Tag: women and alcohol


Why Perimenopause and Wine Don’t Mix
08 Sep 2016

Why Perimenopause and Wine Don’t Mix

Let’s be honest. Wine is a perimenopausal go-to for many women. It takes the edge off anxiety, overwhelm and much of the hormonal chaos we experience. And while it can seem like a good idea on the surface, there are hidden dangers lurking in this management strategy. Women metabolize alcohol differently than men. We have less water in our bodies to dilute the alcohol; fewer...

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6 Reasons to Think Before You Drink (Especially if Your Hormones are Wacky)
15 Apr 2015

6 Reasons to Think Before You Drink (Especially if Your Hormones are Wacky)

April is Alcohol Awareness Month and since women are more affected by alcohol than men, it’s important to shine a light on this topic. Women metabolize alcohol differently than men for several reasons. These include having less water in our bodies to dilute the alcohol; fewer enzymes to digest the alcohol; smaller body size; and hormonal differences that may affect absorption. And as we age,...

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09 Apr 2014

5 Reasons to Think Before You Drink (Especially If Your Hormone Symphony is Off-Key!)

Women are more affected by alcohol than men for a number of reasons. These include having less water in their bodies to dilute the alcohol; fewer enzymes to digest the alcohol; usually smaller body size; and hormonal differences that may affect absorption. And as women age, they metabolize alcohol less efficiently so blood alcohol levels stay higher longer. A drink a day can actually be...

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03 Apr 2014

Truth and Transparency: I Think My “OFF” Switch is Broken

If you look at my family tree, there are alcoholics teetering on nearly every branch. Given this, I am keenly aware of a little nagging voice in the back of my mind telling me I need to pay attention. In the last few years, I have started to wonder if I’m heading in the direction of a problem. Not a Ready-for-Betty-Ford kind of problem…but one...

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Hey, Can a Girl Get a Drink Over Here??
14 Nov 2013

Hey, Can a Girl Get a Drink Over Here??

When your hormone symphony is playing off-key and you’re stressed to the max, the temptation to pop the cork on a bottle of Pinot Grigio can be great. After all, what’s the harm in a couple of glasses of good vino to take the edge off? As it turns out…plenty. So What’s the Big Deal? Women are more affected by alcohol than men due to...

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