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Old 05-10-2012, 10:19 PM
 
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It depends on the person. Months ago, I switched to tea because the caffeine in coffee was too strong. Since then, no more agitation, feel calmer, etc.
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:12 AM
 
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Coffee has made me what I am today; a Super WizKid !!!!
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:20 PM
 
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I think I might be sensitive to regular coffee. I have noticed that when I drink regular coffee (non-organic) I get really bad headaches and heartburn and just generally don't feel well. But when I drink certified organic coffee and prepare it the same exact way I don't get the headaches and I don't feel awful.

I'm not sure exactly what the difference is between organic and non-organic coffee, or how differently they are grown or what exactly they use for fertilizers or pesticides... but whatever it is, I can tell organic coffee from non-organic coffee simply by the way I feel after having had a cup or two of it.

I absolutely do prefer whole loose leaf tea to coffee, though. I love tea. I really want one of those "Make Tea Not War" t-shirts.
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:16 PM
 
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Lot of mixed reviews on it. It may have certain properties to protect against cancers, and since it causes the average person to have a bowel movement, it helps prevent colon cancer. Also, it raises the blood pressure, which isn't bad for a healthy person, because it's like doing cardio, briefly.

However, it can also cause ulcers, addiction, heart attacks, teeth staining, and the longer you use it, the more it actually loses its effect. In fact, many addicted to it think they need a cup of coffee in the morning to "wake up" when in actuality they don't, their body just craves it that bad. This causes many people to become so dependent on it, that they start to drink more and more of it in order to feel any effects. And of course, too much of anything, is no good.

My personal experience of drinking it on and off for 5 years, is that we're better off without it. But not just coffee, but all caffeinated beverages. While caffeine will eventually make you feel unbelievable sluggish, fatigued, tired, and even constipated, when you quit all caffeine, you'll sleep way better, wake up feeling way better, get more normal (and healthy) bowels, and have more energy you didn't know existed in you.

The biggest dilemma, it's just such the perfect drink for a cold morning if you like its taste. Hence why my relationship with it is on and off.
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:41 AM
 
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In women it can also cause cysts in the breast tissues. I experienced that. I started feeling lumps and went to the doctor. He sent me to a specialist. I also had a mammogram. Thankfully no tumors or cancer or anything - just cysts. Doctor said to quit coffee, so I did, and the lumps and cysts went away. As long as I don't drink it, my breasts are fine, but when I start up again (usually in winter or while traveling) I feel them come back, especially the week or so before my period. I know it is the coffee.
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:33 AM
 
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For my body, I think coffee is very good...

The secret to my health and wellness...
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Plattsburgh NY
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So much ado about nothing really. Eat and drink what you like. Everything in moderation. That's what's healthiest for us all. Anything can be abused. Simple really. Here's yet another article on the subject...

Coffee buzz: Study finds java drinkers live longer | Yahoo! Health

...I really enjoy a good 'cuppa jo'.

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Old 05-17-2012, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Is coffee drinking good for you?
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