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Brain fog: 8 signs you have it, and 1 quick way to get rid of it

Brain fog: 8 signs you have it, and 1 quick way to get rid of it

by Tina Sendin August 16, 2019 5 min read

Brain fog is a mental lapse or fatigue, which is characterized by difficulty in thinking, understanding and recalling. 

Here are 8 common symptoms of brain fog, and why it happens to the best of us. Read more to find out how to get rid of it.

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The half life of caffeine lasts for hours after your last drink

The half life of caffeine lasts for hours after your last drink

by Tina Sendin August 07, 2019 4 min read

The half life of caffeine determines how long the stimulant remains in the body. It varies from person to person, but it can take several hours for caffeine to be eliminated. That can be good or bad, depending on when you take it. If you have more than your usual dose late in the day, it can lead to a night of tossing, turning and no sleep.

 

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5 more signs you may be “addicted” to caffeine? [Part 2]

5 more signs you may be “addicted” to caffeine? [Part 2]

by Tina Sendin July 25, 2019 4 min read

Earlier, we’ve covered 5 signs that you may be too attached with your caffeine and should be cutting back.

But if you can’t believe it and still hankering for more signs, then this article is for you.

Here are 5 more signs that you have too much love for caffeine.

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5 signs you may be “addicted” to coffee

5 signs you may be “addicted” to coffee

by Tina Sendin July 19, 2019 4 min read

If you’re one of the coffee lovers wondering whether they may be having too much coffee, here are 5 signs that tell you it may be time to take it easy!
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Here's how coffee can make you poo

Here's how coffee can make you poo

by Tina Sendin July 11, 2019 6 min read

We all love our cup of joe. Whether it’s because of the surprising health benefits it brings, the occasional buzz we need, or just a habit we’ve formed, it’s become an indispensable part of our everyday life.

But did you know that “nature’s call” comes with your java fix?

This is NOT a drill.

According to various studies, coffee can make you poop.

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Link between coffee and cancer: what do studies say

Link between coffee and cancer: what do studies say

by Tina Sendin July 08, 2019 3 min read

Early 2018, the coffee-cancer connection was making the rounds, causing java regulars – almost two-thirds of Americans - to get all too jittery. 

There were reports saying that coffee may be carcinogenic or cancer-causing (“may” being the operative word here), following a California court ruling warning consumers about a chemical coming from the brewing/roasting process.

So what do us coffee-lovers need to know?

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Caffeine cycling for chronic users brings back that caffeine kick

Caffeine cycling for chronic users brings back that caffeine kick

by Tina Sendin June 21, 2019 4 min read

Caffeine cycling for chronic users brings back that old black magic. If you’re a regular or chronic caffeine user, you may have noticed the stimulating effects of the substance aren’t as strong as when you first started to take caffeine. If you want to experience that near-bliss you used to get from that first cup of java, you can do caffeine cycling where you stop taking it for a while and then start again.

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Do coffee drinkers live longer?

Do coffee drinkers live longer?

by Tina Sendin June 18, 2019 4 min read

Much of what we know about coffee are its benefits: it perks us up, gives that much-needed boost during an afternoon slump, makes us do better in sports, helps us focus, makes our skin glow, speeds up our metabolism, and essentially gets us in a better mood!

But perhaps the magnitude of coffee’s benefits all boil down to what many coffee lovers and researchers believe:

Coffee drinkers live longer.

But is there scientific evidence behind this claim? This article will find out!

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Depression and caffeine - is it good or bad?

Depression and caffeine - is it good or bad?

by Tina Sendin June 10, 2019 4 min read

The health and wellness communities have long debated the pros and cons of caffeine, with the latter touching on its effects on mental health. Some studies show that caffeine can help alleviate symptoms of depression, while others say it worsens the condition. This article tackles what the studies show and how caffeine affects our mood.

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All you need to know about the afternoon slump (and how to cope)

All you need to know about the afternoon slump (and how to cope)

by Tina Sendin June 06, 2019 4 min read

The afternoon slump would be OK if you could just lie down for a little nap. But most of us have to earn a living, and management would likely frown on anyone who went home from 2 to 4 p.m. for a siesta. Unless (a) you’re somewhere in Europe – where this is perfectly acceptable or (b) you have the total freedom to create your own schedule every day.

But what if an afternoon nap is out of the question? How can you cope with an urge to sleep after lunch?

This article suggests ways on how you can beat the afternoon slump.

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So you think you know coffee? 3 more myths revealed! [PART 2]

So you think you know coffee? 3 more myths revealed! [PART 2]

by Tina Sendin May 17, 2019 3 min read

If you enjoyed all the myth-busting that happened in "PART 1: So you think you know coffee? 3 myths about coffee... debunked!", then here are three more myths and what the real deal behind them are!
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Is caffeine addictive? No, but it sure is habit forming

Is caffeine addictive? No, but it sure is habit forming

by Tina Sendin May 14, 2019 5 min read

Caffeine is NOT addictive, but it sure is habit-forming. You don’t hear about coffee addicts robbing stores and hijacking motorists to get money for a fix. That’s because while caffeine does cause dependence, it isn’t in the same category as opiates or alcohol.

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