Skip to comments.Coca-Cola 'the real deal' for gastrointestinal clogs
Posted on 01/08/2013 10:34:57 AM PST by fso301
When cars had metallic bumpers, sodas were used to polish them, and popular acidic soft drinks has also been known to be a good toilet-bowl cleaner.
Now, Greek gastroentrologists headed by Dr. Spiros Ladas at Athens University Medical School and Laikon Hospital have published a study proving that drinking Coca-Cola (the brand name provided in the article) can open up clogs in people with overly convoluted gastrointestinal systems caused by the ingestion of digested fruits and vegetables. They published their findings on Monday in the journal Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
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Great fire extinguisher too. Just skip the Rum.
It also works for removing decals and such, intact, from car windshields.
lol. I use it on battery terminals sometimes.
By family were lumberjacks in the north east. My grandfather used to use Coke (the soda wise guy ;) on the split rims of his log trucks to bust the rust for a tire change.
You could beat those things with a sledge hammer for 10 min and not budge them. Rust had them locked together solid. But pour a bottle of coke around the lockring, wait 5 min and they would pop first hit.
Coke...the universal solvent.
I drink Pepsi.
An interesting sidebar: Coca-Cola is the number one company in Greece’s stock market.
“Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling SA (ATHEX: EEEK), the worlds No. 2 Coca-Cola bottler and Greece’s biggest company by market value, plans to leave the epicenter of Europes debt crisis in favor of a London stock listing and Swiss domicile.”
our Father taught us to avoid soft drinks but
this sounds promising...
we plan to try it out. no real harm in trying it....and if it works it has to be a lot better than some of the harsh chemical laxatives!?
thanks for posting this
My mother would give it to me as a child when I had a stomach ache.
Worked like a champ. I had food poisoning last week and first thing I told the wife was to go out and get me a bottle of coke.
It also works great on a ham. Pour it all over the ham, inject some into th ham and while baking, baste the ham with the coke.
How much are these clowns consuming? Just add some rum and a little lime and everything will be OK!
Then I can rest assured I’ll never have an intestinal clog. I drink the stuff all the time ... not that diet crap, either.
I’m of the opinion that Pepsi is to soft-drinks what soccer is to sports ... a commie plot pretending to be an American favorite.
It ain’t bad with Jack Daniels, either.
Now that the Greeks have trashed their economy, this will have to pass for medicine
Overeating is another problem. After dinner you would drink a Coca Cola and it would kill some of the indigestion.
One man I worked with years ago had a problem with keeping food down. The doctor put him on a straight diet of Coca Cola for two weeks.
After a week he was sick of cola so cooked up some bacon and eggs. Less than 30 minutes later he was heaving and puking. He went back on Coca Cola till the doctor took him off.
We used to do that 20 years ago and I still sometimes use it for that. We used to joke that if it did that to the battery gunk, what was it doing to our insides? haha
I learned as a teenager to use it to clean the winshield of a car. It takes that layer of scum off that build up over time and makes the windshield cloudy and hard to see through.
Second use per the article. McDonald’s double cheesburger, fries and a Coke. Best HANGOVER CURE you can buy for $5.
Now that I think about it (God am I bored or what?) Our Auto shop teacher in High school used to use coke when unsiezing engines. Pull the spark plugs, fill the cylinders with coke and wait a couple days.
Engine would turn over every time.
Made a hell of a mess though...8 volcanic coke eruptions underhood ;)
“My mother would give it to me as a child when I had a stomach ache.”
In the late Forties, early Fifties, my Mom used it too. Also kept a little bottle of straight coke syrup in the medicine cabinet. She got it at the pharmacy. Verner’s worked too, and it had the benefit of Ginger, which works very well.
Maybe it IS a harsh chemical laxative...
coca cola in a small curvy bottle with Bayer aspirin.
That was the standard around our house.
Yes. well, my Dad said it wasn’t good for us..
but he meant drinking it all the time everyday
maybe once in a great while as a laxative treatment it may prove beneficial? especially if it works so we avoid taking the blasting powder the doctor prescribes
but yes i do get your point!
(it sure is powerful stuff....)
Think of Coca-Cola as DRANO for the body. -tom
I wonder how long the tooth would last in stomach acid, before it as been diluted with Coke?
Will Coke Dissolve A Nail? Experiment
BTW, this Josh Madison is the author of a great free program, “Convert”, which does conversions from various units in one system to their counterparts in another.
Feet to Meters
Quarts to Liters
Furlongs to Yards
Fathoms to Inches
Newtons to Dynes
etc., etc., etc.
The acid released in our stomach is hydrochloric acid (HCl), the same strong acid that is handled cautiously in chemistry labs.
I think it can handle a can of Coke.
Hey, Ellendra - finally some GOOD news for Cola lovers!
Yep. On my desktop since Windows 95.
An old pouch of roll your own tobacco did the same thing. Now I use rain X.
I have also used it as the first step to clean firearms that were funky before applying the Hoppes.
Back then Coca Cola also had a little bit of cocaine in it.
Seems like the simplest solution is to stop eating fruits and vegetables.
With a sufficient amount of rum, it won't matter whether it works or not - you won't care either way.
Some people have really slow digestive tracts. My guess is that for people who for one reason or another have slow/constricted digestive tracts, too much vegetable fiber is a bad thing. The acids in cola must not be broken down by the stomach acids and therefore are able to act as liquid draino farther into the GI tract.
Interesting question because I remember something about a protective mechanism whereby if the stomach decides something is a foreign object that the body should not attempt to digest, it will encapulate the object and pass it on.
You must be really old. (grin)
How about clogs formed by Cheetos, Fritos and Tacos?
I can identify.
well, no wonder we felt better so fast! :)
I was very sickly as a kid. Mom gave me coke syrup whenever i was nauseas from all the meds i used to take. It really worked. I still drink coke to settle my stomach sometimes.
on a side note...
I still like to drink coke...I recently discovered Mexican Coke (imported from Mexico). It is coke made with real sugar instead of corn syrup. I love it...reminds me of how it used to taste when i would drink in back in the 60’s and 70’s.
We can buy it here (FL) by the case at Home Depot, of all places!
Many years ago our family went to Florida for
Christmas,anyway in the place where we ate in
Miami I chocked on a piece of meat,The waitress
saved me with that coke syrup
Yeah, it's the original "Goo Gone".
You might try some Ginger tea. Very good for the stomach. Just get some fresh Ginger root, and slice up some quarter sized pieces to cover the bottom of your mug. Add boiling water, cover and steep for 5 to 10 minutes, depending on what strength you like. Do a search on “Ginger, Health Benefits.”
worked for me when I was pregnant
My aunt, all 100 pounds of her, drank either coffee or Coca Cola constantly, smoked, ate chocolate by the pound and died peacefully in her sleep at 85 years old.
thanks! I’ll try that.
That’s too bad. If she had only taken better care of herself with healthy eating, she might have lived to see old age....