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Boozin' is Worse for Women

I've noticed for years now that I can't hold my liquor like I usedtacould....and also that hangovers from small amounts last for days. Since my last boyfriend I've consumed very little alcohol, and recently I have decided that the right amount for me personally is none. This is a little sad, because among my very favorite things on this planet are the incredible combinations of wine and cheese, and wine and chocolate. I also utterly adore sake with my sushi. But historically I have always consumed the most alcohol while in the company of men who drink routinely. So I must draw the line: I don't drink. That's it for this lifetime. I have learned the art of appearing to take a swig from a jug, while actually only barely touching my tongue to the contents. Someone just gave me a bottle of tequila, and I'm saving it for my next party, at which time I will get everyone else blasted. Yeah!

Here's Mercola with links on why boozin' hurts women faster. It has to do with us females lacking an enzyme that disarms the toxin.


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May. 10th, 2007 09:39 pm (UTC)
wine and cheese

I didn't drink for 15 years.

I do like wine and cheese and I discovered there existes "de-alcoholized" wines....had alcohol but it has been removed. Ariel is one brand that has de-alcoholized or non-alcoholic wines that are nice. Other brands exist.

Unfortuneately it is a rare bar or restaurant that actually carry these. (usually they only have some form of champagne for special occaisions if they do)

You can find a larger assortment of these wines at wine stores who pride themselves on variety. I recommend you call ahead.

If you find anything that you really like, feel free to share it with me. Even though I have a drink upon occaision now, I still enjoy (and generally prefer) the de-alcoholized versions.

btw...I suspect one can find enzyme supplements to handle the deficit.

Thank you for your information....loving it.
May. 10th, 2007 10:27 pm (UTC)
Re: wine and cheese
I will now keep an eye out for wine w/o alcohol. I didn't know there existed such a thing!

I have other health issues that are affecting my choice not to drink, specifically my liver is compromised.....bummer. But I'm doing what I can to protect and re-grow it.
May. 11th, 2007 06:23 pm (UTC)
Re: wine and cheese
"specifically my liver is compromised.....bummer. But I'm doing what I can to protect and re-grow it."

I experience words as creative so I would upgrade to "restored to full health" or "my liver is healthy" wording that moves forward in now. (try them all on and experience what they feel like to you)

You have the main requirement for accomplishing your goal here-
You believe it is possible.
Also, it sounds/looks like you are willing to take actions to support your choice of abundant health. : )

I have a family member who prefers the medical model...but she is coming around and maybe it will be soon that she starts drinking or taking yellow dock to support her liver health. Ideally she finds herself a dr who has studied both the medical and alternative/nutritional modalities. (my fantasy too-that sort of medical professional.)

You are already well on your path with every "I can" as your mind/belief/emotion are the most powerful tools you have.

Meanwhile, if you are a "yes" I will also place you in my prayers seeing you already healed.

May. 12th, 2007 03:03 am (UTC)
adbundant health
Thank you for the prayers, and for the note on wording. My healing is more than possible, it is in progress! Did you know that I am embarking upon studies this fall to become a Naturopathic Doctor? My MD girlfriends are a great support network, and they are as interested as I am in what I will be learning...
May. 12th, 2007 03:48 am (UTC)

I then recommend for you.

www.masterysystems.com < esp this one.
The Philosopher's Stone- 22 Organ Questionaire < oh and this one.

If you study iridology I highly recommend you get the upgrade to Bioptic Holography which was created by Robert Stevens of Mastery Systems. He is also a Master Herbalist, ETC and and and...just had a book come out as well.

Great support from MD girlfriends? WOW...maybe we are going to get those MD/ND physicians soon. Yay!

Guess I "should" put what I do on my profile..eh?

Meanwhile, I am excited to know you starting at the beginning of your ND journey.....nice.
May. 12th, 2007 05:55 am (UTC)
Re: naturalpath
So....what DO you do? Must be a healer.....of how many myriad modalities?

And thanx for the linx: will explore soon!
May. 24th, 2007 08:15 am (UTC)
Iridology, Bioptic Holography which is what it upgraded to, BE practioner, Reiki and energy worker, Language of Mastery Instructor, and a few other things, some of which I "just do" intuitively. Oh...and starting Philosopher's Stone work as well. I will share my link with you when I get it set up.

In my opinion, we are all healers on some level. We are all teachers too.
Some of us do it intentionally and others just live it.

May. 24th, 2007 03:32 am (UTC)
Hi there.....I just wanted you to know that today I finally had an opportunity to follow these links, bookmark them and begin to explore. Thanks! This is great stuff.
May. 24th, 2007 08:10 am (UTC)
The link "How We Heal" has archives which I recommend. He also has two books-Body Electronics and "How We Heal"

Mastery Systems just put out "Conscious Language" which I am very excited to have. If you were going to pick one book...that would be the one...from these.

All are good.

Maybe I will see you there in June...I dream big....Star
May. 24th, 2007 04:57 pm (UTC)
Re: links
What's happening in June?
May. 29th, 2007 10:12 pm (UTC)
Re: links
Go to www.masterysystems.com and check the schedule. There are events in Georgia at Bird's Nest Retreat in June. Maybe I will see you there?
May. 29th, 2007 11:33 pm (UTC)
Re: links
OH, I saw that there is a training. Good for you! You will not see me there, though I adore N Georgia and am certainly curious about these teachings. I used to live in South Carolina, just across the river from Clayton, GA.

For this summer I will be working full time and taking no more vacations (after this weekend) until I move in August. Saving up a mini-nestegg for the move.
May. 11th, 2007 06:27 pm (UTC)
more on wine-selfish
Chuckles...glad you will be looking for the wine too. My ulterior motive is "The more people know about these wines and ask for them..the more of them there will be and the easier they will be to find. Also, my fantasy is they are served in the fancy restaurants as a regular part of the wine list.

I have asked for them at restaurants even knowing they are not on the wine list because as you said...most folks do not know they exist. So I like to make sure they know they exist. So thank you for reminding me to start doing that again.

May. 11th, 2007 01:05 pm (UTC)
Yeah. It's not so hard for me, because I really don't like the taste of alcohol, and especially strong-tasting wines. But I understand the frustration, of not being able to imbibe for a drink or two without causing yourself pain. I'm in the same boat.

I tried some non-alcoholic wine once and thought it was disgusting. Then again, my taste buds are weird.
May. 11th, 2007 06:34 pm (UTC)
Um...some non-alcoholic wine IS disgusting...lol. I recommend the Ariel.

There are some other really choice ones out there that make the Ariel taste like amateur hour but it has been awhile. It is best to just experiment and discover which ones work for you.

I like St Julian's sparkling WHITE grape juice for non-alcoholic...never had alcohol in it. It is cheapest at Meijer's. $3.50 at the holidays.

De-alcoholized is different and more like real wine...since it IS real wine...just had the alcohol removed. It might have trace amounts of alcohol in it (just as non-alcoholic beer does....Molsons is my fav in that catagory) so read the label.

I tend to drink soda water with cranberry juice in the bar...swizzle stick or twist of lemon or lime if you wish to look like you have a "real" drink.
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