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Originally posted by ShadowAngel85
Originally posted by holywar666
And this type of reasoning is why we have yet to mature past the "caveman" stage......
I'd rather a caveman (or better cavewoman) with coke, red meat and whiskey and everything else that is 'unhealthy' but makes live worth living instead of becoming some vegetarian or vegan loser or be all the time so concerned about my health that i would become sick from concerning
Coca-Cola held a 17 percent share of the U.S. soda market in 2009, selling nearly 1.6 billion cases. For all its successes, Coca-Cola has been singled out on numerous occasions for its negative health effects
Originally posted by greeneyedleo
reply to post by holywar666
I haven't read all the responses yet...
My take on it...
I have had a Coke (soda) addiction since I was a teenager. However, Coke is no longer my favorite choice.... Not just the caffeine addiction (which is just as bad as other substance addictions) but it became a habit. I wake up, drink it and get that buzz....
I have tried many times to stop this addiction. It is hard. The migraines and sluggishnes (withdraws) I get were so bad, I ended up caving and drinking it again. And when I would take that first hit of soda...well I cant break T&C here, but like any addiction....that first hit is a major rush....and I could go about my day as normal.
With that said, I have cut down tremendously to either 1 or none a day....im slowly weaning myself off of it. Not only because it is so bad for me as mentioned in the OP, but because I dont want that addiction in my life. On top of that, I have had THREE bouts of large kidney stones in the past year and half...while there is no absolute certainty that the soda has caused these stones in me, there is probability...and I cant handle any more kidney stones...
For my forensics degree, I had to take a drug class and learn everything about them including OTC...........AND caffeine. We had to chart how much we had in a day...seeing it on paper was horribly alarming. And it seemed everyone in my class had this addiction.
One day I shall be fully free from it....im very close to it!edit on April 13th 2012 by greeneyedleo because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by proob4
My late Mother, God Bless her was a avid Coke drinker all her life. I believe it had a lot to do with her extreme Alzhiemers/Dimentia in her last years. She became Deaf, Blind and many other horrible things. I remember before the onslought she even claimed she lost her sense of smell and taste. I have no more family anymore and no one person in my family died of or had Alzhiemers/Dimentia!
Originally posted by lcbjr1979
I am of the mindset that Oxygen, in very small repeated doses over about 76 years or so leads to death.