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Coca-Cola 'the real deal' for gastrointestinal clogs
The Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/07/2013 | Judy Siegel--Itzkovich

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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I remember using coca-cola to clean aluminum. In elementary school, I did an in-class experiment by placing one of my freshly removed baby teeth in a glass of coca-cola. after 2-3 days, the tooth had dissolved.
1 posted on 01/08/2013 10:35:11 AM PST by fso301
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To: fso301

Great fire extinguisher too. Just skip the Rum.


2 posted on 01/08/2013 10:37:50 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: fso301

It also works for removing decals and such, intact, from car windshields.


3 posted on 01/08/2013 10:38:01 AM PST by stuartcr ("I upraded my moral compass to a GPS, to keep up with the times.")
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To: fso301

lol. I use it on battery terminals sometimes.


4 posted on 01/08/2013 10:39:00 AM PST by Theoria
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To: fso301

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.


5 posted on 01/08/2013 10:41:56 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: fso301

An interesting sidebar: Coca-Cola is the number one company in Greece’s stock market.

“Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling SA (ATHEX: EEEK), the world’s No. 2 Coca-Cola bottler and Greece’s biggest company by market value, plans to leave the epicenter of Europe’s debt crisis in favor of a London stock listing and Swiss domicile.”

http://www.ibtimes.com/greeces-no-1-listing-coca-cola-hellenic-flees-crisis-london-listing-845503


6 posted on 01/08/2013 10:43:14 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Tagline space for rent to pay for some of my extra taxes the next 4 years!)
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To: fso301

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


7 posted on 01/08/2013 10:45:35 AM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: Norm Lenhart

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.


8 posted on 01/08/2013 10:48:06 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Want freedom? Think WWRRD? Then do it.)
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To: fso301

How much are these clowns consuming? Just add some rum and a little lime and everything will be OK!


9 posted on 01/08/2013 10:52:55 AM PST by WellyP (question!)
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To: fso301

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.

SnakeDoc


10 posted on 01/08/2013 10:56:45 AM PST by SnakeDoctor (Come and take it.)
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To: fso301

It ain’t bad with Jack Daniels, either.


11 posted on 01/08/2013 11:00:08 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpAOwJvTOio)
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To: Grampa Dave

Now that the Greeks have trashed their economy, this will have to pass for medicine


12 posted on 01/08/2013 11:00:24 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: fso301
This is news? I remember when the local Pharmacy had coke syrup on hand to sell to people who had nausea from being sick. You took a spoonful of the syrup and put it over ice and slowly sipped it and the nausea would go away.

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.

13 posted on 01/08/2013 11:03:07 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (GUNS.. the rightful property of freemen, and formidable only to tyrannical governments.”)
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To: Theoria

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


14 posted on 01/08/2013 11:03:33 AM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: stuartcr

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.


15 posted on 01/08/2013 11:04:18 AM PST by woodbutcher1963
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To: EQAndyBuzz

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 ;)


16 posted on 01/08/2013 11:08:07 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: EQAndyBuzz

“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.


17 posted on 01/08/2013 11:09:10 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: faithhopecharity
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!?

Maybe it IS a harsh chemical laxative...

18 posted on 01/08/2013 11:19:07 AM PST by Disambiguator
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

coca cola in a small curvy bottle with Bayer aspirin.

That was the standard around our house.


19 posted on 01/08/2013 11:19:31 AM PST by sassy steel magnolia
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To: Disambiguator

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


20 posted on 01/08/2013 11:23:43 AM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: Disambiguator

but yes i do get your point!

ha!

(it sure is powerful stuff....)


21 posted on 01/08/2013 11:27:07 AM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: fso301


22 posted on 01/08/2013 11:29:06 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: fso301
drinking Coca-Cola (the brand name provided in the article) can open up clogs in people with overly convoluted gastrointestinal systems

Think of Coca-Cola as DRANO for the body. -tom

23 posted on 01/08/2013 11:30:04 AM PST by Capt. Tom
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To: fso301

I wonder how long the tooth would last in stomach acid, before it as been diluted with Coke?

http://joshmadison.com/2003/12/14/will-coke-dissolve-a-nail-experiment/

“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.

http://joshmadison.com/convert-for-windows/


24 posted on 01/08/2013 11:43:51 AM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: fso301

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.


25 posted on 01/08/2013 11:51:43 AM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: fso301; Ellendra

Hey, Ellendra - finally some GOOD news for Cola lovers!


26 posted on 01/08/2013 11:53:51 AM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: BwanaNdege
“Convert”

Yep. On my desktop since Windows 95.

27 posted on 01/08/2013 12:13:55 PM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: woodbutcher1963

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.


28 posted on 01/08/2013 12:22:40 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: fso301
So Fruits and Vegetables are Bad, but
Coke is the Real Thing.
29 posted on 01/08/2013 12:32:06 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: sassy steel magnolia

Back then Coca Cola also had a little bit of cocaine in it.


30 posted on 01/08/2013 12:36:08 PM PST by woodbutcher1963
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To: fso301
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.

Seems like the simplest solution is to stop eating fruits and vegetables.

31 posted on 01/08/2013 12:40:28 PM PST by McGruff (No New RINOs!)
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To: WellyP
How much are these clowns consuming? Just add some rum and a little lime and everything will be OK!

With a sufficient amount of rum, it won't matter whether it works or not - you won't care either way.

32 posted on 01/08/2013 12:41:34 PM PST by Bob
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To: McGruff
Seems like the simplest solution is to stop eating fruits and vegetables.

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.

33 posted on 01/08/2013 12:51:34 PM PST by fso301
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To: BwanaNdege
I wonder how long the tooth would last in stomach acid, before it as been diluted with Coke?

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.

34 posted on 01/08/2013 12:59:36 PM PST by fso301
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To: WellyP
add some rum and a little lime and everything will be OK!

Actually you should...

Called the doctor, woke him up, and said
"Doctor, ain't there nothing I can take"
I said, "Doctor, to relieve this belly ache?"
I said, "Doctor ain't there nothing I can take"
I said, "Doctor"


You put the lime in the coconut, you drink them both together,
put the lime in the cocount, then you'll feel better.
Put the lime in the coconut, and drink them both up,
Put the lime in the coconut, and call me in the morning."


(grin)


35 posted on 01/08/2013 1:46:01 PM PST by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: RedMonqey
Put the lime in the coconut, and drink them both up,

You must be really old. (grin)

36 posted on 01/08/2013 1:51:07 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: fso301
can open up clogs in people with overly convoluted gastrointestinal systems caused by the ingestion of digested fruits and vegetables.

How about clogs formed by Cheetos, Fritos and Tacos?

37 posted on 01/08/2013 1:53:47 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Alaska Wolf
You must be really old. (grin)

Yup (sighs)

When talking to my nieces and nephews I often start conversions with....

"When I was your age...."

(sighs deeper)

(grin)


38 posted on 01/08/2013 2:14:31 PM PST by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: RedMonqey
"When I was your age...."

I can identify.

39 posted on 01/08/2013 2:26:55 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Alaska Wolf
I can identify.

But I have yet reached the age when I start yelling at kids :

"Get outta my yard"

And

"You young whippersnappers"!!!

(hahaha)
40 posted on 01/08/2013 2:39:59 PM PST by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: woodbutcher1963

well, no wonder we felt better so fast! :)


41 posted on 01/08/2013 3:48:12 PM PST by sassy steel magnolia
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

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!


42 posted on 01/08/2013 4:40:25 PM PST by June2
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

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


43 posted on 01/08/2013 4:45:05 PM PST by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: stuartcr
It also works for removing decals and such, intact, from car windshields.

Yeah, it's the original "Goo Gone".

44 posted on 01/08/2013 4:48:22 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: June2

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.”


45 posted on 01/08/2013 5:02:37 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: fso301

worked for me when I was pregnant


46 posted on 01/08/2013 5:04:27 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Coke...the universal solvent.

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.

47 posted on 01/08/2013 5:11:19 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

thanks! I’ll try that.


48 posted on 01/08/2013 5:17:04 PM PST by June2
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To: SnakeDoctor
Pepsi is to soft-drinks what soccer is to sports

ditto that

49 posted on 01/08/2013 5:27:35 PM PST by tomkat (-/\/\/\-)
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To: Alaska Wolf

That’s too bad. If she had only taken better care of herself with healthy eating, she might have lived to see old age....


50 posted on 01/08/2013 5:28:47 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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