as others have posted - many of the lyme and co pathogens give the liver a hard time - some indirectly by producing lots of endotoxins - or by messing with the gut and causing hyperpermeability - thereby releasing more endotoxins and other stuff into the bloodstream that the liver has to try to clear up - and some by directly infecting the liver - like Lyme and Bart and others.
Alcohol increases the toxic load on your liver which may already be at its maximum from the other aspects of the illness. it also increases oxidative stress which damages cells, blood vessels, and especially mitochondrial membranes - needed for energy production. if you are noticing alcohol intolerance it is a sign that this process is evident in your case and steps to reduce the load on the liver are advisable.
this oxidative stress is already high in many of these chronic inflammatory conditions and mitochondrial membranes already damaged if you have fatigue ( the most commonly reported symptom of lyme).
so it does do harm via multiple mechanisms and is best avoided in my view as recovery from this illness for most entails pulling on every available little lever to move you forward - and that is still not enough for many.
the liver is a tremendously complex organ. it makes something like a few thousand chemicals/enzymes to do its job - and is believed by many to be the core of all health. it makes many of the chemicals needed for the proper functioning of the rest of the body and all blood from the digestive system must pass through it before being released into the rest of the circulation to nourish the body. so it's not a simple case of to get more of A out - put more of B in.
general detoxification nutrients may help - but if it's already struggling with alcohol - doubt there is anything you can put in that will resolve that.
I have even had to take steps to evaporate the alcohol from tinctures before consuming them as otherwise, this would have been too much for me on a daily basis ( i take quite a few tinctures - per buhners latest protocols)
Post Edited (Garzie) : 7/11/2020 3:47:14 AM (GMT-6)