I have a complicated relationship with coffee. The aroma is intoxicating to me, but drinking it is toxic for my skin and stomach. I used to sip multiple cups a day until a few years ago when my naturopath told me it was most likely one of the causes of my skin and stomach issues; he said I wasn’t able to metabolize it properly. I had struggled with my skin for years, and when it came down to it, vanity > coffee. Coffee was just not worth it.
Unlike milk, you are allowed to cry over spilled wine.
I’ve probably made it crystal clear to you that I love wine. And I’m not your causal wine drinker, either. My friends and family have come to know me as the local (amateur) wine snob who they can call (or drag out to the liquor store) for a recommendation.
You know what they say: “The stomach is the window to the soul”. Okay, so maybe that isn’t the exact expression, but it’s still true. Your stomach is influenced by so many other parts of your body that how your gut is feeling can tell you a lot about your overall state of health. I’ve even heard my belly called “a second brain” because of how much stomach health can influence your mood.