I was surprised that a client ended our session last week by asking me, “Do you have a diet soda in the studio? I am so thirsty, I’ve got to have one!” I smiled and told him I was sorry, that all I had was bottled water. He motivated me to write a post on diet soda, since hydration is not only an essential part of our workout lives, but also of our daily lives.
Did you know that according to a recent study by Harvard Medical School, drinking diet soda every day is associated with doubling your risk of kidney decline? Or that the acidity of the soda may be causing dental erosion? And the American Academy of Neurology says that if you are drinking four or more cans a day, you are 30% more likely to be suffering from depression.
The November 2013 Prevention Magazine not only mentions the above facts, but also says that stroke and heart attack can increase by as much as 43% if you are downing more that 1 can a day. There are other articles being written about metabolic syndrome, and diet soda is linked to a 34% higher risk. Read More
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I felt it important to provide you with a complete list of all the artificial sweeteners. This list reveals safety, brand names, calories, GMO concerns, side effects, and a description of each artificial sweeteners. Any artificial sweetener is healthier than sugar, which is the worst carcinogen of them all. Read more
Most people never suspect that the common foods they eat at every meal may be undermining their health or prevent them from losing weight. One out of every three people – 30% of the population – may have gluten sensitivity, also known as gluten intolerance. Read more
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are everywhere. Even when we make our best effort to eat organically, a GMO will slip through here and there – we eat out, cheat with a few conventional corn chips, eat nonorganic soy, or eat processed food with high fructose corn syrup. Read more
Soy is not a health food. It should be avoided completely or eaten only on rare occasions and in fermented forms. The soybean is now being linked to breast cancer, thyroid disease, menstrual and fertility issues, as well as severe allergies, compromised immunity and brain damage. Read more