Friday, June 9, 2017

Gut Fermentation For Freaky Friday...!

Here is a medical condition that you could have and not even know it. It could get you in a major bunch of trouble, though. Having it could even lead to you having an accident.

The Walking Brewery

Outside of Buffalo, New York, in 2015, police arrested a female motorist on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, with good reason: Her speech was slurred, she smelled of alcohol, and she had been weaving all over the road. She was found to have a blood alcohol content over four times the legal limit. But when the case was brought before a judge, the charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated was promptly dismissed—after evidence was heard that the woman’s body produces alcohol on its own.

The condition, known as Auto Brewery Syndrome or Gut Fermentation Syndrome, is nowhere near as fun as it sounds. Those affected must closely monitor their diets, as breads and other carbohydrates are most likely to produce the undesired side effect—in which some patients skip the “drunk” part and go directly to “terribly hung over.” Amazingly, the woman had had a few earlier in the day (not nearly enough to result in her titanic blood alcohol level) and had somehow not known she was afflicted with her condition until her lawyer’s research brought its existence to light.

I can only imagine how shocked the lady must have been to find out she has this condition, but she had to be pleased to some extent, as well. Thank goodness she had a lawyer that dug deep enough to find this condition and bring it to the attention of the court.

Coffee outside again this morning...OK?


linda m said...

Wow, that is a new one for me. She was very fortunate to have a lawyer that found out about her medical condition. Coffee outside sounds great. It is a beautiful morning here also - going to get hot later on. Have a great weekend.

Beth Bailey said...

Makes me wonder how many, if any , of the guests at our Cross Bars Hotel had this condition! If I am ever in serious trouble I can only pray for a lawyer tis dedicated to helping me! I shudder to think of the heat. Our temp right now is 57 and the high is supposed to be 79 and sunny. Near perfect for me! Love you,Bubba.

Sixbears said...

More common in Asia than in the west. I guess a low carb diet is the way to go.

JO said...

Another lesson learned here this morning. But should this person be allowed to drive?

Patio time at your place is fine by me. Another hot one on its way for me today

HermitJim said...

Hey Linda...
Sometimes a good lawyer can really help. Thank goodness for her sake!
Thanks for stopping by this morning!

Hey B...
There is no telling, that's for sure. Hurricane season just started here, so we'll have to wait and see what happens as far as the weather goes.
Thanks for coming over this morning!

Hey Sixbears...
You might have a point there.
Thanks for the visit this morning!

Hey Jo...
I'm glad you are learning something here at my place, sweetie!
Thanks for dropping by this morning!