Relationship to Zinc Requirement" Zinc deficiency is frequently associated with alcoholism, due to a lower intake of food..." Recommendation Test Zinc Levels"It is clear that brain zinc content changes during disease states and that brain zinc deficiency is possibly dynamically related to alcoholism..."
Relationship to Insomnia"Depletion of tryptophan as a result of heavy drinking explains why alcoholics suffer from insomnia..."
Relationship to Esophageal Cancer"If you are a smoker then heavy alcohol consumption can increase risk of esophageal cancer by 25% to 50%..."
Relationship to Cirrhosis of the Liver"...Alcohol seems to injure the liver by blocking the normal metabolism of protein, fats and carbohydrates..."
Relationship to Vitamin B1 Requirement"Alcoholics are at significantly increased risk of developing a deficiency of thiamine (vitamin B1) and may develop a form of thiamine deficiency called wet beri beri..." Relationship to Cardiomyopathy"...Alcoholics can develop a form of thiamine deficiency called wet beri beri or Shoshin beri beri, which frequently includes cardiomyopathy..." Recommendation Vitamin B-Complex thiamine deficiency is both the most common and the most serious of the B-vitamin deficiencies, since a deficiency causes beriberi and the Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome..." Recommendation Alpha Lipoic Acid"Alpha-lipoic acid should not be given in high doses to patients suspected of having a thiamine deficiency unless the thiamine deficiency is also corrected..."
Recommendation Vitamin B-Complex"...A functional pyridoxine deficiency is also common in alcoholics, due not so much to inadequate intake as impaired conversion to its active form, pyridoxal-5-phosphate, and enhanced degradation..."
Relationship to EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) Type 3 Requirement"Polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid deficiency may contribute to depressive symptoms in alcoholism, multiple sclerosis and postpartum depression..."
Relationship to Increased Folic Acid Requirement"Alcohol interferes with the metabolism and absorption of folic acid..."
Relationship to Yeast / Candida Infection"Alcohol kills friendly bacteria, increases toxic overload of the liver and thus allows Candida to grow..."
Relationship to Magnesium Requirement"People who abuse alcohol are at high risk for magnesium deficiency because alcohol increases urinary excretion of magnesium..."
Relationship to Multiple Vitamin Need"...Over a 21-day period, the group took approximately 3gm of vitamin C, 3gm of niacin, 600mg of B6, and 600 IU of vitamin E per day..."
Relationship to Cirrhosis of the Liver"To many people, cirrhosis of the liver is synonymous with chronic alcoholism..." Recommendation against Caffeine/Coffee Avoidance"...Every daily cup of coffee reduced the incidence of cirrhosis, a condition that destroys liver tissue, by 22%, according to researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program..."
Relationship to Laryngeal Cancer"In smokers, heavy alcohol consumption increases the risk of laryngeal cancer by approximately 75%..."
Relationship to Multiple Vitamin Need"...None of the subjects in either group took antidepressants or antianxiety drugs..."
Relationship to Aneurysm / Rupture"See the link between Smoke Damage and Aneurysm..."