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Posted by: accidental_chef, Sunday, July 8, 2007, 12:01pm
How many O's consume this as part of their healthy protocol?

I've never been one for canned drinks, and it felt odd to open one up yesterday and drink. The taste was OK-I mean how good or bad can a can of carbonated water taste? I mixed it with Pineapple juice.

What are your thoughts on drinking carbonated water? Yes, it's settles the acidity of an O's stomach, suppresses appetite and all...but really, I cant but think that carbonated water is still "manufactured" and how good can it be afterall?

Please share...

Posted by: yaman, Sunday, July 8, 2007, 1:32pm; Reply: 1
Hi Chef,

I agree with you regarding the taste of carbonated water. I prefer to drink naturally sparkling mineral water. Some of them really taste good, depending on the source, of course. Also by drinking them one gets a significant supply of minerals.

Maybe you should give it a try.

Cheers,
Yaman
Posted by: Becky, Sunday, July 8, 2007, 1:41pm; Reply: 2
I drink soda/seltzer water with my pineapple/cherry juice.  Just a splash or so with some ice makes for a very refreshing drink.  
I also loved "New York Seltzer" but have a really hard time finding it these days.
I agree with Yaman  and the mineral water, but I rarely drink it.  I think that mineral water is a lot less refreshing and thirst qunching.
Posted by: Brighid45, Sunday, July 8, 2007, 2:50pm; Reply: 3
I drink sparkling mineral water because both seltzer and club soda make my feet swell. And the mineral content of Gerolsteiner or Pellegrino really makes me feel a lot better. Interesting how people in the same blood type react differently, isn't it? :)
Posted by: 1323 (Guest), Sunday, July 8, 2007, 4:44pm; Reply: 4
Hate, hate, hate (ok maybe hate is too strong of a word..), but I totally DISLIKE the taste of mineral water.  Makes me want to gag!  

I get seltzer and sweeten it a little with some stevia and have it over ice.
Posted by: 680 (Guest), Sunday, July 8, 2007, 9:20pm; Reply: 5

CAn someone explain why seltzer (which I love with some lime juice) is on my avoid list as a A. I don't understand why carbonated water is bad for me.

Thanks
Posted by: Brighid45, Sunday, July 8, 2007, 9:56pm; Reply: 6
Hi chander2nyc, nice to meet you :)

Seltzer is probably an avoid for you because carbonated water or sparkling mineral water tends to reduce stomach acid. While this is great for us Os with our higher acid levels, this is not so great for you As, who tend to have the opposite problem.
Posted by: mikeo, Sunday, July 8, 2007, 11:13pm; Reply: 7
makes my stomach go all bloaty sometimes...good if you have an over active acidic stomach....I only have an occasional glass of wine with a meal otherwise I don't drink anything but water mostly away from meals
Posted by: 868 (Guest), Monday, July 9, 2007, 11:49am; Reply: 8
can someone tell me if i've got this right... the difference between carbonated water and Soda water.... Soda water has bicarbonate of soda in it (?sure i saw this on the ingredients label on the side of a bottle), and carbonated water gets its bubbles from carbon dioxide...??? is this so...?   is my understanding (or i heard/read it somewhere..) that carbon dioxide can leech calcium out of our systems, so if you have insufficient amounts of calcium in your system it will leech if from your bones...?? therefore when Dr D says Soda water it means Soda water, not the usual (in the uk at least) fizzy carbonated drinks....????? any clarity on this will be appreciated :) and will mean i will know what i'm talking about when i mention this to people, lol... ta x
Posted by: accidental_chef, Monday, July 9, 2007, 12:46pm; Reply: 9
http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/depictor5.pl?381

states it's an avoid for all types

and then at http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/depictor5.pl?517 and http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/depictor5.pl?380

it states beneficial to O sec & non sec.

Description is the same: "carbonated water".

??)

Since I dont have high stomach acid, I should follow my instincts and not drink artficially made drinks like this.

Thanks for all your responses!
Posted by: yaman, Monday, July 9, 2007, 1:24pm; Reply: 10
"Soda/carbonated water" is the generic term used for carbonated drinks in general, i.e. colas, carbonated fruit drinks etc. They also contain sugar or sweetener, which in the latter case one has to face the dangers of intaking artificial sweeteners like aspartame.

Soda/club on the other hand is carbonated drinking water. It does contain some sodium bicarbonate, but no other stuff. It is beneficial for all O's.

Naturally sparkling mineral water is "naturally carbonated" as the name implies. Some of them are carbonated by their own gas before being bottled. WHere do their gas comes from? Well, such water comes from deep sources where carbon dioxide is dissolved in it because of the pressure built by going deep down. So when it comes to surface, carbon dioxide bubbles out of water, just like it happens when you open the bottle.

Naturally sparkling mineral water can be a better choice then club soda, depending on its mineral content. The minerals are listed on the bottle, so you can make your own choice. For me, not only I like the taste of e.g. Gerolsteiner or some of our local brands here in Turkey, I benefit from minerals as well as neutralizing some of my stomach acid.

If you go for club soda, you may think of adding a pinch of Celtic sea salt or the like per liter in order to up your mineral intake.

Cheers,
Yaman
Posted by: 1323 (Guest), Tuesday, July 10, 2007, 9:18pm; Reply: 11
I just got some Seltzer Water from Wild oats and the only thing it has in it is carbonated water... doesn't that miss the point for O's?

I mean isn't the sodium bicarbonate the beneficial thing for our tummies?

Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, July 10, 2007, 9:27pm; Reply: 12
it is fine for Os.
Posted by: Eric, Wednesday, July 11, 2007, 12:02am; Reply: 13
What I've always been curious about is how it says in the TypeBase that it it positively influences disease suceptibility.  So something in me wants to say that it's not necessarily how it affects the stomach, but what it actually does when absorbed into the blood stream.  No?
Posted by: 1323 (Guest), Wednesday, July 11, 2007, 12:11am; Reply: 14
I realize that it is fine for O's, my question was (and I may have wrote it so it was not understood properly): is it the carbonation or the sodium bicarbonate or both that make it beneficial for our tummies?

I'm asking because I can get the Seltzer Water without sodium bicarbonate or I can get the Club Soda which has sodium bicarbonate in it....

I want to get the one that's going to be of the most benefit.

Thanks!
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, July 11, 2007, 3:05am; Reply: 15
sparkling mineral like gerolsteiner is best..........
not necessarily the sodium bicarbonate that does the trick, but it s an ok option.......
I have never really broken my head over that one.
Posted by: 1323 (Guest), Wednesday, July 11, 2007, 1:58pm; Reply: 16
Cannot drink mineral water.  As I stated earlier, it makes me want to throw up!!!

I had stopped drinking seltzer/club for years and because of this thread I thought I'd try it again since we O's don't have many choices in beverages.  Believe me, I drink my share of green tea and other beneficial teas and water and I drink ReCharge - not much but a little.  And that's about it.  So I liked the idea of mixing pineapple juice with the seltzer which I did.
Posted by: 1323 (Guest), Thursday, July 12, 2007, 2:41pm; Reply: 17
Last night had a glass with a bit of pineapple juice.  Tummy got swollen and spent about an hour burping!  

What's that about?  Anyone else?
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, July 12, 2007, 2:51pm; Reply: 18
were there any additives in the juice or was it simply home made from a fresh piece of pineapple?
Posted by: 782 (Guest), Thursday, July 12, 2007, 3:06pm; Reply: 19
Yaman,

You're a gem, and a comprehensive one at that.

As for my $0.02, let's just say that I'm fairly convinced my entire ancestral line must've evolved adjacent to a naturally very carbonated pool of cold spring water. (That's on the one side of their settlement. I'm pretty sure they had a tepid bathwater spring on the other side, and a permanent overcast mist and shade that kept the place about 73 degrees F all the time.)

;D
Posted by: 1323 (Guest), Thursday, July 12, 2007, 4:14pm; Reply: 20
Hi Lola... it was organic pure pineapple juice - no additives.

I try always to not eat anything with additives and no packaged foods.  I'm not a completely obsessed but I'm close to it except when I hit a binge period.  But I'm working hard on that daily.

The more balanced, whole, pure and organic I keep my food, in line with ER4YT, the more my cravings disappear.
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, July 12, 2007, 7:08pm; Reply: 21
well all I can think of is that that binge period you hit a while back is acting up! lol
Posted by: Don, Thursday, July 12, 2007, 8:21pm; Reply: 22
Quoted from erictm998
What I've always been curious about is how it says in the TypeBase that it it positively influences disease suceptibility.  So something in me wants to say that it's not necessarily how it affects the stomach, but what it actually does when absorbed into the blood stream.  No?

Realize that your immune system is centered in your digestive system. I have seen numbers stating anywhere from 55-80% of your immune system is in your digestive system.

Therefore, it makes sense that if you keep your digestive system happy that it will positively influence disease susceptibility.

Posted by: 1323 (Guest), Friday, July 13, 2007, 2:33pm; Reply: 23
I actually have been thinking about it and until my stool sample results come in from this IBS problem that has been going on for over a month now, I cannot make any assumptions about anything that happens to my poor digestive system!  

So I'll quit asking questions about food reactions until I get this healed.  

Thanks for your input.
Posted by: yaman, Friday, July 13, 2007, 5:01pm; Reply: 24
Quoted from researchingthings
Yaman,

You're a gem, and a comprehensive one at that.

As for my $0.02, let's just say that I'm fairly convinced my entire ancestral line must've evolved adjacent to a naturally very carbonated pool of cold spring water. (That's on the one side of their settlement. I'm pretty sure they had a tepid bathwater spring on the other side, and a permanent overcast mist and shade that kept the place about 73 degrees F all the time.)

;D


Thanks a lot, I'm flattered :)

Could you have roots in this part of the world then ??) Here's the "other side" you've described ;D

http://www.pbase.com/andrys/pamukkale

Cheers
Yaman
Posted by: Lola, Friday, July 13, 2007, 7:00pm; Reply: 25
I have great memories of Pamukkale!
Posted by: yaman, Friday, July 13, 2007, 7:21pm; Reply: 26
Me too Lola'cim, me too :)
Posted by: MzMoonpie, Friday, July 13, 2007, 7:59pm; Reply: 27
I make a black cherry spritzer.  I buy the "Just Black Cherry" juice (100% black cherry) and do a half and half mix of that with seltzer water. I buy both at Kroger and drink the Big K seltzer water. I didn't like it much at first, but absolutely love it now.
Posted by: Ribbit, Saturday, July 14, 2007, 1:55am; Reply: 28
So what's in Spritzers is the wrong kind of bubbles?  Great idea to make your own, Moonpie.  That black cherry juice is amazing, isn't it?  I like that kind and also the sour cherry kind.  My children laugh at the faces I make when I drink it, but I know it's got to be doing me a whole lot of good!
Posted by: Becky, Saturday, July 14, 2007, 1:48pm; Reply: 29
Where did you manage to find "Just Black Cherry" juice?  I have been dying to get my hands on some!!!
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, July 14, 2007, 2:09pm; Reply: 30
at Kroger
Knudsen Just Black Cherry Juice
Posted by: 1323 (Guest), Saturday, July 14, 2007, 2:45pm; Reply: 31
Blueberry juice is great too.  100% organic pure blueberry.  A bit pricey however!
Posted by: Ribbit, Saturday, July 14, 2007, 10:38pm; Reply: 32
Knudsen makes several "Just..." juices and they're all delicious.  All a bit pricey.  They're certainly treats for us!
Posted by: 782 (Guest), Saturday, July 14, 2007, 11:33pm; Reply: 33
Quoted from yaman

Could you have roots in this part of the world then ??) Here's the "other side" you've described ;D


I would be completely fine with the food too!

Posted by: yaman, Monday, July 16, 2007, 9:47am; Reply: 34
Quoted from researchingthings


I would be completely fine with the food too!



You can definitely count on that :)
Posted by: geminisue, Monday, July 16, 2007, 10:37am; Reply: 35
Check with Marc's and see if they still carry black cherry concentrate, price was fine and went a long way, diluted with water or seltzer water.
Posted by: 1323 (Guest), Monday, July 16, 2007, 1:30pm; Reply: 36
I keep a big bottle of the Club Soda out with the cap screwed on tight and drink it here and there but I've noticed the bubbles or carbonation going away no matter how tightly I screw the lid on.

Do we still get the benefit if this happens?
Posted by: yaman, Monday, July 16, 2007, 1:34pm; Reply: 37
Hi funkymuse,

I'm afraid the answer is no. Once the gas is out, it is ordinary water and won't help neutralizing stomach acid.


Posted by: 1323 (Guest), Monday, July 16, 2007, 4:12pm; Reply: 38
Does anyone have any suggestions for keeping the bubbles in???
Posted by: Lola, Monday, July 16, 2007, 4:21pm; Reply: 39
buy smaller bottles perhaps.
Posted by: yaman, Monday, July 16, 2007, 4:45pm; Reply: 40
Adding a little baking soda in your de-gassed water will instantly re-carbonate it ;)

Cheers,
Yaman
Posted by: 1323 (Guest), Monday, July 16, 2007, 5:51pm; Reply: 41
Quoted from yaman
Adding a little baking soda in your de-gassed water will instantly re-carbonate it ;)

Cheers,
Yaman


Excellent!   ;D

That's amazing.
Posted by: MzMoonpie, Wednesday, July 18, 2007, 2:25pm; Reply: 42
Quoted from Becky
Where did you manage to find "Just Black Cherry" juice?  I have been dying to get my hands on some!!!


My Kroger has a 'health food' section over by the pharmacy, past the milk, oj, and beer aisle.  It's where I find the "Just..." juices, rice milk, rice cakes, sweet potato chips, Van's Wheat-free Waffles, etc.  
Posted by: Ribbit, Thursday, July 19, 2007, 1:46am; Reply: 43
Drink it faster.  It'll keep its bubbles.  :)

There's another brand besides Knudsen--Lakewood, it's called--that has the same juices plus some.  
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