Sunday–26Aug18

I am an insomniac……constant pain keeps me awake and on the computer….plus I do drink a lot of coffee….remember a for years ago coffee was the leading cause of liver ailments?  Then another report comes out and tells me that coffee has no bad side effects when drank in moderation….and the tug of war goes on…..Is coffee good for you? Well, if you’re reading this article with your phone in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other, we have some fantastic scientific news for you about the potential health benefits of coffee.

Researchers funded by the American Heart Association and the University of Colorado School of Medicine say they’ve uncovered an association between increased coffee consumption and better heart health.

In fact, the link was so strong that for every additional cup of coffee people drank, their risk of suffering heart failure or stroke went down 8 percent, compared to non-coffee drinkers. Here’s the study, the context, what it tells us–and where more research is needed.  https://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/love-coffee-science-just-gave-you-a-really-healthy-reason-to-have-another-cup.html

If that news does not appeal to you maybe this one will…..

It’s eight in the morning and you can barely keep your eyes open, much less engage in the activities that constitute productive participation in the glorious neoliberal machinery of our economy. Maybe it’s because of the sleep you gave up to spend hours gazing through a rectangular portal into a glowing, bottomless pit you were lured into by the entrails of your own teased apart tastes and beliefs, or because you slept on your friend’s waveform of a sofa while your slightly cooler-than-you-can-afford apartment played host to European Airbnb users.

https://www.eater.com/2016/6/8/11883828/dont-drink-coffee-single-origin-beans-aeropress-starbucks

There is always more research needed…is that for accuracy or for the extension of grant money?

I like coffee….black no sugar…..like eggs I shall continue my life long relationship…..

How is your day going so far?

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24 thoughts on “Sunday–26Aug18

  1. I gave up on ‘real’ coffee around 10 years ago, as it started to irritate my stomach. I now drink a strong blend instant coffee, and add a little milk. But only up until midday, and after that, I don’t touch any.
    I doubt all the medical guff is correct, either way. They change their mind as often as I change my boxer shorts. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. I used to drink 2 pots a day and my stomach acted up. I just switched to decaf and all went well. After a while I went back to regular coffee and my stomach did not react. Maybe it just needs a rest once every now and then.

  2. Sorry to hear about your pain.

    I drink a few cups of coffee in the morning. Drink it black. I am sipping on my first cup now. First thing I do when I get up is make a cup of instant coffee and get on my iPhone.

    More coffe than that irritates my stomach also. I like green tea in the afternoons. It is not so bad on the stomach.

    Last studies I read say coffee is good for many things. I will go with that.

    1. I have been suffering with pain since 2005…..not much new just irritating…..in Summer I drink about 5-8 cups a day…Winter it goes up sharply….chuq

  3. I’m sorry your health is giving you some tough challenges, chuq (and I am sure that’s putting it mildly). Aging is a bitch, as I am learning each day myself. Keep writing, buddy. Your words contain merit and meaning.

  4. “Well, if you’re reading this article with your phone in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other…”

    …you have at least 2 unhealthy addictions that will negatively alter your thinking processes, sleep patterns and will make you less enjoyable to be around.

      1. This is why you’re an insomniac in declining health…who makes a lot of typos…hehe

        But seriously…I suspect most of this kind of research is “bought & paid for science” done merely to advertise a product, or obscure the overall factual picture. It’s about giving people any excuse to carry on behaviours they don’t want to give up…or can’t. (See: Doctors recommend smoking https://www.healthcare-administration-degree.net/10-evil-vintage-cigarette-ads-promising-better-health/ There’s more & more of that kind of science-ish every day. I’m immediately suspicious of ANYTHING telling me a product sold by major corporations that has negative side-effects…and/or addictive properties…is good for me.

        “Bullets: Full of Minerals your body needs.”

        But let’s say coffee actually has some health benefits….That’s still just WAY too much coffee and WAAAAY too late in the day. Switch to Decaf by the late afternoon at least!

        As long as corporations sell it, the debate over that bitter, brown, stuff will never end. But one thing is for sure….caffeine absolutely fucks with the quantity & quality of your sleep. At your age and ill health, fucking with your sleep patterns even a little is probably as bad as starting smoking again. (Yes, the pain…I know…but still.)

      2. Decaf is brown water……I can drink coffee at 7 pm and go to bed and sleep…..my problem is pain wakes me up and it keeps me up……chuq

      3. Coffee….is brown water….It’s brown water! he says in his best Charlton Heston impersonation.

        Note: I really shouldn’t be mocking/talking about YOUR pain at all. That’s why I went back & edited out the obvious Bubba Clinton reference. But this IS the Interwebs…where every asshole thinks they’re a fucking expert…and I’m an asshole…so….

        That’s exactly what I’m talking about with “affecting the sleep pattern”. The amount of caffeine you consume and the lateness of it absolutely affects your sleep. A person can still be able to get to sleep at a normal time, but the sleep you get is shit quality and easily interrupted by…for example…pain that you might otherwise have slept through, or fallen back to sleep afterwards….or a full bladder (made worse by giving the elderly caffeine)

        If you’re bolting upright hollerin’ & such…yeah, it’s 100% the pain. But if you’re just waking up, hurtin’, cursin’ & unable to get back to sleep…especially if the pain subsides…that caffeine is at least the cherry on top of that shit-sundae.

        The Dr Sedate Me Clinic has a prescription for both pain and the inability to sleep. Check with your local law enforcement to see if our proven medicine is a non-jailable form of treatment for you.

      4. 20 Years? Holy fuck!!!

        Right now, Canuckistan delivers prescriptions right to your door! And within a couple months, just using it for shits & giggles will be 100% legal here. (Needless to say, my comments will be reduced in both number and coherency.)

        My sympathies, man.

  5. I have heard similar reports about the benefits of coffee and intend on sticking with my routine. But my better-half’s new doctor is trying to steer everyone OFF the bean. (I will not be one of them!! 🙂 )

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