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Posted by Tom on August 18, 2001 at 21:11:43:

In recent years much has been written about the health benefits of moderate alcohol intake. However, as I read more and more on Dr Stoll's site, I am beginning to wonder. It seems that LGS is a major cause of many chronic conditions, and I cannot believe that anyone with LGS would benefit one bit from any form of alcohol, and in fact might be harmed. I ask this because ther is not a great deal directly on this subject. Any comments doc ?



Re: Alcohol (Archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on August 20, 2001 at 09:54:53:

In Reply to: Alcohol posted by Tom on August 18, 2001 at 21:11:43:

Hi, Tom.

Even with an intact gut lining alcohol leaks through into the bloodstream.

Unless one is trying to break a refined carbohydrate addiction, I see no problem with the level of wine use the research is now showing to be beneficial.

The main problem is that some people are genetically very susceptible to alcohol addiction and there is still no way of predicting which person that is. The first thing the person would know is that she would be an instant alcoholic with no control.

Hope this helps.

Walt



Re: Alcohol (Archive.)

Posted by
Serge C. on August 31, 2001 at 12:44:50:

In Reply to: Re: Alcohol (Archive.) posted by Walt Stoll on August 20, 2001 at 09:54:53:

Hi,

If I remember well, there is a benefit from red wine consumption only, not with the other forms of alcohol and you could get the same effect with red grape juice only.

Given that alcohol as been use for probably a few thousands years, I wonder why we are still not adapted to it?

I would gess that agriculturist metabolic types are probably better adapted to it than hunter-gatherer metabolisms (Inuit and American indians for example).

Serge



Re: Alcohol (Archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on September 02, 2001 at 09:18:06:

In Reply to: Re: Alcohol (Archive.) posted by Serge C. on August 31, 2001 at 12:44:50:

Thanks, Serge.

To MY knowledge, no one yet knows why daily alcohol does what is apparently does. The first form of alcohol that was found to have this effect was red wine. However, it is now known to happen with other forms as well.

I believe that the radically changing environment (diet included) of the "modern" human changes how we tolerate alcohol as well. Perhaps that is why we have not accomodated to it.

ANYONE who has trouble with refined carbohydrates will not show the beneficial effect. However, since the allopathic paradigm does not recognize this effect, it will likely be years before it is checked out.

Walt

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