How much is too much? I have shared my professional experience with this in a previous post – anything that you can’t eliminate from your life and diet for 8 weeks is a dependency and addiction. That being said I am ALL for having things in your life that you love and enjoy and for many this is alcohol, for me it is coffee!
Earlier this year I gave up coffee for 8 weeks just to prove to myself I could and make sure I didn’t have a problem. Now lately I have been hitting it hard and I have to ask myself why…that is another topic for another post about sleep management!
This is a problem, yes, because it causes inflammation. Wine and all alcohol does this too. Chronic Inflammatory Disorders are a major portion of the pathology I treat and work to prevent in my practice. It doesn’t happen one day, it is accumulative!
Diseases such as Asthma, Peptic Ulcers (stomach ulcers), Rheumatoid Arthritis, Periodontitis, Crohn’s Disease, Grave’s Disease, Sinusitis are just a few that I see every day and these are greatly linked to stacked and accumulative inflammation.
Alcohol when drunk every day and more than two drinks at a time is one of the major contributors to systemic inflammation. Other causes are the toxic pesticide glyphosate, red meat, hormone-laden dairy and meat products, and of course coffee.
You may have the beginnings of inflammation if you have these symptoms –
Loss of mobility and function
Our body speaks to us always! If you have any of these things in your body it is coming inflammed.
Not convinced yet to manage and show self-control with alcohol, check out this study about neurological effects of inflammation from alcohol – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4068736/
Enjoy but be responsible, the acidity and inflammation accumulates…