May, 23

Doug, you’re just paranoid! My doctor said

that an article in his medical journal taught him and thousands of other doctors that drinking alcohol was fine! He showed me the article and there it was!

“More than a dozen prospective studies have demonstrated a consistent, strong, dose-response relation between increasing alcohol consumption and decreasing incidence of CHD. The data are similar in men and women in a number of different geographic and ethnic groups. Consumption of one or two drinks per day is associated with a reduction in risk of approximately 30% to 50%.”

So, Doug, my wife likes wine and I like beer, so based on the amount of alcohol the researchers said was OK to drink, I told my wife that she could reduce her risk of heart disease by drinking almost 2 gallons of wine each month while I could reduce my risk of heart disease drinking 10 cases of beer each month.

My assessment of the AHA’s approval of two drinks daily:

Wine, two 4oz glasses daily = 1.875 gallons/month
Beer, two 12oz daily= 10 cases of beer or .363 kegs of beer/month

I wholeheartedly disagree with the medical experts on this one. I don’t care what their researchers say, I refuse to believe that drinking 2,880 bottles of beer or 22.5 gallons of wine annually is safe for anyone to consume, and recommending such consumption is, I believe grossly irresponsible. I may be wrong, but I see alcohol lobbyists all over this research. The Phase One Diet disallows all alcohol-for a good reason. Many diseases are directly linked to alcohol consumption and whereas these same experts still don’t understand the link, I believe I do and its simple and logical; alcohol is a known poisonous carcinogen.

In 1989, The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) published this information.

Alcohol is the mycotoxin of the Saccharomyces yeast-brewer’s yeast. Other mycotoxins besides alcohol can also be introduced into these beverages through the use of mold-contaminated grains and fruits. Producers often use grains that are too contaminated with fungi and mycotoxins to be used for table foods, so the risk is higher that you are consuming more than just alcohol in your beverage.

Surely a little alcohol can’t hurt you…

WRONG!!! A recent article said this about alcohol consumption; “including drunk driving, alcohol-induced violence and abuse, and a multitude of diseases and disorders, alcohol causes one in 20 deaths globally every year, the UN health agency said. This actually translates into one death every 10 seconds," Shekhar Saxena, who heads the WHO's Mental Health and Substance Abuse department, told reporters in Geneva.”

The great news is that if you’re 21 years or older, you get to choose whether or not to drink alcohol-hey, it’s legal! Be a prudent medical consumer and know that death is inevitable, but premature death doesn’t have to be!

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