Is Coffee Bad for You
Hey guys, Axe here. I'm founder of DrAxe ,one of the largest natural health websites in the world. One of the most common questions I've beengetting on my Facebook page as well as my webpage recently is, people have been askingquot; Axe, is coffee good for meéquot; or quot;Is coffee good for youéquot; The answer is yes and no. There's a lot of research, actually, that'sbeen coming out on coffee and coffee is one of the most popular beverages around the worldtoday. But let me just first talk about why coffee can be good for you and then also,why it can be bad for you.
For starters, one of the biggest reasons whycoffee is beneficial is because it contains massive amounts of antioxidants. You know,one of the things that we're exposed to all around the world today is large levels oftoxicity. So antioxidants can really help and slow the aging process, it can help protectyourselves against free radical damage. Coffee is actually one of the five highestfoods in antioxidants in the world today. So again, coffee, incredible in terms of itsantioxidants. Also, coffee increases circulation and can stimulate the liver. So it actuallyhas maybe some supportive benefits for the liver.
Increases circulation, it's been shown toimprove overall exercise. It's been shown to increase blood flow to the brain. So forthose reasons, because of the mass amount of antioxidants and the increase in circulation,that's where the benefits of coffee come from. Now, here are the negatives of coffee. Thebig thing is caffeine and consuming that much caffeine can have a, kind of an addictiveside effect as well as it can overstimulate the body and it can burn out your adrenalglands and really overtax your body. So that's the big negative. For a country in America and then across theworld, 80% of people will suffer with some
form of fatigue or adrenal fatigue sometimein their life. Because of that, if somebody is struggling with fatigue on a regular basisor has thyroid issues, adrenal issues or hormonal issues, for that reason I do not recommendthose people consume coffee because of all of the caffeine that you're going to findthere. Again, that caffeine is really the main issue with coffee is that it will burnout your adrenal glands. Think about this. Do you think you were createdto rely on stimulants all the timeé That's really what caffeine is, it's a stimulant.So doing large amounts of caffeine is not good at all for people with adrenal fatigue,thyroid problems or people with even autoimmune
disorders or other chronic illness, I do notrecommend coffee for those people. But, if you're already generally healthy orlet's say you just struggle with some circulation issues or you're trying to support the brainand you don't have autoimmune disease or any type of thyroid or adrenal issue. In thatcase, consuming coffee in moderate amounts can be fine and even good for your health. Now, when you're consuming coffee, you needto consume it in the morning or before lunch. Because what happens, if you start drinkingit in the afternoon or especially in the evening, the life of coffee and the caffeine and howlong it will affect your body can be around
12 hours. If you're consuming it in the afternoon, itcan definitely affect your sleep cycle that night. Not just you falling asleep, but youroverall quality of sleep while you're trying to sleep that night. So again, is coffee goodé Is it badé The truthis, coffee, it just really depends on your body. It depends on if you have one of theseconditions, coffee can make it worse. Versus if you're looking for a little bit of a pickme up, you're going to do it earlier in the day, you need more antioxidants and circulation,for those reasons, coffee can have some of
Gluten Sensitivity Symptoms and Side Effects
Hey guys, Axe, here. In this tutorial, I'mgoing to talk about what gluten sensitivity is and how gluten is affecting your life. So gluten sensitivity symptoms, gluten sensitivityside effects. I even read an article recently that said gluten sensitivity might be a myth.The truth is that's not true. Gluten sensitivity is a real thing and hereare the top warning signs that you might be gluten sensitive: If you have any type of digestion issue, it'sa clear sign you have gluten sensitivity. If you have food allergies, whatsoever.
Allergies to dairy and wheat and eggs, that'sa clear sign you have gluten sensitivity. If you have autoimmune disease, it's a clearsign you have gluten sensitivity. If you struggle with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, weight gain, joint pain, arthritis, brain inflammation. Or if your child has ADHD or autism, or ifyou have thyroid issues, like hypothyroidism or hormone imbalance. Those are all clear warning signs that youare probably sensitive to gluten. What gluten is, it's a sticky protein thatis found in wheat, barley and rye. Mostly
in wheat today. This gluten today, it's beenhybridized so this isn't the same gluten that our ancestors were consuming a couple hundredyears ago. This is a new breed of gluten that our bodies are highly sensitive to. Here's what happens and here's how it affectsyour body. When you consume gluten, it's an inflammatory protein. It gets into your gutand will start to cause intestinal inflammation. It will eventually actually rip a hole inyour gut. Your gut acts like a net, so it will teara hole in it and gluten will leak through and start causing inflammation throughoutthe body. It can actually cause autoimmune
disease. What auto immune disease is due to glutensensitivity, is when your body starts finding gluten at protein, it sees it as a foreigninvader, but other tissues in your body are made up of protein, including your thyroidand your joints and things like that. So your body, after it attacks gluten longenough, says, quot;Oh, well there's some protein that looks like gluten on the thyroid. I'mgoing to start attacking that as well.quot; So that's why gluten sensitivity has been linkedto Hashimoto's thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer's disease, and a number of otherhealth issues.
So again, if you have any of those issuesthat's a clear warning sign that you are gluten sensitive. So let me teach you know how to go glutenfree and how to follow a glutenfree diet. First off, it's not as bad as it sounds. Mostpeople think, quot;I'm going gluten free, this means I can never eat bread again.quot; The good news is there are natural floursthat are gluten free. Some of my favorites are coconut flour, almond flour, as well assprouted spelt flour. At least the sprouted spelt, it says its gluten free.
Also, sourdough breads are much easier toconsume. It's not that you can never have bread again. You just want to consume thosein moderation. But you do want to lower or completely eliminate your consumption of glutenthe best you can. One of the best diets to heal from glutensensitivity, so if you're wondering and you know your gluten sensitive, you've got Hashimoto's,or you've got rheumatoid arthritis or food allergies, you struggle with food intoleranceor allergies, the best way to overcome that is by following a diet called the GAPS diet. The GAPS diet really supports healing of yourdigestive system and it includes things like