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Topic: Giving up Coffee, Sex, Swearing, Bacon... (10 msgs / 272 lines)
1) From: sci
Give up coffee?
It's a whole Food Group!
And a healthy one at that!
Did anybody ever see this?http://health.usnews.com/usnews/health/articles/070819/27healy.htmShow that one to the "Anti-coffee" nuts in your life. After reading this
research, my mother actually started drinking, no enjoying, caffeinated
coffee again after 20 years of decaf. It does affect us all differently, but
for many it is actually healthy.
It's hilarious Gary that your consciousness actually emerged from an
anesthetic state to protest the anti-coffee warning :-D. Looks like it paid
off too! Better find a BIG cup.
Ivan
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What about sex and swearing?

2) From: Lynne
Ivan -
Glad you posted that! Interesting read - I raise my cup to toast (what
little I have left, lol) my memory, and that of all our members here!
Gary - just read your message - hope your health is fine... and yes, giving
up coffee is horrid.
I did it for about a month. Heck, I gave up food for about 10 days - but it
was that, or emergency surgery, and I figured that would mean nothing for
awhile anyway... don't know if it was the fasting or the two antibiotics I
was taking, but coffee taste AWFUL to me then. Made giving it up easy - I'm
doing much better, but I see a surgeon in September to see if I'm headed for
an operation, still - yuck.
The way I looked at it - I've had enough food and coffee (I don't eat red
meat - or bacon, although bacon is SUCH a temptation...) to last several
lifetimes - if I tell myself it's just temporary, it's easier for me.
Hope all is well!
Lynne
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3) From: raymanowen
For every Piled Higher and drier that cites research among the hydras on the
Mekong River showing the evils of coffee, the Truth will eventually out,
that coffee is "looking more and more like a health drink," according to a
27 July 08  *Parade* article, "Foods To Keep You Healthy," by Dr. Mark
Liponis.
Such things as: "...new research shows coffee may reduce the risk of
diabetes, heart attack, gallstones, Parkinson's disease, kidney stones, and
cirrhosis. One caveat... may lead to thinner bones... simple solution is to
add milk to your coffee," are cited.
Dark chocolate is cited as another good diet factor that "...may reduce the
incidence of blood clots [heart attack, stroke and high blood pressure.]"
Formula 666 kills bacteria, not patient. Formula 665, --4, --3 either got
the patient, or didn't eradicate the bug...
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
Ask Your Doctor Of If It's Right For You-
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4) From: Gary Foster
On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 5:40 AM, Lynne  wrote:
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Honestly, I don't eat much red meat anyway.  I do eat mostly chicken
and pork (with the weight towards chicken).  I used to eat a ton of
fish but started getting a little worried about mercury buildup and
such so I don't eat as much now.  I don't care what my doctor says,
I'm not about to give up coffee OR my homebrew (although I drink both
in moderation).  I will think carefully before I eat the "forbidden"
stuff though and make a conscious decision whether it's worth it or
not.  It's all about moderation, to me,  not abstinence.
I am currently dieting and want to lose another 25 lbs or so.  Middle
age has caught up to me and this doughnut on my waist has to go.  I'm
actually smaller now than I was when I was 30 and played roller
hockey, but then I was solid and when I checked someone they knew
they'd  been checked heh.  Now I'm just kinda puffy around the middle.
Nothing really serious with the medical stuff (I hope) but I do have a
hiatal hernia and GERD (and the acid reflux has resulted in some
ulcers in the lower esophagus).  That needs to be cleared up because,
frankly, it really sucks.  Combine that with losing some weight and
seeing if I still remember how to rollerblade and I just might live a
few years longer and be able to enjoy spending time with my wife that
much more :)
I know how it is with giving up food... this last attack of GERD I had
laid me low and I lost something like 17 lbs in 5 days.  I didn't eat
anything (and could barely drink enough water to keep me out of the
ER) for the whole time.  I really don't want to repeat that, so I
guess it's time to fix it once and for all, even though I hate going
to the doctor.  :)
-- Gary F.
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5) From: golfermd01
Gary,
Tell me about middle age!!! I am a type 2 diabetic, which means I am fortunately not on insulin. Other than when work is crazy (which was nothing horrific last week), I am able to keep my sugar under control. My doctor has limited me to one cup of the good stuff (well, once in awhile I sneak in 2 cups a day, no one's perfect). He said there was evidence that caffeine has an effect on blood sugar. Besides I find the french press brew is so rich that I can't really drink more than a cup. But boy, roasting beans at home has opened my eyes to what good coffee can be. Even none-ideal roasts are light years ahead of anything I can buy at the store!
Dan
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6) From: Sandy Andina
I have GERD too, but taking Protonix at night (and trying not to eat  
any later than 1/2 hr before bedtime) seems to have fixed that.  At  
first, 14 yrs ago after Zantac and Pepcid barely made a dent, the  
beginnings of an ulcer were discovered and it was treated with  
Prilosec (before it went OTC) and a 10-day course of Cipro (before I  
became allergic to it). Then I switched to Prevacid because those were  
the samples my husband would get, and it seemed to work better. Then I  
went to see a singer-specific ENT because I didn't like the "foggy"  
tired quality to my voice (was referred by the teacher I'd sought out  
to correct the problem). He diagnosed a bowed vocal fold partly caused  
by erosion from GERD. He switched me to Protonix (it's not protein- 
bound so it doesn't matter when you take it in relation to eating) and  
had me take it at bedtime so my vocal folds weren't being pickled in  
stomach acid all night. Seems to work. I chew a Tums EX every day too  
as my calcium supplement (1000 mg.).
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7) From: Rich
I also am a Tp-II, and its not the caffeine, its the 0.49 gram of 
carbohydrate that is in the average 12 oz cup of brewed coffee.  As the 
0.49 gm is less than 0.5 gm. they round it off to 0 in the charts.
golfermd01 wrote:
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 >But boy, roasting beans at home has opened my eyes to what good coffee 
can be. Even none-ideal roasts
 >are light years ahead of anything I can buy at the store!
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8) From: Tom Ulmer
Sorry for your loss...
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9) From: Jamie Dolan
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Seriously you can have all the coffee you want.  It does not cause the
GERD problems.  If you cut your carbs down to less than 40 grams a day
within about 10 days your gerd will be gone.  This also resolves most
diabetes related problems, but takes a little longer.
Coffee isn't the problem carbs are.  I say that from personal
experiance & lots of experiance with others that have seen the same.
I often get into the 8 double shot a day range, and only have the gerd
problems if I get my carbs too high.
Jamie
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10) From: Rich
Jamie is spot on here.  This correct information that he has provided.
Jamie Dolan wrote:
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