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Posted by fg
on December 03, 1999 at 14:41:27:
Having had a sister and a brother die from cystic fibrosis I understand the disease up close.
My question is related to CF relatives more than those who suffer the disease. I am interested
if anyone has had a problem with alcohol as a result that they could not control. My interest stems from
my personal struggle. After recently reading a book 'Seven Weeks to Sobriety' where the author puts
forth several biochemical theories for the cause of alcoholism. Having a family history of CF among other
factors is one. Apparently there is a genetic abnormality in the way the body handles certain essential
fatty acids from foods. Which can cause depression that is temporarily relieved by alcohol, over time the
ability of alcohol to relieve the depression slowly diminishes. Addition of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) in
the form of Evening Primrose oil and several other co-factors can alleviate the deficiency. I have found this
to be most successful personally and just wanted to suggest this book to anyone who might have a similar
situation. ---Praying for a Cf cure
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