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Sometimes I Wonder About SP. An Article I read Last Night - REALLY?

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

When I read this article, I thought about my SP friend, MorticiaAddams, who has helped me throughout the years with caffeine awareness.

Last night, the SP article was 8 Healthy Benefits of Caffeine. Now, I've complained in the past about ads I've seen on this site that were all about sugar, medications, etc. Various things that are known to not be healthy. Yes, I understand it is a "free" site and they have to make money through advertising.

This particular article was written by an unnamed "guest blogger." Really? AKA, advertiser/special interest?

Suffice it to say I left a response stating my opinion that if they are going to post articles like this, at least be forthright in naming the source for credibility.

Have a wonderful day, friends.
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  • DS9KIE
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    1783 days ago
    I went and read the article and was quite shocked! It was full of lies, and I left a post about how terrible the article was, with a link to a government article that disputes what he said about something. An author is listed, after the Guest Blogger title. It goes against what I thought SP stood for, that you should get your energy from your food and workouts. And here this guy is saying you need to drink your coffee to have any energy in the morning? Crazy! Thank you for writing about this!
    1785 days ago
  • MAYIE53
    emoticon But I did learn some things from Sparkers who responded to your blog. Thanks for posting.
    1785 days ago
  • no profile photo CD15212119
    You have to take everything with a grain of salt. I will keep hearing this or that but until I see the studies I won't get to excited. The trouble with most articles they will take one tiny little fact and run with it regardless.
    1785 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8054794
    Agreed.. emoticon I stopped drinking caffeine. It leaches calcium from the bones, it dehydrates the brain..not to mention other organs...(.which I have my suspicions of it with Alzheimer's), and when ever I drink it, I have terrible stomach aches. I think the government won't say that it's bad for you because it's such a HUGE industry, that it would be a big loss financially, and put many people out of work....aside of the fact that it's causing so many issues.
    emoticon that's why research is so important, when choosing to eat healthy.

    emoticon On another note, I am shocked at some of the adds I see on Kentucky Fried Chicken... What's next...Krispy Kremes!?
    1785 days ago
    Amen! I just complained about similar things in a recent blog! How can they have quick fix diet tips and adds for removing age spots within an article on self esteem and loving yourself as is?!! And, I agree.... At least give the source if you are going to use this as an article. highly Highly unprofessional and unhealthy!!
    1785 days ago
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    1785 days ago
  • NANCY-
    I hear you.
    1785 days ago
    I saw but didn't read the article. But it did have a ketchy title that's why I remembered it.
    1785 days ago
    Good point. Unfortunately Spark is not alone in this, it seems to be the norm.

    1786 days ago
    I left one too. Yes, there are benefits to coffee and caffeine but there are also problems with it too and you never read about them. A lot of the research that is quoted is poorly done or is not scientific fact and the researchers indicate more study is needed but that is omitted too.
    1786 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/18/2015 10:48:27 AM
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