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wtfgod 0 · June 22, 2014 at 7:48 AM

Because God put it there...lol, j/k :D

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by 129 · June 06, 2014 at 6:18 PM

I love coffee, the smell, taste, buzz, everything. Recently, not sure why, after I drink coffee I have been getting mild anxiety symptoms. Pounding heart, chest tightness, etc. Ive researched it and there is a TON of info on caffeine's effect on... (more)

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Elliefrance 0 · June 06, 2014 at 7:45 AM

Coffee can lead to a feeling of being jittery and an increased heart rate. It's possible to drink coffee and not have any of these experiences.

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by 974 · December 12, 2013 at 1:12 PM

I cut down my caffeine dramatically for the past month. From 5 cups of coffee a day to about 1. I have gained at least 6-10 pounds and having major aches and pains that I never experienced before that won't go away. It can't be due to... (more)

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raydawg 0 · December 12, 2013 at 1:09 PM

Makes sense, caffeine raises your heart rate, so you burn off more calories with it than without it. It's also ergogenic if you take it before working out. Not sure about the aches - did you by some chance switch to decaf? If you did and... (more)

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by 0 · November 18, 2013 at 4:51 AM

Close friend has gut dysbiosis and is finding "healthy" (actually healthy, not SAD-idea-healthy) confusing. Previous attempts at Paleo/PHD resulted in too low carb/no energy, or feeling overly restricted. (along the lines of "Non-grassfed... (more)

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BobK 0 · November 18, 2013 at 4:51 AM

I usually don't recommend this but perhaps a visit to the doctor is inorder to rule out any serious condition. But with respect to diet... they didn't get ill overnight so corrections need not be done all at once. Take the easy shots... (more)

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by 45 · August 24, 2013 at 1:07 AM

Two weeks ago I started breaking out in hives after breakfast and lunch. Never had hives or any allergy before except for a mild cat allergy. I finally figured out this week that it was coffee, so it could just be caffeine in general but I don't... (more)

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Ryanyum 0 · August 23, 2013 at 11:56 PM

could be micotoxins in the brew your drink, or moldy coffee why not try some bullet proof stuff?

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by 78 · August 12, 2013 at 7:36 AM

I'm prone to fits of what I guess you could call hunger rage. If I get/feel hungry I get horribly irrational, irritable and aggressive. Whole worldview shift and you'd swear I wasn't the same person I was when I was full. In short, I am not... (more)

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Mr_Snowman 0 · August 12, 2013 at 7:36 AM

I'd like to give you my thoughts on the "paleo budget". Since I started a whole foods diet, I've actually saved quite a lot of money. Here's what I no longer spend money on: vending machines convenience stores restaurants ready-to-eat... (more)

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by 25 · August 07, 2014 at 1:06 AM

Since I started paleo I've found that I no longer rely on coffee throughout the days and that I can quite happily go without it and have boundless energy. Also I was researching the side effects of caffeine on metabolism, ketosis, mental state... (more)

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karla2000 0 · July 24, 2013 at 7:12 AM

I've heard that coffee and smoking are appetite suppresants. So, my answer is "yes".

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by 14 · July 16, 2013 at 6:38 AM

I can't stop snacking on several hundred calories worth on cacao a day. Specifically, I consume lots of chocolate cheese. (I melt the bakers chocolate in a fondue set and then pour it over a wheel of Brie cheese.) Sometime I layer it on cheddar... (more)

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Bill_Lagakos 0 · July 16, 2013 at 12:55 AM

Are you gaining weight? If not, rock on. Cheese and unsweetened chocolate aren't the types of foods associated with deleterious metabolic outcomes.

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by 292 · June 20, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Hi guys i am going to start having a small amount caffeine before my workouts! Is there any good healthy sources of caffeine that you recommend? I'm thinking about trying just a shot of black coffee! Has anybody else tried this? If so i'd like... (more)

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Paleo_Moxie 0 · June 20, 2013 at 9:05 PM

I drink black coffee and tea on occasion. I don't add anything to either unless fruit or honey to tea.

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by 100 · May 23, 2013 at 10:49 PM

For a few years I have avoided many foods with caffeine because I have a reaction to it. I would get anxious, nervous and jittery from a small cup of coffee or piece of chocolate. Since going paleo I have reintroduced chocolate (100% cacao) and... (more)

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greymouser 0 · May 23, 2013 at 1:24 PM

If you are gluten sensitive, then a common effect from gluten is a perforated gut. A perforated gut allows thing that shouldn't be let in, in; and let's more of substances that would take longer to absorb in, faster. Caffeine is absorbed all... (more)

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by 2944 · April 12, 2013 at 1:08 PM

I do fairy sustained, intense activity in the early evenings two days a week (soccer), and I often have a cup or two of coffee in the hours prior. I only started drinking coffee a month or so ago, and have noticed since that I need to I need to... (more)

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August 0 · April 11, 2013 at 1:22 PM

This is normal.

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by 10 · April 21, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Hey Y'all. I'm 18 years old and had acne since around age 14. Switching to a paleo diet a year ago and realizing some food intolerances has cleared it up about 85% maybe. But I've noticed recently that when I start drinking coffee again (just... (more)

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norwegian_girl 0 · April 07, 2013 at 5:26 PM

yes, probably the high content of caffein that triggers acne. I started with paleo to get rid of acne. I had to quit drinking coffee because of the breakouts I get from it.

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by 511 · March 13, 2013 at 2:03 PM

For years I was a 6-8-ish cup day coffee drinker and because caffeine impacts my sleep I would always finish my coffee by noon thinking it would be out of my system and not impact my sleep. Well, for the last 6 weeks or so I've strictly limited... (more)

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David_McC 0 · March 12, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Well, the chances are you're not going to know how it impacts you, unless you try. I've given up coffee recently. I used to have at least a double espresso a day, rarely two. Sometimes in a latte, sometimes not. I have done that for years. I... (more)

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by 691 · March 16, 2013 at 9:22 AM

Does caffeine have a positive or negative effect on your hormones? Which ones? In what way? Does caffeine release insulin or growth hormone? Can too much caffeine lower testosterone or increase estrogen? Can caffeine have an impact on your... (more)

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Hemming 0 · March 02, 2013 at 7:19 AM

I drink one or two cups of black coffee each day first of all because I like the taste of it. Secondly, I'm recovering from a period of 'starvation' and as coffee decreases muscle wasting and increases lipolysis I get a (maybe insignificant)... (more)

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by 80 · August 11, 2013 at 12:22 PM

I am exhausted upon waking (5am) and feel burnt-out every afternoon. Please hack my sleep! My hours at work changed last summer and I needed to start waking up at 5am instead of 6am for the opening shift. It didn't work out well. I???d get... (more)

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Lindsey_7 0 · February 19, 2013 at 4:00 PM

So, I really believe now it is the caffeine that's doing the damage. The last few weeks I know I overdosed as I was using it pre-workout/working out frequently and using it to cope with stress. At work I have the illusion of being 'pretty good'... (more)

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by 259 · February 14, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Hi All, Looking for connection between caffeine and my migraines, found this book: The Decaf Diet Not sure if author links caffeine intake to migraines, but he surely talks about numerous issues related to caffeine in his opinion, like fat... (more)

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ccorradino 0 · February 14, 2013 at 12:33 PM

I had nasty migraines for a couple years, and haven't had one in a few years now. I drink 8oz coffee a day, and have wondered if quitting would trigger a migraine. Occasionally, I'll see sparkly auras after a sneeze or something, but never the... (more)

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by 767 · July 26, 2013 at 6:39 PM

Is there any physiological reason why caffeine doesn't seem to work for me? I am not a regular coffee drinker (probably indulged around 8 times in the past year). I do indulge in 3 squares of 85-90% dark chocolate about 2x weekly. Lately I've been... (more)

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Hepoberman 0 · January 14, 2013 at 12:29 PM

Genetics is one reason. Caffeine is primarily metabolized by the liver enzyme cytochrome P450 1A2 (CYP1A2). The form of the SNP rs762551 a person has determines how fast CYP1A2 metabolizes caffeine http://snpedia.com (more)

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by 99 · January 08, 2013 at 7:49 AM

Give it to me straight.

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Derek_2 0 · January 08, 2013 at 2:35 AM

I'll take a pickline right to the juggular please. I'm pretty confident I could kick my oxygen habit before coffee. Honestly, I can't see it being awesome for you, especially in the levels I consume it. But you have to ask yourself, is life... (more)

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by 4292 · March 03, 2013 at 4:07 PM

I'm thinking of doing the January W30 and the only sticking point for me is caffeine. I'll admit it: I'm an addict. I work too hard and sleep too little and if I'm going to wrestle myself out of bed at 5:45am to go run tabata sprints, I need a... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · March 03, 2013 at 4:07 PM

I have sought this too, because I get a bad reaction from the tannins in coffee/tea/chocolate. I just take caffeine pills, which are basically just caffeine and a bit of glucose, thus avoiding the need for energy drinks. This helps reduce the... (more)

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by 71 · December 18, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Hello Paleo Hackers, I came to Paleo for mainly to change my mood. I've had clinical depression for almost a decade now and am still transitioning to Paleo. It's hard to assess what my mood will be like once i am fully acclimated to the diet... (more)

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Adrienne_5 0 · December 17, 2012 at 11:36 PM

I inadvertently fell into a paleo diet while trying to cure my 4+ year long struggle with moderate depression (dysthymia) and the addiction to carbs and sugar that came along with it. In terms of 'normal mood' changes that I noticed, I find myself... (more)

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by 240 · December 07, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Is black tea really such an unhealthy tea due to tannins,caffeine.Does it give you acne?

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David_Gomes 0 · December 07, 2012 at 9:08 AM

Well! if u ask me i consider both black and green....since Green tea is loaded with the compound epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg), a powerful anti-oxidant. Since the fermentation process used to make black tea converts EGCg into other compounds,... (more)

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by 1405 · November 27, 2012 at 5:58 PM

So, I was reading an article about caffeine and it said: Caffeine also has a dramatic effects on the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands regulate hormone levels within the body. Most notably of theses hormones are the ???fight or flight???... (more)

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Samantha_9 0 · November 18, 2012 at 11:41 PM

I started drinking coffee throughout the AM (more for the taste, less for the "wake-up call") and found that I started holding onto a bit more weight than usual. On top of that, I was feeling incredibly fatigued by the end of the day, and would... (more)

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by 806 · November 11, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Ok, so I have been somewhat skeptical in the past of certain claims within the paleo community, as my posting history here likely shows. But I have gradually "evolved" in my thinking on this issue, (Largely due to having recently rejected... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · November 10, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Paleo is not reenactment. Just because coffee wasn't consumed during human evolution thousands of years ago doesn't mean that it's bad or that it shouldn't be consumed today. "What would Grok do?" is a fine simplifying rule for paleo, but it's... (more)

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by 2407 · November 01, 2012 at 1:29 AM

Ideas? I've finally built up my tolerance so that I don't over react to my love of coffee. I can drink it now and not become too stimulated. That's nice, but I wonder if the fat burning effects get affected by the tolerance issue?? (more)

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CD 0 · November 01, 2012 at 1:29 AM

according to: http://examine.com/supplements/Caffeine/ It appears that the answer is yes and no. The stimulant effect on fat burn is directly related to tolerance, and thus tolerant means less fat burn. Caffeine has the mechanisms to increase... (more)

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by 145 · January 07, 2013 at 5:30 PM

I really struggle when it comes to hot drinks on this diet. I am following a version of the Autoimmune Protocol so coffee is out for me. I am not a fan of green tea either, just can't stomach the stuff. I am looking for Autoimmune Protocol... (more)

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Nachi 0 · October 26, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Rooibos tea, aka Red African tea, is caffeine free, and in my opinion, delicious. I'm not sure how it fits in to the AIP, though. It is technically an herb, not tea. I've seen it stocked at all the major supermarkets. Tazo Tea makes an Organic... (more)