Is there anything better than a little booze at the end of a long, rough day?
Doesn’t matter what crummy hand life has dealt you, a stiff drink can soften you up and help put things in perspective.
Your doc will naturally claim that this is a terrible way to “cope.” And sure, if you’re at risk of turning into a lush, he’s absolutely right.
But if you’re a responsible drinker, a little booze can help beat the blues, and new research shows why: It’s actually a POWERFUL antidepressant that works in the same way as quick-acting drugs, flipping a switch that transforms the neurotransmitter GABA.
Normally, GABA dials back brain activity. But once a little booze flows in, it does just the opposite — because the study on mice shows GABA turns up brain activity to help you feel GOOD.
Ready for the most incredible part of this?
It doesn’t just kick in when you’re drinking.
Once you flip that switch, it stays on for a full 24 hours… so a drink with dinner tonight can help you get through tomorrow.
Now that’s the kind of antidepressant we can all believe in — but instead, mainstream docs are practically soiling their pants over this study. You can almost hear them crying out: “OH MY GOD! But alcohol is so dangerous!”
Sure, if you’re prone to getting sloshed and attempt to drown your sorrows at the bottom of a whiskey barrel, you’re in for a world of trouble. But the same can be said for antidepressant drugs, which are involved in 17 percent of drug overdose deaths in the United States.
So let’s level the playing field here.
Let’s put the RESPONSIBLE use of booze up against the RESPONSIBLE use of antidepressant drugs — because once you make this apples-to-apples comparison, booze wins by every measure you care about.
A responsible and moderate alcohol habit can cut the risk of heart problems and protect the brain with ZERO side effects beyond that happy feeling you get when you’re sipping your favorite brew.
Antidepressants, on the other hand — even in normal doses — can cause changes in behavior and personality, sex problems, weight gain, sleep disorders, and more.
Tell me which one you’d rather take!
So enjoy your booze — but enjoy it responsibly, keeping it to a glass or two a day, and you’ll get all the benefits without the risks.
If you’ve got a more serious issue with your mood, a little booze probably won’t do much — but neither will those meds, if it’s caused by a hormonal or nutritional problem.
Seek the advice of a skilled naturopathic medical doctor. I recommend an experienced member of the American College for Advancement in Medicine.