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Coca-Cola Corporation Targets Gullible and Ignorant Consumers with Anti-Obesity Ads – by Dr. Ron Cherubino

Coca-Cola Corporation Targets Gullible and Ignorant Consumers with Anti-Obesity Ads

by Dr. Ron Cherubino

cherubino health center Coca-Cola June 10, 2014   Well its official, the Coca-Cola Corporation has just released what they are calling an anti-obesity ad.  In it they bring up the age old falsehood that obesity is caused solely by too many calories. The ad shows people exercising in order to “earn” their reward of a can of Coca-Cola. Apparently, 23 minutes of appropriate exercising and you can eat whatever you want! (Of course what they don’t tell you is that a child would have to exercise for well over an hour to burn off the same calories as an adult that exercises for 23 minutes.) In addition, what they leave out of the ad is the fact that the sugars, artificial sweeteners, toxic chemicals, caffeine, and other dangerous ingredients contained in a can of Coca-Cola do far more harm to the human body than simply adding calories. Indeed, the history of Coca Cola Company is disturbing when viewed from a public health standpoint.

Some quick facts about the ingredients in Coca-Cola and other soft drinks:

  • All calories are not created equal – The calories in Coca-Cola are not the same as the calories contained in real food
  • The ingredients in Coca-Cola cause:

  1. increased appetite
  2. dehydration
  3. dramatic spikes in blood sugar
  4. dramatic drops in blood sugar
  5. pathological stress on the liver, pancreas, kidneys and adrenals
  6. disruption of normal neurotransmitters in the central and peripheral nervous systems
  7. stimulation of chemical pathways that are frighteningly similar to the chemistry of alcohol and heroin addiction
  8. increased production and storage of dangerous visceral fat
  9. addiction

I have also heard the argument that all food can be addictive. While I would agree that any food, or any substance or activity for that matter can be addictive, there is a distinct difference between chemically initiated addiction and emotionally initiated addiction. It’s really a matter of cause and effect. White sugar, for example, has been shown to be toxic to the human body.  In addition, it causes a distinct biochemical chain of events that have an addictive effect on the central nervous system. In this case, emotional addiction is a symptom of the chemical changes that sugar causes. A good food in its natural state will not cause chemical addiction.   To learn more about white sugar and other non-foods visitNonfoods.org   To find out “What Happens to Your Body If You Drink a Coke Right Now? – by Wade Meredith” (click here)


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About the author: Dr. Ron Cherubino is the founder and current clinical director of Cherubino Health Center which is located just outside of Boston Massachusetts. He is a Chiropractic physician (DC) and a Doctor of Alternative Medicine (AMD). He hosts the Ask Dr. Ron Radio Show, Healthy Conversations with Dr. Ron and is the author of numerous articles on chiropractic, holistic and alternative medicine.

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This Post Has 3 Comments
  1. This is so good to read! It’s easy to think all calories are the same these days, and only focus on the serving size of a product or on cutting back on the quantity of eating. I am pleased to know chiropractors are helping educate the public not only about the benefits or chiropractic but about nutrition and healthy eating too! I have two kids, and I often think it’s hard to control what they eat- especially at school or friends houses- but I am definitely going to rethink the coke at family dinners now! Thanks!

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