Tag Archives: Health

• Think different booze affects you differently? Not so fast…

Think different booze affects you differently? Not so fast…

There’s a persistent myth that different types of booze – tequila, bourbon, beer, Jägermeister, etc. – affects your buzz differently. Not true. Perhaps the myth has an overriding psychological effect and people adopt the mythological behavior of said booze, but it’s all in your head. Yeah, I know, you swear you act all crazy when […]

• What Causes Red Wine Headaches?

What Causes Red Wine Headaches?

In the wine business, it’s sometimes joked that the most headaches a wine will ever cause happen long before that wine ever gets sipped, since grape-growing and winemaking can be so stressful – particularly when the grapes are harvested. For some people, however, the headache comes after drinking the wine, and it’s no joke. For those folks, […]

• ‘Gracias Madre’ for Jason Eisner’s Killer Cocktails!

‘Gracias Madre’ for Jason Eisner’s Killer Cocktails!

Jason Eisner is one busy focused creative bartender and business entrepreneur. Early mornings, I would run into him at Civil Coffee in Highland Park, always friendly and gracious even though he had a million things on his plate.

• Hey, science says being a regular at a bar is good for you!

Hey, science says being a regular at a bar is good for you!

Yup, a new study from Oxford University – where would we be without ‘studies’ to validate our deepest desires? – found that if you hang out at your local Cheers, you’ll be happier and have a kickass social life. It’ll also put the brakes on your binge drinking. Cause, you know, friends don’t let friends binge […]

• Here’s why tonic water is as bad as soda

Here’s why tonic water is as bad as soda

Check the labels on tonic water and Coke. Almost the same amount of sugar – 11 grams – so you’re not dodging the calories if that’s what you think. And diet tonic isn’t healthy either. As you know soft drinks – that includes tonic – increase the risk of stroke. But here’s the kicker…those calorie-free […]

• Here’s why you should go dry for a month. Could you do it?

Here’s why you should go dry for a month. Could you do it?

Here we go. Another study but this one might help you prevent ailments as you age. Go dry for a month and this will happen: you’ll lose weight, natch, but it’s also good for your liver (did we need a study to tell us that?), good for your blood pressure, cholesterol levels and will probably […]

• Here’s how beer can prevent Dementia & Parkinson’s

Here’s how beer can prevent Dementia & Parkinson’s

Hold onto that beer! Research done by Jianguo Fang and colleagues of Lanzhou University show that a compound in hops, xanthohumol, protects neuronal brain cells and slows down the development of brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s  and other neurodegenerative diseases. The compound potentially can prevent or slow down oxidative damage to neuronal cells. While beer […]

• Preggers? Study says no alcohol for you. Not even one drop.

Preggers? Study says no alcohol for you. Not even one drop.

Is nine months too long to be on the wagon? It might not even be nine months given that you’re already pregnant when you find out so it might be just eight months. This from a new study clinical study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics. “The study said no amount of alcohol intake […]

• Carbphobic? Here’s a list of carbs in your booze of choice

Carbphobic? Here’s a list of carbs in your booze of choice

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that carbohydrates make up 45 to 65 percent of your total daily calories. So, if you get 2,000 calories a day, between 900 and 1,300 calories should be from carbohydrates. That translates to between 225 and 325 grams of carbohydrates a day. ~ Source: Mayo Clinic Credit to Jeff […]

• Our Greatest National Holiday — VODKA DAY YAY!

Our Greatest National Holiday — VODKA DAY YAY!

By D.R.Stewart The Fourth of July? Whatever. The Fourth of October is National Vodka Day. I wish I were present at the intense lobbying sessions with our elected officials to make this long-needed event happen. More importantly — have you decorated your house yet with lucite adornments?  Wearing of clear plastic earrings? People complain that […]

• Booze Sales Soar After Weed Legalization Contrary to Industry Fears

Booze Sales Soar After Weed Legalization Contrary to Industry Fears

Ha. The alcohol industry was worried that legalizing marijuana would cut into its market. No such thing happened. In fact, booze sales took off cause who doesn’t want some alcohol with their weed? Anyway, both industries are doing very well thank you.

• Yup, Lululemon’s makin’ beer to go with downward facing dog!

Yup, Lululemon’s makin’ beer to go with downward facing dog!

“Beer, it’s the new yoga pant. Wednesday, it’s the new Friday.” Strange bed partners. Or are they? Canadian yoga giant, Lululemon is getting into the beer business producing a run of 80,000 cans call Curiosity Lager in collaboration with Stanley Park Brewing in Vancouver. They’re producing it for the Seawheeze half marathon on August 15. Seems like a targeted business […]

• YAY! Craft Beer on Tap for California Farmers Markets

YAY! Craft Beer on Tap for California Farmers Markets

Tom McCormick, executive director of the California Craft Brewers Association (CCBA), issued the following statement today in response to Governor Jerry Brown signing Assembly Bill 774, authored by Assembly Member Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) and sponsored by the CCBA. “AB 774 is an exciting development for the craft beer industry in California. This bill allows […]

• Toxic moonshine kills 102 in Mumbai slum

Toxic moonshine kills 102 in Mumbai slum

Toxic moonshine has killed 102 people and seriously sickened scores of others of drinkers from a Mumbai slum, Indian police say. Forty-six others have been hospitalized, with many in a critical condition, after consuming the illegal homebrew, Mumbai police spokesman Dhananjay Kulkarni told CNN. Authorities said four men and two women had been booked over […]

• True Detective: A comprehensive list of all the booze consumed on season 2

True Detective: A comprehensive list of all the booze consumed on season 2

People drink a lot on this show, in case you hadn’t noticed. The second season of “True Detective” looks very different from season one. Rust Cohle’s philosophizing has been usurped by Colin Ferrell’s prominent mustache, while sprawling tracking shots of the Louisiana bayou have been replaced by sprawling tracking shots of California highways. But one […]