occur as part of the letdown after the stimulant effects of caffeine wears off. It may alsoappear during the recovery period after quitting caffeine while the brain's chemistry isreadjusted. Caffeine rather than increasing mental activity actually decreases blood flow tothe brain by as much as 30% and negatively effects memory and mental performance.
Blood Sugar Swings
Diabetics and hypoglycemics should avoid caffeine because it stimulates a temporary surgein blood sugar which is then followed by an overproduction of insulin that causes a bloodsugar crash within hours. If you're trying to lose weight, this rollercoaster will actually causeweight gain since insulin's message to the body is to store excess sugar as fat.
Many people experience a burning sensation in their stomach after drinking coffee becausecoffee increases the secretion of hydrochloric acid leading to an increased risk for ulcers.Coffee, including decaf, reduces the pressure on the valve between the esophagus and thestomach so that the highly acidic contents of the stomach pass up to the esophagus leadingto heartburn and gastro-esophageal reflux disease. With America 's high consumption of coffee, it's no wonder the best selling over-the-counter drugs are the so-called antacids.
Caffeine inhibits the absorption of some nutrients and causes the urinary excretion of calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and trace minerals, all essential elements necessaryfor good health.
Male Health ProblemsMale Health Issues:
Coffee is an irritant to the urinary tract and bladder. It is also a diureticthat aggravates conditions associated with frequent urination. Eliminating coffee andcaffeine often relieves symptoms associated with frequent urination due to enlargedprostate glands.Dr. Milton Krisiloff, M.D. has found that in the majority of cases, men can significantlyreduce their risk for urinary and prostate problems by making dietary changes that includeeliminating coffee and other caffeine drinks.
Female Health Problems
Fibrocystic breast disease, PMS, osteoporosis, infertility problems, miscarriage, low birthweight infants, and menopausal problems such as hot flashes are all exacerbated bycaffeine consumption. Women on birth control pills are particularly at risk since they have adecreased ability to detoxify caffeine.
Caffeine consumption leads to eventual adrenal exhaustion which can leave you vulnerableto a variety of health disorders related to inflammation, autoimmunity, and fatigue.
Many people find in their forties that they can no longer tolerate the same level of caffeineconsumption as they could in their twenties and thirties. The production of DHEA,