Meet Mr Matthew Hogg, The man who is ‘drunk’ all the time because his body produces its own alcohol

Mattew Hogg is an Englishman who is suffering from a medical condition called Auto-brewery syndrome for nearly 25 years.


Auto-brewery syndrome is also known as gut fermentation syndrome and endogenous ethanol fermentation which is also called drunkenness disease. This rare condition makes you intoxicated and drunk without drinking alcohol. It happens when your body turns sugary and starchy foods (carbohydrates) into alcohol. This means that whenever Mattew Hogg eats any food containing carbohydrates, his body converts it to ethanol which goes directly into his bloodstream.

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According to reports, He has the syndrome since he was 16 years. He also revealed that At the time, he was athletic but since stopped playing sports entirely due to extreme fatigue and his academic progress deteriorated and his social life fell by the wayside. He eventually dropped out of school. Hiscondition still hasn’t been successfully treated so he sometimes suffers from symptoms like fatigue, pain, stress intolerance and cognitive dysfunction. He has now adopted a Stone age diet which includes meat, vegetables, nuts and seeds.

Hogg now runs a site called “The Environmental Illness Resource” which educates people on unknown or poorly understood chronic illnesses. His goal is to help people who are in a similar situation.

From Opera News

Author: Histidine