Alcoholism

Kava and L-Tryptophan for Anxiety

…restricted sales of kava due to reports of liver damage after taking the herb. The liver damage was associated with pre-existing liver disease, heavy alcohol consumption, or the use of acetaminophen—a drug known to damage the liver on its own. I wouldn’t be concerned about taking kava. Used properly…

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Addiction to Alcohol Recovery, Part III: Blood Sugar

In almost every individual with a history of addiction to alcohol, you will find underlying blood sugar problems—particularly hypoglycemia. Alcohol is used as a quick fix or “crutch” to compensate for the drop in blood sugar. Methods needed to treat hypoglycemia include nutritionally strengthening…

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Foods to Avoid With GERD

…been largely ignored thus far in this country. The general advice in the U.S. is to avoid spicy foods, don’t eat late meals, and don’t drink alcohol in the evening. In Norway, they discovered that individuals who routinely added salt to their meals had almost twice the risk of experiencing acid…

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Addiction to Alcohol Recovery, Part IV: Detox Your Body

…detoxification. They not only help neutralize toxins, but can improve liver function—something that is often compromised in people with addictions to alcohol or drugs. One of the most economical and effective methods of raising the levels of these amino acids is by consuming protein powder. I recommend a…

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Onions May Hold the Key To Freer Breathing

While searching for a cure for asthma, I learned that onion extracts in particular can be very effective in the prevention of asthma attacks. An alcoholic extract made from 200 grams of onions were found to reduce bronchial spasms and airway obstruction were dramatically and in several cases totally…

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Weekly Update for March 10, 2014

…my blog this week: * CHANGE YOUR LIFE—Weight Loss Check Up and Discussion, Tuesday March 11 * Recovering from Alcohol Addiction Part 1—Wednesday, March 12 * Recovering from Alcohol Addiction Part 2—Friday, March 14 Be sure to visit again in a couple days! Now it’s your turn: What topics would…

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Can Putting Away the Salt Shaker Help Osteoporosis?

…fact, a craving for oranges or bananas is often a fairly good indicator that you are deficient in potassium. On the other side of the scale, sugar, alcohol, diuretics, profuse sweating, vomiting, stress, diarrhea, and salt consumption deplete potassium levels. So What's the Bottom Line? Put away the salt…

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One of the Best Flu Prevention Tactics Revealed

…, and bedding are comfortable. * Exercise regularly, but stop at least three hours before bedtime. * Avoid caffeinated beverages (and for adults, alcohol) at least eight hours before turning in. * Keep work, computers, and TVs out of bedrooms. I also suggest that you: * Avoid less obvious sources of…

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How a Simple Glass of Water Can Alleviate Joint Pain

…joints hydrated lessens. You can rehydrate your joints by eliminating or cutting back on beverages that have a diuretic effect (coffee, tea, soda, and alcohol, for instance). And obviously, you need to be drinking plenty of distilled water every day--up to half a gallon a day. Consuming foods rich in complex…

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Common Causes of Digestive Problems

…variety of dietary and lifestyle factors, including: * A diet high in sugar; * Low consumption of soured milk products; * Antibiotic use; * Excessive alcohol intake; * Fluoridated and/or chlorinated water supplies; * Radiation therapy; * Exposure to toxic metals, pollutants, and/or radiation; or * Use of…

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Quick Relief from Post-Surgery Nausea

…Hospital were investigating the effects of aromatherapy on post-surgical nausea. They gave patients gauze pads that were moistened with either rubbing alcohol, an inert saline solution, or oil of peppermint. Each patient was instructed to breathe in slowly and deeply through their nose, then exhale slowly…

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How Adrenal Exhaustion Is Making You Bloat

…may actually be a sign that you have weakened adrenal glands. I've written many times in the past about how too much stress, sugar, caffeine, and alcohol can overtax the adrenal glands, and about the large number of conditions commonly ascribed to other causes that are actually caused by adrenal exhaustion…

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The Truth About the Lyme Disease Epidemic

…before it can pass on the infective material, so check yourself and remove the tick as soon as possible, and treat the skin around the bite with alcohol. Be alert for symptoms. * From 3 to 30 days afterward: the bull’s-eye rash at the site of the bite (in half of the cases); fever; chills; headache…

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Relieve Joint Pain with Good Old-Fashioned Water

…problems. But most people don’t associate dehydration with joint pain and stiffness. Many of the fluids we consume nowadays--soft drinks, tea, coffee, alcohol--act as diuretics. Several drugs also exhibit a diuretic effect. And a diet rich in protein and fat promotes fluid loss, as well. (Urea, a byproduct…

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