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New study shows drinking diet soda daily may severely increase risk of heart attack and stroke

7/4/2014 - Regular diet soda consumption may significantly raise your risk of heart attack and stroke, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Miami and published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Researchers surveyed 2,564 residents of New York City over the age of 68...

As obesity rates soar, Coca-Cola's 146-flavor mega soda dispenser gains popularity

4/25/2014 - The debate over soda and public health is a hot topic. Not too long ago, there was a big to-do over New York City Mayor Bloomberg's attempt to help improve public health by banning people from purchasing large-sized sodas in restaurants. The ban has since been overruled, with a judge calling the mayor's...

Man recieves $525 ticket for 'shoplifting' soda refill in hospital cafeteria

4/23/2014 12:09:33 PM - It seems that staff workers and federal police officers at a hospital in Charleston, SC, aren't too fond of giving out free soda refills. An onsite construction worker at the Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Administration hospital admits to having refilled his soda several times in the hospital's cafeteria...

The down side of diet soda

4/3/2014 - Diet soda was, for a long time, touted almost as a cure-all for those people who love to drink these fizzy, sparkling, bubbly beverages to do so nearly without guilt. With diet sodas that offer their sweetened liquid without all the weight-producing calories, people could continue to drink to their...

Diet soda, aspartame linked to premature deaths in women

3/30/2014 - A decade-long study of 60,000 women has confirmed that drinking diet soda sweetened with aspartame is linked with a 30 percent increase in heart attack risk and a 50 percent increase in death risk. The findings, presented at the American College of Cardiology(1), have already been partially swept...

Shock: Children as young as two turning to coffee

2/19/2014 - More and more, kids in the United States are turning to caffeine-laced drinks, and in particular coffee drinks, including children as young as two years old, according to a newly released study. The research, published in the journal Pediatrics, found that caffeine is the most popular "drug" among...

Scientific proof that drinking soda makes brains hyperactive

11/20/2013 - Soda pop consumption is on the rise. Before 1950, the standard soft drink was 6.5 ounces. By 1960, the average serving size jumped to a 12 oz can, and today, 20 oz bottles have become the norm. It's easy to fill up a 44 oz foam cup of soda from any American gas station, and free refills are encouraged...

Five year update on the guy who cured his stage IV prostate cancer with baking soda

10/16/2013 - The guy is Vernon Johnston, and his story was first reported as a Natural News citizen journalism article in 2009. That was around one year after being informed he was cancer-free from stage IV prostate cancer that had metastasized into the bone matter of his pelvic area in June of 2008. Now here...

The missing diet soda case

10/16/2013 - The other day, I was standing in line at the grocery store behind a woman who stacked up three 12-packs of diet soda on the conveyor belt, including Dr. Pepper, Diet Pepsi and one other brand. I bet you money that, if you hid this woman's soda from her after she got home, she would have a panic attack...

Natural News exclusive: Phosphoric acid used in soda pop shown dissolving teeth in rare video

9/5/2013 - Get ready for another breakthrough investigation from the Natural News Forensic Food Lab, where we've put mammalian teeth under the microscope as they are being bathed in phosphoric acid -- the same acid used in sodas and soft drinks and found in both Coca-Cola and Pepsi products. I completed this...

Surprise, surprise: Soft drinks cause behavioral problems in young children, research proves

9/1/2013 - It is safe to say that the link between soda consumption and health conditions like diabetes and weight gain has been clearly established by a plethora of scientific research published in recent years. But what has not necessarily been fully recognized or understood is how consuming soft drinks affects...

Does drinking soda turn kids into bullies? New research links sodas and aggression

8/20/2013 - Researchers say in a new study that kids who drink soda pop generally score higher on aggressive behavior scales than kids who don't drink the carbonated beverages. The lead author of the study said, though, that the increased aggressiveness may not necessarily be noticeable in individual children....

Mortality rate doubles for females eating refined white sugar - lab mice study rocks soda industry

8/14/2013 - In what is arguably the most shocking food study conducted since the Seralini "GMO rats" study released last year, researchers at the University of Utah have found that even a small amount of refined sugar consumption resulted in a doubling of the death rate of female mice. Fed merely the equivalent...

Appeals court slaps down Bloomberg's soda ban as unconstitutional

8/8/2013 - Repeated efforts by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to restrict the soda-drinking habits of Big Apple residents and visitors have so far failed to get off the ground at every attempt. According to new reports, a state appeals court has once again denied petitions by the city's Board of Health...

Kick the habit: Five things to drink instead of soda

7/18/2013 - Thirsty? Given the circumstances, most people will reach for a bottle or a flip top can of ice-cold soda. Almost 90 percent of people all over the world will, at one time or another, have tasted a sugary, fizzy, carbonated beverage. And the fight isn't particularly fair, either; on average, there are...

Excessive soda drinking may be to blame for woman's death

7/5/2013 - A woman, Natasha Harris, only 30 years old, died of heart attach in New Zealand. She left behind eight children as a result of having consumed upwards to 10 liters of soda, namely Coca-Cola, each day. The overdose of soda, similar to overdosing on crack cocaine, resulted in a loss of potassium in...

Drinking soda greatly increases your risk of stroke: Study

6/6/2013 - It doesn't matter whether it's sugary or diet: High consumption of carbonated soft drinks significantly increases your risk of stroke, research shows. Although many studies have shown that a high consumption of sugary soft drinks increases the risk of everything from diabetes and gout to obesity...

Limiting soda sizes may increase obesity, boost sugary drink consumption instead of reduce it: Study

5/24/2013 - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's harebrained scheme to restrict public access to sugary beverages sold in volumes higher than 16 ounces will more than likely result in people actually consuming more of such beverages, and thus lead to higher rates of obesity and diabetes. These are the findings...

One can of soda a day makes you substantially more prone to diabetes, strokes: Study

5/13/2013 - Drinking as little as one can of soda pop per day is enough to increase your risk of both type 2 diabetes and stroke by a significant percentage, according to a new study out of Europe. Based on an analysis involving about 27,000 people who were surveyed on their health and dietary habits, researchers...

Just one can of soda raises diabetes risk by 22 percent

4/30/2013 - According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 310 million people worldwide are affected by type 2 diabetes, a long-term condition characterized by insulin resistance. What is at the heart of this growing epidemic? According to a new European study, the mass availability of sugary soda...

Sugar-laced soda increases diabetes risk by 22 percent

4/27/2013 - Drinking a can of sugar-laced soda a day will raise your risk of developing diabetes by 22 percent! According to a new study out today evidence suggests that just one 12-ounce serving of a sugar-sweetened beverage can significantly raise the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. What's interesting...

What the soda pop industry doesn't want you to know

4/22/2013 - MarketWatch detailed "10 things the soda business won't tell you" related to the soda pop industry. Most is bad news for pop drinkers. Soda, like beer, for many is an acquired taste. It is something people have to get used to, because as it seems, your body is rejecting it when first introduced....

Soda companies rake in $4 billion a year of taxpayer money via the government food stamp program (SNAP)

4/10/2013 - Sugary sodas and aspartame-laced diet sodas can all be purchased with taxpayer money via the federal food stamp program. It's called the "Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program" (SNAP), and it provides free food credits to 42 million Americans who use the credits to purchase junk food, birthday...

Bloomberg's control freak soda ban struck down by judge as 'fraught with capricious consequences'

3/12/2013 - It is the ultimate dream of socialist control freaks to dictate every detail of your life: what you eat, what you think, what you say and even whether you have the right to self defense. New York City Mayor Bloomberg tried to take his control freak power grab one step beyond all reason with a recent...

Extra-caffeinated soda and chemical sweeteners for breakfast? PepsiCo introduces 'Kickstart' soda for people who absolutely hate themselves

2/19/2013 - Ah, there's nothing like a heavy dose of caffeine, corn syrup and highly acidic phosphoric acid in the morning. And bringing it to you is none other than PepsiCo, the company that habitually uses aspartame, MSG and GMOs across its product line. Apparently drinking an aspartame-laced, caffeine-spiked...

The truth about diet soda and diabetes: Diet soda increases the risk of diabetes

2/19/2013 - Sodas have a reputation for being among the worst drinks available health-wise. For one, these drinks contain loads of sugar, which makes frequent consumption of these drinks a potential trigger for diabetes mellitus, one of the most dreaded diseases of our time. Because of this, people are making a...

Diet soda dramatically increases depression risk

1/15/2013 - Sweetened beverages, particularly "diet" ones, may significantly increase your risk of depression, while coffee may slightly lower it, according to a study conducted by researchers from the National Institutes of Health and due to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 65th Annual Meeting...

Regular consumption of soda linked to depression, study finds

1/10/2013 6:38:36 PM - There are many reasons to avoid soda and other soft drinks: High refined sugar levels, extreme acidity, unnatural and often toxic ingredients, and much more. According to a new study by U.S. researchers for the National Institute of Health, however, we can add another reason to the list - the regular...

How to kick the soda habit for good

1/10/2013 - Millions of Americans are hopelessly addicted to soda pop beverages, whether they be the sugary varieties loaded with high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), or the chemical varieties loaded with aspartame and sucralose. Both are harmful, of course, and can lead to a future filled with chronic pain and disease....

Four things you need to know about cancer and Candida

12/8/2012 - Cancer and candida are apparently closely related. Some even claim Candida causes cancer, while others say they both originate and thrive in the same low pH, high acidic environment, possibly with a symbiotic relationship. Candida yeast fungi are present to some extent in most or perhaps all of us....

Think before you drink!

11/23/2012 - Soda/pop/soft drinks, whatever you choose to call it, is bad for you! Food colorings, preservatives, empty calories, obesity, yellow teeth, decreased bone density, spikes in blood sugar and increased cancer risk are some negative effects of drinking soda. Why continue to drink this toxic substance on...

Natural News launches Diet Fluoride Soda, an amazing new beverage made with aspartame and hydrofluosilicic acid

11/1/2012 - Exciting news in the beverage industry! Natural News has just launched a new beverage called "Diet Fluoride Soda" containing 1,000 times the fluoride of your tap water, plus a huge dose of genetically modified aspartame to sweeten it up. Click here to watch the video announcement of the new soda...

Aspartame is linked to leukemia and lymphoma in new landmark study on humans

10/31/2012 - As few as one diet soda daily may increase the risk for leukemia in men and women, and for multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma in men, according to new results from the longest-ever running study on aspartame as a carcinogen in humans. Importantly, this is the most comprehensive, long-term study...

Halt infectious disease, cancer and much more with $3 remedy

10/28/2012 - Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is an extraordinary natural remedy. This economical and common powder has a wide range of healing possibilities: acne, cancer, colds, influenza, acid reflux -- the list goes on and on. And don't forget about all the great uses around the house as well. Priced around...

Baking soda: A lot more than just a baking staple

10/27/2012 - Baking soda has long been heralded as a multipurpose wonder. Even with this sort of reputation, there are still several ways most people haven't even thought of that it can be used as a natural and inexpensive alternative to so many of the necessities we rely on every day. It is prudent to choose...

Mayor Bloomberg's soda ban will cause New Yorkers to poison themselves with more aspartame

9/14/2012 - Ah, the hilarity of the nanny state knows no bounds, it seems. Especially not in New York City, where Mayor Bloomberg oversaw a large-sized soda ban that just became law. The really hilarious part of the law? It does not apply to aspartame-laced "diet sodas" which, by any honest measure, are far more...

Sickening sweet sodas

9/12/2012 - Back away from the soda drink and no one gets arrested. That is, unless it is properly poisoned with officially sanctioned artificial sweetener. Then - go ahead, tank up because New York City Mayor, Mike Bloomberg is now pushing to outlaw all sugar sweetened drinks over the size of 16 ounces by March...

Eliminate gout, arthritis and fibromyalgia pain FAST with 3 natural home remedies

8/27/2012 - Anyone experiencing the pain of an acute gout or rheumatoid arthritis attack would sell their soul to get fast relief from the agony. Most drugs take time to build up in the system before relief occurs; and, many of those same drugs cause unacceptable side effects. What if you could make a drink, that...

Biologist calls sodas and fizzy beverages 'evil'

8/4/2012 - Have a Coke and a smile. Or, if you're part of the 'new generation,' a Pepsi. One taste of those excito-toxins and you won't worry about aborted fetal cells or cancer-causing chemicals. After all, who wants to think about Type 2 Diabetes when they just want a sweet reward, and a moment to relax? But...

Instead of banning soda, maybe it's time we banned stupid government bans

6/19/2012 - As the Health Ranger, I'm on the record strongly opposing soda consumption. Years ago, I wrote the popular self-help guide, "The Five Soft Drink Monsters," which helps soda addicts get off sodas and transition to healthier drinks like tea or water (http://programs.webseed.com/The_Five_Soft_Drink_Monsters__TV.htm)....

DIY Home remedies and old wives cures using baking soda

6/4/2012 - In a world awash with pharmaceutical drugs for everything from dandruff to toenail fungus, it's refreshing to have do-it-yourself home remedies and trusted old wives cures to heal a wide range of ailments. Baking soda is a staple in most homes and is useful for cooking, cleaning and in many home remedies....

Baking soda, cancer and fungus

5/16/2012 - (NaturalNews)The cancer industry is closing in on baking soda and beginning to do research in earnest about sodium bicarbonate and how it is a primary tool in the treatment of fungus. Cancer is a fungus, can be caused by a fungus, or is accompanied by late-stage fungal infections, and now the Mayo Clinic...

Soda consumption dramatically increases risk of stroke and vascular disease

5/12/2012 - Americans drink more than 216 liters of carbonated soft drinks each year, a number that continues to increase at an alarming rate. Many people use low-calorie diet soda in a futile effort to lose weight, yet find that these drinks have the opposite effect leading them to be overweight or obese. The...

America is catching on - Soda sales drop dramatically as healthier choices continue to grow

3/26/2012 - Better late than never, but more Americans finally seem to be getting the message they've been consuming far too much soda and as such, sales of pop have been falling. In reality, soda sales have been falling for about seven years, but they really dropped off in 2011 as consumers made other choices...

Just one soda per day can cause heart attacks in men

3/16/2012 - You have no doubt heard that sugary, high-fructose soda is a major contributing factor to the nation's ever-growing waistline, but new research indicates that even in moderation, drinking just one soda a day is a major health risk, especially for men. According to a new study published in the medical...

Soda industry desperate to avoid cancer classification of toxic chemicals used to make caramel color

3/14/2012 - The processed beverage industry is fighting tooth and nail to stop federal regulators from publicly identifying a toxic ingredient in many popular cola brands as being a cancer-causing chemical. 4-methylimidazole (4-MI), a chemical used to make the "caramel color" agent added to Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola,...

Evidence shows diet soda is not a healthy weight loss product

2/26/2012 - Artificially sweetened drinks are often promoted as healthy alternatives for weight loss and diabetes because they are low in calories and don't contain sugar. However, there is plenty of evidence to suggest that these diet sodas are harmful to human health. According to Sharon Fowler, MPH, an authority...

Diet soda again linked to heart attacks and strokes - But Diet Coke remains a top supporter of Heart for Truth

2/8/2012 - Diet soft drinks are considered the "healthier" alternative to high fructose corn syrup and empty calories. But the truth is that diet drinks have an evil side: new research confirms that diet soda can seriously increase your risk for heart attack and stroke. But in spite of this - and many other studies...

Pepsi's lawyers say Mountain Dew can dissolve a mouse

1/9/2012 - While drinking Mountain Dew, have you ever seen (or perhaps felt on your tongue) a thick, jelly-like substance? Maybe you assumed the ingredients in the soda had gelled. According to Mountain Dew manufacturer Pepsi, you may have been ingesting some extra protein with your beverage in the form of a liquified...

Study: Children drink same amount of soda regardless of whether or not it is available at school

11/24/2011 - Some school districts across the country have been trying to curb consumption of soda and other sugary beverages among their students by banning access to these products on school property. But a new study out of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) suggests that these efforts might be largely...

Baking Soda is not just for the kitchen

11/4/2011 - The lowly box of baking soda hasn't been given the credit it's due. Baking soda is for more than baking or deodorizing the refrigerator. It's great for health and beauty needs, and everyone should consider using it for multiple reasons. It's inexpensive and a great alternative to chemical beauty and...

Soda consumption linked to teen violence, study finds

10/26/2011 - A new study has found that teenagers who consume high amounts of sugary soda appear to be more prone towards violence than teenagers who consume less or no sugary soda. The more soda a teenager consumes, in other words, the more likely he or she is to show violent aggression towards classmates, a significant...

Study: Drinking diet soda actually causes weight gain, blood sugar spikes

7/24/2011 - Contrary to popular belief, diet soda and other foods and beverages made with artificial sweeteners like aspartame are not healthy, and they do not bring about weight loss. A landmark new study out of Texas confirms this, having found that not only do diet sodas not help with weight loss, but they...

KFC and PepsiCo donate to diabetes research in exchange for your soda purchase

7/6/2011 - It could be one of the most ironically insulting "gifts" ever, but what it is, for certain, is a pathetic shame. You might think that KFC is doing a good thing by pledging to help fund diabetes research, but when you figure out they are doing much more to cause diabetes than actually cure it, you...

New York may bar food stamps from being used on soda

6/10/2011 - The state of New York is looking to ban the use of food stamps for the purchase of soda. We think it's about time. In the same vein as a new Florida law that requires those receiving state taxpayer benefits to get drug-tested beforehand, this report, New York has petitioned the federal government to...

Baking Soda remedy shrinks tumors

4/14/2011 - Baking soda has been used throughout history for a variety of purposes such as removing odors from the fridge, freshening up carpets and whitening teeth. But what few people know is that is it also a successful alternative cure for cancer. The treatment primarily benefits cancers of the throat, colon,...

Diet soda linked to strokes and vascular disorders

3/14/2011 - Recently, every major media outlet reported on the "Northern Manhattan Study" which linked diet soda to strokes and vascular disorders. This study consisted of 2,564 individuals over the age of 40 who were followed for ten years. The results of the study showed that those who drank diet soda daily increased...

New study proves that drinking soda causes gout

2/26/2011 - Regular soda consumption significantly increases women's risk of gout, according to a study conducted by researchers from Boston University and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Gout is a painful type of inflammatory arthritis that has become increasingly common in the...

Drinking diet soda linked to causing heart attack, stroke

2/18/2011 - Chugging a Diet Coke or two every day could cause you to have a heart attack, stroke, or other major heart event, suggests new research recently presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles. A team from the University of Miami (UM) Miller School of Medicine...

Want to have a stroke? Keep drinking diet sodas

2/17/2011 - According to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2011 recently held in Los Angeles, drinking diet sodas could dramatically raise your risk of having a vascular event, mainly a stroke. Specifically, in the large, multi-ethnic Northern Manhattan Study...

Soda pop industry branded baby bottles with soft drink logos

11/28/2010 - We've been covering the soft drink industry lately, publishing articles on soda pop marketing to children that seem so bizarre, many people are simply unable to believe them. So for this article, I've quoted numerous sources to allow everyone to verify the "unbelievable" facts of this story for themselves. This...

Soda companies pushed pop as beneficial beverage for infants

11/26/2010 - For over a hundred years, soda companies been selling products with ingredients that we now know are linked to diabetes, obesity, gout and kidney stones. Those are some of the effects of the High Fructose Corn Syrup and phosphoric acid found in conventional sodas, and we haven't even mentioned the health...

Raising soda prices reduces consumption better than educating the public

10/17/2010 - Raising soda prices appears to reduce consumption significantly, but nutrition education campaigns have little impact, according to a study conducted by researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and published in the American Journal of Public Health. Growing concern over the nation's...

How to Clean without Using Harsh Chemicals

10/16/2010 - More and more research is showing that the harsh chemicals in cleaning products are causing major health concerns for consumers. Studies show they can cause cancer and infertility, and new research is showing that some of those chemicals are even making us fat. You can have a clean home without using...

Baking Soda is a Super Household Aid

10/2/2010 - Baking soda is a white crystalline powder, known as bicarbonate of soda or chemically known as sodium bicarbonate, and is very versatile and effective, yet gentle, environmentally safe, inexpensive and an economical non-toxic compound. It can be used as a more environmentally friendly replacement for...

Even Negligible Ingredients in Soda are Bad for Your Health

9/21/2010 - Natural News has long reported the dangers of soda, both regular and diet. The Health Ranger and other reporters here have methodically documented the dangers of high fructose corn syrup (HCFS), aspartame, caffeine, and phosphorous. There are multiple stories about the effects of these products on consumers'...

Avoid the Soda: Water Consumption is Necessary for Your Body

9/14/2010 - Consuming water is of the utmost necessity to our bodies. The average human body is 60-65 % water and the human brain tissue is 85 % water. In fact, water is most essential to the body - next to air. The body can survive four weeks without food but only three days without water. Not one of your body...

Diet Soda Found to Cause Premature Birth, Study Says

8/30/2010 - A new research study, which included nearly 60,000 pregnant women in Denmark, found that those who drink artificially sweetened beverages (carbonated or not) were more likely to have a premature birth. The study was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.1 The researchers...

Drowning in soda: America's health problems made far worse by massive soda consumption

8/11/2010 - The booming popularity of sugary soft drinks has led to 6,000 more deaths, 14,000 more cases of heart disease and 130,000 new cases of diabetes in the past 10 years, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-San Francisco and presented at the annual Cardiovascular...

Diet Soda Linked to Premature Birth

7/27/2010 - New studies are suggesting there is a link between premature births and regular consumption of artificially sweetened soft drinks. The study, which was commissioned in Denmark, looked at 60,000 pregnant women and their resulting births and studied their consumption of diet soft drinks. They found...

Soda consumption linked to pancreatic cancer

7/15/2010 - Drinking more than one sweetened soft drink per week may significantly increase your risk of pancreatic cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Minnesota and published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. "The high levels of sugar in soft...

Baking Soda Offers Many Miraculous and Mundane Uses

6/30/2010 - A simple inexpensive substance, one that is found on grocery shelves and in many homes, has been rediscovered over recent years as a useful remedy or remedy adjunct for a variety of ailments and chronic diseases. That substance is bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, not to be confused with baking powder....

Diet soda now promoted as medicine to stop kidney stones (opinion)

5/18/2010 - The "most retarded science journal of the year" award goes to the Journal of Urology which has published an article suggesting that diet soda is actually an effective type of medicine for preventing kidney stones (April 19, 2010 issue). The research was led by Dr Brian H. Eisner, a urologist at Massachusetts...

Soda fountains contaminated with fecal bacteria

5/15/2010 - The soda that comes out of fountain machines in restaurants may be widely contaminated with fecal bacteria, according to a study conducted by researchers from Hollins University and published in the International Journal of Food Microbiology. Researchers tested 30 different self-serve and behind-the-counter...

Soda Tax: Consider the Health Benefit and Paying for Healthcare

4/9/2010 - The new federal excise tax on soda and other sugary drinks is being considered by the Senate Finance Committee as they listen to proposals on how to pay for President Obama's universal health care plan, which is expected to cost more than $1 trillion. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that a...

How Soon is Too Soon for Infants to Start Drinking Soda?

3/24/2010 - If you really want to give your baby a head start in life by improving their social standing and guaranteeing their happiness, start feeding them Coca-Cola, Pepsi and other sugary carbonated beverages at the earliest age possible. Even babies as young as a few months old will enjoy the many benefits...

Over 130,000 cases of diabetes now linked to soda consumption, HFCS

3/10/2010 - For years, advocates of natural health have been hammering away at the message that soda causes diabetes and obesity. The soda industry, meanwhile, has remained in denial mode, mirroring the ridiculous position of the tobacco industry that "nicotine is not addictive." Soda doesn't cause diabetes, the...

UCLA Study Says Drinking Soda Causes Obesity

12/23/2009 - Regular soda consumption significantly increases a person's risk of obesity, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA). "We drink soda like water," said Harold Goldstein of the Center for Public Health Advocacy, which also took part in the...

Aspartame alert: Diet soda destroys kidney function

12/17/2009 - Scientists from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston have revealed results from a study outlining some of the effects of artificial sweeteners on the body. Conducted on a group of 3,000 women, the results indicated that those who drank two or more artificially-sweetened beverages a day doubled their...

Bicarbonate of Soda Used to Cure Stage Four Prostate Cancer

11/13/2009 - Bicarbonate of soda or baking soda to cure cancer? The amazing abundance of alternative cancer cures is more than most of us know, close to 400! The more notorious alternative cancer cures are the ones that get attacked viciously by the Medical Monopoly. Those cures are the ones that begin to develop...

Huge California study concludes soda consumption undeniably linked to obesity

9/23/2009 - Much like Big Tobacco once did with nicotine, the soda industry and high-fructose corn syrup producers of America have maintained a ridiculous state of flat-out denial about the links between soda consumption and obesity. "Sodas don't make you fat," they insist. Meanwhile, as Americans guzzle down insanely...

Soda Pop and Natural Juices Increase Incidence of Fatty Liver Disease

8/28/2009 - What do drinks sweetened with aspartame, high fructose corn syrup, and naturally occurring fructose have in common? Recent studies link them all to NAFLD, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Reported in the Journal of Hepatology, a new study found a link between NAFLD and a higher intake of soft drinks...

Baking Soda Found To Help People with Chronic Kidney Disease

8/26/2009 - Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a serious condition marked by the permanent loss of kidney function. When the kidneys are damaged, the organs can't remove wastes and extra water from the blood as well as they should and the result can be a host of serious and even deadly health consequences. But now...

Baking Soda Prevents Kidney Disease, Renal Failure and Kidney Dialysis

8/8/2009 - A recent study discovered a new use for common household baking soda. The Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) reported that a daily dose of baking soda could prevent kidney damage and chronic kidney disease (CKD) in a study entitled, Bicarbonate Supplementation Slows Progression of...

Should We Tax Sodas and Junk Food to Pay for Health Care?

8/3/2009 - Mr. Johnson weighed nearly a ton. And drank pop 'til his health came undone. His kidneys turned blue But he said, "I've got two." "So I'll drink 'til I only lose one." The debate over health care reform has run smack into a brick wall of economic reality. There's just not enough money to pay...

Baking Soda Boosts Athletic Performance by Alkalizing the Body

2/24/2009 - Baking soda can indeed increase athletes' speed, according to a pair of recent studies giving confirmation to a belief that scientists have long been skeptical of. For years, professional athletes have sworn by "soda doping," the practice of taking baking soda before competitive sporting event in...

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Diet Soda

2/16/2009 - A new study published in January 16, 2009 edition of Diabetes Care indicates that daily consumption of diet soda plays a key role in the development of metabolic syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of findings known to increase the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease...

Drinking Soda Pop Doubles Risk of Kidney Disease

2/11/2009 - Maybe you eat a fairly healthy diet most of the time, so you might assume indulging in two or more cans of your favorite soda pop every day can't be too bad for you. But, especially if you are a woman, you could be setting yourself up for kidney disease. Researchers from Loyola University Health System...

Buy Your Poison - Aspartame, Diet Soda, Splenda

9/24/2008 - Chemist James Schlatter was working on an anti-ulcer drug candidate in the labs of G.D. Searle & Company. He was recrystallizing aspartame from ethanol when the mixture spilled on to the outside of the flask he was using. Some of the powder stuck to his fingers. When he licked his finger later, he realised...

Western Diet of Meat, Refined Grains and Diet Soda Linked to Heart Disease, Metabolic Syndrome

6/12/2008 - People who eat a typical "Western diet" or drink diet soda have a higher risk of developing metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in the journal Circulation. "This is a red-alert wake-up call," said Suzanne Steinbaum, director of Women and Heart Disease at...

Mainstream Media Attacks Water; Recommends People Drink Soda Instead!

4/3/2008 - As proof that mainstream health information continutes to become increasingly detached from reality, the mainstream media (MSM) has launched a new wave of misinformation designed to discredit the health benefits of drinking water! Just today, for example, Fox News ran a story entitled, Skip the Water,...

Soda Consumption Linked to Heart Disease

2/4/2008 - Drinking one or more carbonated beverages per day may increase your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, according to a new study published in Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association. "We were struck by the fact that it didn't matter whether it was a diet or regular soda...

Soda Manufacturers Attempt to Downplay Sodium Benzoate Link to Hyperactivity

1/4/2008 - In response to a recent study that linked common soft drink additive sodium benzoate to increased hyperactivity in children, the British Soft Drink Association downplayed the significance of the new findings. "It should be noted that this study used a mixture of ingredients in each trial and due...

Study Indicates Diet Soda Increases Heart Disease Risk

10/21/2007 - For the past several years, the leading cause of death among Americans has been heart disease. In 2006, for instance, according to the CDC, nearly 655,000 deaths were directly attributable to the silent killer—100,000 more than the second leading cause of death, cancer. In light of these startling...

Kids' soda consumption strongly linked to hyperactivity, mental problems

7/23/2007 - Teenagers who drink more soda have more mental health difficulties, including hyperactivity and mental distress, according to a study recently published in the American Journal of Public Health. Researchers used questionnaires to survey 5,547 Norwegian 10th graders about their eating and soda-drinking...

New negative calorie 'Enviga' soda falsely advertised and may actually make some people fatter, charges CSPI

3/9/2007 - A new soda claiming it reduces calories was doubted to be effective upon its official release in October 2006, and now a public nutrition and health advocacy group is suing over false advertising. The soda is called Enviga, a caffeinated green tea-flavored soda conceived jointly between Coca-Cola Co....

Baking soda can clean your teeth, clear your complexion and act as a natural antacid

2/18/2007 - Many components of the modern western diet meats, fish, dairy products, most grains, sugars, alcohol and caffeinated drinks (in fact, almost everything except vegetables, millet, most fruits and, as we have just seen, apple cider vinegar) contribute to one's body becoming too acidic. This in turn...

Nutritionally unaware consumers guzzle down soda pop for breakfast

1/21/2007 - Consumption of carbonated soft drinks with breakfast has soared among U.S. consumers in the past 20 years, according to data from the New York-based consumer research firm NPD Group. Coffee consumption appears to have fallen accordingly. According to NPD executive Harry Balzer, consumers eating breakfast...

Child-centered marketing causing kids to carry unhealthy food habits into adulthood

10/30/2006 - The next time you get up early on a Saturday morning, turn on your television to any one of the major broadcast stations or child-oriented cable networks. In between Saturday morning cartoons, you'll suddenly find yourself bombarded by commercials advertising fast food and sugary breakfast cereal and...

Restrict soda vending machines in public schools, says American Dietetic Association

10/4/2006 - A study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association suggests that limiting the use or availability of vending machines in schools is vital to stemming the United States' soda-related obesity epidemic. The researchers conducted a self-reporting study of the consumption habits of...

Link proven between sugar consumption and hyperactivity, mental disorders in teens

9/29/2006 - New Norwegian research published in the American Journal of Public Health has found that teens in Norway who drank the highest amounts of sugary sodas experienced higher rates of mental disorders such as hyperactivity and distress. Researchers from the University of Oslo surveyed more than 5,000...

American Diabetes Association peddling nutritional nonsense while accepting money from manufacturer of candy and sodas

6/1/2005 - The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently announced a three-year, multi-million dollar alliance with Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages (CSAB) to help combat obesity and diabetes in America by stressing the importance of making smart nutritional choices. According to an ADA press release...

The health effects of drinking soda - quotes from the experts

1/8/2005 - This is a compilation of quotes about the destructive health effects of soft drinks from some of the leading authors on health, nutrition and junk food. This full list, and much more information, is included in The Five Soft Drink Monsters downloadable ebook. Michael Murray ND and Joseph Pizzorno...

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