#68 Alcohol & Focus
01:10 Music Intro
01:50 Amount of alcohol in a standard drink
03:24 Negative impacts of alcohol
10:00 Drinking socially
14:58 Alcohol and vibration
17:45 Sober curious
24:00 Things you're tying NOT to do
Clear patterns have emerged between alcohol consumption and the development of the following types of cancer Cancer.gov: Head and neck cancer, esophageal, liver, breast, colorectal. Evidence is accumulating that alcohol consumption is associated with increased risks of melanoma and of prostate and pancreatic cancers
What happens to cancer risk after a person stops drinking alcohol?
Most of the studies that have examined whether cancer risk declines after a person stops drinking alcohol have focused on head and neck cancers and on esophageal cancer. The cancer risks eventually decline, although it may take years for the risks of cancer to return to those of never drinkers.
- Harvard.edu: It can cause inflammation of the liver (alcoholic hepatitis) and lead to scarring of the liver (cirrhosis), a potentially fatal disease. It can increase blood pressure and damage heart muscle (cardiomyopathy)
- Nlm.nih.gov: Chronic inflammation is commonly associated with alcohol-related medical conditions.
- Even moderate drinking carries some risks. Alcohol can disrupt sleep and one’s better judgment
- People's perception of “one drink” is usually off with heavy pours or strong beers.
Harvard.edu In addition, studies suggest that moderate drinking (as discussed below) may be linked with a lower risk of: Heart attack, the most common type of stroke, death due to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, gallstones.
“Moderate” alcohol consumption per the CDC: 1 drink or less per women and 2 drinks or less per day in men
- Quotation from CDC.gov I think sums things up nicely.
- “Although past studies have indicated that moderate alcohol consumption has protective health benefits (e.g., reducing risk of heart disease), recent studies show this may not be true.6-12 While some studies have found improved health outcomes among moderate drinkers, it’s impossible to conclude whether these improved outcomes are due to moderate alcohol consumption or other differences in behaviors or genetics between people who drink moderately and people who don’t.”
- Don’t drink because you’re bored
- Ask yourself why you’re actually drinking
- The less you drink the less you need
- Shit adds up to go out and drink
- Entrepreneurs don’t have time to be hungover, we have shit to do.