posted on Mar, 24 2014 @ 09:13 AM
A few years back I caught myself drinking a little to much beer, about 4 tall boys a night, I didn't think much of it since it was over the span of
about 5-6 hours after work, I never felt 'drunk' at all through that time, just buzzed.
I went to the doctor for an exam and he noticed my liver enzymes were a little off the path, and first thing he asked me was if I was a heavy drinker.
I told him and he told me to cut down.
So, I asked him for some tips on how to slowly get off the stuff, and he said to drink other beverages other than beer, lots of water, but one to two
BOTTLES of beer was fine a day. So I found myself drinking water all day while at work, an a fizzy drink or two after work and maybe a bottle of beer.
When I went back to get a check up I was actually in WORSE condition than I was when drinking the beer. He played it off as my body 're-adjusting'
itself, so I kept on the same path about a can of coke a night, sometimes a red bull, something to keep that motion of me drinking something that
wasn't beer. When I went back for my second checkup I had been technically 'sober' for a few months by then and my condition with my liver and
kidneys were not worse but not better than the times I was drinking beer.
Long story short. What was the problem? SUGAR. yes that stuff is nasty. After my doctor found out I was drinking just even ONE can of coke a day he
said my already fragile state actually got worse because of the stuff. When he told me this I went straight home threw out anything high in sugar, and
vowed to never drink or eat anything with the dreaded high modified corn startches.
Only fluids that touch my lips are beer, and water. Ever since then my liver is back to normal and my kidneys are functioning perfect.
Moral of the story, everything in moderation, but some of the stuff we made or modify, or alter to please us, or make us feel better is something we
should never be intaking at all. After I found out what high-fructose corn syrup was and trans fats. I was disgusted that I used to drink soda as a
kid or ate margarine, or T/V dinners. That stuff literally pickles your insides.