Case-studies: high cholesterol since young, weight, 40 years old. (drinking alcohol is part of her job.)
I had a very interesting conversation with my client yesterday. She has high cholesterol since young, never taken any medication, but she had been taking some natural herbs randomly. She wished to lose weight and get better health. She had been on zumba/gym/treadmill twice a wk, but her Visceral Fat remained at unhealthy level 6.
She started on #2oneresetdetoxprogram Body Inc. in July 19. Her job required her to drink a few glasses of red wine & whiskies weekly during the program. She still managed to lose 3kg and drop a level of VF to 5. Her menses used to be delayed (alternate or a few months once). Since coming to #bodyincsg her menses came for 4 days consecutively in August & September with 28days cycle. She was happy with the results as she found this way of healthier living and eating sustainable. She asked how else can she improve her cholesterol level. I advised her to eat more alkalizing food as she still needed to drink alcohol, which can affect liver and cholesterol.
Then she popped a very interesting question. Is red wine or whisky more acidic? She needed to choose the better of the evils!
We can't just look at the pH of the alcohol. Though red wine is more acidic at pH 3-4 as compared to whisky at pH 4-5, when they are metabolized, it is a different story. Just like lemon juice, in its natural state is acidic with a pH 2, but once metabolized it actually becomes alkalizing to the blood.
Lemon is proven to have many health benefits.
More Sugar = More Acid.
More Minerals = More Alkaline.
Red wine is high in minerals and antioxidants but also high in…SUGAR & YEAST!
Although whiskies are derived from wheat, barley, or rye, the distilling process removes water, sugar, carbohydrates, gluten proteins and impurities. So whiskies like gin, vodka, scotch whisky, and rye whiskey are inherently gluten-free. Gluten-free means less chance of bloating problems. However high alcohol content can cause destruction to liver cells and alter blood pH by altering kidneys' ability to maintain your blood levels of electrically charged atoms, or ions of mineral phosphate.
So which is a better alcohol for her situation? I would say both are equally bad!
But if she really has to drink, do a small glass of whisky and eat lots of veg to replenish the minerals and to detox.
- Jacelyn Tay 24/09/19
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