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Sunday, July 08, 2018

DRUG AND ALCOHOL PROBLEMS

74-85% of alcoholics sober & stable 3.5 years after nutritional therapy, Joan Mathews Larson PhD

Seventy-four percent (74%) to 85% of alcoholics were found to be sober and emotionally stable 3.5 years after going through the Health Recovery Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA founded by Joan Mathews Larson PhD who treats drug and alcohol problems as well as anxiety and depression with a nutritional approach.

This compares to about a 5% success with “Talk Therapy” based programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Jul 08, 2018 1:59 pm | [0] comments

Thursday, April 12, 2018

ALCOHOL

Drinking 3.5 to 7 ounces of alcohol per week associated with 6 month shorter lifespan

Compared to those who drink 0 to 3.5 ounces of alcohol per week (0-100 grams), those who drink 3.5 to 7 ounces of alcohol per week (100-200 grams) had a lower life expectancy at age 40 of approximately 6 months according to an analysis of nearly 600,000 current drinkers in 83 studies.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Apr 12, 2018 5:50 pm | [0] comments

ALCOHOL

Drinking 7 to 12.5 ounces of alcohol per week associated with 1-2 year shorter lifespan

Compared to those who drink 0 to 3.5 ounces of alcohol per week (0-100 grams), those who drink 7 to 12.5 ounces of alcohol per week (200-350 grams) had a lower life expectancy at age 40 of approximately 1-2 years according to an analysis of nearly 600,000 current drinkers in 83 studies.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Apr 12, 2018 5:47 pm | [0] comments

ALCOHOL

Drinking more than 12.5 ounces of alcohol per week associated with 4-5 year shorter lifespan

Compared to those who drink 0 to 3.5 ounces of alcohol per week (0-100 grams), those who drink more than 12.5 ounces of alcohol per week (more than 350 grams) had a lower life expectancy at age 40 of approximately 4-5 years according to an analysis of nearly 600,000 current drinkers in 83 studies.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Apr 12, 2018 5:45 pm | [0] comments

ALCOHOL

Every 3.5 ounces of alcohol per week increases risk of stroke by 14%

Every 3.5 ounces (100 grams) of alcohol per week increases risk of stroke by 14% according to an analysis of nearly 600,000 current drinkers in 83 studies.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Apr 12, 2018 5:42 pm | [0] comments

ALCOHOL

Every 3.5 ounces of alcohol per week increases risk of coronary disease excluding heart attack by 6%

Every 3.5 ounces (100 grams) of alcohol per week increases risk of coronary disease excluding heart attack by 6% according to an analysis of nearly 600,000 current drinkers in 83 studies.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Apr 12, 2018 5:35 pm | [0] comments

ALCOHOL

Every 3.5 ounces of alcohol per week increases risk of fatal hypertensive disease by 24%

Every 3.5 ounces (100 grams) of alcohol per week increases risk of fatal hypertensive disease by 24% according to an analysis of nearly 600,000 current drinkers in 83 studies.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Apr 12, 2018 5:30 pm | [0] comments

ALCOHOL

Every 3.5 ounces of alcohol per week increases risk of fatal aortic aneurysm by 15%

Every 3.5 ounces (100 grams) of alcohol per week increases risk of fatal hypertensive disease by 24% according to an analysis of nearly 600,000 current drinkers in 83 studies.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Apr 12, 2018 5:25 pm | [0] comments

Monday, September 14, 2015

NATURAL TREATMENTS

Cure for alcoholism, anxiety & depression, Joan Mathews Larson - 2 of 3 - Talk Therapy Doesn’t Work

Drug and alcohol problems are the result of biochemical glitches. They are not caused by a lack of will power and cannot be solved with talk therapy. Prescription drugs such as Prozac cannot correct these problems either. I believe the exact same thing is true for anxiety and depression.

In this audio clip, you will hear Dr. Julian Whitaker describe the research of American biochemist, Dr. Roger Williams.

He found that "alcoholic" rats could be cured of their desire for alcohol with large doses of nutrients.

You will then hear Dr. Whitaker interview Joan Mathews Larson, PhD whose son committed suicide about 30 years ago after returning from talk therapy.

Dr. Larson committed her life to finding a better way, and came across the research of Dr. Roger Williams.

(Note: The video clip includes both part 1 and part 2.) Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Sep 14, 2015 3:50 am | [2] comments

Friday, December 14, 2012

ALCOHOL & WEIGHT GAIN

Postmenopausal women who consume alcohol are 35% less likely to become overweight

Postmenopausal women who consume alcohol were 35% less likely to become overweight over the next seven years compared to postmenopausal women according to a study looking at 15,920 normal-weight, postmenopausal women enrolled in the Women’s Health Initiative Clinical Trial.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Dec 14, 2012 8:11 pm | [0] comments

ALCOHOL & WEIGHT GAIN

Postmenopausal women who consume alcohol are 88% less likely to become obese

Postmenopausal women who consume alcohol were 88% less likely to become obese (BMI of 30 or more) over the next seven years compared to postmenopausal women according to a study looking at 15,920 normal-weight, postmenopausal women enrolled in the Women’s Health Initiative Clinical Trial.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Dec 14, 2012 8:00 pm | [0] comments

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

SKINNY ON OBESITY VIDEO SERIES

When you add sugar to processed food, you kill it, and it’s killing us says Robert Lustig MD

"When you add sugar to processed food, you kill it, and it's killing us" says Robert Lustig, MD, pediatric endocrinoligist from the University of California, San Francisco in a 7-part video series called "The Skinny on Obesity" (Episode 2). Read the entire article | Email this article

Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jun 06, 2012 12:50 pm | [0] comments

SKINNY ON OBESITY VIDEO SERIES

The diseases of alcohol are the same as the diseases of sugar and obesity notes Robert Lustig MD

"If you look at the diseases of alcohol, and you look at the diseases of sugar and obesity, they are the same," notes Robert Lustig, MD, pediatric endocrinoligist from the University of California, San Francisco in a 7-part video series called "The Skinny on Obesity" (Episode 2). Read the entire article | Email this article

Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jun 06, 2012 12:40 pm | [0] comments

SKINNY ON OBESITY VIDEO SERIES

Fructose is a chronic, dose-dependent, liver toxin just like alcohol notes Robert Lustig MD

"Alcohol is metabolized to fat, and so is fructose, driving more liver fat then it can export, you get more insulin resistance, which drives the pancreas to make extra insulin, driving energy deposition into fat cells [increasing body fat], driving your weight gain, and the extra insulin is driving high blood pressure, driving heart disease, driving cell division which leads to cancer, driving changes in the brain that lead to dementia. Driving every single one of these diseases," notes Robert Lustig, MD, pediatric endocrinoligist from the University of California, San Francisco in a 7-part video series called "The Skinny on Obesity" (Episode 2).

"When the pancreas can't make enough insulin, and it burns out, it drives diabetes as well."

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jun 06, 2012 12:30 pm | [0] comments

Friday, November 04, 2011

BOOK - MALIGNANT MEDICAL MYTHS

No proof that red wine reduces the risk of death notes Joel Kauffman, PhD

"[N]o long-term trials exist on the effect of red wine specifically on all-cause mortality [that is, that red wine reduces the risk of death]" writes Joel M. Kauffman, PhD, the author of Malignant Medical Myths: Why Medical Treatment Causes 200,000 Deaths in the USA each Year, and How to Protect Yourself.

One to three alcoholic drinks per day has a slight protective effect against cardiovascular disease, but this does not extend to other causes of death Kauffman notes. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Nov 04, 2011 9:04 am | [0] comments

Thursday, June 23, 2011

FOODS ASSOCIATED WITH WEIGHT GAIN

Alcohol use associated with 0.4 lbs weight gain over 4 years

Alcohol use was associated with a weight gain of 0.4 pounds over 4 years according to a study by Harvard researchers. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 23, 2011 8:48 am | [0] comments

Friday, July 02, 2010

ALCOHOL

Frequently drinking small amounts of alcohol reduce risk of being overweight

The more alcohol a person consumes, the more likely they are to be obese, however, for a given level of alcohol intake, people who frequently consume small amounts of alcohol are less likely to be overweight according to a study from researchers at the Centre for Alcohol Research at the National Institute of Public Health in Copenhagen, Denmark. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jul 02, 2010 10:27 am | [0] comments

ALCOHOL

Men who consume more than 3 alcoholic drinks per day have more belly fat

Men who consume 3 or more drinks per day -- 21 or more drinks per week -- have larger waists and more belly fat than men who are light drinkers or those who do not drink at all according to a new study from Royal Free and University College Medical School in London, England. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jul 02, 2010 9:36 am | [0] comments

ALCOHOL

Small amount of alcohol lowers the appetite-stimulating hormone ghrelin by 14-18%

Alcohol intake lowers the hunger-stimulating hormone grehlin according to a recent study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jul 02, 2010 9:02 am | [0] comments

ALCOHOL

Alcohol quantity increases body weight, however, alcohol frequency decreases body weight

The more alcohol a person consumes, the heavier they tend to be, however, the more frequently a person consumes alcohol, the leaner they tend to be according to a study from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jul 02, 2010 8:19 am | [0] comments

ALCOHOL

Alcohol consumption associated with weight regain in women

Women who consume 60 grams of alcohol per week-- the amount found in about six beers or six glasses of wine--are 2.4 times more likely to regain lost weight according to a recent study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jul 02, 2010 7:43 am | [0] comments

Thursday, April 22, 2010

ALCOHOL

Women who consume alcohol weigh 3-6 lbs less than those who do not drink

Women who consume alcohol weighed 3-6 pounds less than those who do not drink according to a 1998 study from France.

Non-drinking women weighed 150 pounds compared to 147 pounds for light drinkers and 144 pounds moderate-to-heavy drinkers.

The Body Mass Index (BMI) of these three groups was 26.6, 25.7, 25.3, respectively. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Apr 22, 2010 6:56 am | [0] comments

ALCOHOL

Men who consume alcohol weigh 4-5 lbs more than men who do not drink according to study from France

Men who consume alcohol weighed 4-5 pounds more than men who do not drink according to a 1998 study from France.

Non-drinking men weighed 173 pounds compared to 177 pounds for light drinkers and 178 pounds moderate-to-heavy drinkers.

The Body Mass Index (BMI) of these three groups was 26.4, 26.7 and 26.9 respectively. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Apr 22, 2010 6:47 am | [0] comments

Monday, March 15, 2010

ALCOHOL

Women who drank 2-3 alcoholic drinks per day were 71% less likely to become obese over 12.9 years

Women who consumed 30 grams of alcohol per day or more (2 or 3 drinks) were 27 percent less likely to become overweight, and 71% less likely to become obese during a 12.9 year follow-up according to a new study from researchers at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Mar 15, 2010 9:52 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

EMOTIONAL DISORDERS

Emotional disorders more common among obese people than depression or mental disorders

"It is emotional disorders then, rather than depressive disorders specifically or mental disorders generally, that appear to have a connection with obesity," according to a study by researchers at the Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences at Otago University in Wellington South, New Zealand. They found that post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety were more common among obese people than depression. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Feb 26, 2008 2:50 pm | [0] comments

ALCOHOL ABUSE

Alcohol abuse or dependence is not more common among obese people

Alcohol abuse or dependence is not more common among obese people than non-obese people according to a study by researchers at the Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences at Otago University in Wellington South, New Zealand. In fact, people who are obese are 10 percent less likely to have a problem with alcohol than non-obese people. Data from the U.S. shows that alcohol problems are 40 percent less common among obese people than non-obese people. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Feb 26, 2008 2:28 pm | [0] comments

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

LIFESPAN

Obesity shortens lifespan of men by 5 years, women by 10 years

Obesity shortens the lifespan of men by an average of 5 years and of women by 10 years according to a study from the National Institute of Public Health in Denmark. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, May 16, 2007 5:50 am | [0] comments

Saturday, February 24, 2007

PROTEIN CALORIES

Protein provides 3.2 calories per gram, not 4 calories per gram

How long have you heard that protein and carbohydrates provide 4 calories per gram of food, and fat provides 9 calories per gram? Probably forever. But these numbers are bogus according to a recent paper by Dr. Geoffrey Livesey. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Feb 24, 2007 1:34 am | [0] comments

Friday, November 10, 2006

PHENTERMINE / 5-HTP

Phentermine plus 5-HTP reduces alcohol intake in rats

"[P]hentermine plus 5-HTP is effective in reducing alcohol intake and suppressing alcohol withdrawal seizures [in rats]," according to a study from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Nov 10, 2006 2:52 am | [0] comments

Sunday, August 28, 2005

ALCOHOL & WEIGHT GAIN

Light to moderate drinking reduces the risk of significant weight gain in White women by 6-14%

Light to moderate drinking is not associated with weight gain in women, however, heavy drinking is according to a study from researchers at the Royal Free and University College Medical School in London, England. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Aug 28, 2005 11:21 pm | [0] comments

ALCOHOL & DIABETES

Women who are light to moderate drinkers are 20-58% less likely to get type 2 diabetes

Light to moderate drinking is associated with a 20 to 58 percent reduction in the risk of type 2 diabetes in women according to a study from researchers at the Royal Free and University College Medical School in London, England. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Aug 28, 2005 11:14 pm | [1] comments

Friday, July 30, 2004

Reduced-fat dairy products, fruit, and fiber associated with lower bodyweight

The one-fifth of people eating the most reduced-fat dairy products, fruit, and fiber weighed less than the one-fith eating the least according to a new study from researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jul 30, 2004 11:01 am | [0] comments

Monday, April 19, 2004

Self-reported alcohol intake underreported 44 percent after one week

When people were asked how much alcohol they had to drink one week ago, they underreported the amount by 44 percent according to a study from National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark. This underreporting "is very clear already after 2-3 days," the authors wrote. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Apr 19, 2004 3:13 pm | [0] comments

Monday, December 01, 2003

Alcohol increases calorie intake

Drinking alcohol increases calorie intake according to one study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Dec 01, 2003 12:40 am | [0] comments

ALCOHOL

Drinkers are leaner than non-drinkers

Although alcohol increases calorie intake, drinkers are leaner than non-drinkers according to one study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Dec 01, 2003 12:30 am | [0] comments

Thursday, November 20, 2003

High fat diets and alcohol increase consumption

COMBINING HIGH FAT FOODS AND ALCOHOL may lead to overeating more than either one alone. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Nov 20, 2003 5:40 am | [0] comments
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