Caffeine "Amazingly Protective" for the Liver

Many studies are pointing to the power of caffeine to ward off liver disease. “Researchers discovered that coffee drinkers had lower levels of liver enzymes,” commented Dr. Sanjiv Chopra, hepatologist and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.  “Since then, many studies have shown that coffee is amazingly protective for the liver.”

Caffeine: Unexplored Source of Pharmacological Treasures

Caffeine evolved to protect plants from microbes and other pests.  Therefore, in nature, caffeine is an insecticide.  It is added to soil as an insecticide by gardeners around the world today.  However, by some uncanny, fortuitous twist of fate, it turns out that this insecticide can improve your health, protect you against a slew of serious diseases, […]

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Lies About Red Bull's Caffeine Content

Just a quick note to comment again on the way caffeine paranoia drives even reputable publications to spout misinformation about so-called “energy drinks.”  USA Today ran a story on March 17, 2011, stating that, “An 8.3-ounce can of Red Bull has as much caffeine as a cup of coffee.” In fact, an 8.3 ounce can […]

Caffeine: A Powerful Treatment for Migraine Headaches

As has been known to physicians for nearly 500 years, caffeine has a special power to relieve migraine headaches.  Coffee was one of the earliest pharmacological remedies used against migraines, and caffeine has been a therapeutic ingredient in some modern migraine medicines for decades.    In the 1970’s the theory arose that caffeine alleviates migraines by […]

Caffeine Paranoia Generates Four Loko Law Suit

The parents of John “Bo” Donald Rupp, III, a 15 year old boy, have instituted a suit against Phusion Projects, maker of Four Loko, for their son’s September 26, 2010 death.   The minor who died had acquired the drink illegally, as Four Loko was not sold legally to minors.  The unfortunate kid had consumed […]

Prostate Cancer Risk Cut Dramatically by Coffee

Drinking coffee reduces the risk of prostate cancer, according to a study by Harvard University researchers that was funded by the National Institute of Health and the Prostate Cancer Foundation and reported in the May 17, 2011 online issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The study of nearly 50,000 American men found that those who […]

Clever Coffee Dripper — New Coffee Brewing Technology

A manual drip cone is a serviceable way of brewing coffeee.  Now an inventor has devised a new sort of drip cone that combines the ease of use of drip brewing with some of the long extraction of French press brewing.  The device to make this coffee is called the Clever Coffee Dripper. The secret […]

A Useless CD to Fight Caffeine "Addiction"

Like many other benign drugs, caffeine does cause a metabolic dependence.  That means that, if you are using substantial amounts regularly, you may experience some discomfort if you stop using it suddenly.  However, a metabolic dependence and an addiction are not the same thing!  As we’ve explained in other posts, physicians and addiction scientists have […]

Caffeine in Coffee Prevents Breast Cancer among Postmenopausal Women

New research indicates that the caffeine in coffee decreases the likelihood that postmenopausal women will develop breast cancer.  Previous research has established that the caffeine in coffee fends off type 2 diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, asthma, gallstones, Parkinson’s disease, and liver cancer and may also offer protection against skin cancer. A study published in the journal Breast Cancer […]