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CrazyHarry
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   Posted 1/14/2008 10:10 PM (GMT -7)   
thought some of you may find this interesting. it is from the dr. mercola news letter:


Do you want to be healthy? Drinking soda is bad for your health in so many ways; science can’t even state all the consequences. Here’s what happens in your body when you assault it with a Coke:

Within the first 10 minutes, 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. This is 100 percent of your recommended daily intake, and the only reason you don’t vomit as a result of the overwhelming sweetness is because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor.

Within 20 minutes, your blood sugar spikes, and your liver responds to the resulting insulin burst by turning massive amounts of sugar into fat.

Within 40 minutes, caffeine absorption is complete; your pupils dilate, your blood pressure rises, and your livers dumps more sugar into your bloodstream.

Around 45 minutes, your body increases dopamine production, which stimulates the pleasure centers of your brain – a physically identical response to that of heroin, by the way.

After 60 minutes, you’ll start to have a sugar crash.

Sources: Nutrition Research Center October 24, 2007


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njmom
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   Posted 1/14/2008 10:44 PM (GMT -7)   

thanks. two good reads are "Omnivore's Dilemma" and "Survival of the Sickest."

The first book talks about how corn and federal policy regarding corn cultivation has changed our economy, way of life, health, killed small farms, and is now in so much of our food as high fructose corn syrup...none of these changes are for the better. 

The second book talks about just some of the things in our environment, including stress and nutrition, that can affect our genes and health. about how some triggers in our body are switched on and off.

It also mentions Crohn's in passing, saying many Crohn's patients are vitamin D deficient and that some of them are being treated for this by spending time in tanning booths. 


pb4
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   Posted 1/14/2008 10:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I remember I used to drink a little soda on the weekends only, with supper and if playing cards with friends, then I got into a bad habit of drinking it every night at supper as well as the weekends, well, for the first time in my life (besides 2 times being pregnant) I gained alot of weight over 2ish yrs I gained 50 pounds...that is alot of weight on a normally small framed 5'5" girl....I'm so glad I wised up to soda and other high sugar foods and gave processed sugar up completely...thank goodness for Stevia, although now that I have processed sugar out of my diet, I don't often crave sweet like I used to and when I do, any fruit satisfies that craving...and I lost the extra pounds, which came off quickly once I gave up the junk....now, no more "junk in the trunk" LOL!

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


Nanners
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   Posted 1/15/2008 7:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah I use to drink Dr. Pepper 24-7.  After my resections I no longer tolerated the caffiene very well and would drink Sprite.  Now I really don't drink much soda at all as the carbonation really gives me alot of gas.  I drink alot of Gatorade or water now.  I know Gatorade has sugar, but for some reason it is the only thing that agrees with me.  I tried the vitamin waters but they really upset my gut too.  I have heard recently that they have hidden caffiene in them. 

Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


bluemeanies
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   Posted 1/15/2008 9:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Gatoraide has way too much sugar, more than a coke. Juice also is as bad as a coke, compare ingredients. Drinking Gatoraide pushed my father over the diabieties line and when I went to the doctor for iv fluids from dehydration they told me to never drink straight Gatoraide, mix it with a lot of water. I usually drink 2 caffine free cokes a day and the only other beverage is water, lots of water.
 


Nanners
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   Posted 1/15/2008 10:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Actually bluemeanies my GI has told me that Gatorade is okay for me. And when I am sick he has even instructed me to sip Gatorade or Pedialite. Since I can't tolerate the taste of Pedialite, I stick with Gatorade. I only drink one 16 oz bottle a day anyway. The rest of the time I usually drink water. I think this is one of those things that falls into the category of whatever works for a individual. I think you are getting more sugar in those 2 cokes a day than what I get in one gatorade a day.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


yankeespg23
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   Posted 1/15/2008 7:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello
Yes, I know soda is bad for us Crohnies but I can't stop. I feel as if I'm addicted to pepsi, lol. I have cut it down to 2 to 3 cans a day. I just can't drink water for dinner.
As I write this my wife is yelling at me that I need to stop the soda. It does increase my symptoms and I really need to find something else to drink. At least I don't drink any coffee.

AmandaH01
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   Posted 1/15/2008 7:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I was drinking ginger ale a lot.. Since the doctors said it would help with my stomach flu...lol the stomach flu that turns out to be crohns! Yup... insane how many doctors i have saw over the years and the diagnosis I have got. I'm so happy that I found someone to finally listen to me. Anyhow I just realized today that gingerale is probably a no no for me since I get intense diahrea after drinking it..Wow I feel like a big dummy now!

Toodles
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   Posted 1/15/2008 8:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Soda is the devil. It makes me flare and once I flare...well, you know. I don't drink soda anymore, only water. I'm glad I stopped drinking so much soda, I was completely addicted. *cringes*

AmandaH01
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   Posted 1/15/2008 8:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I also don't drink any soda at all anymore....not even ginger ale! Nope not going to do that to myself! sheesh.

Zazucat
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   Posted 1/15/2008 10:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I love soda- but in my part of the country we call it pop :-) I'm trying so, so hard to cut back but it's so difficult. It's not the caffeine and sugar because I drink diet caffeine-free Dr. Pepper. But I like having a flavored beverage with my dinner.

Yankee, something that's been helping me is to drink water and pop for dinner- slowly I've been able to drink mostly water and a few sips of pop. My ultimate goal is no pop ever, but right now I'm saying pop only on weekends. We'll see how that goes...

I learned in a class recently that drinking pop, whether it's diet or regular, significantly increases the risk of diabetes. I can't remember exactly how much but it was enough to scare me into giving up my favorite drink. That surprised me because I always thought sugar was the culprit in pop that led to diabetes, but the research showed the effect with diet pop, too. I'd rather give up pop than live with diabetes, for sure!
 


EMom
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   Posted 1/16/2008 6:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Zazucat said...
I love soda- but in my part of the country we call it pop :-) I'm trying so, so hard to cut back but it's so difficult. It's not the caffeine and sugar because I drink diet caffeine-free Dr. Pepper. But I like having a flavored beverage with my dinner.


Zazucat--I grew up calling it pop, too. Anyway, I'm like you in that I drank diet caffeine-free until I gave it all up. I found something you might like, though, just to have a treat with dinner. YES! A flavored beverage! I found it at our local health food store--maybe you can order it if you can't find it. It's called Sweet Leaf Liquid Stevia (with all natural flavors!). You just add 5-10 drops per glass of water. I like the root beer and lemon drop flavors, but there are MANY different flavors. My son likes it, too. It's kinda pricey; I paid $13.99 for a 2 ounce bottle, but it literally lasts for months and months! Here's a link:

http://www.sweetleaf.com/category.php?subcat=products

It's also great to add to a bottle of water when you need something for "on the go." Obviously, it's sweetened with stevia. I know many sweeteners are not so good for us, but this one seems okay.
EMom
Mother to 15 year old boy diagnosed in June, 2007.
Currently taking Asacol, omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, iron, vit. C, calcium w/D3 and a good multivitamin.
Started The Maker's Diet in early September.


Nanners
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   Posted 1/16/2008 7:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Emom thats a great idea. I am going to check that out. Thanks for sharing.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


Becoming undone
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   Posted 1/16/2008 8:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I found a great "soda". It is just fruit juices and sparkling water (to give it the pop). IZZE soda, which can be found at costco, is good. No sugars are added. I like the sparkling clementine, reminds me of the old sodas I had when I was a child. I have those when I just cannot tolerate another sip of water. (The whole bottle has only 135 calories...so nowhere near as the traditional sodas).

My husband uses the stevia in his coffee. (I have sensitive taste, and it has an aftertaste to me.)

mama2jmt
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   Posted 1/16/2008 8:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Harry for sharing that!
I am going to save this thread for my friend who is absolutely addicted to soda.
I found a very easy solution to stop drinking sodas......don't buy them & then you can't drink them...hehe
~Jennifer~
Official Crohns DX-march 2004.Pentasa 4000mg,B12,Probiotics
         1 resection
Cardiomyopathy DX-may 2004.Coreg,Altace,Digitek,Lasix,Potassium,very low-sodium diet
          

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