Category Archives: Alcohol

Moderate Alcohol Consumption: More benefits

A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2016) investigated the effects of alcohol on the survival of colorectal cancer patients. The results of the study showed that a history of prediagnostic abstinence from drinking, as well … Continue reading

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More on the Fat Sugar Seesaw: alcohol

The fat sugar seesaw is a phenomenon whereby as the sugar content of the diet increases, the fat content of the diet decreases and vice versa. In other words some people consume high fat low sugar diets and some people … Continue reading

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Alcohol Reduces Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

The public’s conception of alcohol relating to health appears to reflect the mainstream medically established propaganda. The mainstream claims that alcohol is detrimental to the health, and there is a general concerted effort to reduce alcohol consumption amongst the population … Continue reading

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The Best Drink For Rehydration?

There is controversy as to the best way to rehydrate following fluid depletion. The traditional and accepted method is to consume an oral rehydration drink that is a solution of salt and glucose. This takes advantage of the active transport … Continue reading

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Alcohol and Skin Cancer Risk

Moderate intakes of alcohol are associated with protection from cardiovascular disease. The exact amount of alcohol that is protective is not known, but evidence suggests that a single drink may reduce the risk of myocardial infarction for the subsequent 24 … Continue reading

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The Metabolic Effects of Various Drinks

While much of the attention in nutritional circles is given to foods and their metabolic effects, drinks too can play an important role in human health. Although there are many drinks available to humans, in truth we tend to consume … Continue reading

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The Health Properties of Alcohol

Alcohol is considered by many to be detrimental to the health. Such a viewpoint is not unsubstantiated because alcohol, chemically called ethanol, is a metabolic poison. Alcohol is not essential to the health but is a source of calories, providing … Continue reading

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Can Alcohol Be Part of A Healthy Diet?

Evidence suggest that diet quality plays a significant role in the prevention of disease. High quality diets are now linked to protection from Western lifestyle diseases. Defining the composition of a healthy diet however, is difficult, because nutrition is highly … Continue reading

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Strategies to Overcome Anxiety: Caffeine, Alcohol, Allergies and Sugar

Medically, anxiety is an unpleasant sensation that results from emotional disturbance. This emotional disturbance can affect the physical realm leading to symptoms similar to a stress or fear response, which can include heart palpitations, sweating and increased alertness. Stabbing or … Continue reading

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The Metabolic Effects of Different Drinks

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