Monday, 18 February 2013

Coffee / Tea

As a positive they are warming, refreshing, reassuring, comforting, an energy booster, addictive, an excuse to stop when you are forever on the go. Some coffees and teas also contain some antioxidants which can have a positive effect on the health of a heart. Caffeine gives many an immediate boost however this can be a temporary feeling resulting sometimes in a low shortly after or just prior to their second cup. 

For example some people feel they can't do anything until they have had their first cup of coffee or tea in a morning. In fact some individuals aren't worth talking to until they have had their first caffeine intake!  so perhaps caffeine should be considered more of an addiction or a 'drug' - similar to that of nicotine! 

De- caf Coffee and tea have additional chemicals in them which can also make individuals suffer from side effects but for the 'pure caffeine' Coffees and Teas each can have major side effects, which we often put down to something else or 'try' to put down to something else: 

  • Generalized pain (back, stomach, muscles)
  • High blood pressure

  • Ulcers
  • Energy swings 
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Constipation and/or dependence on caffeine for bowel movement

  • Tension or stiffness in the neck, shoulders, hands, legs or stomach
Premenstrual syndrome, menstrual irregularity, camps, sore breasts
Painful/sensitive lumps in breast
  • Inability to sleep 
Raised anxiety levels 
  • Irritability, including inappropriate fits of anger 
Irregular or rapid heartbeat
  • Light-headness/dizziness
  • Waking up feeling tired
  • Anemia
  • Shortness of breath 
Difficulty in concentration 
Ringing in ears
- Coldness in extremities
If you would like to know whether your particular system can cope with coffee and tea or how many cups a day or which brand is best for you feel free to contact us

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