Alcoholism

Recovering From an Addiction to Alcohol: Part II - Digestion

…recovery, but it is. Many alcohol abusers derive much of their energy from the carbohydrates in alcohol and, as a result, have difficulty digesting proteins and fats—both of which happen to provide longer, more sustained energy and can help reduce the craving for alcohol. To address this issue, I would…

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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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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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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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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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Muscle Cramps May Signal a Trace Mineral Deficiency

…Peaches * Lemons * Watermelon * Cucumbers * Pineapples * Pears Caffeine is also a relatively strong natural diuretic; however, beer, wine, and other alcoholic drinks are even stronger diuretics. Why Natural Diuretics Become Stronger as We Age Over time, even natural diuretics can starts to deplete the body…

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