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Can It Really Happen?

Did you ever dream it was possible to get drunk on sugar or too many carbs?  One woman did.  Just before this last Christmas she was arrested for DWI, but she had not been drinking.  The charges were dismissed because it was proven that she had a syndrome that “causes substances in the gut to ferment food into ethanol, thereby causing a person’s blood-alcohol level to spike. While the story of food-turning-to-alcohol in the body may seem like a convenient tale for the police, doctors have found the rare condition in multiple patients.”  Dr. Richard Peek told ABC News. “When [yeast] ingest a meal that has a high amount of carbohydrates, they metabolize the carbohydrates into ethanol.” (http://abcnews.go.com/Health/mysterious-syndrome-people-drunk-drinking/story?id=36033416)


Candida overgrowth can make people drunk and sick because of the toxins it dumps into our bodies. And guess what?  This is not as rare as some might think.  Here’s what happens when a person has too much yeast.  They produce a byproduct known as acetaldehyde. “Acetaldehyde is a metabolic byproduct and is the equivalent of alcohol poisoning; an accumulation of acetaldehyde is associated with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.1,2 There is also evidence that the toxin acetaldehyde is associated with Alzheimer’s disease.3 While modern grains have been blamed for the Alzheimer’s epidemic, traced back to how gluten sensitivity affects the immune system and eventually the brain, Body Ecology grain-like seeds are the perfect alternative. Gluten-free quinoa, buckwheat, amaranth, and millet are supporters of immune health, best enjoyed by following the 80/20 rule — fill up no more than 20 percent of your plate with these nourishing grain-like seeds. Studies show that a build-up of acetaldehyde can lead to oxidative stress.4,5,6 It damages DNA in the cells. It has also been found to increase the risk of alcohol-related cancers.7,8

Changing your diet can make a huge difference in overcoming yeast overgrowth along with an anti-fungal treatment.  Fermented vegetables and probiotics are very important.  Also include lots of cruciferous vegetables that include broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts. You can juice them up too.  They are rich in glutathione which plays a critical role in detoxification of the body.9  Research shows that glutathione helps detox acetaldehyde from the body.10

Detoxing from sugar and the wrong carbs is absolutely essential to conquering yeast overgrowth.  Do you suspect you might have candidiasis?   Take the quiz.   I also recommend you join my next 10 Step Sugar Detox, which starts August 8. You may also want to sign up for the 30-Day Detox Challenge starting July 11.


1 ML Hard, et al. The role of acetaldehyde in pregnancy outcome after prenatal alcohol exposure. Ther Drug Monit. 2001 Aug;23(4):427-34

2 NL Day, et al. Prenatal alcohol exposure: a continuum of effects. Semin Perinatol. 1991 Aug;15(4):271-9.

3 S Ohta, et al. Mitochondrial ALDH2 deficiency as an oxidative stress. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2004 Apr;1011:36-44.

4 M Tong, et al. Acetaldehyde-Mediated Neurotoxicity: Relevance to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity. 2011; 2011: 13.

5 PS Brocardo, et al. The role of oxidative stress in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Brain Res Rev. 2011 Jun 24;67(1-2):209-25. Epub 2011 Apr 3.

6 H Joenje. Metabolism: Alcohol, DNA and disease. 07 July 2011; 475, 45–46. Epub 2011 July 06.

7  International Agency for Research on Cancer Monograph Working Group, Special Report: Policy A review of human carcinogens—Part E: tobacco, areca nut, alcohol, coal smoke, and salted fish. The Lancet 2009 10, 1033–1034.

8 K Nakamura, et al. Acetaldehyde adducts in the brain of alcoholics. Archives of Toxicology. 2003; 77 (10): 591–3.

9 http://bodyecology.com/articles/cleansing-the-body-of-candida’s-dangerous-toxins

10 H Anni, et al. Binding of acetaldehyde to a glutathione metabolite: mass spectrometric characterization of an acetaldehyde-cysteinylglycine conjugate. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2003 Oct;27(10):1613-21.



Peppy Parsley with Broccolibroccoli juice

  • 1 cucumber, peeled if not organic
  • 1 carrot, scrubbed well, green tops removed, ends trimmed
  • 1 stalk celery with leaves
  • 1 handful parsley
  • 1 kale leaf
  • 1 broccoli stem
  • 1 lemon, peeled if not organic

Cut produce to fit your juicer’s feed tube.  Juice cucumber, carrot, and celery. Bunch up parsley and roll in kale leaf, add to juicer and push through juicer. Then add lemon and juice. Stir, and pour into a glass. Drink as soon as possible.LFR

Serves 1

Adapted from The Juice Lady’s Living Foods Revolution


  1. Praise The Lord,
    I receive your newsletter, but I would not take the time to open them. Today, I said to myself let open up her email. I was amazed about this article and truly believe it. I would like to ask you a question. 1st let me say, I am a certified health coach since 2014, but not doing anything with it and I have no clients. That’s a story within it self, and just wanted to let you know this. I have a question concerning my own health. I was diagnosis with Crohn’s and Ankylosing Spondylitis several years ago after a severe fall and complications. The diagnosis came about after a severe spinal infection, basically through testing for the infection. Also some scar tissue or abrasion in my lower intestines. I’m currently having a discomforting burning sensation in my lower left stomach area and sometimes right after eating feel nausea. But once I have a bowel movement it’s fine. I have bowel movements daily and pretty nice size. I eat mainly fruit, vegetables and rice, plus veggie burgers and veggie dogs. Nuts and beans. But if I eat to much I start burping. I ask my brother if I need to take a laxative or need to be cleaned out. His response was research it on line, maybe the symptoms and came with nothing I thought really pertained to me. I have reach out to my Dr. and will be speaking with him on Tuesday via a phone appt. Just wanted to see what your thoughts were on this subject. Thanks in advance for your response.
    Love Ya in Jesus Name, Amen.

    • You could join my 30-day detox, which starts July 11. This may help with some of your symptoms.