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Does adding sugar to coke and drinking it help diarrhea?

Does adding sugar to coke and drinking it help diarrhea?

Agree w Dr. Baker.: This is not a recipe to help diarrhea - this is a recipe for something pretty gross. 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. ...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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I am experiencing diarrhea which smells fishy I drink alot of coke cola can this be causing problem?

I am experiencing diarrhea which smells fishy I drink alot of coke cola can this be causing problem?

Diarrhea: If the diarrhea is only a few days old, it may be due to some food reaction or an intestinal tract viral infection. Both resolve in a few days with avoidance of harsh roughage, intake of adequate fluids and taking kaopectate to control diarrhea. The odor is nonspecific. If you're having chronic diarrhea, then see your physician or gastroenterologist for testing. Possible Gluten or lactose intolera ...Read more

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Stomach was burning/heartbrn now that's gone but have sour burps diarrhea and stomach growls. Room temp coke seems2 help. What cld this b? Ouch

Stomach was burning/heartbrn now that's gone but have sour burps diarrhea and stomach growls. Room temp coke seems2 help. What cld this b? Ouch

Heartburn: If heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux is causing your symptoms, coke may make you better initially, but the caffeine in it will eventually cause more stomach aches and burning in the long run. Take some antacids -chewable, and consider anti-reflux medication to improve things ...Read more

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I'm having nausea diarrhea and stomach pains after eating grilled meat and coke yesterday. What could I be having and what could I take to get better?

I'm having nausea diarrhea and stomach pains after eating grilled meat and coke yesterday. What could I be having and what could I take to get better?

Stomach flu: Is a viral gastrointestinal infection. There is no effective treatment for this condition. Have a good rest and drink a lot of water. Wash your hands after handling food (the condition is contagious). ...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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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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What to do about diet coke addiction?

What to do about diet coke addiction?

Find alternative: If you can find something else you prefer, your reliance will decrease. You can also try diluting it more and more until it no longer has the same appeal to you. That worked for me. My wife found an alternative by combining carbonated water with a little fruit juice. It's better than diet coke. ...Read more

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Can a diabetic drink diet coke? Thanks

Can a diabetic drink diet coke? Thanks

Not a great idea: "researchers discovered that artificial sweeteners can trigger sweet receptors in the stomach. This leads to an increase in insulin and lowered blood sugar." This study was done on mice. However it is clear that there is an increased risk for weight gain and diabetes.
See: http://www. Healthline. Com/health/diabetes-diet-soda#what-experts-say2 ...Read more

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Is it safe to replace water with diet coke?

Is it safe to replace water with diet coke?

Water is Best!: 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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Can large amounts of diet coke spike blood sugar?

Can large amounts of diet coke spike blood sugar?

No: But large amounts of diet coke will be bad for you when the nutrasweet breaks down to methanol and formaldehyde. Not to mention cause your bones to lose calcium and destroy your teeth. ...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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Can I still lose weight if I drink diet coke every day?

Can I still lose weight if I drink diet coke every day?

Yes: Diet drinks generally have no calories, so drinking them will not increase the number of calories you take in. Make sure you're eating a balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and protein. For more info on weight loss go to http://www. Choosemyplate. Gov/ or http://www. Hsph. Harvard. Edu/nutritionsource/index. Html. ...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?

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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I'm wondering if I drink diet coke will it cause me not to lose weight?

I'm wondering if I drink diet coke will it cause me not to lose weight?

Good question: It contains a chemical that causes a phenomenon known as excitotoxicity in brain cells. We have information now that indicates that changes in brain are responsible for obesity (failure to process food properly) and it is possible that sweeteners are at least partially responsible for obesity. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could red bull mixed with vinegar and diet coke do damage to your body?

Why would you want: To ingest this combination of chemicals? If could be hard on your GI tract, teeth & give you high levels of caffiene & artificial sweetners. I would discourage you to ingest this cocktail. ...Read more

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How can I stop drinking diet coke at lunch I drink it every day I can't stop my self?

How can I stop drinking diet coke at lunch I drink it every day I can't stop my self?

Diet Coke: I believe you are referring to "diet coke" not just any diet cola. In that case, I believe that overdoing sodas with asparatame--nutrasweet is potentially damaging to your healththe breakdown product of nutrasweet is formic acic--or formaldehyde-same stuff we preserve dead bodies with! It is not good for you. Switch to a diet cola made with stevia. Second best splenda. Then wean yourself to h2o. ...Read more

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What's the true, bottom line story with aspertame? Is my diet coke or my coke zero killing me?

What's the true, bottom line story with aspertame? Is my diet coke or my coke zero killing me?

Maybe: Aspartame breaks down to formaldehyde in the body. Formaldehyde is embalming fluid.

It could really be toxic and accumulating and cause major problem.

All diet sodas are really poisonous and do not make people lose weight. The fail to satisfy the body's need for sweet and the person craves more and eats more. ...Read more

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What can I do if my step dad is addicted to diet coke is there any long term diseases I could scare him with?

Compounding insults: We are programmed to live to 120. The reason we don't is because of the toxic abuse we put our bodies through. Consider the long term effect of the chemicals in your dad's addiction compounded over the years. His roi (return on ingestion) may be a penalty for early withdrawal from his life account. I see that you care very much for him. I hope he knows how much his habit will hurt you both. ...Read more

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I know there are plenty of healthier options, but is diet soda (coke zero, diet dr pepper) actually bad for my health?

I know there are plenty of healthier options, but is diet soda (coke zero, diet dr pepper) actually bad for my health?

Yes: Regularly drinking soda has been linked to metabolic syndrome. 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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Do you recommend diet coke (in moderation), or just not at all? If its so bad, one would think aspartame would be banned.

Do you recommend diet coke (in moderation), or just not at all? If its so bad, one would think aspartame would be banned.

Your preference: All the sweeteners are about the same. Depends upon your preference as to taste. Some cannot be used in baking. None have any known bad side effects unless you have a rare genetic disease pku and take aspartame. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to write a 3 page thing on how regular coke, diet coke and energy drinks affect your body. One of each. Can anyone help?

What to do if I have to write a 3 page thing on how regular coke, diet coke and energy drinks affect your body. One of each. Can anyone help?

Study your texts: This site is not here to help you do homework. Your instructors will know if you derive data from their suggested reading list or a report site. Save yourself some embarrassment and do the work. ...Read more

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I switched to diet coke ab 6 months ago from regular soda. One 20oz bottle daily. Is that bad? Any long term effects?? Don't drink don't smoke.

I switched to diet coke ab 6 months ago from regular soda. One 20oz bottle daily. Is that bad? Any long term effects?? Don't drink don't smoke.

Good start!: You are doing yourself a favor switching from regular Coke to Diet Coke, because you will take in fewer calories in the long run. However, You are still taking in quite a few artificial ingredients with Diet Coke. Want to be healthier? Try to begin having a day here and a day there where you eliminate the soft drinks altogether. Eventually, you may be able to quit. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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