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Our Sodas, Stars and Selves: Where the Buck -- and Calories -- Stop

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Big Soda might have said: "We know you are getting fat and sick, and feel we are implicated; but frankly, we don't give a damn as long as you are foolish enough to keep buying what we sell." Actually, that would have been refreshingly honest.

Soda Pledge States the Obvious: We Will Continue to Drink Less Soda

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 09.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

I don't begrudge the soda executives their photo op with former President Clinton. But if the companies were really serious about reducing Americans' caloric intake from beverages, they would stop reflexively fighting sensible public health measures, such as taxes, warning labels, and limits on sugars in beverages, that would drive down consumption by 75 percent.

Why Are The Girl Scouts Getting Into the Sugar Bomb Beverage Business?

Laurie David | Posted 09.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Laurie David

The controversy over the Girl Scouts using cookie sales to raise funds may be nothing new, but a new arrangement with Nestlé steps way over the line in its willingness to compromise our children's health for the sake of corporate profits.

5 Surprising Facts That Will Finally Convince You To Give Up Soda

David Zinczenko | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
David Zinczenko

Our love affair with soda is slowly changing from infatuation to a love/hate relationship. We know it isn't good for us, we know that diet soda has its own dangers -- but it's hard to put down. Maybe these surprising facts will help you cut the cola cord once and for all.

Soda Giants Vow To Make Big Change

AP | By CANDICE CHOI | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper say they'll work to reduce the calories Americans get from beverages by 20 percent over the next decade by...

Some Gut Microbes Love Diet Soda... and They're Not the Good Guys

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

This study shows quite nicely that non-caloric sweeteners can alter gut microbes in mice -- a change that has negative metabolic consequences -- and provides preliminary evidence that it can happen in humans too.

Off-Brand Drinks That Taste Better Than The Real Thing

The Daily Meal | Posted 09.18.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Does soda really taste better when it's a "brand"?

Big Soda's Open Letter to San Francisco on the Soda Tax

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

Hello San Franciscans, We surely speak for everyone when we say that taxing sugary drinks is a horrible idea -- especially for those of us in the sod...

Are Chicagoans and Downstate Illinoisans Really All That Different?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.10.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The rivalry between Chicago and downstate Illinois gets played up a lot, but what do we have to be competitive about? We're all Illinoisans. Are we really that different?

Berkeley vs. Big Soda

Robert Reich | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Robert Reich

Four years ago the Supreme Court decided corporations were people under the First Amendment, entitled to their own freedom of speech. Since then, Big Soda has poured a fortune into defeating ballot initiatives to tax or regulate sugared drinks.

How to Make Ginger Ale At Home

Food52 | Posted 08.27.2014 | Taste
Food52

There's a certain comfort in a cold glass of ginger ale that I just can't deny.

The High Cost Of Sitting Down With Industry

Andy Bellatti | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

The nutritional fable goes something like this: Rather than criticize industry for its questionable practices, health organizations should "sit at the table" with industry leaders and see what compromises can be reached. This all sounds wonderfully cooperative and democratic, but it also ignores some stark realities.

Federal Excise Tax on Sugar Would Be Sweet

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 08.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The bill doesn't keep the industry from producing and marketing healthy beverages. In fact, it encourages the production of healthier beverages by basing rates on the amount of sugar in drinks as opposed to taxing by volume regardless of sugar content.

What The Soda Companies Don't Want You To Know

www.upworthy.com | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living

The consequences are heartbreaking and pretty terrifying....

The Ultimate Fourth of July Party Snacks

Spoon University | Posted 08.31.2014 | Taste
Spoon University

We're bringing you just about the easiest recipes ever so you can be the host of a century or the life of your friend's party.

Working Off a Coke: Warped Logic at Its Finest

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The ad imagines what would happen if people paid for their can of Coke by working off the calories it contains. It shows that people are different, but on average, working off a can of soda takes just 23 minutes of cycling.

Soda Warning: May Be Hazardous to Your Sperm

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Spread the word! Soda rots our teeth, makes us fat, fattens our livers, blocks our arteries, and raises our blood pressure. It may also interfere with our fertility.

Nonprofit Creates Roofs From Recycled Plastic Bottles, Reducing Waste And Creating Jobs At Same Time

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.16.2014 | Impact

Not all roofs are created equal. The material hanging over rural Ecuadorians' homes, for example, is typically built from either grasses -- which...

Amazing Retro Soda Fountains Across America

The Daily Meal | Posted 08.15.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

So what happened to those soda fountains of old?

Coke Ad Admits It Takes 23 Minutes To Burn Off A Single Can Of Soda

AP | By CANDICE CHOI | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola is taking on obesity, this time with an online video showing how fun it could be to burn off the 140 calories in a can of ...

Let's Put a Cap on Big Soda

Dr. Mary Bassett | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Mary Bassett

In order to win the fight against the obesity epidemic, limiting portions is an important and necessary first step toward improving the health of all residents, regardless of where they live. Putting the brakes on big soda also will send a powerful message to the industry.

Soda Taxes Can Work. Here's How.

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business

Soda taxes can work, according to a new study. We've just been proposing the wrong type. A new study published in the American Journal of Agricultu...

New Study: Diet Soda meets Straw Man

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A new study in the journal Obesity, comparing diet soda to water for weight loss, has resulted in extensive and worldwide media coverage -- some of it, to my surprise, directly involving me. My involvement derives from my published opinions about diet soda and artificial sweeteners, which thus far remain unchanged after reading the study in question.

Media Reports Soda Industry 'Study' as News

Laurie David | Posted 07.30.2014 | Media
Laurie David

Diet-Soda sales are in free fall. The beverage industry sees the writing on the wall. It's not hard to find a credible-sounding research institution that's short on funding. That's most of them.

Is My Diet Soda Addiction a Problem?

Judybeth Greene | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Judybeth Greene

I have found myself more concerned about my diet soda consumption and seriously wondering about any health side effects. I have gone through cavities, crowns, root canals, bridges, dental implants and an osteopenia diagnosis.