A common view shared by many people who consume alcohol is that limited, conservative alcohol consumption poses zero risks to one’s physical health. However, a new study indicates that even just one alcoholic beverage per day can reduce brain size over time.
While there are numerous health benefits from consuming resveratrol, it is essential to remember that alcohol in any form is a known carcinogen. When it comes to resveratrol, there are other ways this nutrient can be added to one’s diet.
“Mom needs wine jokes“ aren’t funny and are actually doing more harm than good.
Some people think they can use alcohol to go to sleep easier but there is a wealth of information revealing the truth: Alcohol consumption interferes with sleep. For a good night's sleep, low or no alcohol does the trick.
Most people understand that consuming alcohol dulls the senses. What is less well known, however, is that drinking alcohol to excess can, over time, cause permanent damage to the senses.
Perhaps from the outside looking in, it seems odd that a liquid, mostly water with some chemistry added in, could have such a significant impact on human behavior, thought, emotion, and reaction. Why does drinking change the way a person behaves?
It’s clear that consuming alcohol can be harmful. In fact, anything beyond infrequent and conservative levels of drinking should be strongly discouraged for health reasons alone. To drink with any kind of frequency is to open oneself up to potential health problems, including addiction.
The often false, painful and confusing narrative of how a person becomes addictive is at the center of much debate. For many years, addiction was seen as a problem for the inner city, or the morally weak. Worse, when a person didn't fit this narrative, they were labeled with different terms.
Excessive alcohol consumption is killing more people than drug overdoses, but you see almost nothing about this problem in the headlines. We take a closer look at the depth of this challenge to social and individual health.