Coffee: Friend or Foe Part III

Coffee is a medicinal substance, and its effects are powerful. In the first two posts of this series, I outlined what it is, what energetics coffee has, and how it affects the body. Now I would like to present a mini guide for how coffee can be used appropriately to experience its benefits and avoid its side effects.

Here are some general guidelines:

Drink coffee in moderation: two 8 oz cups spread out over time should be the maximum amount consumed daily. One 8 oz cup is ideal.

Coffee should be consumed after meals, not before. This helps to aid digestion and to avoid its appetite-suppressing effects. 

Limit coffee consumption to the hours before 2 pm

Except for short periods, coffee should not be used as a crutch for those with low energy. Those who can’t get by without their coffee should seek the advice of a competent healthcare professional to get to the bottom of why energy is low in the first place.

Who does well with coffee? 

Those who: 

  • Are generally sluggish and have trouble with motivation 
  • Tend to produce phlegm 
  • Retain water 
  • Are overweight 
  • Run cold with their body temperature

Who does not do well with coffee? 

From an energetic perspective, coffee should be used on a limited basis or avoided by those who:

  • Have palpitations and/ or irregular heartbeats
  • Are nervous types
  • Feel dry in their nose, throat, skin, or other areas
  • Run warm with body temperature
  • Are constantly moving and doing things
  • Who typically have plenty of energy
  • Have trouble sleeping
  • Have loose stools
  • Experience any unwanted side effects from its use

I hope that the information presented in these blog posts has been helpful. Coffee is a wonderful beverage that can safely be consumed by most people, but keep in mind that it isn’t for everyone, and using it within limits will help you avoid the negative side effects.