Coffee is the no. 2 beverage we drink in copious quantities and whereas alcohol is known to relax us after a stressful day, coffee is used to stimulate us and give us energy to ‘face our day’. So in essence coffee is the ‘upper’ and alcohol the ‘downer’ that we use to make our existence tolerable.
Research tells us that coffee is rich in polyphenols, plant compounds, which may have a protective antioxidant effect. It may increase energy and performance, longevity, boost metabolism improve blood sugar balance and even support brain function.
However, much of this is based the raw coffee ‘berry’ before it is processed. The pulping, drying, hulling, polishing, milling, roasting, grinding, (decaffeinating), packing, shipping processes all remove the natural synergy a raw coffee berry would have on human biology and diminish the assimilation in our body.
Little is reported about the fact that caffeine is an alkaloid which the plant uses to kill bugs which eat its seeds (birds, mice etc). The coffee plant also uses caffeine to kill surrounding plants so the coffee plant can attain more sunlight and grow larger. Caffeine is a pesticide which causes genetic termination in living cells that come into contact with it.
- MRI images taken before and after a single cup of coffee show a decrease in blood flow to the brain by 40%
- Other MRI studies of chronic coffee drinkers demonstrate a degradation of their brains similar to chronic alcoholics, cigarette smokers, Parkinson’s patients and marijuana users
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The diet industry heralds black coffee as a great metabolism booster, when in reality coffee causes an urge to move one’s bowels in an attempt to eliminate the poison from its system. Because coffee is a stimulant it keeps people in the sympathetic response mechanism, ’fight or flight’, over stimulating the adrenal glands and interfering with sleep, digestion and normal hormone behaviour. For more ideas on how to improve your metabolism, to lose weight, you could consult a Wellbeing Coach.
It only takes 1 coffee to activate the fight and flight response for 3 consecutive weeks. When in ‘fight or flight’ response the body lowers the IQ centres of the brain which control aggression, violence, irrational and illogical decision making, jealousy, rage, anger fear and paranoia.
When coffee (caffeine) is consumed, the limbic part of the brain is hyper-activated and the higher learning centers of the mind inhibited. The limbic part of the brain is only concerned with sex, reproduction, protection of territory, food acquisition, and personal safety.
With the incidence of Alzheimers increasing dramatically in women, and Parkinson’s disease in men, it is worth considering what the ongoing effect of a daily cup of coffee could be having on your future mental health. Access Bars is a gentle energy release technique which has helped thousands of people achieve more clarity, peace and connection.
Safer alternatives to drinking coffee are turmeric latte with nut milk or herbal teas (which contain real plant/herbs vs the black tea with flavourings versions).
Author – Craig Upton
Craig Upton supports UK businesses by increasing sales growth using various revenue streams online. Creating strategic partnerships and keen focus to detail, Craig equips websites with the right tools to increase traffic. Craig is also the CEO of iCONQUER, a UK based company and has been working in the digital marketing arena for over a decade. A trusted SEO consultant and trainer, Craig has worked with British brands such as FT.com, DJKit, UK Property Finance, Serimax and also supported UK doctors, solicitors, builders, jewellers, to mention a few, gain more exposure online. Craig has gained a wealth of knowledge within the digital marketing space and is committed to creating new opportunities working with UK companies.