Soy sauce 'detox' leaves woman unable to move, swallow or speak

After drinking one liter of soy sauce, the woman had unknowingly ingested 200 grams of salt.


NSFW    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — A 'detox' treatment gone horribly wrong.

A 39-year-old woman in Chicago drank one liter of soy sauce in two hours, leaving her brain dead."
According to a study on her case featured on the medical YouTube channel Chubbyemu, in 2012 the woman had recently been discharged from a psychiatric facility after being treated for paranoid schizophrenia.
She was already physically unwell. The woman had lost 11 kilograms after following an extreme diet that consisted of solely eating canned tuna and white bread.
She believed the government was poisoning her and so turned to the interwebs for help.
This is where she found the infamous soy sauce detox routine that she thought would cleanse her colon and body of toxins.
Unsurprisingly, the woman, referred to in the case study as 'CG,' began to feel dizzy and fall in and out of consciousness after drinking a liter of soy sauce.
She was taken to the emergency room in Chicago's Illinois Medical District area where she was treated for acute hypernatremia, or high levels of sodium in her blood.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, high sodium consumption can raise blood pressure and even cause heart disease and stroke.
According to a study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, even 25 grams of sodium can constitute a lethal dose for adults.
After drinking one liter of soy sauce, the woman had unknowingly ingested 200 grams of salt.
The salt traveled to her brain through her blood and began to cause brain shrinkage as it absorbed water from the brain's tissue.
Doctors began treating her with glucose-laden water to stabilize sodium levels in her body."
Unfortunately, days after the treatment CG exhibited dysarthria, dysphagia and quadriplegia, meaning she was unable to move, swallow or speak.
MRI scans revealed CG had central pontine myelinolysis, a form of nerve cell damage that left her unable to send nerve signals to the rest of her body.
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, this disorder is a result of too rapid medical correction of sodium deficiency.
Earlier this year another health fad called Jilly Juice, a blend consisting of saltwater and fermented kale or cabbage, went viral with its creator, Jillian Epperly, claiming it could 'cure' everything from down syndrome to homosexuality.
According to BuzzFeed News, the detox-drink is sold as a purgative that causes nausea, headaches, dizziness and severe diarrhea that Jillian lovingly refers to as 'waterfalls.'
Let's just stick to veggies and fruits okay people?
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