Regular or Decaf? Keep The Caffeine…The Chemicals in Decaf Just Might Kill You!

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Altering the state of the natural always comes with consequences.  From taking the fat out of milk to removing the caffeine from a coffee bean, the process behind altering the natural state (and sometimes the chemicals used to accomplish it) might surprise you!

I’m a serious coffee drinker.  I don’t drink gallons of coffee a day, but the few cups that I drink each day are one of my life’s greatest pleasures. A hot cup of coffee doesn’t just satisfy my taste buds, it conjures up a whole lot of memories of times spent with loved ones over a good cup of coffee.  It’s my “comfort food.”

I don’t load my coffee up with artificial flavors and I don’t buy coffee concoctions that I can’t even pronounce.  I LOVE the natural bold flavor of black coffee. I don’t want a fancy drip coffee maker or a “single serving” multi (artificial) flavored coffee option.  I don’t grind my coffee beans and I don’t use a french press.  I prefer an old-fashioned percolator.  The coffee is unbelievable and the sound and smells coming from the percolator make the coffee taste even better!

You wouldn’t catch me with a cup of decaf for all of the money in the world. If coffee works against me one day, and it causes me to lose sleep…I’ll lose the coffee before I’d switch to decaf.   Not only does it seem pointless to drink coffee with no “kick”, but if you’re a black coffee connoisseur like I am, you know how bad black decaf tastes! If  not for the fact that I HATE the taste of decaf, I may have listened to my “health nut” friends who have preached the dangers of regular/caffeinated coffee to me for years!  Boy, do they have a lot to learn about decaf!

Have you ever wondered how they take caffeine out of a coffee bean?  It certainly isn’t grown that way.  The label doesn’t say NON-caffeinated…it says DE-caffeinated. So how does it lose its caffeine?   A Methylene Chloride wash is the most common way used by the coffee industry to decaffeinate beans before they are actually roasted.  That even SOUNDS toxic.  The following description of Methylene Chloride was pulled directly from the OSHA site:   

Methylene Chloride

Methylene chloride, also called dichloromethane, is a volatile, colorless liquid with a chloroform-like odor. Methylene chloride is used in various industrial processes, in many different industries including paint stripping, pharmaceutical manufacturing, paint remover manufacturing, and metal cleaning and degreasing. The most common means of exposure to methylene chloride is inhalation and skin exposure. OSHA considers methylene chloride to be a potential occupational carcinogen.

So…coffee beans are washed in a chemical that is known to cause cancer just to remove the caffeine that some say is bad for your health? Does that make any sense to you?  If it does, I have some oceanfront property in Arizona that I’d like to talk to you about as soon as possible.

Do yourself a favor.  If you don’t want to partake of caffeine, the next time you are asked “Regular or Decaf” just pass on the coffee all together.  That’s the healthiest caffeine-free option when it comes to coffee.

Naturally, your coffee is only as good as the water it’s made with.  If you opt for tap water to make your coffee, you’re already signing up for hundreds of harmful chemicals (some know carcinogens) with the water alone.  Add in a little Methylene chloride and you’re good to go!




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The Next Time You Tip That Bottle…..

tipHave you ever seen a dog drink out of toilet bowl?  The mere thought of it is enough to turn even the strongest stomach!   I’d be willing to bet that if you carefully consider what YOU’RE drinking out of, you’d trade it in for the toilet bowl in a heartbeat.

We spend a lot of time and energy battling the environmental impact associated with the DISPOSING of recycled plastic bottles into our landfills.  Millions and millions of dollars in research has been spent on the study of what these bottles are doing to our planet.  Don’t get me wrong.  I love this planet and I absolutely care about the environmental future for my children and grandchildren, BUT I care a lot more about what they’re doing to US.  The last time I checked,  human life has more value than a tree.  At least it does to some of us.

Even the U.S. government warns us (in politically correct words) about the dangers of drinking out of recycled plastic bottles.  The long-term consequences are deadly and yet; we’ll purchase “spring water” in a toxic bottle and sell ourselves on the good things that we’re doing to be healthy.  Ha!  Now THAT’S good salesmanship.

Here is a quote from  “Reducing Environment Cancer Risk…What Can We Do Now” report provided by the National Institute of Health and presented to the President of the United States in 2009:

Individuals and families have many opportunities to reduce or eliminate chemical exposures.  For example:

  • Filtering home tap or well water can decrease exposure to many known or suspected carcinogens and endocrine-disrupting chemicals.  Unless the home water source is known to be contaminated, it is preferable to use filtered tap water instead of commercially bottled water.

Interesting, huh?  Most Americans are already buying bottled water to AVOID drinking from the tap and yet; the government says (in terms of avoiding cancer) we’re better off drinking the tap than a store-bought bottle of water.

Imagine that.  Municipal water laced with hundreds of chemicals to make sewage potable is safer (in terms of avoiding harmful chemicals and cancer) than commercially bottled water.  Hmm…  That ought to tell you something if you’ll just ponder it for a minute or two.

I have a lifetime solution for healthy (and safe) drinking water and I’m no longer contributing to the plastic bottle pollution problem.

I drink Kangen Water® aka  ionized, alkalized, electrically charged water.  Kangen Water® is considered “medical grade” around the world and it has used in Japanese hospitals and prescribed by their physicians for the past 40 years.  You sure can’t say that about tap or bottled water!  Only THE BEST for my family.

I’ll pass on the toilet bowl but thanks for asking.

How about you?



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Watch Out! You’re Losing Brain Power!

Did you know that if your brain dehydrates by as little as 1% you lose 10% brain capacity?   It’s no wonder that many of us walk around in a fog!

We don’t need to  run a marathon or go days without water to feel the effects of dehydration.  Almost everybody could be clinically categorized as dehydrated.   The number one health complaint these days is lack of energy…that is the first sign that the blood, tissues, and organs are not getting enough water.  Your liver and brain are the least tolerant of the lack of water.  We can’t live without either of them and we can’t live well without both of them functioning properly!

Every time you move any part of your body water is required. That’s why dehydrated people have so many aches and pains. It’s also why so many people look older than they really are.  Dehydrated organs will rob water from the skin in order to function.  Good luck with that expensive anti-aging skin cream!  If you’re dehydrated you’re wasting your time AND your money!  Keep in mind that, under ordinary circumstances,  we expel up to a gallon of water every twenty-four hours.   What do you expect to happen if you don’t replenish your water supply?

NOT ALL WATER IS CREATED EQUAL!   The body needs PURE, FRESH (preferably Kangen) water and lots of it!    In fact, it NEEDS 1/2 of your body weight in ounces of water every single day.  That means that a 100 pound person needs a minimum of 50 ounces of water a day.  I’m willing to bet that you aren’t drinking the amount of water you need!


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Your brain will thank you for it!