Americans are among the heaviest regular imbibers of alcohol in the world.
However, on the Kaufmann Diet, alcohol is strongly encouraged against, for a variety of reasons. This includes all phases of the diet, from Kaufmann 1 to The Life Phase. First, alcohol is high in carbohydrates and sugar, which you are eliminating on the Kaufmann Diet.
Secondly, alcohol is a mycotoxin––a poison that is derived from fungi. Alcohol is the result of fermenting sugar and yeast, meaning it is derived via fungi, and it is a poison, because too much can kill you!
Furthermore, anything made with yeast is disallowed on the Kaufmann Diet, including brewers yeast.
In addition to the fact that alcohol is, itself, a toxin derived from mold, alcohol is typically made with foods such as corn, grains and sugar; these are foods known to be typically contaminated with mold poisons, making it a double risk for exposing you to these health and energy-sucking toxins.
Most doctors do not learn a good deal about mycotoxins or their harmful health effects in medical school, but if mycotoxins alone are not enough to convince you to avoid imbibing, there are other, published harmful effects of alcohol that your doctor will tell you about.
Alcohol promotes poor heart health.
Though some studies cite moderate alcohol consumption as a promoter of heart health, alcohol use can lead to high blood pressure, cardiomyopathy, and irregular heartbeat. Overall, the risks probably outweigh any benefits to the heart.
Alcohol may promote certain cancers.
Cancer is the second most prevalent killer disease behind heart disease. Alcohol is known to play a role in cancers of the liver, mouth, esophagus, throat, and breast. It may also play a role in colorectal cancers. If you want to put yourself in the best position to avoid getting cancer, skip the booze.
Alcohol is bad for your liver.
Alcohol is likely best known for destroying the liver, the body’s vital filter organ. In addition to cancers of the liver, alcohol can destroy the liver and lead to cirrhosis and fatty liver disease.
Alcohol can interfere with digestion.
Alcohol can affect the pancreas, leading to pancreatitis and prevention of proper digestion. It can also irritate the lining of the stomach, causing inflammation and ulcers.
Alcohol interferes with immune function.
Drinking regularly can impede the immune system. Heavy drinkers are at greater risk of infection compared to non-drinkers, including tuberculosis infection.