Should we all go teetotal?
Research carried out as part of the Global Burden of Diseases study at the University of Washington and published in the Lancet suggests alcohol is the biggest risk factor for death and disability for adults under 50. Their research also suggests that the negative impact of alcohol on health outweighs any health benefit, prompting us […]Continue reading
Can you change your behaviour?
Why do we do what we do? More specifically, and importantly, when thinking about combating behaviours that don’t positively serve us, why do we get urges to do things? We’re all inheritors of a behavioural blueprint crafted by evolution (especially in areas integral to our survival like food and sex). This blueprint, revised by our […]Continue reading
How to Hack your Hangover
How to hack your hangover: Drink alcohol with fewer toxins. Choose distilled and filtered drinks to save your liver and kidneys the job. Opt for vodka (potato vodka is best), gin, tequila or whiskey. Avoid red wine, beer and lager. Drink a glass of water with every alcoholic drink. Eat (or supplement with) vitamin C […]Continue reading
Dry January for Life?
We Brits drink far too much alcohol and after the booze fest that is Christmas / New Year, many of us dry out in January, going through the month without a drink. While a month of sobriety isn’t going to preserve our health if we’re caning it the other 11 months of the year, I […]Continue reading