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The Coffee Cure

Posted June 10, 2017 12:00 AM by M-ReeD
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If you are tired of health experts maligning one of the world’s best-loved beverages, then this may very well be your best week ever. In a recent study from the University of Southampton and the University of Edinburgh, coffee consumption has been linked to a decrease in the risk of developing the most common form of liver cancer: hepatocellular cancer (HCC).

According to the study, drinking one cup of coffee (caffeinated) a day was associated with a possible 20 percent reduction in developing HCC. The likelihood of developing HCC decreased with every additional cup of coffee consumed in a day up to five cups. In fact, if you have up to five cups in one day (mere child’s play for some of us), you might even stand to cut your risk of developing HCC in half. These percentages were determined based on 26 observational studies with over 2.25 million participants.

Already linked to decreasing the risk of developing non-cancer chronic liver disease (cirrhosis), coffee consumption has been tied to a number of other health benefits. Coffee possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-carcinogenic properties — all of which may explain the lower levels of chronic liver disease and liver cancer in coffee drinkers.

Decaffeinated coffee drinkers were also exposed to some of the same benefits, but to a lesser degree.

However, non-coffee drinkers shouldn’t run over to Starbucks just yet. Pregnant women in particular should continue to avoid caffeine as well as people with any serious heart conditions due to the relationship between consuming too much caffeine and heart damage.

And there are additional questions that linger for avid coffee drinkers: Are the benefits of drinking coffee (particularly for the liver) null and void if alcohol is an ingredient in one’s diet? Or does adding alcohol into your diet upset the percentages? Or, more importantly, if consumed together, say, in Irish coffee, do the benefits persist? I’m asking for a friend.

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06/10/2017 7:26 AM

It seems that a lot of things are bad for you in some ways and good for you in others. You could go insane worrying about all these "studies".

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06/10/2017 9:59 PM

I agree. These vague (and rarely duplicated) dietary studies appear to reinforce personal preferences much more than they reveal sound dietary guidelines. This is ever more true when a well meaning reporter translates a scientific journal for public consumption.

For instance, there is nothing in this simplified report that identifies if all of these participants died from other reasons than this one type of liver cancer and thus their likelihood of contracting this type of cancer was now zero. A pleasant hemlock tea will do just as well to eliminate liver cancer. (Please, I'm using absurd hyperbole to make a point. NOBODY SHOULD DRINK HEMLOCK TEA.)

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06/11/2017 9:01 AM

"...NOBODY SHOULD DRINK HEMLOCK TEA...."

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What have you got against Socrates? Sure, one can't expect to agree with his line of thought 100% of the time, but that doesn't preclude respecting his prerogative to make such a personal choice.

Socrates may not have become as well known without drinking the hemlock tea. Who knows what other things may have snowballed if he hadn't martyred himself....maybe Jesus would have lost his nerve after the last supper and slipped out of town with Mary and a few of the boys... egads!

I'm going to defer to Socrates wisdom and trust his decision that he indeed should have (as he did) consumed hemlock tea.

Hemlock tea might also have done wonders for people like Jeffery Dahmer, Edi Amin, Mobutu Sese Seco, Pinochet, Pol Pot, Robespierre etc

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06/12/2017 10:17 AM

Sure, when the cure eliminates the entire patient, we tend to call that an overly effective dose.

I will keep having my morning Joe anyway. It is tried and true, reliable as the sunrise, well almost as.

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06/11/2017 8:06 AM

If you don't like the results of a study, stick around 5 minutes; the next one will give opposite results.

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06/12/2017 11:10 AM

Back when Coffee was first introduced in England, the English scientists were proclaiming that coffee was the cure all for everything. During that same period the Dutch scientists were looking into the addictive properties of coffee because it was being noted that a lot of textile workers were claiming they couldn't get their day started without a cup of coffee.

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06/11/2017 3:46 PM

There are plenty of other things that are antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-carcinogenic. There is no need to drink something that is addicting to get those things. Too much of anything isn't good, so eat and drink a variety to achieve good health.

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06/12/2017 7:40 AM

I like to share this with you, and you can do with it as you will.

My girlfriend had signed us up last fall, for a health and nutrition workshop at The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, that was put on by the Edgar Cayce Institute A.R.E. (Association for Research and Enlightenment). She did as well for another workshop held in April in Des Plaines, Il. I believe it was in Oakton College, which was interesting to say the least.

Now one of the items talked about was coffee.

What was said and explained, is that coffee should be looked at not as a beverage, but as a food. And not to mix it with milk or other substances such as sugar.

Also, that it should be as fresh as possible, soon (within 25 days) after roasting, other wise it loses a lot of its nutritional value. There is research that has backed up some of these claims, and its quite interesting.

The same goes for tea.

Now, I was never a fan of holistic medicine, yet nor do I refute it. I was critical of some of the claims and voiced them as such during this workshop. I was surprised that they were quite honest and open when they were challenged. Yet some does make sense, even on a personal level what I experienced, such as ones own attitude.

I was also surprised that a lot of research that is not connected to this institute is confirming some of the claims through experiments which I'm looking into to see if these experiments are and have been repeatable by others.

Now, my interests in this was peaked, because I only knew Edgar Cayce for his well documented prophet-like readings. Until a few months ago, I didn't realize that there was an organization formed around him. And was interesting the reason behind it.

Oh, and btw, about this article 'The Coffee Cure' about cancer. The workshop I went to, mentioned that taking (3) Almonds a day, you would not get cancer.

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06/12/2017 9:13 AM

YES! Coffee drinkers of the world should celebrate. They need to establish an International Coffee Day Holiday.

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06/12/2017 10:47 AM

Coffee drinkers of the world should celebrate. They need to establish an International Coffee Day

Would that also include a secret handshake?... all organizations have one, especially the secret ones.

And it shall be called "The Secret Order of Coffee Drinkers" You can not join this order,... you have to be invited. That should drive up members.

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06/13/2017 8:58 AM

Shouldn't the members just drive up to the window for service?

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06/13/2017 9:15 AM

SILENCE.... you're raining on my business model. Well,...I think its rain....

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06/13/2017 11:16 AM

I don't respect your Authorutah!

On another front, there was a passenger plane flying low over your position.

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06/15/2017 1:03 PM

This seems relevant:

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ok,...

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06/15/2017 1:33 PM

That was enlightening to say the least! The high consumption in Finland, for example, may have led to a recent change to para-jumping where the Finlander doing the stunt discarded his parachute pack and all, his shirt, and jumped off a high balloon (above clouds), while his buddies with parachutes also jumped, and rendezvoused with him in time to hook up safety harness before the induction of a dirt nap.

Good stunt! Only a Finlander would pull this off, probably caffeine conceived and induced.

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