Soda Pop is POISONING Your Body!

by Dr. Steven Yen

I’m sure that if I told you that soda pop is bad for you, you wouldn’t be surprised BUT do you know it’s poisoning your body? These statistics might shock you and hopefully convince you to stay away from the liquid for good if you’re still poisoning your body with this unhealthy stuff!

Soda pop can literally act like poison, deteriorate your bones, and cause other health problems. “It appears that increased soft drink consumption is a major factor that contributes to osteoporosis,” explains Dr. Michael Murray from the Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine. Furthermore, Dr. Elson Haas, author of The Detox Diet states, “Tooth loss, periodontal disease, and gingivitis can be problems, especially with a high phosphorus intake, particularly from soft drinks.”

Additionally, drinking soda can increase your chances of being obese! Dr. Marion Nestle, author of food politics, says that “The relationship between soft drink consumption and body weight is so strong that researchers calculate that for each additional soda consumed, the risk of obesity increases 1.6 times.” 1.6 times! WOW!

Another thing to consider before you take a sip of soda pop is to realize that once you drink the liquid, it actually alters the PH levels inside of your body to make you more acidic. The more acidic you are, the more pain you’ll experience and this especially so for those of you who are already experiencing daily chronic pain. Soda, no matter who makes it, is the most acidic beverage you can purchase and has a pH of about 2.5, which is about the same as vinegar.

Check out this table to see how your favorite soda compares to battery acid!

These are just a few of the scary health statistics associated with drinking soda but what about behavioral problems? There could be a few of those as well. According to a new study by NY Daily News, “High-school students in inner-city Boston who consumed more than five cans of non-diet, fizzy soft drinks every week were between nine and 15% more likely to engage in an aggressive act compared with counterparts who drank less.”

This isn’t necessarily a ’cause and effect’ situation but it’s certainly interesting to note that there might be a correlation between soda pop and violence among teenagers.

Between the health and emotional issues regarding soda, hopefully, this will make you think twice about poisoning your body with the seemingly harmless fizzy substance!

 

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About Steven Yen

As a former member of the teaching faculty of the prestigious Trigenics Institute, Steven Yen has been treating Fibromyalgia naturally, without the use of drugs or surgery for patients in his private practice since 2002. He is also founder of the world's most popular Facebook page for managing Fibro naturally.

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Sheila November 1, 2011

I know my Diet Coke is bad for me but it’s sooo hard to give up the fizz! What can I substitute for that?

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Gladys November 3, 2011

I’m giving canada dry ginger ale a shot, comes in different flavors as well as some great natural & artificially flavored seltzer waters out there…i know it may not be the same (caffeine wise) but at least it eases the fizz crave a bit! “burb” lol :D

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Dr. Steven Yen December 19, 2011

Gladys, how is this working for you?

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kim November 1, 2011

I am truly addicted to dtmtdew. I suffer from severe fibromyalgia,chronic fatigue,and the list goes on. I know I need to stop,but the caffeine is the only way for me to have energy. with other health issues & the distance I live from a place to take low impact water arobics,which I’m suppose to be doing 3 days a week,what can I do to have energy? How do you get OFF of these poisons,as well as smoking? I did stop when I had access to Kangen water,but since I’ve moved,I can’t get to the place to get my water. Why will Medicare pay for , adjustable beds & a vitamin supplement such as Shaklee. If I had these three things my fibro & other conditions could be improved. Living on a fixed income,I fight month to month just to keep lights on. I know this is off the subject a little,but these things do increase energy,I know because when I could afford vitamins & drank the water,I felt a lot better & didn’t have to depend of a cheap fix for energy,which is what the diet mount dew actually is.

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Angie December 20, 2011

i know exactly what your going threw at least soda wise, for me i had to stop diet sodas though due to chronic migraines on top of it which after in the hospital for almost the whole month of Oct they told me to stop diet and now i am on a cherry coke kick. Only reason i have been drinking that, not sure what your doctors are giving you for pain but what i am given makes me nauseous a lot of the time and the Zofran doesn’t always help with the nausea. have you found anything that helps?

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Beth January 24, 2012

I used to drink coffee daily to increase my energy but it seemed I was just increasing my coffee intake. I did a test for myself and I completely stopped drinking coffee for 3 months and I noticed a huge increase in my energy levels. I did some further research on coffee, soda and the acid and alkaline ph scale. What I came up with is that these drinks that are very highly acidic causes dehydration which causes your metabolism to slow down and fatigue. So what you must do is neutralize all the acid from your body with alkaline. You need to get your body back on track. Drink lots of water especially alkaline rich water to help get rid of all the acid. Once I did that I no longer need caffeine to have a productive day I just need my water. Stop poisoning your body and start living! Good luck to you all!!

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JANET MILLWOOD November 1, 2011

I agree with Shelia. I am also addicted to diet coke. I try to drink water

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Christine Thomas November 9, 2011

I suffer with Severe Fibromyalgia and unfortunately am addicted to pepsi Max. I have started to cut back on it working towards quitting this habit. I have been replacing some for Green Tea which is very beneficial for health and weight loss. I urge any of you who drinks any type of DIET drinks please google ASAPATAME POISONING it will scare the living hell out of you and it is a high factor in causing symptoms of Fibromyalgia. This poisoning is in anything that contains things like Phenylalanine or any type of artificial sweetners used in all diet foods and low calorie pre packed foods even some of weight watchers food contains this poisoning. Please read up on it and ask your doctor to do a hair analysis to detect if you have it. Because once you quit completely of drinking these diet drinks you need to go through a detox program which green tea will help with. Glad to say I am half way there after reading up on the subject.

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Dr. Steven Yen December 19, 2011

Yes! Soda is TERRIBLE for your body and I’m glad you’ve decided to do research on it yourself! :)

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Jerry Booth November 2, 2011

Dr. Yen;
Just wanted to thank you for your work, I am a reformed believer in all things natural. I have a medical support site where I have posted your recent blog. Thanks and keep up the good work…

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Dr. Steven Yen November 3, 2011

Thank you for the kind words Jerry! I really appreciate it and I hope you don’t mind that I shared your site on my Dr. Fibro Facebook page :)

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Jean November 2, 2011

I used to have multiple health problems,which I still do but much more mildly than before.(depression,chronic fatigue,fibro,IBS,inflammation of the body,headaches,etc)How did I changed that?
By changing my eating and drinking habits,exercises,meditation and supplements such as cordyceps and rhodiola.
If I can do it,anyone can.Start slowly and keep adding from there.And everything I mentionned here is extremely important.
Oh!I almost forgot…educate yourself by reading about your illnesses so that you know what to do.
If you start here,you will have a wonderful start and become healthier everyday.

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liz November 3, 2011

this gives me something to think about since i drink coke like water but i cant drink diet coke it makes my body hurt all over more so
lately i have been drinking more coke than water but this gives me something to think about stopping because i have been hurting alot more lately my bones pop and muscles hurt i think i will invest in bottled water
thanks!

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Jeanee November 4, 2011

Water is my number one drink with coffee a close second. Rarely drink soda anymore due to high sodium and sugar. At one time, I used to drink it daily and I have noticed a big improvement! Great article. I shared it on FB and Twitter!

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Dr. Steven Yen December 19, 2011

Thanks Jeanee!! Glad you liked it and thanks for sharing! :)

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joyce cochran loyd November 8, 2011

I have drank soda all my life….. usually 10-12 cans of Dr Pepper a day…. thats all I drink…no coffee,water,juices,milk,etc…..I am now in my late 50s and still drinking them. In 2000 I was in a car wreck and broke my back….L1 compression fracture….Dr did a Bone Dentisity test and said I had the strongest bones he had ever seen for a woman my age and that I most drink alot of milk. Told him no ….never touch it ….I have Lactose Intolerence issues and need medicine for dairy products.. I guess I am just a very lucky person…..I will go to my grave with a Dr Pepper in my hand….lol I did give up my sodas for 2 months…lost 1 pound and was miserable and still in alot of pain!!!

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Dr. Steven Yen December 19, 2011

Joyce, different things work for different people but I’m personally glad you tried ridding your body of soda for at least a little while :)

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Dawn November 9, 2011

I’m not sure if I am understanding the chart, but I do know that it is NOT good!!!

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Dr. Steven Yen December 19, 2011

It’s not good at all! Soda can be compared to battery acid (yikes!) and it really doesn’t help fibro patients get rid of the fire inside of their body!

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Sherry G. November 9, 2011

I know soda is unhealthy. I quit drinking all soda for a couple years and after that drank a pepsi once in a long while when I went out for Chinese or Mexican food. I have had chronic nausea of unknown cause for 11 years now and first drank alot of Pepto then tried high quality ginger pills which did nothing then started drinking Canada Dry or Schweppes Ginger ale which helped quite a bit if I drank over 1 liter with half a pack of soda crackers. I would not have been drinking soda at all due to the high carb content but Ginger ale was helping better than anything else for the nausea. Thankfully I’ve discovered peppermint brings relief, the tea helps some but peppermint candy especially candy canes help the quickest but then again it’s candy so alternating between Ginger Ale, Pepto, Peppermint tea and candy canes now. I don’t believe soda is the cause of Fibromyalgia. Not to defend soda because I don’t even want to be drinking it.

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Dr. Steven Yen December 19, 2011

Sherry, SO happy to hear that you’re not drinking soda anymore! You’re right, it’s not the CAUSE of fibromyalgia but it definitely could be a factor in fibro patients pain. Thanks for the comment :)

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Sherry G. November 9, 2011

OH, also definitely diet soda is a true poison. I’d drink from a mud puddle before I’d put that stuff in my body!

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Renee January 4, 2012

I have had Fibro 20 years. Many health problems stemming from that. Developed OA over last 8 years. Just diagnosed with RA. I lost my mother suddenly in April & realized I needed to make changes in my life. One small step at a time I am doing just that. I have smoked off & on since I was 17. Added the time up…about 18 – 20 years worth. Now at 51 I have finally quit. Before Fibro (at age 30) I was “the picture of health”. ….ate right, exercised, felt great! Then it hit and all changed. I now need to lose about 60 pounds. Cherry Dr. Pepper is my poison. I have just begun to gradually substitute water for the DP. My goal is to be off it by Feb 1. 2012. I hope by making small slow changes, I can reach my goals by the end of 2012.

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Dr. Steven Yen January 6, 2012

Renee, you hit the nail on the head when you said, “one small step at a time.” Changing your life doesn’t have to be one big massive change but rather taking it one step at a time and one day at a time, just working towards your goal. I’m also working towards a New Years Resolution of mine (10 in 20 if you’ve been following those posts) so let’s do this together and make 2012 a great one!

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For your sake PLEASE STOP drinking these KILLERS!!!!!

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stephen pate March 27, 2012

I have fibro started 11 years ago I was a prof. firefighter and also did construction on my days off. Im on pain pills like oxycodone I also have bipolar so I take a lot of meds and have major depresion. I struggled for 3 years pushing myself at work until I couldn’t do It anymore. I have an addition to soft drinks I read the information about soft drinks it kind of scared me I drink at least a 2 liter drink a day if not more. do you think you can help me and do you have any ideals of things I can drink I know waters one of them not a big fan but I can do that but any types of juice ok to drink if you would be so kind to help me I would be so thankful.
And also any help will dealing with the fibro.

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Random tips: Drink through a straw (put the straw at the back of the mouth, not the front). This does not entirely prevent exposure to the back teeth, however. After consuming the fizzy drink swish some water, which will help wash away nasty sugars and acids as well as restore pH levels. Never, ever brush your teeth straight after eating or drinking, as this will most likely rub the sugars and acids into your enamel – wait at least 45 minutes. Brush at least once (in the morning before breakfast), ideally twice. Don’t go over-board. Use a soft toothbrush and brush in a circular motion at 45 degrees. Make sure you pay particular attention to the gum-line as this is where the sugars and acids will do most damage. The whole brushing session shouldn’t last more than a couple of minutes. Finish with brushing the tongue. Then swish with mouthwash. Be wary of baking soda toothpastes as these are more abrasive. Be wary of whitening pastes as these can also contain bleaching agents. You don’t need the best toothpaste, either – almost any will do. If you don’t like fluoride consider alternatives like herbal pastes, or white coral. Don’t mess with your teeth all the time and don’t worry about seeing the dentist. If you use tooth-pics, only use rubber-tipped inter-dental brushes, not metal tipped. Only push straight between the teeth, not down. If you do all this then chances are your teeth will look after themselves and they will be whiter, stronger and you will have more confidence. A few soft drinks on occasion will not cause you any concern. If you are addicted to sugary stuff then begin with using the straw and water tips, then find something else like chilled whole milk with milk-shake powder. If your teeth need to come out then consider implants – fairly cheap in mainland Europe even if you factor in travel – use a reputable practice.

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