Making Coffee Out of This World by Jeffrey Dach MD

Making_coffee_out_of_this_world_cup_of_coffee_jeffrey_dachMaking Coffee Out of This World by Jeffrey Dach MD

Natural Medicine in Your Own Kitchen

The very best coffee is made with fresh whole coffee beans, freshly ground and mixed with boiling water in a French Coffee Press.  The most important component is the quality of the coffee beans. And among the very best beans are the Ethiopian Yirgacheffe beans.  These are “out of this world”, and far better than Starbucks coffee.

 Coffee Beans Should Look Like This:
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First Step to Make Coffee:

The first step is to boil water in the kettle. While waiting for the water to boil, get out your French coffee press, and remove the plunger.  Also get out your electric coffee bean grinder.  For my taste, the best coffee right now is the Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, Whole Bean. (more…)

Like Your Coffee? Check Out the Protective Effects of Caffeine

Caffeine

You’ve heard the good and bad about coffee—Dr. Williams gives you the real scoop.
Coffee has been with us a long time. The energizing effect of wild coffee was first used in Ethiopia more than a thousand years ago. The earliest evidence of coffee cultivation was in the 15th century in Yemen. Apparently Sufi monks liked it. The Arabian Peninsula is a very hot desert. Perhaps the Sufis figured out that drinking coffee did more than wake them up—it also granted protection from the sun. Now, scientists are picking up the thread: caffeine has anticancer effects.

Caffeine Protects Against Sun Damage and Cancer

Caffeine in your sunscreen? You’ve likely been putting it on for several years and didn’t know it. Scientists worked out how caffeine protects against certain types of skin cancers, which has already lead to better sunscreens.

Professor of Pharmacy Allan Conney at Rutgers University found that the specific anticancer molecular mechanism involves a gene called ATR (Ataxia telangiectasia and Rad3-related), which is suppressed by caffeine molecules. Apparently, dampening ATR activity promotes apoptosis, or the death of DNA-damaged cells. These findings may lead to new ways of preventing skin cancer. (more…)

New studies reveal caffeinated coffee protects against Alzheimer’s, diabetes, depression and prostate cancer

Recent research suggests that drinking caffeinated coffee daily may protect against developing Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, prostate cancer, depression and more, according to reports from Science Daily. Animal studies at the University of Florida discovered an ingredient in coffee that interacts with caffeine and increases blood levels of granulocyte colony stimulating factor (GCSF), a growth factor that that prevents the production of beta amyloid plaques, which are thought to be the causative factor in Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers reported that daily consumption of caffeniated coffee by middle-aged and elderly individuals markedly lessens the risk of developing the disease. (more…)

caffeine and recovery

Caffeine acts through multiple mechanisms by acting on receptors and channels in the cell membrane as well as acting on calcium and cyclic AMP pathways. The principal mode of action is as an agonist at adenosine receptors in the brain as its structure is similar to adenosine. This results increased activity of dopamine. Caffeine also increases release of acetylcholine in the prefrontal nucleus resulting in increased wakefulness and locomotor activity. Caffeine also increases levels of epinephrine and adrenaline as well as levels of serotonin, resulting n positive changes in mood. (more…)

Post-exercise Caffeine Helps Muscles Refuel

Glycogen, the muscle’s primary fuel source during exercise, is replenished more rapidly when athletes ingest both carbohydrate and caffeine following exhaustive exercise, new research shows. Athletes who ingested caffeine with carbohydrate had 66% more glycogen in their muscles four hours after finishing intense, glycogen-depleting exercise, compared to when they consumed carbohydrate alone, according to the study. (more…)

Memory Impairment In Alzheimer’s Reversed By Caffeine In Mouse Model

Coffee drinkers may have another reason to pour that extra cup. When aged mice bred to develop symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease were given caffeine – the equivalent of five cups of coffee a day – their memory impairment was reversed, report University of South Florida researchers at the Florida Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. (more…)

Power of chocolate

Theobromine, also known as xantheose, is a colorless alkaloid of the cacao plant that is bitter in taste. Theobromine is related to caffeine, but the difference lies in the number of methyl groups. It has three methyl groups, unlike caffeine that has just two methyl groups. The additional methyl group of the theobromine increases its half-life and reduces its clearance from the body so its effects last longer.

Theobromine has similar effects to caffeine, but it does not stimulate the central nervous system and so does not produce the jitters often associated with diet pills. Instead, theobromine promotes muscular relaxation. It induces revivifying or that feel-good effect you get from eating chocolate, thereby proving to be an effective mood stabilizer. And we all know how our moods can shift from one minute to the next when we limit how much we eat. Unlike caffeine, theobromine does not produce the jitters, anxiety, dizziness, or headaches.

So, theobromine puts you into a good mood, but it gets better. It is not a stimulant but it will make you feel energized, providing that much-needed stimulus to work out. Theobromine will improve your circulation and blood flow and can even help with symptoms of PMS. Additionally, theobromine is effective in increasing a sense of alertness, so you don’t feel that crash that you get from fad diets and other dietary supplements.

Drinking Coffee can Help Reduce the Risk of Diabetes

Coffee lovers across the world have been disheartened by all the bad things that coffee is supposed to do. Caffeine, the major culprit in coffee, is said to cause addiction, dehydration, panic attacks and emotional fatigue. Pregnant and lactating mothers are often advised not to drink coffee at all. However all is not lost! Several studies have found that drinking coffee actually helps in fighting heart diseases, headaches, asthma and Parkinson`s disease. New studies have confirmed that coffee can also help reduce diabetes.
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Avoid nutrient thieves

Unknown to many people there are particular substances that when taken into the body actually rob the body of crucial nutrients. These popular substances strip the body of nutrients which set the stage for sickness, disease, and finally death.

Nutrient Thieves

Now let’s look at some of what can be called nutrient thieves….

Antacids rob the body of B complex, vitamins A and C, calcium and phosphorus.

Antibiotics rob the body of B complex, vitamin K and friendly bacteria.
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