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Coffee and the Nasty Effects of Caffeine

Coffee and the Nasty Effects of Caffeine

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Trying to lose weight? Try to kick caffeine. This article will help you learn why you should kick the caffeine and how-to kick the coffee.
Trying to lose weight? Try to kick caffeine. This article will help you learn why you should kick the caffeine and how-to kick the coffee.

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Published by: Donald Shrump on Oct 05, 2010
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Coffee and the nasty effects of caffeine
by Donald Shrump
Have you ever wondered just how exactly coffee works to you make youawake, become energetic, keep you up, and maybe make you more tired.
Caffeine is known medically as trimethylxanthine, and thechemical formula is C8H10N4O2. An 8 oz. cup of coffee containsroughly 100mg of the DRUG caffeine (a central-nervous-system
stimulant). I haven‟t seen anyone drink 8oz. of coffee in a longtime, so let‟s say 200+ mg of caffeine. The 200+ mg of caffeine
when taken out of the coffee and in its other forms is a whitepowder with a bitter taste, which is why most teas and coffees taste bitter. Once youchug down the coffee, the caffeine quickly enters your brain and replaces the adenosinein your nerve receptors. Adenosine is a hormone that binds in the nerves of your brainthat cause you to relax and sleep. Adenosine is why we are usually slow to wake up inthe morning because it slowly unbinds from your nerve endings, especially when you arenot getting enough sleep every night. *Remember our immune system requires 8 hoursof sleep to recover from what we put it through each day we are not eating for ourmetabolic type, stressing about money or work, dealing with energy draining
relationships and just living the „American way of life‟.
So, instead of slowly waking upnaturally, you chug down a sugar filled, low fat milk (basically more sugar, but milk sugar not plant sugar), 24 oz. monster cup of coffee to wake up and excite the nerves inyour brain. The excitation is basically the caffeine drop kicking the adenosine out of thereceptor site, which causes a cascade of hormonal events in your body.
The excitation causes the constriction of arterial walls in your brain (i.e.hypoperfusion). Constant coffee drinkers are aware of this phenomenon whenthey miss a day and get a headache. Your body learns to open or dilate the bloodvessels right around the time you normally drink your coffee that causes theclosing or constriction of the blood vessels. The lack of constriction causes toomuch blood flow to the brain and you feel the increased pressure as a headache.
From the excitation your pituitary gland underneath your brain receives the signfrom the nerves and regulates the release of adrenaline (epinephrine and/ornorepinephrine) from your adrenal glands.
The adrenaline causes the „fight or flight response‟ where your heart rate increases, blood sugar increases from
glycogen stored in your liver, breathing airways open, pupils dilate, blood flowingto your skin and hands decreases, and finally in response to the adrenaline ourhypothalamus causes a release dopamine. Dopamine is the same addictive
 pleasure hormone found in other drugs like cocaine. Since we get a „good‟ feeling
from most coffee experiences we get addicted to the dopamine release fromdrinking coffee.
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So why is this bad?
If you watch TV you have heard about the stress hormone cortisol and its effectsto our body. Well caffeine increases the release of cortisol due to the constantadrenaline activity, which means you may burn extra calories because your heartrate is up, but in the long run you body will store everything you eat as FAT.
Conservation mode is when your intelligent body says, we are stressed let‟s store
energy as fat just in case we don
‟t eat tomorrow, let‟s store the fat right at our gut
and butt.2.
You could end up losing sleep over just one cup of coffee. Above I describedhow 1 cup of coffee has 100mg of caffeine and it kicks out the adenosine in yourbrain that relaxes you to sleep. The half life of caffeine is 6 hours, so by the endof the day you may have 10
20 mg of caffeine binding to adenosine receptorsthat are supposed to relax your mind and body at the end of the day. The caffeineis still bound to the receptors where adenosine is supposed to be causing you notto get sufficient REM sleep cycles in during the night. So a cup every day, ormore, by Friday will lead to far less deep, recuperative sleep and the cyclecontinues until you crash on Sunday afternoon or you get sick.3.
Your GI tract is greatly affected by coffee because coffee causes a release of gastrointestinal hormones which produce a laxative effect. Susceptible people
have „gastrocolonic response‟ of rectosigmoid motor activity, as soon as four 
minutes after drinking coffee. Even modest doses of coffee can have this effect,whether or not the body is ready to dispose of the feces, resulting in loose stools.Studies show that decaffeinated coffee has a similar stimulant effect on the GItract proving that the laxative effect is not necessarily due to the caffeine but thecoffee.4.
Raises your blood pressure and increases your resting pulse. I am sure one of youreading this newsletter has high blood pressure, maybe you need some sleep, lesscoffee and your numbers will go down. I am sure you have heard of elite athleteswith super low heart rates because their cardiopulmonary system is so efficient, orfit. If coffee raises you pulse do you think that makes you more or less efficient.Less efficient tells your body that you are stressed, which increases cortisol andmore fat storage to your gut and butt, awesome.5.
Coffee interferes with iron absorption in your gut, even if you are taken an ironsupplement, which may lead to iron deficiency anemia in women and kids.6.
Studies indicate that the diterpene molecules cafestol and kahweol, found only incoffee beans, putatively raise levels of low-density lipoprotein or LDL in humans.This increase in LDL levels is an indicator that coffee raises cholesterol.7.
Studies indicate that coffee and caffeinate drinks increase our appetite for sugaryfoods, which is the hardest thing to resist if you are trying to lose weight weight.Lose the coffee lose the weight.

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