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"For instance, the progenitor of all coffee bean trees is from Ethiopia. If the last of these trees died from neglect, the hybrid species would become the ultimate source of coffee beans. But if the hybrid coffee bean trees around the world were then killed by some species-specific disease or agricultural malaise, there would be no original seed to fall back upon. Then, coffee bean trees—not to mention coffee breaks—would become extinct. While coffee is not a matter of life and death, this example of how biology impacts sociology is one that the Earth's inhabitants might do well to ponder."
- Dr Bernard Jenson and Mark Anderson, Empty Harvest (Get the book.)

"Even one sip of coffee, decaf, or a small amount of coffee in ice cream, liqueur, or candy may be sufficient to disturb the treatment in very sensitive patients. Other patients may need to drink several cups of coffee or drink coffee regularly for a period of time to cause their symptoms to return. In some patients, coffee does not interfere. It appears to be a variety of compounds in coffee rather than just the caffeine that creates the problem. Other caffeinated substances, such as black tea and cola drinks, although not considered healthy, do not usually interfere with homeopathic treatment."
- Robert W. Ullman, The Patient's Guide to Homeopathic Medicine (Get the book.)

"Salim told me that there were over two dozen different species enlaced in the ecology of coffee here. Spices such as ginger, cardamom, pepper, cloves, and vanilla wiggled up and around bushes of oranges and limes, guava, papaya, starfruit, banana trees, and a riot of colorful unrecognizable and unpronounceable edibles (nangka, rambutan, nipis, and zurzat—now repeat that three times, fast). There were twice as many intercropped species here as there were in Latin America. Salim showed me why, as he grabbed a handful of moist earth."
- Dean Cycon, Javatrekker: Dispatches From the World of Fair Trade Coffee (Get the book.)

"Representatives of two other companies buying PPKGO coffee (Equal Exchange and Green Mountain) were going to join me on this trip, as neither company had visited these farmers before. Both companies backed out, fearing some sort of retribution from the locals (98 percent Muslim) due to the impending invasion. I knew better. The most populous Muslim nation on earth was also the most religiously tolerant, and Christian, Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist communities lived in relative harmony. I learned this firsthand on my maiden visit to Indonesia in January of 1991."

- Dean Cycon, Javatrekker: Dispatches From the World of Fair Trade Coffee (Get the book.)

"In a clinical trial involving approximately 500 women between the ages of thirty-six and forty-five, women who consumed more than one cup of coffee a day had significantly higher levels of estrogen during the early follicular phase of their menstrual cycle. Those who consumed at least 500 mg of caffeine daily, the equivalent of four or five cups of coffee, had nearly 70 percent more estrogen than women who consumed less than 100 mg of caffeine daily. This is why we recommend that you avoid caffeinated products as much as possible, including coffee, caffeinated teas, and caffeinated sodas."
- C. W. Randolph, M.D., From Belly Fat to Belly FLAT: How Your Hormones Are Adding Inches to Your Waistline and Subtracting Years from Your Life (Get the book.)

"Finally, he picked up the phone, called the bank, found the teller, and asked if they could meet for coffee after work. She agreed. But while they were at the coffee shop, he looked into the eyes of the woman serving the drinks and fell in love with her! I'm sharing this story because for reasons that he didn't understand, this man was compelled to initiate contact with women he honestly believed he had feelings for. In doing so, he was risking everything that he held dear, including his wife, son, and career. What was happening to him?"
- Gregg Braden, The Divine Matrix: Bridging Time, Space, Miracles, and Belief (Get the book.)

"About an hour after you consume a coffee and a doughnut, the "high" wears off and you "need" more coffee and another doughnut. You're on a merry-go-round that is essentially a sugar-rush-and-crash cycle. For some kids (and adults, too) the effects are so notable that what might be thought of as a normal intake of sugar during the day can interfere with study, work, and play for hours in school or anywhere else. Virtually all experts agree that ADD magnifies all the negative effects from sugar and can seriously undermine a child's educational and social life."
- Jay Gordon, The ADD and ADHD Cure: The Natural Way to Treat Hyperactivity and Refocus Your Child (Get the book.)

"Basically, MAF gets the farmers to pay for the fuel and labor, and the farmers end up netting a kina or so, if they are lucky. But this week the farmers weren't so lucky. As they sat on the runway waiting for the planes, the beans continued to ferment. They would shortly be rotten and useless. That's what happened the year before after the great Asian tsunami had hit. Although the floodwaters didn't reach the mountains, the weather patterns that followed brought heavy cloud cover, thunder, lightning, and rain. The nearest roads were rendered impassable and still remained that way."
- Dean Cycon, Javatrekker: Dispatches From the World of Fair Trade Coffee (Get the book.)

"That is why so much coffee flows in the morning. But caffeine is a drug that stays in your body for at least six hours (and for some people a lot longer than that), so ingesting it late in the day can disturb night sleep. Although most people are well aware that caffeine is in coffee, they sometimes forget that it is also in colas and other soft drinks, many teas, and even chocolate. A nice cup of hot cocoa before bed may seem like a relaxing idea, but it could actually keep you awake for hours."
- Benjamin H. Natelson, M.D., Your Symptoms Are Real: What to Do When Your Doctor Says Nothing Is Wrong (Get the book.)

"Some Beverages between Meals Are Okay Clean water is the preferred between-meal beverage, if you are thirsty. coffee or tea may be used in moderation, especially if a little boost is needed to help keep metabolism moving along. It is okay to have these between meals, as long as no sweetener is added and they do not contain calories in the form of milk or chocolate. If you want cream in your coffee, have it with a meal and count the calories. If you want a latte, have it as part of a meal and count the calories. Generally, do not sweeten coffee or tea."
- Byron J. Richards, The Leptin Diet: How Fit Is Your Fat? (Get the book.)

"Not to worry. coffee consumption is safe in this and other studies (Wil-lett et al. 1996). It may even prevent you from being labeled as diabetic (van Dam and Hu 2005). It has been very difficult to pin any blame on coffee or other caffeinated beverages in multiple studies. Even in the Nurses' Health Study, there is no discernible association between habitual caffeine intake and coronary heart disease (Winklemayer et al. 2005). 3. Fiber is good for men's hearts, we are told."
- Nortin M. Hadler MD, Worried Sick: A Prescription for Health in an Overtreated America (Get the book.)

"The crowd smiled and applauded as the Minister continued. "No one will cheat our farmers in Embu anymore. I will guarantee that he pays the highest price!" My jaw dropped! What was the Minister doing? We never agreed to that price. And we weren't the ones ripping off the farmers! Then it hit me—he was setting me up as the fall guy. Now it would be my responsibility not only to pay a higher price, but to take the blame when that money didn't reach the farmers after snaking its way down the corrupt and byzantine channel that I had discovered during this visit."
- Dean Cycon, Javatrekker: Dispatches From the World of Fair Trade Coffee (Get the book.)

"Teflon is manufactured with a chemical known as per-fluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA—as are other nonstick cookware, car parts, flooring, computer chips, phone cables, Stainmaster carpet guard, upholstery, clothing, grease-resistant french fry boxes, and disposable coffee cups like the ones you get at your local coffee shop. PFOA can also now be found in blood samples of 96 percent of people in the United States. It does not break down in the environment and has a half-life of 4.4 years in humans."
- Donna Jackson Nakazawa, The Autoimmune Epidemic (Get the book.)

"Antioxidant cosmeceutical ingredients include vitamins such as B-5 (and its synthetic derivative panthenol), C, E, and nicotinamide; lycopene; polyphenols such as coffeeberry in coffee plant fruit and resveratrol in grapes; genistein, the isoflavone in soy milk and fermented soy; EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate); pycnogenol, an extract of French marine pine bark; grape seed extract; and DMAE, found in cold-water fish, particularly salmon. 6. Tyrosinase Inhibitors."
- Samuel S. Epstein, Randall Fitzgerald, Toxic Beauty: How Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Endanger Your Health . . . And What You Can Do about It (Get the book.)

"Material: Sturdy coffee table or chair with arms 1. Sit on the edge of your coffee table. Place your hands at the edge. 2. Extend your feet in front of you, with your knees slightly bent. 3. Push up with your shoulders and arms until your elbows are fully extended, and slide your buttocks over the edge. 4. Relaxing your shoulders and bending at the elbow, let yourself down about 6 to 10 inches and then push back up until your elbows are extended. 5. Repeat step 4 for 1 minute without stopping. 6. To kick it up a notch, buy an exercise band and work the other elements of your rotator cuff."
- James Dowd and Diane Stafford, The Vitamin D Cure (Get the book.)

"About an hour after you consume a coffee and a doughnut, the "high" wears off and you "need" more coffee and another doughnut. You're on a merry-go-round that is essentially a sugar-rush-and-crash cycle. For some kids (and adults, too) the effects are so notable that what might be thought of as a normal intake of sugar during the day can interfere with study, work, and play for hours in school or anywhere else. Virtually all experts agree that ADD magnifies all the negative effects from sugar and can seriously undermine a child's educational and social life."
- Jay Gordon, The ADD and ADHD Cure: The Natural Way to Treat Hyperactivity and Refocus Your Child (Get the book.)

"Those who consumed at least 500 mg of caffeine daily, the equivalent of four or five cups of coffee, had nearly 70 percent more estrogen than women who consumed less than 100 mg of caffeine daily. This is why we recommend that you avoid caffeinated products as much as possible, including coffee, caffeinated teas, and caffeinated sodas. Alcohol. Estrogen is broken down in the liver. If your liver is diseased or overtaxed, it will be unable to efficiently and effectively break down the estrogen circulating in your body."
- C. W. Randolph, M.D., From Belly Fat to Belly FLAT: How Your Hormones Are Adding Inches to Your Waistline and Subtracting Years from Your Life (Get the book.)

"Dandelion Coffee: When dandelion coffee is used as a substitute for regular coffee, it reportedly imparts a beneficial effect on the whole system, helping the liver and kidneys do their job. It is also considered excellent for preventing the formation of gallstones in persons susceptible to them. Note. In earlier times, dandelion coffee was prepared by roasting the dried roots in the oven and then grinding them for use. Today, however, dandelion coffee has become a commercial product and is available on the market. It is a natural beverage and does not contain caffeine."
- Richard Melvin Lucas, Miracle Medicine Herbs (Reward Books) (Get the book.)

"Most popular beverages—sodas, juices, shakes, and even coffee drinks—are packed with sugars or artificial sweeteners, artificial colors, and other additives. I avoid these beverages and stick with good old-fashioned water, which is calorie, sugar, and additive free. If you want flavor, try adding a slice of lemon or lime or some fresh-cut herbs (mint is delicious). If you do drink juice, look for 100 percent organic fruit juice that has retained its pulp (that's where most of the nutrients are found) and is additive free. You can cut calories and reduce tartness by mixing it with water."
- Deirdre Imus, Growing Up Green: Baby and Child Care: Volume 2 in the Bestselling Green This! Series (Green This!) (Get the book.)

"I left a cup of steaming coffee on the kitchen table and unopened packages under the Christmas tree. One day, I woke up and seriously questioned what I was doing. I liked my job, but I also hated it. After doing some heroics on a heart patient whom we had treated before, I told another doctor that we were barking up the wrong tree. We prescribed drugs and applied different therapies aimed at directly fixing the problem. For the short term, our efforts worked. We were doing all the things we were trained to do but we weren't helping to heal our patients for the long term."
- Stephen Sinatra, M.D. and James C., M.D. Roberts, Reverse Heart Disease Now: Stop Deadly Cardiovascular Plaque Before It's Too Late (Get the book.)

"Every Sunday, Marty used to bring her coffee in bed. This required that he climb the stairs carrying the coffee. Gradually he was having trouble balancing the coffee and was spilling more and more. Marty's wife was concerned that his shunt might have stopped working. She was right. A part of it had become plugged up, and was fixed with a simple operation. Now he is back to normal again. And his wife has invented a new way of following how Marty is doing—the "coffee-carrying index." What Causes Hydrocephalus? The human brain produces about one or two cups of cerebrospinal fluid each day."
- Guy McKhann, and Marilyn Albert, Keep Your Brain Young: The Complete Guide to Physical and Emotional Health and Longevity (Get the book.)

"By most people's standards she's really successful, and yet every time she has to make a decision, anything from whether she should take a cab or the subway, to what kind of coffee table to buy, to whom she should date, she has to consult her friends. She doesn't believe she can make her own decisions. She doesn't feel like the author of her life in some areas even though she clearly has been in other areas. When she's faced with something that feels like a big decision and she can't get someone on the phone to coach her through it, she feels powerless and ends up eating."
- Roger Gould, Shrink Yourself: Break Free from Emotional Eating Forever (Get the book.)

"Jess got so nervous reading it that she made a trip to the kitchen for donuts and coffee before printing it out. She should apply, she knew, but she didn't have the MBA that the announcement called for, and so she wasn't qualified 100 percent. Plus, taking that job would put her in the firing line. She wasn't sure she was up to taking the heat. Did she really want to work that hard? Would she be up to the challenge? For ten days, Jess equivocated, her donut quotient rising to four a day by the end of the application period. She just couldn't seem to get her materials together."

- Roger Gould, Shrink Yourself: Break Free from Emotional Eating Forever (Get the book.)

"Observant readers may, from time to time, have noticed the formation of so-called convection cells, when they have poured cold milk into a cup of hot tea or coffee. This manifests itself as the breaking-up of the surface into a number of lighter (milky) areas separated by darker (tea- or coffee-dominated) borders. A closely related but far more dramatic phenomenon, known as Ray-leigh-Benard convection, has now become a paradigm of self-organization, and we shall shortly be exploring it in some detail."
- Michael Lockwood, The Labyrinth of Time: Introducing the Universe (Get the book.)

"Drink green tea instead of coffee. Avoid fabric softeners or laundry detergents that use nonylphe-nol or octylphenol, which place petrochemicals in contact with your skin. Use natural forms of pest control. Avoid condoms with the spermicide nonoxyl-9, which breaks down into a xenoestrogen. Know Your Symptoms et's talk about how you feel and what symptoms you are having, and the many reasons you may be feeling this way. As you will see, ¦¦¦miii1 symptoms are key. They provide the clues to better understand your underlying imbalances."
- Phuli Cohan, The Natural Hormone Makeover: 10 Steps to Rejuvenate Your Health and Rediscover Your Inner Glow (Get the book.)

"Hot chocolate (8 oz.) coffee, decaf (8 oz.) Pepsi-Cola (8 oz.) Snapple sweet tea (8 oz.) Caffeine content (mg) 80-135 40-60 45 15-20 15 14 2-4 55 12 Alcohol Multiple studies have confirmed that drinking more than two glasses of alcohol per day, whether it's beer, wine, or hard liquor, will increase your risk of breast cancer by roughly 40 percent. The results from a study of more than 150,000 women from around the world have shown that the more alcohol you drink, the greater your risk."

- Phuli Cohan, The Natural Hormone Makeover: 10 Steps to Rejuvenate Your Health and Rediscover Your Inner Glow (Get the book.)

"No studies have shown an increased risk of breast cancer from caffeine, but coffee does have an adverse affect on liver metabolism in general. Chinese medicine teaches that symptoms such as PMS, irritability, headache, and nausea are typically from stagnation or poor flow of energy through the liver meridian, and caffeine and alcohol are often cited as a common cause of liver stagnation. In the West, there is debate in the medical literature about this. Most texts simply take the position that "the cause of fibrocystic breast disease (FBD) remains unclear" and studies have been conflicting."

- Phuli Cohan, The Natural Hormone Makeover: 10 Steps to Rejuvenate Your Health and Rediscover Your Inner Glow (Get the book.)

"Other important causes of intestinal hyperpermeability are: excessive intake of alcohol; taking too much aspirin or ibuprofen; presence of lingering viruses; bowel dysbiosis; drinking too much coffee with meals; and eating foods that are high in chemical additives. A deficiency of stomach acid is also a common cause of food reactions. Many people are low in stomach acid, known as hydrochloric acid, and this deficiency tends to worsen with age. Stomach acid is essential for breaking down foods."
- Kenneth Bock, Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A Disorders (Get the book.)

"If you are eating a well-balanced diet with three to four servings of vegetables and two to three fruit servings daily, and you are drinking green tea in place of coffee, you will probably be well protected. If you are not eating in this way, supplementing antioxidants may be important to reduce your cancer and heart disease risk. But be careful not to take the same multivitamin and/or antioxidants for months or years on end, as this may cause some nutrients to rise to unnatural levels."
- Phuli Cohan, The Natural Hormone Makeover: 10 Steps to Rejuvenate Your Health and Rediscover Your Inner Glow (Get the book.)

"Fixing the Beliefs That Hurt Us In much the same way that skateboarders, musicians, and coffee aficionados have their own lingo to describe their passions, computer programmers have always had a special language that they use in private conversations about their craft. Thanks to high-tech movies of recent years, many of the terms that were once shared only in the privileged inner circles of software "techies" have become commonplace in our lives. We all know what it means, for example, when someone tells us that we have a "bug" in our program, or that our system has "crashed."
- Gregg Braden, The Spontaneous Healing of Belief: Shattering the Paradigm of False Limits (Get the book.)

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