Our bodies are marvelous feats of nature, products of evolution over millions of years. They are to be appreciated and taken care of as we grow into the wrinkled and sagging skin sacks that they'll inevitably become.
Sometimes we cannot see the pitfalls along the way that can make the journey troublesome. It's possible for us to fall into habitual patterns which are detrimental and have serious effects on our long-term health without giving it a second thought.
Thankfully we have brains in our heads and we can seek out information to make necessary changes when caring for our health becomes the number one priority.
One of the main lifestyle changes I've made in the past month has been surrounding my eating schedule and diet. I've successfully been able to introduce intermittent fasting for the main purpose of detoxification and cellular repair.
The method for intermittent fasting is simple. Don't eat for 14/16 hours, eat within a 10/8 hour window, rinse and repeat. I stick to 12 pm to 8 pm and usually get in three big meals with the only exception to consumption being green tea, vitamins, and supplements in the morning when I wake up.
There are the obvious hunger urges and discomforts you'd expect from not eating in the first few days, but it passes and the body starts to adapt to the new routine. I only get hungry now at the times I usually eat.
There are a bunch of health benefits associated with intermittent fasting so I'll just rattle some off for the sake of beefing up the post. Who am I kidding... If you are interested just visit this website, I can't be arsed to lazily plagiarise someone else's work.
So far I believe the change has been beneficial to my health overall, and in terms of detoxification, it's definitely helped me during the early stages of sobriety. I feel good.
It would be nice to get some blood work done to see if my body is requiring anything specific but it's not vital (I hope lol).
I legitimately think one of my kidneys is acting up so a trip to the doctor is probably needed. That's what a couple of years of heavy alcohol abuse will do. Don't make the changes too late.