With Pumpkin Spice Lattes On The Rise, It’s Time To Talk

By: Dixie Bell

So, quick history lesson. Drinking coffee originated in Ethiopia in the 15th century. Legend has it that a goat herder named Kaldi first discovered the potential of these beloved beans. The story goes that Kaldi discovered coffee when he noticed that after eating the berries from a certain tree, his goats became so energetic that they didn’t want to sleep at night. No one is certain if this story is true, but it is very interesting.

No matter how it came to be, we know that it began in the early 1500s. The word spread. Fast. Monks started using it for concentration during their times of meditation, the Chinese culture used it for medicine, and in some places, guards and people who worked through the night used it to help them stay alert. In the 1500s some religions banned the drinking of coffee because of the stimulating effect it had on the body. The Islamic people not only banned coffee, they looked down upon other people who drank it. There were some cultures that adopted coffee right away, and others, not so much. It definitely left room for controversy. Overall, what we can gather is that in the beginning of coffee drinking, it was used in moderation for specific reasons and benefits.

Now let’s talk about how coffee is used today. For a lot of people, it’s a daily thing that helps them wake up in the mornings. Our bodies are not designed to take in that much caffeine. It has very damaging effects on us.

  1. It causes acidity. Disease and cancer thrive in an acidic body.
  2. It’s extremely addictive. Did you know that caffeine is considered a recreational drug? It’s addictive and an unnecessary stimulant.
  3. It causes adrenal fatigue and hormonal imbalance. This will cause you to have mood swings, insomnia, and frustration outbursts, and can even cause acne and other hormonal-related issues.
  4. It causes anxiety. I don’t know about you, but I don’t need any help with that. If you are typically anxious, caffeine and coffee can be major triggers.

The Bible tells us in 1 Corinthians 6, that our body is the temple and we must take care of it. Knowingly putting addictive drugs into our system is not taking care of the temple.

I’m not trying to tell you that coffee is the devil. It has some medicinal properties, but overall it’s smart to consider the harm it is doing to your body! Also, moderation is the key. There is a time and place for everything.

So you’re an avid coffee drinker, and you’ve noticed that your energy is low, you are cranky all of the time, you are sick, or have a disease diagnosis, you are at the right pace. There are ways to effectively reverse the damage that coffee has done to your body.

#1 This may be obvious, but cut back or eliminate caffeine. Not just coffee. That means sodas and energy drinks too!

#2 Get on some high-quality PH drops to balance your PH (such as Cell Power or our PH+)

#3 Drink half of your body weight in ounces of water per day (for example, if you weigh 100 lbs., you’d need 50 oz. of water per day).

#4 Take a high-quality adrenal gland support supplement (like our superstar supplement called Restore).

Not many people know that they are hurting their bodies with something so seemingly harmless. That’s where education and self-love come in. Love yourself enough to do what it takes to be healthy emotionally, spiritually, and physically. That goes for all areas of your life. I want you to have energy and feel calm and happy! You owe it to yourself. That is why I am sharing this with you today. These supplements are so incredibly effective and have the highest quality ingredients. As our Roy Williams always says, “I’m going to use God’s creation instead of man’s concoctions.” God is wise, He has given us everything we need to be happy and healthy. The choice is up to you.

At Herbs & More in Athens, NHC Herb Shop in Killen, and our parent company, NEWtritional Health Care, our goal has always been to Make America Healthy One Person At A Time. For more information go to one of our locations or call 256-757-0660 or visit our website at www.nhcherbs.com.


Dixie Bell