The Truth about Caffeine: How Companies that Promote it Deceive Us and what We Can Do about it

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Caffeine Awareness Alliance, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 180 pages
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Author Reveals The Truth About CaffeineAuthor Marina Kushner explores history of caffeine and its effects NEW YORK, NY -- Marina Kushner, founder of the Caffeine Awareness Alliance, in her new book "The Truth About Caffeine-How Companies That Promote it Deceive Us And What We Can Do About It" reveals frightening evidence of the damage caffeine can cause over time. As the sponsor of National Caffeine Awareness Month, recognized in March via events staged across the country, Ms. Kushner is an authority on caffeine and the detrimental effects it has on the body and mind. The Truth About Caffeine, published by SCR Publications, explores the historical and social impact of the drug throughout the ages while offering healthy alternatives to its usage. ?Caffeine has been linked to serious health problems, as well as productivity issues,? says Kushner from her Brooklyn, New York home. ?We realize the importance of having healthy citizens, and how the effects of caffeine can hurt a person?s overall health and well-being.? Caffeine overdoses can lead to headaches, jitteriness, irritability, difficulties in concentration, and mood swings which drain productivity from business and industry. In addition, caffeine consumption is linked to heart disease, pancreas and bladder cancer, hypoglycemia and central nervous system disorders.Caffeine intoxication can produce mood swings and insomnia, increased muscle tension, impair digestion and nutrition, restrict blood circulation to the brain, raise blood pressure and accelerate the heart rate. Death can result in as little as 5 grams of caffeine. "The Truth About Caffeine" features numerous clinical studies by respected medical journals and healthy alternatives to caffeinated beverages..ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Marina Kushner is the founder of the Caffeine Awareness Alliance, the first non-profit organization dedicated solely to educating consumers about the dangers of caffeine intoxication. She is a reformed coffee drinker, leading investigative journalist and speaker. BOOK SUMMARY:Title: The Truth About Caffeine- How Companies That Promote it Deceive Us And What We Can Do About ItAuthor: Marina KushnerPublisher: SCR Publications2005 ISBN: 0-9747582-1-36 x 9 softcover, 192 pp., $14.95
 

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Marina Kushner, North America's leading authority on caffeine addiction, wrote this book as a mission, offering a great service to all of us. It alerts us to the dangers of addiction, and also offers ... Read full review

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Caffeine is the most widely used and abused legal drug in existence with more than sixtyeight million Americans drinking three or more cups of coffee a day and twentyone million drinking six or more ... Read full review

Contents

Kicking the Caffeine Habit
5
The History of Caffeine
13
Caffeine and Coffee The Omnipresent American Elixir
23
The Chemistry of the Enemy
31
Why Women Should Avoid Coffee
39
Caffeine and Your Central Nervous System
55
Caffeine and The Link to Heart Disease
69
Do You Have the Stomach For Caffeine?
76
The Benefits of Soy
114
Breaking Free From Caffeine
122
Leaving Behind Caffeine and Finding Healthy Alternatives
128
Proclamations
135
References
149
Make a Difference
151
Caffeine Bibliography
155
Soy Bibliography
164

Cancer vs Caffeine
81
Double Trouble Kids and Caffeine
90
Are You Hooked on Caffeine?
96
History of the Supreme Bean
109
Resources
170
Index
173
About the Author
177
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About the author (2006)

Marina Kushner is the founder of the Caffeine Awareness Alliance (www.CaffeineAwareness.org),the first non-profit organization dedicated solely to educating consumers about the dangers of caffeine intoxication. She is a reformed coffee drinker, leading investigative journalist and speaker.

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