Beyond Blue

Here’s a helpful article by Karen Schroeder, MS, RD, on why and how to cut back on caffeine. It came into my e-mail box a few weeks ago, and I made a point of not reading it because I didn’t want to hear what it had to say.
But after today’s checkup from the neck up (Eric’s description of my shrink visits), I realize that I need to get serious about cutting back on my coffee intake.
So, if you’re in the throes of your coffee addiction, save the article to read for a time after confession with a doctor.
Click here for the full article, which begins this way:

Caffeine is a mild stimulant. Many people drink coffee, tea, or soda for this effect–it helps them feel more awake and alert. However, this stimulant effect can also cause jitters, anxiety, and difficulty sleeping. Each person’s tolerance to caffeine is different, and with age, we appear to become more sensitive to the effects of caffeine.

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