For many years, Brandon Jacobs suffered from a disorder that made him feel completely drunk despite not having had a single drop of alcohol. A rarer syndrome than ever!

The first symptoms appeared at the age of 13. At the time, Brandon Jacobs felt terrible but couldn’t pinpoint the reason. “They thought I had hypoglycemia,” he told the New York Post. The situation worsened when he reached his thirties: “I felt like I was constantly drunk even though I hadn’t had any alcohol. I ate healthy, often did yoga and sports, but I I was getting sicker and sicker.” Everyone around the Canadian was convinced that he was drinking in secret. The 42-year-old had even been fired from several jobs because his bosses refused to believe he was sober.

At worst, Brandon hit rock bottom to consider ending his life: “I thought about suicide since no one wanted to help me (except my wife) and everyone had me pasted a label.” In 2015, the 40-year-old finally discovered the reason for his discomfort thanks to Dr. Kanodia, who spoke of his symptoms on a television show. After contacting the doctor and taking a battery of tests, he was diagnosed with self-brewing syndrome also known as gut fermentation syndrome. A rare digestive disease in which the body converts carbohydrates into ethanol due to an accumulation of yeast in the intestine.

An effective treatment to cure his disorder

Supported by health professionals, Brandon was finally able to treat himself. The 40-year-old thus began an antifungal treatment to eliminate the excess yeast in his intestines. At the same time, he rebalanced his diet and followed wellness treatments such as massages and acupuncture. Today, the Canadian is totally cured. This misadventure also allowed him to set up his own business: Park Integrative Health, a clinic that combines modern and traditional medicine to treat various pathologies.


Lara T.
Lara T.

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