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Alcohol Allergies

Alcohol Allergies 101

If you’ve ever experienced stomach cramps, difficulty breathing or faintness during or after drinking alcohol, there’s a chance you may have an alcohol allergy. True alcohol allergies are rare, as most people are actually allergic to one or more of the ingredients used to make alcoholic beverages (like beer and wine), such as barley, hops,

Pairing Beer and Chocolate

You know about wine and chocolate, the most intimate drink and food pairing in the history of the world, but with the Cambrian explosion of craft beer, there’s a new chocolate suitor in town. Beer fits well with chocolate because the compliment of carbonation to the richness and depth of cacao flavors leaves you with

Your Health After Alcohol Poisoning

You hear about it every once in a while — a college kid partied too hard during rush week or a holiday office party got out of hand — but alcohol poisoning is no laughing matter. A consequence of drinking large amounts of alcohol in a short period of time, alcohol poisoning affects your breathing,

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How Alcohol Affects Your Zzzzs

According to a study by the University of Missouri School of Medicine, 20 percent of American adults use alcohol to help them sleep. While you may be no stranger to having a glass of wine before bed to unwind, alcohol has an impact on your sleep quality, duration and cycle. Research shows that alcohol disrupts the