Bizarre – This condition can make you drunk without drinking any alcohol.

Ever go perusing through YouTube and come across something somewhat fascinating? The video BBC posted on Auto-Brewery Syndrome is something I was completely unaware of but makes sense now when I think back on how some people would behave after eating certain things.

If you would like to read more about this BBC Future has a very interesting article, as well as Vice.com and the original story is featured on TheDoctors with a full featured video. Or I can tell you that long story short his body was producing too much yeast which would ferment carbs, sugar and various fats in his gut. Apparently the condition is brought about by diet and possibly too many antibiotics.

…Fascinating. The conversations trying to convince people he wasn’t on the sauce must have been humorously frustrating in retrospect.

American expat in Germany, novice blogger, amateur artist, rehabilitated couch potato, smartphone addict, full-time father, husband and terminal nerd.
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American expat in Germany, novice blogger, amateur artist, rehabilitated couch potato, smartphone addict, full-time father, husband and terminal nerd.

One thought on “Bizarre – This condition can make you drunk without drinking any alcohol.

  • September 17, 2015 at 8:40 pm
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    I can see this having somewhat of a practical application, like say he had to work in remote locations where taking 3 days furlough wasn’t really worth it financially or time wise then on his days off he and the other members of the crew with the same syndrome could schedule a party that wouldn’t cost more than a slice of bread… Then again getting addicted to carbs just isn’t worth it. Still, seems like kind of a superpower – metahuman thing.

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