Inflammatory Disorders and Coffee

Author: Dr. Gloria Gilbere, N.D., D.A.Hom., Ph.D

It’s not often an avid coffee-connoisseur like myself will try a drink that is “supposed to taste and satisfy like coffee” – we want the “real deal” with all its taste and aroma.

Since recovering from my much publicized, life-threatening digestive disorder and the resulting fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and multiple allergic responses, I switched to what my research showed as a “healthy alternative” – water-processed, organically-grown decaffeinated coffee.

I was pretty proud of myself for making a healthy choice, until a colleague of mine suggested I read the health risks of decaffeinated coffee. After reading the extensive educational materials on the Teeccino website, being the detective that I am, I proceeded to further research the effects of consuming decaffeinated coffee. To my amazement, the founder of Teeccino was entirely correct about the health-depleting properties.

I then received samples of Teeccino and you can imagine my delight when not only was this health-enhancing herbal coffee delicious, but I started feeling more energized, not hyped.

The detective in me at work again, I sent Teeccino to several clients who are immuno-compromised and could use some energy (fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue clients). The first thing they all started reporting is that their inflammation and energy had improved. As the reports continued, I started researching the negative effects of coffee and caffeine on inflammatory disorders.

There it was… studies confirm that coffee (both regular and decaf ) consumption on inflammation marker concentrations were investigated in 3,042 randomly selected men and women. In all inflammatory markers, the consumption of coffee, as little as one cup a day, was associated with an increase in inflammatory markers. It was also observed that in the women who participated in the study, there was an increase in obesity in those who consumed more caffeine daily. I now had my answer as to why clients with inflammatory conditions felt some improvement when they stopped drinking decaf coffee!

Health sleuth at work again, I tested the results of Teeccino on a recent trip to Italy. Normally, I would experience some inflammation as a result of above average walking on uneven cobblestone streets and the stress of flying in a pressurized cabin for more than 15 hours. I took my Teeccino with me on the trip, had three cups on the flight over and back as well as three cups daily because the temperatures were extremely cold and it not only filled my taste buds but my soul.

This was the first trip of over 50 that I have flown where I did not experience inflammation in my extremities and had the energy to keep up with a rigorous walking routine of over 14 miles of uneven pavement a day for 9 days.  In addition, my daily elimination was not altered in the least during the entire trip, which can easily happen when traveling and out of a normal routine.

Take it from a health detective who leaves no nut, seed, stone or grain unturned to report health-enhancing nutritional and life-style aids to my clients and readers…….if you experience any condition associated with inflammation and or reduced stamina (heart disease, fibromyalgia, arthritis, chronic fatigue, digestive disorders, gout), consider making your favorite blend of Teeccino a part of your resolution to live a healthier life-style while enjoying a delicious cup of this unique herbal coffee, naturally.

Dr. Gilbère is a traditional naturopath, homeopath and doctor of natural health. She is respected as an authoritative influence in the causes, effects and drug-free solutions for Leaky Gut Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue and Chemically Induced Immune System Disorders. She is author of “I was Poisoned by my body”, “Invisible Illnesses”, Nature’s Prescription Milk” and her latest release “Pain / Inflammation MATTERS”. She consults via telephone worldwide, and at her facility in northern Idaho. For details regarding consulting or health education vacations with Dr. Gilbère, and an archive of her articles, visit her website at

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 80, No. 4, 862-867, Oct. 2004