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Dr K K Aggarwal

Don’t start if you do not drink; if you cannot stop, limit your intake

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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  • The definition of a standard drink differs in countries: US = 14-15 gm alcohol equivalent to 12 oz beer, 5 oz wine and 1.5 oz 80 proof liquor; UK 8 gm alcohol, Japan 19.75 gm alcohol and India 10 gm alcohol.
  • A standard drink usually means a US drink.
  • Alcohol contents: Beer 5%; Malt liquor 7%; Table wine 12%; Fortified wine (sherry, port) 17%; Cordial liquor (aperitif) 24%; Brandy (single jigger) 40% and 80 proof gin, Vodka, whisky 40%.
  • 10 ml of alcohol (hard liquor) = 0.8 gm of alcohol; 1 oz = 30 ml; 12 oz of beer = 360 ml of beer (360×5% = 18 ml of alcohol = 14.4 gm of alcohol); 18 oz of beer = 8 to 9 oz of malt liquor = 5 oz of table wine = 3-4 oz of 45 wine = 2-3 oz of cordial liquor = 1.5 oz of brandy = 1.5 oz hard liquor.
  • Binge drinking means 4 or more drinks at one time for women or 5 or more at one time for men.
  • Heavy drinking means more than 7 drinks per week or 3 drinks per occasion for women or more than 14 drinks per week or 4 drinks per occasion for men.
  • Moderate drinking means less than 2 drinks per day for women and less than 3 drinks per day for men, and for people aged more than 65, less than two drinks per day.
  • Safe limits: No level of alcohol consumption can be 100% safe for some people.
  • Contraindications: Pregnancy, present or strong family history of alcoholism, previous paralysis because of brain hemorrhage, liver disease, pancreas disease, running potentially dangerous equipment or machinery.
  • Limit alcohol in acute gastritis, esophagitis, strong family history of breast cancer and pre-cancerous GI lesions.
  • Ideal dose of alcohol = 6 gm per day.
  • 10-15gm of ethanol is found in one glass of wine, one can or bottle of beer or one mixed drink.
  • One should not take more than two drinks (men) and one drink daily (women).
  • Men below 45 may experience more harm than benefit from alcohol consumption.
  • Alcohol benefits for the heart are only in people aged over 45.

Signs of Spiritual Awakening

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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  • More experiences of telepathy.
  • More experiences of reverse telepathy.
  • More spontaneous fulfilment of desires.
  • Tendency to let things happen and not trying to make them happen. Work done with the least effort.
  • Change in the nature – more smiling, laughter and thankful nature.
  • Feelings of connection with others and nature.
  • Frequent episodes of appreciation.
  • Tendency to think and act spontaneously and not from fears from past experience.
  • Ability to enjoy each moment.
  • Living in the present.
  • Loss of worry.
  • Loss of interest in conflict.
  • Loss of interest in interpreting others’ actions.
  • Loss of interest in judging others and self.
  • Ability to love without expectations.
  • Quality of converting an adversity into opportunity.
  • Dislike for drugs, smoke and excess of alcohol.
  • Happiness in doing random acts of kindness.
  • Looking for good in every one.