Caffeine is a commonly used neurostimulant that also produces cerebral vasoconstriction by antagonizing adenosine receptors. Chronic caffeine use results in an adaptation of the vascular adenosine receptor system presumably to compensate for the vasoconstrictive effects of caffeine.-
Adenine is one of the four major DNA amino acid nucleotides that control every cell of your body. This is huge. Coffee is directly affecting our DNA and we love it. If there is no coffee in heaven, I’m not sure I want to go.
Caffeine shrinks and tightens the blood vessels, it doesn’t open or dilate them. It does it throughout your body, especially your brain. It does so by constricting the vascular adenosine receptors in the body.
Two days ago I realized my caffeine intake was out of control. Mind you, in the midst of this I ate very healthy, love veggies and salads, red potato and salmon, eggs, whole grains, brown rice, juice blends with low sugar, lots of herbs and supplements. I don’t smoke and I rarely drink, just socially. I’m mystified by people I know craving alcohol and reporting to me their socially popular abuse of it. I also work out with barbells 3 times a week and do Total Gym on one day. Cardio is added in as walking. All I do is work and be good. It gets boring until I start writing.
My entire life, up to two years ago, I was a sugar addict, mostly baking which is synonymous with love in my family. I kicked it. I rarely crave sugar anymore and the smell of yeast baking now makes me feel a bit nauseated.
Back to the caffeine. What the heck was going on? Starbucks was becoming my guilty indulgence, like a carnival and I was buying ever-larger iced espresso…VENTI size. Good god. I took it up to my office and got more of this…blogging done, publishing my new book, fixing the errors Amazon so diligently pointed out and that’s what I was using it for. With breakfast, I had an espresso!
It’s a bit grueling being a writer but I adore it. It needs to be my retirement income and I want to retire from healthcare. I calculated I’ve worked on at least 22,000 people over 22 years in my holistic office. Now I’m going on 23 years which is my son’s age.
I’m bored. I abused coffee because I’m bored, but the thought of leaving this profession when I’m the only gig in town working at my level causes guilt for me. There was a big exodus in bodyworkers with Covid. No way was that going to stop me and it did not. I got busier. Mind you, I empower, teach and am firm with my patients to take care of themselves. Some do and some don’t. I need to train an apprentice right? I’m very dedicated to helping people but it needs to shift.
They are lying to us about caffeine I suppose to keep coffee sales and sick-care profit up. Just last week I heard a doctor say that 3 cups of coffee a day is good for the brains of people over 50. He was saying what I wanted to hear, not what was correct and I figured it out.
My caffeine addiction was causing;
- Inflammation throughout my body
- Constriction of blood vessels throughout the body and the brain. Vasoconstriction.
- Poor sleep
- Frequent urination at night. By the way I’m totally hydrated and drink 80 ounces of water daily. I chug it. But coffee is a diuretic and made it worse.
- Daily fatigue which is adrenal fatigue. No verve.
- Post menopausal urethritis
- Brain fog if I didn’t have some caffeine and a mild headache.
- CNS effect now that I’m off. Weird pain in my legs or mild neuropathy. Caffeine directly acts on our nerves. That’s huge.
All of that is leaving after only two days off of it but I need more rest to recover from what I did to myself. My sleep is 100% better.
Treatment during withdrawal is rest, peppermint, an ice pack for headache, hydration, probiotic with cranberry, a high dose, anti-inflammatory Chinese herbs, and Lutein eye/brain supplement.
Caffeine, alcohol, and sugar will kill you and cause most diseases. Add no-brainer cigarettes to that and it rises. Yet they are so socially acceptable to abuse. Why isn’t it the fashion to be energetic, happy, and healthy? Because then you’re not crucifying yourself on the social cross of suffering that’s supposed to make life better for everyone? Not. The belief is that if we all suffered together in self-abuse it will help? How is that even a tad rational? It’s not. It’s societal programming.
I posted on here a few weeks ago about the fact that the thinner I get the more female patients I lose. In a dysfunctional society, if you are thriving because of your own good choices and everyone else is dying or suffering, the jealous haters come out of the woodwork. It’s fine and rolls off my back. I don’t care. It’s their problem.
The remedy to suffering or boredom (which is suffering for me) is not to drug it or deny it but to stop doing it and do something different. But if you are wise enough to do that you will lose most of your so-called friends and family who are committed to the suffering addictive social order. So be it. Life on earth can be grand when this phase of lies and secrets comes to an end. I hope it happens soon.