November 15, 2007 by Katharine Branham - Archive of Katharine’s Articles
This is one article in a series of many on food confessions that I’ve received. My first is one I found shocking and hard to believe. It is from a man in his forties who confessed to consuming two twelve packs per day of Pepsi. Let’s call him Jim.
Jim has had a pacemaker in for some time. His doctors have advised him on his health and cautioned him about ignoring warnings that he has continued to pollute his body -- not only by consuming twenty-four cans of his favorite beverage but eating poorly as well. His feet were terribly swollen and his abdomen as well. He had complained of acid reflux and sleeplessness due to adverse effects from his diet.
I suggested drinking water in place of his soda. At first, he laughed at me and said he never drinks water. Shocked, I then explained the many benefits of water. He half-heartedly bought into it and decided to take it on as a challenge. This was no easy task for him. The caffeine headaches were coming on strong as he began his quest to conquer his addiction. Then with each passing day, he noticed his headaches tapering off and the swelling going down in his feet and abdomen.
I recently spoke to Jim -- and now with his heavy soda addiction behind him, he is on the road to better health. He did confess to slipping up one night during the three week period it took to find deliverance from his soda addiction. That one night proved what he had been consuming was not even tasty to him. It seemed to have lost its luster after watching the ill effects on his body progressively disappear. Jim is a water, juice and green tea man now. He is excited about the absence of swelling, weight loss, and even better looking skin.