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Doctor insights on: Merlot Vs Red Wine

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Is red or white wine healthier?

Is red or white wine healthier?

Wine & health.: While some feel the resveritrol in red wine has the health benefits, others feel that the alcohol provides the benefits. Regardless, a bit of wine a few times per week can be healthful. To be technical about it, choose red for the resveritrol. ...Read more

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Is there a reaction between plavix (clopidogrel) and green coffee bean extract?

Is there a reaction between plavix (clopidogrel) and green coffee bean extract?

Do not waste your $: Do not waste your time with "weight loss supplements". Green coffee beans are just the latest in a long line of overhyped fads. If you want to achieve weight loss, reduce your carbs to a bare minimum, drink only water, eat lots of low starch veggies and increase your activity levels. ...Read more

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Is tomato juice and beer mixed. A healthier beverage choice vs beer alone?

Is tomato juice and beer mixed. A healthier beverage choice vs beer alone?

Tomato Juice/health: Tomato juice is healthier than tomato juice mixed with beer. Beer has alcohol which can cause a loss of inhibitions and drunkeness or loss of control especially while driving. While tomato juice is given to help with a hangover from alcohol, it does not help when combined with alcohol. Also beer is not healthy because it has a lot more calories. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between red ginseng and korean red ginseng?

Is there a difference between red ginseng and korean red ginseng?

Korean red ginseng: Is sometimes simply called red ginseng. Korean ginseng is stronger than american ginseng. If it makes you hyper (its a tonic ) please switch to american. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the alcohol content of light beer compared to regular beer?

What is the alcohol content of light beer compared to regular beer?

It varies: This varies by brand but we can make some reasonable generalizations. Most regular beers are about 5% alcohol, and most "light beers" are closer to 4%. If you want to know for sure, you may have to look it up for a particular brand or call the company. So about 5 light beers = 4 regular beers. Clearly you can get drunk on both so be careful! More info available on the NIAAA website ...Read more

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What is the difference appearance wise between a port wine stain and a strawberry kiss/angel kiss birthmark?

What is the difference appearance wise between a port wine stain and a strawberry kiss/angel kiss birthmark?

Can Appear Similar: "Difference appearance wise...port wine stain (PWS) vs. strawberry kiss/angel kiss" is the question? These are malformations of the capillary blood vessels. Angel's Kiss is present at birth, typically involves face & head areas, most fade by 2 yrs old. PWS occurs anywhere & can occur with vascular anomalies of the brain, eyes, limbs. See your doctor to provide the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Is a glass of red wine a day beneficial for heart?

Is a glass of red wine a day beneficial for heart?

Wine.: Wine in amounts up to one glass daily, especially red wine, has been shown to have heart benefits. The resveritrol found in red wine is particularly beneficial. However, more than 2.5 glasses/day for a man or 1.5 glasses/day for a woman can lead to cirrhosis. So enjoy, but be careful. ...Read more

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Is gallo cafe zinfandel a good wine?

Check: Wine connoisseur magazines ; websites. This question really has ranged outside of medicine. ...Read more

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Is there any harm in drinking one glass of red wine and 2.5 mg of valium?

Is there any harm in drinking one glass of red wine and 2.5 mg of valium?

Valium: Pill Alcohol: You should consider one dose of valium equal to a full bottle of wine. Benzodiazepines are just a pill form of ehanol, the alcohol in wine. So, that is one large dose of alcohol in one day, don't you think? They should not be taken together. ...Read more

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What are the health differences between a regular beer and a wheat beer?

What are the health differences between a regular beer and a wheat beer?

Good Question: The downside of beer is generally related to alcohol, calories, or gluten sensitivity. Whether wheat beer or regular beer the downsides are likely the same depending on the differences in the above factors. In terms of positive effects of beer on health they too are related to alcohol and it is a food with calories and nutrients. Online review of beer's health benefits available? ...Read more

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What kinds of alcoholic drinks are safe for people with celiac disease? Potato vodka? Gin? Tequila? Wine? Rum? Rice wine?

Many options...: All the things you listed are viable options. Regular wines produced from grapes are allowed. I have seen gluten free beer, but i don't know how palatable it is. See this website for an extensive list.http://www.celiac.com/articles/222/1/gluten-free-alcoholic-beverages/page1.html. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of drinking red wine occasionally?

None: Alcohol is a poison and never did anybody any good, ever. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Hello,for daily drinking which one is good in moderation i.e 30 or 60 ml red wine,scotch or beer with food at night?

Hello,for daily drinking which one is good in moderation i.e 30 or 60 ml red wine,scotch or beer with food at night?

Drinks: For a few days or weeks restrict yourself to non-alcoholic beer. Tastes just as good as alcoholic beer. As you progress move slowly up the alcohol ladder. ...Read more

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Anniversary coming up,would like 2 drink 1 glass of wine but I'm on 150mgs wellbutrin (bupropion) SR daily&neurontin&trileptal.Would just 1 glass b 2 dangerous?

Anniversary coming up,would like 2 drink 1 glass of wine but I'm on 150mgs wellbutrin (bupropion) SR daily&neurontin&trileptal.Would just 1 glass b 2 dangerous?

Talk to your doctor : Combining your medication with alcohol can have an additive sedating effect. For instance, having one glass of wine may be the equivalent of having two or three. Please do not drink and drive. Talk to your doctor about their specific recommendations. I tend to advise my patients against the use of alcohol. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I s port wine stain genetic?

I s port wine stain genetic?

Mostly not: Most port wine stains are birth defects due to unique conditions of fetal development. A few uncommon ones do run in families. But most are isolated and cannot be passed on to the next generation. There is laser treatment which can attenuate them and sometimes practically eliminate them. ...Read more

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I bought pure green coffee beans today. Whats is the difference between this one and the green coffee bean extract ones?

I bought pure green coffee beans today. Whats is the difference between this one and the green coffee bean extract ones?

Diet Fads: This is an almost impossible question. We do not know all of the proprietary ingredients in the new fad diet using caffeine to tempt people to think they can lose weight. This fad diet is just like the many other frauds that plague us humans who struggle with excess weight. There is no supplement or diet pill that works to really bring about true and lasting weight loss. Please do not be fooled. ...Read more