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Alcohol Abuse Cures

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Too much alcohol can cause severe vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Drinking in excess can increase the risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, chronic liver disease, some forms of cancers, neurological diseases, and many other disorders.

One more reason not to drink to excess: Alcohol can be very fattening. In fact, someone who has a drink or two daily can be consuming hundreds of extra calories. Here is the double whammy since alcohol slows down the metabolism, it makes it more difficult for the body to burn fat.

When consumed in large amounts, alcohol ravages the body with toxins that destroy vitamins and minerals necessary for good health.

Glutathione This combination of three amino acids glutamate, glycine and cysteine is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect the body fro poisons.

Thiamine Thiamine deficiency is very common among alcoholics because it can destroyed by alcohol. Vitamin B1 is available un supplements form and is found in ham, pork, sunflowers sees, peanuts, fortified cereals, green peas, artichoke, melon, and pompano fish.

Milk thistle One of the best oldest known herbal medicines, it has been used for over two hundred years to treat various disorders. One use of milk thistle that has emerged from research is it ability to stimulate the regeneration of tissue and function in the livers of alcohol abusers by stimulating cellular protein synthesis.

Turmeric This spice been revered in India for thousands of years, and researchers there have conducted most of the research into the healing chemical it contains: curcumin. One animal study showed that curcumin has a protective effect on liver tissue exposed to liver damaging alcohol.

Although the FDA generally regards the spice as safe, turmeric should be used in medicinal amounts only in consultation with a physician.

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