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Topic: 6 cups a day may keep diabetes away (9 msgs / 234 lines)
1) From: Robert Hayes
Just saw this on the late news and found a couple of links.
Coffee consumption may reduce the risk of developing  type 2 diabetes.
How many six-cuppers do we have on the forum and how's
your blood glucose level?
URL: 
sfgate.com/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2004/01/05/national1709EST0663.DTLhttp://www.annals.org/cgi/content/abstract/140/1/1Good health and good coffee in 2004
Bob Hayes
San Francisco
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2) From: Gene Smith
Thanks for the interesting URL, Bob.  Not sure I can take full advantage of
this news.  One of the things that got me into better coffee was discovering
that my high (more than 6 cups) coffee consumption was giving me panic
attacks.  Well, let me be a bit more scientific...what I discovered was that
when I greatly reduced my coffee consumption, the panic attacks went away -
though I did manage to induce them on a couple of occasions when I
overindulged again.
So I decided that if I couldn't handle coffee by the gallon any more (this
started in my late 30s) I would concentrate on flavor/taste...which has led
me down the slippery slope that brought me to this list.  I certainly don't
feel any loss for the thousands of gallons of ruined water that I have
missed running through my system since turning in this direction.
Giving up coffee, of course, was never a serious alternative.
Gene Smith
riding the wild learning curve in Houston
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3) From: AlChemist John
Sometime around 00:32 1/6/2004, Robert Hayes typed:
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I am a literal 6 cupper.  3 pint mugs in the morning.  And my glucose 
regulation is wonderful.  Every time I have ever had it tested it has been 
between 80-100 and I am a two meal a day person.  So it is "fasting" 
(excluding coffee) from 7 pm to 1 pm every day, with no low blood sugar 
(i.e. it regulates just fine).
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4) From: Kevin Flack
I hear you Gene, I just found out that I have the same problem with too much caffine and panic attacks.
--- "Gene Smith"  wrote:
Thanks for the interesting URL, Bob.  Not sure I can take full advantage of
this news.  One of the things that got me into better coffee was discovering
that my high (more than 6 cups) coffee consumption was giving me panic
attacks.  Well, let me be a bit more scientific...what I discovered was that
when I greatly reduced my coffee consumption, the panic attacks went away -
though I did manage to induce them on a couple of occasions when I
overindulged again.
So I decided that if I couldn't handle coffee by the gallon any more (this
started in my late 30s) I would concentrate on flavor/taste...which has led
me down the slippery slope that brought me to this list.  I certainly don't
feel any loss for the thousands of gallons of ruined water that I have
missed running through my system since turning in this direction.
Giving up coffee, of course, was never a serious alternative.
Gene Smith
riding the wild learning curve in Houston
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5) From: peter zulkowski
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So Coffee is what causes panic attacks? I never put it together, but I 
had to cut down so I can sleep better, and so my stomach stays intact.
Maybe the panic thing is another benefit for me :)
But I am on the same slippery slope you are Gene, looking for the 
perfect cup.
Oooooo, My new MM came today, and I left it set on 6 where it was when I 
unpacked it, to grind some Ethiopian Harrar decaf.
The coffee is meaty, meaning it feels thick. Running through the nylon 
filter of the Melitta Mill n brew is lots of way too fine grounds. Thick 
at the bottom of the pot also  :)
Need to back it off more for drip. Yummy coffee though :)
Whata machina!!!
PeterZ
Still sliding down the slope, here in LHC
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6) From: John Cramer
I drink 8 8-ounce cups per day, so maybe I'm immunizing
myself.
John
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7) From: Ed Needham
Coffee doesn't 'cause' panic attacks, but if one is prone to panic attacks,
any excessive stimulant will make it worse.
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Ed Needham
To Absurdity and Beyond!
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8) From: Gene Smith
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attacks,
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Technically, Ed's quite right...in the same sense that falling out out a
window on the 27th floor doesn't 'cause' death - it's all that nasty
deceleration right at the end of a stimulating trip.  And it's probably
really (at least, mostly) the caffeine and not coffee, per se, that causes
the problem.  But as far as stimulation goes (ignoring current televsion
offerings) I think coffee if way ahead of whatever is in 2nd place in the
Most Popular Excessive Stimulants Dept., and so, worth looking into if you
have any difficulties in that area.
In my case at least, while the coffee may not have 'caused' the panic
attacks, cutting back on the amount of coffee I was consuming definitely
'cured' the panic attacks.  And for those who have never had one, the term
'panic attack' conveys the reality of the experience about like 'minor
unpleasantry' sums up the Civil War.
For me, concentrating on quality instead of quantity in my coffee drinking
was a viable solution...and, like a lot of quality over quantity tradeoffs,
provides a much more enjoyable experience.
Gene Smith
riding the wild learning curve in Houston

9) From: Ed Needham
I have provided therapeutic services to quite a few who suffer from panic
attacks.  Reducing caffeine and stimulants are definitely first line
treatment, as well as lifestyle changes and addressing old trauma based
issues and stressors that can sometimes trigger the attacks.  Medication is
also effective for some.
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Ed Needham (a therapist in my 'other' life)
To Absurdity and Beyond!
homeroaster ... d.o.t ... com
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