While some turn to vitamin C, others will turn to the bottle to find their remedy. But before you start thinking of sipping on wine all day is going to help, it’s worth looking at what Carolyn Dean, MD has to say. In the book The Complete Natural Medicine Guide to Women’s Health, the co-author, Dean, suggests that alcohol won’t do much good.
Because alcohol requires magnesium in order for it to be metabolized. In other words, alcohol will prompt our body to make more insulin – creating a surge of it – while depleting any immune-boosting mineral in our body.