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Serious question - does anybody else get the runs in Vegas?

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  1. ken2v

    ken2v Wish I was in Bend

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    All the stuff we're exposed to in everyday life and folks don't drink tapwater? Iced drinks? Y'all buy Evian to brush your teeth?

    OK, Flint, I get it. Paranoia, conspiracies, I get it. Fluoride as mind control. But not drinking water?
     
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  2. dig

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    Lake Mead of course
     
  3. pebbles

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    I've never had more of a problem in LV than I do at home. I have Crohn's disease, so I'm at an automatic disadvantage everywhere.

    Maybe because I have to be careful all the time, I never fall foul of an incidental problem.
     
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    I actually bring my supplements with me, same ones I take at home. That probably helps. And my pro-biotic is one of them. Never go without it. If you're not taking one, a good yogurt with lots of good bacteria will do the job.
     
  5. ken2v

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    I play golf and I gamble a bit so I believe in some unsupportable theories, but this whole probiotic thing -- except for people with very specific ailments -- is so much sugar-pill stuff when it comes to normal people and normal gastric ups and downs.

    It's like hangover preventers or cures -- neither happens, but there are a few ways to ameliorate the unfortunate consequences of too much bottle fun.
     
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    I have never tried Yogurt, and never had any gastronomical issues ever. Also, i have to watch my sodium intake, and reading the labels, most of the venders show high amounts of sodium and sugar.
    I love Greek and mediterranean food, and my diet restrictions have changed these last few years (which is a blessing, i'm eating healthier now than i have done before), and i considered yogurt as dessert, but as a label reader i passed.
    Besides, i need to gain weight not lose......LOL.
     
  7. LolaDoggie

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    It's not hard to make yogurt if you're into that kind of thing. I love homemade yogurt but my husband doesn't. He loves yogurt, just not homemade, not sweet enough for him. Not hard to make homemade Greek yogurt either. Not going to help you in Vegas, of course.
     
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    This is one of those places where folks hear "good for you" but you have to look at the ingredients. There are some yogurts on the market that might as well be ice cream. I love the stuff, Greek-style (which is the rage now but we were draining it eons ago, anyway). Berries, granola. Gets this large beast though the morn pretty easily. It's just not a miracle food. Few miracle foods are.
     
  9. Texas Steph

    Texas Steph A Work in Progress...

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    I'm the same way! Hubs drinks some water everyday, and he is always telling me that I need to...yuck! Yet I don't have issues in the bathroom and he is often constipated. Go figure!
     
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    I'm constantly drinking water and going to the bathroom. After having a kidney stone, drinking water is a priority for me.
     
  11. ken2v

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    We all find our pet rationalizations and justifications. It's one of the "benefits" of being human.
     
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    I blame it on the Vegas water, even though the ice in the casinos is made with filtered water it's still Vegas water which is one of the worst in the countries.
     
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    One of the problems in Texas was our 'subsidence' issue. While this problem was mostly limited to cities nearest to the Gulf coast, a state law was passed which required all cities in Texas (of a certain size) to convert from well-water to surface-water. Surface water is far & away "dirtier" than well-water.
    One note about the list - it includes Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Irving, Grand Prairie, McKinney, Frisco, Plano & Garland...so 9 of the 25... yet all of these cities are considered the to be the same "DFW-metro" area. To put this in perspective, it is possible to walk less than a mile and visit Arlington, Irving & Grand Prairie.
    There are literally stretches of road with one of those 9 cities on one side, and another across the street. There are even houses right next to each other that are each in a different one of those 9 cities.

    It would be comparable to citing Los Angeles, Burbank, Glendale, Torrance, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Compton & Long Beach... or making a seperate water-quality distinction between Paradise, Spring Valley & Las Vegas... or Queens, Brooklyn, Manhatten & the Bronx.
     
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    Oh, and all of those North Texas, DFW-region cities get their surface water from the same 10 (or so) area lakes & the Trinity River.
     
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    There is source and there is treatment.

    In a sense you could cluster most all of So Cal -- save the few serviced areas with dedicated local groundwater systems -- as being on the same or a few spigots: the state project, the Colorado River Aqueduct and/or the Owens watershed. Portland was always interesting to me, all that rain and Cascades snow, and yet at times its supply system shoots off supposed red flags. Or the time a couple years ago when video caught some guy pissing in one of the city's small distribution reservoirs ... so they drained the damn thing. People are weird. They freak out about municipal systems and then get water and other drinks from all sorts of sources that are of what level of cleanliness or purity?
     
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    " Here, Pokie Queen mind my beer please " said the concerned fool as he raced through the rear of the Palace Station Casino. WTF is causing this, surely not that lovely craft beer that l had at Ellis Island Casino last night? Disaster was averted upon finding the appropriate throne for the occasion. The cause of the problem was Ellis Island Casino, but not the beer. { Thank you God.}

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    The soup was the problem, how much cream was involved in it"s making? Delicious but, salad was had on the next visit as a side.
    I wonder how many others have had such things and not been able to put two and two together. Never had any problems with the water when I've been there.
    Yes l do drink a fair bit of it during the day, plus always have it beside the bed for those night time dry spells, upon waking up. Hazard of over indulging in Alcohol, well l am in Vegas when this occurs.
     
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    The only way I can tell what causes a problem with my stomach is...and I'm sorry this is gross. Whatever awful taste keeps getting burped up, that lingering taste you can't get rid of....that's the one that caused it.
     
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    Agree with you one hundred percent, sounds similar to what the Pokie Queen has to say on the subject. However, { l'm sure all the men will agree with this.} no matter what l end up eating, it always gets disguised by the drinks that follow. Except for the one occasion when l ate the fish on offer at the Cairns Casino café. No matter what l drank ,it just kept keeping on like you say in your post. It certainly was not the local reef fish that they served us, hope they made a buck out of that meal. Reason being, l doubt that l would eat there again after that experience. It's not as if they didn't get any money from us with the gambling we did there. Save one dollar, lose a paying customer for good. Good economics?
     
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    Hey I get it now! VMB stands for Very Messy Bowels! Haha! :woohoo:
     
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