Health Effects of
Quotes from the Experts
This is a
compilation of quotes about the destructive health effects of soft drinks
from some of the leading authors on health, nutrition and junk food.
Michael Murray ND and Joseph Pizzorno ND
Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, Revised Second Edition
allergenicity of penicillin in the general population is thought to be at
least ten percent. Nearly 25 percent of these individuals will display
hives, angioedema, or anaphylaxis upon ingestion of penicillin…. Hives and
anaphylactic symptoms have been traced to penicillin in milk, soft
drinks, and frozen dinners."
general dietary factors have been suggested as a cause of osteoporosis,
including: low calcium-high phosphorus intake, high-protein diet,
high-acid-ash diet, high salt intake, and trace mineral deficiencies.
It appears that increased soft drink consumption is a major factor that
contributes to osteoporosis. A deficiency of vitamin K leads to
impaired mineralization of bone. Boron deficiency may contribute greatly to
osteoporosis as well as to menopausal symptoms."
have long been suspected of leading to lower calcium levels and higher
phosphate levels in the blood. When phosphate levels are high and
calcium levels are low, calcium is pulled out of the bones. The phosphate
content of soft drinks is very high, and they contain virtually no calcium."
States ranks first among countries in soft drink consumption. The per-capita
consumption of soft drinks is in excess of 150 quarts per year, or about
three quarts per week."
consumption in children poses a significant risk factor for impaired
calcification of growing bones."
fifty-seven children who had low blood calcium levels, thirty-eight (66.7
percent) drank more than four bottles (12 to 16 ounces per bottle) of soft
drinks per week, but only forty-eight (28 percent) of the 171 children with
normal serum calcium levels consumed as much soft drink … These
results more than support the contention that soft drink consumption leads
to lower calcium levels in children. This situation that
ultimately leads to poor bone mineralization, which explains the greater
risk of broken bones in children who consume soft drinks."
The doctor speaking in these dialogs is, Dr. McCay, the nutritionist at the
Naval Medical Research Institute.
"I was amazed
to learn," he testified, "that the beverage contained substantial amounts of
phosphoric acid. . . . At the Naval Medical Research Institute, we put human
teeth in a cola beverage and found they softened and started to dissolve
within a short period… The acidity of cola beverages ... is about
the same as vinegar. The sugar content masks the acidity, and children
little realize they are drinking this strange mixture of phosphoric acid,
sugar, caffeine, coloring, and flavoring matter. "
The Crazy Makers: How the Food Industry Is Destroying Our Brains and
Harming Our Children
"One liter of
an aspartame-sweetened beverage can produce about fifty-six
milligrams of methanol. When several of these beverages are
consumed in a short period of time (one day, perhaps), as much as two
hundred fifty milligrams of methanol are dumped into the bloodstream, or
thirty-two times the EPA limit."
happen, in the face of day-to-day, continuously high levels of sodium in the
diet and the bloodstream, is that we experience a type of acute
hypernatremia — not enough to kill us or cause the myelin sheath to lose its
integrity, but enough to keep our sodium potassium pump slightly
dysregulated and throw off the electrical system of the brain…. Americans
drink soft drinks that are often loaded with more sodium and which further
unbalance the mineral stores."
James A Howenstine M.D.
A Physician's Guide to Natural Health Products That Work
interesting experiment the sugar from one soft drink was able to
damage the white blood cells' ability to ingest and kill gonococcal bacteria
for seven hours."
also contain large quantities of phosphorus, which when excreted pulls
calcium out of the bones. Heavy users of soft drinks will
have osteoporosis along with their damaged arteries."
James Duke PhD
The Green Pharmacy : The Ultimate Compendium Of Natural Remedies From The
World's Foremost Authority On Healing Herbs
"And watch out
for cola soft drinks, which are very high in bone-dissolving phosphorus."
Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health
(California Studies in Food and Culture).
are the single greatest source of caffeine in children's diets; a
12-ounce can of cola contains about 45 milligrams but the amounts in more
potent soft drinks can exceed 100 milligrams — a level approaching
that found in coffee."
have replaced milk in the diets of many American children as well as adults.
School purchases reflect such trends. From 1985 to 1997, school districts
decreased the amounts of milk they bought by nearly 30% and increased their
purchases of carbonated sodas."
relationship between soft drink consumption and body weight is so strong
that researchers calculate that for each additional soda consumed, the risk
of obesity increases 1.6 times."
who consume soft drinks display a risk of bone fractures three to four-fold
higher than those who do not."
acid in soft drinks so easily dissolve tooth enamel."
drink 13.15 billion gallons of carbonated drinks every year."
Fat Land : How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World
"A joint study
by Harvard University and Boston Children's Hospital researchers in February
2001 concluded that such excess liquid calories inhibited the ability of
older children to compensate at mealtime, leading to caloric imbalance and,
in time, obesity. "
soft drink a day gave a child a 60 percent greater chance of becoming obese.
One could even link specific amounts of soda to specific amounts of weight
gain. Each daily drink added .18 points to a child's body mass index (BMI).
This, the researchers noted, was regardless of what else they ate or how
much they exercised. "Consumption of sugar [high fructose corn
syrup]-sweetened drinks," they concluded, "is associated with obesity in
Samuel S. Epstein MD
The Safe Shopper's Bible : A Consumer's Guide to Nontoxic Household
"Saccharin is a
100-year-old non-nutritive, non-caloric sweetening agent. Its use has
exploded over the last twenty years as a staple of the diet food and drink
craze. Its major current consumption is in diet pop by teenagers, and
not by diabetics and the obese. The public now firmly believes that
foods containing saccharin are effective in weight control, and has been
persuaded by the soft drink industry (through the Calorie Control Council)
that these benefits outweigh any possible health risks."
"More than a
dozen animal tests over the last thirty years have demonstrated the
carcinogenic effects of saccharin in the bladder and other sites,
particularly female reproductive organs, and in some instances at doses as
low as the equivalent of one to two bottles of diet pop daily."
board of inquiry concluded that experimental data "…do not rule out an
oncogenic effect of aspartame, and that, to the contrary, they appear to
suggest the possibility that aspartame, at least when administered in the
'huge' quantities employed in the studies, may contribute to the development
of brain tumors. Until these controversial findings on brain cancer in
experimental animals have been resolved, use this product sparingly, if at
and packaging: Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is used extensively in soft
drink containers. PET bottles can release small amounts of
dimethyl terephthalate into foods and beverages. Although the National
Cancer Institute claims that dimethyl terephthalate is noncarcinogenic,
these results have been questioned. Some experts believe this compound to be
Neal Barnard MD
Foods That Cause You to Lose Weight: : The Negative Calorie Effect
advantage of avoiding sodas is that you will avoid the caffeine that is in
many of them. Caffeine is a weak diuretic that causes calcium
loss via the kidneys."
Dr. Earl Mindell
Earl Mindell's New Vitamin Bible
research has linked soft drinks with childhood obesity — and an
estimated 200 school districts nationwide have contracts with soft drink
companies that give them exclusive rights to sell their products in
"Saccharin is a
noncaloric petroleum derivative estimated to be three hundred to five
hundred times sweeter than sugar… It's used in diet soft drinks… Studies
done in the 1970s linked saccharin ingestion to bladder cancer in laboratory
who drink large quantities of diet sodas containing aspartame are
particularly vulnerable to its dangerous side effects."
contains methyl or wood alcohol, which can affect fetal brain development."
percent of the sugar in the American diet comes from soft drinks.
That's more than just an unhealthy consumption of empty calories. It
is a dangerous overload of caffeine and potentially hazardous,
contain large amounts of phosphorus, which can throw off the body's
calcium/phosphorus ratio (twice as much calcium as phosphorus), decreasing
calcium as well as reducing your body's ability to use it."
over age 40, soft drinks can be especially hazardous because the kidneys are
less able to excrete excess phosphorus, causing depletion of vital calcium."
drink consumption can interfere with your body's metabolization of iron and
diminish nerve impulse transmission."
can interact adversely with antacids, possibly causing constipation, calcium
loss, hypertension, nausea, vomiting, headaches, and kidney damage."
can decrease the antibacterial action of penicillin and ampicillin."
that are low in calories are high in sodium. Too much salt in the diet
may cause more calcium to be excreted in the urine and increase the risk of
consumption of soft drinks, which are high in phosphorus, can also deplete
you of calcium and increase your chances of osteoporosis."
Food: Your Miracle Medicine : How Food Can Prevent and Cure over 100
Symptoms and Problems
"Tests at Johns
Hopkins University School of Medicine by Roland R. Griffiths, MD, show
caffeine withdrawal can strike people who drink a single cup of strongly
brewed coffee or drink caffeinated soft drinks everyday.
Further, Dr. Griffiths discovered that caffeine-withdrawal symptoms
include not only headache, but also fatigue, mild depression, muscle pain
and stiffness, flu-like feelings, nausea and vomiting."
consuming at least one cup of a caffeine-containing beverage per day, such
as coffee, tea or soft drinks, were more prone to PMS. And the more
caffeine they consumed, the more severe their PMS symptoms."
Elson M Haas MD
The Detox Diet: A How-To and When-To Guide for Cleansing the Body
found in most foods but soda pops, diet pops… contain especially high
amounts. The ideal dietary phosphorus-calcium ratio is about
1:1. The ratio in the average American diet is often greater
than 2:1 and sometimes even 4:1 or 5:1. At those levels, excess
calcium is removed from bone and eliminated, blood levels are reduced, and
there is bone demineralization. A diet high in phosphorus and
low in calcium has been shown to cause bone loss and increase tissue
periodontal disease, and gingivitis can be problems, especially with a high
phosphorus intake, particularly from soft drinks. All kinds
of bone problems can occur with prolonged calcium deficiency, which causes a
decrease in bone mass. Rickets in children, osteomalacia
(decreased bone calcium) in adults, and osteoporosis (porous and fragile
bones) can occur when calcium is withdrawn from bones faster than it is
deposited. Fractures are more common with osteoporosis—almost
eight million yearly in the United States are related to this prevalent
nutritional deficiency disease."
phosphorus, as is found in a diet with meats, soft drinks, and other
convenience foods, can readily affect calcium metabolism.
Potential calcium deficiency symptoms may be more likely when the phosphorus
intake is very high. A low calcium-to-phosphorus ratio in the
diet increases the incidence of hypertension and the risk of colon-rectal
Barnet Meltzer MD
Food Swings: Make the Life-Changing Connection Between the Foods You Eat
and Your Emotional Health and Well-Being
drinks are far from soft. High in phosphorous and phosphoric
acid, they infiltrate bodily fluids and corrode stomach linings,
upset the alkaline-acid balance of the kidneys, and eat away at your
liver like Hannibal Lecter. Soft drinks also contain
hidden caffeine, refined sugar, and artificial chemicals."
Ralph T Golan ND
processed foods and cola soft drinks; their phosphates can also cause
calcium loss and excretion."
Dr. Gary Null
"Natural Living" radio show.
"A study on the
relationship between caffeine and fertility found that… just one caffeinated
soft drink per day was associated with a reduced monthly chance of
conception of 50 percent."
"It should be
noted here that soft drinks are the number one source of phosphorus in the
American diet today… According to Dr. Steenblock, excess phosphorus is one
of the major contributing factors to the development of osteoarthritis."
James A May
United American Industries Inc.
primates is hastened considerably if the methanol is ingested as free
methanol as it occurs in soft drinks after the decomposition of aspartame
during storage or in other foods after being heated.
Regardless of whether the aspartame-derived methanol exists in food in its
free form or still esterified to phenylalanine, 10 percent of the weight of
aspartame intake of an individual will be absorbed by the bloodstream as
methanol within hours after consumption."
Marcia Zimmerman CN
The A.D.D. Nutrition Solution : A Drug-Free 30 Day Plan
benzoate Sodium benzoate is used as a preservative (microbial control) in
foods, including soft drinks, fruit juices, margarine, confections, pickles,
and jams. Sodium preservatives add sodium to the diet and reduce
the availability of potassium. Some reported reactions to sodium
benzoate include recurring urticaria (rash), asthma, and eczema."
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