Caffeine is Not Your Friend

A Review of Caffeine Blues – A Book by Stephen Cherniske

(Reviewer is anonymous –Edited/abridged by henrymakow.com)

Okay, I know this article won’t be popular. Most of us are so addicted to caffeine that we don’t want to know about it. I am writing this because when “Caffeine Blues” came out I just knew I had to read it. 
Several years ago I realized  that coffee was much worse than we had been told, because I noticed that I got an arthritic pain  in my wrist within ten to twenty minutes of a cappuccino!
This book didn’t just tell me how bad coffee was – it told me how GOOD I would feel once I was totally caffeine free for two months.For example, I no longer have the drained feeling that I sometimes used to get in the mornings.
Written by Stephen Cherniske,  a Clinical Nutritionist, “Caffeine Blues” is incredibly easy to read, and convincing.  I realized that caffeine does NOT give us energy. In fact, it is a major CAUSE of LACK of energy. 
As Cherniske waded through the tons of information on caffeine, he began to see that consciously or unconsciously nearly every researcher starts from the assumption that caffeine is okay. Why? Probably because they themselves depend on caffeine.
Caffeine is in coffee, black tea, green tea, oolong tea (wu-yi tea), ‘decaffeinated’ coffee and tea, chocolate, colas, chuppa-chups, many sodas, some drugs, most ‘energy’ drinks and guarana.
 A 6 oz cup of:
  • Percolated coffee has about 120 mg of caffeine
  • Black tea has about 70 mg of caffeine
  • Green tea about 35 mg of caffeine
  • Leading colas 45 mg of caffeine
  • Mountain dew 54 mg of caffeine
  • Brewed decaf has 5 mg of caffeine
  • Milk chocolate has 6 mg per ounce
  • Baking chocolate has 35 mg per ounce.
Caffeine is produced by more than eighty species of plants. The reason may well be survival. As it turns out, caffeine is  used by plants as a pesticide.
Caffeine is considered harmless simply because it is so widely used.  Dr William Dement in his book “The Promise of Sleep” said that if caffeine was introduced today, it would not be allowed. 

CAFFEINE LOBBY

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