Many bodily organs and systems are affected and injured if one drinks ALCOHOL, the liver being the organ that cops the brunt of all injurious substances in the bloodstream.

The worst scenario is to become emotionally and physically dependent on ALCOHOL, this frequently leads to brain damage and cirrhosis of the liver where dead parts of the liver are replaced with useless grissly tissue.

ALCOHOL has a direct toxic as well as sedative effect on the body; it affects principally the frontal lobe of the brain wherein is housed the mechanisms for reason and judgement and willpower, so after just a couple you will find it very hard to say no to more ie excess.

When people become intoxicated we notice red, blood-shot eyes, this is actually tiny haemorrhages of blood vessels in the eyes, and this is what causes brain damage too.

Long-term overuse of ALCOHOL causes short-term memory loss.

Associated digestive system disorders include stomach or duodenal ulcer, inflammation of the pancreas and resultant disease of this vital organ which is involved in regulation of blood sugars via insulin, and the digestion of all food.  Pancreatitis can be fatal.

Even moderate drinking during pregnancy can cause physical or mental retardation or both, to the unborn child ie cleft palate.

Through constant drinking the heart can become covered thickly with fat and flabby and weak.

Excess sugars in ALCOHOL are converted to fat, consumption of ALCOHOL and weight- gain go hand in hand.

Women naturally have a higher body-fat ratio, ALCOHOL cannot be absorbed into fat so other tissues become intoxicated more quickly.

In excess of six drinks a day markedly reduces performance and decision making skills.

Heavy drinkers destroy neurons in the brain that monitor body fluid levels, they constantly feel thirsty and so keep drinking.

The liver takes one hour to detoxify one glass of ALCOHOL, drinking faster than that soon results in intoxication and later sickliness.

Every year three thousand people die in Australia from ALCOHOL related disease.

Recently it has been suggested that a little red wine daily reduces cholesterol and heart disease, the vital ingredient found in grapes called phenolics, are found in the skins of fruit and vegetables, fruit juices, tea and herbs.

Choose your medicine wisely, avoid ALCOHOL.


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