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April 4, 2024

How to Eat to Change How You Drink

with podcast guest

Dr. Brooke Scheller


Brooke Scheller, DCN, CNS, is a Doctor of Clinical Nutrition, author, 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. Her approach improves brain health, mood, energy, focus, gut health, and hormone balance. Dr. Brooke’s expertise extends beyond theory, rooted in her personal transformation, resulting in improved brain health, mood, energy, focus, gut health, and hormone balance.

In this episode, Dr. Brooke and I talk about her book “How to Eat to Change How You Drink,” misconceptions around moderate drinking, the four drinking archetypes, her journey to stopping drinking, the need for individualized support, the impact of alcohol on gut health and neurotransmitters, nutritional strategies when cutting back on alcohol, and more. Enjoy the episode!


  • Dr. Brooke’s relationship with alcohol throughout the years and why she decided to stop drinking
  • Why Dr. Brooke believes it’s now easier than ever to cut back or stop drinking
  • Challenges in defining moderation and what research now shows about the effects of alcohol consumption
  • Clearing up common misconceptions about alcoholism
  • Assessing the impact of alcohol on your life
  • The three primary drinking archetypes: the social drinker, the stress drinker, and the habitual drinker
  • How we can benefit from individualized guidance rather than the traditional black-and-white view of alcoholism
  • The need to make alcohol’s impact on health a core part of the discussion in the wellness world
  • How alcohol affects your gut health and neurotransmitters
  • Challenges with reducing your alcohol intake when drinking has been a big part of your life and relationships
  • The importance of finding a community of like-minded people to support you on the journey
  • How Dr. Brooke’s life changed after she stopped drinking
  • Nutritional strategies that can help you when quitting or reducing alcohol consumption


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