intuitive Fasting, and Gut Feelings

“This compelling book takes us through how our body changes ‘on alcohol’. Alcohol replaces nutrient dense foods in our diet, causing nutritional deficiencies that cause us to crave more alcohol. This affects our brain, gut, ability to regulate glucose and insulin, and sense of self. Dr. Scheller asks you to explore your own relationship with alcohol and your drinking triggers. She provides a 30-day plan of food, supplements and herbs, and lifestyle modifications which build your awareness and cut your desire to drink. Join Dr. Scheller in this journey of self-discovery to live an alcohol-free life. When one door closes, another opens.”—Liz Lipski, PhD, CNS, BCHN, IFMCP, Professor and Director of Academic Development for the Nutrition programs at Maryland University of Integrative Health, Author of Digestive Wellness and Digestive Wellness for Children

“For too long, alcohol has been treated as a health tonic in the wellness space. Dr. Brooke’s book so eloquently shows us what alcohol really does to our bodies, gut, and overall wellbeing. When alcohol is no longer aligned with your values of a healthy lifestyle, pick up this book.”—Karolina Rzadkowolska, coach, and author of Euphoric: Ditch Alcohol and Gain a Happier, More Confident You

“Dr. Brooke perfectly captures the future of healthy living as a low-alcohol or alcohol free lifestyle. I continue to see this movement grow as my clients focus on quality, nourishing food and mindful or minimal drinking as a way to care for one’s body and glow from the inside out.”—Brooke “Chef Bae” Baevsky, Cooking Show Host, Celebrity Private Chef, and Professional Recipe Developer

“Dr. Brooke Scheller offers a very in depth approach to quitting drinking that is different from anything I've seen. As someone who is very passionate about the science side of things, I loved Brooke's spin on the science by approaching it from a nutrition standpoint. It's hard to choose a favorite section of this book– from the discussion on different supplements, to the drinker archetypes, to the recommendations on creating a dietary plan that works for you– How to Eat to Change How You Drink is a must-read for anyone who is evaluating their relationship with alcohol.”—Gillian Tietz, MS. Sober Powered Podcast

Product Details
ISBN: 9781538768907
ISBN-10: 1538768909
Publisher: Balance
Publication Date: December 26th, 2023
Pages: 256
Language: English