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 It is very Harmful to have Cold Drink/Water during a meal. Because, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this 'sludge' reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by  the  intestinefaster  than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to  cancer .  It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

French fries and Burgers are the biggest enemy of heart health. A coke after that gives more power to this demon. Avoid them for your Heart's Health.

Common  Symptoms Of Heart Attack. A serious note about heart attacks - You should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting. Be aware of intense pain in the  jaw line.  

You may never have the first  chest  pain during  the course of a heart attack.  Nausea and intense  sweating are  also common symptoms. 60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up.  Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Be careful and be aware.  The more we know, the better chance we could survive.

Always keep low doseage aspirin with you. When I say low doseage,I mean 81mg.
If your  feeling symptoms of a heart attack,call 911 and then CHEW, not swallow an aspirin.An artery has probably ruptered,chewing even a stronger aspirin,keeps plalets
from forming.It would be great if you had 325mg to chew. Some come coated,don"t use
that kind.We want to stop whats hapening to your heart.Aspirin does that

I chew a low doseage aspirin every day.I also don"t eat meat. Learn breathing techniques if your feeling stressed.Take 5 slow breaths through your nose,Let the air out slowly through your lips.

I am after you to exercise,go to your Dr, FIRST. Have an E.K.G. done.Then ask for a stress test. This is especially true if you have not exercised for awile.80% of any diet plan is what you eat.

I have lots of material on these subjects. I lost 125lbs.Any information I give you,are things that work.

We need to be in our best possible shape to fight Republicans and live a good life.

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  •  Be careful with aspirin. (11+ / 0-)

    Don't start eating it regularly unless a doc who knows your medical history tells you to do so, and even then be careful with it.

    I've just gotten outta the hospital after enteric-coated aspirin irritated my intestine enough to cause me to lose a quart of blood, merely through inflammation, an upper-GI endoscopy revealed no ulcers or large fissures....

    I had been advised to take it by a doc who found that I had atrial fibrillation, but the condition resolved but no one told me to stop taking the pills.

    I thought that the fact that the coating prevents stomach irritation rendered the drug safe for me, it never occurred to me that the drug would also irritate the intestine.

    My comment is directed at self-directed daily use, not at the emergency purpose advised by the diarist, which I think is a good idea, even for me, with my sensitivity to the drug, a single wrapped aspirin pill is probably a great thing to add to my first-aid kit.

    (And while I'm at it, three cheers for the marvelous staff at the Sacramento VA Medical Center, they took very good care of me, everyone from the docs and nurses to the floor-moppers and everyone in between!)

    "Ronald Reagan is DEAD! His policies live on but we're doing something about THAT!"

    by leftykook on Thu Mar 06, 2014 at 02:55:18 PM PST

    •  Ieftykook (3+ / 0-)
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      Thank God your okay!I was told to chew it  I also was advised
      to chew one if you think your having a heart attack.No one I talk to says the coating is bad,it"s just that it works faster
      I will tell everyone to tell the doc,they are using aspirin.

      Social activist, nutrition and exercise advice,long distance runner, Writer.

      by Vet63 on Thu Mar 06, 2014 at 09:52:41 PM PST

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  •  Thanks Vet63, I needed a nudge to eat better. (6+ / 0-)

    125 lbs is quite a good chunk of weight. I could stand to loose at least 50lbs myself.
    Peace and Blessings!

    Stop with the purity trolling!

    by Penny GC on Thu Mar 06, 2014 at 03:59:21 PM PST

  •  Actual medical doctors say water is needful (10+ / 0-)

    for proper digestion, and should be a temp you will enjoy drinking.  The original post here looks suspiciously like a chain email from several years ago that's been debunked by  Snopes and other sites. Facts show that the claim that cold water causes a "sludge" to coat the intestines cannot be verified and is in fact false.

    Meanwhile, not driniking with meals is bad for you because it impairs your digestion, which is altered by dehydration:


    With regard to the specific questions raised in the above articles, the scientific data indicates that water, of any tolerable temperature, does not have an adverse effect on digestion. Water, in fact, is critical for digestion. So, drink as much as you want (within reason, of course) during meals. If you are thirsty – drink. Thirst is the best indicator that your body wants more water.

    It feels good to wash down food with water – and in this case there is a good reason. Liquids help wash down the food, they help break up the food, and aid in digestion.

    All of this information is freely available on the internet. It did take some effort and searching for me to find sufficient reliable sources to flesh out this issue, however. But isn’t that the job of a health journalist – to do the leg work to find reliable information?

    The job of any responsible reader / commenter is to "trust but verify".

    LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

    by BlackSheep1 on Thu Mar 06, 2014 at 04:35:30 PM PST

    •  Blacksheep1 (0+ / 0-)

      I would be happy to post my Doctors reaction to your statement.I got the info from her.
      It will be next week until I can get back with you.

      Social activist, nutrition and exercise advice,long distance runner, Writer.

      by Vet63 on Thu Mar 06, 2014 at 10:00:41 PM PST

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      •  I can recall (0+ / 0-)

        at least three doctors in my history recommending no or low liquids and not Ice water.

        One is my current ND, two are previous MD's (integrative medicine) and one is an MD (licensed in Vietnam, I think was the country) but at the time an acupuncturist in CA, due to the US not honoring his degree and years of practice in his home country.

        Currently, our ND says if you must have water no more than 3-4 oz, room temp at least and only as much to do digestive enzymes, or any supplement or med one must take. It is consistent with what I was told way back in the late 70's by the first MD

        Very important diary to get the most out of the nutrition of your meal and promote balance within the digestion system, as I recall these docs relating it to me.

        I am not a medical professional, but I am fortunate to have needed to do my own tapping into my physical body, due to lack of insurance and funding to afford the normal regular mainstream health system. I search out and read as many opposing thoughts in order to hopefully get a balance of truth.

        Very Valuable diary Vet63!  

  •  Tyvm! First, tho, paragraph 1 needs unpacking (7+ / 0-)

    [1]  It's a misconception that drinking cold liquids during a meal is harmful. Your body warms cold drinks and cools hot drinks very quickly. (Demonstration: put 1 cup of cold water in a ziplock bag, tuck it in your armpit or crotch for 1 minute, and see how quickly it warms up.)

    If you eat fats that are solid at 98 degrees F, they will be solid in your stomach. If you eat fats that are liquid at 98 degrees F, they will be liquid in your stomach.

    Suppose you eat a fat that solidifies at 85 degrees, then chug a large quantity of extremely cold drink. Even if some of the fat briefly solidifies, within seconds your body heat will melt it again.

    Happily, it doesn't matter whether fats are solid or liquid at 98 F; the body handles them either way. Say you eat a big ol' hunk of beef tallow (eww). Half of it is saturated fats that are solid until heated to 130-160 degrees. Your salivary glands and stomach secrete enzymes called lipases that immediately start fat breakdown, no matter the type of fat. But the main action comes in the small intestine, where large quantities of bile salts and pancreatic lipase finish breaking the fats into smaller subunits that can be absorbed by the intestinal wall and transported throughout the body.

    And all kinds of things slow down digestion without causing any particular harm -- for instance, going for an after-dinner walk or swim, or dipping your hands in very cold water. The speed of gastric emptying may vary a bit but there's no indication this causes any kind of health effect.

    * * * *

    [2]  Fats + acid don't create any kind of sludge, and there is no buildup of toxins or gunk on the intestinal wall. You're familiar with the process by which our skin cells constantly grow, slough off, and undergo replacement by the underlying layer of stem cells? The cells that line your intestines do exactly the same thing at such a tremendous turnover rate that the entire lining is replaced every 72 hours or so.

    The only "lining" in your gut is ~100 trillion bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms (gut "UnderArmor") that perform very useful tasks "such as fermenting unused energy substrates, training the immune system, preventing growth of harmful, pathogenic bacteria,[3] regulating the development of the gut, producing vitamins for the host, such as biotin [12] and vitamin K,[13] and producing hormones to direct the host to store fats."

    These microbes also turn over at a tremendous rate: gut bacteria and dead intestinal lining cells form almost 70% of your feces.

    * * * *

    [3] It doesn't matter whether you drink liquids before, during, or after eating solid foods. If you drink before or during, diluting your gastric juices, the stomach will just secrete more acid and enzymes.

    So eat, DRINK, and be merry (and healthy)!


    Fight them to the end, until the children of the poor eat better than the dogs of the rich.

    by raincrow on Thu Mar 06, 2014 at 04:58:58 PM PST

    •  raincrow (1+ / 0-)
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      I owe all of you a response from the Doctor who gave me the
      information.I am going to fact check Doctors from now on.
      I apologize to all if I don"t get a good response.

      Social activist, nutrition and exercise advice,long distance runner, Writer.

      by Vet63 on Thu Mar 06, 2014 at 10:06:45 PM PST

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  •  Thanks for the (2+ / 0-)
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    Vet63, subtropolis

    reminder about the 'baby' aspirin (although I have been told you should never give that aspirin to babies - I still call it by that name).

    I am supposed to take it, and got out of the habit.

    Congrats on losing the weight.  That takes real dedication.

  •  Golden Rule (0+ / 0-)

    When it comes to health, the golden rule is to discuss everything with your doctor before trying anything!

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