Health is something we can’t afford to take for granted. If we are blessed with good health and a strong genetic inheritance, it is still up to us to support our bodies with healthy lifestyle habits. It only takes one day of illness, an injury or a broken limb for us to realize how precious our good health is and how dependant our enjoyment of life is on having healthy bodies.
The problem is, good health can slowly ebb away without our noticing it. When a health crisis arises, we experience panic and we get a major wake-up call. It’s like having a foundation pulled out from under us. Of course, it would be much better if it didn’t take a crisis to motivate us to switch from unhealthy habits to ones that serve us better. Yet our bodies have tremendous capacity for renewal. Many times, they respond miraculously after we get on the path to health.
Scientific research on the effects of coffee and caffeine
Teeccino has employed independent medical researchers to compile studies about health conditions that are affected by caffeine and coffee. We have organized the information in ways that will be helpful to both the layperson and health professionals. We provide the citations for the studies so further research is possible.
Of course, you could suspect that we are prejudiced since we hear all the time from people who feel better after switching from coffee to Teeccino. However, we are also realistic. We know that some people can drink coffee without any problem while for other people, coffee and caffeine can trigger a whole host of reactions that can lead to health problems.
Is coffee good for you or not?
The difficulty in getting to the bottom of whether or not coffee and caffeine are good for you comes from our one-size-fits-all mentality that many scientific studies are based on. Women clearly have more issues with caffeine than most men. As we age, our bodies change so what was fine in your twenties becomes problematic in your forties. So many studies use healthy young adults or only men. Or they exclude classes of individuals that have conditions that might make them more susceptible to caffeine. Since many studies are funded by organizations set on proving caffeine is good for everyone, studies can be skewed to favor positive outcomes.
Additionally, science is at the very beginning of understanding how our genes differ in metabolizing caffeine. Only recently did a study prove that the gene in our liver responsible for detoxifying caffeine comes in both a slow and a fast version. Slow metabolizers are many times more susceptible to sudden heart attack than fast metabolizers, even with only 1 cup of coffee a day. Yet none of the large population studies have taken our genetic differences into account. Hopefully, as genetic science evolves, we will get much better information that can be tailored to our personal health needs.
The road to optimal health
The health research in our reports is here to serve you. Only you can decide what is healthy for you, what makes you feel best, and what you want to do with this research. We hope that by providing this information, you will be able to make informed decisions about what is healthiest for you. The road to optimal health is a lifelong path that is full of self-discovery. Our purpose is to provide some signposts along the way!