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2018-06-04 14:51:03 MST
Staying hydrated, cardio exercise and green tea are the 3 main keys to healthy blood. Recent research indicates vinegar and alcoholic drinks heals everything the main 3 keys fail to cover regarding blood. This article on alcohol and vinegar seems very accurate. Wine is the most efficient source of alcohol in my opinion because most people do not use the proper types of vinegar. Red wine and vinegar with the mother are the optimal combination based on my research.

Here are two prescriptions I can go for: Drink some wine; eat some salad dressing. Recent studies show that 1–2 alcoholic drinks a day appear to cut the risk of diabetes by 45% and that 2 tablespoons of vinegar before a meal lowers blood glucose levels after the meal.

Vinegar seems to increase insulin sensitivity and slow the rate at which sugar is absorbed from a meal into the bloodstream. So it helps people with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Previous studies have shown that vinegar is associated with reduced blood pressure and cholesterol levels as well.

Most of these studies come from Europe. A Greek study published in Diabetes Care says that we do not know how vinegar reduces blood glucose. Vinegar may delay gastric emptying, block simple carbohydrates from breaking down into sugar, and/or stimulate liver and muscles to soak up more glucose.

This is actually nothing new. Studies have shown that vinegar improves insulin sensitivity in people with Type 2 or insulin resistance. Now we know it helps people with Type 1 as well.

But vinegar is not that easy to take straight or dissolved in water. Probably the best way for most people is to mix it with other flavors and use it as a salad dressing or on cooked vegetables.

Maybe the alcohol prescription would be more fun. An article from Reuters news service reports on a Dutch study of 35,000 people. People who had one or two alcoholic drinks a day had 45% less chance of developing Type 2 diabetes, compared to teetotalers. Forty-five percent is a pretty big benefit from drinking a glass of wine or liquor!

This result has been seen before, but scientists refused to credit the alcohol. They theorized that the moderate drinkers might live healthier lifestyles in other ways. The Dutch study suggests other lifestyle factors do not explain the findings, because “the lower risk was seen among men and women whose diabetes risk was already relatively low because of their weight and lifestyle habits — namely, not smoking, eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise.” Since even those who were living relatively healthy lives saw the benefit, the drinking seems to be the most likely candidate for the source of their better health. The study was published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Moderate drinking also helps arthritis. Another Reuters article reports on a Swiss study of 2,900 adults with rheumatoid arthritis. The study found that, “light-to-moderate drinkers showed slower progression in their joint damage compared with non-drinkers. Heavy drinkers, on the other hand, showed the greatest progression.” The subjects were followed over an average of four years. The study was reported in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism.

What’s the Connection?
I have to think the alcohol and vinegar effects are related. Alcohol and vinegar both come from fermented plant matter. In moderate amounts, they seem to make the body use carbohydrates more efficiently, and possibly to reduce inflammation. This seems to be a benefit for people who eat much plant-based food. There must be some kind of evolutionary connection here, but I don’t know what it is. Maybe you guys can figure it out.

We don’t need to know the whys of these findings to make them work for us. The cardiac benefits of moderate drinking have been reported many times. According to the Mayo Clinic, moderate drinking means two drinks a day for men 65 and under, one drink a day for women or men over 66. Mayo says drinking more than that puts you at risk for certain types of cancer, liver problems, and heart failure. (Editor’s Note: Additionally, because of the risk of alcoholism and other health conditions associated with drinking alcohol, most health experts currently do not recommend that nondrinkers take up moderate drinking for the sake of potential health benefits.)

It doesn’t seem to matter if the alcohol comes in the form of liquor, wine, or beer. They’re all good, if you don’t overdo it. Some studies hint that red wine may be best, but no one is sure.

A similar thing may apply to vinegar. Apple cider vinegar gets all the publicity for being a natural treatment for almost any problem, but some studies use other kinds of vinegar, so it might not make a difference which one you use.

If you can’t drink, perhaps because of a history of alcoholism, you might try resveratrol tablets. Resveratrol is found in the skin of grapes and may account for part of the health benefits of wine.

If you don’t want to have vinegar, you can take vinegar capsules. A reader named Renee Gerger says, “Vinegar pills have changed my blood sugar control in a positive manner…I have dawn syndrome and by taking two pills at bedtime I have eliminated it completely. I now have normal readings in the a.m. and most of the day.” Renee said she has been able to reduce her repaglinide (brand name Prandin) by taking the vinegar capsules.
2018-04-04 03:50:36 MST
2018-03-21 05:15:15 MST
The Senate has formally teed up a vote on ending U.S. military involvement in Yemen for Tuesday.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), wrapping up for the Senate for the evening, asked consent that supporters of the resolution be able to call up the measure once the Senate reconvenes on Tuesday, with up to four hours of debate before a vote.

If all debate time is used up, a vote is expected at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the Senate GOP cloakroom. The Senate is expected to vote on tabling, or effectively pigeonholing, the resolution.

The resolution, spearheaded by Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), would require any U.S. forces not involved in fighting al Qaeda or related groups to be out of the country within 30 days.

The United States has provided support for the Saudi campaign in Yemen's three-year civil war.

But the resolution faces an uphill battle in a GOP-controlled Congress, with both the Trump administration and Republican leadership opposed to the effort.

GOP Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, said on Monday evening that he wasn't sure where the votes were but hoped it wouldn't advance.

Meanwhile, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), who wants the bill to go through committee, told reporters that the motion to table would "likely carry."

Murphy also appeared somewhat cautious about whether or not his resolution would be able to muster the votes. He predicted most Republicans will oppose it while the vote count remained "fluid" on the Democratic side.

"You know it's a new precedent. ... I think a lot of members on our side are tying to figure out what a 'yes' vote means and what a 'no' vote means," he told The Hill.

Supporters of the resolution are using a provision of the International Security and Arms Export Control Act of 1976 to force the vote.
Tags Mitch McConnell Bernie Sanders Chris Murphy John Cornyn Bob Corker Mike Lee Houthi insurgency in Yemen Senate war powers act