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Posted by Kevin B. on December 01, 1999 at 19:54:33:

In Reply to: Caffeine Use posted by Marsha on December 01, 1999 at 08:06:20:

Hi Marsha, here are some facts I just found out about caffeine. It has a detrimental effect on one's calcium-phosphorus balance and on one's blood sugar. Along with the detrimental effects to the calcium balance is a lowering of blood sugar. Also the University of Hawaii Nutrition Department found a serious depletion of vitamin B1 in tea and coffee consumers. An athelete named Ernie Banks, a baseball player for the Chicago Cubs, was suffering from severe arthritis in his knees. They later found out that he was drinking a lot of tea and he later switched to nothing but water and his knees became well in 60 days or less. Combination of caffeine and sugar in excess apparently is one of the worst things a person can do over the long haul. I don't know how much you drink, but perhaps you could try some sugarless caffeine-free pop. And also definitely drink more water. I drink a cup of coffee at work daily but perhaps 2 or 3 carbonated drinks every saturday and sunday. I like the caffeine high or lift and it seems to wake up my brain too. On my breaks at work I will drink water 9 times out of 10. Most people don't drink enough water any way which is very helpful in getting rid of impurities and helping your kidneys stay cleaner. I bet you half of my paycheck that if you would drink only water, then you would feel a lot better over a period of time. Also are you under a Doctors care? Taking any anti-inflammatories? Feel free to write back. Kevin B.

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