Kidney Renal Disease

November 8, 2010

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JM2 July 23, 2011 at 9:28 am

Video one was full of information. I think it may be the most straight to the point, informative video we have seen. It described very clearly and simply anything that might go wrong with your kidney. When he was talking about who needs to get checked I realized I haven’t had mind checked in years. I will be setting up an appointment for blood work.
Colored soda… wow. There really isn’t one good thing about them and I’m so glad I switched to water only 3-4 years ago.

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bst July 21, 2011 at 12:23 am

Wow what is good for you because every thing i eat and drink is not so i guess i just wont eat or drink any thing cause it seems nothing is good for you.

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TS=2 July 20, 2011 at 8:48 pm

THIS IS ONE THING I LEARN TODAY IS THAT I DRINK WAY TO MANY DR PEPPER AND I NEED TO CUT BACK BECAUSE I DON`T WANT KIDENYS PROBLEM FROM IT. I HAD A UNCLE THAT DIE FROM KIDNEY PROBLEMS AND I DONT WANT TO GOTHROUGH AND STUFF LIKE HE DID HIS LAST 6 MONTHS OF HIS LIFE. THIS VIDEO SHOW ME ALOT ABOUT THE COLOR DRINKS I DIDN`T KNOW ABOUT AND IM THANKFUL I KNOW NOW SO I CAN HELP MYSELF TO CUT BACK ON THEM.

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PEE2 July 20, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Kidney are definitively one of the important organ to preserve in human body. The combination of Hypertension and Diabete are the worse enemies of kidney disease. Interesting to know that kidney disease can be controlled , prevented and even cured by simple things as knowing his blood pressure, consume less cholesterol , and sugar. Colored drinks have to be avoided also to prevent kidney disease.

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JM2 July 23, 2011 at 9:30 am

It was interesting to learn about hypertension an diabetes effecting the kidneys. Everyone knows those things play havoc with the heart but the kidneys don’t often get mentioned. All three of these videos had great info.

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Megan moore February 25, 2016 at 12:03 am

Yeah it definitely stinks.I have type I diabetes and often struggle with it quite a bit. IT is scary at times about your kidney shutting down on you so I just try my best to taKe care of myself.

LLM July 19, 2011 at 8:25 pm

I have finally quit drinking sodas all together. I drink water everyday and feel a lot better now that I do not drink sodas. I did not realize how big of a role the kidneys did play in your body but with these videos I can see how important they are and what they do for your body.

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JM2 July 23, 2011 at 9:31 am

I also quit drinking sodas years ago. I lost like 6 pounds when I stopped. Soda is just evil in any regard.

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AMG July 18, 2011 at 11:44 pm

The first video was very interesting. I had no idea that the kidneys had such an important role in the body. The filtering station, ridding the body of all the poisons and toxins.

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PEE2 July 20, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Hi AMG , i found the first video also very important. The medical doctor went trough what one’s should know about the importance of kidney, it’s role to the body, how to prevent, and what diet to adopt. I liked the videos.

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KNE2 July 18, 2011 at 9:06 pm

These videos were very interesting. I had no idea how common kidney disease is, or what the different types of kidney disease are. I drink a lot of soda because I don’t like drinking something that has no flavor. I guess I will start buying Crystal Light to add to my water to give it flavor, so I won’t drink so much soda in the evenings at home. I have to have one 20 oz Dt. Dr. Pepper at work in the mornings to get me so and to keep me from having a headache or being cranky. I think if I start buying Crystal Light, I could cut back to just that one soda a day.

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lmp2 July 15, 2011 at 11:09 pm

wow. it amazes me how one little thing can be so harmful. i love me so coca-cola, but not any more. i love my water to so i guess that what is going to be on the menu for now on. i wonder if kidney infection can be called kidney disease? Diabetes runs in my family and i my aunt before she passed had to do dialysis. this video explained alot of my questions with this issue i can not stress enough to people that vitamin d is a wonderful thing and we do not consume enough a day. .

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MLW2 July 14, 2011 at 7:10 pm

Simple things like going in for a regular check up will help you catch these different kind of diseases… Your kidneys are very important to help filter blood and keep everything balanced… Don’t want to loose them!!

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MRC2 July 12, 2011 at 2:26 pm

I am glad that I am not a soda drinking person. I do admit that I did consume quite a bit of soda products as a teenager though. I got into the habit of drinking water when I was pregnant those four times and the habit has not left me. I do not buy soda for my children. They may think that I am not being fair but later on in life they will thank me for it. When we go out to eat I always ask for water instead of soda or tea. The kids are so well trained that they immediately tell the waiter or waitress that they want water, no questions asked. I am not surprised that dark colored soda doubles your chances for kidney problems. Just look at the stuff that’s in it.

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DMC 4 July 11, 2011 at 9:38 pm

kideney are essential to the bodys regulatory system such as temp fluid overload and also blood pressuer

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HMH2 July 11, 2011 at 9:08 pm

It seems that the best liquid to drink which would be healthy is water and to completely limit soda. Since the kidneys are so important in filtering, water would be a great liquid to help flush toxins. These videos were very helpful in understanding the kidneys better.

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RRJ July 9, 2011 at 1:32 pm

I had an Aunt who passed away from kidney disease. I take a daily vitamin because I don’t eat alot of dairy products. I think it is time for me to have a physical because I have not been to the dr. in a long time. For a long time I would drink anywhere from 4 to 5 coke’s a day and would not drink nearly enough water. Lately dark colored soda’s have not tasted the same to me so I have been able to get away with drinking one if not any at all.

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aak2 June 30, 2011 at 9:41 am

I was unaware that diabetes could result in kidney failure. I am in the sun a lot so I am getting a lot of vitamin D. So my kidney’s should be good. I love that vitamin D can keep you healthy. I drink diet pepsi and coke and pepsi all the time. I have had kidney stones before. They are awful. I do like sprite and mt. dew. Guess I could switch the avoid kidney stones and kidney disease.

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RRJ July 9, 2011 at 1:34 pm

I try to stay out of the sun as much as possible. I am African-American so it takes 3 times as long for me to absorb enough vitamin D for sun exposure so I just take a supplement every day.

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MRC2 July 12, 2011 at 2:31 pm

You really should try to cut out all those sodas completely from your diet. If you make yourself drink water and not have anything else except maybe some juice or milk, over time your body will start to crave water and you will not want to fill yourself with unnecessary substances. I want water all the time. It is the only thing that quenches my thirst and the best thing, it is free of calories! Drinking soda just makes me so thirsty now so I choose not to do that to myself. Just give it a try. Your body will thank you so much.

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Jadamson April 12, 2017 at 12:42 pm

I went 3 weeks without soda, but then I caved. If I had just stuck with it I may be craving water now.

LAF2 June 29, 2011 at 11:50 pm

I cut back to one diet soda a day. I know I need to cut them out, but I have to it in the morning.

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HMH2 July 11, 2011 at 9:19 pm

It’s very difficult for me to cut out flavored drinks as well. I don’t drink much soda anymore, but I still like juice. I’m trying to limit myself to water during the week and on Saturdays I have something other than water.

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lmp2 July 15, 2011 at 11:12 pm

the answer is Bayer A.M. you will love them. i have been taking them for about a month now and asked my doctor before because of the aspirin and as long as you don’t have thinning blood or something to that nature you will be fine. try it out and you will be surprised. i know i was. or you can even try coffee, it will wake you up and is a natural laxative.

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LLM July 19, 2011 at 8:23 pm

I have cut back drinking sodas all together. I drink nothing but water and I love it. I bet you can do it if you keep trying to cut back more and more everyday

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CKL2 July 31, 2011 at 5:09 pm

I am addicted to mountain fees and I know I need to cut them out completely! My husband has had kidney stones and they made him cry so I can only imagine how those little stones would effect me!

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wjh2 June 26, 2011 at 9:42 pm

I drink alot of sodas so I guess I need to cut back on the sodas. I tried to give up the sodas but I get headaches. I think they are addictive like any drug might be.

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aak2 June 30, 2011 at 9:46 am

I need to cut them out too. But until then I think I’ll switch to the light colored sodas instead. I get headaches too. I also get very tired and mean. I can have two cokes a day and not get that way. I have to at work at 6:45 in the mornings and that is to stinking early. I don’t know if I would have the energy to do it if I did not have cokes.

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KNE2 July 18, 2011 at 9:02 pm

Same here. I have to have at least one 20 oz Dt. Dr. Pepper each morning at work to make it all day and not have a headache or be cranky. That one soda lasts me 4-5 hours at work, but when I get home all I want is soda. I try to drink water, but I just don’t like drinking something with no flavor. I guess I will start buying crystal light to add to it, just so I won’t be drinking as much soda.

bst July 21, 2011 at 12:20 am

I absolutely agree with you soda is very addictive because its not good for you is why it tastes so good.

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MAO July 30, 2011 at 3:31 pm

I drink way too many sodas too and I have tried to quit to and the result is a headache that is so intense I feel like my head is going to explode. I know I have gotten kidney infections from the sodas I drink, they are just so addictive and hard to go through the pain from the headaches to quit.

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jerrica Ballance April 29, 2011 at 10:42 pm

I have had problems also relating to drinking dark sodas. I however did not know that you rrisk increase for kindey disease. I did know they caused many problems for people includiong uneccessary weight gain. lol. Kidney disease is a sad and painful illness that people have to go through.
-JB

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SJ April 26, 2011 at 1:29 pm

I have worked on changing my eating habits, but coke is the one thing I haven’t been able to give up. I love it and freak out if I wake up in the morning and don’t have any. I guess it’s comparable to a coffee habit. Looks as though I should work harder at giving them up. ugh!

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C-S April 19, 2011 at 7:54 pm

WOW, i WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER DARK COLA AGAIN!!!! tHIS HOUSE IS GOING TO SWITCH!!!

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S-G April 17, 2011 at 10:38 pm

I believe any carbonated drink is bad for your health if not consumed in moderation. I am a heavy coke drinker, it is scary to think that I am doubling my chances of kidney failure. s-g

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R-E April 16, 2011 at 9:32 am

SheDM-
We have been told growing up all of our lives that cokes were bad for us. Ground meat is bad for us, and I could go on and on but its not what we drink so much it is about how much of it we consume. dont get me wrong, i love my diet coke and my juicy hamburgers but how long will my life last consuming those kinds of poisons in my body is what you have to ask yourself

RE

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SJ April 26, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Oh, I know. I have to give up the cokes and red meats. I’m not setting a very good example for my children.

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SheDM April 15, 2011 at 3:24 pm

My Grand Mother always believed that carbonated drinks were bad for your kidneys. They said dark colored soda was worse for you but, anytime I drink alot of Mt Dew I have problems. I just drink canberry juice and the symptoms of an infection goes away. Drinking sodas is another thing we must do in moderation.

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R-D April 13, 2011 at 8:31 pm

I try to be very conscious of the amount soda my family consumes. I also encourgae them to balance the equation by drinking (flushing their systems with) lots of water, especially in the summer time.

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K-H April 12, 2011 at 1:14 pm

I thought all sodas were not good for us. I didn’t know that the darker colored sodas were worse than lighter colored sodas. I don’t drink any kinds of sodas. That was a relief to me while watching these videos.

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SRS April 9, 2011 at 12:40 am

Our kidneys are very important to help keep our bodies filtered. I assume I have had so many problems with mine due to my diet. I have never really ever been checked other than in the ER over Kidney Stones. I really do not ever have high blood pressure. I do not know of anyone in my family that has ever had any kidney problems. I just have to assume it’s just me. I have been tested for cholesterol but it was fine. Dialysis seems really scary and not something I would want to have to go through. It seems that if we can keep our diet and exercise under control we may be able to help prevent kidney failure. Although this video says that dark sodas increase your risk for kidney stones I was actually told that Mt. Dew (which is all I did drink) was a major contributing factor in my stones.

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J-H April 6, 2011 at 11:17 pm

Ok so i have high blood pressure and high cholestorol and i drink more than 2 dr peppers a day i’m in big trouble no more soda for me

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J-W April 4, 2011 at 7:55 pm

So, do the kidneys also filter out the toxins from cigarettes and other things we don’t eat but inhale?

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S-D-M April 4, 2011 at 5:28 pm

It is amazing how are kiudneys work as as a filter for our blood. Even a female commonly having cyst is kidney disease. I think that is crazy but I guess if you think about cyst aredangerous to the chemicals in your body.

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E-A April 4, 2011 at 2:44 am

I have heard about the effects of dark colas on the kidneys i had no idea it was actually real.One thing i know for a fac t is how good cranberry juice is to the kidneys.Lets all make it a habit to drink cranberry juiceeeeee.
EA

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R-E April 3, 2011 at 8:22 pm

I am in so much trouble, I drink about 4 CASES of diet coke a week. I have tried to let them go but Coke is addictive. I never get infections and my kidneys seems to work just fine. I wonder if it just affects some people and not others? I sure hope this is the case for me!

RE

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Taylor B December 3, 2010 at 11:52 pm

I really need to cut back on the amount of cokes i drink. I drink way to many to often and i dont want any of these complications.

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J-W April 4, 2011 at 7:56 pm

I agree! We as Americans consume too many things that our bodies weren’t meant to consume.

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jerrica Ballance April 29, 2011 at 10:44 pm

I also drink too much dr.pepper. I have since i was like 12. It is such a bad habit that i can’t seem to kick.
-JB

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Holly Bean December 3, 2010 at 6:30 pm

I had heard that the color of a soda played a role in how it affected the body but i didnt realize that that was try. That is really strange. I dont drink many cokes, but i have to hope that coffee isnt that bad for you because i think that I might die if I could drink my coffee!

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Laken Teague December 3, 2010 at 5:07 pm

I get kidney infections regular and it is because of cokes. I get one every single time i drink a coke. I have not had a dark soda in the past 2mths because of this. The doctor has made me cut them out because he told me the what could happen to me. I do not want that so I have completly cut them out and replaced them with 100% cranberry juice

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Salvador V. December 3, 2010 at 4:39 pm

I had no idea that drinking dark sodas could double your risk of kidney disease!

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Lindsey E December 1, 2010 at 3:15 pm

Vitamin d is a much need vitamin for many reasons. Video two gave another. I knew sodas were bad for you but I didn’t k ow they could hurt your kidneys that badly.

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Tyler B December 1, 2010 at 2:41 pm

The kidneys wash out everything so to speak, and i did not know that vitamin D was so important to your kidneys and i knew dark colored sodas were not good for you. Vitamin seems to be important to kidneys so im gonna do some more reasearch and find out why.

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Lindsey E December 1, 2010 at 3:16 pm

I didn’t know vitamins were so good for your kidneys either. Guess we just need out vitamins all togother.

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Taylor B December 3, 2010 at 11:53 pm

I didnt know about the color of soda having an effect.

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Madge C November 30, 2010 at 12:10 am

Kidney’s are something that the body just can not seem to be without. Thank God we have 2 of them. I know that I have had kidney infections in the past and it is a very uncomfortable and sometimes painful condition. Thank goodness something as simple as a urine/blood test, can be used to diagnoise many of the problem associated with kidney disease.

Vitamine D therapy is awesome for so many things. I know I have incorporated a good measure in my daily vit. intake.

When you think about the color in cola’s being a factor in increasing the chances of kidney disease it should make you think twice every time you pick up a soda. Me I like soda too much to give it up anytime soon, but I do regulate how much of it that I consume in a weeks time. This was prety informative.

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Krysten A November 29, 2010 at 11:39 pm

wow dark colored soda related to kidney stones and kidney disease…

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Salvador V. December 3, 2010 at 4:40 pm

I knew it could lead to kidney stones but not kidney disease.

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Jessilyn R. November 28, 2010 at 2:01 pm

So the last video gave information I had never heard before and was very shocked to learn: Dark sodas increase risk of kidney disease. I was not happy to hear this since I am a Dr. Pepper lover, but I am glad that I know now because it will definately give me some initiative to cut down on how much I drink or to at least drink something like Mountain Dew or Sprite instead since they don’t increase the risk for kidney disease.

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Madge C November 30, 2010 at 2:47 pm

Sprite would be best because of the no caffine…Mountain dew has so much more sugar and caffine than DrPepper so in retrospect if it were me I would still choose DrPepper :)

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Lacey H. November 26, 2010 at 5:10 pm

The one thing that stuck out to me was the dark colas and how they play a part in kidney disease. I go between dr. peppers to mountain dews but its good to know that dark colas are bad. The first video was very helpful and very informative.

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M Gilbert November 12, 2010 at 9:44 am

Kidneys are very important to our body so keeping them healthy is best. These videos are very imforative.

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Terrie H November 12, 2010 at 7:49 am

I may be way off in left field here, but what better place to possibly get opinions or answers.
It seems to me that just about everything the FDA allows or rubber stamps, ends up being bad for us. Do they just pass it through and use us the public as guinea pigs. Then after it has done great amounts of damage they go oh it is bad for you.
I know what we physically put in our bodies is not their problem. But they should have better controls and possible read the studies. Or better yet studies need to be conducted prior to rubber stamping it.
Kidney disease is serious. Your major organs are important and everything you put in has an effect on something.

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Donnie H. November 10, 2010 at 10:30 pm

Water is definitely good for you but natural juices are also great to drink. Health conditions are very hard to deal with when small children are dealing with them.

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lauren d November 10, 2010 at 9:11 pm

I kind of want to just start drinking water and water alone. There are so many things I eat and drink that are unhealthy. A lot of things that I didn’t consider before. Kidney Disease is an eye opener to me. The thought of anyone, especially a child having to go through Dialysis or a Kidney Transplant is very sad… sigh..

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Terrie H November 12, 2010 at 7:39 am

I was thinking the same thing. Water the natural cure. Just not out of the tap unless you have a good filtration system.

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Ashley M November 10, 2010 at 8:53 pm

The kidneys filter out toxins for our intire body. They are vital for our life. I guess you learn something new everyday. I never knew that the color of soda played a role in the increase of kidney diease. Two or more dark colored sodas doubled the risk. Drinking clear colored sodas arent the best but they dont increase the risk of kidney diease. It crazy that diet and non-diet didnt play a factor, they still made the risk go up. Great information to tell the family because I have some family members with diabetes.

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Dbeard November 9, 2010 at 4:36 pm

I heard that soda color played a role. Darker sodas are harder on the body. Cola is used to eat away battery acid and if it is that strong imagine what it does to your inside. Clear sodas are not good but they are better than colas.

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lauren d November 10, 2010 at 9:16 pm

Also, if you drop a dirty coin in a glass of Coca-Cola, it will clean it. I have always just heard Coke was bad for you not all dark sodas. Yep..think about the insides. Guess we cannot put all the blame on Coke anymore.

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vera, A November 8, 2010 at 10:11 pm

i wonder if coffee applies to the colored drinks or just soda.

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Devin R November 8, 2010 at 6:35 pm

I’ve never seen a Coke look so unappealing. I also did’nt know that the color of the soda mattered at all either.

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Debora M November 8, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Dark soda well that is definitely a new one. Good to know though, I will be sure to tell my family, who all drink a lot of cokes and most of which have diabetes or hypertension or both.

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vera, A November 8, 2010 at 10:07 pm

i hope you succeed because sometimes i am tempted to think soda drinking is an addiction just like smooking.

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Ashley M November 17, 2010 at 9:08 pm

I have to say not drinking caffiene really plays a tole on my body. It really affects how we feel, our emoitions, and etc. I hope you can pull it off cause the good Lord knows I cant.

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Lacey H. November 26, 2010 at 5:12 pm

It plays a part in how I feel to but I think I can deal with the feeling and not have to have any type of kidney disease.

AMG July 18, 2011 at 11:41 pm

I know right. Who would of thought dark cola would cause kidney disease. I would think all cola would no matter what color.

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TS=2 July 20, 2011 at 8:45 pm

THEY NEED TO DRINK DIET COKES IF THEY ARE GOING TO DRINK THEM, BUT IF THEIR LIKE MY MOTHER THEY STILL DRINK REG. COKE WHEN KNOW ONE IS WATCHING.

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