Excessive Drinking Drowns Healthy Diet Intentions

New study looked at the drinking and eating habits of over 12,000 adults aged 18 to 64, and found that binge drinking, heavy drinking and drinking during meals were associated with bad nutrition.

New York, NY USA - October 08, 2011 -- HealthDay News recently highlighted a study that found a link between alcohol and poor diet. The study looked at the drinking and eating habits of over 12,000 adults aged 18 to 64, and found that binge drinking, heavy drinking and drinking during meals were associated with bad nutrition.

According to one study author, “Drinking alcohol may reduce maintaining a healthy diet.... [and] may indirectly contribute to several chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease or cancer.” The study also found that alcohol was associated with insufficient consumption of healthy foods like fruits and vegetables, and excessive intake of fast foods and animal proteins.

If your alcohol consumption is excessive or if you find it results in poor dietary choices, you need to reduce or stop your drinking,” says Tom Griesel, who with his sister Dian Griesel, Ph.D. is the author of the new book TurboCharged: Accelerate Your Fat Burning Metabolism, Get Lean Fast and Leave Diet and Exercise Rules in the Dust (April 2011, BSH). “This may seem a little radical, but if alcohol or anything else is affecting your health or keeping you from experiencing optimal health, you need to do something about it right away.”

Excessive alcohol consumption also has an adverse effect on sleep, Tom adds. If you drink and don't sleep well, it is a warning sign. For optimal health, he says, it’s important to get a good night’s sleep. Too much alcohol can disrupt sleep cycles.

When reviewing your health habits, closely examine your alcohol consumption,” Dian suggests. “Alcohol is empty calories and is difficult for your body to process. Your body primarily treats alcohol as a toxic substance. It is not a necessary nutrient. Although we feel red wine is probably the best choice when it comes to alcohol, it can still be a serious health hazard if it results in poor diet choices or is consumed excessively.”

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From Social Media Marketing to incorporating Botox ®, the IAPAM's October 24th Aesthetic Practice Start-Up Workshop Offers it All!

From Botox ® training for physicians to marketing your aesthetic medicine business, the IAPAM offers the industry’s most comprehensive workshops for physicians. The IAPAM's Aesthetic Practice Start Up Workshop is the only medical spa business program highlighting the latest information on social media marketing and is taught by an actual medspa owner who knows the facts. The IAPAM announces the October 24th date for its next Aesthetic Practice Start Up Business Workshop.

Las Vegas, NV, October 08, 2011 -- Both business and clinical training (Botox ® training, laser training, hCG training, etc.) are the best foundation upon which a successful medical spa can be launched. The IAPAM (http://www.iapam.com) offers a choice of educational programs which give physicians a thorough knowledge of the business of building a medspa, and of the latest technologies and clinical advances required to grow that business.

By attending the IAPAM's Business Bootcamp (http://www.iapam.com/bootcamp.html), as well as the IAPAM's hCG Training (http://www.hcgtraining.com) and the Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with Botox ® Training (http://www.aestheticmedicinesymposium.com/botoxtraining), physicians will avoid many of the common pitfalls of the aesthetic industry. The programs are taught by experts and physicians who own and operate hCG Medical Weight Loss and Aesthetic Medicine practices, so attendees are learning from a faculty who have practical experience.

Attendees at the Aesthetic Practice Start Up Workshop leave with a business plan for their specific aesthetic medicine practice, including:

1. Financing Options.
2. Target Demographics for your Procedures.
3. Developing a menu of Treatments and Pricing Strategy.
4. Establishing Aesthetic Practice Protocols for your staff (examples included on CD).
5. Creating an effective Marketing Plan, including incorporating low-cost internet marketing strategies (SEO web sites and press releases) and the latest social media marketing strategies (Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, LinkedIn).
6. Finding the Right Location.
7. Staffing (job descriptions included on CD).
8. Federal and State legal and regulatory issues.
9. How to Read Financials.

Another valuable training offering by the IAPAM is the Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with Botox ® Training. The October 22-23rd weekend Symposium, the Friday October 21st hCG Training and the Monday October 24th Aesthetic Practice Start Up Workshop offer new medspa managers, owner-physicians, and key staff involved with an aesthetic medicine practice, all the tools to ensure their business is profitable, customizable and sustainable.

For additional information and to register for the October 24th Aesthetic Practice Startup Workshop, the October 21st hCG Training for Physicians, or the October 22-23rd Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with Botox ® Training, please contact the IAPAM at 1-800-219-5108 ext. 704 or info@theiapam.com.

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About the IAPAM: The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine

The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine is a voluntary association of physicians and supporters, which sets standards for the aesthetic medical profession. The goal of the association is to offer education, ethical standards, credentialing, and member benefits. IAPAM membership is open to all licensed medical doctors (MDs), dentists (DDSs/DMDs) doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs), physicians assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs). The IAPAM offers aesthetic medicine and hCG medical weight management programs, including: Botox ® training, medical aesthetic training, laser training, physician hCG training, and aesthetic practice business training. Additional information about the association can be accessed through the IAPAM’s website (http://www.iapam.com) or by contacting:

Jeff Russell, Executive-Director
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)
1-800-219-5108 x704