Why You Should Cut Down Your Alcohol Consumption

We all enjoy a drink now and then. But it is very important to make sure your drinking does not escalate. After all, it is very easy for one drink to become two or three. But don’t give into temptation and end up having five or six. If your drinking gets out of hand, you could be putting your health at serious risk. Not only that, but your social life and relationships could become strained and may even eventually break down. Here are five important reasons you should think about cutting down your intake of alcohol.

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Weight Loss

Being Sober can help you lose weight. It will also prevent you from putting any excess pounds on. Even if you don’t want to cut out alcohol completely, drinking less will help you control your weight. Simply team this up with following a healthy and nutritious diet, and you will start to see your waistline shrink in no time at all! Want to speed up the weight loss even more? Just get active and start to exercise!

Save Money

Drinking alcohol is a very expensive habit! If you regularly drink a lot, you will notice how it puts a strain on your bank balance. Even if you are staying at home to drink. When you cut down on your alcohol consumption, you should save the money you would have spent on beer or wine. At the end of the year, take a look to see how much money you now have saved. You’ll be surprised just how much you were spending on booze!

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No More Hangovers

After a night of drinking, it is very common to wake up with a hangover. Symptoms of a hangover include nausea, headaches, and tiredness. Not the best way to feel in the morning, especially if you have to go to work! By stopping drinking, you are eliminating your risk of waking up hungover. You’ll have much more energy each morning and will feel in a better mood.

Better Skin

Drinking a lot of alcohol can age our skin terribly. If you are a regular drinker, you may soon end up looking old beyond your years. As well as encouraging the development of sagginess and wrinkles, alcohol can increase your chances of getting acne. Even if your teenage years are very much in the past. As soon as you stop drinking, or even if you just cut down significantly, your skin will start to feel fantastic. You won’t have to buy all those so-called miracle moisturizers anymore!

Pregnancy

If you are female and fall pregnant, it is very important to stop drinking. Some studies say that a couple of units a week won’t harm the baby. However, it may be a good idea just to cut out alcohol for good. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. Not drinking will help your unborn baby develop and grow at a healthy rate.

Hopefully, these five reasons why you should cut down on alcohol will have given you food for thought. Quitting drinking will certainly benefit your health and bank balance in the long run!

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Signs That Say You Have An Addiction

No one likes to admit that they have an addiction, but acceptance is the first step on the road to recovery. Without acceptance, you can’t get better and get over your addiction. There may be people reading this that think they don’t have an addiction when they do. If you are one, there are some tell-tale signs that will make you more aware. Below are the signs that you need to look out for. If you relate to a handful of them, the chances are you are fighting an addiction.

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Reliance

The conventional sign that you are addicted to a substance or an action is reliance. Anyone that can’t function without something is addicted – it is as simple as that. Addiction doesn’t mean that you do something once or twice a week or in controlled stages because that doesn’t mean you are reliant. It means that you do it every day, and the action allows you to function. An alcoholic, for example, can’t function without alcohol.

Importance

How important is the action in your life? Forget about reliance for one minute as that is only one aspect of addiction. If you also can’t bear to live without a certain substance or action, you are also battling addiction. This train of thought means that you put too much emphasis on a particular thing, and that negatively affects your life. One sign that you are in trouble is when you get anxious when you envisage your life without it.

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Rehab Is A Viable Option

Sorry to say, but healthy people don’t go to rehab. Whether it is rehab for sex or rehab for substance abuse, the fact remains the same – you are an addict. It is important to note that you shouldn’t be ashamed by this fact because it is a necessary step in your recovery. Without it, you may not be able to get better. Some people work better alone whereas others work better in a group. If you are the latter, make sure you give the idea some thought. There are plenty of options from rehab for women to rehab for co-eds, so make sure you also pick the right center.

Does It Disrupt Your Life?

The bad thing about addiction is the negative impact that it has on your life. The reason an addiction has a stigma is because it isn’t healthy. As a result, they disrupt your life and make your life much harder to live. For example, your desire to do something consumes all of your time and your energy. Because of this, you can’t spare any time to do basic activities like go to work or socialize with other people. For those that can relate to this, you may want to seek help.

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You Can’t Stop

Addicts always have good intentions, yet those intentions are hard to follow through with due to their addiction. Most addicts will say they are going to do one thing, and then go and do the complete opposite. Are you the same

Don’t be embarrassed about your addiction. Own it and come out the other side healthier and happier.

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Changing the Way People View Healthcare

Mankind currently knows more about healthcare than they have known at any other in human history. This is thanks in part to technological advances that have allowed scientists to analyze the DNA in cells as well as other microscopic components that are the building blocks of life. Scientists are able to determine how the conditions that a fetus is exposed to can affect the diseases they will have as adults. Humanity has a greater understanding of the way the human body works and biology and biochemistry. All of these things have allowed people to adjust the nutrients and substances they ingest to improve their health and increase their longevity.

Unfortunately, simply knowing something to be true and using that information are two different things. Proof of this is seen when one considers the fact that the United States leads the world in research on health. The vast majority of technological and scientific advances in medicine are created in the United States. And still the United States is one of the least healthy countries on the planet. The United States consistently ranks high on obesity levels, chronic disease, and poor diet.

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This has led many people to question what went wrong. Why is there so much knowledge available and yet the effect that this knowledge is having on the general population is limited? The answer to this question is relatively complicated. To some degree it has to do with the way that physicians are rewarded for treating their patients. Physicians are rewarded for treating the symptoms that their patients have as opposed to actually curing their patients. As a result, the patients have come to expect treatment, and they have stopped looking for a cure. When patients go to the doctor, their focus is on having their symptoms placated. However, they are not concerned about learning the underlying causes of their symptoms. This paradigm cannot be allowed to continue. It is ineffective and is expensive for the medical community as a whole as well as to individuals.

Thankfully, more and more people are learning about steps that they can take on their own to address some of the root causes for the symptoms they face. One aspect of addressing the root causes of the symptoms the face include changing the foods they eat and introducing dietary supplements such as cetyl myristoleate in to their diet. As a result, more and more people are seeing long-term improvements in their health as opposed to just treating the surface symptoms.

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Coconut Oil and Turmeric for Treating Fungal Infection

Most people in rural areas run to quack doctor when something irritable grows in their skin like allergies, bumps cause by air and insects. When an itchy bump grow in my face I treat it with ointment for skin irritation rather than going to quack doctor like what my family has told me but the itchiness didn’t subsides so I have asked my mother to verify if the bump is a pimple since I can’t fully see it, she said it was indeed a pimple.

A few days passed nothing has changed the bump is still quite itchy so I scratched it without hesitation until it grows bigger, so I immediately search online for alternative medicine aside from using coconut oil and creams. Through searching online I have found out the benefits of oil and turmeric. Coconut oil is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, and nourishes skin cells to inspire softness while turmeric kills bacteria on and beneath the skin’s surface without damaging healthy cells or drying the skin out. According too, to Taiwanese study, coconut oil was found to be the most effective carrier for the curcumin (turmeric) to enter the skin cells. Since I have only small amount of coconut oil I have asked my mother and sister when they went to town to buy me old coconut as well as turmeric in the market.

Coconut Oil and Turmeric

A coconut oil is made from cooking the coconut milk, I crushed and cut fresh turmeric and mixed it with the coconut oil and treat the itchy bump in my face but since I scratched it a lot, the bump isn’t a simple bump anymore, when I checked it in the mirror it looks like a fungal infection already. I treat with the mixture I have made and the itchiness subsides a bit and it is drying overtime but there is new tiny pimple blisters growing again and the affected area is becoming even larger once the bad skin is treated. Annoyed with the outcome and how my face looks like that I can’t even go to church without putting band aid in it.

One day, when it itches again I rub salicylic acid without hesitation. The burning feeling made me crazy that I didn’t stop until it hurts a lot without thinking I am treating my face, part of my skin that everyone can see. After treating it with salicylic acid I treat it with pure coconut oil after few days the skin dried out like how it looks like in a wound but a new itchy pimple grew beside it so I treat the new bump with salicylic acid again and it is gone but a new itchy bump grew at the other side and what I did this time is different method I treat it with a crushed garlic for a few hours.

Treating fungal infection is very irritating, sometimes I have wondered where did I got it from, I bath every day and clean our house regularly that my family is even annoyed with me for being clean and germs freak. So I guess I got this from interacting with our cats especially it is my nature to pick and bring home abandon kittens from the street, or buying used clothes from thrift shop because according to some health articles that I read online if your immune system is weak you can easily get it from animals or individuals who has it including their personal things.

Well, I have found out too that the coconut oil with turmeric is a good treatment for ant and insect bites after using it to treat my ant and mosquito bites.  Coconut oil and fresh turmeric when mixed together had a foul smell overtime so I wonder if dried turmeric is better than fresh ones.

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Importance of Vitamin E

The presence of Vitamin E in our body is important. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects body tissue from damage caused free radicals substance which can harm cells, tissues, and organs. The body also needs vitamin E to help keep the immune system strong against viruses and bacteria. They are believed to play a role in certain conditions related to aging.

My bottle of Vitamin E is almost empty so I immediately search among online portals so I could purchase new supplies but into my surprised I can’t find any and upon thorough searching I have found out that Vitamin E from Kirkland were pulled out in the market because they were not registered with the Food and Drug Regulatory Board. It is a downer, I have thought I can get it my supplement here, my last bottle was still the one I bought in Korea, there are other brand of Vitamin E but they were bit expensive as supplements for women, in my disappointment I spend time browsing musical accessories and instruments at Musicians friend store.

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