What Alcohol Does to Your Body after the Age of 40

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Studies show that drinking can suppress the hormone leptin, which controls appetite which is why people can over eat when drinking. As a sugar source, alcohol raises insulin and turns on fat storage by increasing fatty deposits in the liver and , in middle age, excess can lead to fat storage around the stomach –  a root cause of the classic ‘beer belly’.

Source: What alcohol does to your body after the age of 40

Although these effects are more pronounced after 40, similar things are happening to all of our bodies, no matter the age. Alcohol is a tiny molecule, which can get everywhere and, sure, it may make the holidays a little bit more shiny, its effects last far longer than the hangover.

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    Q: I was an addict for 2 years of alcohol I have resently stop drinking cleaned up my diet read a lot of books and completed your 20 day herbal cleanse. My question is the whites of my eyes has turned a yellowish brown color is there a cure for this or will they stay like this for the rest of my life due to my heavy drinking? Thanks in advance hope to hear from you. Corlette

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    Yellow color eyes commonly denotes an issue within the liver. It would be best to specifically detox the liver to help continue it's healing from the years of drinking alcohol. We suggest doing the 10 Day Liver Cleanse to help clear up the eye issue. You can also try using the Detox Stick to further help pull toxins from the liver.

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    Q: I was most impressed by your website. The information to support your products and your obvious interest in informing the public caught and kept my attention. As I searched further into Black Seed Tea, the reason for my visit, I noticed your product ALCOHOL BUSTER. The comment of "on the metaphysical level, alcohol consumption also impairs the human aura" although very non clinical, is very much my way of thinking, it got my attention. I read as far as the disclaimer, "the formula does not have the power to prevent consumption of alcohol as only will power and a made up mind can do this." Here's where I step out of character and find myself writing this e-mail. It has been my experience while working with people from all walks of life, who are members of any 12 step program, that a reference to will power as a prevention of anything is a two edged sword. While I agree will power is important in abstention, I believe the person is benefited by using their personal will power to seek help, to commit to recovery, to take care of the physical, mental and emotional bodies. I don't believe "human" will power is the power that prevents consumption. The suggestion that "will power and a made up mind can prevent consumption of alcohol" to a person with an addiction could become a deadly idea. This of course is my opinion, do with it what you feel is appropriate.

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    I feel you in where you're coming from, but I truly believe and know human willpower plays a role in prevention and healing of all disease. The strongest thing humans have is a will. Will meshes with desire in many cases. Both are strong in humans. Now, you're dealing with a person with addiction in regards to your last statement and I can totally understand where you are coming from but the sick person is not exempt from any laws of healing. There is no real or true healing absent willpower to do a thing, a beneficial thing. The addicted person must be first dealt with on the physical and psychological levels and then the spiritual and energetic (getting to the root of the addiction: perhaps a 2nd chakra problem or something hanging over from a past life). All addiction points to spiritual void and therefore the only ultimate healing here is mental or spiritual via mental. As you know, it's mind-body-spirit and all must be dealt with for healing. Will is important in abstention but we don't won't people to focus on abstaining which is usually converted into "can't have" by the addicted person. We want people to only focus on the good, the healthy, what they need and require, not what they don't want or can't have because their subconscious mind will create the situations and circumstances by which these people end up consuming the thing that is insalubrious for them. It never fails. I grew up with an alcoholic mother and plenty of other alcoholics. We want people to have and use willpower to GO FOR the best things for them, will in DOING the right and healthy things for themselves. All healing is ultimately within self. As a man thicket so is he! Peace be unto you fellow metaphysician!

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    Q: Should we use herbal extracts that have alcohol in them and what should we do for tooth decay or a deep tissue cleanse of the gum? I have old cavities but I am not really trying to go to the dentist.

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    I don't recommend alcohol-based extracts, Beloved. For your dental problems, I wrote up 2 articles that are very informative: "I DON'T WANT TO GO TO THE DENTIST BUT I HAVE TO!" "BEWARE OF TOOTHPASTE AND DENTAL HYGIENE PRODUCTS"

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    Q: Can you recommend the best form of liquid to use when making a tincture. I understand that alcohol is horrible for the human body but, is an exception when making a tincture? Should something else be used to pull out the alcohol soluble constituents out of the herbs? And if so, what is it?

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    The best liquid to use in making a tincture would be apple cider vinegar.

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    Q: I read your article about FOLLICULITIS AND PSUEDO-FOLLICULTIS and hair bumps. In it you mentioned using Witch Hazel without alcohol. I haven't been able to find any witch hazel that doesn't have alcohol, however I went to a Wild Oats Market and they had all natural Witch Hazel that contains 10% all natural grain alcohol. It's made by Thayer. Is this okay? If not can you recommend or point me in the direction of some acceptable Witch Hazels?

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    We suggest doing an intense search over the internet if your not able to find witch hazel without alcohol. The one by Thayer is acceptable. You also have the option of making a natural solution yourself using natural ingredients such as lemon juice or apple cider vinegar.

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    Q: Should I try your CIGA-QUIT (ANTI-SMOKING) FORMULA and ALCOHOL BUSTER BEFORE I detox??? Please advise.

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    I SAY DETOX FIRST BUT STOP LOOKING FOR EXTERNAL SOLUTIONS FOR INTERNAL PROBLEMS. THE ANSWER ALWAYS LIES WITHIN SELF. YOU ARE THE ANSWER, NOT SOME PRODUCT (NATURAL OR UNNATURAL).

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    Q: Why do people enjoy drinking beer, wine, and hard liquor? If it's because of the feeling they derive from it, is there a natural alternative for internal (extract, etc.) or external(lighting, scent, etc.) use that can give people the same feeling?

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    People enjoy spirits (alcohol) for many reasons. Most people are just simply brainwashed; that's all!

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    Q: What is the best healing remedy for hangovers? Could it be the Alcohol Buster?

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    The best remedy for a hangover is not to get one! But, if you can't help it, then simply take 3 capsules of Alcohol Buster 4-5 times per day.

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    Q: My husband has scar tissue on his head. He was hit on the head with a bat by some attackers (years ago). The top of his head is extremely hard like a rock --the entire thing is scar tissue. In the back towards his neck but still on his head is a larger patch of raised scar tissue. It is so severe that he has lost and appears to be losing more hair off the top of his head (I think it's because his skin isn't breathing or getting oxygen. He's tried everything from drinking Aloe Vera and applying this to all sorts of products. Currently he is using the skintight products (razor/hair bump, as well as the coco butter) however after reading your article about alcohol, I know they contain this so I don't want him to keep using it even though we are seeing some larger results than we ever have before with that product. We are both vegetarians. He has been a vegetarian for 15 years. He used to eat soy burgers etc., but has completely cut that out for about 3 months. He is now in his third week of raw food (as prescribed by your website) just drinking the green juice from Bolthouse (algae, wheatgrass, spinach etc.) and eating large spinach and vegetable raw salads. We are using the recipe that you included in your e-books. We will continue on a diet like this for the next year while we cleanse our bodies and keep this lifestyle. However, with all of that, my question for you is-- Do you have any recommendations for him to remove his scar tissue? I thought the OZ OIL would help. In addition, I'd like to buy him the FIBRIOD BUSTER and/or any other fibroid kits- but the website says they are for women (only?). Any recommendations you could make would be most appreciated.

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    I would tell you to keep using natural products (shea butter, OZ OIL, FIBRIOD BUSTER, MSM SULFUR, etc.) and let the healing take place at its own course. The more you focus on what you don't like (his head injury) the more it will magnify (not heal). His body is programmed to heal and it will but you must remain open to let the body heal at its own pace. Just continue to eat, think, and live right. He'll heal! Just give it time! Let nature do her thing!

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    Q: I am writing you to see if you have any information and remedies for hemorrhoids. I am a Black African male in my 40's. I have changed my diet for the last 3 yrs., no meat, fish, cheese, milk, no dairy, no alcohol, no bread, greatly decreased sugar and salt. I exercise 45 minutes a day, 5 days a week, drink at least 6 glasses of water a day and take lots of vitamin c and a multivitamin but I still have not been able to get rid of the hemorrhoids. Also the hemorrhoids only come out when I have a bowel movement. I have bowel movements twice a day. Also, I have been taking horse chestnut tincture. Is there anything that you know of that might help me to get rid of them. Your help in this matter would be greatly appreciated. Truthfully, thank you very much.

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    Try our 10-Day Supreme Colon Cleanser. After the cleanse, take 3 capsules of Hemorrhoid Buster 2-3 times daily. Drink 1 cup of Aloe Vera juice daily.

    Have your read our article of "Hemorrhoids" on our site?

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    Q: Is there such thing as, cleansing too much? From May - July I did a 40 day cleanse. The cleanse was pretty much ridding my diet of refined sugar, flour, alcohol, and animal product for much of the time. I just recently finished the Total Body Cleanse, and will be finishing my series of cleanses with the Total Woman's Cleanse. I personally feel fine, but people keep warning me about over cleansing. Also, bringing up the issue of your body being stripped of the good bacteria (along with the bad). But, I"ve taken probiotic pills (1-2) virtually everyday througout all of my cleanses. Should I be concerned with overcleansing? After this initial year of hard core cleansing, I plan to cleanse maybe once or twice a year. What are you thoughts on probiotics? Like I mentioned, I am taking pills. But I'd like to find foods that provide all that I need so I don't have to take pills.

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    Many people are concerned about what happens to the beneficial intestinal flora after colonics are performed. Personally, I think many people put too much energy into worrying about something so inconsequential. If you're really worried about the beneficial intestinal flora after your colonic, you could always take a few capsules of acidophilus (acidophilus bifidus) or a liquid form of acidophilus (dairy-free, of course). I have never taken an acidophilus product after a colonic. I know Nature and my body too well. I know that my body naturally produces everything sold by man in a bottle, and that is purchased from a health food store, including beneficial flora or bacteria. I simply drink a minimum of 4 ounces of vegetable juice after my colonic sessions. If you're into carrot juice, carrot juice is just as effective as acidophilus in restoring good bacteria in the intestines. Juiced cantaloupe is even better than carrot juice in restoring the beneficial flora. Other natural substances that will help the body to repopulate beneficial flora or good bacteria in the intestines include: Blue Green algae, Spirulina, Chlorella, Irish Moss, Kelp, Bladderwrack, Dulse, Ginger, Cloves, Cayenne, Black Walnut Hull, and Carrot powder. Stop listening to these naysayers and keep doing YOU! You're on the right path!

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    Q: I have been hearing quite a bit about the gene Leptin and if it is not operating properly we will maintain fat cells. What can you tell me about the hypothalamus gland and the release of Leptin in our bodies?

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    The hypothalamus gland is a single gland of the endocrine system. Don't isolate one gland. If one gland is messed up the whole system (endocrine system) is impaired, so concentrate on your body holistically.

    Check out the Full Body Cleanse to help heal and strengthen your entire body.

    Herbs that contain hormonal precursors, i.e. licorice, sarsaparilla, damiana, etc., benefit the entire endocrine system and every gland of the endocrine system.

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    Q: I just ordered this FULL BODY DETOX, and should receive it shortly. I am wondering if I am able to drink any alcohol at all on this, such as vodka/soda. This may seem like an odd question, but I do have a couple events to attend to and I need to know this information before I start.

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    This is answered in the "FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS PAGE" (near end of page) called FAQ For Dummies! Not directed at you personally - just the name of the section (like all the books out for dummies, i.e. Microsoft For Dummies).

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    Q: I'm a 38-year-old male who has been suffering with Atrial Fibrillation for 3 years. Up until the age of 35 I never had any real illness that had any caused for concern, and then out of the blue I have a heart related issue. My Doctor has never given me a cause of where this came from and all the research I've done on my own turns up the same. The answers the doctor gave (caffeine, alcohol, and so on) I've never really used any of those things excessively. My eating habits up until that time where not that great and I was about 100lbs over weight. I've lost 85lbs since, and also have giving up all meats. Also I had Cath. Ablation surgery for the A-Fib. It's been 3 months since surgery and I'm now off of the Coumadin they had me taking. I'm not sure if the surgery was a total success, I've not had an attack since New Year’s Day 2008. But I'm still not feeling back to my old self. I've been having some very weird feelings of nausea, tension, constipation, and tiredness, headaches, etc. When I do go to the doctor they tell me that everything looks fine and that I may be a bit stressed and suffering from anxiety. I'm writing to you in hopes that you may be able to guide me to the right path to healing and returning to living somewhat normal life again.

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    WITHOUT A QUESTION THE BEST PLACE FOR YOU TO BEGIN YOUR NATURAL HEALING JOURNEY IS WITH THE Full Body Detox. AND BECAUSE YOU TOOK THE DANGEROUS “COUMADINâ€, YOU REALLY NEED TO CLEANSE YOUR BODY OUT. THIS CLEANSE WILL HELP YOUR HEART TO RECOVER AS WELL.

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    Q: Have you got anything to stimulate the appetite? Thought I saw something to suppress appetite but I need to increase mine.

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    OREXIS FORMULA is the only appetite increasant formula we sell.

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    Q: I heard about Hoodia on the TODAY show on NBC. It's supposed to suppress your appetite for weight loss. I have printed wikepedia for a more formal definition. It's supposed to be natural. Hoodia is a genus of 13 species in the flowering plant family Apocynaceae, under the subfamily Asclepiadoideae. [1] They are stem succulents, described as "cactiform" because of their remarkable similarity to the unrelated cactus family. They can reach up to 1mhigh and have large flowers, often with flesh colour and strong smell. Many Hoodia species are protected plants, typical of the Namib Desert, ranging from Central Namibia to southern Angola, especially in plains and rocky areas. Common names include "Bushman's Hat" and "Queen of the Namib". Several species are grown as garden plants, and one species, Hoodia gordonii, is being investigated for use as an appetite suppressant.

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    Suppression is not cure or healing! You can't solve a problem by suppressing it! A suppressed appetite will manifest in some other area, i.e., an enormous appetite for sex, shopping, drugs, etc. Just because a thing is natural doesn't mean you are addressing the root of the problem, Beloved! It's much deeper than suppressing!

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    Q: I was online searching for some natural treatments for hair growth in Black Men when I came across your article. I must say that I believe it was so on point that I decided not to look any further. I'm 44 years of age and started noticing my hair thinning when about 12 years ago. I was one of those that you wrote about in your article chasing a lifestyle that is no longer an interest to me. I did fall into some bad habits that were not good for my health off and on over the past 15 years or so more off than on. My body type I would describe as athletic. I'm tone, and strong when I exercise regularly. I'm about 150lbs @ 5'11". My diet is mostly vegetables but from time to time I feel I have to eat fish or chicken. Not necessarily prepared in the healthiest way I'm sure. I just got out of one of my "on" spells so to speak. Meaning the drinking of beer and cigarettes. I've been smoking and drinking beer now since September 2006 after not having done anything but live healthy for six years before that. As soon as my wife and I came back to the states and started working and runnign again these old destructive habits appeared again in my life. I only blame myself though. Right now my hair and skin suffer from the chemical poisoning from the habits that I just mentioned. I am prepared to take your advice about righteous living to heart and start fresh again. Is there a mild remedy that can work with me to stimulate the re-growth of my hair in the spots where it is balding in that classic balding pattern? I am generally very healthy when I doing right and even now rarely get sick. But my sickness manifest in stress and bad habits to num the pain of having to live this way when don't really want to. I quit the job that I've been working for the past 4 years for that reason and have been blessed to have some time not to grind everyday chasing after money. Now is a crucial time of healing for me, and I must take full advantage of the time. Moderation is in order for whatever you can suggest for me in the way of herbal remedies. I am sure that you can prescribe a simple overall regiment for my overall health based on what I have shared with you with an emphasis on the hair and skin. Again, thank you for writing the article. Call or write. The sooner the better.......Thank You!!

    A:

    I would say first detox with the FULL BODY DETOX and get your diet right CONSISTENTLY! Constantly clean your temple! This is key! Next, perform the TOTAL MALE CLEANSE. After this, do a daily regimen of HAIR SKIN NAILS FORMULA, ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD, KHEMETIAN GOLD, and MSM SULFUR. Forgive yourself of past self-inflicted harm! Stop worrying about your hair loss. Start visualizing your hair growing back. If you can see it, you will achieve it! The mind is all and problems and remedies begin in the mind! BTW: we offer phone consultations if you're interested.

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    Q: Are there any herbal remedies or supplements that can help treat or destroy the effects of crohn's disease? Also can you explain in depth what the crohn's disease effects have on the body long term? Also if so what additional things can one take to heal from it?

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    For Crohn's Disease we suggest you perform the Full Body Cleanse followed by the 10 Day Colon Cleanse. Drink plenty of aloe vera juice, at least 4 punches a day. Please take the time to read our Crohn's Disease article.

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    Q: I am currently taking the FULL BODY DETOX, after the 3 week, if I take a fleet twice at the end of each week, would I still need to have a colonic done? Are there any side effects from drinking the charcoal if I don't have the colonics done?

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    No (to both questions).

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    Q: In addition, bacteria under my armpits are indestructible. I've tried ever thing to get rid of it.....bleach, alcohol, tea tree oil, peroxide, etc.. Do you happen to know of anything to rid me of this monster, because I believe this is the biggest culprit?

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    Have you detoxed your body yet? Try the FULL BODY DETOX and perform the "SEA SALT SOAK" (see our article by the same title in our articles section).