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Physical Benefits Of Quitting Drinking
If a person quits drinking after several years of drinking and does not have cancer of the esophagus or stomach, what is the benefit related to cancer risk if the person is 40 years of age?
See below: You can reduce your risk of these cancers by: limiting alcohol, stop smoking, avoid high salt processed foods, avoid all processed lunch meats with "nitrites" on the label, eats lots of organic fruits and veggies, Limit meat fish or chicken to 2-3 times a week. Exercise and avoid obesity. Additional risk reduction by going mostly vegetarian or vegan. See checklists. Http://bit. Ly/1hKZ4wy ...Read more
I suffer from chronic Gerd. I've drank heavy in the past. I'm 40 and a recent scope showed no Barrett's, etc. If I quit drinking will there be a benefit in cancer risk reduction. If I had a drink a day for heart health benefit is that advise able?
Grapefruit Juice: Pure grapefruit juice is packed with vitamin a and vitamin c as well as a healthy amount of folates (folic acid). According to the U.S. National library of medicine, vitamin a has many health benefits, ranging from improved vision to the healthy development of soft tissue, skin and bones. ...Read more
Hydration/nutrition: This is nothing more than a chicken soup. We all know that this cures what ails us! I would not venture any special benefit other than a good way to get fluids, salt, water and nutrition into one self whether healthy or sick. If you like it, no reason not to enjoy. If don't like, go on strike! ...Read more
Depends on the herbs: People tend to drink dry herbs as herbal teas. There are hundreds of different herbs with a variety of medicinal properties; herbs contain vitamins, minerals ; phytonutrients and some are anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, immune enhancing, blood thinning, support detoxification or support specific organs like the liver, kidneys, skin, heart ; brain. The benefits depends on which herbs you use! ...Read more
Probably: So long as it's not cooked, the benefits should be similar. ...Read more
Better not.: In every study ever done of recovering alcoholics, contact with drinking buddies or going to drinking places carried the worst risk for relapse in drinking. The more your life changes, the better your chances to stay dry. ...Read more
Is there a recommended food or drink to reduce cigarette cravings when quitting? What else can I do to assure a successful attempt? Thanks
Go for it!: There are no studies about certain food or drinks. Successful treatment will be based on how addicted you are. For example if you need your first cigarette within 30 minutes of waking you may need a combination of nicotine replacement (patch, lozenge, or gum) and medication. Medication could be something like Chantix or bupropion. See your doc. ...Read more
I have been drinking heavily for about three years. I am worried I have damaged my health. I have decided to quit all together but am scared?
Get to a: Detox facility and let them manage your quitting, in case you have withdrawal. ...Read more
Weigh carefully: Moderate drinking (2 drinks or less/day for men, and 1 drink or less/day for women) may protect against coronary artery disease and heart attack. Also this could raise levels of hdl, the "good" cholesterol, and reduce the risk of blood clots forming in coronary arteries. These small amounts could also reduce risk of dementia. Heavy drinking (4+ drinks/day, etc) negates these possible benefits. ...Read more
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AA: Alcoholics Anonymous is a good resource for those who want to quit drinking: www. Aa.org. You can find meetings local to you. Otherwise, it is important to believe that you have the power to do healthy things for your life. One has to have the belief that you can make healthy decisions and stick with them. Good luck you you. ...Read more
Up to you: It's up to you of course -- but I hope you'll feel like getting into a recovery program to maintain your sobriety and find new ways of enjoying your life. Congratulations for deciding to quit drinking. For most people, this is a moment-by-moment decision -- and supports like aa help. ...Read more
One day at a time.: Please look up alcoholic anonymous on-line or in your yellow pages. Ask about locations and times of meetings. Go to 90 meetings in the next 90 meetings. Get a sponsor (even if only a temporary sponsor). Start working a 12 step program now. Acupuncture can be very helpful with cravings. An addiction medicine specialist is also a good move. Take care. ...Read more