Adrenaline

Caffeine stimulates the production of adrenaline, one of the hormones secreted by the adrenal glands to help us in ‘fight or flight’ situations. Our adrenals evolved to give us extra strength and alertness needed to escape a danger, and fortunatley we don’t often need that much adrenaline any more. Like sugar, coffee constantly stimulates the production of adrenaline, putting excessive wear and tear on the adrenal glands.

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Coffee and procrastination

In this video Kaitlyn Ernst gives a speech connecting caffeine consumption with procrastination. A recent poll (unsourced) suggested that 85-95% of American students procrastinate.

Breaking through the misinformation

MSNBC attempts to break through the preconceptions, assumptions, hearsay and misinformation on a whole range of health issues, and is somewhat realistic about how inconclusive the effects of caffeine are. That said, some effects are without question, as the quote below highlights. There’s no question that caffeine is a powerful psychoactive drug.  We use it […]

How coffee causes exhaustion, fatigue and addiction

Naturalnews give a great account of the rollercoaster we put ourselves through each day we start with caffeine. There’s some great additions from Stephen Cherniske, author of Caffeine Blues. Caffeine Blues: Wake Up to the Hidden Dangers of America’s #1 Drug Just a few hours after consumption, when the artificial high dies down, many people […]

Why does caffeine make me sleepy?

Coffee is traditionally thought of as a pick-me-up, but many people find that it can actually make them feel tired. Caffeine seems to affect people in different ways, but overall there are 3 main reasons this happens. 1 – It messes with your adrenal glands Caffeine stimulates the adrenal glands to release adrenalin, the ‘flight […]