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Surprising Facts About Smoking, Drinking Alcohol & Your Mental Health

In my book, The Empowering Benefits of Detoxing, Cleansing, and Eating Clean, I discuss the importance of the relationship between food and our spirituality. If our goal is to heal our mind, body, and soul, we must also consume the proper nutrition to nourish these factors.

An occasional drink can help you to feel happier and more relaxed. On the other hand, heavy and prolonged consumption increases your risk for anxiety, depression, and other undesirable consequences.

Much of this is due to how alcohol affects your brain. When you’re healthy, your body deals with stress by increasing hormones like cortisol that prepare you for action and then quickly restoring the normal levels once the challenge has passed.

Relying on alcohol disrupts this balance. Your stress responses become less efficient, and you may build up a tolerance, so you have to drink more to achieve the same effects.

You probably know that quitting smoking reduces your risk for lung cancer, emphysema, and other physical ailments. However, you might be surprised to learn how much it can do for your mental health.

A recent review of research to date found that giving up the tobacco habit promotes positive feelings and mental wellbeing. More specifically, the study found a 24% lower risk of developing anxiety and depression and a 44% reduced risk of developing anxiety alone.

These psychological benefits are another compelling reason to say goodbye to cigarettes. Find out more about how smoking affects your brain and tips for how to quit.

Whether you smoke or drink, we should be mindful of how each activity affects our God Frequency and how we react and act in society.

The Best plan is to eat clean foods for proper balance.

Eating foods and water high in alkaline will bring your body back to balance. These vitamins, minerals, and herbs infuse the body with new energy, vitality, and better health.

We must be mindful of consuming alkaline foods and water to feed nutrients and neutralize acids and toxins in the blood.

When your body’s pH balance is off-balance,” the body tries to correct that sensitive pH balance. That process shows uncomfortable symptoms, including colds, allergies, diseases, viruses, and bacteria.

The less you smoke and drink alcohol; you’re allowing your body to heal. Suppose you decide to give up smoking and alcohol entirely. In that case, it ultimately will be one of the most important things you can do for your overall wellbeing, and some of the health benefits start to appear in a few weeks or even sooner. You’ll be protecting your mind, as well as your body’s organs when you consume less tobacco and alcohol.

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About Damon K. Jones (214 Articles)
Damon K. Jones is an Activist, Author, and Publisher of Black Westchester Magazine, a Black-owned and operated newspaper based in Westchester County, New York. Mr. Jones is a Holistic Health Practitioner, First Aid in Mental Health Practioner, Diet, and Nutrition Advisor, and Vegan, Vegetarian Nutrition Life Coach. Mr. Jones is a 31 year Law Enforcement Practioner, New York Representative of Blacks in Law Enforcement of America. Mr. Jones has been a guest commentator on New York radio stations WBLS (107.5 FM), WLIB (1190 am), WRKS (98.7 FM), WBAI (99.5 FM), and Westchester's WVOX (1460 am). Mr. Jones has appeared on local television broadcasts, including Westchester News 12 “News Makers” and Public Television “Winbrook Pride. You can now hear Damon every Wednesday at 830 AM on WFAS 1230 AM, Morning with Bob Marone Show.

1 Comment on Surprising Facts About Smoking, Drinking Alcohol & Your Mental Health

  1. Brother as usual you are making great points in this article.

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