Friday, April 20, 2012

COLA ‘CONTRIBUTED TO WOMAN’S DEATH’

COCA-COLA HABIT BEHIND DEATH OF
30-YEAR-OLD NEW ZEALAND WOMAN?
http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com - Experts say a New Zealand woman’s 2-gallon-a-day Coca-Cola habit probably contributed to her death, a conclusion that led the soft-drink giant to note that even water can be deadly in excessive amounts. Natasha Harris, a 30-year-old, stay-at-home mother of eight from Invercargill, died of a heart attack in February 2010.  It is reported that a pathologist, Dr. Dan Mornin, testified at an inquest Thursday that she probably suffered from hypokalemia, or low potassium, which he thinks was caused by her excessive consumption of Coke and overall poor nutrition. Symptoms of hypokalemia can include abnormal heart rhythms, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Mornin said that toxic levels of caffeine, a stimulant found in Coke, also may have contributed to her death.

Harris’ partner, Chris Hodgkinson, testified that Harris drank between 8 and 10 liters (2.1 and 2.6 gallons) of regular Coke every day. “The first thing she would do in the morning was to have a drink of Coke beside her bed and the last thing she would do at night was have a drink of Coke,” Hodgkinson said in a deposition. “She was addicted to Coke,” ate little and smoked about 30 cigarettes a day. Months before her death, he said, Harris experienced blood pressure problems and lacked energy. On the morning of her death, Harris helped get her children ready for school before slumping against a wall. He called emergency services and tried mouth-to-mouth resuscitation but couldn’t revive her. A pathologist, Dr. Martin Sage, said that “it is certainly well demonstrated that excessive long or short term cola ingestion can be dramatically symptomatic, and there are strong hypothetical grounds for this becoming fatal in individual cases.”

Experts say a New Zealand woman’s 10-litre-a-day Coca-Cola habit probably contributed to her death. A pathologist, Dr. Dan Mornin, testified that she probably suffered from hypokalemia, or low potassium, caused by her excessive consumption of Coke and overall poor nutrition. Symptoms of hypokalemia can include abnormal heart rhythms. Mornin said that toxic levels of caffeine, a stimulant found in Coke, also may have contributed to her death. It is certainly well demonstrated that Coke is not good.

WHAT DO THE VEDIC TEACHINGS TELL US? 
Hari or Krishna is the same. Hari means the one who remove you all sorrows. ... We want to go with Krishna, this possibility has always existed, all you need is the desire in the heart, and it will depend on the understanding that we have. The global economy is base on that. The entire world economy is maintained due to the desires we have in our hearts. People like Coke because it is prosperous, but that’s ridiculous because Coke is poison. This is the level of this society, it is alarming; however there is a thought of comfort, and this is that everyone can have their world. Srila Prabhupada, our spiritual master, invites us all to participate in the Hare Krishna world. We invite you to join the Hare Krishna world, a philosophy with high thinking. Come to the highest ideal, this will make you a more spiritual person; the ideal will elevate you higher.

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