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Martial Arts Topics / Ceasing Smoking
« on: April 12, 2005, 06:07:50 AM »
Fortunately, I never started, but I just wanted to say Good Luck!

Martial Arts Topics / Nutrition, Diet Thread
« on: April 09, 2005, 06:49:05 AM »

OK, Now I have... Can someone help me get this egg off my face :D

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Nutrition, Diet Thread
« on: April 09, 2005, 06:06:14 AM »
Quote from: Crafty_Dog
Subject: Coca-Cola vs Water
Date: Thursday, April 07, 2005 3:16 AM


* 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.

* In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is
often mistaken for hunger.

* Even mild dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much as 3%.

* One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost
100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.

* Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

* Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day
could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.

* A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory,
trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or
on a  printed page.

* Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer
by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.


* In many states (in the USA), the highway patrol carries two gallons
of coke in the truck to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.

* You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of Coke and it will be gone in
two days.

* To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and
let the "real thing" sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in
Coke removes stains from vitreous China.

* To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a
rumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.

* To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of
Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.

* To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the
rusted bolt for several minutes.

* To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan,
wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before the ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.

* To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of coke into a load of
greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The
Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains.

* It will also clean road haze from your windshield.


For Your Info:

* The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its pH is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about 4days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase in

* To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must
use the Hazardous material place cards reserved for Highly corrosive

* The distributors of Coke have been using it to clean the engines of
their trucks for about 20 years!

Ok Ok... While I'll agree, most people aren't drinking enough water, and while I personally won't drink soda (unless it's the only thing around, and I just need a sip to wash something down), some of this stuff sounds like "Internet folklore"

"* Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue."  I would have to most certainly disagree, and say Americans are extremely sleep deprived.  That would be the #1 Trigger

Also, I would love to see someone try making a T-bone disapear in a bowl of Coke in two days.

And one more point... All the comments about Coke being used as a cleaning agent, and being high on the acid scale... So?

That's a common "new age" medicine tactic, to point out something you eat can be used for something else, and for some reason it gets a reaction from people.  Personally, I don't get it.  A lot of healthy foods can be used for other things too.

As far as the acid level... Even if Coke could disolve a steak in two days, your stomach acid will disolve it in hours.  Does that mean we should all use enough stomach antacid to neutralize the acid in our stomachs?

"Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase in

Now this actually makes a statement directly corelating the product to one's health.  It also has enough research behind it that it's worth considering true.  This is why I personally don't drink soda.

* In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is
often mistaken for hunger.

Interesting... I'd like to see how they got that number, but I know it to probably be true in my own case.  I eliminateed snacking by reaching for a glass of water when I feel "snacky".  I only eat when hungry now.


ps - Sorry if my tone sounds a bit "acidic".  I'm still a little bitter that the UFC and Dogbrothers, showed at least 85% of what I learned and taught to be worthless  :D   Geesh... It's a good thing I'm young enough to start over.

I also worked in a health food store for about a year, and constantly heard some of the strangest logic used for poor arguementation of a products efficacy.  "Sharks don't get cancer, so if I eat shark cartilage, I won't get cancer"  Yes, I actually heard that said.

Martial Arts Topics / Los Triques Clip
« on: April 09, 2005, 05:34:09 AM »
WOW, that clip was extremely well edited.  Who did that?

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