Latest on safe Alcohol limit
Last week we looked at how alcohol has a sterilizing effect on your gut and what the implications are for brain health. This week we look at the new limits of alcohol being recommended around the world – which has many up in arms. So, I sourced one of the studies and the findings are very interesting indeed.. More below
Then from 19 February we will be introducing a monthly free webinar on the 3rd Sunday of every month on various health topics. I will do one at 10am Cape Town time and repeat again at 9pm Cape Town time – this is to accommodate people in the South China Seas/ Australia zone as well as Africa, Europe and the Americas
On 19 Feb at these times, I will be speaking on what “Adrenal Fatigue” is, what causes it and how to recover and avoid.
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And now to things a little closer to home…
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Latest on safe Alcohol limit
A document, commissioned by the health ministry of Canada, points out that any amount of alcoholic beverages ingested carries risks. Its authors recommend to the Government a new approach to encourage the population to drink less.
The sporadic beer to follow football on television or the digestive that puts an end to Sunday meals are not without risks. This is one of the main conclusions of the report presented by the
Canadian Center on Substance Consumption and Dependencies, a document prepared at the request of the Canadian Ministry of Health. “Science evolves and recommendations on alcohol consumption must change. Research tells us that there is no one type or amount of alcohol that is good for your health”, the document states.
The Canadian Center on Substance Dependencies and Consumption (CCSA) thus warns that the only way to not face alcohol-related health risks is zero consumption. The report made public places 1 or 2 per week as a slight risk, while the moderate and highest risk are established, respectively, at 3 to 6 per week and 7 drinks or more.
The CCSA defines as a standard drink a 341 milliliter beer, a 142 milliliter glass of wine or a 42 milliliter glass of liquor with 40% alcohol. The report especially highlights the risks related to
breast and colon cancer, as well as cardiovascular problems; it also mentions the number of deaths and injuries from accidents.
The Canadian Cancer Society, which applauds the report, has long called on the government to force cancer-producing companies to add such information to labels.
Alcohol may be more risky to the heart than previously thought…here is some actual detailed research if you need more info.
May 23, 2022
European Society of Cardiology
Levels of alcohol consumption currently considered safe by some countries are linked with development of heart failure.
Levels of alcohol consumption currently considered safe by some countries are linked with development of heart failure, according to research presented at Heart Failure 2022, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1
“This study adds to the body of evidence that a more cautious approach to alcohol consumption is needed,” said study author Dr. Bethany Wong of St. Vincent’s University Hospital,
Dublin, Ireland. “To minimise the risk of alcohol causing harm to the heart, if you don’t drink, don’t start. If you do drink, limit your weekly consumption to less than one bottle of wine or less than three-and-a-half 500 ml cans of 4.5% beer.”
In the pre-heart failure group, compared with no alcohol use, moderate or high intake was associated with a 4.5-fold increased risk of worsening heart health. The relationship was also observed when moderate and high levels were analysed separately. No protective associations were found for low alcohol intake. indicate that countries should
advocate lower limits of safe alcohol intake in pre-heart failure patients
So what to drink in this changing world
Virgin drinks can contain a plethora of weird and not so wonderful ingredients – from refined sugar, to artificial flavours, preservatives and colours, some of which could cause sinusitis , asthma, urticaria, skin rashes etc., and so rather make your own from scratch.
Mark and I loved Sangria in our previous life, and now make a nonalcoholic version that most people are convinced contains alcohol, tastes a whole lot better, does not cause a hangover and is easy to make. Here’s the recipe..
1 Litre grape juice
250ml Prune juice
Juice and zest of 1 lemon and 1 orange
1 tsp cinnamon,
a pinch or nutmeg
¼ – ½ tsp ground ginger or finely
grated fresh ginger
Combine and stir well and then add 1 Liter sparkling water and crushed ice and serve
OR in winter. Leave out the sparkling water and ice and heat and serve as Gluwein in Winter!
Cheers to natural health!
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