Endogenous or Auto Brewery Syndrome as a result of intestinal disorders
Candidiasis is a yeast infection that plagues the intestine when good bacteria are killed as a result of the long-term use of antibiotics. Some candidiasis sufferers will feel, and appear to be, intoxicated. An unusual symptom of certain people with severe candidiasis is the presence of alcohol in the bloodstream even when none has been consumed. First discovered in Japan, and called “drunk disease,” this condition creates strains of candida Albicans which turn acetaldehyde (which is the chemical created by sugar and yeast fermentation) into ethanol. This is a process well understood by distillers of homemade brew. These candidiasis patients whose yeast turns sugar into alcohol are chronically drunk. They have developed what is only half-jokingly called “auto-brewery syndrome”.
A medical test has been developed in which, after an overnight fast, the individual is given 100 grams of pure sugar. Blood samples were taken both before the sugar loading, and an hour after, are measured for alcohol. An increase of alcohol indicates yeast “auto-brewery” intoxication. Another connection between alcohol and candidiasis has been found in a study of 213 alcoholics at a recovery center in Minneapolis. Test and questionnaire results indicated that candidiasis is a common complication of alcoholism due to the combination of high sugar content in alcohol and the inability of alcoholics to assimilate nutrients. Additionally, female alcoholics with candidiasis were significantly sicker than non-alcoholic women with candidiasis.
Many of the symptoms exhibited in alcoholism such as insomnia, depression, loss of libido, headaches, sinusitis/post-nasal drip, digestion, and intestinal complaints, overlap with those in candida overgrowth. Obviously, drinking alcohol increases levels of sugar in the system. But other habits of alcoholics are also at fault. Many alcoholics tend to be smokers and so are at risk for respiratory infections which are treated with … antibiotics!
This is exactly why alcohol breath tests and other medical tests should be performed by Doctors and not police officers who take a 40-hour class and are deemed, experts. What do you think?