Alcohol and the human body

The Buffalo Theory

There are a good number of very valid reasons for drinking, but the one that takes the cake is called the "Buffalo Theory" and goes something like this:

A herd of buffalo can move only as fast as the slowest buffalo, and when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular culling of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells.

Excessive intake of alcohol, we all know, kills off brain cells, but, naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first.

In this way, regular consumption of alcohol eliminates the weaker brain cells, constantly making the brain a faster and more efficient machine.

In general, is alcohol good for health?

Yes, but... Research carried out in several countries has shown that drinking
IN MODERATION can be beneficial.

This has been endorsed in a report by the British Medical Association, which states that up to 30 grams of alcohol a day - the equivalent of four single whiskies - can help protect against heart disease.

Alcohol can also help relieve stress and promote appetite and sleep, especially among the elderly.