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Squirrel
Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 4:01am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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OK I'm not supposed to have coffee. I know that.

2 days ago I went out with some friends from the "surely a little bit won't do any harm" school of thinking. I got roped in, thought "what the heck? I haven't had coffee for 6 months, let's try a decaf..."

Very interesting. You know that feeling you get just before you go down with the flu? Sort of mildly achey, unco-ordinated, not quite a headache yet but give it an hour or so and it'll develop into one, woozy and tired but sort of jumpy knowing that there's so much to do - I can't get sick.

Well that hit me between the first and second sip. And it lasted for 5 hours. For exactly 5 hours I was really working hard at functioning, communicating, just being alive. Then I suddenly sat up as though someone had wiped a cool wash-cloth across my brain, and my body, mind and soul started working again.

I was still with the same group of friends. Now they (and I) had it proved that with some things a little bit can do some harm. Next time I think "what the heck?" to a coffee, please someone just prod me and whisper "5 hours" in my ear....?


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wow!! that's quite a testimony for not drinking coffee!! It could also be in how the coffee was decaffinated. Some ways are not so 'pleasant'.
I had to finally give it up because it was really messing w/ my blood sugar. I still miss it, but it's an occasional treat. It doesn't affect me like it does you. Don't know if that's good or bad.    Well, yeah, I really do know, but I'm going to play like I don't



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You're bang on about the nasty ways they can decaffeinate. I had to dither over the unknown decaf nasties versus my known caffeine sensitivity, and the decaf won.

If I had had the full zing version I would have had all the same symptoms except that in addition to being bone-tired, my body (and my mouth ) would have gone into overdrive and I wouldn't have slept that night. I might also have lost a few friends!

Back to the green tea and mate. Mmmmm. Peace.

I'm intrigued - how does coffee mess with blood sugar? You didn't have sugar in it?


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coffee, even decaf,  can raise your catecholimine hormone levels (adrenaline, non adrenaline) and if they get too high, hypoglycemic (either you fall asleep or you feel like a walking corpse) symptoms can can occur. Exercising can alleviate some of these symptoms but get off the coffee. Also coffee screws with your adrenal glands which for O Hunter's increases stress levels


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The last cup of coffee that I had made me feel like I had been poisoned.  



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The last cup of coffee that I had made me feel like I had been poisoned.  
That's what my husband said the last time he over-did the red wine   But he probably had...

Yes I've noticed that exercise makes me feel better after coffee, but I SO don't feel like doing it. Thanks for the input!



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I can't tolerate coffee either & don't like it.
But I was very pleased to see that 2 of the A genotypes have coffee as a beneficial. They have to walk a mine field in our meat & potatoes culture. At least they can enjoy the national addiction without worry! Yay!!
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Quoted from mikeo
coffee, even decaf,  can raise your catecholimine hormone levels (adrenaline, non adrenaline) and if they get too high, hypoglycemic (either you fall asleep or you feel like a walking corpse) symptoms can can occur. Exercising can alleviate some of these symptoms but get off the coffee. Also coffee screws with your adrenal glands which for O Hunter's increases stress levels


yeah, what he said.      I did have agave in it, but even if I hadn't, it wouldn't have made a difference. I used to eat other sweets and didn't get the hypoglycemic effect. I knew it was the coffee, so..............

Another thing..question really....I know microwaves are not our friend, but......if trying to get off coffee or just add a little green tea to the diet w/o the taste, per se, will microwaving the coffee/green tea concoction ruin the good effects of the green tea? I know it will some, but to what degree?




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I love coffee, and I believe coffee loves me.  I feel pretty good after having a cup of coffee.  for me, it actually relaxes me.  If I have a cup of coffee in late afternoon I try to have the decaf, but I seriously don't think it matters.  I found even with regular coffee, if I have a cup after supper I get so relaxed that I tend to doze off, and  sleep very well for the night.
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Coffee is the 1 thing I have yet to give up.  I know it is a major sabotage, especially when it is the first thing I do in the morning.

I love my coffee.  For a great while I had managed to have my 2 cups in the morning while getting ready for work.  I truely enjoy my teas.  Most especially the ones that loving Isa had sent to me!!

Then it got cold outside, and I was falling back into the "have to have coffee when I get home" ritual.

Unfortunately I find coffee to be a "comfort food".  It has a great connection to growing up and my mother.  My evening ritual of coffee seems to help rid myself of missing my family.  I have made 2 trips home in 2 months now.

Now it is time to put away such silly things.
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have you tried yerba mate yet?


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Quoted from Becky
Coffee is the 1 thing I have yet to give up.I truely enjoy my teas.Now it is time to put away such silly things.


Becky, when you find something compliant that fills your coffee need, please do post. I've tried everything under the sun w/ no success. Coffee subs usually have avoids or taste like ick. Teas don't cut it for me either........none of them and I've tried everything under the sun. Hopefully you will be more successful. Maybe it will take some creativity, tho I have mixed and matched many teas together. There's an answer somewhere, I just know there is.  



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Don't get me wrong, I love tea...but it is not coffee.
I have yet to find anything to replace it, and I long for it when I know our trip to France is coming.  First thing off the airplane I look for some coffee!!!

Lola, what is yerba mate?  Don't believe I know this one.
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