OT Subject: Drink warm not cold fluids after meals:

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by serenety, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. serenety

    serenety New Member

    Subject: Drink warm not cold fluids after meals:

    Another Health and Safety tip from Ms. Val Biggs, DM at Grand

    Please read the info below, I thought it was worth sharing.

    This is a very good article. Not only about the warm water after
    your meal, but about ladies and their heart attacks.

    This makes sense.... the Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with
    their meals...not cold water... maybe it is time we adopt their
    drinking habit while eating!!! Nothing to lose, everything to

    For those who like to drink cold water, this article is
    applicable to you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after
    a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff
    that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion.

    Once this "sludge" reacts with the acid, it will break down and
    be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will
    line the intestine.

    Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is
    best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

    A serious note about heart attacks: HEART ATTACK PROCEDURE":
    Women should know that not every heart attack symptom is going
    to be the left arm hurting. Be aware of intense pain in the jaw

    You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a
    heart attack.

    Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms.

    60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do
    not wake up.

    Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be
    careful and be aware. The more we know, the better chance we
    could survive...

    A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this mail sends it to
    10 people, you can be sure that we'll save at least one life.
    Read this... It could save your life!!

    **please be a true friend and send this article to all your
    friends you care about**

    V. E. Biggs, District Manager
    Grand River / Warren DHS
    5131 Grand River Ave.
    Detroit, MI 48208
    (313) 361-7303
    (313) 361-7525 fax

  2. lease79

    lease79 New Member

    But it's hard for me. I have symptoms of heart attack on a day to day basis.
    I get terrible left arm pain with pins & needles & numbness, breathlessness, chest pain, dizziness, sweating, cold & clamy skin, & jaw pain all the time.
    I used to go the the A&E everytime like your supposed to, but I eventually stopped it, because even though it felt like I was seriously having a heart attack, everything would come back normal *sigh*.
    Not saying that that's what everyone else should do either. It's just frustrating to me.
  3. Marta608

    Marta608 Member

    I've heard for years that, for us, liquid, especially water, should be consumed at least 1/2 hour before or a half hour after a meal so digestive juices aren't dilluted.

    Makes sense to me.

  4. Slayadragon

    Slayadragon New Member

    For what it's worth, I recently went to a Chinese doctor in San Francisco. She told me that I was suffering from too much yin and not enough yang, and that I should eat more warm foods. The definition of "warm" foods is sort of complex, but she specifically pointed out that iced drinks were bad.

    On the other hand, her herbs (meant to address dampness) did not cure my yeast infection, so I don't know what to say about her credibility. I've been to three regular MD's who haven't cured it either, though. I wish I could go back to see the Chinese doctor and get more hers, but SF is a long way away.