Chocolate cravings a result of "germs in digestive system"???

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HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 10/12/2007 6:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Heard about the latest research??? Apparently, they "have found" that chocolate cravings are due to the presence or absence of certain "germs" in the digestive system.  They are hoping this could lead to a cure for obesity.
 
First of all....lots of quotes in my note because this so called study had so few participants I could never consider it of any importance.
Second...Someone study if the same "missing germs" are also missing in CD patients since most of us can not tolerate chocolate
Third...why would you want to mess with your digestive "germs" to cure obesity if it is a possible cause of such hideous things likeCD?  Eat less and exercise!
 
Not trying to stir up controversy here.  I am just so frustrated with all the money spent on useless studies.  Then these studies make the news because we have a billion news stations running 24 hours a day so they have to make up news (don't get me started about the news station that has a show with all of it's "viewers" news).  OK my rant is done....just couldn't take hearing this "news" 5 times in 2 hours.
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....


gachrons
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   Posted 10/12/2007 6:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad you got that out of your system. Never heard about it but there is always something that they come up with that's for sure. lol gail

pb4
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   Posted 10/12/2007 10:57 AM (GMT -7)   
And I always thought chocolate cravings were linked to sex, ha ha!


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


HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 10/12/2007 11:02 AM (GMT -7)   
aaahh so lets make the stretch that sex is linked to "digestive germs". Oh wait now that is unappealing
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....


pb4
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   Posted 10/12/2007 11:24 AM (GMT -7)   
yes that is....I still have chocolate on occassion but only if it has an 80% or higher cocoa content.


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


mama2jmt
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   Posted 10/12/2007 12:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Haha....this cracked me up!Was this study launched by the fast food industry to throw the suspicion away from themselves?How dare they attack chocolate?

I swear....any excuse to avoid exercise & to keep stuffing americas faces w/disgusting processed junk that they call food!

Sorry,just my 2 cents.Can you guys tell that I am a total chocolate lover?
~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
          


broomhilda
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   Posted 10/12/2007 8:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I hear you pb4....I can do the 80% or higher cocoa ration too (dark chocolate only)! Move over hubbie, I love 'ya lots...but you are definely 2nd to the chocolate at my age!
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, fibroid cysts, peri-menopausal.


heatmiser
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   Posted 10/12/2007 8:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Well I always thought I craved chocolate because it tastes so good!

pb4
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   Posted 10/12/2007 10:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Gives you something to think about eh heatmiser???

LOL!


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

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