I’ve been following with interest as New York City’s mayor Michael Bloomberg moves to ban large containers of “sugary drinks”.
Besides that he really means “high fructose corn syrup drinks,” as mainstream American sodas haven’t been mixed with sugar since 1981, the ban is full of loopholes allowing items like 7-11’s Big Gulp and worse, gives a pass to the “diet” forms of these sodas, which have their own set of evils when it comes to the public health.
Diet sodas in general are linked to a 61% increase in strokes and heart attacks, according to the American Stroke Association. They are full of toxic sweeteners such as Aspartame, Neoname, and Sucralose, all of which can have neurotoxic effects when consumed.
In my opinion, our public health struggle against obesity has some misguided assumptions and applications. Still, when Oprah and Dr. Oz suggested that people who want to lose weight give up drinking soda altogether, many saw weight loss in just two weeks. Perhaps NYC should ban all sodas and see where that leads…
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i wasn’t sure how to contact/email you, but i was actually writing to ask about the “Removing Plantar Warts with Salicylic Acid and Apple Cider Vinegar” post (http://www.effortlesseating.com/2009/12/removing-plantar-warts-with-salicylic-acid-and-apple-cider-vinegar/) you did about our friend Pete and his plantar wart treatment.
specifically, i was wondering if he:
(1) kept the duct tape on his foot when taking showers;
(2) used a pumice stone or file on the dead skin & dried up salicylic acid before applying the acid, vinigar, and the duct tape;
and (3) if the wart just came out as a clump in the end, as some of the other readers/commenters mentioned?
it would be a big help if i heard back because i think i’ve been carrying around a very small planta wart just over 2 years now. luckily, it hasn’t done any harm/damage, but it would be great to get rid of it for good. (mine is centered in some dry skin, flat, and looks like a pin-head blood-scab on my heel; when it gets caught on really scratchy carpet/surfaces, it bleeds profusely– the reason why i think it might be a plantar wart.)
Hi Ryan- I am not a plantar wart expert, but I think the answer to your questions are yes, yes, and maybe. You should check out all the comments on that post to see what others have done.
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