Should you be drinking alcohol in Perimenopause?



Nooooo!! I can hear the screams from here as I write this 😂

Here’s the thing, have you ever considered the role alcohol plays in your overall health and wellbeing, especially as you navigate the course of perimenopause and menopause? Today, I’m here to shine a light on a subject that’s often overlooked. I’m going to take a look at how alcohol can disrupt your sleep, trigger heart palpitations, and intensify hot flushes and night sweats. I’ll also talk about the connection between alcohol and reduced melatonin production, which can throw your circadian rhythm out of whack – making a good night’s rest seem like a distant dream.

But that’s not all. On this episode, we’re also going to tackle the broader effects of alcohol on your body. Prepare to uncover some sobering truths about how alcohol can shrink the brain, escalate stress levels, stimulate your appetite, and interfere with oestrogen metabolism. It doesn’t stop there – alcohol can also harm your gut microbiome and hinder the development of healthy bones and muscles. Despite the notion that alcohol is part of the so-called ‘healthy Mediterranean diet,’ unfortunately even small amounts can have adverse effects.

However, it’s not all gloom and doom. I’ll also explore the psychological benefits of socialising and I’ll be sharing some effective tips on supporting your liver’s detoxification process. And for those who feel the societal pressure to drink, we’ll discuss non-alcoholic alternatives that’ll keep you in the social circle without the hangover. Join me for this revealing episode, and let’s empower ourselves with knowledge and choices especially in this Festive Season!

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