Everyone knows that smoking is injurious to health. Smoking can cause serious diseases and lead to many complications. While it is easy to think of quitting smoking, many people fail to do so. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 480,000 people die annually in the United States due to smoking. It is the single biggest reason for preventable deaths. It has been estimated that smokers die 10 years earlier than non-smokers on an average. Read more
The health hazards of smoking are well-known. It damages an individual’s respiratory system by narrowing down the lung airways, collecting excess mucus in the lung passages, and by causing irritation in the larynx. However, a new study published in the August 2016 issue of the journal, ebiomedicine, states that quitting smoking can cut down the risk of developing lung cancer in half, even in high-risk smokers and also delays the onset of the disease. The study was conducted by Li-Shiun Chen, assistant professor of psychiatry at the Washington University in St. Louis, along with a team of researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine and the Siteman Cancer Center. Read more
Red wine’s barely a drink anymore. Alcohol? That’s beer, whiskey, mixed drinks. Red wine’s the smart person’s drink, the invigorating, heart-healthy, antioxidant wonder beverage. Our red wine – a combination of water, sugar, ethanol and coloring – is health food, not alcohol!
Okay, you can guess where this piece is going. Any sentence now, and out comes the wagging finger. Raised eyebrows. A long list of all the reasons the preconceived notions about red wine were wrong accompanied by a knowing shake of the head. This is a detox website, after all. The thing is, not all the conventional wisdom about red wine is wrong. But there are a lot of assumptions in that wisdom and not a lot of science, and every assumed health benefit of red wine hinges on one word: moderation. Read more
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