What Would Happen If You Replaced All Drinks With Water? Diet Pop?

By Brian Lemay 52 comments

Hi folks I’m Bob Schrupp physical therapist, Brad Heineck physical therapit, together we are the most famous physical therapists on the internet in our opinion of course Bob What would happen Brad if you replaced all your drinks with water? Boy, when we say that about you, that’s saying a lot because there’s no longer any beer or well I’d be drinking water. That’s what would happen I’d probably lose a little weight Bob, the reason I was interested in this Brad I saw a study a while back about diet sodas and the fact that they saw an increased incidence of strokes and Dementia with it and I didn’t give much thought to it Cuz there’s a lot of studies that come out to scare you but Dr. Zorba who was on Public Radio, Dr. Zorba pastor, he brought it up And he said it gave him pause so I I thought we’d discuss, if it’s gonna make him pause a little, we’ll pause along with him because You know so I thought was a good combination, we will talk about diet sodas And we’ll also talk about water, so by the way if you are new to our channel. Surprised you on that one Why you did, if you’re new to our Channel, please take a second to subscribe to us. We provide videos on how to stay healthy fit, painfree and we Upload everyday also, please take a second to go over to Facebook and like us because Brad and I as children It’s a sad story were not liked and we’re trying to turn things around so, why Bob? Alright, I don’t know why Brad so let’s talk about diet sodas first so they did a study they sent a questionnaire to 4,000 people who are over age 45, and they follow them over a number of years and they ask him what they ate, what they drank, how they exercised, all these things and After a time over a hundred of those people had strokes and eighty of them had dementia What they found is the people that drank diet soda Were three times more likely to get the stroke or get the dementia. I’m assuming on a regular basis Yeah, and you know they didn’t go into details or at least I didn’t see the details on to how much they were drinking I mean
I think we were having this discussion before the video even is that you know Moderation is always the key. I’ll have like one or two a week I can’t be perfect. I just drink the kind with the sugar in it myself And you know what they found, which is interesting Brad good that you brought that point up That you drink one with sugar, they found despite the fact that we’ve been drinking diet soda as a society We are getting fatter and one of the theories is that The diet soda triggers your sweet receptors, so it stimulates your appetite so even though you’re drinking diet soda You feel like you want to eat more of everything else Oh sure, It’s got that double-edged sword to it Because you know I don’t drink soda that much But if I do I prefer the taste of the sugar but even in it, it’s too sweet It’s not like when you’re a kid. It’s like you could just devour that but as an adult It’s more of a treat and it’s too sweet and it tastes good for the first little bit But the last part it’s like oh, I’m sure you and I probably grew up the same. I mean you know growing up It was a real treat to have a pop, right. I mean go over to Grandma’s Get half a can or something, everybody talked to has almost the same experience when they’re our age So, but let’s talk about water so Brad there was a a well-known blogger his name is Chris Bailey, and he replaced all his drinks with water and This is what he found. I think he did some research too, I’m hoping these things are backed up by research I haven’t seen the research myself so when he quotes things you know he had this whole article I hope they’re accurate but normally they recommend that you want to eat Eat, drink 8-10 glasses of water a day and so what I thought we’d do Brad for each one that’s positive We’ll take a swig of water, okay, so all right number one its an appetite suppressor And I think you find that if you drink a lot of water you don’t feel like eating as much I never found that but it might be true all right well And you know Obviously, I mean you see people who are trying to lose weight that they they often carry the water bottle around I think it does help. I’ve heard that. I just I don’t know very well Could be ture, all right it’s also supposed to increase your metabolic rate of a healthy man or woman by 30% So they said like 1.5 liters of water could help burn 50 calories, which is not a lot But it’s going the right way instead of the wrong way so there you go. Okay, it’s supposed to help your brain work more efficiently and Because it helps eliminate toxins and the free radicals in the system, so there you go Put her down, get the free radicals out of there Good thing we’re not taking shots of something because we’d start slurring our words And we can’t speak the way it is, if we were in Wisconsin we would almost have to, that’s right All right, the next one I have found to be true And without going into too much detail, but it does help with digestion and constipation And the other thing is you know people think like when you have diarrhea That they’re getting too much fluid, a lot of times they’re not getting enough fluids, it dehydrates you, But also just the way things form It’s actually better to drink more water if you have diarrhea and constipation, so we’re both going to be hitting the bathroom. Yeah, here’s to diarrhea Okay number five drinking water decreases risks of diseases high blood pressure, bladder conditions, and even bowel cancer which makes sense with the bowel cancer because if you go more often you’re gonna actually have less chance of chancer Supposed to help decrease headaches, not sure. And I think that’s true because if you’ve ever gotten dehydrated after drinking too much That’s often what causes the headaches the dehydration And that’s why you wake up in the morning a lot of times with a hangover, not that I would know much about that right and you often have a headache Right so your body’s gotta get hydrated again Are you guys really being compelled now to drink more water? I really don’t think this is an argument that anybody’s gonna disagree with, exactly I was just surprised at the amount of things that it really does help Was there anything about that stuff about what’s in there that might be harmful? No and that’s a really good discussion to be having I hope over time they do look at that because You know some of these other drinks now are becoming real popular like we talked about that Ice drink And you know we’re all drinking some of that and and it’s got an artificial sweetener in it too, which one is it that’s causing the problem, You know where this one has that aspartame Is that it? I don’t know which one is the issue? I don’t know if it has anything to do with vision or not but Some of the stuff, you wouldn’t be able to read that would you know, I have a hard time, but yeah I’m looking for the ingredients in here carbonated water and caramel color aspartame phosphoric acid potassium benzoate To protect taste, can I go back, so a healthy heart. That’s the next one, five glasses a day decreases the risk of heart attack Increase the volume of blood Improves blood circulation, sure here’s to the heart We might be able to fix that broken heart We’ll put that into the list of ingredients, This one, too I think is very much true. It improves your skin. improves your wrinkly situation I mean if you’re dehydrated all the time They used to say you could even tell by the skin But I don’t that’s necessarily true or not. I remember doctors used to pinch you and Be able to tell, I’ve seen them do it, but I don’t know that they can do that or not Let’s get on number eight. It’s definitely gonna save you money I mean because you can a lot of these places now like my wife at work what they have is a water station where you just fill your water bottle Yeah, Cheers It boosts your mood, you feel better, I’m feeling better right now and Number 10, that’s the last one Brad it’s natural it helps It’s just a natural thing and the other thing I said it can help with hangovers too, so we got to finish on that note, oh no I’ve tried But you know one thing I do want to say is have you heard did they say about drinking it out of the plastic bottles Yeah, that’s another point. You know especially the plastic can kind of bleach into the water right? Right Which especially over time if it’s like an a heated car or something like that? I know there’s a specific Chemical and term and everything for that, but the plastic there’s people who are really purists, I have some friends who won’t drink out of plastic water. You know it has to be aluminum or glass Or stainless steel, I think it’s a good idea The only thing we were talking about is, I I looked at one of these units, that carbonate water You know I mean give it some carbonation, it didn’t rank very well as far as how it works and And I think you know just taking Regular water and adding like I said a lemon or something to give it a little bit of a zing Yeah, exactly all right remember Brad and I can fix just about anything except the broken heart But we’re thinking now, maybe this water, this is another step in the right direction, so all right, here we go Thanks for watching, take care


Chi Town C Roy

Jan 1, 2018, 3:01 am Reply

I needed to see this cause this is a change that I’m going to increase my health with….

salman abu alsameed

Jan 1, 2018, 3:17 am Reply

Thank you , glad to know more

Christina Stavrou Bachman

Jan 1, 2018, 3:19 am Reply

Funny. I was just thinking same as I guzzled my delicious cold water.

Sue Sung

Jan 1, 2018, 3:19 am Reply

OMG! Two fruit loops in a world of Cheerios? You guys are too silly.

Judy Fischer

Jan 1, 2018, 3:26 am Reply

Aspartame has been linked to blood cancers.

Heart Centred

Jan 1, 2018, 3:34 am Reply

I have! I drink room temperature purified water about 6 glasses a day. Room temp water means the body doesn't have to work hard to cool it down, its a match


Jan 1, 2018, 3:35 am Reply

"Eliminate toxins." This is why you two are physiotherapists and not scientists. Really lacking any scientific grounding. Everyone I know who consumes tons of diet pop is obese, so of course it correlates with health problems. Aspartame is the most studied food product in human history. There have been numerous studies on the '8 glasses a day!' water drinking myth that found absolutely no improvement in skin, constipation, etc. Constipation was only relieved by eating foods that had high water content. Please focus on the science, guys, not "bloggers." This makes you look like a joke. You're good guys, but don't stoop to this level. If you want to talk about this there are countless peer reviewed scientific studies you could have looked at and presented facts from, instead of junk from a "blogger." Do you know how many flat-earth blogs there are?

Memphis Raines

Jan 1, 2018, 3:35 am Reply

I didn't realize how many subs you all had, damn near half a million! Where's the video on the YOUTUBE play button?

Barbara Carbone

Jan 1, 2018, 3:38 am Reply

I stopped drinking soda 10 years ago…it's a killer.


Jan 1, 2018, 3:39 am Reply

I have read that aspartame breaks down into bad acids and formaldehyde(sp?).

My aunt found it to be a license to sweeten the crap out of everything and she died of multiple organ failure rated to "unknown toxicity". Hmmmm. I won't touch the stuff. No sir! And besides, the body knows what to do with real sugar. The chemical sweeteners, not so much.

more jello please

Jan 1, 2018, 3:46 am Reply

OMG! was Brad drunk on this episode or what?!

Carrie Beth

Jan 1, 2018, 3:48 am Reply

I just wanted to take a moment to tell you both how much I appreciate you. The way you openly share your knowledge has really opened up a world of practical health learning for so many people. You have the gift of taking often complicated topics and sharing them in a way that is easy to understand, reaching people at many different education and ability levels, and that is huge! So many patients I've dealt with in online support groups tend to shy away from seeking medical attention because the providers talk above them or down to them, but you both are able to talk to people from many different walks of life in a way that is easy for most to understand. That is a true gift.
Your honesty, sincerity, and integrity shows in the limited number of products you recommend as I'm sure you are approached often to recommend many more than you actually do. And, as a chronic pain patient who constantly feels like I'm being marketed "cures" that never work, I really appreciate that!
I watch your videos all the time, and just wanted to take a moment to let you know that I appreciate you, whoever is behind the camera, and your families for sharing you with us! Best wishes for a healthy and successful new year!

minnie starr

Jan 1, 2018, 3:54 am Reply

A very good discussion to start the year.


Jan 1, 2018, 3:54 am Reply

Could you guys do video on serum uric acid related to lower back pain , joint pain


Jan 1, 2018, 4:05 am Reply

As far as mental issues, it's worth considering that people with certain body/mental issues are drawn to diet soda, and it's not the cause. I've known several off balance people in life that drink exclusively diet coke, and it seemed to be part of their neurosis.

Dollar Diva

Jan 1, 2018, 4:31 am Reply

You guys are great! Love your channel- it’s very informative, but you make it interesting and interactive. Thank you! 🤕

C.S. Lee

Jan 1, 2018, 5:32 am Reply

I tell you what happened to me,,, I’m 56 and I haven’t had a sip of any soft drink in 37 years since I was 19….. I am super healthy and take no meds of any kind for anything. All of my friends that are my age take statins, hands full of other meds, and lots of them sleep with a bi pap machines. That’s the difference…


Jan 1, 2018, 5:51 am Reply

Distill water or three stage reverse osmosis , do not drink from plastic BPA's

Julie Cramer

Jan 1, 2018, 5:52 am Reply

I had a big glass of water by me and I started drinking with you guys 😊


Jan 1, 2018, 5:56 am Reply

People should strive to cut out all sugar from there diet. Especially people with chronic pain from inflammation. Foods rich with good fats like avocados, walnuts and macadamia nuts are key to lowering pain levels. Keeping carbohydrates below 50g a day is massively beneficial.

Shawn Jones

Jan 1, 2018, 5:58 am Reply

But only fat lazy people tend to drink diet. Pretty sure fat n lay-z is the main factors in why stupid people r stupid and others have heart problems.


Jan 1, 2018, 7:18 am Reply

Google "Spurious Correlations". Diet Soda correlates with strokes, so you say. Ok, but so what? The number of people who drowned in pools each year correlates with the number of films Nicholas Cage appeared in. Love your show guys…. if you are worried about diet soda dont drink it. Im not worried.


Jan 1, 2018, 7:51 am Reply

Mmmm & Sure 🤣

Richard Torres

Jan 1, 2018, 8:26 am Reply

It's the aspartame!

FlowerGrower Smith

Jan 1, 2018, 10:23 am Reply

Watch – the people who drink diet soft drinks are usually overweight!! It's weird!


Jan 1, 2018, 10:29 am Reply

Who cares about water I wanna know why your table is floating

Suhail V

Jan 1, 2018, 11:57 am Reply

Drinking water alone would help fix broken heart as other impure drinks get eliminated making one feel satiated with tummy , thereby a broken heart. lol

The Stone

Jan 1, 2018, 12:07 pm Reply

thats quite nice to know, the only times i drink something different then water is at partys ^^

James Wigley

Jan 1, 2018, 12:30 pm Reply

This isn't that hard to understand. No one says diet soda is some kind of health elixir. Diet soda tends to be drank by people who are overweight, not as a magic weight loss solution but as a harm reducer. Taking an unhealthy 1300 calorie meal and adding 300 more calories of sugary soda makes a bad meal worse. So you are definitely better off skipping the additional empty calories. However these overweight people still have to deal with the health consequences of being overweight, things like strokes, heart troubles, further weight gain. To blame these on the diet soda is putting the cart before the horse. Dies soda is not causing these issues but rather the people who struggle with them are more likely to choose diet. Someone who is a fitness guru, their metabolism will rip right through a full sugar soda or they are just some water nut who enjoys tasteless beverages.
I work in food service and 95% of our soda sales are not diet so it effects a tiny percentage of my customer base.

Meet Ishaan

Jan 1, 2018, 2:33 pm Reply

Clicked like on 1st sec 😂😂😋😋

I knew u r awesome 😎😎

Rick Bauer

Jan 1, 2018, 4:06 pm Reply

I do drink teas and add lemon/lime juice to water. I sweeten it with stevia and xylitol.

Rita Wing

Jan 1, 2018, 4:13 pm Reply

It's a mystery to me that adults can get these hideous fizzy drinks down at all.

Janet Newbill

Jan 1, 2018, 5:12 pm Reply

Bob your not drinking much……


Jan 1, 2018, 9:12 pm Reply

Apologies, this has to do with my back. I had a bulging disc for about a year and I managed my pain with stretching and painkillers. The pain was in my right leg, and my hip spasmed away from the pain and has concluded in my spine also curving away from the right side and curving to the left leaving me with a scoliosis and my right shoulder lower than my left. Can you please advise on how to get my posture back to normal as it has only adjusted like this due to the pain I was previously in. I have constant pain in my right shoulder and it is really stressing me out. Please can you advise. My email [email protected]


Amy Glasgow

Jan 1, 2018, 9:16 pm Reply

"Here's to diarrhea"!! lol


Jan 1, 2018, 9:28 pm Reply

Artificial sweeteners affect mental health. But so does tap water with all the horrible added chemicals. Can't drink outta plastic. A throw-back Pepsi with real sugar seems more healthy than the strange side effects of artificial sweeteners. Stevia is showing to make people sick, and xylitol can kill animals. RO water w Cell Food is the answer.

Pam Schaffner

Jan 1, 2018, 10:11 pm Reply

Have believed for a long time that anything with aspartame in it had greater risk for health problems. None of them are GOOD for you.

Karen Y Hamby

Jan 1, 2018, 11:19 pm Reply

What exercises do I need after cervical surgery my right arm is still numb I'm still having problems

Yvonne Bowman

Jan 1, 2018, 12:48 am Reply

Wow! I made them my new years resolution to quit. This seals the deal.

Taylor Jones

Jan 1, 2018, 2:45 am Reply

To the point of dehydrated skin: I’m 28 years old and I’ve notice as I’m “aging” my skin doesn’t like when I don’t drink enough water. I can tell in the texture of my skin, in the appearance in the size of my pores so I do think there is something to that.

One thing that should/could be added to the list is it helps prevent smelly breath!! You can always tell when you’re talking to someone if they drink enough water or not. Or maybe that’s just me…


Jan 1, 2018, 3:17 am Reply

What about crystal light flavor packs? Are they harmful as well?

Sandra Spoon

Jan 1, 2018, 11:15 pm Reply

Gave up real pop and stopped eating sugar a year ago – down 30 lbs. Just do it!


Jan 1, 2018, 1:18 pm Reply

This is definitely an important thing, thanks for making this video! I almost only drink water and tea on a regular basis. Other than tea, I don't really drink any other caffeinated drinks, no coffee and almost never any fizzy drinks. Maybe only once or twice every couple of months, if that. Occasionally a hot chocolate.. and I very rarely drink alcohol. I've noticed a huge change in energy levels! In any case, I do need to drink more water in general.

Mark Stewart

Jan 1, 2018, 3:57 pm Reply

I just saw a documentary on the BBC in which a study suggested the increase in food intake was possibly down to the carbonated water. They recommended drinking only still water. The same applies to Coke/Pepsi whether they are diet or not.


Jan 1, 2018, 5:41 pm Reply

Save even more money by purchasing a home water filter.


Jan 1, 2018, 6:49 pm Reply

A good topic to review: thanks! I hope people take it to heart for so many health and weight issues would be solved if we all consumed what nature has provided, and avoided any man-made products— none of which is an essential.

marlene kerrmarlene

Jan 1, 2018, 9:08 pm Reply

you guys are right on enjoy your humor-wisconsin fan M<K

Conner Monier

Jan 1, 2018, 12:06 am Reply

I check a lot of diet handbooks. This one from Woo&Pep is the best.

Winter Young

Jan 1, 2018, 10:00 pm Reply

Aspartame in diet drinks has been linked to cancer

Rick Martin

Jan 1, 2018, 10:55 pm Reply

stopped diet soda last year after 30+ yrs – and don't miss it whatsoever…..stopped light beer about a month ago – still crave that

Kate Ramsey

Feb 2, 2018, 9:28 pm Reply

Hey guys. I finally watched this one. I don't drink anything but water, and occasionally tea, so I skipped it until it showed up again because of things my son watched recently. I Iexpected to find in the lists with the Amazon stuff the links to your referenced research. I'd love to look up the one study where the participants had strokes and dementia. Can you provide the important information so I can find this study, or even link to it? Thank you very much.

Rodrigo Moreno

Oct 10, 2018, 2:36 am Reply

Lol that intro song….I like it

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