Caffeine – The Socially Accepted Killer

Here is another great article from a contributing author Here at caffeine withdrawal .org we hope to provide our readers with some of the best information in regards to caffeine addiction and caffeine withdrawal symptoms.

Caffeine and nicotine are two legal and socially domesticated drugs only because they are less toxic when taken in standard quantities. The negative health effects of nicotine and its addictiveness are common knowledge. So why are we so reluctant to show caffeine in the same dim light?

Caffeine and nicotine

Caffeine is present in many foods and drugs — in coffee, tea, energy and soft drinks, candy bars, and over-the-counter cold remedies and analgesics. It is consumed daily by approximately 80% of the world’s population. Small doses of caffeine increase alertness, but there are serious health risks from consuming large quantities and from the long term use of caffeine. [Read more…]

Should You Consume Caffeine to Lose Weight?

People seeking to lose weight are typically anxious to hear about any trick to make weight loss easier. One way to help speed weight loss is to find ways to speed up the metabolism, so that more calories are burned in a day.

Research has shown that caffeine is effective at speeding up the metabolism, so that you burn more calories. According to the Mayo Clinic, caffeine stimulates many body functions, including the heart rate, central nervous system function and metabolism. In addition, caffeine may decrease the appetite short term. So, adding caffeine may be an effective way to jump start weight loss. There are some things to consider, however:

You may see no effect if you’re already a caffeine consumer. If caffeine is already a part of your daily diet, you would likely need very high doses of caffeine to increase your metabolism above the level at which it already functions. However, those who don’t regularly consume caffeine may see some benefit. [Read more…]

Caffeine Blues – Caffeine Withdrawal Anxiety

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Caffeine Blues

By Stephanie Relfe

Okay, I know this article won’t be popular. Most of us are so addicted to Caffeine that we don’t want to know about it. I am writing this because when “Caffeine Blues” by Stephen Cherniske M.S.came out I just knew I had to read it. Several years ago I began to realize that coffee was much worse than we had been told, because I noticed that I got an arthritic pain in my wrist within ten to twenty minutes of a cappuccino! [Read more…]

Minimize caffeine withdrawal symptoms – a caffeine withdrawal treatment?

Three days ago I switched to decaf coffee and tea. This is in response to my realization that I had developed an addiction and the caffeine is overstimulating my pituitary which is presenting in various symptoms. I started with a headache two days ago that will not go away. I’m also feeling generally lethargic and having withdrawal symptoms.

Any suggestions for minimizing these symptoms? How long will this last?

FYI… I am not a soda drinker. I drink lots of water and I eat a whole foods diet. I also exercise daily.

Major caffeine withdrawal after you have been “sober” for months

and you drink one or two cups of caffeinated coffee? I have gotten so sick after drinking a cup of regular coffee or diet soda after being without caffeine for a long time. Any help out there?

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