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Alcohol and the microbiome of the gut; good or bad? The NY Times weighs in.

Alcohol and the microbiome of the gut; good or bad? The NY Times weighs in. The gut microbiome helps us assimilate vitamins, and other nutrients from food.  It also helps us avoid inflammation and many of the associated diseases such as insulin resistance which can lead to diabetes. Good foods also help in addition to fiber keep the gut healthy too. It is understood that heavy drinking can cause dysbiosis as it causes an imbalance of “good” and “bad” bacteria in their guts.  This eventually can cause a leaky gut where the lining that usually acts as a filter to Read More »