How to Get Rid of a Beer Belly

Source: How to Get Rid of a Beer Belly by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Readers and clients often ask me about how they can lose weight around their mid-section. For most people, that is consistently a problematic area that doesn’t seem to go away despite efforts with diet and exercise. Oftentimes, this extra … Continue reading How to Get Rid of a Beer Belly

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Nutritional Considerations for Alcohol Detoxification

Source: Nutritional Considerations for Alcohol Detoxification by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Alcohol is the most commonly abused legal substance in the United States and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has revealed shocking facts to prove it. Nearly 25% of people ages 18 or older admitted binge drinking in the past … Continue reading Nutritional Considerations for Alcohol Detoxification

What is Kava? 10 Must-Know Facts

A few years ago, my wife and I were on Hawaii’s big island and walking through a quaint shopping area when I noticed a small, hole-in-the-wall establishment that served kava. For the uninitiated, kava is a relaxing, non-alcoholic beverage made from the root of the kava plant, it’s popular in the Pacific islands. I’d heard … Continue reading What is Kava? 10 Must-Know Facts

Study: Alcohol Associated With Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

Source: Study: Alcohol Associated With Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Most people are aware of the adverse health effects drinking too much alcohol can have on the body and mind. Over consumption can damage the liver, the stomach, and lead to excess weight gain. It has also been connected … Continue reading Study: Alcohol Associated With Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

Is Alcohol an Endocrine Disruptor?

Although you may never pick up an alcoholic beverage, you could still be regularly exposing yourself to the detrimental health effects of alcohol. Household products, for example, often contain ethyl alcohol (ethanol) and can be a source many people don’t consider. While exposure to these products won’t necessarily make you intoxicated, mere exposure to alcohol … Continue reading Is Alcohol an Endocrine Disruptor?

The Dark Relationship Between Alcohol and the Liver

Source: The Dark Relationship Between Alcohol and the Liver by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  The liver is one of the most robust and capable organs in the body. It has to be, its function is to process toxins that have entered the body. However, some toxins, like alcohol, can be too much for … Continue reading The Dark Relationship Between Alcohol and the Liver

How Alcohol Affects the Gut Microbiome

Source: How Alcohol Affects the Gut Microbiome by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA) reports that alcohol consumption is a normal part of life for many people.[1]Although it’s difficult to consider alcohol consumption “healthy,” it does appear that drinking responsibly and in moderation is the situation … Continue reading How Alcohol Affects the Gut Microbiome

Soft Drinks: America’s Other Drinking Problem

I’ve written before about the dangers of soft drink addiction… which sounds like it could even be a joke. How many times have you heard someone refer to themselves as a “cokeaholic”? The truth is, soda addiction is no laughing matter. The chemicals in soft drinks are not only habit forming, but highly addictive. And … Continue reading Soft Drinks: America’s Other Drinking Problem