What you eat/drink can really Affect your health. Check this out:http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=1119001so about 4 years ago , my tonsils , which i've always had problems with, ballooned, and i prepared myself to have a cold for a few days.
but the cold never came.
after my tonsils ballooned a couple of more times, with some pain, i decided to book an appointment with a quack.
the guy practically laughed me out of the office, said my tonsils were inflamed but they don't take tonsils out anymore, so it's "normal"
i had an episode where after i ate one day , my chest hurt and the left side of my body went numb, i wasn't able to breathe normally.
i went to the hospital , they took chest xrays, throat xrays, but told me it was nothing.
i said "how did the xrays turn out?"
they told me they lost them.
...so i figured it was something serious
after a couple of years i started getting pains in my throat area.
i had to go to a company physical, so i asked that doctor about it ,he said i should have my tonsils removed.
after another couple of years, the pain migrated to the top of my stomach, and it seems my lungs are very slightly irritated.
i also started to get weird breathing episodes when i sleep
so i went to a clinic and told them i would like to get some answers for this.
they told me , don't worry, they've seen this before and they can fix it.
he put me on some pills, which i had an allergic reaction to , and after a month or so i had the same problems.
i went back and said "i don't think this is working", he said sorry, there's nothing he could do.
so...knowing what i do...that the health care industry is completely worthless, i decided i needed to figure this out for myself.
they told my cousin ,years ago, not to drink soda because it was tearing up his stomach.
buit when i asked about it they told me that doesn't happen
one day i stumbled across an article that said Mormons don't drink things with carbonation.
i said "Now there's something!"
i figured there had to be a good reason
i drink Pepsi One/Pepsi Max/ Pepsi no cal.
they have no sugar and usually no caffeine
i also stumbled across something that said i was way over the averages of people who drink a lot of soda.
so , since Gatorade upsets my stomach, i decided to buy that sugar lemonade crap, and lay off the soda for a while.
after being off soda for about 4 days i had another glass and it burned my throat all the way down to my stomach.
i've been on antibiotics for a week, and after the first day the pressure left my chest, which was persistent for 3 months.
i'm trying to avoid the carbonation and i'm felling much better.
the moral of the story is , they talk about the sugar and the caffeine, but i think the carbonation is the real danger.
..and oh yeah...don't listen to these quacks and their flavor-of-the-month drugs