Chow Never Trust a Fat Cook, Either
posted by October 1 at 9:43 AMon
She may have been gorging on tonic water:
Ironically, in the end, it wasn’t the alcohol that damaged [Clarissa Dickson Wright’s] health. It was the quinine in the tonic water she added to her gin - two pints of gin a day for 12 years, which I calculate as roughly 9,000 pints of gin, and over 50,000 pints of tonic water.
The quinine destroyed her adrenal gland and now she can’t lose weight, even if she lived on lettuce—which I doubt she ever would.
This friendly health reminder brought to you via the New York Times.