First, if something is good for the body like exercise, it’s good many ways. Exercise lowers blood pressure, blood sugar and triglycerides. It helps attitudes, nerves, sleep, & elimination.

Coffee is BAD for the body a dozen ways, and being naturally bitter, millions add sugar and cream, also negatives for health. Like Russian Roulette, which of these risks do we want?

1. Cancer: “A strong association” was found with cancer of the pancreas--our 4th cancer cause of death, New England Journal of Medicine, 3-12-81. Coffee is also a risk factor for breast cancer due to its causing fibrocystic disease that is a risk for breast cancer Fibrocystic disease is also the most common cause of breast surgery, to do a biopsy. Less common cancer risks are cancer of the esophagus, especially if coffee is hot, and bladder cancer in women drinking two or more cups a day. Do we need this risk?
2. Heart attack. Coffee, tea, cola (caffeine) lower the threshold for ventricular fibrillation and also cause PVCs--premature ventricular contractions. It’s not allowed in coronary care units. Bad idea to have coffee, bacon & eggs and then run for a plane if late.
3. Stomach problems. Caffeine weakens the lower esophageal sphincter causing reflux (GERD) and it’s also a powerful stimulant of gastric acid, causing gastritis and ulcers.
4. Nervous disorders. It’s primary function is as a stimulant, but millions of users seem to need something to calm them down, hence our addictions to prescription drugs also. This author responded to “any doctor on board” flight appeal. It was a young fellow who couldn’t breathe. His lungs sounded clear so maybe he was hyperventilating and I asked, drinking any cokes? Yea--they are free--been drinking a lot!
5. Sleep disorders. Big pharma loves caffeine--it creates a need for sleeping pills. Even taken just in the morning, caffeine can make good sleep difficult.
6. Chromosome damage. Have you seen pictures of little kids with a deformed upper lip with appeals to help surgery costs for them? Why not telling the public the cause is coffee in the 1st trimester of pregnancy. Like alcohol, it’s toxic.
7. Osteoporosis is a problem for aging women and it’s dose related to coffee.
8. Addictions. Pavlov called coffee “Bad Habit Glue.” It glues other additions together. It is nearly impossible to quit smoking while drinking coffee because it stimulates nerves and then one needs a smoke to calm the nerves. It is far easier to quit both coffee and tobacco together than to quit one habit at a time. Coffee is also linked to alcoholism. Rats given a choice of water or alcohol to drink prefer water unless on a bad diet like teenagers eat. If coffee and 11 spices were added to the diet, rats became alcoholic. Tragically, millions of people are in a rat-race daily and coffee or tea is a problem.
9. Headaches are common on withdrawal, which is why people stay addicted, and many sadly take Excedrin, Anacin, Fiorinal, Cafergot (contain caffeine) to relieve headache. They should expect to pay some price for freedom from the drug. Take a Tylenol or aspirin and most headaches will go in a day or so. Quit coffee and other bad habits on Friday so Monday may be tolerable.
10. All of the above problems are damning evidence against the FDA that classifies caffeine as GRAS--Generally Recognized As Safe. The FDA is in bed with the pharmaceutical industry and does not care about people’s health. It’s a fraud.
11. The same is true for Congress. This author visit US Senate offices with medical literature to show prescription drugs as the leading cause of death until a senator said, You are wasting your time--they own us, speaking of drug donations to their reelection
12. Alcoholics Anonymous find help from God who will help anyone in any addiction Millions of Christians who believe the Bible should remember that “whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God… We are His temple and may be held accountable. 1Cor 3:16,17. Think of how much money you might save and how many disease bullets you might dodge by being free of this addiction, and ask God for help. He will meet you more than half-way. Be willing to climb the wall and it will be over soon. In Revelation 2 and 3 He makes many promises “to Him that overcomes…”
Tip: If your church offers coffee on Sunday morning, share this list with your pastor and if he shrugs it off or excuses it, you should know that other things he teaches may not be so. This author finds every denomination compromised in ways we don’t see..

Richard Ruhling is a retired physician who taught Health Science at Loma Linda University which was granted $40 million by National Institutes of Health to learn why Seventh-day Adventists live about 7 years longer than their neighbors. A big reason is the health writings of the founder, Ellen White who did not want pharmacology taught, but church leaders sold out to AMA pressure with a sad result that Loma Linda which could have been a leader in alternative medicine lost the light. More on Ellen White here.

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Ruhling offers a free pdf of his book Why You Shouldn’t Ask Your Doctor at his website,