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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

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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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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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 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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Can diet coke cause you to lose or gain weight?

Can diet coke cause you to lose or gain weight?

It may not do either: But aspartame is mildly toxic and causes a brain change known as "excitotoxicity". This tends to be worse when brain cells are poorly energized-------and that reflects poor diet that could cause weight gain. ...Read more

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What can cause random allergic reactions to diet coke?

What can cause random allergic reactions to diet coke?

Not allergy: Allergic reactions are not random. If you're having an allergic reaction to a component of diet coke, you will suffer the reaction whenever you drink it. Manufactured sodas are very consistent, so if you're having some sort of reaction some of the times you drink it, you're reacting to something else - you're just associating it with diet coke. Your doctor or allergist can help you sort this out. ...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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As far as diet sodas go, is coke zero just as bad as diet coke or worse?

Not much difference: There is little difference between diet coke and coke zero. Either will be satisfactory for diet purposes. ...Read more

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Why are diet drinks unhealthy? Isn't a diet coke better than a normal one?

Why are diet drinks unhealthy? Isn't a diet coke better than a normal one?

No: 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 you tell me if I don't eat anything all day except I have a diet coke will it affect my weight at all?

Can you tell me if I don't eat anything all day except I have a diet coke will it affect my weight at all?

Metabolic rate.: Your weight may drop rapidly BUT -then your metabolic rate would slow and it would become easier to gain weight. ...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 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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Can diet coke make you put on weight?

Can diet coke make you put on weight?

It could: Some people who drink diet drinks- may eat a 32 ounce ribeye steak with potato and margarine and rolls with butter and salad with tons of dressing and not expect to gain weight. The diet coke may fool your brain into thinking it wants sugar, but weight gain comes from increased calories- more in than you expend. Portion control and increased activity are the best ways to keep weight gain at bay. ...Read more

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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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Can diet coke stunt your growth in height?

No: But it is mildly toxic and I would never drink it. ...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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What effects does diet coke have on the human body?

What effects does diet coke have on the human body?

Diet coke: A recent study showed that soda with artificial sweeteners when used daily, is linked to a 3 fold ^ in dementia & stroke. ...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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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

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What is the difference between diet coke and coke zero for diabetic?

What is the difference between diet coke and coke zero for diabetic?

None: Both contain artificial sweeteners. They are not particularly healthy but they do not cause any significant Insulin release. Despite the absence of any reliable studies to suggest a direct relationship otherwise, some people still claim they do. Avoid them altogether and don't worry if they do or not. ...Read more

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