We often council our patients to reflect on their alcohol consumption. Even previously considerate “moderate” consumption of alcohol now seems to be a risk factor in regards to many forms of cancer. Recent NIH research supports this link. We have found in our clinical practice that alcohol negatively affects the energetic balance and health of our patients often contributing to pain syndromes, insomnia and emotional volatility and depression. As we age, and especially as women age, our ability to handle and detoxify consumed alcohol is greatly reduced. Here is a link to the recent NIH alcohol and cancer risk information.