Shakanos Set out below are all articles explaining Reasons why you should give up coffee. Primal Body, Primal Mind. Naturalnews give a great account of the rollercoaster we put ourselves through each day we start with caffeine. Exaggerated in many aspects but still a good read. A good read on why coffee and every form of caffeine is bad for you and how to kick the habit in a smooth way. No matter how many hours of sleep I get, I still feel tired, and I am thinking caffeine is to blame.
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Why is Caffeine Harmful? Anxiety, muscle aches, PMS, headaches, heartburn, insomnia, and irritability are the most common symptoms, and they can usually be lessened or eliminated simply by avoiding caffeine. Caffeine increases blood pressure hypertension and stress hormone levels One study documented significant increases in thought disorder and psychosis after caffeine administration.
It constricts blood vessels in the brain, leading to marked reduction in cerebral blood flow, and interferes with brain biochemistry. Tiredness during the day, disturbed sleep Caffeine causes increased loss of B vitamins measured in the urine "One study demonstrated that chronic, heavy caffeine ingestion can be associated with depression and may also cause anxiety and panic in panic disorder patients [ Caffeine increases calcium loss and the risk of osteoporosis Caffeine produces short-term mood elevation but contributes to rebound depression " In turn, these are powerful risk factors for irritable bowel syndrome and ulcers.
Uric acid also causes the painful condition of gout. Avoiding caffeine will greatly increase your change of recovery" "Any caffeine intake only worsens [Stage 4] sleep disturbance. Mood disorders Inflammation "Caffeine raises blood sugar levels and disrupts the blood sugar-regulating effects of insulin [ I presented evidence that caffeine and coffee, especially when combined with other stressors, significantly reduce melatonin levels.
Caffeine itself stimulates acid secretion in the stomach and interferes with the protective action of GABA. This becomes even more of a problem if coffee is consumed on an empty stomach. Caffeine and chronic stress elevate blood levels of cortisol, which suppresses a number of immune functions, including production of secretory IgA sIgA , which is a powerful microbial agent. When sIgA levels are high, H. Stress, caffeine, elevated cortisol, and suppressed IgA production are the primary factors contributing to ulcer risk.
Caffeine tends to pull water out of the digestive tract, leading to hard stools that are difficult to pass. The correct levels of these are critically important for someone high cholesterol and high blood pressure. But the same amount of caffeine administered over the course of a day only produces the milder forms of insanity for which we take tranquilizers and antidepressants.
We blame something else, like the weather or a boring job. Thus, in the maze of life you never make it to the cheese. DHEA levels are an indicator of the health of the adrenal glands, and low DHEA levels have also been linked to aging, lack of energy, lack of sex drive, etc. Adrenal exhaustion , in turn, has other consequences: "I was seeing patients every day with serious health problems that strong, healthy adrenals could have prevented.
Why were these people vulnerable to allergy , inflammation , hypertension, infection , and fatigue? Caffeine is the Trojan Horse. It looks like a gift but instead delivers adrenal stress, low blood sugar, mood and energy swings, fatigue, depression, malnutrition, and disturbed sleep. Look at the tips of your fingers. If there is any noticeable trembling, chances are that caffeine has already damaged your nervous system.
The increased respiratory efficiency that caffeine provides is purely a Phase 1 phenomenon; adrenal hormones are poured out to dilate the bronchial airways in order to send more oxygen to the muscles. As you imagine, this produces severe anxiety, nervousness, irritability, and insomnia.
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