In this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at the affect alcohol consumption has on your DNA.
The U.S. Surgeon General’s Report shows that substance abuse, including alcohol abuse is skyrocketing.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), alcohol poisoning kills six people every day.
Alcohol consumption may also lead to obesity, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and cancer.
New research shows that as your body processes alcohol, a transient toxic compound is produced that attacks DNA.
This DNA damage increases your risk for seven types of cancer, including breast and bowel cancer.
Exercise, like alcohol releases dopamine, a brain chemical associated with rewarding behaviors.
Experiencing this ‘feel good’ chemical from exercise, may reduce your desire for alcohol and may help those who are dependent to lessen their cravings.
Supplements such as vitamin C, vitamin B, magnesium, milk thistle and N-acetyl cysteine, may also reduce the negative effects of drinking small amounts of alcohol.
Knowing that alcohol’s impact on your body starts from the moment you take the first sip might make you want to rethink that glass of wine, beer or cocktail before dinner.
Remember you and your family can be as healthy as can be, and it’s never too soon to start receiving chiropractic care. Your best source for everything health is your chiropractor. It’s never too early or late to see the team at Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.
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