The Alcohol Minimalist Podcast

Molly Watts

The Alcohol Minimalist podcast is dedicated to helping habit drinkers and adult children of alcoholics to change their drinking habits and create a peaceful relationship with alcohol: past, present and future. We are proof positive that you can break unbreakable habits and create a peaceful relationship with alcohol. Becoming an alcohol minimalist means: Choosing how to include alcohol in our lives following low-risk guidelines. Freedom from anxiety around alcohol use. Less alcohol without feeling deprived. Using the power of our own brains to overcome our past patterns and choose peace. The Alcohol Minimalist Podcast explores the science behind alcohol and analyzes physical and mental wellness to empower choice. You have the power to change your relationship with alcohol, you are not sick, broken and it's not your genes! This show is intended for educational purposes and does not constitute medical advice. If you are physically dependent on alcohol, please seek medical help to reduce your drinking.

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The Five Things I Had to Change before I Changed my Drinking
4d ago
The Five Things I Had to Change before I Changed my Drinking
This week on the podcast it's episode #100!  I'm sharing the five things I needed to change before I changed my drinking habits.  It's time to register for Step One for January! The cost is $249 and it includes some really great bonuses including the "extra dry" premium Dryuary program from www.moderation.org. (A $15 value)  It also includes a FREE 90-Day trial from Sunnyside. (A $30 value) www.sunnyside.co  To be notified of when Step One will be available please go to www.mollywatts.com/stepone and sign up.  To listen to the first episode of LIve HAPPIER Longer visit: To grab the "Holiday Mocktail and Low Alcohol Drink Guide" go to www.mollywatts.com   Buy Breaking the Bottle Legacy: How to Change Your Drinking Habits and Create A Peaceful Relationship with Alcohol on Amazon or most online retailers.  US Kindle US Paperback UK Kindle UK Paperback Apple Books Barnes & Noble Kobo Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here:  Has this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts!  Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist  Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.  Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA: Healthy men under 65: No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older: No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week. One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink. Abstinence from alcohol Abstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past. Benefits of “low-risk” drinking Following these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work. If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information.
The Five Things I Had to Change before I Changed my Drinking
4d ago
The Five Things I Had to Change before I Changed my Drinking
This week on the podcast it's episode #100!  I'm sharing the five things I needed to change before I changed my drinking habits.  It's time to register for Step One for January! The cost is $249 and it includes some really great bonuses including the "extra dry" premium Dryuary program from www.moderation.org. (A $15 value)  It also includes a FREE 90-Day trial from Sunnyside. (A $30 value) www.sunnyside.co  To be notified of when Step One will be available please go to www.mollywatts.com/stepone and sign up.  To listen to the first episode of LIve HAPPIER Longer visit: To grab the "Holiday Mocktail and Low Alcohol Drink Guide" go to www.mollywatts.com   Buy Breaking the Bottle Legacy: How to Change Your Drinking Habits and Create A Peaceful Relationship with Alcohol on Amazon or most online retailers.  US Kindle US Paperback UK Kindle UK Paperback Apple Books Barnes & Noble Kobo Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here:  Has this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts!  Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist  Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.  Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA: Healthy men under 65: No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older: No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week. One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink. Abstinence from alcohol Abstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past. Benefits of “low-risk” drinking Following these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work. If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information.
Dry Good Beverage Company with Adrienne Stillman Krause
23-11-2022
Dry Good Beverage Company with Adrienne Stillman Krause
This week on the podcast I'm talking to author and entrepreneur, as well as cocktail expert Adrienne Stillman Krause all about her new non-alcoholic beverage company: Dry Goods Beverage Company. Visit the store here: www.drygoodsdrinks.com For 10% off your order, use promo code MINIMALIST10 To grab the "Holiday Mocktail and Low Alcohol Drink Guide" go to www.mollywatts.com   Buy Breaking the Bottle Legacy: How to Change Your Drinking Habits and Create A Peaceful Relationship with Alcohol on Amazon or most online retailers.  US Kindle US Paperback UK Kindle UK Paperback Apple Books Barnes & Noble Kobo Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here:  Has this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts!  Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist  Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.  Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA: Healthy men under 65: No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older: No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week. One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink. Abstinence from alcohol Abstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past. Benefits of “low-risk” drinking Following these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work. If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information.
Alcohol & Sugar: The Craving Connection with Cassie Christopher, R.D.
16-11-2022
Alcohol & Sugar: The Craving Connection with Cassie Christopher, R.D.
This week on the podcast I'm talking with Cassie Christopher, a dietician and health coach and an emotional eating expert.    Cassie lives in the Seattle area and helps women who have lost their trust and faith in themselves around food and body image to regain their confidence and lose weight in a healthy, sustainable way through her "Courage to Trust" method. Our conversation is all about sugar and navigating urges. There are many parallels between the urges to eat sugar and drink alcohol. In fact, in recovery programs people who have abused alcohol often develop sugar habits as well. There is absolutely a dopamine connection between the two and we discuss it.  Cassie has developed an urge meditation tool (focused on food cravings) that can help when you're experiencing an alcohol craving too. Find it here. You can download a copy of "The Characteristics of an Alcohol Minimalist"  here.    Buy Breaking the Bottle Legacy: How to Change Your Drinking Habits and Create A Peaceful Relationship with Alcohol on Amazon or most online retailers.  US Kindle US Paperback UK Kindle UK Paperback Apple Books Barnes & Noble Kobo Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here:  Has this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts!  Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist  Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.  Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA: Healthy men under 65: No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older: No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week. One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink. Abstinence from alcohol Abstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past. Benefits of “low-risk” drinking Following these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work. If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information.
Dopamine Nation with Dr. Anna Lembke
09-11-2022
Dopamine Nation with Dr. Anna Lembke
This week on the podcast I have the honor of speaking to Dr. Anna Lembke, author of Dopamine Nation. Dr. Lembke is a psychiatrist, author, and professor.    She is currently Professor and Medical Director of Addiction Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine. She is also Program Director of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Fellowship, and Chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and a diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine.   "Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence" is the best-selling book that Dr. Lembke published in 2021 and we talk all about the book, her work and applying it to the habit of over-drinking.    You can find more about Dr. Anna Lembke here.    Pick up a copy of Dopamine Nation.   You can download a copy of "The Characteristics of an Alcohol Minimalist"  here.    Buy Breaking the Bottle Legacy: How to Change Your Drinking Habits and Create A Peaceful Relationship with Alcohol on Amazon or most online retailers.  US Kindle US Paperback UK Kindle UK Paperback Apple Books Barnes & Noble Kobo Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here:  Has this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts!  Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist  Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.  Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA: Healthy men under 65: No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older: No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week. One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink. Abstinence from alcohol Abstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past. Benefits of “low-risk” drinking Following these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work. If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information.
Overdrinking: Numbers, Neuroscience & A Note to Self
02-11-2022
Overdrinking: Numbers, Neuroscience & A Note to Self
This week on the podcast I'm talking about the impact of overdrinking by the numbers, by my own neurochemistry and by my own long-term goals and beliefs about being an alcohol minimalist. Listen in to hear about why I believe the numbers around alcohol are important and specficially the number of alcohol-free days that you are including in your life.  You can download a copy of "The Characteristics of an Alcohol Minimalist"  here.    Buy Breaking the Bottle Legacy: How to Change Your Drinking Habits and Create A Peaceful Relationship with Alcohol on Amazon or most online retailers.  US Kindle US Paperback UK Kindle UK Paperback Apple Books Barnes & Noble Kobo Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here:  Has this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts!  Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist  Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.  Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA: Healthy men under 65: No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older: No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week. One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink. Abstinence from alcohol Abstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past. Benefits of “low-risk” drinking Following these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work. If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information.
Alcohol Minimalist Stories: Julie & Bruce
26-10-2022
Alcohol Minimalist Stories: Julie & Bruce
This week on the podcast, stories from two members of my community who've been doing the work and changing their relationship with alcohol. Hear what has worked for them, how they embrace the alcohol minimalist lifestyle and what it's meant for them in the rest of their lives.  You can download a copy of "The Characteristics of an Alcohol Minimalist"  here.    Buy Breaking the Bottle Legacy: How to Change Your Drinking Habits and Create A Peaceful Relationship with Alcohol on Amazon or most online retailers.  US Kindle US Paperback UK Kindle UK Paperback Apple Books Barnes & Noble Kobo Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here:  Has this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts!  Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist  Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.  Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA: Healthy men under 65: No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older: No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week. One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink. Abstinence from alcohol Abstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past. Benefits of “low-risk” drinking Following these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work. If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information.
Alcohol & Blood Pressure
19-10-2022
Alcohol & Blood Pressure
This week on the podcast another episode in the Alcohol & Series...Alcohol & Blood Pressure.    The relationship between alcohol and blood pressure can be confusing because there is some evidence that in a very limited and temporary way, alcohol lowers blood pressure. With prolonged use, even in moderate amounts alcohol raises blood pressure.  We're talking about the science and how alcohol impacts different body systems to increase blood pressure.          You can download a copy of "The Characteristics of an Alcohol Minimalist"  here.    Buy Breaking the Bottle Legacy: How to Change Your Drinking Habits and Create A Peaceful Relationship with Alcohol on Amazon or most online retailers.  US Kindle US Paperback UK Kindle UK Paperback Apple Books Barnes & Noble Kobo Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here:  Has this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts!  Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist  Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.  Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA: Healthy men under 65: No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older: No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week. One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink. Abstinence from alcohol Abstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past. Benefits of “low-risk” drinking Following these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work. If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information.
Gray Area Drinking
12-10-2022
Gray Area Drinking
This week on the podcast I'm talking about gray area drinking. What is it?  What are the characteristics of it?  How can you work to improve it if you are a "gray-area drinker".   You can download a copy of "The Characteristics of an Alcohol Minimalist"  here.    Buy Breaking the Bottle Legacy: How to Change Your Drinking Habits and Create A Peaceful Relationship with Alcohol on Amazon or most online retailers.  US Kindle US Paperback UK Kindle UK Paperback Apple Books Barnes & Noble Kobo Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here:  Has this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts!  Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist  Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.  Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA: Healthy men under 65: No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older: No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week. One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink. Abstinence from alcohol Abstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past. Benefits of “low-risk” drinking Following these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work. If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information.
Should You Take Folic Acid if You Drink with Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N
05-10-2022
Should You Take Folic Acid if You Drink with Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N
This week on the podcast, I'm welcoming Monica Reinagel back onto the show to discuss a recent recommendation I saw for women who are drinking "higher levels" of alcohol (more than seven standard  drinks per week) that said that taking 400 mcg of folic acid was recommended to help off-set increased risk of breast cancer.  We're breaking down the facts about folic acid and discussing whether or not this recommendation is based on good science and if folic acid can really help us mitigate increased risk of breast cancer from alcohol. Monica sheds light on where this recommendation comes from and why adding this supplement needs to be considered cautiously.  You can find more of Monica's work on www.nutritionovereasy.com. and at www.weighless.life She is also the host of the Change Academy podcast with Brock Armstrong.  You can download a copy of "The Characteristics of an Alcohol Minimalist"  here.    Buy Breaking the Bottle Legacy: How to Change Your Drinking Habits and Create A Peaceful Relationship with Alcohol on Amazon or most online retailers.  US Kindle US Paperback UK Kindle UK Paperback Apple Books Barnes & Noble Kobo Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here:  Has this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts!  Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist  Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.  Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA: Healthy men under 65: No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older: No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week. One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink. Abstinence from alcohol Abstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past. Benefits of “low-risk” drinking Following these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work. If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information.
How to Drink Like an Alcohol Minimalist
28-09-2022
How to Drink Like an Alcohol Minimalist
This week on the podcast, I'm sharing practical tips and a cautionary tale about what it truly means to drink like an alcohol minimalist.    I'm talking about paying attention to what you're drinking (ABV), how fast you're drinking and what you're eating when you drink. Sharing some science and also getting real about one of the most important aspects of being an alcohol minimalist...not drinking to get drunk.    You can download a copy of "The Characteristics of an Alcohol Minimalist"  here.        Buy Breaking the Bottle Legacy: How to Change Your Drinking Habits and Create A Peaceful Relationship with Alcohol on Amazon or most online retailers.  US Kindle US Paperback UK Kindle UK Paperback Apple Books Barnes & Noble Kobo Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here:  Has this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts!  Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist  Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.  Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA: Healthy men under 65: No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older: No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week. One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink. Abstinence from alcohol Abstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past. Benefits of “low-risk” drinking Following these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work. If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information.
Alcohol & Relaxation
21-09-2022
Alcohol & Relaxation
This week on the podcast another in the "Alcohol &" Series.     Alcohol & Relaxation If you believe you need to drink alcohol to relax, this episode is for you. I'm also sharing a brief history of Happy Hour...did happy hour become a thing because people were looking to relax with drinking or did we create the idea that alcohol=relaxation?   I have three things I want you to do if you believe you drink to relax...stick around to the end to hear them!          Buy Breaking the Bottle Legacy: How to Change Your Drinking Habits and Create A Peaceful Relationship with Alcohol on Amazon or most online retailers.  US Kindle US Paperback UK Kindle UK Paperback Apple Books Barnes & Noble Kobo Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here:  Has this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts!  Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist  Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.  Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA: Healthy men under 65: No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older: No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week. One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink. Abstinence from alcohol Abstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past. Benefits of “low-risk” drinking Following these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work. If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information.
Fearvana: The Revolutionary Science of How to Turn Fear into Health, Wealth and Happiness with Akshay Nanavati
14-09-2022
Fearvana: The Revolutionary Science of How to Turn Fear into Health, Wealth and Happiness with Akshay Nanavati
This week on the podcast I'm talking to Akshay Nanvati about Fearvana. Akshay shares his journey from alcohol misuse to being an ultra-marathoner and adventurer who is on a mission to help people embrace suffering in their lives so they can use their fear as fuel to find health, wealth and happiness. Fearvana is to help you do 3 things: 1. Find your worthy struggle 2. Live your worthy struggle 3. Fall in love with every moment of the journey To learn more about Fearvana, visit www.Fearvana.com   Buy Breaking the Bottle Legacy: How to Change Your Drinking Habits and Create A Peaceful Relationship with Alcohol on Amazon or most online retailers.  US Kindle US Paperback UK Kindle UK Paperback Apple Books Barnes & Noble Kobo Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here:  Has this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts!  Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist  Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.  Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA: Healthy men under 65: No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older: No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week. One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink. Abstinence from alcohol Abstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past. Benefits of “low-risk” drinking Following these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work. If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information.
Using Neuroscience to Change Your Drinking Habits
07-09-2022
Using Neuroscience to Change Your Drinking Habits
This week on the podcast I'm talking to Ramon David, founder of  BrainFirst Training Institute and BrainFirst Nutrition.  Frustrated by the lack of practical neuroscience available for helping professionals, Ramon spent years analyzing the scientific literature, conducting research, and drawing on two decades of training and coaching experience and a master’s degree in neuroscience, to establish the BrainFirst Training Institute - which delivers accredited applied neuroscience and brain-based training for coaches, performance consultants, leaders, educators and trainers.   Ramon is also the Founder of BrainFirst: earth-grown evidence-based nutritional products formulated to help you upgrade your brain and life. And, he has a top podcast on Human Optimization, featuring world class experts, where they discuss science-based tools to help you optimize your physiology, master your mind and unlock your potential.   Listen as we talk about how to grow your understanding of the brain and to use your knowledge to improve your life!    Ramon David   Buy Breaking the Bottle Legacy: How to Change Your Drinking Habits and Create A Peaceful Relationship with Alcohol on Amazon or most online retailers.  US Kindle US Paperback UK Kindle UK Paperback Apple Books Barnes & Noble Kobo Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here:  Has this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts!  Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist  Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.  Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA: Healthy men under 65: No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older: No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week. One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink. Abstinence from alcohol Abstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past. Benefits of “low-risk” drinking Following these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work. If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information.
AFter Alcohol-Free Magazine with Nicole Hough
31-08-2022
AFter Alcohol-Free Magazine with Nicole Hough
This week on the podcast I'm talking with Nicole Hough, from AFter Magazine, the magazine for non-drinkers, sober-curious or anyone who is evaluating their relationship with alcohol.  Resources Mentioned:  AFter Magazine Buy Breaking the Bottle Legacy: How to Change Your Drinking Habits and Create A Peaceful Relationship with Alcohol on Amazon or most online retailers.  US Kindle US Paperback UK Kindle UK Paperback Apple Books Barnes & Noble Kobo Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here:  Has this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts!  Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist  Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.  Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA: Healthy men under 65: No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older: No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week. One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink. Abstinence from alcohol Abstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past. Benefits of “low-risk” drinking Following these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work. If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information.
5 Unreasonable Reasons to Drink Alcohol
24-08-2022
5 Unreasonable Reasons to Drink Alcohol
This week I'm talking  about nreasonable reasons that people choose to drink alcohol.  Resources Mentioned:  Step One Episode #04 How much Alcohol is SAFE? Episode #07 5 Benefits of Taking a 30 Day Break from Alcohol Episode #18 Alcohol and Sleep Episode #31 Using Science to Guide Your Alcohol Decisions Buy Breaking the Bottle Legacy: How to Change Your Drinking Habits and Create A Peaceful Relationship with Alcohol on Amazon or most online retailers.  US Kindle US Paperback UK Kindle UK Paperback Apple Books Barnes & Noble Kobo Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here:  Has this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts!  Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist  Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.  Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA: Healthy men under 65: No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older: No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week. One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink. Abstinence from alcohol Abstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past. Benefits of “low-risk” drinking Following these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work. If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information.
When You LOVE Drinking Alcohol
17-08-2022
When You LOVE Drinking Alcohol
This week on the podcast I'm talking about creating a peaceful relationship with alcohol and enjoying it.  Four things you need to do:  1) Quit telling yourself alcohol is different than other things you enjoy consuming 2) Make Your Drinks Worth It 3) Tell the Whole Story 4) Savor the Experience Resources Mentioned:  Step One Drink: The New Science of Alcohol and Your Health Buy Breaking the Bottle Legacy: How to Change Your Drinking Habits and Create A Peaceful Relationship with Alcohol on Amazon or most online retailers.  US Kindle US Paperback UK Kindle UK Paperback Apple Books Barnes & Noble Kobo Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here:  Has this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts!  Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist  Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.  Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA: Healthy men under 65: No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older: No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week. One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink. Abstinence from alcohol Abstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past. Benefits of “low-risk” drinking Following these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work. If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information.
Stop Counting Steps: Creating a Peaceful Relationship with Alcohol for Life
10-08-2022
Stop Counting Steps: Creating a Peaceful Relationship with Alcohol for Life
This week on the podcast I'm back! And talking all about "Steps" and why counting them isn't the answer to creating a peaceful relationship with alcohol. Resources Mentioned: Step One  Buy Breaking the Bottle Legacy: How to Change Your Drinking Habits and Create A Peaceful Relationship with Alcohol on Amazon or most online retailers.  US Kindle US Paperback UK Kindle UK Paperback Apple Books Barnes & Noble Kobo Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here:  Has this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts!  Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist  Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.  Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA: Healthy men under 65: No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older: No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week. One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink. Abstinence from alcohol Abstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past. Benefits of “low-risk” drinking Following these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work. If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information
5 Ways to Increase Your Joy from Loretta Breuning, PhD
03-08-2022
5 Ways to Increase Your Joy from Loretta Breuning, PhD
This week on the podcast, I'm continuing with my Summer Content Series with some great content from Loretta Breuning, PhD of the Inner Mammal Institute. Loretta is an author, podcaster and professor who helps people understand their inner mammal brains with Inner Mammal Method.  From the website www.innermammalinstitute.org : "The chemicals that make us feel good are inherited from earlier mammals (dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphin). We control them with brain structures we’ve inherited from animals. This limbic system (the amygdala, hippocampus, pituitary, etc.) cannot process language, so it cannot tell you in words why it’s releasing a chemical. You can find you power over your happy chemicals when you understand the job they do in animals. It’s hard because our brain is wired by early experience. We rely on old wiring because it’s so efficient. You can build new neural pathways to turn on your happy chemicals in new ways, and relieve your threat chemicals. It’s takes some effort, but anyone can do it with this step-by-step method." Check out the Inner Mammal Institute YouTube channel Buy "Habits of a Happy Brain" here . This week I'm launching Step One Check it out for an early offer that expires August 14th!  Buy Breaking the Bottle Legacy: How to Change Your Drinking Habits and Create A Peaceful Relationship with Alcohol on Amazon or most online retailers.  US Kindle US Paperback UK Kindle UK Paperback Apple Books Barnes & Noble Kobo Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here:  Has this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts!  Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist  Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.  Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA: Healthy men under 65: No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older: No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week. One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink. Abstinence from alcohol Abstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past. Benefits of “low-risk” drinking Following these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work. If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information.
Alcohol Recovery Without AA from Dr. Adi Jaffe
27-07-2022
Alcohol Recovery Without AA from Dr. Adi Jaffe
This week on the podcast, another in the "Summer Content Series"--this week from Dr. Adi Jaffe.  Adi Jaffe, Ph.D. is a #1 best-selling author (The Abstinence Myth) and a nationally recognized expert on mental health, addiction, relationships and shame. He lectured in the UCLA Psychology department for the better part of a decade and was the Executive-Director and Co-Founder of one of the most progressive mental health treatment facilities in the country - until he started IGNTD. Dr. Jaffe, through IGNTD, is changing the way people think about, and deal with mental health issues. His passion in the role of shame destroying lives is the philosophy behind IGNTD Recovery and its aim to greatly reduce the stigma of addiction and mental health. Dr. Adi Jaffe Ted Talk Buy Breaking the Bottle Legacy: How to Change Your Drinking Habits and Create A Peaceful Relationship with Alcohol on Amazon or most online retailers.  US Kindle US Paperback UK Kindle UK Paperback Apple Books Barnes & Noble Kobo Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here:  Has this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts!  Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist  Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.  Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA: Healthy men under 65: No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older: No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week. One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink. Abstinence from alcohol Abstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past. Benefits of “low-risk” drinking Following these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work. If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information.
How to Drink Less or Stop Drinking: 3 Important Steps to Gain Control Over Alcohol with Katie Lain
20-07-2022
How to Drink Less or Stop Drinking: 3 Important Steps to Gain Control Over Alcohol with Katie Lain
This is the second episode in my "Summer Content Series". The message this week is from Katie Lain from Thrive Alcohol Recovery.  Katie's message shares a perspective from The Sinclair Method and it's a resource that I want you to consider especially if you are struggling with gaining control of binge drinking.  In this message, Katie shares her take on three important steps you should take to stop overdrinking. 1) Rethink Recovery 2)Use the Right Tools 3) Focus on Your Future Self To learn more about the Thrive Community please check them out here. Thrive Alcohol Recovery Freedom Program Buy Breaking the Bottle Legacy: How to Change Your Drinking Habits and Create A Peaceful Relationship with Alcohol on Amazon or most online retailers.  US Kindle US Paperback UK Kindle UK Paperback Apple Books Barnes & Noble Kobo Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here:  Has this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts!  Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist  Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.  Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA: Healthy men under 65: No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older: No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week. One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink. Abstinence from alcohol Abstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past. Benefits of “low-risk” drinking Following these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work. If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information.