In chemistry, an alcohol is any organic compound in which the hydroxyl functional group (–OH) is bound to a saturated carbon atom. The term alcohol originally referred to the primary alcohol ethanol (ethyl alcohol), the predominant alcohol in alcoholic beverages.

10 Hangover Symptoms Which Demonstrate What Happens to Your Body When You Drink

By |2019-07-27T16:54:26+03:00April 25th, 2018|Categories: Health & Wellness, Lifestyle|Tags: , , |

Hangover symptoms don’t just make you feel bad the morning after. They also show how drinking changes the human body, altering chemicals and otherwise ordinary functions. Many people are social drinkers and think nothing of having a few glasses of wine or a few beers. Then you have others who drink heavily or attend regular parties, and they understand how hangover symptoms make them feel. The interesting thing about these symptoms is not their appearance. Rather, what’s important is how they actually change your body.

Long-Term Effects of Alcohol on Health, Relationships & Life

By |2020-02-25T22:56:44+03:00March 25th, 2018|Categories: Health & Wellness, Lifestyle|Tags: , |

Binge drinking is a common habit in many cultures. If someone you know has it, you’ll want to know about the long-term effects of alcohol, which extend to relationships as well. Hence, some tips on how to manage it will be useful. Why Alcohol Is Addictive Knowing why alcohol draws so many drinkers will help you understand the need to overcome its effects. A study done by the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at the University of California reveals that alcohol causes the release

To Fight Aging and Look Younger, It’s Enough to Do 5 Simple Things

By |2020-03-22T00:40:49+03:00December 25th, 2017|Categories: Fitness & Beauty, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , |

You can fight aging and look younger without buying expensive anti-aging products and treatments. Read on to learn how. There is an incredible number of anti-aging products on the market and new ‘breakthroughs’ in anti-aging technology seem to be made every other day. Yet, there are some simple ways to fight aging and look younger – just a few lifestyle changes are enough. Groupon conducted a study which showed that American women spend several hundred dollars per month on their appearance – equating to nearly

HDL and LDL Cholesterol: What Is the Difference and How to Balance Them

By |2019-06-14T22:25:15+03:00September 25th, 2017|Categories: Health & Wellness, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , |

Many people hear about good or HDL and bad or LDL cholesterol, and they wonder how it can be both good and bad at the same time. The LDL cholesterol is the stuff that builds up along the walls of your arteries and causes problems, but the HDL is the body’s natural garbage disposal system that gets rid of the LDL proteins. You need to have both types of cholesterol in balance if you want to stay healthy and heart problem-free. Balancing your cholesterol levels

12 Weeks After You Stop Drinking Alcohol, These 5 Things Happen to Your Body

By |2020-03-02T14:34:02+03:00September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Health & Wellness, Lifestyle|Tags: , , |

It's not easy to stop drinking alcohol. Social obligations and the occasional need to destress make it necessary. Nevertheless, too much of it isn't a good thing. Do you know what happens to your body after you stop drinking alcohol? Here are the changes, on a timeline. The harmful effects of alcohol You probably know, all too well, the heady feeling you get after downing a few glasses of your favorite wine. But excess alcohol sends your body into a tailspin. Here's what it does

Alcohol Addiction: Signs That Someone You Love Is Suffering

By |2020-02-15T21:25:23+03:00February 28th, 2017|Categories: Family & Parenting, Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |

Many people would be able to agree that alcohol addiction is a type of disease that is very difficult to live with. Most of the time, alcohol addiction can affect all aspects of someone’s life and that includes the people around them. Friends and family of the person who is suffering from this affliction may want to help them but might not know how or where to start. Helping anyone with these issues can be a difficult thing to do, but the help that you

Legal VS Illegal Substances: The Variations in Public Opinion about Drugs

By |2020-04-25T19:05:23+03:00February 25th, 2017|Categories: Lifestyle, Science & Technology|Tags: , , , |

It is very interesting how people react to legal and illegal substances simply based upon how they are handled in politics. A drug is any substance that alters a person’s physical or mental functions. Drugs can be used for recreation or used to treat medical issues. They can be legally bought almost anywhere, illegal to purchase, or only purchased using a prescription written by a medical professional. In addition, drugs are usually classified based on their legal status. These statuses are set by political leaders

The 5 Stages of Drunkenness Shown in 100-Year-Old Photos

By |2019-06-26T22:36:38+03:00December 9th, 2016|Categories: Inspirational|Tags: , |

These five photographs by a talented photographer from the mid-19th century portray the stages of drunkenness. Since our cave ancestors had the first taste of overripe pear or plum and swallowed the alcohol-rich fruits they figured out that there is something strange in this new sensation. The human race is enjoying the benefits of ethanol, ethyl alcohol, or simply ... alcohol for millennia now. There's something about that feeling of intoxication that we are so attracted to. It is not uncommon to create a dependency