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26th April 2012: Alcohol and the Brain Drain by Mike McInnes

Mike McInnes talks on Liver Brain Biology

Name of speaker and subject:

Mike McInnes

Title of talk:

Alcohol and the Brain Drain:  How to Provision the Brain Before, During and After Alcohol Consumption.

Bullet points of what you would like to cover:

  • Alcohol lowers cerebral energy metabolism – hence we forget the pleasure of its relaxation.
  • This may be avoided by forward provisioning cerebral energy reserve prior to and after alcohol consumption.
  • Honey is the Gold Standard food for selective liver replenishment.
  • This forward provisions cerebral energy reserve, reduces the risk of low blood glucose (hypoglycaemia) and of the metabolic stress this activates, and reduces risk of all the unpleasant after effects of alcohol consumption.
  • In addition honey improves the detoxification of alcohol via upgrading alcohol dehydrogenase.
  • Honey upgrades hepatic (liver) glutathione a vital hepatic antioxidant and important for optimal liver function.
  • Honey upgrades hepatic nitric oxide, a vital signal for optimal insulin signalling.
  • Post alcohol honey activates the Honey/Insulin/Melatonin (HYMN) Cycle, a cycle that forward provisions cerebral energy , reduces nocturnal metabolic stress, promotes quality sleep and recovery physiology, protects neurones from energy deficiency, and improves memory consolidation and learning during REM sleep.
  • Honey is the perfect food to consume prior to and post alcohol consumption.

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Alcohol: How To Remember Not To Forget

This article is all about alcohol, why it causes memory loss and how to prevent this happening when you do drink it.

Alcohols are a family of compounds which contain a hydroxyl group (-OH) [1]. If we are talking about the alcohol which is commonly drunk by people as a beverage, we are talking about ethanol: CH3-CH2-OH.  The hydroxyl group on the end of the carbon chain makes it an alcohol.  When trying to conceive of chemistry it helps to think of lego – all matter is accountable so we can always count and track all the atoms in chemical reactions. Read more

26th April 2012: The Chemistry of Alcohol or How to Remember Not to Forget by Alex Dunedin

Alcohol

Name of speaker and subject:

Alex Dunedin

Title of talk:

The Chemistry of Alcohol – or How to Remember Not to Forget

Bullet points of what you would like to cover:

  • Alcohol and what alcohols are
  • Why we enjoy drinking
  • Hypoglycaemia and diuretics as the effects of alcohol
  • Why Memory deteriorates when we drink
  • How to avoid memory loss and improve motor coordination

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