Dropping alcohol is the single most powerful change a person can make for reclaiming health. I emphasize the is in my medical practice to EVERY patient I see. Alcohol is a neurotoxin, a carcinogen, an immunosuppressant and increases blood sugar and belly fat. I am not sure why its intake has been normalized in society. I was horrified to see how many people increased their alcohol intake during the COVID Pandemic. Alcohol suppresses Natural Killer Cell numbers and activity (in the liver), the first responders that kill cancer cells, viruses and bacteria and also distinguish self from non-self. If NK cells are 'sleeping', viral load, cancer progression and spread and autoimmunity increases....pure logic.
Thank you for writing this very informative article. I will refer my patients to it as it is so well written.