You’ll hear this time and time again on the show: there’s a lot of nuance and gray area when it comes to our health. What’s right for one person may not be right for another. It’s your unique context that determines not just WHAT is appropriate for you, but also WHEN—because context can change. Sometimes knowing what’s right for us gets confusing, especially when we hear conflicting health information. Today Erin offers insight into coffee, caffeine and the health signs to consider when evaluating your intake. Tune in to hear how caffeine affects our stress response, how to recognize what your body is asking for when you want to drink more and more coffee, how to lessen caffeine withdrawal symptoms, and coffee alternatives to try.
This episode packs an informational punch, so be sure to tune in if you have a hard time getting through your day without lots of caffeine, if you have increased stress or anxiety, if you have trouble sleeping at night, or if you’re looking for some alternatives to coffee and caffeine.
In this episode:
-What to do when you hear conflicting health advice [1:16]
-A tip for practitioners about taking clients through caffeine elimination [7:41]
-Why it’s important to evaluate your coffee intake [10:40]
-How increased caffeine intake can affect your health over time [12:53]
-How caffeine affects our stress hormones & signs it may be affecting yours [16:07]
-Recognizing what your body is really asking for [19:18]
-Signs you may want to avoid or reduce coffee [24:00]
-Caffeine withdrawal and coffee substitutes to try [24:54]
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