WILL OSTRICHES STAY HEALTHY

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It has been recently brought to my attention the total denials of one’s actual health conditions, such as a persons facing death from Cancer and another one facing death from a heart stroke. I have known for years most people like to stay ignorant on the subject of their own health, and  remain ignorant of the cause of Cancer, Heart deaths too, until it is almost to late to medically treat them and why?

About Reducing high one’s high blood pressure

A study analyzed 24 chocolate studies involving 1,106 people. It found that dark chocolate, the kind that contains at least 50 to 70 percent cocoa, lowered blood pressure in all participants . Dark chocolate also appears to affect cholesterol. The recommended “dose” of dark chocolate is approximately 1 to 2 ounces, or 30-60g, experts say. Indulge in anything more than that, and you may be consuming too many calories. Journal of Proteome Research confirms that eating a few dark chocolates every day can help you relax. 9. Contains good fat: Dark chocolate contains saturated fat and not all fat is bad for our body, in fact, good fats are necessary while trying to lose weight. The Harvard researchers found some evidence for a small decrease in LDL (bad) cholesterol and a significant increase in HDL (good) cholesterol

There are still plenty of foods that are not only delicious and satisfying, but that also have been shown to lower your blood pressure.

1. Bananas Studies have shown that daily banana consumption, can help lower blood pressure. One study in particular said just two bananas a day can reduce your blood pressure by 10 percent!

2. Eat filling fruit loaded with potassium, which is known to help with lowering blood pressure. The mineral helps balance the effects of salt on the body, and helps the kidneys function properly. Studies have shown that daily banana consumption, can help lower blood pressure. Potassium-rich foods include potatoes, dates, and avocados. And Fresh Tomatoes, French fires. High consumption of fruits, vegetables, bread and other cereals, potatoes, beans, nuts, and seeds is great. Use Olive oil as a common monounsaturated fat source. Dairy products, fish, and poultry are consumed in low to moderate amounts. Little red meat is eaten.

3. A study presented by the American Chemical Society revealed egg whites can lower your blood pressure as much as a low dose of a prescription drug. Have some eggs, but go easy on the yolk. According to the American Journal of Hypertension, a high-protein diet, like one rich in eggs, can help lower blood pressure naturally while promoting weight loss, as well. Not more than 4 times a week

4. Researchers from Florida State University say the fruit is one of the richest natural sources of L-citrulline, which helps regulate blood flow and blood pressure.

5. Snacking on the chewy fruits,Raisins throughout the day could be your saving grace as per one study,

6. Omelets, peanut butter, and chicken stir-fry are great weapons against high blood pressure.

7. Green tea has the most significant results, while black tea performed the next best in reducing blood pressure . … Tea is thought to offer endothelial protection by helping blood vessels relax, allowing blood to flow more freely

9. Apple cider vinegar. In addition to lowering blood pressure almost overnight, apple cider vinegar has a myriad of fringe benefits. Apple cider vinegar helps with indigestion, especially if you suffer from diarrhea. It also soothes sore throats, cures hiccups instantly, and lowers cholesterol. Three teaspoons per day of apple cider vinegar can lower your blood pressure significantly within a week. If the taste is too much, mix it with a little warm water or add it to your favorite beverage (as long as it’s not a sugary soda).

10. Add garlic to everything. If you’re already suffering from high blood pressure, eating garlic regularly can reduce your blood pressure by about 20 points, or 10 to 15 percent. When garlic is crushed it releases allicin, which decreases blood pressure and acts as a natural anti-inflammatory. Make sure you let your garlic sit for about 15 minutes after chopping or crushing, to allow the allicin to release. Cook on a low temperature to get the maximum benefit, as a high temperature will kill many of garlic’s healing properties.

Blood pressure is an important risk factor for heart disease, and honey may help lower it. Studies in humans have shown modest reductions in blood pressure from consuming honey

Now dreasing sodium intake,salt can also aid in blood pressure reduction. Fresh cuts of pork are naturally lower in sodium, however, processed pork such as bacon and ham is not .eat. Eating a high amount of red meat may raise the risk of diabetes,

Here are natural ways to combat high blood pressure.

1. Walk and exercise regularly.
Exercise is one of the best things you can do to lower high blood pressure. …
2. Reduce your sodium intake. …
3. Drink less alcohol. …
4. Eat more potassium-rich foods. …
5. Cut back on caffeine. …

6. Learn to manage stress. … drink tea

7. Eat dark chocolate or cocoa. …
8. Lose weight.

What is the best vitamin to take for high blood pressure?

Minerals, such as magnesium, calcium and potassium.
Take a shot of cayenne pepper. Cayenne opens up blood vessels and helps increase blood flow. This decreases blood pressure naturally, by increasing the rate that blood flows through your system. Easy fix: Mix a half-teaspoon of cayenne into a glass of warm water and honey each morning. This is not only good for blood pressure, but helps to prepare your tummy for digestion for the rest of the day.

Quit non diet soda. Switch to coconut water. It’s a super sweet and satisfying drink, and all those extra electrolytes have been shown to lower blood pressure. If you’re used to drinking sweet sodas a day, in addition to fruit juice and other processed beverages, try eliminating at least one a day and substituting another for coconut water.
Cut down on fructose, particularly fruit drinks or any fruit-flavored products. Fructose is hidden all over the supermarket, even in the most unlikely places: processed meats, breads, pasta sauces and dressings. Fast food chains love fructose. Put back anything containing high-fructose corn syrup, vegetable oil or canola oil.

An optimal blood pressure level is 120/80mm Hg or lower, and high blood pressure is 140/90 mm Hg or higher, whatever your age. The lower your blood pressure the lower your risk of heart attack, heart failure, stroke and kidney disease will be.

Foods With High Blood Pressure

1 Reducing the amount of sugar and salt in your diet will require some extra effort. Increased blood pressure damages brain arteries. If cells don’t get enough oxygen, they either die or don’t function as well. This can lead to dementia. Higher intakes of salt /sodium / salty food are linked to stomach cancer. And the more salt eaten, the more calcium is lost. The more calcium you lose, the thinner your bones are and the more likely they are to break. Reducing salt while increasing food-based calcium and Vitamin D can slow osteoporosis.

2 You can reduce your blood pressure by eating foods that are low in saturated fat, total fat, and cholesterol, and high in fruits, vegetables, and low fat dairy foods, foods low in salt and sugar. This plan includes whole grains, poultry, fish, and nuts, and low amounts of fats, red meats, sweets,

Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

  • Have a diet low in sodium and rich in foods containing potassium, calcium, and magnesium—
  • Oatmeal
  • Berries
  • Salmon, mackerel, and fish
  • Leafy Greens
  • Beets
  • Olive Oil
  • Skimmed Milk . It can also be used in your tea, coffee and in cooking. Unlike other types of milk, skimmed milk is low in fat
  • Garlic
  • Dairy. …
  • Flaxseed. …
  • Chocolate. …
  • Olive Oil. …
  • Beets. …
  • Pistachios. …
  • Pomegranat
  • Dark Chocolate

Through a heart-healthy diet, you can reduce your risks for hypertension and promote good health overall

Food to Avoid with High Blood Pressure

Some of the saltiest packaged foods include:

  • deli meat
  • frozen pizza
  • vegetable juices
  • canned soup
  • canned or bottled tomato products

Fill up your plate with at least 50 percent vegetables and fruits. For very few calories, they provide potassium — which offsets the effects of sodium — fiber, antioxidants, and a range of other nutrients.

In addition, beet and pomegranate juice have been shown to reduce blood pressure due to high nitrate content, and you can drink them regularly.

Canned Foods, it tends to be highly processed and contains a lot of salt. Canned vegetables often have added sodium. But frozen vegetables contain as many nutrients as fresh vegetables, and they’re easier to store. You can also blend these veggies with bananas and nut milk for a healthy, sweet green juice.

Deli-meats are simply delicious but deli-meats can be very bad for you , deli-meats still use salt as part of the curing and preserving process. This high salt content is very bad for us and can contribute significantly to high blood pressure. The problem is often made worse with other ingredients that are also high in salt.

You should try replacing red meat with white meat more often, or at least ask for the fat to be trimmed from your steak.

  Pickles, they are not without their drawbacks Pickling is a method of preservation, which often involves a lot of salt. As such, pickles tend to have a very high sodium content, meaning that you should keep well clear if you are trying to keep your blood pressure down

Tomato Sauces, these tend to contain a lot of salt.

In cases of high blood pressure, the blood supply is hindered so that some organs and tissues are deprived of adequate amounts of oxygen and nutrients. Consequently, energy necessary for the performance of these parts of the body is not produced, which causes fatigue. In this state, you may be unable to effectively perform your daily activities

Swelling in the lower parts of the body, especially the legs, ankles, and feet, may be a sign that you have high blood pressure. The swelling, also called edema, occurs because the heart is overwhelmed and therefore is unable to handle all the pumping work. This causes the body to retain fluid, which collects within tissues and cause edema

If a member of your family had, or has hypertension, you are at a higher risk of getting it. Many studies have found that high blood pressure seems to run in families

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I am Tired of..

I am tired of hearing from people ostriches the false lies, false denials they are not sick, and the cure does not apply to them or there is no cure for their illness  or the doctor said they are healthy.

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So why is so many people are falsely in denial when both death and sicknesses are undeniable in life?

Is it cause if they deny the sickness it will  go away on it’s own? Or is  it cause they are too lazy to do something good about it? falsely looking for an easy, simple cure? Or  is it if they admit they need help it may be a serious problem?

Try different medications, supposed cures,  experimenting is useless generally unless you first admit  the true cause of the sickness in reality.

Secondly most doctors do not still know it all, and will not tell the truth that is true as well. Nurses included now.

Always get more than one real medical opinion, and plenty of different relevant  blood tests too. What there may be over 1500 different blood tests so which one should I take?

Here is a tip Heart attacks, diabetes, alcohol, and allergy to milk  are too often related.

And admit it even if there are exceptions or not most people who drink alcohol  live a shorter life than those who do not..

Some medical problems are hereditary, while others are related to your life style, food you eat, the amount of sleep you get, lack of exercise, environment as well

Skipping meals is a leading cause of diabetes, which next can lead to Blindness too if untreated.

A Minimum of 2 minutes of exercise   every two days is an essential must for all persons still.

see also

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2016/02/21/most-drinkers-are-liars/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2018/02/14/the-truth-still-even-about-alcohol/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2018/12/08/visiting-a-hospital-can-be-bad-for-your-health/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/shit-disease-c-difficile-or-what-ever/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2015/10/06/the-truth-about-marijuana/

I have a beef with many persons about Health

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I have a problem with all those who say the devil makes us sick, God wants us to stay sick, etc.

The Devil wants you to suffer the most.. God temporarily allows it and it is not for everyone,

1 Peter 1=6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:

The faith is an ongoing battle,.. against wicked persons, demons, sicknesses, false accusers, pits, etc., and God can help us to overcome all of it, and he does for me.

Revelation 12-9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Liberals, Democrats, John 8 -44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

1 Corinthians 10-21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.

James 3-15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
James 4-7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

1 Peter 5-8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

1 John 3-8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

1 Timothy 4-1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

2 Timothy 2=26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

Mark 16 -17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils;

Acts 10-38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him

Revelation 20 -2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

Some of the problems are our own stupidity.. such as cancer by eating processed meats, burnt food or diabetes by skipping meals, sugar excess , high cholesterol by eating fatty foods, and lack of exercise, being ignorant of what food is bad or good for us, plus over indulgence, sadly many persons are too lazy or fearful to go see a doctor when they need too as well. If you are over 45 years old you need to read all of this..

Sodium restriction

Salt and Potassium intakes on Heart health.

It is said that the evidence for sodium restriction is “vacuous, lacks depth, and in some cases lacks integrity.” Especially with respect to heart failure, there is a shockingly small amount of evidence. Sodium restrictions do help reduce water retention. Reducing one]s salt intake may reduce your chances of dying of heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, or diabetes.

Do not be deceived! All Salt is salt and the they all all contain an equally high sodium chloride content The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality examined the effects of both sodium and potassium intake on health. It reported this year that lower sodium intake “most likely reduces” blood pressure. But it also reported that increasing potassium intake most likely has the same effect, because consuming more potassium causes you to excrete more sodium in your urine. (Of course, excess potassium has its own risks — any major dietary changes should be discussed with a physician.)

Other systematic reviews find that an increased intake of fibre is associated with a lower risk of heart disease.There were no data that showed that salt restriction reduced mortality or cardiac disease; affected whether someone was admitted to the hospital; or influenced how long they had to stay if admitted and there is a risk of emphasizing salt avoidance at the expense of other — potentially more useful — diet measures for what is best

It is important to note that we also lack a strong evidence base from randomized controlled trials where potassium and fibre are concerned. 

We could advise people to exercise regularly (which has an enormous evidence base) and to eat more healthfully overall. Both the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diet and the Mediterranean diet have been associated with lower rates of heart failure

https://www.thespec.com/living-story/9086409-scant-evidence-behind-the-advice-about-salt/

If you have hyperkalemia, you have too much potassium in your blood. The body needs a delicate balance of potassium to help the heart and other muscles work properly. But too much potassium in your blood can lead to dangerous, and possibly deadly, changes in heart rhythm. In some people, potassium can cause stomach upset, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, or intestinal gas. Too much potassium is UNSAFE and can cause feelings of burning or tingling, generalized weakness, paralysis, mental confusion, low blood pressure, irregular heart rhythm, or death.

It is true, though, that potassium can help lower blood pressure. The Pritikin Eating Plan, full of foods that are naturally rich in potassium like potatoes, beans, yogurt, and many fruits and vegetables (these foods are also very low in salt), has been documented to significantly lower blood pressure and reduce the need for hypertension medications

Yes scientists have found that for most people, monosodium glutamate, or MSG, is a safe salt substitute. The seasoning Accent, on supermarket shelves nationwide, contains MSG. There is no evidence that consuming MSG in moderation has any long-lasting negative impact on health or longevity.

 Potassium Citrate Side Effects  
  • confusion, anxiety, feeling like you might pass out;

  • uneven heartbeat;

  • extreme thirst, increased urination;

  • leg discomfort;

  • muscle weakness or limp feeling;

  • numbness or tingly feeling in your hands or feet, or around your mouth;

  • severe stomach pain, ongoing diarrhea or vomiting;

  • black, bloody, or tarry stool

Limit high-potassium foods such as:

  • bananas. Avocados. Raisins. prunes and prune juice. oranges and orange Juice. tomatoes, tomato juice, and tomato sauce. Lentils. spinach.

Is no salt substitute safe?

Possibly, b ut Salt substitutes are not a healthful option for everyone.  Most, salt substitutes (including Morton Salt Substitute, NoSalt and Nu-Salt) consist of potassium chloride, which tastes somewhat like sodium chloride (table salt) but does not raise blood pressure. “Lite” or “low-sodium” salts (such as LoSalt andMorton Lite Salt) are blends of sodium chloride and potassium chloride. . Many persons with kidney problems are unable to rid their bodies of excessive potassium, which could result in a deadly situation.

Ingredients for a Salt Substitute Recipe

1 tablespoon dried basil. 1 tablespoon dried thyme.1 tablespoon ground coriander. 2 teaspoons onion powder. 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes.2 teaspoons ground cumin. 1 teaspoon garlic powder.1 teaspoon ground mustard. ALSO: cumin, cayenne, paprika, black pepper,oregano,lemon peel, rubbed sage.Rosemary. Nutmeg. Cardamon. Cinnamon. Chives.Dill. Mint Chives.

https://runnerclick.com/best-salt-substitute-reviewed/

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Teva-Spironolactone

Spironolactone belongs to the class of medications known as diuretics (water pills). It is used to treat edema (fluid retention) that occurs with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, and nephrotic syndrome. It is also used to treat high blood pressure and to diagnose and treat primary hyperaldosteronism (a condition where too much aldosterone is produced by the adrenal glands). Spironolactone works by making the body lose excess water and salt but reduces the loss of potassium from the body.

What’s Causing Abdominal Pain and Diarrhea?

Abdominal pain and diarrhea that occurs at the same time can be caused by a variety of factors.These can include for a start

  • indigestion,
  • a viral infection such as the stomach flu,
  • or an intestinal disease. medication

Frequent, constant, or severe abdominal pain and diarrhea may indicate a disease or a more serious medical issue. Diarrhea that gets progressively worse and is bloody can be also be a sign of a more serious issue.

Possible causes of abdominal pain and diarrhea include:
• viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu)
• bacterial gastroenteritis (food poisoning)
• food allergies
• irritable bowel syndrome — a common disorder affecting the digestive system
• lactose intolerance — the inability to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk and some other dairy
product
• fecal impaction
• intestinal obstruction
• colitis
• appendicitis
• West Nile virus
• parasites (like giardiasis, amebiasis, or hookworm)
• bacterial infection (for example, shigellosis or E. coli)
• drug allergies
• celiac disease
• stress and anxiety
Other causes of abdominal pain and diarrhea
Infections or diseases that affect the organs in your abdomen can also cause pain with diarrhea. Organs
in the abdomen include your:
• intestines
• kidneys
• appendix
• spleen
• stomach
• gallbladder
• liver
• pancreas

Indigestion, the stomach flu, and food poisoning are now the most common causes of acute diarrhea and abdominal pain. 

Drinking Coca-cola, or eating Apples, Applesauce, Cinnamon, Spearmint, peppermint, black tea, lemon balm, mint,

Apples are a very good supplement of dietary fiber that not only relieve stomach ache, but also keep the digestive system well maintained. In already suffering, the consumption of apple also prevents abdominal pain from aggravating.

Carbonated beverages not only help in getting rid of gas bubbles, but also eliminate stomach ache. Consuming caffeine-free or carbonated beverages, specifically cola, ginger ale and lemon-lime soda leads to burping that helps in driving out the gas from the stomach.

A burning sensation can happen due to a variety of conditions. And it doesn’t necessarily indicate a skin problem.

 Diabetes

Treatments for Skin Burning Sensations

Dry brushing can significantly improve skin health.
1 It promotes circulation.
2 It exfoliates your skin.
3 Dry brushing activates the nervous system, which helps to improve muscle tone by stimulating muscle fibers. It also improves circulation, promoting the delivery of oxygen-rich blood to muscles to help with recovery and toning.
4 It improves kidney function.
5 It can reduce cellulite.

Using long sweeping motions, start brushing at your feet and move upwards. And always brush towards your heart to aid in circulation and follow the natural flow of lymph.

After you’ve brushed your whole body, it’s time for a shower. To get your blood flowing and really promote circulation, alternate the temperature between hot and cold. After showering, make sure you moisturize. Coconut oil is a great choice for clearing and hydrating your skin, especially after dry brushing. . Clean your brush every week with soap and water to keep it hygienic.

NOTE drinking  Cinnamon  is especially rich in chromium and one of the most recommended foods for diabetics due to its ability to lower blood sugar quickly. Other great foods for your blood sugar include:  beans ,  legumes  , vegetables like  broccoli   and  carrots , and  seaweed such as  kelp  and  spirulina

There are two components in  lemons that are definite benefits if you have  diabetes : soluble fiber and vitamin C. High-fiber diets have been shown to reduce blood sugar. Soluble fiber can also help lower heart disease risk by helping to lower blood pressure and cholesterol and help with weight loss

Another study  found that taking apple cider vinegar before bed helped moderate blood sugar upon waking up.??

Too many persons push natural alternatives for all types of unproven yet cures

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Research now suggests no benefit for daily use of aspirin in healthy, older people. Taking a low-dose aspirin daily has no benefit in warding off dementia, disability or cardiovascular disease in healthy, older adults, and may instead increase their risk of serious and potentially life-threatening bleeding, according to a study’s results, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, September 2018

“Taking a low-dose aspirin every day has long been known to cut the chances of another heart attack, stroke or other heart problem in people who already have had one, but the risks aren’t worth it for most folks, major new research finds

A tested aspirin study for people with diabetes, who are more likely to develop or die from heart problems, and found that the modest benefit it gave was offset by a greater risk of serious bleeding Aspirin did not help prevent cancer as had been hoped. And fish oil supplements, also tested in the study of people with diabetes, failed to help. Also a Boston-led study gave aspirin or dummy pills to 12,546 people who were thought to have a moderate risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke within a decade because of other health issues.

After five years, 4 per cent of each group had suffered a heart problem — far fewer than expected, suggesting these people were actually at low risk, not moderate. Other medicines they were taking to lower blood pressure and cholesterol may have cut their heart risk so much that aspirin had little chance of helping more, said the study leader, Dr. J. Michael Gaziano of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. One per cent of aspirin takers had stomach or intestinal bleeding, mostly mild– twice as many as those on dummy pills. Aspirin users also had more nosebleeds, indigestion, reflux or belly pain

Doctors in Australia and the United States enrolled more than 19,000 healthy people – whites over the age of 70 and blacks and Hispanics aged 65 and older – in the study. None of the participants was known to suffer from heart disease, dementia or persistent physical disability at the time of enrollment.

Half of those enrolled took low-dose aspirin – 100 milligrams – daily, while the rest took a placebo each day for an average of 4.7 years.

The doctors found that taking a daily low-dose aspirin did not decrease the risk of heart attack or stroke among participants when compared with the placebo group. It also did not prolong “healthy independent living” – life free of dementia or persistent physical disability.

Remedies To Get Rid Of Ingrown Toenail Pain

Ingrown toenails can worsen with time and hence need to be treated soon. Not all Doctors will deal with it especially if you have diabetes

How To Get Rid Of Ingrown Toenail Pain
1. Essential Oil
a. Tea Tree Essential Oil
You Will Need
• 2-3 drops of tea tree oil
• Coconut or olive oil (optional)
1. Take a few drops of tea tree oil on your fingertips and apply it directly to the ingrown nail.
2. You can also mix a few drops of tea tree oil with a carrier oil if you have sensitive skin.
Do this twice daily.

Tea tree oil is a powerful antiseptic and can help in preventing further infection of the ingrown toenail. It also has antibacterial and antifungal properties that can inhibit bacterial and fungal growth on the infected toe nail

b. Peppermint Oil
You Will Need
2-3 drops of peppermint oil

1. Clean the skin around the affected area or soak your feet in water for some time.
2. Pat dry and apply a few drops of peppermint oil to the ingrown toenail and the skin around it.
You can do this twice daily.
The menthol in peppermint oil helps in soothing the pain, and its strong antimicrobial properties protect
the toenail from further infection

2. Baking Soda
You Will Need
• 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
• A few drops of water
• Bandage or sanitary gauze

1. Mix baking soda with water to make a thick paste.
2. Apply this paste to the cleansed toenail and the skin around it.
3. Cover it with a sanitary gauze or bandage.
You can do this 1 to 2 times daily.
Baking soda has natural antiseptic and sanitizing properties that keep your toenail infection-free. It also has antibacterial and antifungal properties that can inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi on the infected toenail

3. Epsom Salt
You Will Need
• 1-2 tablespoons of Epsom salt
• Warm water
1. Add one or two tablespoons of Epsom salt to a wide bucket filled with water.
2. Soak your legs in it for 15 to 20 minutes.

You must do this 2 to 3 times daily.

Epsom salt has high magnesium content that helps fight inflammation and provides relief from the pain and swelling in the affected area .

4. Coconut Oil
You Will Need
Virgin coconut oil
Take a generous amount of virgin coconut oil and apply it to the ingrown toenail and the skin
surrounding it.
Apply coconut oil twice daily.
Coconut oil has a wide range of medicinal benefits due to the presence of certain medium-chain fatty acids like lauric and caprylic acid. These fatty acids impart antifungal, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory properties to coconut oil, which can help in getting rid of the ingrown toenail and the pain

5. Apple Cider Vinegar
You Will Need
• Apple cider vinegar
• Cotton balls
1. Take a cotton ball and dip it in some apple cider vinegar.
2. Apply the soaked cotton ball directly to your infected toenail.
You must follow this procedure twice daily.
Apple cider vinegar can be your best bet to get rid of ingrown toenails. Its powerful anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce the pain and inflammation, and its antimicrobial properties can protect the ingrown toenail from bacterial or fungal infections

6. Garlic
You Will Need
• 2-3 cloves of crushed garlic
• Bandage or sanitary gauze
1. Crush the garlic cloves and apply it on and around the infected toenail.
2. Cover it with a bandage or sanitary gauze and leave it on overnight.
You must do this once daily before going to bed.
Garlic contains a component called allicin that exhibits antimicrobial properties, which can protect the ingrown toenail from further infection and damage. Garlic also has anti-inflammatory properties that can help in speeding up the recovery

7. Hydrogen Peroxide
You Will Need
• 1/2 cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide
• Warm water
1. Pour half a cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide in a wide bucket filled with warm water.
2. Soak your feet in this for 15 to 20 minutes.
Do this 2 to 3 times daily.
Hydrogen peroxide is a natural disinfectant that is commonly used to clean wounds to prevent infection. This is because it is antibacterial and antifungal. These properties make hydrogen peroxide a great option for the treatment of ingrown nails

8. Turmeric
You Will Need
• 1 teaspoon of turmeric
• Water
1. Take a teaspoon of turmeric powder and add enough water to it to make a fine paste.
2. Apply this paste to the affected toenail.

You can do this 2 to 3 times a day.
Turmeric contains curcumin that exhibits anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. These healing and soothing properties can be helpful in getting rid of an ingrown toenail and the pain.

9. Lemon Juice
You Will Need
• 1 teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
• A bandage or sanitary gauze
1. Apply freshly squeezed lemon juice to the toenail.
2. Cover it using a sanitary gauze or bandage and leave it on overnight
You must do this once daily, preferably before going to bed.
The acidic nature of lemons can be quite effective in combating the growth of bacteria on an ingrown toenail . Lemons also possess mild antifungal properties that can provide protection from fungal infections as well .

10. Listerine
You Will Need
• 1 tablespoon of Listerine
• 1 tablespoon of water
• Cotton balls
1. Take equal quantities of Listerine and water and mix well.
2. Dip a cotton ball in this solution and apply it to the ingrown toenail using downward strokes. Or pour the mixtrure in a spray bottle,
You can do this 2 to 3 times daily.
Listerine contains compounds like menthol, eucalyptol, and thymol, all of which posses soothing and anti-inflammatory properties that can help in relieving the pain associated with an ingrown toenail.
Listerine is also antifungal and antibacterial and hence prevents further infection in the area).

11. Onion
You Will Need
• Sliced onions
• A sanitary gauze or bandage
1. Take a piece of sliced onion and apply it directly to the ingrown toenail.
2. Cover it with a bandage or sanitary gauze and leave it on overnight.
You must do this once daily before going to bed.
Onions are one of the best remedies to get rid of ingrown toenails. They contain compounds like allicepin, which possesses antifungal activities, and can thus be used to inhibit fungal growth on the infected toenail . Onions also exhibit strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activities that can be used to prevent further infection in the area and provide instant relief from the pain and inflammation

In addition to trying out the above-mentioned remedies, you can also follow these tips to avoid ingrown toenails.
See your doctor if you have an ingrown toenail and you have diabetes or another condition that causes poor circulation, or you have a compromised immune system

Preventive Tips
• Always cut your nails straight, without curving the edges. Avoid cutting your nails too short.
• Wear comfortable shoes that fit you properly. Use a toe protector when required.
• In case of abnormally curved or thick toenails, you can opt for surgery to prevent them from becoming ingrown.

Despite these measures, if you are unable to fix your toenails, you need to visit your doctor immediately. An ingrown toenail can lead to complications and discomfort if not treated on time. You might have to see your doctor if:’

What is the recovery period for an ingrown toenail surgery?
The recovery period can last anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks.

What kinds of salt can cure an ingrown toenail? Salts such as Epsom salt, table salt, and baking soda can be quite effective in curing an ingrown toenail as they have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties Toenails that have become thicker over time are a likely sign of aging, medical condition or a fungal infection. Learn what symptoms to look for and how to treat this condition. You can try a variety of
home-based methods to treat nail fungus:
• Clean the affected area with soap and water daily.
• Groom your nails regularly.

Soften your nails first by applying urea cream (Aluvea, Keralac) and wrapping your feet in bandages at night. Then wash off the urea cream and use a nail clipper and nail file to trim your nails.

• Apply an over-the-counter fungal treatment after you gently file your nails.
• Apply Vicks VapoRub on your toenail each day. This may help the infection subside. Vicks VapoRub did work completely in over a quarter of people with yellow toenails and helped cure some of the infection in over half

• Apply snake root extract to the toenail every third day for one month, twice a week in month two, and then just once a week in month three.
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Do You Have Bad Kidneys

Your kidneys are bean-shaped organs that perform many important functions.
They’re in charge of filtering blood, removing waste through urine, producing hormones, balancing minerals and maintaining fluid balance.

There are many risk factors for kidney disease. The most common are uncontrolled diabetes and high blood pressure. Alcoholism, heart disease, hepatitis C virus and HIV infection are also causes

When the kidneys become damaged and are unable to function properly, fluid can build up in the body and waste can accumulate in the blood. However, avoiding or limiting certain foods in your diet may help decrease the accumulation of waste products in the blood, improve kidney function and prevent further damage

The Connection Between Diet and Kidney Disease

A kidney-friendly diet, or a “renal diet,” usually includes limiting sodium and potassium to 2,000 mg per day and limiting phosphorus to 1,000 mg per day.

Here are foods that you should likely avoid on a renal diet.
1. Dark-Colored Colas
In addition to the calories and sugar that colas provide, they also contain additives that contain phosphorus, especially dark-colored colas.
2. Avocados
Avocados are often touted for their many nutritious qualities, including their heart-healthy fats, fiber and antioxidants.

Summary Avocados should be avoided on a renal diet due to their high potassium content. One cup of avocado provides nearly 37% of the 2,000 mg potassium restriction

4. Whole-Wheat Bread
Whole-wheat bread may be a more nutritious choice, mostly due to its higher fiber content. However, white bread is usually recommended over whole-wheat varieties for individuals with kidney disease. This is because of its phosphorus and potassium content. The more bran and whole grains in the bread,the higher the phosphorus and potassium contents.

5. Brown Rice
Like whole-wheat bread, brown rice is a whole grain that has a higher potassium and phosphorus content than its white rice counterpart.. White rice, bulgur, buckwheat and couscous are all good alternatives.

6. Bananas
Bananas are known for their high potassium content.

7. Dairy
Dairy products a natural source of phosphorus and potassium
However, when the kidneys are damaged, too much phosphorus consumption can cause a buildup of phosphorus in the blood. This can make your bones thin and weak over time and increase the risk of bone breakage or fracture Dairy alternatives .

8. Oranges and Orange Juice
Oranges and orange juice are high in potassium and should be limited on a renal diet. Try grapes, apples, cranberries or their juices instead.

9. Processed Meats
Processed meats have long been associated with chronic diseases and are generally considered unhealthy due to their content of preservatives and lack of nutrients Processed meats are meats that have been salted, dried, cured or canned. Some examples include hot dogs, bacon, pepperoni, jerky and sausage. Processed meats are high in salt and protein and should be consumed in moderation on a renal diet.

10. Pickles, and Relish
Pickles, processed olives and relish are all examples of cured or pickled foods. Usually, large amounts of salt are added during the curing or pickling process.However, even reduced-sodium options can still be high in sodium, so you will still want to watch your portions.

11. Apricots
Apricots are rich in vitamin C, vitamin A and fiber.
They are also high in potassium. It’s best to avoid apricots, and most importantly dried apricots, on a renal diet.

12. Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes
Potatoes and sweet potatoes are potassium-rich vegetables.
Just one medium-sized baked potato (156 g) contains 610 mg of potassium, whereas one average-sized baked sweet potato (114 g) contains 541 mg of potassium

Potatoes that are soaked in a large pot of water for at least four hours before cooking are proven to have an even lower potassium content than those not soaked before cooking potatoes and sweet potatoes are high-potassium vegetables. Boiling or double cooking potatoes can decrease potassium by about 50%.

13. Tomatoes
Tomatoes are another high-potassium fruit that may not fit the guidelines of a renal diet.. However, swapping tomato sauce for a roasted red pepper sauce can be equally delicious, all while providing less potassium per serving.

14. Packaged, Instant and Pre-Made Meals
Processed foods can be a major component of sodium in the diet. Examples include frozen pizza, microwaveable meals and instant noodles.

15. Swiss Chard, Spinach and Beet Greens
Swiss chard, spinach and beet greens are leafy green vegetables that contain high amounts of various
nutrients and minerals, including potassium. Although serving size becomes smaller when cooked, potassium content remains the same.

16. Dates, Raisins and Prunes
Nutrients are concentrated when fruits are dried. Therefore, the potassium content of dried fruit, including dates, prunes and raisins, is extremely high and should be avoided on a renal diet.

17. Pretzels, Chips and Crackers
Ready-to-eat snack foods like pretzels, chips and crackers tend to be lacking in nutrients and relatively high in salt.
If you have kidney disease, reducing your potassium, phosphorus and sodium intake can be an important aspect of managing the disease.
The high-sodium, high-potassium and high-phosphorus foods listed above are likely best limited or avoided.

 

 

Studies reveal role of red meat in gut bacteria, heart disease development

December 10, 2018, Cleveland Clinic Stan Hazen, MD, PhD, of Cleveland Clinic Credit: Cleveland Clinic

In concurrent studies, Cleveland Clinic researchers have uncovered new mechanisms that demonstrate why and how regularly eating red meat can increase the risk of heart disease, and the role gut bacteria play in that process.

One of our most surprising findings was that a diet rich in red meat actually changed kidney function. We saw that the kidneys were being regulated by a chronic diet. This is something that, as far as I am aware, hasn’t been shown before,” Hazen told NBC News.

The research, led by Stanley Hazen, M.D., Ph.D., builds upon previous work showing TMAO (trimethylamine N-oxide) – a gut bacteria byproduct formed during digestion—can lead to the development of cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks and strokes. TMAO is produced when gut bacteria digest choline, lecithin and carnitine, nutrients that are abundant in animal products such as red meat and liver and other animal products.

In a new dietary intervention study published today in the European Heart Journal, the researchers found that a diet rich in red meat as the primary protein source significantly increases circulating TMAO levels, compared to diets with white meat or non-meat as protein sources. The study showed chronic red meat consumption enhanced the production of TMAO by gut microbes and reduced the kidneys’ efficiency of expelling it. Both enhanced production and reduced elimination caused by a red meat diet contribute to elevation in TMAO levels, which has been linked to the development of atherosclerosis and heart disease complications.

High levels of TMAO in the blood have been shown to be a powerful tool for predicting future heart attack, stroke and death risks, according to previous research initially spearheaded by Dr. Hazen and his team, and subsequently replicated around the world. TMAO testing is now in clinical use as a result. Dr. Hazen chairs the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine in Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute and is co-section head of Preventive Cardiology & Cardiac Rehabilitation in the Miller Heart &Vascular Institute.

The study included 113 participants who sequentially (in random order) were provided complete meal plans prepared using either red meat, white meat or non-meat (mostly vegetarian) protein sources as 25 percent of their daily calories. All participants had a wash-out diet in between meal plans.

After one month of the red meat diet, the vast majority of study participants experienced an elevation in TMAO levels in blood and urine. On average, TMAO levels in the blood increased approximately 3-fold during the red meat diet, compared to the white meat or non-meat diets, with some patients showing over a 10-fold rise. Similar increases were observed in the urine. However, after patients stopped the red meat diet, TMAO levels in the blood and urine subsided over the following month.

The study also revealed the unanticipated finding that a participant’s chronic dietary choices impacted kidney function by changing the effectiveness of the kidneys to expel compounds. For example, while a red meat diet decreased TMAO excretion, the red meat diet increased the excretion efficiency of carnitine and other carnitine-derived metabolites.

“This is the first study of our knowledge to show that the kidneys can change how effectively they expel different compounds depending on the diet that one eats—other than salts and water,” said Dr. Hazen, who also directs Cleveland Clinic Center for Microbiome and Human Health. “We know lifestyle factors are critical for cardiovascular health, and these findings build upon our previous research on TMAO’s link with heart disease. They provide further evidence for how dietary interventions may be an effective treatment strategy to reduce TMAO levels and lower subsequent risk of heart disease.”

In another study, published today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Dr. Hazen and his research team revealed a potential new target for preventing cardiovascular disease by drilling deeper into a gut microbial pathway that converts carnitine into TMAO.

The researchers found that carnitine—a nutrient abundant in red meat and some energy drinks and supplements—is converted to TMAO in the gut through a two-step process facilitated by distinct gut bacteria. The team discovered that the first step is similar in both omnivores (meat eaters) and vegans/vegetarians. But in the second part, the formation of TMAO is significantly enhanced in omnivores. Researchers then went on to show that a daily carnitine supplement can induce TMAO production, even for vegans and vegetarians who continue eating their normal diets. Earlier this year, Dr. Hazen and his team published a study showing how researchers had designed a potential new class of drugs for prevention of heart disease and clotting risk by interrupting the microbial pathway by which choline is converted into TMAO.

Dr. Hazen’s team compared the impact of daily oral carnitine supplements on omnivores versus vegetarians/vegans. At baseline, vegan/vegetarians showed limited ability to produce TMAO from carnitine while omnivores rapidly produced TMAO. After one month of supplementation, both groups showed an increased capacity to produce TMAO.

“By uncovering this new pathway, we can potentially develop new treatments to interrupt this process before both the development and progression of cardiovascular disease.”

Journal reference: European Heart Journal Journal of Clinical Investigation

An October article in the journal Nutrients reviewed the research in recent years on TMAO, saying “there is convincing evidence suggesting an association between TMAO and inflammation. Furthermore, in the last decade the studies suggesting an association between high plasma TMAO levels and risk for developing atherosclerosis have increased markedly. And eating a lot of red and processed meat probably increases your risk of bowel cancer.

Regular consumption of red meat can raise levels of a cardiovascular disease causing the =chemical organic compound – known as TMAO (trimethylamine N-oxide) – is produced in the gut during digestion. more than 10 times, suggests the study. It’s high levels have been associated with increasing the risk of strokes, heart attacks and premature death.

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Alcohol Consumption

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Alcohol is a poison that is detrimental to one’s health and all persons who take bad drugs and alcohol suffer undeniably irreversible brain damage, death of brain cells, become more and more mentally retarded .
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Poison is a good choice of words, particularly when the substance is in the hands of young people who often think themselves immune from the dangers around them Drinking even one alcoholic beverage while soaking in the sun can increases skin cancer risk by 20 percent while drinking more than four glasses increases this risk by 55 percent, a new study finds . It’s estimated that roughly 13% of those watching the watching Super Bowl will consume alcoholic beverages. Too many deaths are also linked to energy drinks being mixed with alcohol. This is a dangerous combination . And it’s just a matter of time before new regulations start to surface here too. Unfortunately, the vast majority of people impaired by these products are young, often those not yet of legal drinking age. They mix it with juices and stimulant drinks that enhance the poisonous effects. According to the American Cancer Society, cancers linked to alcohol use include mouth, throat, voice box, esophagus, liver, colon and rectum, breasts, and even pancreatic cancer. For each of these cancers, the risk increases with the amount of alcohol consumed.
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Heavy drinking can cause cancer, heart disease, stroke, liver failure and other diseases, and drinkers are more likely to die in acccidents or to be murdered. And people who drink and smoke together raise their serious health disease risk even more.
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Alcohol is still an ‘important cause’ of premature death . Overall, most deaths were due to liver disease (63 per cent) and neuropsychiatric disorders (32 per cent). Excessive alcohol use can cause or exacerbate disorders such as alcohol dependence syndrome, depression, anxiety and psychotic episodes. In Canada, the U.S., Argentina and Costa Rica, Cuba, the highest mortality rates were seen among those aged 50 to 69 http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/the-problem-of-doing-your-own-thing/
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Even light and moderate drinking – up to one drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men – could increase the risk of cancer, say researchers.

For women, the researchers observed, the risk of alcohol-related cancers – mainly breast cancer – increased even after one alcoholic drink a day One alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer,

All people with a family history of cancer should also consider reducing their intake to below recommended limits or even abstaining altogether, “given the now well-established link between moderate drinking and alcohol-related cancers.”

The risks

  • Alcohol is linked to an increased risk of mouth, throat, gullet, bowel, liver and breast cancer
  • Smoking and drinking together further increases cancer risk
  • All types of alcohol increase cancer risk
  • The more you drink, the higher the risk
  • Cutting down on alcohol can reduce cancer risk

One in two people who smoke will die of a smoking related illness…
http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/causes-of-cancer/alcohol-and-cancer/alcohol-facts-and-evidence#alcohol_facts9

People can spend 20 years drinking alcohol and not feel any of the effects this is doing to them. Eventually you reap what you sowed and the damage shows up.

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Pancreatitis – Alcohol is the second highest cause of pancreatitis. This is an inflammation of your pancreas, an organ that makes enzymes for digestion, and causes pain just below your ribs. If you’ve overdone it you may feel this pain for a few days. In some cases it can become severe and persistent. This is called acute pancreatitis and can be life threatening.

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Liver disease is the term used to describe damage to the liver and there are two types. Acute is when liver problems develop over a few months and chronic is damage over a number of years.

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Scientists are not sure exactly why drinking too much alcohol can damage your liver but the reasons include:

  1. Oxidative stress. When our liver tries to break down alcohol, the resulting chemical reaction can damage its cells. This damage can lead to inflammation and scarring as the liver tries to repair itself.
  2. Toxins in gut bacteria. Alcohol can damage our intestine which lets toxins from our gut bacteria get into the liver. These toxins can also lead to inflammation and scarring.

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Early symptoms of liver disease can include:

  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • abdominal pains

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And liver damage symptoms can include bleeding in the gut

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Diabetes – People who drink beer, alcohol are often overweight – and as a result, can go on to develop diabetes

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A sobering new study finds that alcohol consumption in American states rises as the population’s politics becomes more liberal.The study shows a direct correlation between political beliefs and the demand for alcohol. The study compares sales of alcoholic beverages against the political leanings of a state’s members of Congress, as ranked by liberal organizations Americans for Democratic Action (ADA) and the AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (COPE).The research reveals that states with more liberal representatives like Nevada tend to consume up to three times more alcohol per head than more politically conservative states like Arkansas and Utah
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Vodka to blame for early deaths of Russian men: study “Vodka (or other strong alcoholic drink) is a major cause of death in Russia, Russian men have one of the lowest life expectancies in the world — 64 compared to 76 for U.S. men. “

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1 Peter 5 :8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. 11 To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. http://kambulow.blogspot.ca/2013/06/the-possession.html
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Most headlines about moderate alcohol consumption are still misleading ones —such as a drink or two a day is good for your heart, your soul, and may even extend your lifespan! But a new study finds that regularly consuming even moderate amounts of alcohol can cause a decrease in brain plasticity, or the brain’s ability to generate new cells. It rather kills even existing brain cells..
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Once the alcohol is absorbed into the tissue, it affects your mind and body. Blood alcohol concentration can rise up to 20 minutes after having a drink. After alcohol is absorbed it leaves the body in three ways: the kidneys, lungs, and liver. Alcohol is not a stimulant, it is actually a sedative-depressant of the central nervous-system, it is capable of rupturing blood capillaries and veins, it does not warm you up; in fact it makes you colder by increasing perspiration and causing body heat loss, it damages the branched end of nerve cells that bring messages into the cell, causing disruptions to brain function. It depletes the body of many essential nutrients such as all the B vitamins, especially B1, B2, B3,B6, B12, folic acid, vitamins C and K, zinc, magnesium and potassium. It can hamper the liver’s ability to process fat. It can lead to liver toxicity and disease. The high sugar content of alcoholic drinks can lead to hypoglycemia and predispose to diabetes. Drinking alcohol regularly can lead to its dependence. Drinking alcohol damages the liver, kidneys, and lungs
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Alcohol consumption has previously been linked to a reduced bone mineral density (BMD), or osteoporosis, and increases the risk of fractures especially since bone fractures can be the result of falls, and one in three adults over 65 will experience a fall each year, this is a serious issue. And too much booze can cause people to age prematurely. It impairs your driving now too no matter how old you are. Some of the wider known effects of alcohol include diminished performance, mental impairment, possible addiction, diabetes and liver disease. Now there a very few people, though, who can have one small drink too.. Yes too many have ended up dying from alcohol abuse, and as well there are those whose alcoholism led them to stop taking care of themselves. Alcoholism certainly can increase the risk of many different diseases occurring, especially as an individual grows older, and most of the negative effects are irreversible as well.
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“As alcohol is a by-product of yeast digestion, it can have an irritating effect on the lining of the stomach and gradually weaken the kidneys and liver, leading to serious health problems and can prove fatal in extreme cases. When the stomach is weakened it becomes less efficient at digesting food, which inevitably interferes with a healthy metabolism and positive weight loss. Also, after alcohol is consumed it is then the first energy supply to be used up by your body when combined with carbohydrates, proteins and fats, which postpone the fat-burning process. As a result this can lead to greater fat storage, meaning that whenever you drink you will not be burning away your fat stores in the near future. Another shocking fact is that alcohol supplies almost twice as many calories as proteins and carbohydrates, seven calories per gram! And as all of these extra calories you are getting from alcohol contain zero nutrients, they accelerate fat storage while also having a negative effect on a healthy metabolism.”
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Now every drop of alcohol you drink, every bad drug you take, kills your brain cell, and you become more and more brain dead.. retarded and Recent medical studies also do indicate that young Men who take marijuana, drugs are also twice as likely to get testicular cancer next before the age of 35 even
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Statistics which show an increase of in the number of people binge drinking, getting drunk and that the statistics also show that we still have a long way to deal with this major problem. 81% of people who choose to drink are still exceeding the recommended daily limits. The cost of alcohol misuse to our society is very real. In just over 10 years, there has been a startling 86% increase in the numbers of people dying due to alcohol related harm. The harsh reality is that although alcohol misuse is known to be damaging and harmful to health and well-being, many people still drink to excess. This must change,
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If you drink 2 martinis at lunch time or supper time for a start you are definitely an alcoholic. Now besides the negative effect of alcohol in the private sector they do not booze it up as much as our civil and public servants, politicians have and do for sure. Politicians, civil and there Public servants Pigging out, living high on the hog, or getting drunk, and patronistic hiring practices, are clearly an unacceptable abuse.
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“One of the risks to seniors of drinking alcohol is that as human bodies age, they lose muscle mass and their body functions slow down, meaning it takes less alcohol for them to become more intoxicated or suffer other ill effects, such as bone loss or cerebral atrophy. Another problem that alcohol often interacts negatively with medication, which older people too often are be taking a significant amount of, depending on their health.” Alcohol may seriously increase your risk of health problems and even seriously now damage your heart. Although some would say it may offer some very marginal health benefits, for your heart. Are you willing to take the risks of bad health associated with the consumption of alcohol still then?
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Canadian politicians and cops do like to booze.. 70 percent of Canadians drink alcohol, 15 percent Canadians are alcoholic, binge drinkers so of course alcohol is associated now with politics, Christian politicians as well. Alcohol is more dangerous than illegal drugs like heroin and crack cocaine, according to a new study. Heroin, crack cocaine and methamphetamine, or crystal meth, were the most lethal to individuals. When considering their wider social effects, alcohol, heroin and crack cocaine were the deadliest. But overall, alcohol outranked all other substances, followed by heroin and crack cocaine. Experts said alcohol scored so high because it is so widely used and has devastating consequences not only for drinkers but for those around them. When drunk in excess, alcohol damages nearly all organ systems. It is also connected to higher death rates and is involved in a greater percentage of crime than most other drugs, including heroin. All governments should consider more education programs and raising the price of alcohol so it isn’t as widely available.
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“What governments decide is illegal is not always based on science,” for monetary considerations about revenue and taxation, like those garnered from the alcohol and tobacco industries, may influence decisions about which substances to regulate or outlaw. “Drugs that are legal cause at least as much damage, if not more, than drugs that are illicit,”
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IN ONE YEAR 60% of fatally injured drivers in Canada had a positive reading for blood alcohol and 160,000 people were convicted of impaired driving . IMPAIRED DRIVING CONVICTIONS ARE MAINLY ENFORCED 2 MONTHS OF THE YEAR FIRSTLY, AND ARE NOT DONE THE WHOLE YEAR. generally alcohol-related driving offences account for approximately 25% of all Criminal Code prosecutions. ” If you drink and drive, it’s everybody’s business” still. In an average year in Canada, impaired driving killed 1,212 persons, injured 71,532, and caused damage to 236,375 vehicles, translating into 1,010 fatal crashes, 48,890 injury-only crashes and 155,510 property-damage only (PDO) crashes, totaling an average of 205,410 crashes in all. In turn, on average, this cost Canadians between $1.90 billion (Real Dollar Estimate model) and $11.28 billion (Willingness to Pay model) dollars, depending on the costing model and assumptions used. To put this another way, that represents a cost of between about $59.00 and $341.00 per Canadian. EXCLUDING THE EXTRA COSTS FOR INSURANCE NOW TOO..
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Undeniably every drop of alcohol you drink, every bad drug you take, kills your brain cell, and you become more and more brain dead.. retarded and Recent medical studies also do indicate that young Men who take marijuana, drugs are also twice as likely to get testicular cancer next before the age of 35 even
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Ever notice that if you watch the movies or the TV they give you a really lying, distorted image of alcohol drinkers where they are all smiling, happy faces too.. unlike the real taverns, bar scenes ehh.. where people cause trouble, are depressed, etc.,, Drinking alcohol cause permanent brain damage, it also causes a significant deterioration of one’s mental capabilities, deterioration of one’s inter personal relationship skills, it also causes more car accidents than speeding or not having adequate winter tires, it also reduces significantly one’s work productivity as well undeniably too. It has ruined many families as well. There are about 5,000 alcohol-related crashes in B.C., Canada every year, causing about 155 deaths and 3,000 injuries, according to the Insurance Corp. of B.C. – ICBC’s website.In BC alcohol revenues provide the government with $1 billion annually.
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Provincial Governments, cops too do not want to reduce gambling or alcohol consumption for it is a great money maker for them, and too many Canadian politicians and cops do like to booze.. But health and enforcement costs related to alcohol were $57 million higher than revenue generated by alcohol sales. Alcohol consumption has increased almost twice as much in British Columbia as it has in the rest of the country, according to a new study.
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Researchers at the University of Victoria Centre for Addictions Research say British Columbians’ alcohol consumption has risen 16 per cent since 1998. That’s almost twice the nine per cent increase seen in the rest of Canada. and if that is true now there should be twice as much arrests for drunk driving and twice as much prison incarceration for drunk driving too? is there or why not? Kind of foolish encouraging people to become alcoholics at taxpayers expense, for while a few corporations will get richer in the process.
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Also a review of B.C. accidents from 1999 to 2003 showed that nearly a third of such impaired drivers faced more drunk driving charges, even after they killed or maimed others in 84 per cent of the initial accidents.“Follow-up over a 4.5 year period indicated that 30.7 per cent of the injured impaired drivers were engaged in subsequent impaired driving, notwithstanding that they injured or killed someone in more than 84 per cent of initial crashes. These studies suggest that our emergency departments may have become safe havens for the worst drinking drivers, those drivers who are involved in fatal or personal injury crashes. They recover, get out of hospital, drive drunk again, and escape prosecution and conviction. It doesn’t take them long which is exactly why the conviction rate has to go up. There needs to be more intervention to get them off the roads,” Booze, gambling revenues now worth more than the oil- gas royalties to Alberta government all thanks to a past alcoholic premier there.
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PEOPLE WHO TAKE DRUGS, ALCOHOL TEND ALSO TO CHEAT, LIE, STEAL.INDULGE IN PORN, COMMIT ADULTERY.. AS THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A LITTLE BIT PREGNANT HERE TOO..
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About those self centered, clearly self oriented, selfish, immoral weasels who with the help of ostriches, snakes do try to falsely continue to justify their immoral acts of drunkenness.. even while they themselves escalated their hurts upon others and have also increased the taxpayers costs, I do not care to listen to their lies, false justifications distortions over the reality. The reality is that innocent people do suffer too often as a result of the alcoholic drunks and they the drunks wrongfully continue to bring a vast amount of pain, suffering to others. Drunk drivers hurt others.. There’s just no cure for drunks except Jesus. I bet he’s a repeat offender. There is no need to send it to court. Merely Ban the idiot from driving for the next 100 years and throw him in jail for five years. If proven to be impaired, the driver will be without insurance. they also will sue him to recover their losses, garnish his wages and put a lien on his house and anything else he owns. But he or she will continue likely to drink and drive. Alcoholism is not just too often a supposed sickness but it is violence, and murder..
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Now about the police rightfully going after drunks all year, not just mainly the car speeders.. Oh I forgot the police are too often drunks themselves, and drink and drive too.. Alcoholics do not need a reason or a season to get drunk, on the job or off the job, including many civil and public servants now too, for they do it all year. They also still need to be jailed, fired and not rather neglected.
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We already know that the first alcoholic drink too can be deadly to an alcoholic next.. And Regular alcohol or marijuana use takes a worse toll on the teenage brain than thought . It seems that 70 percent of the adults drink alcohol in Canada too but 100 percent of them claim to be non alcoholics? civil and public servants included, and where do all of the many drunk drivers, alcoholics come from now too?
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We need to also stop electing liars and alcoholics too.. be for certain there is no such thing as a little bit pregnant, and that there is a direct correlation between the people who are heavy alcohol users.. that they are the same persons who will also take bad drugs… and they will also be the same persons who also now do cheat , lie, steal, commit tax evasions.. as they have no solid morality. It seems we have too many cheats, thieves, liars, alcoholics, adulterers for cops and for politicians, civil and public servants still in Canada.. for basically there is no such thing as a little bit pregnant, it seems you are basically honest or merely another crook…
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A new study suggests Canadians are thirstier than ever as sales of wine, beer and spirits are on track to setting a record high. Increasing indulgence has been a trend all year long with Canadians spending close to half a billion dollars more on alcohol in the first nine months of 2012 than in 2011, and if this growth holds up through the holiday season, that would set the stage for record retail sales of more than $19 billion in 2012. Whether it is family get-togethers, holiday parties or just drinking to stay warm, liquor sales typically surge by over 40 per cent of the monthly average in December, the study suggests. By comparison, despite the hordes of people descending on malls to purchase gifts for their loved ones, the retail sector only rises by 15-20 per cent in December. Alcohol sales on pace to high record high: report Canada becoming a nation of alcoholics
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Drink Alcohol and Die or Kill is fast becoming Canada’s preoccupation, main goal, slogan.. The problem with the Police or Politicians consuming alcohol, is that alcohol not only makes you a mental retard cause it does now kills your brain cell, alcohol also kills your emotions of compassion, and reasoning ability now as well..Alcohol and alcoholics the unacceptable main cause of vehicular accidents, domestic violence, and so many other ills…It is not the rapists, drunk drivers that mostly fill the courts calendars, docks it is mostly the revenue generating traffic tickets.. if the government wants to get tough on crime, as it purports, it should go after the real criminals. Drunk, impaired drivers too. DRUNK DRIVING KILLS AT LEAST 5 TIMES MORE PERSONS OVER SPEEDING FIRSTLY .

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Now we know that more people have accident due to road rage, impaired driving, driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol over speeding too and we still do need to review how much time and resources do the police deal with that speeding and neglect the drunk drivers firstly? “An Australian study estimates that about half of all traffic accidents in Australia may be due to road rage and most of the others related to alcohol, impaired driving and yet the police falsely tend to pursue revenue generating speeding traffic tickets still and why? Road rage is a relatively serious act; it can be seen as a violation of human and property rights , an endangerment of other’s personal well being, security. Women tend to be a higher risk for drunk driving than men. Why you might ask? It is due to the fact that women tend to have more passengers in the car or are more likely to be distracted or have small children present. Men are more likely to be driving alone or less distracted by what is going on around them
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Canadians are spending hundreds of millions of dollars every year self-medicating their insomnia with alcohol, a study suggests alcohol has a very negative effect on your sleep. It deprives you of any of the deep stages of sleep“We were very surprised to see that so many people use alcohol as a way to promote sleep, particularly because it has more detrimental than beneficial effects on sleep,” Overall, eight per cent of the sample reported using alcohol as a sleep aid. Among people with insomnia, 28 per cent reported self-medicating with alcohol. “We know insomnia is a very prevalent problem, it has a very negative impact on people’s quality of SLEEP: it’s 10 times more costly not to treat insomnia because of its impact on absenteeism from work and reduced productivity than it is to treat it, why aren’t we treating it more often?” Part of the problem is that so few people seek help. Now some people take sleeping pills, that can also affect their brain cells negatively “but there are many more who self-medicate with over-the-counter products or, worse, with alcohol.” The money spent on the use of booze as a sleep aid far exceeds costs associated with visits to doctors and the use of prescription pills and over-the-counter products from antihistamines to herbal teas.
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Most headlines about moderate alcohol consumption are still misleading ones —such as a drink or two a day is good for your heart, your soul, and may even extend your lifespan! But a new study finds that regularly consuming even moderate amounts of alcohol can cause a decrease in brain plasticity, or the brain’s ability to generate new cells. It rather kills even existing brain cells..
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Once the alcohol is absorbed into the tissue, it affects your mind and body. Blood alcohol concentration can rise up to 20 minutes after having a drink. After alcohol is absorbed it leaves the body in three ways: the kidneys, lungs, and liver. Alcohol is not a stimulant, it is actually a sedative-depressant of the central nervous-system, it is capable of rupturing blood capillaries and veins, it does not warm you up; in fact it makes you colder by increasing perspiration and causing body heat loss, it damages the branched end of nerve cells that bring messages into the cell, causing disruptions to brain function. It depletes the body of many essential nutrients such as all the B vitamins, especially B1, B2, B3,B6, B12, folic acid, vitamins C and K, zinc, magnesium and potassium. It can hamper the liver’s ability to process fat. It can lead to liver toxicity and disease. The high sugar content of alcoholic drinks can lead to hypoglycemia and predispose to diabetes. Drinking alcohol regularly can lead to its dependence. Drinking alcohol damages the liver, kidneys, and lungs
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Alcohol consumption has previously been linked to a reduced bone mineral density (BMD), or osteoporosis, and increases the risk of fractures especially since bone fractures can be the result of falls, and one in three adults over 65 will experience a fall each year, this is a serious issue. And too much booze can cause people to age prematurely. It impairs your driving now too no matter how old you are. Some of the wider known effects of alcohol include diminished performance, mental impairment, possible addiction, diabetes and liver disease. Now there a very few people, though, who can have one small drink too.. Yes too many have ended up dying from alcohol abuse, and as well there are those whose alcoholism led them to stop taking care of themselves. Alcoholism certainly can increase the risk of many different diseases occurring, especially as an individual grows older, and most of the negative effects are irreversible as well.
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“As alcohol is a by-product of yeast digestion, it can have an irritating effect on the lining of the stomach and gradually weaken the kidneys and liver, leading to serious health problems and can prove fatal in extreme cases. When the stomach is weakened it becomes less efficient at digesting food, which inevitably interferes with a healthy metabolism and positive weight loss. Also, after alcohol is consumed it is then the first energy supply to be used up by your body when combined with carbohydrates, proteins and fats, which postpone the fat-burning process. As a result this can lead to greater fat storage, meaning that whenever you drink you will not be burning away your fat stores in the near future. Another shocking fact is that alcohol supplies almost twice as many calories as proteins and carbohydrates, seven calories per gram! And as all of these extra calories you are getting from alcohol contain zero nutrients, they accelerate fat storage while also having a negative effect on a healthy metabolism.”
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PEOPLE WHO TAKE DRUGS, ALCOHOL TEND ALSO TO CHEAT, LIE, STEAL.INDULGE IN PORN, COMMIT ADULTERY.. AS THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A LITTLE BIT PREGNANT HERE TOO..
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A new study suggests Canadians are thirstier than ever as sales of wine, beer and spirits are on track to setting a record high. Increasing indulgence has been a trend all year long with Canadians spending close to half a billion dollars more on alcohol in the first nine months of 2012 than in 2011, and if this growth holds up through the holiday season, that would set the stage for record retail sales of more than $19 billion in 2012. Whether it is family get-togethers, holiday parties or just drinking to stay warm, liquor sales typically surge by over 40 per cent of the monthly average in December, the study suggests. By comparison, despite the hordes of people descending on malls to purchase gifts for their loved ones, the retail sector only rises by 15-20 per cent in December. Alcohol sales on pace to high record high: report Canada becoming a nation of alcoholics
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Speeding does not cause most of the car accidents but impaired driving does and yet the pervrse more often than not cops like to get mostly still the revenue generating speeding tickets.
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There are two kinds of ‘wine’ in the Bible, Fermented and unfermented.” You do not have to worry about getting drunk, being an alcoholic next to have heart health benefits..
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Even moderate alcohol drinking raises cancer death risk: study Alcohol is more dangerous than illegal drugs like heroin and crack cocaine, according to a new study. Heroin, crack cocaine and methamphetamine, or crystal meth, were the most lethal to individuals. When considering their wider social effects, alcohol, heroin and crack cocaine were the deadliest. But overall, alcohol outranked all other substances, followed by heroin and crack cocaine. Experts said alcohol scored so high because it is so widely used and has devastating consequences not only for drinkers but for those around them. When drunk in excess, alcohol damages nearly all organ systems. It is also connected to higher death rates and is involved in a greater percentage of crime than most other drugs, including heroin. Alcohol, drugs common in fatal crashes: study- More than half of US drivers killed in car accidents had alcohol or drugs in their system at the time of the crash, according to a study.
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And alcohol is a “major” contributor to cancer deaths in the United States, even when consumed in small amounts. ‘The risk of developing breast cancer from drinking even small amounts of alcohol is being ignored by women with thousands now needlessly dying every year. Less than two drinks a day can increase the risk of developing cancer, doctors have warned, after finding that even moderate consumption was linked to almost a third of alcohol-related cancers.
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The majority of deaths due to alcohol consumption seemed to occur among people who consumed more than three alcoholic drinks a day, but those who consumed 1.5 beverages daily may account for up to a third of those deaths, the researchers found
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Leaders who boast now of their consuming alcoholic beverages are encouraging others to next become alcoholics, the teenagers too… what a bad example of their leadership skills too.
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More than 200 different conditions are linked to alcohol consumption. “These include not only well-known outcomes of drinking such as liver cirrhosis or traffic accidents, but also several types of cancer, such as female breast cancer,”
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Most Evangelical Christians believe real Christians do not drink Alcohol..In reality some professing Christians, Christian leaders still do FALSELY drink alcohol.
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16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. 18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. 19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another. (Gal. 5:19-26).
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9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. . (1 Cor. 6:9-10, )
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Inhibitions are the first to be suppressed when alcohol is consumed, which results in talking more, becoming disorderly and acting unwisely. Time is the only way to rid the body of alcohol after it has been consumed—approximately one hour per ounce of alcohol.
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As little as one or two drinks can adversely affect a driver’s judgment and reaction time.
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Drunkenness (and/or alcoholism) is a very serious problem in our society. The statistics associated with drinking alcohol are both alarming and disturbing, especially from a Christian point of view:
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It is apparent that a wide variety of temporal problems stem from drinking alcohol, as just shown. The above cited dangers and sufferings for the drunk, however, are inconsequential and almost not even worth mentioning compared to the greatest danger in the entire universe—that of being thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, which is forever.
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Furthermore, there is no such thing as a Christian alcoholic since drunkards will not inherit the kingdom of God.
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Jesus similarly taught about drunkenness:
But suppose the servant says to himself, “My master is taking a long time in coming,” and he then begins to beat the menservants and maidservants and to eat and drink and get drunk. The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the unbelievers (Luke 12:45, 46).
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The physical dangers of alcohol consumption include:
● Liver damage especially, but also brain, heart, bone marrow and gastrointestinal tract. Such can lead to cancer, high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, cirrhosis, nerve problems, etc. When the liver is affected nutrition is also adversely impacted which will hurt the entire body.
● Becoming overweight. One glass of wine daily can add 10 pounds a year to your weight.;
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Four More Facts About Drunkenness
(1) It leads to debauchery:
Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit (Eph. 5:18).
(2) It brings woe, sorrow, strife, complaints, needless bruises and bloodshot eyes:
Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes? Those who linger over wine, who go to sample bowls of mixed wine. Do not gaze at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly! In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper. Your eyes will see strange sights and your mind imagine confusing things. You will be like one sleeping on the high seas, lying on top of the rigging. “They hit me,” you will say, “but I’m not hurt! They beat me, but I don’t feel it! When will I wake up so I can find another drink?” (Prov. 23:29-35)
(3) It reveals those who do get drunk as unwise:
Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise (Prov. 20:1).
(4) It disqualifies a person from spiritual leadership:

(1 Tim 3:1 KJV) This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; 3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; 4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; 5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

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1 Tim 3:2 Now a bishop (superintendent, overseer) must give no grounds for accusation {but} must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, circumspect {and} temperate {and} self-controlled ( Sober) ; [he must be] sensible {and} well behaved {and} dignified and lead an orderly (disciplined) life; [he must be] hospitable [showing love for and being a friend to the believers, especially strangers or foreigners, and be] a capable {and} qualified teacher,

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Since an overseer is entrusted with God’s work, he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain (Titus 1:7).
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Woe to those who rise early in the morning to run after their drinks, who stay up late at night till they are inflamed with wine. They have harps and lyres at their banquets, tambourines and flutes and wine, but they have no regard for the deeds of the LORD, no respect for the work of his hands (Isa. 5:11,12).
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Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature (Rom. 13:13,14).
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It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother to fall (Rom. 14:21).
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(1 Cor 11:28 KJV) But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. 29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. 30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. 31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

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(Prov 3:33 KJV) The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.

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Jesus himself had said that professing to be a Christian is not enough,

Matt 3:8 Bring forth fruit that is consistent with repentance [let your lives prove your change of heart];

Gal 5:23 Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law

Matt 7:16 You will fully recognize them by their fruits. Do people pick grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?17 Even so, every healthy (sound) tree bears good fruit [worthy of admiration], but the sickly (decaying, worthless) tree bears bad (worthless) fruit. 18 A good (healthy) tree cannot bear bad (worthless) fruit, nor can a bad (diseased) tree bear excellent fruit [worthy of admiration]. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire. 20 Therefore, you will fully know them by their fruits.

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Matthew 18:3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
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Mark 10:15 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.
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Hebrews 3:11 So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest
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1 Corinthians 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor… idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
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Taking a Nazarite vow makes one a true Nazarite. A Nazarite should also abstain from strong drink (wine containing alcohol). It is possible for Jesus to have been a Nazarite, due to the fact that he did abstain from drinking strong drink (wine containing alcohol). , which he would have to do in order to keep an Nazarite vow and he also would be not to put a razor to his head. Do Jesus would have long hair. then Elizabeth, John the Baptist’s mother was cautioned by an angel, as was Samson’s mother told to abstain from certain dietary no-no’s namely strong fermented grape juice and unclean meats. During the Jewish wedding, He Jesus had turned water into wine (pure grape juice-without fermentation). Yes we can be assured the Jesus still never ever consumed any alcohol even if Jesus did make the best wine in those days but it was a pure fresh grape juice , non alcoholic, it was unfermented,.

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1 Corinthians 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

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Ephesians 5: And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

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.. the latest studies show you can get almost all the same benefits from grape juice. The reason Purple grape juice contains the same powerful disease fighting antioxidants, called flavonoids, that are believed to give wine many of its heart friendly benefits. .. but watch the sugar content or your juice supplier or you might get diabetes.. It seems that Jesus and the Apostles knew the benefits of grape juice, when they drank new wine, the unfermented wine..
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“Do not drink wine nor strong drink, …when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations: And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean;” (Leviticus 10:9,10)(Isa 28:1 KJV) Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat valleys of them that are overcome with wine! (Eph 5:18 KJV) And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
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(Gal 5:19 KJV) Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
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(Col 3:5 KJV) Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: 6 For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
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Sugary soft drinks increase pancreas cancer risk

“We know that sugar-sweetened beverages are cause-and-effect for obesity and diabetes,” “We just have to stop drinking sugary beverages,” Those beverages include soda pop, energy and sports drinks as well as fruit beverages, sweetened iced teas and homemade sugary drinks like frescas. “It’s liquid candy,” “Canadians are often unaware of how much sugar they’re consuming in beverage form. And the more you drink, the higher your risk is of these adverse health effects,” Sugary drinks are the main source of added sugars in the Canadian diet, said Lesley James, a health policy analyst at the Heart and Stroke Foundation. “There’s no intrinsic health value to it. There’s plenty of replacements. This is an easy problem to fix. “There’s no intrinsic health value to it. There’s plenty of replacements. This is an easy problem to fix. .Now a new study, holds sugary drinks responsible for the death of 1,600 Canadians annually..

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A study found that diabetes induced by excessive consumption of sugary beverages was responsible for more than 70 per cent of those deaths, with cardiovascular disease and cancer trailing behind at 25 per cent and four per cent respectively.

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Drinking two or more soft drinks per week nearly doubles a person’s risk of developing pancreatic cancer, says a new study released Monday that followed over 60,000 people for a period of 14 years.  http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20100208/softdrink_pancreatic_100208/20100208/?hub=TorontoNewHome
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Researchers examined the risks associated with those who drink sugar-sweetened carbonated drinks, versus those who don’t consume these beverages.

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly forms of cancer, and only 5 per cent of people who are diagnosed are known to survive five years later, according to the American Cancer Society. About 3,900 Canadians were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year. Globally, that number is about 230,000.

“The high levels of sugar in soft drinks may be increasing the level of insulin in the body, which we think contributes to pancreatic cancer cell growth,” lead researcher Mark Pereira of the University of Minnesota said in a statement. Insulin helps the body metabolize sugar, and is produced in the pancreas.

Pereira and his colleagues followed 60,524 men and women in Singapore for 14 years. Over that period, researchers found:

  • 140 of the volunteers developed pancreatic cancer.
  • An 87 per cent higher risk of developing cancer for those who drank two or more soft drinks per week.
  • No link found between drinking fruit juice and developing pancreatic cancer.

Pereira says the findings would apply to western countries as well.

“Singapore is a wealthy country with excellent healthcare. Favourite pastimes are eating and shopping, so the findings should apply to other western countries,” he said.

He points out that while sugar may be to blame, those who drink sugar-sweetened soda often have other poor health habits.

Jennifer Sygo, a nutritionist with the Cleveland Clinic, says there isn’t the same level of research available for sugar as there is for salt. But she points out guidelines by the American Heart Association, which recommends:

  • Women should not consume more than 25 grams of added sugar a day (6.5 teaspoons);
  • Men should not consume more than 38 grams of added sugar a day (9.5 teaspoons).

Just by cutting sugar intake by half, or even one-third, it would make a big difference. For those who just need their sugar fix, many  recommend  a cup of juice a day, then water or a Perrier if you need some carbonation.

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Occasional sweets are OK. But it’s foods like fruits, vegetables, cereals, breads, rice, and other grains that give your body the vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other nutrients that it needs. It doesn’t matter what disease we are talking about, whether we are talking about a common cold or about cardiovascular disease, or cancer or osteoporosis, the root is always going to be at the cellular and molecular level, and more often than not insulin is going to have its hand in it, if not totally controlling it. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0846/is_8_22/ai_98594272/

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The health dangers which ingesting sugar on an habitual basis creates are certain. Simple sugars have been observed to aggravate asthma, move mood swings, provoke personality changes, muster mental illness, nourish nervous disorders, deliver diabetes, hurry heart disease, grow gallstones, hasten hypertension, and add arthritis.

The list of health problems associated with sugar is quite lengthy and growing by the year. Some generalities include the following:

  • depression
  • mood swings
  • irritability
  • hyperactivity
  • anxiety
  • panic attacks
  • mineral deficiencies
  • adrenal gland depletion
  • hypoglycemia
  • candida overgrowth
  • increased cholesterol levels
  • chronic fatigue

Then we get into the more serious diseases and disorders, as cancers, diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Sugar, even in small amounts, suppresses the immune system making it easier to succumb to the various ailments. It should be noted though that there is a very significant difference between white refined sugar and naturally occurring complex sugars found in whole foods.

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Here again is a list of ways sugar can affect your health:

  • Sugar can suppress the immune system.
  • Sugar can upset the body’s mineral balance.
  • Sugar can contribute to hyperactivity, anxiety, depression, concentration difficulties, and crankiness in children.
  • Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.
  • Sugar can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children.
  • Sugar can reduce helpful high density cholesterol (HDLs).
  • Sugar can promote an elevation of harmful cholesterol (LDLs).
  • Sugar can cause hypoglycemia.
  • Sugar contributes to a weakened defense against bacterial infection.
  • Sugar can cause kidney damage.
  • Sugar can increase the risk of coronary heart disease.
  • Sugar may lead to chromium deficiency.
  • Sugar can cause copper deficiency.
  • Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.
  • Sugar can increase fasting levels of blood glucose.
  • Sugar can promote tooth decay.
  • Sugar can produce an acidic stomach.
  • Sugar can raise adrenaline levels in children.
  • Sugar can lead to periodontal disease.
  • Sugar can speed the aging process, causing wrinkles and grey hair.
  • Sugar can increase total cholesterol.
  • Sugar can contribute to weight gain and obesity.
  • High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
  • Sugar can contribute to diabetes.
  • Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.
  • Sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.
  • Sugar leads to decreased glucose tolerance.
  • Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease.
  • Sugar can increase systolic blood pressure.
  • Sugar causes food allergies.
  • Sugar can cause free radical formation in the bloodstream.
  • Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy.
  • Sugar can contribute to eczema in children.
  • Sugar can overstress the pancreas, causing damage.
  • Sugar can cause atherosclerosis.
  • Sugar can compromise the lining of the capillaries.
  • Sugar can cause liver cells to divide, increasing the size of the liver.
  • Sugar can increase the amount of fat in the liver.
  • Sugar can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney.
  • Sugar can cause depression.
  • Sugar can increase the body’s fluid retention.
  • Sugar can cause hormonal imbalance.
  • Sugar can cause hypertension.
  • Sugar can cause headaches, including migraines.
  • Sugar can cause an increase in delta, alpha and theta brain waves, which can alter the mind’s ability to think clearly.
  • Sugar can increase blood platelet adhesiveness which increases risk of blood clots and strokes.
  • Sugar can increase insulin responses in those consuming high-sugar diets compared to low sugar diets.
  • Sugar increases bacterial fermentation in the colon.

Source: www.nancyappleton.com

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To be sure, sugar is needed by the body for energy. However, far too many people are getting too much of a good thing – way too much.

Excessive sugar consumption is the major cause of an imbalance of all minerals especially:

  • calcium
  • magnesium
  • manganese
  • chromium
  • zinc
  • copper
  • cobalt (necessary for vitamin B12)
  • chromium (together with insulin, stimulates cells to absorb and metabolize sugar)

This imbalance leads to degenerative diseases including heart disease, osteoporosis, some anemias, and diabetes Studies have shown that individuals who continued on a high fiber diet for several months showed increased normalization of blood sugar levels. High fiber diets also lessen the sugar in the urine, and lowers fasting blood sugar levels and medication requirements.

Diets which include 20-35 grams of fiber per day is the ideal amount. Good sources of fiber are the following:

  • dry or cooked oat bran
  • cooked oatmeal
  • black-eyed peas
  • kidney or pinto beans
  • split peas
  • butter beans
  • lentils
  • fresh peas
  • baked potatoes with skins
  • brussels sprouts
  • corn
  • zucchini
  • prunes
  • apricots
  • broccoli

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Just when we got the hang of baking with applesauce instead of oil and forgoing Chips Ahoy for SnackWell’s, the diet gurus throw us another curveball: Forget counting fat grams, they say. The real villain is sugar!

According to a slew of recent diet books, it’s sugar, not fat, that causes chronic overeating and adds extra pounds that wont budge. Their solution: Slash sugar from the diet completely.

Give wonderful, delicious sugar the boot (gulp) forever? We couldn’t bear it. So we asked leading nutrition experts to give it to us straight, Before you consider dumping your Twizzlers or denying yourself dessert, find out what the experts say about the truth–and the hype–when it comes to the sweet stuff.

Sugar Myth #1: You should eliminate all sugar from your diet.

First, a quick and painless science lesson: Sugars, aka carbohydrates, are made of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Individually, these strings of molecules are called monosaccharides, which include sugars such as fructose (found in fruit). Link two sets of molecules together and you have disaccharides, such as sucrose (table sugar) and lactose (the sugar found in milk). Combine a whole bunch of units, producing an even more complex molecule, and you’ve got starches and fiber.

And no matter what form you eat–from Gummi Bears to Wheaties–carbs contain 4 calories per gram, break down to simple sugars during digestion (except for fiber, which is indigestible) and are either used for immediate energy or stored for later. In other words, you need sugars in your diet to keep your body running. Most should come in the form of nutrient-rich starches like whole grains and cereals. You should also eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and lowfat dairy products–which contain sugars, but also valuable vitamins, minerals and disease-fighting chemicals.

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