Daily diet soda tied to higher heart attack risk – Health – Diet and nutrition – msnbc.com


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Just as you were starting to feel virtuous for having switched from sugary sodas to low- or no-calorie substitutes, a new study comes along suggesting that diet sodas might be bad for your head and your heart.

via Daily diet soda tied to higher heart attack risk – Health – Diet and nutrition – msnbc.com.

Ah yes, in our modern society you can find a study to pretty much back up whatever you want. It’s pretty convenient. Want more salt? Less salt? An excuse to drink wine every day? Or maybe you want to quote a study at someone to make them feel about drinking wine every day. Well just Google it. Someone has done a study to support it. No matter if you are grounded in common sense or completely off your rocker.

This study was a good example. All the people were of “advanced” age. All at risk already for heart attack and other risks. Another big issue is that it was not peer-reviewed. For any study to be considered true and reliable that is must. But when people want to ignore it they do so that no one tells them how wrong they are. Third is what else did they do? It only tracked the soda. Did they say well I’m having diet soda load me up on butter? A lot of people do that. They somehow think that lowering the sugar content of their drinks gives them carte blanche to eat anything and more of it. Even healthy foods must be consumed carefully. A huge salad is still huge even if it is a salad.

Of course the scare media or national media as you may know them picked this story up and ran with it. It was on local news and splashed on web pages. The story I found talking about the negatives as pretty buried and sure didn’t make local outlets. When will media learn that yes they must report the bad things in our world. It is a pretty messed up place, but we don’t have to focus on it. Focus on positive things, things that also lift people up and further us as a social group. I doubt they ever will, but we can ourselves. You can do it on-line, you can do it in real life. Just Do it as Nike said for so long.

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Michael Vick-Debts are paid or they never will be


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So he is out of prison. Signed by the Eagles and back in the NFL. Getting free shoes from Nike. Although they claim not a paid endorser. So shoes don’t cost money? They give him free shoes so people can see their logo on his feet. If it looks like an endorsement and it sounds like an endorsement than it must be an endorsement right?

So my question is for you is what is his debt.
Some people will say was the jail sentence and that it is paid.

I think he has a bigger debt than that.
In fact I do not believe that he should never be put on tv or on a pedestal for our youth to look up to. Dog fighting is one of the most disgusting and sickening crimes that a person can possible be convicted of. It is deplorable. And by hiring him a team is saying they are willing to over look what he did. I know we say that a person deserves a second chance and it is unfair to continue to punish them after they serve their punishment for what they did wrong. But I think that for this crime and some others there is no way to ever repay your debt. Would we let a child molesting nfl player play again? What about one that commits murder? How about a wife beater? Where do we draw the line? Is it ok to fight dogs as long as you say your sorry?

While I think we draw the line on the other side of dog fighting. We take a stand. We tell the Eagles, we tell Nike, we tell everyone we know that this is not ok. Shout it out. And don’t forget in a week, or a month or anytime until they change their minds!!!!!