Stop drinking "ALCOHOL"

Okay . . . so I know this is a difficult topic for many of us . . .

But PEOPLE . . . unfortunately . . . Alcohol and its "ethanol" is the root cause to MANY of our health problems.

You see . . . "Ethanol" is the only type of "alcohol" that is safe to drink . . . and is found in "ALL" the alcoholic beverages we consume.

So what exactly does this "ethanol" do to the body???

Well . . . "ethanol" from the alcohol we drink . . . destroys enzymes that are needed in the body for cell energy.

Ever feel tired or sleepy when you have that favorite drink???

Well . . . that's the "ethanol"

Now . . . when this occurs . . . it causes the release of "free radicals" that can damage our DNA.

"Ethanol" also stops the absorption of "iron", which is the most important oxygen support in our blood. And with this . . . it creates "low" oxygen levels which create disease and obesity.

The National Cancer Institute at the National Institute of Health states . . . "alcohol" (ethanol) increases the risk of cancer.

Why you ask . . . how does this happen from our favorite drinks???

Well . . . when the metabolizing process (breaking down) occurs in the body after we've had an alcoholic beverage . . . this ethanol breaks down into a toxic chemical called "acetaldehyde" and is a known CARINOGEN to humans.

Now this "acetaldehyde" can damage both DNA and proteins in the body. Which generates reactive oxygen species and can also damage LIPIDS (fat) through a process called oxidation.

Which in turn . . . impairs the body's ability to break down and absorb vitamins like A, B complex, C, D, E and carotenoids.

Okay . . . so let's better understand . . .

After we consume that alcoholic drink . . . it is absorbed from the small intestine into the veins carrying blood back to the stomach and bowel.

At this time . . . the "ethanol, is dispersed to the brain. Now . . . once the stomach and bowel finish absorbing the alcohol, it's carried to the liver.

Although most of the "ethanol" is metabolized by the liver, the small amount that reaches the brain is what gives us the effect of feeling "drunk".

And this process in the brain, which is called oxidative metabolism . . . can cause cell and tissue damage to brain function. This in turn . . . also damages the body's digestive enzymes from the pancreas, the cell lining in the stomach and intestines and disables the transport of many nutrient into the bloodstream.

So tomorrow we'll continue this important topic of "ALCOHOL and how to control our eating during the holidays"

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