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Expert Recommends Soda Pop To Clean Toilet

COKE AS A TOILET CLEANER

(A 15 second commercial appears before this segment begins).

Here’s a clip from a household cleaning expert on AOL News.  He recommends using Coca Cola to clean toilets.  If Coca Cola is that effective cleaning the bowl, then is it safe to drink?

EMPTY CALORIES

Wholistic health advocate, Dr. Joseph Mercola doesn’t recommend drinking soda pop because it contains high amounts of sugar, calories, harmful additives, and has no nutritional value.

According to U.S. News, a recent study by Harvard University concluded that every year, there are 180,000 preventable deaths worldwide due to the consumption of soda and other sugar-sweetened drinks.

SIDE EFFECTS AND SUGAR FREE DRINKS

Thinking of replacing regular soda pop with a diet drink?  You’d better read the label to find out what type of artificial sweetener is in your drink.  Aspartame is a chemical sweetener found in soda pop.  It’s sold under the brand name Equal, and NutraSweet.

According to Dr. Mercola, there are over 92 different health side effects associated with ingesting aspartame.  Read more about The Real Dangers of Soda To You And Your Children on his website.

Soda consumption is associated with pancreatic cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

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Violent Behavior and Prescription Medication

Anti-depressant medications, like Prozac have been associated with increased risk for violent and/or homicidal behavior, according to a study published in the 2010 Public Library of Science Journal (PLOS).

Top 10 Medications That  May Cause Violent Behavior

  1. Vernicline (Chantix) an anti-smoking medication is 18 times more likely to be linked with violence compared to other drugs.
  2. Fluoxetine (Prozac) an antidepressant that is 10.9 times more likely to be linked with violence in cmparison with other medications.
  3. Paroxetine (Paxil) an SSRI antidepressant 10.3 times more likely to be linked to violence compared with other drugs.
  4. Amphetamines are 9/6 times more likely to be linked to violence.
  5. Mefoquine (Lariam) used to treat malaria, has been reported to induce bizarre behavior.  Lariam is 9.5 times more likely to be lined with violence than other medications.
  6. Atomoxetine (Strattera) used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), is 9 times more likely to be linked with violence.
  7. Triazolam (Halcion) used to treat insomnia is 8.7 times more likely to be linked with violence than other drugs.
  8. Fluvoxamine (Luvox) an antidepressant that is 8.4 times more likely to be linked with violence than other medications.
  9. Venlafaxine (Effexor) is an antidepressant used to treat anxiety.  It is 8 times more likely to cause violent behavior than other medications.
  10. Desvenlafaxine (Pristiq) is an antidepressant that is 7.9 times more likely to cause violence than other drugs.

Canadian Judge Sentences Teenager In Prozac Homicide Case. This story was published in the November 2011 Huffington Post, about the role of Prozac causing violent behavior.

Click the link to read more about Psychiatric Drug Facts, at Dr. Peter Breggin’s website.   An article by Dr. Joseph Mercola, about Prozac, antidepressants,  and their role in violent behavior.  Time Magazine, Top Ten Legal Drugs Linked To Violence.

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10 Cell Phone Safety Tips: Better Safe Than Sorry

Don’t hold your phone to your head.

Surfing the web about cell phones and human health, I came upon a blog comment that I thought was apropos.  A commenter referred to the cell phone as “the tobacco of the 21st century.”  In 2011, the World Health Organization came out with a warning of the possibility that cell phone radiation may cause brain tumors. Read the rest of this entry