Many people say they procrastinated going to see a practitioner for their health because they thought they would be told to stop drinking coffee, stop smoking or stop any number of other bad lifestyle habits that they were not yet ready to face.  They are usually very surprised to learn what I consider to be the first bad health habit you must give up in order to restore your health…  drinking sodas! 

All sodas, colas, red pops, orange drinks, etc., have no redeeming nutritional value whatsoever. 

They are horribly dehydrating, and they are nothing more than chemicals and refined sugar cocktails.  But, you say, you drink sugar free sodas!  Even worse.  You are better off sticking with sugar sodas than to poison your body with the artificial sweetener aspartame.  We’ll get to the debilitating effects of aspartame later, but you don’t want it in your body along with the highly destructive effects to your brain and wellbeing. 

If you drink enough sodas, not only are you overloading your body with toxins, you are posing a serious health risk, for example, to your teeth and digestive system.  I have listened to clients profess that they had to have all their teeth pulled because of decay and others who actually claimed they had part of their intestines removed due to chronic soda drinking for years and literally “rotting” their gut.

If you want to begin the journey of restoring and improving your health, the sodas must go. 

There is no way around this.  If you miss the fizz, drink a little natural fresh carbonated water with fresh squeezed lemon or orange juice added to make a spritzer.  Now, this drink does not replace the plain, pure water you need to drink every day, but it will help break your bad addiction to sodas.  Switch now and you can cut back on this new carbonated replacement once you have kicked the soda habit.

Getting healthy is all about making healthier choices, one at a time. 

The journey begins with the first healthy choice… Or shall we say, giving up sodas!

YOU CAN turn your health around and feel great again, but you must be willing to make some lifestyle corrections.  If nothing changes, nothing changes.

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