‘It’s Not That Bad’ Syndrome

‘It’s Not That Bad’ Syndrome

‘It’s Not That Bad’ Syndrome :  I was reading up on all the latest buzz on probiotics and some of the claims I couldn’t quite understand. I came across one in particular that seemed odd; it said that when it was ‘being taken orally by lots of people’ it was considered ‘that bad’. Now that’s odd, because it may be even worse than drinking those energy drinks that have been implicated in the deaths of several teens over the last few years.

The probiotics in these energy drinks seem to work like antibiotics and could kill you. Okay, that’s a quickptic. But what about the side effects? There are; diarrhea, abdominal pain, flatulence, increased salivation, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and decreased sex drive, just to name a few.

Even the most swingstream doctors agree that probiotics are ‘important’ and work with, not in replacement of, vitamins, minerals and fiber.

Probiotics (Live Microorganisms) are one of the latest ‘expert’s’ recommendations for preventing heartburn and IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). Probably the least ‘expert’ opinion I’ve heard is that probiotics help restore the ‘good’ bacteria that help overload the digestive system with ch warnings, and a diet rich in fermented foods and probiotics may help.

My first thought about the energy drink connection was that, it must be a brand that tastes so sweet and good that at least 80 people in a 40 mile radius drink it in one month. If it was a cheap brand, this probably would have been enough. As it is, the energy drink connection wormholed its way into many homes and caused a explosive poopening of teens.

Parents, this is your child! You must protect him or her. I think it’s important to keep in mind that not all nutritionally balanced energy drinks are created equal. The term ‘energy drink’ is as widely used as ‘vitamin drink’. The energy drink market is a multi-billion dollar industry with more than acceptable standards. By drinking these energy drinks you are ingesting caffeine and other drugs not designed to improve your health. By drinking ‘energy drinks’ you are drinking more caffeine (to reach the ‘users minimum’ level of 400mg) than a light coffee or a soda.

Here’s food for thought. If you were to visit an old people home, rather than a resort, what would you find? Energy drinks! Energy drinks! Energy drinks! This can only mean one thing: you are paying to develop a nation of addicts. You are actually training your body to crave more of these drugs. You can easily use them to drain your wallet, but there is no real benefit to doing so.

Obviously, anything is now up for debate, but, if the trends keep heading in that direction it is looking like the days of the energy drink are over. A trend? Or a trend?

Either way,don’t make my mistake and replace your current energy drinks with healthier alternatives. There are delicious energy drinks now that don’t contain things like Taurine, Ginseng, and other substances that make you go boom-boom. If you keep up the good work you are doing for yourself, and give your body the optimal nutrition, I know you will remain one of my clients for many years to come.