70 Reasons To Quit CAFFEINE Today

  • Caffeine is a psychoactive drug that alters ones state of mind.
  • Caffeine is an alkaloid similar to morphine, nicotine and cocaine.
  • Caffeine has a negative effect on your nervous system.
  • Caffeine doesn’t give you energy – it creates tension which is a false energy.
  • Caffeine ultimately causes fatigue from the strain of the tension.
  • Caffeine stimulates your nervous system and adrenals placing stress on them.
  • The “energy” you receive from caffeine is just a loan from your adrenal and liver, which ultimately is damaging.
  • Caffeine makes you vulnerable to allergies, inflammation, hypertension, infection and fatigue.
  • Caffeine disrupts the normal metabolism of GABA – an important neurotransmitter which helps to relax the body.
  • Caffeine contains a host of extremely toxic compounds that can directly affect your health.
  • Caffeine has been found to often eliminate deep sleep time.
  • Caffeine induced lack of sleep leads to depression.
  • Senior citizens are much more sensitive to caffeine and have greater sleep disturbances.
  • Hypoglycemia is seriously affected by Caffeine as the blood sugar and insulin levels try to stabilize after the wide swing caused by caffeine.
  • Caffeine causes a loss of thiamine and other B-Vitamins essential for energy and well-being.
  • Studies have shown a single cup of Coffee can reduce iron absorption from a meal by as much as 75 percent.
  • Caffeine can damage your immune system.
  • Caffeine directly suppresses melatonin production – directly affecting sleep and immune system quality.
  • Caffeine causes mood and energy swings due to the heavy impact on the blood sugar levels.
  • Caffeine contributes to anxiety, irritability, panic attacks, depression and anger.
  • Caffeine raises the stress hormone Cortisol, thus incurring results such as Stress, Anxiety and Depression.
  • As little as one cup of coffee has been shown to significantly decrease recall and reasoning.
  • Caffeine ingestion is associated with lower academic performance. (Red Bull, Mountain Dew, etc.)
  • Caffeine has been found to be associated with a greater incidence of psychosomatic illnesses.
  • Caffeine causes a remarkable decrease in cerebral blood flow.
  • Caffeine increases your blood pressure.
  • Coffee, even decaf,  is associated with elevated cholesterol.
  • Caffeine can increase the risk of heart rhythm disturbances.
  • Caffeine contributes to magnesium deficiency – leading to Congestive Heart Failure, Heart attack, Hypertension and Stroke.
  • Caffeine contributes to Miscarriages, Birth Defects and possibly Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis can be directly exasperated by caffeine.
  • Caffeine appears to affect blood clotting.
  • Coffee and Tea were both found to decrease the bioavailability of protein.
  • Caffeine pulls water out of the digestive tract leading to constipation.
  • Caffeine reduces the absorption of vital nutrients including potassium, calcium and zinc.
  • Coffee, even Decaf, is directly attributed to heartburn.
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome is exasperated by caffeine.
  • As Caffeine and stress elevate Cortisol it suppresses a number of immune functions.
  • Caffeine produces Neck, Head and Back pain.
  • Migraines can often be directly attributed to caffeine use.
  • Caffeine withdrawal often leads to headaches, fatigue, anxiety, frustration, depression, severe mood changes, muscle pain, nausea and or vomiting.
  • Habitual Caffeine intake keeps blood vessels in the brain constricted.
  • Caffeine has a diuretic effects thus speeding up the aging process with such outward signs as wrinkles and sagging.
  • Caffeine has been shown to inhibit DNA repairs.
  • Caffeine raises blood sugar levels.
  • Sodas, energy drinks and Caffeine products are just as detrimental as drinking coffee.
  • Regular ingestion of caffeine can develop hypoglycemic symptoms.
  • Caffeine directly affects and contributes to ALLERGIES, ASTHMA, FIBROMYALGIA, CHRONIC FATIGUE AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE.
  • Gout has been found to be affected negatively by Caffeine.
  • Caffeine has a direct effect on Glaucoma by increasing intraocular pressure.
  • Women detoxify caffeine much more slowly than men.
  • An hour after caffeine administration female subjects were found to be more sleepy, tired and disorganized.
  • Caffeine was found to produce a decline in memory function for women.
  • Caffeine increases calcium loss and risk of osteoporosis.
  • Caffeine produces short-term mood elevation but contributes to rebound depression.
  • Studies found that in women the amount of calcium lost was directly proportional to the amount of caffeine consumed.
  • Caffeine is directly associated with decreased bone density – often leading to Osteoporosis.
  • Studies have shown that after only 2 weeks off of caffeine women showed significant improvements in calcium status, even while on a low calcium diet.
  • Caffeine consumption, whether tea, coffee or soft drinks – was found in studies to be strongly related to PMS.
  • Studies have found the higher the caffeine consumption in women the worse the PMS symptoms.
  • Research shows that elimination of Caffeine can help reduce both the number of hot flashes and their intensity.
  • Panic Attacks have been shown to have a direct link to Caffeine Consumption.
  • In one study, 82% of women who had Fibrocystic Breast Disease saw complete disappearance of breast lumps when asked to avoid caffeine.
  • It is know that Fibrocystic Breast Disease is a risk factor for Breast Cancer.
  • Studies have found that the amount of Caffeine intake has a direct negative effect on women trying to conceive.
  • Studies have found a direct link between caffeine consumption and miscarriages, low birth rate and birth defects.
  • It has been found that infants have been born with a caffeine addiction.
  • Caffeine has been found to be directly related to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
  • Caffeine addiction is hard to break. If you don’t think you have an addiction try going without any type of caffeine for 90 days.
  • If you want more help on being set free from addiction you can read my testimony at http://jackieosinski.wordpress.com/2012/05/17/how-i-got-set-free-from-caffeine-addiction/

All information taken from Caffeine Blues by Stephen Cherniske, M.S.