Welcome to the second episode of my Healthy Mistakes series: the mistakes that I used to make in the name of health. I used to believe that consuming coffee, raw cacao and matcha was very healthy until I learned from the Medical Medium that
Caffeine has two effects that can impact your health negatively.
One, it chronically dehydrates the body. Two, it prompts the adrenal glands to pump unnecessary levels of adrenaline, eroding our brain, liver, and kidneys.
Caffeine gives the adrenals a sense of unnecessary fight or flight which is what we need when dealing with stress. It’s the release of life-saving hormones from the adrenals in order for us to think or act fast for survival.
When we consume caffeine, it creates a boy-who-cried-wolf situation that drains us of our vitality. If you’re consuming caffeine, you’re telling your body that there’s a crisis the whole time. That can create a numbness. When a real crisis comes, we may not respond appropriately.
Adrenaline is highly toxic because it’s acidic and corrosive to the nervous system and organs. Over time, adrenaline weakens the liver that sponges up the adrenaline to protect us.
As a result, consumption of caffeine products, such as tea, coffee, chocolate or energy drinks cause chronic dehydration, hair loss, nutrient deficiencies, accelerated aging, weight gain, kidney stones and adrenal fatigue.
Caffeine addiction leads to psychological conditions like, brain fog, problems concentrating, fatigue, headaches, insomnia, anxiousness and sadness. Caffeine is a toxin that prompts your body to pee it out. Along with caffeine, we also lose minerals, phytochemical, enzymes, and antioxidants. This chronic dehydration and flushing of important nutrients can lead to early ageing.
Getting off caffeine can be a struggle for so many people. Luckily, the following tools may help heal caffeine withdrawal:
We can restore neurotransmitters and neurones with electrolytes and trace minerals. For the first week, incorporate sixty ounces of coconut water a day; or consume sixteen to thirty-two ounces of celery juice twice a day. Consume two mangos a day for the glucose that refills depleted glycogen storage banks in the brain.
Consuming thirty-two ounces of lemon water twice a day for two weeks, works wonders for hydration. Lemon water is also living water that can flush out years of caffeine accumulated in the body.
Lemon balm calms the nervous system, aiding in the anxiety and depression that can come when getting off of caffeine.
Also, have you also heard of coffee enema that was supposed to detox the liver? Well that was another mistake that I used to make. Apparently, the caffeine goes straight to your heart without being filtered by the digestive process. Using plain filtered water is perfectly fine for an enema.