Caffeine is an addictive stimulant that
temporarily speeds up neurotransmission and raise serotonin.
This is only temporary and then it decreases or inhibits
serotonin. Low serotonin is one of the main symptoms of
depressed individuals. Another aspect not fully recognized
could be a result of the increased dopamine.
I have no way to prove it at this time but I am convinced
that some foods or stimulants are the root cause of our
increasing sexual deviations. For example dopamine is
known to raise sexual drive and may cause hypersexuality.
is a toxin and found to cause OCD (Obsessive Compulsive
Disorders), depression, organ damage including the brain,
anorexia, tremors, restlessness, nausea, vomiting, tachycardia,
thyroid problems, confusion, delirium, seizures, heart
palpitations, heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure,
dementia and poisons the brain.
is probably the most destructive chemical being ingested
today. There remains numerous conflicts about caffeine.
Some research supports caffeine in moderate doses and
others show harmful effects.
These three popular herbs contain high levels of caffeine;
green tea, yerba matte and chocolate. If you crave chocolate
it is a possible sign you are low in serotonin.
Why is caffeine so bad? It is because it is an oxidant.
Oxidants destroy the bodies ability to ward off diseases,
pathogens and viruses. It is not the occasional drink
but over and over again often due to the addictive compulsion
to get a caffeine fix. Each time a little more oxidative
damage is done until one day the entire immune system
is compromised. Then the persons wonders why their immune
system is malfunctioning.
"Symptoms of Caffiene overdose "Acute caffeine
poisoning gives early symptoms of anorexia,
tremor, and restlessness. Followed by nausea, vomiting,
tachycardia, and confusion. Serious intoxication may cause
delirium, seizures, supraventricular and ventricular tachyarrhythmias,
hypokalemia, and hyperglycemia.
Chronic high-dose caffeine intake can lead to nervousness,
irritability, anxiety, tremulousness, muscle twitching,
insomnia, palpitations and hyperreflexia..."
"Caffeine, a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI),
generates an increase of catecholamine (noradrenaline,
adrenaline, and dopamine) production and delays catecholamine
reuptake. Monoamine activity, (4), (5) including
an increase in dopamine activity, (4) is
believed involved with OCD.Due to caffeine's MAOI properties,
caffeine delays serotonin breakdown. A deficiency in serotonin
metabolism is involved with OCD. (6), (7) Caffeine
anaphylaxis reduces cerebral oxygen. Anaphylactic shock
causes circulatory failure, resulting in decreased blood
flow and oxygen. Caffeine reduces cerebral oxygen, (8),
(9) and hyperventilation, a symptom of anaphylaxis, (10-12)
contributes to oxygen deprivation. Commonly, patients
diagnosed with OCD suffer a decrease in cerebral blood
flow. (13-15) Ongoing caffeine anaphylaxis
encourages a person to repeat thoughts. An overly stimulated
poisoned brain generates thoughts of small dilemmas, generally
not catastrophic, revolving repetitively in the mind.
The caffeine allergic individual never suspects a toxic
brain. The chemical reactions of caffeine anaphylaxis
masking allergic symptoms, and brain poisoning prevent
a caffeine allergic person from recognizing symptoms of
caffeine anaphylaxis, and memory impairment prevents the
ability to recognize repetition. Persons with prefrontal
cortex damage focus on the immediate... Researchers
believe that adolescents and young adults diagnosed with
OCD who have previously used stimulants are more likely
to develop bipolar disorder. (17) Symptoms of
OCD accompany several physical disorders. Obsessive compulsion
can accompany brain injury, (18-20) and drug toxicity.
(21) Obsessive compulsive behavior affects stimulant users.
(22), (23) A high percentage of the world's population
ingests caffeine in quantities that can produce substantial
effects on the organs, including the brain. A toxin, caffeine
presents a risk for generating psychological disorders.
And chronic exposure to a drug presents the risk of developing
an allergy. Caffeine anaphylaxis fight or flight
toxicity is a recently discovered disorder that generates
a cascade of chemical imbalances. This cascade of imbalances
accelerates neurotransmission, poisons the brain, and
causes a progressively deteriorating dementia, which includes
obsessive-compulsive symptoms. (2)
See an informative chart at that shows the amount of caffeine
in many drinks. It has a calculator to reflect how much
caffeine you get in the amount you drink. It lists an
8 oz. cup of brewed caffinated coffee with 107.5 mg. and
a popular 2.5 ox energy drink "Redline Power Rush"
with 350 mg. Many times more than a cup of coffee. The
site has a food chart as well and shows Crack
Heads2 candy with 600 mg. caffeine. (3)
"Caffeine is one in a group of compounds
known as methylxanthines. The other two compounds are
theobromine and theophylline and are found in cocoa and
tea, respectively." (4)
Wickipedia "The use of theophylline
is complicated by the fact that it interacts with various
drugs, chiefly cimetidine and phenytoin, and that it has
a narrow therapeutic index, so its use must be
monitored to avoid toxicity. It can also cause
nausea, diarrhea, increase in heart rate, arrhythmias,
and CNS excitation (headaches, insomnia, irritability,
dizziness and lightheadedness) . Its toxicity is
increased by erythromycin, cimetidine, and fluoroquinolones,
such as "cipro" (ciprofloxacin). It can reach
toxic levels when taken with fatty meals, an effect called
dose dumping. (6)
more troubling, the researchers concluded that the equivalent
of four cups of coffee raises blood pressure for
many hours. Although the increases appear modest,
they are large enough to affect heart attack and
stroke risk, says lead author James D. Lane,
PhD. The findings were reported in the July/August issue
of the journal Psychosomatic Medicine. (5)
drinking at midlife is associated with a decreased risk
of dementia/AD later in life." (6)
caffeine and alcohol, as these can cause you to have electrolyte
it is a condition caused by electrolyte disturbances that
can cause coma, brain swelling unusual actions and is
a serious condition.