August 8, 2021

To Wine or Not to Wine... That is the Question

There are a lot of mixed messages about alcohol – let’s talk about what to do when you’re wanting that beverage.

On one hand, we often hear that having a glass of wine or a drink every once in a while, in moderate amounts, can have some health benefits. Despite this, research has also shown that alcohol use and abuse could have some serious implications to our health and gut microbiome. 

So, let’s take a more in-depth look at what alcohol is and how it affects your health: 

Alcohol is a popular “recreational drug” that has a considerable effect on mood and mental state. It is largely composed of ethanol; the substance that makes you intoxicated. Ethanol is produced by yeast when they digest the sugar in certain carbohydrate-rich foods, such as grains (beer) or wine (grapes). 

While it is true, that moderate amounts of alcohol have been linked to a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease & that moderate consumption of wine, for example, have been linked to a reduced weight gain; we have to consider the… Read the rest here


OR you may also be interested in:

Dr. Ferro’s episode of The Quacks and Hypochondriacs Podcast: “The Wine Gut Debate, and how Dr. Ferro Beat COVID”


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