Alcohol Good Or Bad For Your Health?

By Brian Lemay 37 comments

Is alcohol good if you can have some
then how much can you have are they healthy is it a no no? I’ll explain
coming right up Hey I’m doctor Ekberg with Wellness For
Life and if you’d like to truly master health by understanding how the body
really works make sure you subscribe and hit that notification bell so that you
don’t miss anything. A lot of patients ask me if they can drink when they’re on
a nutrition program, so I wanted to share with you some of my opinions about
alcohol. First of all I’d really like to emphasize that this is not okay I’m not
saying that alcohol is alright but I want to say that if you’re going to
drink I think that there are certain things that you want to think about so
that you minimize the detrimental effects of alcohol so first of all
alcohol is a result of fermentation so alcohol is not a poison per se it’s not
like aspartame or sucralose or arsenic or plutonium those are poisons there is
no purpose there is no place for them in the body alcohol however is a natural
product that’s a result of fermentation and as a result we have something in the
liver called alcohol dehydrogenase we have an enzyme that can break down
alcohol and turn it into useable substances however in nature that
happens very very small amounts and when we drink an alcoholic beverage we’re
drinking something that has been amplified it has been increased
tremendously and therefore if we drink a lot then it becomes a burden on the
liver so the alcohol dehydrogenase that we have it’s made to take care of small
amounts of alcohol like we have in fermentation of sauerkraut or yogurt or
kombucha but when we make alcohol and we distill it now there’s a lot more
and the liver has to work really really hard and it takes the place of other
work that the liver has to do plus it also depletes certain B vitamins if we
drink we should drink in moderation so the things that we get from alcohol
from alcoholic drinks is first of all of course alcohol but then there can be
other things along side so we might get grain we might get gluten we might get
starches we might get sugar high fructose corn syrup artificial colors
artificial flavors artificial sweeteners even so we want to learn which drinks
have what so that if we want to have a little bit of alcohol then we avoid as
much as possible of the other things that are in there so if we have a beer
for example that is I happen to like the flavor of beer but I don’t drink beer
because it has so many bad things for us as alcohol it has grain it has gluten
and it has partially digested starches so this is like a triple quadruple
whammy on the body and there’s nothing good about it if we have a mixed drink
it is guaranteed to have large amounts of sugar or high fructose corn syrup if
you have a margarita in a restaurant God knows what’s in that mix that they give
you there’s some artificial colors and flavors and high-fructose corn syrup and
on and on and on so if you drink you want to avoid all the things that are
grain that is beer you don’t avoid anything sugary because a lot of these
drinks like Cointreau or Grand Marnier or the sweet the course or the flavored
vodkas they’re gonna have tremendous amounts of sugar added man-made sugar in
them so if you’re gonna drink I would suggest drink something natual something that has been fermented and aged and has interacted with wood
that there’s a certain culture around it maybe dry wine white or red dry wine
the sweet wines are gonna have sugar the dry wines are going to have very little
sugar 2 3 4 grams maybe per glass or maybe even better vodka whiskey gin
cognac has zero sugar in them because they’re distilled so they have some
flavors they have flavors from oak they have flavors from whatever they
interacted with or however they’re developed and cultured but they have no
added sugar and if you can make a mixed drink you can make it with Zevia so you
can have some of your the the mixed drinks that you enjoy but use Zevia
which is a soft drink sweetened only with stevia it has no coloring it has no
flavoring nothing artificial in there it is clear so it looks kind of funny if
you get a Coke or an orange soda or something because there’s no color in it
but that’s a good thing so if you get a drink I would also suggest that you have
no more than one to two drinks per day and that you also make sure that you
have at least two days a week that are clean days where you don’t drink at all
this would lessen the burden on your body and make it more easy for your for
your liver and your body to to cope with this so don’t drink because you heard
that there’s some health benefit to it the possible health benefit from
drinking is that you relax when you drink and your body heals better when
you drink then when you’re stressed but you can also accomplish those things
with relaxation exercises and meditation and so forth if you’re going to drink
make sure that you really enjoy it and that you like
the flavor and that you do it for the right reasons if it’s a good wine with
some food or if it’s a nice social gathering or some interaction then I
think it’s okay again this is my opinion and this these recommendations would be
for someone who is reasonably healthy if you’re trying to recover from something
that’s a different story if you’re trying to recover from a digestive
disorder or from some kind of liver issue or from some hormonal issue or a
thyroid problem then I would say that the less that you have the better so in
some future videos I’ll probably try to come up with some recipes and show you
how to make maybe a margarita or some mixed drinks with Zevia that would
give you basically zero sugar that are still very very good drinks please share
this content this these videos are for people to learn more about the body
these things that we all need to know if you’re going to drink don’t drink beer
it is probably the worst thing out there it’s up there with donuts and if you
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May 5, 2018, 4:07 pm Reply

I don't like alcohol

Harley Pebley

May 5, 2018, 4:25 pm Reply

I don't drink alcohol but still had a take away by learning about Zevia. 🙂 Need to check that out.

The family show Of 4

May 5, 2018, 4:43 pm Reply

Great adivce


May 5, 2018, 8:15 pm Reply

i drink far too much whisky mixed with a sucralose based cola. i chose these after extensive testing of my blood sugar, ketone production and effects on my weight loss. drinking these have zero effect on anything except it slows my fat burning rate by 66%.

Luyanda Mthimkhulu

May 5, 2018, 10:47 pm Reply

Hey…here to show some support #IAmACreator


May 5, 2018, 1:32 pm Reply

Great info! I don't drink no more but now I understand that It might be better to go for wine instead of that beer if that day comes.

oh by the way here is a video suggestion: the differences and similarities between osteopaths, chiropractors and naprapaths. I think alot of people are confused about that, as well as myself.

Nice Family & Friends

May 5, 2018, 9:33 pm Reply

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Renata’s Weight Loss

May 5, 2018, 7:25 pm Reply

This is really good topic


May 5, 2018, 7:39 pm Reply

Excellent vidoe, Dr. EKberg. I am going to benefit from your videos. I am now
a new supporter, Nice to meet you. 😊🌺

Annie Johnson

May 5, 2018, 7:50 pm Reply

Hi new fried. I support you. Love the video

Remi Moore

Jun 6, 2018, 5:44 pm Reply

Alcohol wrecks my body so bad. I have inflammation issues and I always flare up. A few good hours gets followed by a week of trying to fix new symptoms. I just have a drink maybe on my birthday and at new years and that is good enough for me.

Rosh Sillars

Jun 6, 2018, 3:55 pm Reply

Excellent video and insight. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

My Food Travels

Jun 6, 2018, 8:36 pm Reply

Enjoyed this video. It's helped me give up for a while. I've subbed in the hope you might do a video on reversing a fatty liver.


Feb 2, 2019, 4:32 pm Reply

l love the background music makes me listen better…


Mar 3, 2019, 8:51 pm Reply

A good red wine with the meal, that's what I like. Great video.

Deborah Tofflemire

Apr 4, 2019, 8:51 pm Reply

I do like kombucha or jun .I make my own

Imyour Trance

Apr 4, 2019, 6:09 am Reply

I will no longer drink beer

Imyour Trance

Apr 4, 2019, 6:09 am Reply

Thanks thanks thanks

sany sanu

Apr 4, 2019, 2:49 am Reply

Alcohol couldn't be a part / item of food , it is absolutely prohibited in "The Koran ul Karim "ultimate & absolute book of knowledge of human race, may i request Brother ekberg to read koran. i like you dr.s ekberg .may i know about your medical degree.Mohammed Ismail. MD (gastroenterologist ).Thank you

Dr.Chris Oltz

Apr 4, 2019, 1:42 pm Reply

Thank You!
And for not being ideological!
It’s also all a matter of dose and moderation.
The biodegradation of alcohol produces additional ketones?
If you drink a real German beer there might be something different:
The “Reinheitsgebot” = purity law only allows water, hops & barley. No additives.
Besides 3,5-5% Alkohol 2,2g carbs. That’s what the Teutons in the German forests are drinking since thousands of years keeping them healthy. It's what the monks drank during Lent.
I’d like to invite You Doc to Hofbräuhaus in Munic for a medical study of the tremendous effects of natural beer!

vincent desiano

Jun 6, 2019, 3:01 am Reply

Very timely, doctor. Thank you.

vincent desiano

Jun 6, 2019, 4:21 am Reply

P.S. I read in the paper the other day that drinking is bad for you…………..So I gave up reading! 🙂


Jun 6, 2019, 7:21 pm Reply

I only drink cabernet anymore.

Robert Verbeek

Jul 7, 2019, 2:21 am Reply

Whats your opinion on non alch'l beer ,4 stubbies a week.

Ledia Hammond

Aug 8, 2019, 8:36 pm Reply

I'm a beer kind of girl, but since it's not the greatest thing for me I choose not to drink at all, hard liquor I've never been a fan of, it burns my throat

Marina Vernholmen

Aug 8, 2019, 6:48 pm Reply

Drink suggestion! You could make a coffee drink with vodka, brewed coffee, milk of choice(oat for example) and stevia 😀
So happy to hear that a couple of glasses of wine won’t mess up my health!


Aug 8, 2019, 1:13 am Reply

1 to 2 drinks a day x 5days = 5 to 10 drinks a week. Because I don't drink during weekdays, it mean I can enjoy few glasses of my whiskey on the weekend. Now keto is becoming more fun. Thanks Dr Ekberg.


Aug 8, 2019, 5:46 pm Reply

Akvavit !

Vagelis 47

Aug 8, 2019, 7:37 am Reply

Dr Sten the OYISKY+COLA (Whith stevia) is good?

K Ham

Aug 8, 2019, 4:12 pm Reply

Thank you for some reasonable guidelines. I am encouraged.


Sep 9, 2019, 10:28 am Reply

Thanks a lot dear sir for your valuable suggestion..I have watched a lot of videos on drinking but no one had been as good as you are sir


Sep 9, 2019, 10:31 am Reply

sir I have one question. I drink 3 drinks par day for 3 days a week. is it too much? I be sober for 4 days a week. please suggest me sir!, I would be greatful to u.

Gold Man

Sep 9, 2019, 6:57 am Reply

1 or 2 drinks/day. But how many ml.


Sep 9, 2019, 12:05 pm Reply

thanks for this, its nice to see that it's possible to be healthy but still live within some "social norms" with the right choices. a little sad about beer being compared to a donut though lol.

Dorothy B

Sep 9, 2019, 9:40 pm Reply

do you know if bourbon would fall in the same category as whiskey?

Jimbo L

Oct 10, 2019, 3:52 am Reply

Wow you are the "smartest" Chiropractor person that I ever unsubscribed from😉 my comment is, go ahead and compete in another decathlon…"the epitome of superfluous redundancy"

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