What's Wrong With Drinking 12 Cups Of Coffee A Day?

What's Wrong With Drinking 12 Cups Of Coffee A Day?

Dr. Barbie. Can you tell us what’s wrong with drinking 12 cups of coffee a day?

– All right, so I too love coffee, and previously I talked about somebody who might be drinking 12 cups of coffee a day and sleeping an hour a night. That 12 cups of coffee might have something to do with the hour of sleep at night. But some people might ask, what’s wrong with that, what’s wrong with 12 cups of coffee a day? And the thing is, is that I always ask people, is it something that you feel like you want, that you enjoy? Or something that you feel like you need? And if somebody’s drinking 12 cups of coffee a day, it’s usually because they need it and I have had people, who have reported they drink 12 cups of coffee a day. So I do appreciate when people are forthright about their habits. And really they’re coming to me for help so I will disclose all areas that are hindering them from improving and even if it’s those things that they know and love and I’m not here to take something away from somebody. But okay how can we both support you, and engaging in these things that you love and also support improvement and recovery at the same time. And sometimes it does mean giving some things up. But, one, two, maybe three cups of coffee a day for some people is just fine and they do well with it. And for some people even one cup of coffee a day is a problem. A lot of times once we go through a work-up, we find that people who are very dependent on coffee have issues with their adrenal glands. And the adrenals playing with a whole host of other areas of the body. Your thyroid, your immune system, your hormones, your muscle recovery, your heart rate, your blood pressure. So there’s a lot of other aspects of health that might not be known when engaging in some of these day to day behaviors and I’m here to be able to make those links and kind of connect the dots for people so that they can learn and really come to know, okay, here are the things that are contributing to how I’m feeling. And it really gives purpose to being able to make some of the changes that are needed, rather than just, okay well I’m not gonna drink 12 cups of coffee a day because it’s, I don’t think it’s a good idea, well it might not be but what’s the purpose behind that? And specifically what’s the purpose for you as an individual?

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