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Nutrition labeling of wine, beer, and spirits: a regulatory morass by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted Sat 06 Nov 2010 9:00am My monthly (first Sunday) San Francisco Chronicle column deals with the quite astonishingly complex and consumer unfriendly rules for labeling alcohol beverages, in answer to this question: Q: I like to read nutritional information on the foods and beverages I consume. Why is there no such information on alcoholic beverages? A: You want ... Read on »
Doctor Blog-How Much Alcohol Is In Your Drink? by Dr. Rima B. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Tue 22 Jul 2008 10:55am To follow is a press release addressing alcohol use and container labeling to help consumers decide how much they alcohol they are getting in the drinks they are choosing. NCL Challenges Myth that Some Alcoholic Beverages Are “Safer” and “Less Potent” New Initiative Underscores Need for New Alcohol Label                       ... Read on »
ALCOHOL MATTERS by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:05pm By Marie Dufour RD – If you chose to drink alcohol, be an informed consumer.  There is more to alcohol than the heart benefits heralded by the media.  Know the risks associated with alcohol consumption and make an informed choice. CALORIES – If you watch your caloric intake, you should know how many calories are in an average drink. - B ... Read on »
Choose Your Booze: A Guide to Healthy Drinking by Mark S. Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 07 Oct 2009 10:00pm It’s the question every Primal adherent faces: how does alcohol fit into a low carb lifestyle? Maybe you’re out with friends, bravely resisting the assorted chips and fried concoctions in the center of the table. You don’t mind waiting patiently for the steak and salad you conscientiously selected, but must you be relegated to the likes of club ... Read on »
Alcopops: California Cracks Down on Kid-Friendly Alcohol by Dirk H. Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 3:22am “Training Beers” and “Girlie Drinks” Come Under Fire In June, the California State Assembly passed the “Alcopops Warning Label Bill,” requiring a warning label on the bubbly, sweetened, premixed alcohol drinks sold in mini-marts and gas stations and often indistinguishable from soda and juice drinks. Critics say that the beverages, w ... Read on »
Fewer Alcohol Ads in Kids' Magazines, Study Finds by HealthFinder Posted Fri 13 Aug 2010 10:00am healthnewslink But as liquor advertising drops, beer promotions soar. FRIDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthD ... Read on »
Fewer Alcohol Ads in Kids' Magazines by Medline Plus Posted Fri 13 Aug 2010 1:00pm But as liquor advertising drops, beer promotions soar By Robert Preidt Friday, August 13, 2010 FRIDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Young Americans' exposure to alcohol ads in magazines declined 48 percent between 2001 and 2008, according to a new study. The analysis of magazine ads found tha ... Read on »
No more banana peels by SheriK. Health MavenFacebook Posted Thu 03 Jan 2013 8:12am Nardil ( phenelzine sulfate ) has been both a blessing and a bane to my existence. I had treatment-resistant depression for longer than I care to remember, and it was the only drug that worked. But being an MAOI , it doesn't play well with others. In addition to the foods listed below (chocolate! cofee! sourdough bread!), "a total of 924 drugs ar ... Read on »
Health Headlines - March 27 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:24pm Marijuana Tar Levels Seven Times Higher Than Cigarettes Marijuana smoke has seven times more tar and carbon monoxide than cigarette smoke and the health risks of smoking three joints are about equal to the risks from a whole pack of cigarettes, according to a French National Consumers' Institute study. The study also found that marijuana ... Read on »
A new republic on a binge by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 25 Oct 2011 9:23am Ken Burns’ Prohibition documentary has provoked a lot of discussion about the motives , wisdom and lessons of prohibition. I haven’t seen the film, so I don’t know what it did or did not cover. One bit of history that I never hear mentioned is the patterns of alcohol consumption in the 1800s. The following passage is from Slaying the Drago ... Read on »