Whiskey: An Antidote For Cancer?

Written by Charlene J. Nuble

Some scientists believe that whiskey may be one ofrepparttar keys to preventingrepparttar 138149 Big C

For a quite a number of years, liquor has been known not only to bring destructive intoxication and addiction upon its patrons, but also as deterrent to a healthy lifestyle. But as a potential weapon against cancer? Sounds controversial.

Rumors that single malt whiskey may be a tool to combat cancer have begun circulating recently. Whether it actually holds any water has yet to be proven. According to one ofrepparttar 138150 theory’s proponents, a consultant torepparttar 138151 whiskey industry, Dr. Jim Swan,repparttar 138152 antioxidants present in whiskey, particularly ellagic acid, can reducerepparttar 138153 risk of developing cancer, since this acid fightsrepparttar 138154 unstable atoms that aid in rapid cell replication. He added thatrepparttar 138155 more cells were produced,repparttar 138156 more likely that rogue cancer cells will be born. “Whiskey can protect you from cancer and science proves it,” he said, speaking atrepparttar 138157 EuroMedLab 2005 conference in Glasgow. Dr Swan explained that ellagic acid, which is in greater concentration in whiskey than in red wine, breaks downrepparttar 138158 harmful free radicals present in our body.

However, Cancer Research UK remains unconvinced. The agency has raised concerns that what Dr Swan and his supporters are pushing might mislead consumers into drinking excessive amounts of whiskey just to avoid cancer. Cancer Research noted that liquor intake can eventually lead to certain kinds of cancer, such as those inrepparttar 138159 esophagus, throat, mouth, bowel and liver. Dr Swan’s idea that whiskey can prevent cancer also received criticism, owing mostly to an absence of population data supporting them. Contrariwise, according torepparttar 138160 agency’s head of cancer information Lesley Walker, there exists evidence that high alcohol consumption does increase cancer risks. Ms Walker noted that while ellagic acid is a formidable antioxidant and may greatly aid inrepparttar 138161 fight against cancer, its presence in whiskey is not reason enough for people to begin drinking up, especially as ellagic acid can also be found in certain fruits.

Post Nasal Drip

Written by Joe Miller

Post nasal drip is a sensation of mucous build up inrepparttar throat. Sometimes you may even feel a dripping sensation fromrepparttar 138015 back of your nose. The cause is over-production of mucous by glands inrepparttar 138016 nose and inrepparttar 138017 throat.

At a healthy level those glands produce around two quarts of mucous each day. Most, if not all, of that is swallowed without knowing it. The mucous, however, serves a healthy purpose at this level, cleaning and moistening nasal passages, trapping foreign matter that has been inhaled, moistening and humidifyingrepparttar 138018 air you breathe, and even fighting infection.

At an unhealthy level, mucous becomes either excessively thick or excessively thin, possibly due to irritation, infection, or allergic reaction. Those who have difficulty swallowing normally may especially need to be cautious, because build-up may fester and cause infection.

There are some things we cannot control. For example, more than 90% of irritants and bacteria which cause infection enterrepparttar 138019 body throughrepparttar 138020 nose. Much of it will remain inrepparttar 138021 nasal passages and seek to live and grow there.

The body will react torepparttar 138022 infection by sending its defense system of white blood cells torepparttar 138023 nasal passages to trigger more mucous production in order to “wash out”repparttar 138024 bacteria, irritants, or foreign matter. But this tends to further congestrepparttar 138025 nose. What makes matters worse, we often blow our noses, swallowrepparttar 138026 phlegm, or cough to relieverepparttar 138027 congestion, but these actions force bacteria to other places inrepparttar 138028 body, includingrepparttar 138029 sinuses,repparttar 138030 throat, orrepparttar 138031 ears, causing further sickness.

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