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    I hadn't drank soda in a just over a month. Well had to go out Friday and 7-up 2liters were on sale for 79cents. So I treated myself and bought 2.I am now just finishing the second botlle and thinking , Dang my legs and feet are really swollen and hurt. Need to lay down. Thought what have I done differently lately. Soda pop!! And my headache has also returned. Now I was drinking kool-aid during the non soda month, because I had been sick and unable to get out any way. My blood pressure had dropped and didn't need my meds. My sugar was low and didn't need the pills. Just from drinking these 2 botlles of soda these past 3 days , I find my sugar level elevated, and had to take a pill. My blood pressure is up and had to take my meds. My legs and feet are killing me , so I will take something for pain and the nagging headacheI am now suffering from. This will be the last soda I drink , I felt better without it!

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    Isn't it funny how each of our bodies work differently? I drink soda pop all the time and don't have a problem. Then one day I think, "I need to quit drinking soda pop and switch to ice tea." So I drank ice tea for two days. My feet swelled up so badly that it took almost a week for them to go down. This had happened once before when I was drinking sparkling green tea and I thought it was because of the sodium content. This time I had brewed my own Wu-Yi Oolong tea (the kind Racheal Ray promotes) and the same thing happened.

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    Yes, it seems my body is the twisted joke of the century. Soda pop makes my ulcer scream and my feet swell, too. I haven't drunk any in a long long time. When I do it is Sprite Zero and it is only a swallow. It take the fun out of anything that is seasoned nicely! I must live salt free and sugar free. SO, sometimes I just give up and don't eat or drink and that throws me into the other ditch. It is hard to keep it between the ditches, for sure.

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    My Tylenol pm is kicking in, but Salt has been a no no ,not allowed in cooking here for 30yrs now. Get enough in anyway in canned stuff and such. Garlic powder and Mrs. Dash (from wl mart) are my main spices for cooking. I HATE pepper. You must add your own if you want . I do not add when cooking. I 'm mean!! But it actually took going without the soda and then treating myself to realize 9reg or diet) this is my enemy and problem. Now my hubby informed me that there is a food grade hydroperoxide (not sure I spelled right) that you can ingest. I am going to check this out. The couple who told him about it claim they have not had colds, flu and cleared up several health problems since they started taking every day. Supposedly it kills off bad bacteria and stuff in your body and keeps you from getting sick. I asked him to get specifics on how they take so I can do some research on this.

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    yep its my bedtime my mind is not functioning and I spell like I benn drinking now, which I don't GOOD night everyone!!

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    Glad you were able to figure out what caused the swelling an pain. I would go mad if I couldn't have my Mt. Dew. My DD takes sustinex everyday because of bowel cramping and swelling. This product works in the bowels to remove the bad bacteria. It has done wonders for her and she stayed healthy all summer. No allergies, colds or infections of any kind. She quit taking it and now the cramping is back and all she does is sniffle. She has never been a healthy child except when she took the sustinex. I'm making her start taking it again. Btw it is a probiotic product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twistedsheets
    I hadn't drank soda in a just over a month. Well had to go out Friday and 7-up 2liters were on sale for 79cents. So I treated myself and bought 2.I am now just finishing the second botlle and thinking , Dang my legs and feet are really swollen and hurt. Need to lay down. Thought what have I done differently lately. Soda pop!! And my headache has also returned. Now I was drinking kool-aid during the non soda month, because I had been sick and unable to get out any way. My blood pressure had dropped and didn't need my meds. My sugar was low and didn't need the pills. Just from drinking these 2 botlles of soda these past 3 days , I find my sugar level elevated, and had to take a pill. My blood pressure is up and had to take my meds. My legs and feet are killing me , so I will take something for pain and the nagging headacheI am now suffering from. This will be the last soda I drink , I felt better without it!
    I don't drink soda of any kind, no sugar filled drinks. I drink decaf iced tea with lemon during the day, after 2 pm I drink water with lime juice, and at "wine o'clock" I have my daily glass of white wine. Can't drink red wine because of allergies. I don't eat processed foods with all the chemicals in them. I grow my own herbs and use them often. I can't do anything with MSG, again because of my allergies. If you read your packages it is in most of the junk you buy. If you watch your packages you will find the sodium content is usually very high. I have very few migraine headaches since I changed my way of eating. And I feel so much better. You have to find what works for you.

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    It is SO NICE to hear this stuff called 'soda pop' again! When I was growing up in Iowa, that's what we called the stuff. After moving to Texas, I learned that nobody down here knows what soda pop is. Everything that resembles soda pop is called a 'coke', whether it is a coke, or Dr. Pepper, etc.

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    I was having major swelling of my ankles and legs while pregnant and my doctor told me "NO SODA". Besides being 1/2 sugar it's also loaded with salt. So, yes, it will cause water retention. I hardly drink any soda-only when I'm out at restaurants as a treat. Otherwise, we're a juice, water and milk family.

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    I'm from Texas and always called it soda water!!! when in Wisconsin i went to a store and asked where their soda waters were and got a strange look. so I said sodas, then gave up and said Pepsi. i got pepsi's. sigh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by renee765
    It is SO NICE to hear this stuff called 'soda pop' again! When I was growing up in Iowa, that's what we called the stuff. After moving to Texas, I learned that nobody down here knows what soda pop is. Everything that resembles soda pop is called a 'coke', whether it is a coke, or Dr. Pepper, etc.
    It is a southern thing. :) All my life it has been: "Want a coke?"
    "Let's go get a coke." etc Then when you get there, you ask, "What kind of coke do you want?" I love it. lol

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    It's something I figure I can do without. I only drink it occasionally when we go out to eat. I am a tea drinker, morning till night! :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallulah
    Quote Originally Posted by renee765
    It is SO NICE to hear this stuff called 'soda pop' again! When I was growing up in Iowa, that's what we called the stuff. After moving to Texas, I learned that nobody down here knows what soda pop is. Everything that resembles soda pop is called a 'coke', whether it is a coke, or Dr. Pepper, etc.
    It is a southern thing. :) All my life it has been: "Want a coke?"
    "Let's go get a coke." etc Then when you get there, you ask, "What kind of coke do you want?" I love it. lol
    Yup,sure is..

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    We always referred to it as 'POP'. We moved here to NC and they called it 'drinks'. Can you imagine, the home of Pepsi and the pride of the Carolinas and all they can say is 'DRINKS'. I still call it pop or soda pop. North Carolina is also the home of Cheerwine! Krispy Kreme Donuts OH sorry, bye.

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    In Washington state it was "pop." Then we move to California and it's "sodas." Nobody seemed to know what pop was.

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    My Dad , god rest his soul. When we were young also called it Pop. My Mom ,she too has passed, called it Soda Pop. Dad was from Missouri, and Mom Il, as well as myself and my deceased bros. Mom did not learn to drive till she was in her 40's, so Dad took her to do the big grocery shopping, and would stop for the extras on his way home after work. Often Dad would ask are we out of Pop. Want some Pop? Pop, pop,pop. Mom gave him a POP. We roflao.

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    Orignally places that sold where teens hung out years ago, were called soda fountains or soda shops.. And the people selling were called soda jerks! And the soda was on tap like beer is today. That was what mom and dad told me anyway.

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    If the soda isn't diet soda, it is mostly sugar. So if you have 'sugar' problems, avoid the stuff.

    Hope you feel better soon.

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    It is now off my list permanently, and actually I prefer natural ingredients. So kool-aid is back on my list, yes, tho it uses real sugar. It does not seem to elevate my blood sugar. Even diet soda does this to me, and I don't like their chemical sugar substitutes any way. Now I will look into that food grade hydogen peroxide and see if their are any benefits to taking this evryday, maybe I can clear up, and prevent some of my sinus infections I get from allergies atleast. I do feel better today thank you !! My meds got my levels down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twistedsheets
    My Tylenol pm is kicking in, but Salt has been a no no ,not allowed in cooking here for 30yrs now. Get enough in anyway in canned stuff and such. Garlic powder and Mrs. Dash (from wl mart) are my main spices for cooking. I HATE pepper. You must add your own if you want . I do not add when cooking. I 'm mean!! But it actually took going without the soda and then treating myself to realize 9reg or diet) this is my enemy and problem. Now my hubby informed me that there is a food grade hydroperoxide (not sure I spelled right) that you can ingest. I am going to check this out. The couple who told him about it claim they have not had colds, flu and cleared up several health problems since they started taking every day. Supposedly it kills off bad bacteria and stuff in your body and keeps you from getting sick. I asked him to get specifics on how they take so I can do some research on this.
    Here's a link for you to check out the fact vs fiction of using hydrogen peroxide.

    http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors...n-peroxide.htm

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    Soda Pop is one of the worst things a person can drink. It is probably the cause of the swelling in your ankles and legs, since the entire burden of metabolizing sugar falls on your liver, which creates a number of waste products and toxins, including a large amount of "uric acid", which drives up blood pressure and causes GOUT. Soda Pop has also (because of the high fructose corn syrup) been linked to high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, premature aging, cancer, and gout. It has even been shown to cause DNA damage, because of the common preservative found in soft drinks - sodium benzoate.

    I hate to be such a doom and gloom person when it comes to Soda Pop (especially when it can be so refreshing at times), but is it worth risking your health over?

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    Here's a link for you to check out the fact vs fiction of using hydrogen peroxide.

    http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors...n-peroxide.htm[/quote]



    Actually, it has been proven as FACT that using hydrogen peroxide on tumors/cancerous tumors is beneficial. The treatment is being done in Italy with excellent results. ( I can give you the name of the famous doctor who uses the treatments)

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    You and me both. All I have to do is look at pop and my feet and legs swell. I have been to the doctor to no avail. Doc told me I am getting old.

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    Thank you for the link SundarKoyal. It really was informitive!

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    Ar far as the uric-acid,funny you said that. My father had gout. He really loved Fried chicken. When it was late or he felt my mom shouldn't have to stand over the stove , he would have me go to Kentucky Fried Chicken and he bought the fixins with it. If my mom cooked hers dad had no gout attack If he ate the colonel's chicken he had big gout attack. I knew several others in my past who also suffered these ,and also continued to eat at the KFC. Accidentally I bought a spice called lemon pepper. One night mom and me fried chicken adding this spice to the flour coating. My dad had a big gout attack. Later I found out Kfc also uses this spice.

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