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If you have a.....
Glass of Wine, you are getting a whole glass of pH 3, and a small amount of alcohol (dangerous to your pH).
Shot of Bourbon, small shot of pH 3, and a small amount of alcohol (less dangerous).
Beer, a large can of pH 4, and a small amount of alcohol
Beer is the only alcohol which is pH 4, everything else is pH 3, but beer harbors Yeast which lives in your intestine, and causes a beer belly. (Nearly as dangerous, not much intoxication, and potential yeast problems. Don't get me wrong, I have a beer in the frig, I am just trying to help, read on).
SOULUTION & ANSWER:
IF, you take that Bourbon (or Scotch, Rum, Tequila, Vodka, Gin, or any 80 Proof or higher), and measure out a shot or even 2 shots, into a 16 oz drinking glass (or larger), then fill it with Water pH 7, then you have a reasonable amount of Alcohol, at a safe level of pH (well above pH 5).
The Water will not diminish your intoxication, it will not diminish the alcohol, it is still the same amount of one or two shots, which ever you poured, it is still the same. They teach bartenders and servers, that if you give water to a very intoxicated person, it will NOT sober them up, nor even speed up the process of sobering up. But it Will raise their pH, and will make them feel better, and will affect their health and their body in a positive way, and you will be less likely to get trouble from them, and they are less likely to get trouble from other people. Sometimes they suggest Coffee, but Coffee is a lower pH than water, it does have some caffeine, which will help keep a person awake, but water will raise their pH.
WARNING: Soda (any type of soda, root beer, Pepsi, Coca Cola, tonic water, Dr Pepper, Mountain Dew), it is all pH 3, deadly stuff, don't mix it with your booze, because it won't raise the pH
"When you incline to drink Rum, fill the Glass half with Water." -Ben Franklin "Writings" by Ben Franklin pg 1286 Vintage Press
(quite frankly, I would advise to add more than a half glass of water, you can still have the half glass of Rum, just add it to a couple of glasses of water).
Take an 8 oz glass of water, and measure in a half teaspoon of Baking Soda, and stir it for one minute (not to just mix it, but the 1 minute will allow time for it to Chemically React, then the product will be a pH 8.4, which is within the safe zone of pH 5 to pH 9, and well above water and the foods you consume, and will help balance out your pH. Drinking or not, I would suggest a "Sodium Bicarbonate" (Baking Soda in Water) around once or twice a week.
Your pH is ESSENTIAL to OPTIMUM Health.
Low pH (which is typical) causes, weight gain, more likelihood of disease (colds, flues, cancer, etc, etc on down the line). A Hospital is a pH Machine, they drag people in there and up their pH. How do the doctors avoid getting sick themselves? pH. And socially, "Acid Diet denotes Acid Personality", that's why so many drinkers are difficult to deal with. But show me a drinker who limits their low pH substances, and drinks lots of extra water, and I will show you a pleasant drinker, who gets along with people.
Dont get me wrong, I love good wine, and wine is the key to romance, but do drink lots of extra water, should you be drinking wine (Gallo is a much better brand, they got their act together, while Livingstone is not very good. For good Wine suggestings, check out Consumer Reports online ($24/yr) www.consumerreports.org/ They have a great article on suggested brands, but in general, your better off drinking moderate and measured amounts of High Proof (1 or 2 oz in a tall glass) and fill it up with water, AND follow that with more water (it will no diminish your intoxication, it will only make you feel better).
Read my main article on pH
pH pH IN HEALTH
CURE DISEASE CURE DISEASE
BACTERIA DEADLY BACTERIA
says Johnnie Walker and Bacardi are Vegan OK, but does not all the brands listed that other sites have (further below)
WARNING / DANGER / WARNING
I HAVE LISTED ALL SORTS OF VEGAN PRODUCTS HERE, BUT TIMES CHANGE
Sutter Home White Zinfandel is no longer a vegan product
possibly some of the other items on my lists? I don't updated them often
SO: I would check with the above links to barnivore.com
Vegan OK Products www.VEGAN STANDARDS.org has changed their name to http://www.veganproducts.org/drinks.html(and Archure has backed up their original info at http://archure.net/salus/alcohol_veganstandardsorg.html
VeganStandards.org listed as Vegan OK: Becks Beer, Miller, Budweiser Lager. Jack Danials, Smirnoff's, Malibu (flavored rum), Metaxa (a favorite & Greek), Popov Vodka, Sapphire Gin, Singleton Whisky, Southern Comfort, and Sutter Home Zinfandel Wine (but not Sutter Home White Zinfandel, typo corrected, it used to be on the list (I have a copy of a previous list, it was on the list but is no longer vegan), all as Vegan OK (no harm done to your fellow animals, no animal products or byproducts involved), and obviously, these are the best products (Becks surpases Heinekin).
OTHER VEGAN ALCOHOL LINKS:
which links to Vegan OK alcohol carried by Safeway (VONS) http://www.isitveggie.com/safeway/safeway_alc.html
And then there is http://www.vegparadise.com/news62.html
One of these had a list just like VeganStandards, but I did not see Sutter Home White Zin on the list, nor Budwiswer nor Mataxa, but the list did confirm Jack Danials, Malibu, Southern Comfort, Smirnoffs (more later, this page being updated currently April 30, 2009, more later),and lists some new additions such as Jose Cuervo (sp?) and I just love Tequila, have to get some of that.
I also read along the way that Whole Foods Markets stock Organic Vegan Wines (one brand says Vegan on the lable, but they were out of stock, Salesman Kenny (Las Vegas Blvd in Las Vegas) looked it up for me and found FREY Naturual White Wine (organic) and Frey Syrah orgainic wine (red)
http://www.vegparadise.com/news62.html listed above showes as
Texas Vegan Wines
Peregrine Hill (owned by Ste. Genevieve)
Flat Creek Estates (white wines only are vegan)
(Fall Creek is NOT vegan)
Organic Vegan Wines
Note: Organic wines are not necessarily vegan.
Frey Vineyards (openly promote their wines as vegan)
Fetzer (some are organic) white wines only are vegan (some red vintages are vegan)
The Organic Wine Works (some vegan ) Look at Whole Foods Market,
Organic Wine Works vegan wines say "Vegan" or "Vegan Man!" on the label!
Other Vegan Wines
Yellow Tail red wine from Australia is fast becoming a very popular wine
widely available in the U.S. Yellow Tail white wines are not vegan because
they use gelatin in the finishing process.
Peter Lehmann (Red wines only are vegan)
La Cantina wines from Australia
Kokopelli Wines (currently only available in Arizona,
or online http://www.kokopelliwinery.com/
Dom Perignon Champagne
Moet & Chandon Champagne
All ports, except crusted port, are fined using gelatin.
Port is a fortified wine blended with spirits and is usually not vegan.
However, we found one slightly pricey (at $26 a bottle) organic vegan port,
Casal dos Jordoes Port available at selected sources such as The Organic Wine
(they don't list Becks, everyone else does and everyone lists Miller)
Beers are processed in many of the same ways as wine, often using isinglass
to filter the end product.
Heineken (no one else lists Heineken)
Miller Brewing Company (all beers vegan)
Samuel Adams (except for the varieties that contain honey)
Shiner (except for the varieties that contain honey)
Jim Beam Bourbon
Jose Cuervo Tequila
J&B Rare Whisky (also J&B Scotch Whisky) is no longer listed as a Vegan product
HERE'S TO YOUR HEALTH
and Don't Drink and Drive (Drink and have Sex, Safe Sex)