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Alcohol, Nutrition and Your Gut: Nurturing the Optimum Conditions for Success in Alcohol Reduction

Reprinted By Deerhaven Gardens  By Ali Wilde Malnutrition is common among people who use alcohol to excess, with many of those struggling with addiction consuming high volumes of calories with little nutritional benefit. This presents something of a Catch-22 for optimal recovery, which requires the treatment of biochemical imbalances that create barriers to recovery. A…

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FDA Draft Guidance is Reason to Celebrate

Reprinted by Deerhaven Gardens  On February 11, 2015 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research issued a draft guidance that would allow the reduction of harmful drinking to be considered a successful outcome in clinical trials. Read the full draft: Alcoholism:…

woman learning about the units of alcohol

Tracking Drinks: Standard Units of Alcohol

Reprinted by Deerhaven Gardens  One of the simplest concepts in alcohol reduction and moderation, tracking one’s alcohol-containing drinks, can also be one of the most confusing to understand. Perhaps part of the confusion comes from the often touted and complete oversimplification of one shot = one beer = one glass of wine. Unfortunately, this one…