Health Editor’s Note: Yes, I will continue to NOT eat sushi!…Carol
Dumpster Diver Eats Sushi From Gas Station. What Happened Next?
Fishy food habits send this money-saving college student to the hospital
by Dr. Bernard/MedPage Today
Student buys sushi from the gas station for breakfast. Is this what sent him to the hospital — or was it his penchant toward garbage picking for food? Watch the analysis of this fishy case.
Read the transcript below:
TB is a 22-year-old man, presenting to the emergency room with facial swelling, shortness of breath, and hives.
He tells the admitting nurse that he had had severe, right-sided, lower abdominal pain for at least the last 3 days.
You see, TB was a college student.
During his freshman year, he found out the grocery would toss out their expired food, and he could pick it from the waste bin, to eat.
He wasn’t picky. If it was edible, he took it.
The grocery would throw away a bag of apples if even just one was rotten. But to TB, the other apples were just fine.
On the internet, he read that over 1 billion tons of food every year is thrown away. Clearly, this was bad for the environment, so picking that disposed of food and eating it was doing his part. His reward for saving the earth was eating for free.
As TB became more experienced in finding his food, he became more relaxed in what qualified as edible.
Instead of tossing the rotten apples, he eventually just ate around it. If bread was moldy, cut out the bad part — it’s fine, he thought.
This got to the point where he’d pick pizza, hot dogs, and sushi from the back of the gas station, at night.
Source: MedPage Today