Alcohol and Vitamins

Alcohol and Vitamins

Chronic alcohol abuse can cause vitamin deficiency by depleting nutrients in three major ways: decreasing nutrient consumption, enhancing malabsorption, and increasing excretion. The former is due to alcohol’s suppression of appetite, along with the tendency to...
Supplements for Nerve Health

Supplements for Nerve Health

Stop us if this sounds familiar. You read an article claiming thousands of people have attained healthier nerves by taking a supplement. You rush to the drug store and grab a bottle from the shelf. You dutifully take your supplement for nerve health every day.  The...
What weakens the immune system?

What weakens the immune system?

Aside from immune system diseases, most of the factors that weaken the immune system are preventable — like stress, lack of sleep, and alcohol intake. If you can avoid a generally healthy lifestyle, you can avoid many of the circumstances that weaken the immune...