How to Safely Enjoy That Cup of Coffee


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Let’s talk coffee.

Is it beneficial or harmful to one’s health?
I think that depends a lot on the state of one’s health.
I feel that if a person has a healthy endocrine system, good hormone balance and overall good health
that yes it can be very beneficial to enjoy an occasional cup of Joe.
However, notice I said occasional.
There is a profound statement in the Bible worth sharing here. It is a good rule of thumb to follow for anything really.
Proverbs 25:16–Do you like honey?
Don’t eat too much, or it will make you sick!( NLT )
The Bible makes mention that even too much of a seemingly good thing can potentially be bad for you.
I find this to be true, therefore,  I strongly promote moderation in all things including  good things 🙂
I  myself personally would never enjoy a cup of coffee unless it fell under a few of my own guidelines I am going to share with you.

I am healing  from adrenal fatigue. In case you are wondering,
“What in the world are adrenals ??”
They are two little but VERY important glands that sit right on top of your kidneys.
They play a huge role in your endocrine system.
You really want to nurture those little glands because if they go south , you are headed for trouble.
You can read more about adrenal fatigue here.
The reason why I am mentioning  my adrenal fatigue is because
one of the things to avoid as you are healing from this, is caffeine.
Caffeine is a  huge no no for bad adrenals.
Now that they are slowly getting better I will allow myself to enjoy a coffee 1-2 times at most each week because I really do enjoy it.
I did have to lay off of it for about 3 months  in the beginning stages of my healing journey.
However, I will not drink just any kind of coffee now.
Because  coffee beans come from one of the most heavily sprayed crops out there, I will always choose organic when I drink it.
This is a wonderful organic coffee to try here and here. Also ,this is an awesome tasting decaf!!
This decaf is made using the swiss water process which is completely solvent free and is 99.9% caffeine free.


Also, coffee is a highly acidic beverage.
There is no way to heal from any sort of disease until your body starts to get alkaline.
I want to share with you how I make my coffee into as healthy of a beverage as possible (yes, including getting rid of the acid in it)
without it taking away the delicious taste we have all come to love.

First, I try to never have coffee on an empty stomach.
It can spike your  blood glucose levels.
So I will  make sure to have a good healthy snack or meal before I have it.
I also try to never  drink coffee past noon  because it  tends to interfere with my sleep at night.
Caffeine can have a life of 8 hours and upwards  in the body. So the later in the day I drink it, the more I have issues  at night.

I will also drink it far enough away from my vitamins and supplements as the caffeine can interfere with them .
I  make sure I am getting enough minerals in my daily diet or via supplements as
caffeine can inhibit the absorption of vitamins and minerals in the body and increase their excretion from the body.
So I will also take extra minerals on my coffee days.
They say if you take a little vitamin C (ascorbic acid) in a supplement along with your coffee that it will help reduce those affects.

I use the Pour Over Method as you can see in the video.
This is the one I use.
I  feel it makes for a cleaner, more flavorful coffee. Plus it’s made from porcelain and not plastic.
Anytime plastic is heated it leaches many unwanted  chemicals into the beverage.

I like to grind my  organic coffee  beans fresh as needed.

They are richer and more robust in flavor this way. This is the grinder I use here.

Once the desired amount of beans are ground, I put them into an unbleached
brown paper coffee filter like this one which fits right into my pour over cone,
that will sit right on top of my cup.

Next, I pour filtered hot boiling water over the grounds and let them pour through till my cup is full underneath.
I leave  just enough room for my coconut milk (you can also use organic half and half creamer if your not dairy sensitive ).
Then I put a nice pinch(not too big) of baking soda into the coffee to get rid of the acid and make it alkaline.
Don’t worry, you will not taste it unless you add too much.
The acid can be hard on the stomach and the teeth so this really helps neutralize it.
Also, like I said,  you want an alkaline environment as much as possible in the body so disease can not thrive.

Next, I add in about 1/4 teaspoon ceylon cinnamon. This not only tastes delicious, but it also helps to control blood sugar .
Cinnamon also has a  multitude of other health benefits.

Then I add in  about 1-2 tablespoons  coconut milk or if you do not have dairy allergies you can also use the  Organic Valley Half and Half.

Lastly, I add in my Sweetleaf Stevia to taste. This is the only brand I use and trust since there are a lot of inferior stevia products on the market.
Stevia is a very safe natural alternative to sugar and is said to be up to 150 times sweeter. So, a very little goes a long way.
It also does not have all the negative side effects like artificial  sweeteners do and
it does  not have a negative effect on blood sugar.

I will use plain and I also use the English toffee flavor as well. It makes for one delicious tasting coffee drink!!

Now I’m ready to  kick back and enjoy a  healthy and  super exquisite cup of coffee 🙂

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