Diet Soda Dangerous For Bones and Body Language May Be Why You’re Depressed Suggests NIH




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Ever wonder why you may be feeling depressed? It may be due to the Diet Coke you ordered to go with you meal at lunch A new study indicates sodas and other sugary drinks — especially artificially sweetened ones — could be related to depression.

According to the research, which will be officially released at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting people who drink 4 or more of soda daily are about 30 percent more likely to be diagnosed with depression than people who don’t drink soda. Coffee drinkers are about 10 percent less likely to develop depression than people who don’t drink coffee.


The study that The National Institutes of Health did was very comprehensive as they examined more than a quarter of a million people 50 and 71  years of age and studied their drink consumption during 1995 and 1996. Ten years later, these people were asked whether they were ever diagnosed with depression since the year 2000.

According to their study “the risk appeared to be greater for people who drank diet [rather] than regular soda.”

“Our research suggests that cutting out or down on sweetened diet drinks or replacing them with unsweetened coffee may naturally help lower your depression risk,” Honglei Chen, who led the study, said in a statement. ”

Not only has Diet Soda been linked to depression, it has also been linked to bone disease. According to the NIH Health Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases website.  Ingredients found in soft drinks, can raise your risk of osteoporosis


Phosphoric acid, a substance found in many soft drinks which can affect bone health, causing  high phosphorous levels leading  to weak bones. Since osteoporosis can occur at any age, it is of particular concern for children who can get the disease in their youth.

So it is your best interest to stay away from carbonated drinks so that you won’t be at risk for depression or distort your body language and posture as a result of  bone disease.


Casey Anthony’s Stoic Body Language And Bundling Up Say Nervousness In Courtroom on Day 7

In one week Casey Anthony   has gone from  crying, giggling. laughing, and  flirting to being very stoic in her demeanor. Perhaps it is the bombardment of Jeff  Ashton,  Judge Perry, and  Ann Finnell’s taking about her possible death sentence that has sobered her up. Perhaps it is hearing so many of the jurors saying that they thought she was “guilty” that made her stop her aberrant courtroom  behavior.

There is no doubt that this jury selection process has had a tremendous effect on Casey,  not only emotionally, but physically as well.

We constantly see her literally gasping for air as she takes in a huge gulp of air and visibly  heaves her chest as she exhales. Hearing all of the talk of death makes her want to subconsciously hang on to the breath of  life and that is why she is breathing so heavily.

She is somber and there are bags of worry under her eyes. The reason Casey was so happy go lucky in the past was because Jose Baez kept pumping her up and Cheney Mason assured her and everyone else that he would walk out of the courtroom with her arm in arm. She felt bolstered up by the two of them as she sat between them playing touchy feely with Mason and flirting with Baez.

Now they sit away from her and leave her in the middle fo two female attorneys who don’t seem to pay much attention to her as we have seen  over these past few days. The only time Ms. Simms paid her any mind was when she tried to calm Casey down during the  anxiety attack where Casey  had to be escorted away by two marshalls.

Her wiping the spittle from the corners of her mouth also indicates that she is nervous . There is no doubt that hearing all of this death talk as it pertains to her, has given her a case of “cotton mouth.” So  the saliva has dried on the corners of her mouth which she attempts to wipe away.

Casey has  also shown that she is nervous, as her body temperature appears to be dropping. She is getting cold. Casey’s suddenly  getting  cold  may be indicative of  her autonomic system taking over. We have seen people who are nervous,  start to shake uncontrollably. Their body suddenly gets cold.The shaking is nature’s way of helping them get warm and regulate their body temperature.

 Casey wraps herself up  in her white Menendez- type soft sweater to ward off the chill she is feeling. We have never seen Casey this covered up before. Getting all cuddled up in her sweater is  a self soothing device for her, much like it is for a baby who needs their blanky to calm them down.

As she bundles up, we also see her raised shoulders which are indicative of tension and a reflection of her feeling cold. When people get cold, they often raise their shoulders in an automatic  attempt to  physically protect themselves from the cold.

Here we see her wrapping her hands up with the bottom of her sleeve in a further attempt to keep warm.

Now it is more extreme as she completely covers her hands with her sleeve while still managing to rest her fist on her chin. The fist- like gesture also indicates anger on her part. No doubt she is angry at having to listen to people say negative things about her and how they thought she was guilty. Her glaring stare is also indicative of her anger towards what she hears.


Casey also appeared to have a shiny nose and what looked like perspiration above her upper lip. That may also reflect her nervousness. Very often she had a flushed appearance which was also an indication of her nervousness as there was increased blood flow  as she listened to what the jurors has to say about her.

While she may appear stoic on the outside, there is a lot of turmoil going on with her on her inside, as we can see from the above photos.

 I have always believed Casey should be wearing a black suit  in the courtroom for a number of reasons. For one, it shows respect and  an impression of  maturity  that the defense team wants to get across in sparing her life. 

The defense team  has essentially said that  her young age was a mitigating factor.  If she keeps wearing  those baby pastel  colors and cuddly sweaters it will be hard for the jury to not keeping thinking of Casey as that young girl who killed her baby and not someone who has since  matured.