REFERRING AFFILIATE:

name

Id

DOES YOUR COFFEE OWN YOU?

Surely it would be the drug of choice in 2019? Perhaps it even overtakes alcohol in its insistent addicting and tasty qualities and is cheekier in hiding it’s adverse effects on us. I am not about to tell you not to drink coffee, but instead see if we can look honestly at our daily drink and see if it is affecting our abiIity to stay calm and productive? We drink it because it tastes so good, and we are trying to “do it all”… but what happens when it actually is having the opposite influence?

I will put it out there straight. I LOVE a good coffee. 

I live in Bondi. Perhaps some of the best coffees you can get are in my suburb. And you can get any form you want. Whatever milk, from any organic nut, from any supplier, with a plethora of natural sweeteners, served in the prettiest of ceramic handmade mugs. I love it. 

Since I was an adult I have gone in and out of drinking it. From instant types while working though Asia, to Italian expressos while working in Europe, soy lattes ¾ full and then straight long blacks.  

 Coffee is intertwined in our culture today. 

But so is its partner in crime. Anxiety… and some other side effects we may not be aware of. These are why I dip in and out, sometimes refraining for years at a time. 

 As a naturopath firstly we recognise that not everyone is built the same. We come from different ancestors, who have varied detoxing and digestive systems – literally different genes to break down caffein, and are adapted to a range of foods. We are also born with different consitutions, even when we have the same parents sometimes! Two people can have the same cup of coffee and have two totally different responses – mind and body. 

One person may feel a sense of focus and enjoyment and nothing much else changes. When the caffeine hit wears off, there is no big drop in energy and it’s no biggie. For the other person they may feel like someone injected cocaine into their eyeballs. They get the sweats, diarrhea, the shakes, pulsing heart rate and anxiety bordering on a full-blown panic attack. they will work their way constantly to homeostasis if we remove the obstacles. Nature has a remarkable way of finding balance. Even our bodies, an extension of nature, are incredible in the manner they will work their way constantly to homeostasis if we remove the obstacles. Nature has a remarkable way of finding balance. Even our bodies, an extension of nature, are incredible in the manner they will work their way constantly to homeostasis if we remove the obstacles Nature has a remarkable way of finding balance. Even our bodies, an extension of nature, are incredible in the manner they will work their way constantly to homeostasis if we remove the obstacles