The truth is, any kind of alcohol consumption brings with it the specter of organ damage, as well as issues of physiological and psychological dependency. Not surprisingly, alcohol’s also rotten for your gut microbiome too, that health-sustaining bacterial garden you should be protecting at all costs. So, what happens to your gut when you drink alcohol? Plenty – and here’s why you need to keep your alcohol intake to an absolute minimum.
No one enjoys bloating, but it happens to all too many of us. While managing gut issues requires a deep dive into your health - teas can be additive to any gut health routine. Here are some teas to keep in mind.
You know the old saying, the eyes are the windows to the soul. Maybe that’s true. But what researchers know for sure is that the skin is the window to what’s going on inside the body. What’s going on inside the gut, especially with the trillions of the bacteria that live there, often directly affects the skin. When the gut microbiome is out of synch with the rest of the body – a case of too few microbial strains or an overabundance of unfriendly strains – it often makes itself known in the form of common skin rashes, irritations and/or eruptions.
Inflammation seems to underlie all sickness, linked to everything from depression and Alzheimer’s to gastrointestinal disorders and heart disease, but the term “inflammation” is very broad and sometimes misunderstood. Genetics plays a major role.