Excessive alcohol damages brain

Excessive alcohol drinking also has been shown to lower brain DHA and arachidonic acid levels significantly. Alcohol is a powerful glutamate receptor blocker, but once one sobers up, sensitivity to glutamate excitotoxicity increases significantly. When combined with low DHA levels, the degree of damage is greatly magnified. This may explain the brain atrophy, confusion, and memory loss seen in alcoholics.

Taken together, these studies indicate that low levels of DHA in the brain interfere with the dynamic plasticity of the brain, which allows us to learn, remember, and expand our minds. My son, Damien, made the observation that the more we learn and expand our minds intellectually, the more conscious we become.

Health and Nutrition Secrets (that can save your life), Dr Russell L. Blaylock, MD

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