Alcohol

How to Curb Alcohol Cravings Naturally

…80 percent of all alcohol, and the top 10 percent—24 million people—average 74 drinks per week! Alcohol abuse is a huge problem, but there’s a way to curb alcohol cravings naturally—and even stop cravings for alcohol. Cut Cravings for Alcohol With Vitamins and Minerals…

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New Year’s Eve Survival Tips

…and treating heartburn. * Escape a hangover. I don’t advocate overindulgence in alcohol, but I do want you to know that there are some natural ways to minimize alcohol’s destructive effects. Alcohol is neutralized into carbon dioxide and water in the liver, your body’s primary…

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Can Alcohol Really Increase Risk of Breast Cancer?

…pointing to an additional culprit: folic acid deficiency. Alcohol can interfere with utilization of B-complex vitamins (including folic acid), and multiple studies have shown that higher folic acid intake dramatically reduces alcohol’s effect on breast cancer risk. So be sure to eat your leafy…

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Can People Living With Diabetes Drink Alcohol?

…with diabetes is, “Can I drink alcohol?” The answer is, “Sometimes.” Because alcoholic drinks contain a fair amount of calories derived from sugars, conventional wisdom has long held that people with diabetes should avoid alcohol. We now know that rather than worsening…

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Drink Sensibly This New Year's Eve

…your favorite drink, such as a “Virgin Mary" (an alcohol-free Bloody Mary) or virgin daiquiri. * Opt for tea or coffee. Going without alcohol will allow you to be the designated driver—and you won’t have to worry about the extra sugar and calories. I hope this information…

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Be Aware of Grapefruit-Drug Interactions

…when Canadian researchers were exploring a possible interaction between alcohol and the blood pressure drug felodipine (Plendil), and grapefruit juice was used to disguise the flavor of the alcohol. Combining alcohol with the drug did not result in the predicted effects. Inexplicably, however,…

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10 Easy Prevention Tips That Can Keep You Healthy

…Purify your drinking water using reverse osmosis or carbon filtration. * Drink alcohol in moderation. One or two drinks a day helps protect against a number of conditions. Moderation is key. Excess alcohol consumption is devastating to health—and for some one drink is too many. *…

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The Best Foods for Health

…to eat plenty of these foods for health. * An easy and tasty way to increase your intake of DHA is to eat DHA-enriched eggs. * Drinking a little alcohol lowers risk of heart attack in men with hypertension. * Flavonoid-rich foods for health (apples, pears, strawberries, dark chocolate, and red wine)…

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Are Beverages Busting Your Diet?

…and has been demonstrated to support healthy blood pressure levels. If you choose to drink alcohol, make it one drink per day. The calories in beer, wine, and mixers can add up, plus, the benefits of alcohol only apply to moderate drinking. 4th of July "Scavenger Hunt" Clue: N, N, N (you…

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Holiday Health Facts: Did You Know?

…important to healthy brain and nervous system function; not mention the many other benefits of B vitamins. * Acetaminophen in conjunction with alcohol can damage your liver, sometimes fatally. Instead, if you have a hangover headache, steep wintergreen tea for 10 minutes and spike it with as much…

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The Top Vitamin Mistake & How to Avoid It

…increases free radical activity in your body, so you want to be sure you’re getting a full dose of antioxidants throughout each day. * Alcohol can interfere with the absorption, storage, and metabolism of nutrients. So even if you enjoy only the occasional glass of wine, taking key nutrients…

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Seven Supplement Facts You Should Know

…exercise increases free radical activity in your body—be sure you’re getting a full dose of antioxidants every day. Supplement Fact #4: Alcohol can interfere with the absorption, storage, and metabolism of nutrients. So even if you enjoy only the occasional glass of wine, taking key…

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Health Risks of Antiperspirants: Fact or Fiction?

…a more natural product, look in your health food store. Now it’s your turn: Would you consider switching to deodorant due to the potential health risks of antiperspirants? You May Also Be Interested In: * Can Alcohol Really Increase Risk of Breast Cancer? * Improve Memory and Focus With Bacopa

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How to Get Better Sleep...Tonight

…“sleep.” * Cut back on alcohol and caffeine late in the day. Both alcohol and caffeine can contribute to sleep deprivation. If you’re especially sensitive to caffeine, you’ll want to avoid caffeinated beverages any time after noon. As for alcohol, one glass might relax…

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6 Ways to Prevent Loss of Vision

…magnesium-rich foods to your diet. The best sources are whole grains, nuts and seeds, tofu and green leafy vegetables. And reduce your intake of alcohol and caffeine, which deplete your body of magnesium. I also recommend taking 500–1,000 mg of supplemental magnesium per day to protect against…

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5 Ways to Prevent Falls

…sugar on an even keel. 4. Check your blood pressure. Another common cause of falls is low blood pressure, or hypotension. Sometimes brought on by alcohol or prescription drugs, hypotension can cause dizziness, light-headedness, confusion, or blurred vision. If you notice any of these symptoms, be…

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The Scary Truth About Halloween--and 5 Guilt-Free Treats

…for a multitude of health conditions including osteoporosis, heart attacks, and stroke. But don’t forget that the positive effects of alcohol end after one or two drinks. Now it’s your turn: What is your favorite holiday indulgence? You may also be interested in: Chill Out with…

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You Need More Than Calcium for Healthy Bones

…soy, are particularly protective. Factors that contribute to bone breakdown include excessive intake of carbonated soft drinks, sodium, caffeine, alcohol and high-fat animal protein. Tips for Maintaining Healthy Bones * Eat lots of nutrient-dense plant foods. Eat moderate, not excessive, amounts of…

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How to Ward Off Cognitive Decline

…that protect against memory loss include fish, mono- and polyunsaturated fats, low-fat dairy products, blueberries, cocoa, green tea, coffee, and alcohol (light-to-moderate—heavy drinking fries your brain). * Stay sharp with supplements. A number of neuroprotective vitamins, minerals, and…

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