Dr. Philip Oubre, MD (00:04):
...Everybody. We're going to be talking about five tips for drinking alcohol. Now this video is not going to be about don't drink alcohol because let's face it, America has a drinking problem. The world has a drinking problem. COVID has only made it worse so we know you're drinking and so we're just going to give you tips on how to drink it.
Aubree Steen, FNTP (00:18):
Right, we're not going to say to not drink.
Dr. Philip Oubre, MD (00:20):
So I'm Dr. Phillip Oubre, this is...
Aubree Steen, FNTP (00:22):
Dr. Philip Oubre, MD (00:22):
And so we are going to give you five tips on if you're going to drink alcohol, these are the tips that you should follow. Number one is you got to introduce it. You're the nutritionist.
Aubree Steen, FNTP (00:32):
Dr. Philip Oubre, MD (00:32):
Stop putting sugar in your alcohol.
Aubree Steen, FNTP (00:34):
Oh, I was like, "What did I do?"
Dr. Philip Oubre, MD (00:35):
No, no. You got it right.
Aubree Steen, FNTP (00:38):
Stop putting sugar in your alcohol. Why? First things first is every time you drink something sugary, and I'm talking about those sweet cocktails, fruit juices, Sprite, please don't get a Crown and Coke, drink Crown by itself if you want to, right. Don't get those things. Excess wine, when it's stewing, is that sugar is feeding the yeast and fungus in your bowels and your body, which A over time leads to gastrointestinal disorders, overgrowth, which could be gas, bloating that waking that you don't like, that foggy brain. You name it. Number two, is it affects your blood sugar tremendously.
Dr. Philip Oubre, MD (01:09):
Oh, we're going more. Okay. That was a part A.
Aubree Steen, FNTP (01:10):
I'm sorry that was part A.
Dr. Philip Oubre, MD (01:10):
All right, good. Part A, part B. Okay. But it's still number 1.
Aubree Steen, FNTP (01:11):
Sugar also literally affects your blood sugar. You drinking those sugary things is just like if you were to get a bag of M & M's and eat them in one sitting. What that's going to do, it's going to stress your body, make you more tired, cause you to gain inappropriate weight, imbalance your hormones. So it just has a negative cascade. So no sugar. So that leads us to number two. What are your least inflammatory alcohols? What I tell patients when they...
Dr. Philip Oubre, MD (01:34):
No, wait, wait, wait. Notice we didn't say they're anti-inflammatories.
Aubree Steen, FNTP (01:41):
The least inflammatory
Dr. Philip Oubre, MD (01:42):
Or they're beneficial alcohols. These are, what are the least damaging alcohols.
Aubree Steen, FNTP (01:44):
Dr. Philip Oubre, MD (01:44):
If you're going to drink any. Go ahead.
Aubree Steen, FNTP (01:45):
Perfect. So the ones I do want you to avoid first and foremost is any beer. It's liquid gluten, no matter what.
Dr. Philip Oubre, MD (01:50):
It's liquid bread. It's like bread that you blended...
Aubree Steen, FNTP (01:53):
Dr. Philip Oubre, MD (01:53):
And fermented with organisms and then drank his alcohol.
Aubree Steen, FNTP (01:57):
Yeah, avoid that. Sugary cocktails. Those are my two non-negotiables no matter what. But the ones that I would prefer you to do are going to be hard liquor. You need less of it and ideally it's cleaner. My favorite ones are going to be probably anything that's grain-free. Yes, whiskey, scotch, rye, all that's great. But it is made from corn, another grain.
Dr. Philip Oubre, MD (02:19):
Anything that's brown technically might have gluten in it [inaudible 00:02:24].
Aubree Steen, FNTP (02:23):
Right, and the cross-reactivity for sure. And when they're made from grain they do metabolize different and almost straight into sugar. So it is a little bit of a different process, but my favorites are going to be agave, so any tequila, because it is not made from grain. It is made from agave, that is probably the healthiest alcohol that you can have.
Dr. Philip Oubre, MD (02:39):
And plus we're in Texas, thank you.
Aubree Steen, FNTP (02:39):
A nice tequila with lime. I know.
Dr. Philip Oubre, MD (02:41):
It's got to be tequila.
Aubree Steen, FNTP (02:41):
So we're good. And then grain-free vodka. So you're looking at potato vodkas, like Monopolowa. I don't know if Tito's is, so I don't want to shout them out.
Dr. Philip Oubre, MD (02:49):
I don't remember.
Aubree Steen, FNTP (02:49):
But yeah, but Monopolowa is one that you can definitely Google, but if you literally Google potato-based vodkas, you'll find something. So yeah, I would stick to tequila and vodka. Always have a nice soda water, some lime, some citrus, if you want a soda, get something like Zevia where there's no sugar in it.
Dr. Philip Oubre, MD (03:05):
Right, or add your own Stevia, but just be careful. Limit the amount of sweeteners too. Try and use those. Number three tip for drinking alcohol is going to be anytime you're introducing an alcohol, you should introduce an anti-toxic. So glutathione, this is the supplement we carry our, favorite one in the market.
Aubree Steen, FNTP (03:23):
Love it. Obsessed.
Dr. Philip Oubre, MD (03:23):
So you can buy it on our online store. Just Google glutathione. It's called Essential Pro is the brand. But anyway, glutathione is the main thing. Your body used glutathione to get rid of all kinds of things, whether it's Roundup or mold toxins or plastics, pesticides.
Aubree Steen, FNTP (03:38):
Tylenol, ibuprofen, you name it.
Dr. Philip Oubre, MD (03:39):
Right. Glutathione gets rid of a myriad of stuff. So not only for alcohol, but specifically speaking, alcohol has a two-step detoxification process as all basic chemicals do. But the rate limiting step is glutathione. So when you run out of glutathione, you start accumulating the acetaldehyde version of alcohol. And that part is what gives you the "hangover."
Dr. Philip Oubre, MD (04:00):
So if you take glutathione and every time you drink, or if you drink a little too much, you take more glutathione, because you can't really overdose on glutathione. Your body makes about 14,000 milligrams per day. Each one of those pills is about 250 milligrams. So doing the math you'd have to do 4X14. That's a lot of pills in order to get the same amount your body would generate in a day. When we do IVs of glutathione we gave you 2,000 upwards of 4,000 milligrams in some of our protocols.
Aubree Steen, FNTP (04:24):
Straight into the vein.
Dr. Philip Oubre, MD (04:25):
Right. So if you're drinking alcohol, take two pills and you can take them every hour, every two hours until your hangover's gone, or you can take it to prevent the hangover kind of deal. So please take some glutathione anytime you're going to drink. In general, it's about four pills per shot, self-experimentation.
Aubree Steen, FNTP (04:42):
That's a lot of fun.
Dr. Philip Oubre, MD (04:44):
It was true for science. It was important to know that for science.
Aubree Steen, FNTP (04:47):
You did do that. You did.
Dr. Philip Oubre, MD (04:49):
Number four tip is limit the amount of alcohol. Most people think that, "Oh, I just drink on the weekends." Actually binge drinking is proving to be worse than daily drinking. Now that isn't encouragement to say, "Oh, well, binge drink and a daily drink. That way it's not a binge. It's just a little more than the daily."
Aubree Steen, FNTP (05:06):
Right, we're not talking about five, six drinks a night daily. You have to still be considerate about much, right?
Dr. Philip Oubre, MD (05:11):
Right. So alcohol has a weird curve in the sense that actually people that drink one or two drinks a night actually live longer than people that do no drinks or more than that. So that's not an encouragement to drink alcohol, but the idea is like, okay, the science is a little muddy. One or two is fine. And remember, these are one or two generic drinks, meaning shots, but wine pours in America tend to be like giant goblets and not necessarily the actual four ounce pours. So that's a four ounce pour. One to two of those.
Aubree Steen, FNTP (05:39):
Yeah, one ounce of liquor.
Dr. Philip Oubre, MD (05:41):
Not one bottle to two bottles. So remember that binging is worse. And then number five is just to remind people that we often use alcohol, guilty, as an anti-anxiety medication supplement, whatever you want to look. "Oh, I've had a stressful day at work, I'm going to go pour myself a drink." You want to be very careful with that. If you're using alcohol to relax and have a good time, sure. But be careful with reaching for it as your anti-anxiety because that is a slippery slope. Alcohol itself can start to disrupt the biochemistry. It's a brain toxin. It's one of the most potent neurotoxins available.
Aubree Steen, FNTP (06:13):
That's why you get drunk.
Dr. Philip Oubre, MD (06:14):
That's why you get drunk. It's killing brain cells. It's messing with brain cells. So be careful using it as an anti-anxiety because that's how it slips into a dangerous slope, because there's always a stressor coming around the corner, no matter where you are, there's always another stressor around the corner. So make sure that if you are reaching for it as an anti-anxiety, that you're reaching out to your support systems, you are talking to your doctor, you're trying anti-anxiety supplements like 5 HTP, CBD oil.
Aubree Steen, FNTP (06:42):
Dr. Philip Oubre, MD (06:42):
GABA, L-theanine, [inaudible 00:06:43]. There's so many natural things that you can do. So as you're reaching for that alcoholic next drink, when you're breaking that one, two, and going for number three for an anxiety reason, or stress reason that's not healthy. That's when you needed to reach for other supplements.
Aubree Steen, FNTP (06:57):
Right, I think one of the biggest misconceptions that when you tell someone that alcohol is a depressant, they're like, "But I have so much fun when I'm on it." And it's like, well, yeah, you lose all your inhibitions, right? Not all of them, but it depends on who you are, right? So trying to figure out, is there something else in the root core of that because alcohol is a depressant, it does mess with your neuro-transmitters. It does damage the gut, which all lead to more anxiety and more depression. So you do want to realize that. And if you do think that you have an issue, then trying to at least figure out A physiologically what's going on in the body that's perpetuating the anxiety and depression and the B, can you talk to somebody about it? Half the staff pretty much drinks, right? Pretty much everyone? I don't drink, but I used to drink. So I think we all have a really good sense of who can handle their alcohol, who can not handle their alcohol.
Dr. Philip Oubre, MD (07:38):
Why are you pointing at me?
Aubree Steen, FNTP (07:39):
I said, who can handle, who cannot. I cannot, which is why I do not drink. But it's wild in what it does to your mental health whenever you realize that it is a problem and you do eliminate it. It does take awhile. But again, healthcare providers and practitioners are here to help and figure it out on multiple levels while you're reaching for that more often than not.
Dr. Philip Oubre, MD (07:57):
Alcohol sales are up right now. So we know if you're watching this video, you're probably one of those. Just keep it in control. So those are our five tips for drinking alcohol and how to make it semi-healthy. And so like our channel subscribe, share with friends who you know may be tipping the glass a little too much, and we'll see you on our next video.
Aubree Steen, FNTP (08:14):
Okay. Bye, guys.
Dr. Philip Oubre, MD (08:15):