Thursday, September 19, 2013

Rare Case: Man Gets Drunk Every Time He Eats Starchy Food

For those of you out there who love to get drunk but hate the expense and trouble of buying booze to feed your habit, you've to meet this guy.
A Texas home brewer accidentally
established a brewery in his stomach.  

He's a 61-year-old Texan. Privacy rules prohibit health officials from giving out his name, but he'd always seem to get drunk at the drop of a hat.

He denied boozing it up, but people were unconvinced. He was probably a closet drinker, taking nips in the back room or whatever when nobody was looking. His wife was fed up.

Finally, they isolated the man in a hospital room and made sure he had no access to alcohol. And he got drunk anyway.

It turns out the man, a home brewer, had an overabundance of brewer's yeast in his gut. Combined with some of the usual bugs everybody has in their system, he'd get drunk when he ate carbohydrate-heavy food. The yeast in his gut combined with the carbohydrates was, in effect, a brewery in his stomach.

And he'd get drunk.

Before you go out and start consuming brewer's yeast, be warned this is a very rare condition and probably won't get you tipsy. And it probably isn't good for your health to do this.

Really, you'll be happier if you're not drunk all the time anyway. Maybe have a glass of wine with dinner and call it a day.

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