are pros and cons,
when it comes to drinking coffee, after you have been diagnosed with
Not all caffeine is the
same, the way the body metabolizes it.Coffee
metabolizes different than the caffeine in chocolate, teas or other
Problems with drinking coffee, when MS is present can include:
* Drinking coffee adds stress to adrenal glands
You adrenal glands control the production of the "fight" or "flight" hormones, which are produced when you are put in a stressful situation.
you already have a problem with your adrenals being too exhausted or
stressed out already, drinking coffee will make this worse.
is known for
stimulating the adrenal glands. That is what gives you that extra boost
energy after you drink a cup of coffee, but when the adrenal glands are
already over stressed, then you get the spike and crash effect from
can temporarily feel better, after you drink the coffee, but then you
end up feeling much more exhausted after the initial effects of the
coffee wears off.
The adrenal glands are two
small kidney bean size glands, located on top of the kidneys.
The adrenals help regulate
body temperature, energy levels, and control the production of the
flight hormones, adrenaline, as well as epinephrine and norepinephrine.
When you feel that you are
under stress, your adrenal glands kick into high gear to compensate for
need for a boost of energy.
The problem results, that
when you feel that you are under stress for a prolonged period of time,
the adrenal glands become depleted or exhausted, as it is called, and
end up feeling extremely exhausted or overly fatigued.
* Drinking coffee overstimulates the Central Nervous System.
When it comes to Multiple
Sclerosis, MS tends to make the central nervous system over
respond to stimulation
of any kind.
and damages the nerves through out the nervous system and the more
severe your case of MS is, then the more difficult it becomes for your
body to handle stimulation of all kinds.
The nervous system tends to short-circuit more often in the severe cases of Multiple Sclerosis, often making the symptoms of MS
more out of control more often.
If you have a more severe
case of Multiple Sclerosis, it is much less advisable that you drink
consume coffee containing foods or drinks, since this will over stimulate your nervous system even more.
* Drinking coffee can increase MS fatigue
If you have a problem
already with MS fatigue, you should definitely avoid drinking coffee,
when the adrenal glands become overtaxed, like they do when your drink
this just adds to the degree of fatigue that you are already
The tendency is for people
who drink coffee to think that it makes them feel better and that is
initially, but the after effects can make things much worse, especially
you have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.
Coffee also is known for doing
2 other things, as it metabolizes in the body.
* Drinking coffee can put more stress on liver
All caffeine detoxifies
from the body through the liver.Since
many people with MS often already have a problem with the liver not
as well as it should, drinking coffee just adds to the stress on the
Taking the herb milk
thistle can help repair the liver problems often present in most cases
Multiple Sclerosis, but that still doesn’t mean that it is a good idea
to drink coffee.
Also keep in mind that if
you are taking any prescription drugs, then it is not advisable for you
any herbs, until you check with your doctor to find out if the herbs
will be a
problem because of interacting with any medications you are taking
* Drinking coffee spikes blood sugar
Coffee also spikes blood
sugar.If you have
diabetes or Candida,
along with having Multiple Sclerosis, then it is best to avoid drinking
The liver stores the
excess sugar that ends up in your blood, from whenever you eat sugar or
anything related to sugar (even honey or maple syrup) and when you
coffee, the excess sugar that the liver is storing is released intothe blood stream.
So coffee can
spike your blood sugar and if you already have a problem, this can make
things much worse, especially if you drink coffee several times within
the same week.
in the blood stream adds to the feel good or extra feeling of energy
feel after you drink coffee.
If you have hypoglycemic
episodes, where your blood sugar drops to low at times or you have
with metabolizing sugar, it is also best to avoid drinking coffee.
Don’t take any information
from this article as the definite answer for you as to whether you can
coffee or not, when it comes to you having been diagnosed with Multiple
Discuss all of this with
your doctor, since some of this also depends on how your body tends to
things, since not every one’s body is exactly the same as to how it
the foods that you eat or drink each day.
your body appears
to be able to handle you drinking coffee, then go for it, but often
with Multiple Sclerosis, drinking coffee just adds to aggravating the
problems you may already be experiencing with the symptoms of MS.
Remember – be kind to your
body and listen to your body as to how it responds to what foods you
drink and do what helps your body to function better, so that you can
each day, in spite of the Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis.
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