The last couple of weeks I have been bombarded with emails, facebook messages and questions from patients about the video going around recommending drinking tonic water for Quinine. I then started to look up on google and reading several studies. I want to share with you a short video you and everybody need to watch before buying tonic water thinking the quinine in it is going to help you:
It really gets me aggravated when doctors make irresponsible recommendations like drinking tonic water to improve health or prevent a condition. It’s so important you share this blog and video so people aren’t foolish enough to try and drink tonic water for quinine.
This is a time people have to make their health a responsibility. Tonic water is high in sugar which compromises the immune system. Many use High Fructose Corn Syrup as the source of sugar. HFCS is very unhealthy. Then I have people asking about diet tonic water. Diet drinks including tonic, contain artificial sweeteners like aspartame and sucralose which are known to cause digestive issues, cancer and neurologic disorders. Many people already have blood sugar problems and following this advice can be dangerous.
Follow sound health advice. Optimize your immune system with a wellness lifestyle rather than waiting until you have problems. Make sure to wash your hands consistently, eat clean, make sure you are getting enough Vit C, Vit D, Zinc and essential minerals, antioxidants, get up and move with some exercise, get fresh air, sleep and get adjusted.