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You may be eating and drinking some odd things in the future. There is striking new evidence that green, or unroasted, coffee beans can produce a substantial decrease in body weight in a relatively short period of time. Drinking coffee doesn't do it--you have to eat the beans. And here's another odd cure: Other research suggests that ingestion of components of afterbirth or placenta may offer benefits to mothers and maybe even to non-mothers and males.

Researcher Joe Vinson studied a group of overweight or obese people who consumed a fraction of an ounce of ground green coffee beans each day lost about 10% of their body weight. Vinson says, "Based on our results, taking multiple capsules of green coffee extract a day--while eating a low-fat, healthful diet and exercising regularly--appears to be a safe, effective, inexpensive way to lose weight."

Another study recommends that a newborn baby's placenta be saved and eaten--if not by the mother, then by the father or anyone else who wants the benefits of ingesting it. Some animals do this and now scientists think that we should too.

Meanwhile, A new study has found a link between diet sodas and heart disease. Researchers found that daily consumption of diet soda is associated with an increased risk of strokes and heart attack, although the reasons for this are still unclear.

In the February 28th edition of the New York Times, Nicholas Bakalar quotes epidemiologist Hannah Gardener as saying, "The message for diet soft drink drinkers is not to be alarmed. What we’ve found is an association, and it might be due to chance or other unmeasured variables."

Hey, if you're going to drink coffee or cola (and eat a placenta?), we suggest you sip from a Dreamland Festival mug! And you don't need to chew green coffee beans in order to lose weight: All you need is Anne Strieber's famous diet book "What I Learned From the Fat Years." Since it's a download, it costs much less than the diet books you'll find at your bookstore AND it's much better!

Come toast your favorite Dreamland hosts--and special guest Nick Pope--with soda, coffee or whatever else you like at our upcoming Dreamland Festival, but hurry: We keep this small so we can have personal interaction with everyone there, which means that tickets are going fast!

about the diet soda, what I have been able to find out is that:
1. it destroys the regulation of the appetite even after You have stopped drinking diet sodas. And so You don't loose weight.
2. it increases the risk of women giving premature birth to their babys.
3. like all sodas it destroys the teath (drink water without CO2).
that said there is no warning or ban against Aspartame from the food regulators here in Denmark, and if I start drinking sugar soda I get fat and uncomfortable. There is an insane amount of sugar in ordinary sodas, and You get diabetes. Water is boring to drink, but we should cut out sodas.

Since coffee has a diuretic effect is there any indication that rapid weight loss in such a short period of time is due to loss of "body water"? If that is at least part of the reason, how safe can that be to your electrolyte balance?

Soooo....Just what IS the issue with diet soda? Is it the aspartame (which some believe to be a poison of sorts) or is it the carbonation? Or maybe (gasp) the caramel color! I haven't been able to sort out the problem because there appear to be so many divergent opinions.

I think it is the aspartame, because bobbles and caramel color is in sugar soda also. Not sure though. This information age is a joke. It is impossible to find things out. There is always 2 sides and a bunch of conspiracy videos on Youtube. It should be called "the confusion era, the times where we will spin You around!"

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