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A little less than a happy high
Got Beer?
As if native frothy goodness weren't enough excuse to drink it, a new study suggests that beer may have health benefits.

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guitarcries From: guitarcries Date: July 9th, 2002 08:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have come to the conclusion that basically anything is good in moderate amounts. One day they'll say this is good for you, but then they say "Ah shit, wait, don't have too much of it cos then you'll develop some horrible flesh-eating disease." So basically, have a variety of things in small amounts. Not a lot of anything. The more variety of things you eat, the more variety of minerals and vitamins and good things that you need you will get. It just makes sense.
komos From: komos Date: July 10th, 2002 06:48 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't disagree in the least. I've a friend who used to go on about how "moderation was for monks," but you know, theirs is a good lifestyle. Even in their case, it's only when you enter into extremism (celebacy, vows of silence, etc.) that you start moving into the realm of the odd and/or unhealthy.

... not to mention that monks make excellent wines and beers. ;)
guitarcries From: guitarcries Date: July 10th, 2002 09:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Precisely... when one enters into "extremism," they're not living by moderation anymore.
komos From: komos Date: July 10th, 2002 11:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Out of curiosity, you haven't read The Paleolithic Perscription, have you? It goes into some detail on the "diseases of excess" that seem to plague modern society as well as examining the diet and routine that our nomadic forebears probably experienced. It probably leans on the side of "soft" science, but it did make for an interesting read.
guitarcries From: guitarcries Date: July 10th, 2002 11:20 am (UTC) (Link)
I haven't ready it... most of my ideas about moderation, etc. come from various philosophy classes I've taken, supplemented by everyday experience. I'll have to look into that book though, thanks for the suggestion. :)
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