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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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How is it possible to make diet coke with 0 calories?

How is it possible to make diet coke with 0 calories?

Diet soda: They produce chemicals that taste like 'cola' and sweetener. Water, which is also zero calories, is a wonderful, much less costly alternative. ...Read more

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Does diet coke cause m.S?

Does diet coke cause m.S?

No: Diet drinks have been implicated in contributing to gulf war syndrome, desert storm syndrome, and may provoke migraine headaches in susceptible people. There is no evidence that any food additive causes multiple sclerosis, but some anecdotal comments raise concern of a potential to trigger a relapse, but no proof yet. ...Read more

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Is diet coke bad for your health?

Is diet coke bad for your health?

For teeth: Soda pop contains corrosive acids such as citric, malic, tartaric carbonic or phosphoric which, can remove calcium from tooth enamel. Without protection from the dental enamel, the tissue underneath is susceptible to cavities, root canals & even extractions. Sugar is an additional cavity causing issue, so consider rinsing your mouth after drinking soda, both diet & soda containing sugar. ...Read more

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Help please! Is diet coke bad for you?

Help please! Is diet coke bad for you?

Yes for teeth: Soda pop contains corrosive acids such as citric, malic, tartaric carbonic or phosphoric which, can remove calcium from tooth enamel. Without protection from the dental enamel, the tissue underneath is susceptible to cavities, root canals & even extractions. Sugar is an additional cavity causing issue, so consider rinsing your mouth after drinking soda, both diet & soda containing sugar. ...Read more

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What to do if I have only a diet coke in a day?

What to do if I have only a diet coke in a day?

That would be: Very unhealthy. Zero calorie intake per day is a recipe for illness. Our bodies were not designed to subsist on diet cokes. **. ...Read more

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Is diet coke safe to drink?

Is diet coke safe to drink?

No: Diet coke is not food. The balance of acids in it will tend to rob your bones of calcium and weaken them. The artificial sugar nutrasweet breaks down into methanol and formaldehyde, both of which are toxic. ...Read more

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Is tea worse than diet coke?

Depends: Depends on what you put into your tea. Usually, diet coke is worse. ...Read more

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Is diet coke bad for a diabetic?

Is diet coke bad for a diabetic?

No: Sugary liquids are not good choices for diabetics. Therefore, diet drinks are acceptable in diabetics. ...Read more

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Does diet coke have any sort of gluten?

Does diet coke have any sort of gluten?

No: Diet coke, sodas, teas, coffee, fruit juice etc don't have any gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be addicted to diet coke?

Is it possible to be addicted to diet coke?

Yes: Addiction is the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma. ...Read more

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I drink 4 litres of diet coke a day. Is this ok?

I drink 4 litres of diet coke a day. Is this ok?

No. Diet sodas are: Not healthy. They have no nutritional value. For information on a healthy diet, check out www. Drmcdougall. Com and www. Nutritionfacts. Org. Nutrition facts has research on many nutrition questions. ...Read more

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How would you stop me from drinking so much diet coke?

Wean yourself: Wean yourself slowly. You don't want to go through caffeine withdrawal. Start by cutting your normal amount in half, in a few days to a week, cut the amount you take in half again. I recommend replacing it with water, since water is the healthiest. There are alternatives such as green tea or coffee which also contain caffeine and antioxidants. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of drinking too much diet coke?

Stroke: A study, which followed more than 2, 500 new yorkers for nine or more years, found that people who drank diet soda every day had a 61 percent higher risk of vascular events, including stroke and heart attack, than those who completely eschewed the diet drinks, according to researchers who presented their results today at the american stroke association’s international stroke conference in la. ...Read more

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What would be healthier to drink - diet coke or gatorade?

What would be healthier to drink - diet coke or gatorade?

Diet soda: My vote would be gatorade if done in moderation. There are studies that have shown that people who drink alot of soda are obese even if it is diet. The absolute right answer would be water. I usually tell my patients that if they eliminate liquid calories from their diet, that alone will help them drop significant pounds. Liquids pass through your stomach faster and do not keep you full. ...Read more

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My faimly and I have a diet coke addiction- please help!?

My faimly and I have a diet coke addiction- please help!?

Soda Addiction....: Use behavior modification techniques. Try keeping a journal or simply counting every time you drink soda instead of water or unsweetened tea. (avoid artificial sweeteners, too since they may raise your cravings for sweets).Coke also has caffeine which is an addictive substance. Hypnosis also can help. Good luck, let me know how it helps. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of switching from diet coke to water?

Lots: You will be better hydrated. You will not poison yourself with an artificial sweetner that breaks down to methanol and formaldehyde in your body. You will not take in phosphoric acid that will tend to upset your mineral balance and cause you to pee out your bones. And you may save money and lose weight. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of switching from diet coke to water?

What are the health benefits of switching from diet coke to water?

Diet coke contains: A lot of carbonic acid - which eats up the enamel on your teeth. The caffeine in diet coke can make you jittery and give you insomnia. The caffeine will also cause you to diruese- which means you can become dehydrated. Changing from diet coke would give you huge health benefits. ...Read more

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Anorexia and on snickers and diet coke diet?

Anorexia and on snickers and diet coke diet?

Really?: When a snickers bar is the 'healthiest' thing in your diet, it's time for help. Go see your physician immediately. ...Read more

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Can drinking excessive amounts of diet coke bad for me?

Can drinking excessive amounts of diet coke bad for me?

Yes: Regularly drinking soda has been linked to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Diabetes, heart disease & metabolic syndrome. Other possible risks include: increased weight, decreased bone mineral density (BMD) obesity, erosion of tooth enamel, mineral depletion & dehydration. If it contains artificial sweeteners & is used daily, this is linked to a 3 fold ^ in dementia & stroke. ...Read more

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Can I drink diet coke when I am taking nexium (esomeprazole)?

Can I drink diet coke when I am taking nexium (esomeprazole)?

Yes but: The real question is if drinking diet coke is wise or good for you. The answer to that is no. Diet coke has nutrasweet, which I consider to be a poison. ...Read more

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Does drinking diet coke dehydrate the body and make you hungry?

Does drinking diet coke dehydrate the body and make you hungry?

Yes!: All caffeinated drinks dehydrate your body. Diet drinks in particular have been shown to paradoxically increase hunger! Better to stick with water for hydration! it is also better for your teeth, as all sodas have been associated with cavities, even diet drinks! ...Read more

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How muc glucose conentent is cotaind in comparism in beer and diet coke?

How muc glucose conentent is cotaind in comparism in beer and diet coke?

None: There is no glucose in either beer or diet coke. Diet coke is sweetened with an artificial sweetner. Beer has alcohol sugars in it but no glucose. Diet coke should be zero calories. Beer on the other hand is variable as it ranges from 3% to 12% alcohol; if we take the average of 5% you are looking at about 13 calories per ounce. ...Read more

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Is crystal light just as bad as caffine free diet coke? They both have aspartame.

Moderation: Aspartame, as with anything else, in moderation is probably ok. Long term effects are not well studied so limiting its consumption is probably a prudent thing to do. ...Read more

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I need help with concentration and focus. If I drink 1 diet coke every 2 hours, should that help?

I need help with concentration and focus. If I drink 1 diet coke every 2 hours, should that help?

Coke won't help: Caffeine or coke won't help with concentration over the long haul. Medically, we would want to test for deficiencies like magnesium, thyroid, b-12, and iron. Sometimes, excess sugars lead to concentration problems. A good diet with vegetables, fruits, and proteins (avoiding fats and carbs) would also help your system. Finally, ask your doctor about attention deficit. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink diet coke (i have psvt)? I am on medication for it so that makes caffeine ok, right?

Is it ok to drink diet coke (i have psvt)? I am on medication for it so that makes caffeine ok, right?

Diet: You are better not drinking soda of any kind but non caffeinated beverages are better for you than those with stimulants. You are better off with water. ...Read more

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I'm drinking coca cola and go through 2 liter's in a day, if I was to switch to diet coke would this be better for me losing weight?

I'm drinking coca cola and go through 2 liter's in a day, if I was to switch to diet coke would this be better for me losing weight?

Yes-- but....: This is a ton of soda to be drinking each day -not healthy. Regading changing to diet soda it would be marked difference in calories but is still likely to impact your Insulin response. In a study which was supported by the national heart, lung & blood institute, it was noted that use of diet sodas is related to ^’ed fasting blood glucose levels & that the risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus is >. ...Read more

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Want to lose weight to look good in my bikini. However, I am oh so addicted to diet coke. Is it ok to have a can every couple of days?

The decision is up: To you. Just be aware that you may make slower progress if you are drinking diet sodas. In a study which was supported by the national heart, lung & blood institute, it was noted that use of diet sodas is related to ^’ed fasting blood glucose levels & that the risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus is higher in people who drink at least 1 diet soda per day vice people who don’t drink them. ...Read more

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Can drinking TOO MUCH diet coke make you tired instead of awake? I drink a LOT! (at least 12+ daily) sorry I know that's bad! I'm addicted.

Can drinking TOO MUCH diet coke make you tired instead of awake? I drink a LOT! (at least 12+ daily) sorry I know that's bad! I'm addicted.

Sodas and deficiency: Yes, it can. Soda has been linked with decreased bone density due to disruption of normal calcium and phosphate metabolism, and the excess soda is probably replacing your intake of other nutrient rich foods and beverages (leading to other vitamin deficiencies). When sodium benzoate (a preservative) combines with Vitamin C, anemia can develop from bone marrow damage. Then there is the aspartame... ...Read more

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Is diet coke healthier than regular coke?

Is diet coke healthier than regular coke?

Likely not: Diet sodas contain artificial sweeteners. Studies on mice show that intake of artificial sweeteners could lead to glucose intolerance probably due to changes in gut bacteria. ...Read more

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What is so wrong with diet coke? Why is it bad for you?

What is so wrong with diet coke? Why is it bad for you?

I say it's not: The internet is full of scare stuff about every simple pleasure; much of this stuff is just made up. A few people are allergic to aspartame, but the real source of the huge conspiracy hoax ("Nancy Markle") was never found. The fact that fat people drink diet soft drinks has even been cited to claim that the drinks cause obesity -- see the fallacy? Plenty of us doctors enjoy beverages like this. ...Read more

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Which is less harmful to your health, diet coke or coke zero?

Which is less harmful to your health, diet coke or coke zero?

See below: Both have nearly the same ingredients, but to many taste differently, so comparatively same health effects. ...Read more

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Does diet coke gives celuliitis?

Does diet coke gives celuliitis?

What's the cause: Cellulitis is a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender). It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria.If you have repeated episodes, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. Coke does not cause it! ...Read more

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I drink 4 liters of diet coke a day. Is this a bad thing?

I drink 4 liters of diet coke a day. Is this a bad thing?

Yes - that is a bad: Thing. That is a ton of caffeine and a ton of carbonic acid. ...Read more

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Can it be no problem to have a can of diet coke while dieting?

Can it be no problem to have a can of diet coke while dieting?

Diet coke: You can have what you want to have, but be aware that diet coke is not your friend. The artificial sweetener in it (aspartame) is associated with 75% of food sensitivity reactions reported to the fda. Excess exposure to the excitotoxins aspartate and glutamate can gradually kill neurons in brain. Research studies also show that drinking "diet" drinks is associated with weight gain, not loss. ...Read more

Calorie (Definition)

A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more


Coke (Definition)

Coke is a term for the illegal drug cocaine, which provides a stimulant effect ...Read more