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Do sugary soft drinks lead to diabetes?

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Short answer: Yes
The majority of health research is stacked against sugar-sweetened soda. A large 2004 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that women who drank one or more sugary drinks per day increased their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 83% compared to those who consumed less than one of these beverages per month.

  
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--KREN 7/26/2014 5:56PM

    Yes. Sadly, sugary ANYTHING leads to diabetes, especially after a lifetime of it.

Karen

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GORDON66 7/26/2014 3:12PM

  Good to know. Thanks!!!

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GABY1948 7/26/2014 2:26PM

    Wow! Great information...I don't drink ANY soda anymore not even diet but it is good to know! And pass on! emoticon emoticon

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ZEEDRA 7/26/2014 11:10AM

    That's a high percentage! I'm grateful that it is not one of my bad habits. I get my sugar from chewy things...I don't drink it! And that's not good, either! I'm just looking into--AGAIN--low-card living.

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NEPTUNE1939 7/26/2014 10:36AM

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Do Cough Syrups Work?

Friday, January 17, 2014


Short answer: No

In 2006, the nation's chest physicians agreed that the majority of over-the-counter cough medicines don't actually work. These colorful syrups typically contain doses of codeine and dextromethorphan that are too small to be effective.
Only cough suppressants that contain older antihistamines seem to relieve coughs. That includes brompheniramine, an active ingredient in Dimetapp

  
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KAYYVAUGHN 7/21/2014 9:31PM

    Thanks for the help and ideas!!!

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EXOTEC 7/21/2014 8:33PM

    Dextromethorphan is a pretty powerful cough suppressant, but it works by altering the cough threshhold in the brain, not by any activity in the lungs. Delsym™ I think is the strongest brand available OTC. I can't take it because I've developed a sensitivity, and it ends up creating a lot of chest tightness and wheezing. OTOH - I'm also sensitive to guaifenesin, which I usually took in combination with dextromethorphan... so it's hard to know which one caused my reactions.

When I was a child, the best "treatment" I remember was either hot tea with lemon, honey, and ginger, or else crushed ice with the lemon and honey. Occasionally Dad (my doctor!) would bring home some cola syrup - not soft drinks - from somewhere, and that really helped soothe my raw throat. I believe you can still get that syrup from the Vermont Country Store™. Didn't do anything for coughing, I don't think... but it sure made things feel better.

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DIANESKATZ 7/21/2014 6:46PM

    One of my sisters swear by AIRBORNE (the effervesant kind) at the first sign of a cold. The sister I live with was sick twice and usually when she is sick I get it too. This time I took AIRBORNE twice a day and never got sick! Also, I eat low carb, hence eat mostly whole foods and haven't been sick in 2 years. Oh! I also get my flu shot every year. Just thought I'd pass this on.

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ZEEDRA 6/4/2014 4:10PM

    Hi Kay, I'm just trying to subscribe to your blogs.

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GIVEUP30 3/2/2014 11:12AM

    emoticon emoticon I cough a lot

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LADYRH 1/17/2014 5:36PM

    I think it depends on what is causing the cough

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VINGRAM 1/17/2014 10:23AM

    Only prescription Tussionex works for me.

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FISHINGLADY66 1/17/2014 9:16AM

    Interesting and good to know. Thanks for sharing this information. emoticon

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EDWARDS1411 1/17/2014 8:33AM

    Good to know - thanks for sharing!

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THINFITFEMINIST 1/17/2014 8:06AM

    Well since I'm not a supporter of OTC's or RX's I don't think any of them work. But sometimes even I take them. Very rarely and I have to be on death's doorstep.

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SHERYLP461 1/17/2014 7:36AM

    I put Vics on the bottom of my feet, helps more than anything else I have tried

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GABY1948 1/17/2014 6:45AM

    Delsym is the only cough syrup my doctor recommends and it works everytime for dh...but thank you for sharing this...I don't trust many medications, either otc or prescription anyway!

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KAYYVAUGHN 1/17/2014 6:20AM

    Sometimes Halls cough drops do help some.

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MINILOVER1 1/17/2014 6:16AM

    Thanks for sharing. I have had a scratchy throat and cough and nothing seems to help.

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Watch Out!

Sunday, January 05, 2014

When everything coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

This is real life. Not everything that we encounter is always what we desire. We may need to deal with reality.

  
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LADYRH 1/12/2014 5:50AM

    emoticon great quote

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CAT-IN-CJ 1/7/2014 5:39PM

    And how we deal with those on-coming in-your-face encounters directly impacts our health . . . for the better or worse. Choose wisely.

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GABY1948 1/6/2014 6:10PM

    This is SO true, Kay! Thank you!

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JUDY1676 1/5/2014 8:54PM

    This is so true! And sometimes those things we don't desire, turn out to be really good forus!

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EDWARDS1411 1/5/2014 2:56PM

    Oh so true!

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FISHINGLADY66 1/5/2014 12:20PM

    So true. emoticon Everything we do in life is a lesson learned.

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GINNAR 1/5/2014 11:06AM

    I have never understood how we can so easily think that we should have everything happen easily! This is a good thing to remember. Thank you for the pertinent reminder, Kay.

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GAILANN48 1/5/2014 10:48AM

    Interesting visual. :) This is almost an extension of that "other shoe" feeling. Yes we do need to deal with what is, and not all of that is rosy. Courage. Perseverance. Steadfastness. Faith. And a drop of acceptance, as we wait for the difficult reality to give way to the wonderful.

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JAROL7 1/5/2014 8:34AM

    Ah, but real life can be good. Congratulations on your plan. I hope it works for you. I use the SP Plan of measuring every morsel of food that goes into my mouth, calculate the calories, and journal the result in the SP Nutrition Tracker. It works. Estimating calories does NOT work for me. The SP plan works. I am on Day #150 of my journey.

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THINFITFEMINIST 1/5/2014 8:00AM

    And "real life" is a projection of your thoughts, even latent "negative" ones. Your mind is operating 24/7 and never rests.

LOOK
SMILE
and continue on your path.

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Best Day is Each Day

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

That will sometimes take effort, but it's certainly worth a try.

  
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CAT-IN-CJ 1/4/2014 8:45PM

    Today, this moment is all we really have.
Let's make the most of it!


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FISHINGLADY66 1/1/2014 9:30AM

    emoticon and May you have a Happy and HEALTHY New Year! emoticon

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GABY1948 1/1/2014 8:56AM

    It certainly IS worth a try! Happy New Year, Kay! God Bless!

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NELLJONES 1/1/2014 7:57AM

    My husband used to start every day by saying "Another day in which to succeed!"

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LADYRH 1/1/2014 7:35AM

    emoticon quote Kay

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DARJR50 1/1/2014 7:09AM

  I like that quote. Its a keeper.

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EDWARDS1411 1/1/2014 6:19AM

    emoticon

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THINFITFEMINIST 1/1/2014 6:14AM

    You can do it. Happy New Year my friend.

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JSTETSER 1/1/2014 6:12AM

    I love that quote!

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Life

Friday, December 20, 2013

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on.
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No matter what happens to us daily; life just goes from day to day. Some days are good, and some are not what we desire.

  
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GAILANN48 12/21/2013 11:17AM

    This was a short one, but left me with lots to think about. Yes, whatever happens, life goes on. We can choose to participate, or we can choose to stand on the sidelines. Yup, lots to think about.

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LADYRH 12/21/2013 7:56AM

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GABY1948 12/20/2013 6:11PM

    What a GREAT statement! emoticon

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EDWARDS1411 12/20/2013 4:27PM

    "Tis the way of it!!!

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BELTONWALKER67 12/20/2013 11:50AM

    So very true and lately I cannot keep up with it all as the days go by so fast!

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CAT-IN-CJ 12/20/2013 11:24AM

    So true. So true.

Some moments could last forever. . . . others should just go away.

Just remember to keep your feet on the ground and your eyes facing forward.
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JEANNE229 12/20/2013 10:35AM

    Even when we want it to slow down! So true.

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FISHINGLADY66 12/20/2013 9:50AM

    emoticon Kay, and I hope your day is Happy and Blessed.

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THINFITFEMINIST 12/20/2013 8:04AM

    And all of it is a view screen of our mind. And, we can do something about that.

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ELRIDDICK 12/20/2013 7:53AM

  Thanks for sharing

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