What could possibly be wrong with getting drunk? Well, we all know that the level of toxins that flood your blood stream from an overwhelmed liver cause that feeling of inebriation.
Yet, what if there were more to it than that? What if alcoholism caused much more damage than simply slurred speech and mental impairment? The truth is that studies are seeing a deep connection between Cirrhosis, Leaky Gut and Alcohol Consumption (1).
Alcohol And Leaky Gut
A million problems come from alcoholism and binge drinking besides a hang over. But, now we are finding that alcoholism facilitates leaky gut. It allows allergenic foods like gluten and nuts to leak into the body through a permeable gut (2). Let’s discuss how this happens.
When one continually drinks science is finding that they experience major gastrointestinal problems(3). GI tract issues with alcoholics are not uncommon. And in a study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology they found that abstaining from alcohol lightened these symptoms.
Within that study they also found a harsh reality. Simply a single dose of alcohol affected the gut lining and caused increased permeability. We’re not talking about alcoholism but a single drink!
The implications are that not a single cup of your favorite alcohol is favoring your gut lining and gut flora. It’s actually irritating the gut lining and promoting gut permeability.
Toxins In Your Blood: Leaky Gut
The issues arise once you have the tight wall junctions in your gut lining weaken. When these junctions that are like sponges smashed together begin to separate you’re in trouble.
As these tight wall junctions loosen, foods (antigens and proteins) that were meant to be passed in the stool, leak out into your blood stream. Major food allergies are attributable to this process (4).
As you can imagine, if the American Journal of Gastroenterology’s findings are spot on, we may want to loosen up on the addiction of alcohol. The major GI issues like Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Autoimmune diseases will follow Leaky Gut.
Cirrhosis of The Liver and Leaky Gut
This gets a bit more serious as we go. I apologize for the grave nature of this post. Yet, it’s sometimes important to look directly at the facts. The facts shall set you free!
Major Medical institutions and research institutes are all recreating the same findings when it relates to Leaky Gut and Cirrhosis. Not only is that alcoholic beverage promoting leaky gut but that leaky gut is causing your liver to pickle(5).
Cirrhosis of the liver is a deadly disease that kills many every year. Previously, it was believed that Cirrhosis was caused by the liver be overtaxed from the over consumption of Alcohol.
In actuality, the Alcohol seems to only be a catalyst to the end result. Science is revealing, through multiple repeated tests that Leaky Gut is actually the culprit of Cirrhosis(6, 7). So, alcohol causes the Leaky Gut and Leaky Gut causes Cirrhosis.
This points to a couple of things. First of all, if you’re an alcoholic or enjoy binge drinking you truly need to consider the implications. Alcoholism is hard to admit but if you have a hard time stopping in any way shape or form you may want to consider getting some help.
Alcohol, in any form, causes Leaky Gut but in excess it wreaks havoc on your body. So, consider kicking it out of your diet and detoxifying your life.
Secondly, we must consider what this tells us about the destructive nature of Leaky Gut. Leaky Gut is truly a serious disease that destroys the lives of millions of Americans day in and day out.
The studies show that have gut wall permeability or Leaky Gut causes far too many problems. We have to dig into this in our lives. Heal your gut and you may find that most of your illnesses disappear. Wait and it may be deadly for you.