Overcoming Altitude Sickness, What You Need to Know

Overcoming Altitude Sickness, What You Need to Know

It is not only intrepid trekkers who climb to Mt. Everest base camp and scale Kilimanjaro that suffer from altitude sickness. Neither is it limited to skiers that carve up on high alpine terrain. Visitors to cities like La Paz, Bolivia or  Santa Fe, New Mexico, have been known to experience this ailment. Like jet lag and […]

Smart Coffee Drinking

Smart Coffee Drinking

The Big Q: Do you reach for a cup as soon as you wake in the morning? The Big A: If you do, well that is doing it wrong. According to science, you do not actually need coffee until 10 am. Human bodies are governed by a 24 hour cycle called the circadian clock in […]

Do You Need a Caffeine Fix?

Do You Need a Caffeine Fix?

‘Coffee should be black as Hell, strong as Death, and sweet as Love.’ -Turkish Proverb When the fatigue of jet lag hits us, it means 1 thing, good coffee. Every culture enjoys their coffee differently, and you can sample different takes on this beloved morning beverage wherever you go. If you are in Singapore try […]

Yes, you can overdose on Espresso

Yes, you can overdose on Espresso

This is a scary story: after a night with just 5 hours sleep a young UK woman decided to down a 2X Espresso. Then it was no-holds-barred as she then downed 6 more 2X shots. Apparently, she thought she was drinking single shots. Astonishing because she actually works in the cafe, and was making the coffee […]

Drinking Coffee in the Morning is Out

Drinking Coffee in the Morning is Out

Nutrition consultant with Carlyn Rosenblum, MS, RD has this to say about drinking coffee on an empty stomach in the morning before breakfast. “There are a few reasons why coffee isn’t great first thing in the morning, especially for women,” says Ms. Rosenblum. “First, it increases cortisol, which can negatively impact ovulation, weight and hormonal balance.” […]

Getting Through a Day on No Sleep

Getting Through a Day on No Sleep

FLASH: These tips will help you survive the day when you are running on empty. Sleepless nights happen to the best of us. Maybe you tossed and turned all night long, were up working on an urgent deadline or had a bit too much fun celebrating last night and it ate into your shuteye. Whatever the […]

Coffee & Caffeine, Their Amazing Health Benefits

Coffee & Caffeine, Their Amazing Health Benefits

A study has found that the interaction of an unidentified component of coffee with the caffeine increases blood levels of a crucial growth factor which appears to protect against the process of Alzheimer’s disease. Making use of mice bred for developing Alzheimer’s like symptoms, the researchers provide evidence that caffeinated coffee protects against the disease […]

A Cup of Warm Water May Be a Life Saver

A Cup of Warm Water May Be a Life Saver

We all love the way it feels when we drink a cold beverage. Many people start the morning with a cold drink, like orange juice, and we end our evenings with nice cool drinks, especially in the Summer. This may assist in our feeling quenched, but studies show that it does not help in maintaining […]

Drinking Coffee Helps Our Skin Stay Healthy

Drinking Coffee Helps Our Skin Stay Healthy

Drinking Coffee Helps Our Skin Stay Healthy Coffee is 1 of the most widely consumed beverages in the world and also 1 of the most widely studied. Research has linked drinking coffee to reducing type 2 diabetes and liver cancer was well as increasing our life span. Now, recent studies show that drinking coffee may […]

Addiction, ‘a Disease of Extreme Behavior’

Addiction, ‘a Disease of Extreme Behavior’

Addiction, ‘a Disease of Extreme Behavior’ The strictest definition of addiction refers to a disease resulting from changes in brain chemistry caused by compulsive use of drugs or alcohol. The definition includes excessive use that damages health, relationships, jobs and other parts of normal life. Brain research supports that definition, and some imaging studies have […]

Coffee Helps the Heart Grow Stronger

Coffee Helps the Heart Grow Stronger

Coffee Helps the Heart Grow Stronger Drinking 4 cups of coffee a day could help the heart grow stronger and repair itself from damage, study suggests Caffeine may boost processes which are important for repairing heart cells Experts say caffeine protects the hearts of ageing, obese and pre-diabetic mice Researchers hope their findings will improve […]

Dark Roasted Coffee, ‘The Health Benefits’

Dark Roasted Coffee, ‘The Health Benefits’

Dark Roasted Coffee, ‘The Health Benefits’ Coffee may be the # 1 source of antioxidants in the US diet. Levels of acrylamide, the ingredient California wants to protect drinkers from, in coffee are influenced by the raw materials and the manufacturing process. Coffee beans are dried, roasted and ground before being brewed into coffee. Once the […]

Caffeine Not Tied to Irregular Heartbeats in Heart Failure Patients

Caffeine Not Tied to Irregular Heartbeats in Heart Failure Patients

Caffeine Not Tied to Irregular Heartbeats in Heart Failure Patients Contrary to conventional thinking, drinking high doses of caffeine might not cause the heart to beat irregularly in heart failure patients, a study showed Monday. The relationship between caffeine consumption and the triggering of arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats, has been explored for decades but remains […]

‘A-Kicker’ Coffee From Down Under

‘A-Kicker’ Coffee From Down Under

‘A-Kicker’ Coffee From Down Under Viscous Coffee in Adelaide, Australia prides itself on having the world’s strongest cup of Coffee, with 4 shots of Espresso, 120 milliliters of 10-day brewed cold drip Coffee and 8 ice cubes made from 48-hour brewed cold drip. The A-Kicker Coffee was created by Coffee shop owner Steve Benington to […]