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Posted by Rob from NJ on October 30, 1999 at 11:00:29:

In Reply to: To Rob from NJ posted by Janie on October 29, 1999 at 21:16:45:

Hi Janie,

Fortunately, I wasn't a coffee drinker, but I did drink decaf coffee at times and especially tea. I stopped drinking decaf 3 days before I took the CMO; I followed the instruction implicitly. I avoided the foods, beverages that I was instructed to avoid, and took the CMOtm first thing in the morning with 8-12 ounces of water. I didn't eat for 2-3 hours afterward. When I did eat, I ate 2-eggs, no toast or anything else. I tried to avoid eating much bread, so I would eat tuna for lunch in a pita wrap. In fact I'm still following the diet since I've gotten somewhat use to it. I also lost weight, but didn't lose any energy. For snacks I ate nuts of various kinds as instructed by the CMO manufacturers. I think you really have to be committed to wanting the best for your body, and therefore do whatever you have to do to get there. I understand being a heavy coffee drinker is going to make this tough, since you will have withdrawal symptoms making you very tired and drowsy. If you feel you must have something, try limiting your consumption of decaff coffee to one in the morning and maybe one in the afternoon. In between this, try and drink water. Water will help flush out the effects of the caffein, and will provide a sense of restoration to the body. When you feel hungry because of the restricted diet, again drink a full glass of water. This will make the stomach feel full for the time being and helps hydrate the system, which the body really needs daily. I know you probably like coffee alot, but it would be good for you to cut down now if you're a heavy coffee drinker. The best way to do that is by gradually cutting down, not all at once. I would even say before you use CMO, you try and start reducing the coffee. It has been written that coffee, decaf as well, restricts absorption of the CMO. That goes for tea as well. I know it's not the same, but there are coffee herbal teas that give the taste you want, but not the offending chemicals that prevent absorption.

Well, I hope that helps, but feel free to write me, because I'm interested in finding how CMO will work for you. Maybe you can tell me more about your condition, foods you eat, etc. There are also other new supplements on the horizon that show great promise with arthritis--like SAMe. I'll talk with you later, please send a message when you can. God Bless! (what state are your from?)

Rob from NJ

: Hi,Rob.You and I have sent a few messages back and forth when we were trying to tell Mary about CMO.I am just now starting mine,as I had to get off coffee first!When you took it did you drink any decaffinated drinks?I know about the other dietary restrictions,but the coffee thing is getting to me because I have been a heavy coffee drinker for years.I thought maybe decaff?.What do you think?..Thanks Janie

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