Those creamy and gentle cappuccinos, soft like butterfly kisses or those smooth, tall and dark, Italian or French, kick in the backside morning brews topped with flawless caramel colored crema, have often woken the poet in us to sing odes to this heavenly perfection.
I’m sure I speak for everybody when I say that Milk and Coffee are the perfect pair, unless of course your religion is strictly Tea or you have an allergy to milk…
When mucus related problems exist – such as discharges from the nose or other parts of the body, frequent colds, asthma, allergies, sinus problems, tumors, cysts, constipation, colon trouble, profuse growth of Candida albicanis, excess weight or thick tongue coating – dairy users might want to consider using better quality and/or less dairy products. That includes milk, all cheeses, yogurts, kefir and buttermilk.
This ‘retaining’ property of dairy applies to all animal milk, although most of the preceding discussion on dairy has referred to commercial cow’s milk. Goat’s milk however, has different properties. Those with excess mucus would still want to be cautious in the use of goat’s milk, but it forms far less mucus than cow’s milk as the fat structure in their milk is much more digestible than that of cow’s milk.
And because goats that graze freely enjoy a large variety of leaves, grasses and herbs, their milk contains rich amounts of nutrients not found in cow’s milk. For this reason goats milk is universally prescribed as a superior product for many types of deficiency, from youth to old age. When animal product nutrition is needed, raw goats milk is usually a good choice.
When caffeine is taken in excess, any of several symptoms usually result: anxiety, nervousness, insomnia or light sleep patterns, various types of heart disease, stomach and intestinal maladies, and moodiness. When consumed regularly, as little as two cups of coffee can initiate these symptoms.
Coffee is warming, stimulating, diuretic and purgative. It has also been considered a mental stimulant, helping the user through periods of sluggishness from toxic overload. Coffee also purges the bowels in individuals who are commonly constipated from heavy fatty diet.
The acid in the coffee eats away the villi of the small intestine, reducing their effectiveness in supporting nutrient assimilation – most heavy coffee drinkers are deficient in calcium and other minerals.
Assuming that you have decided to give up coffee, withdrawal from it can be difficult as with most intoxicants. When coffee is stopped abruptly, headaches and constipation may result as well as drowsiness and moodiness. Lots of water and drinks made from barley or wheat grass juice powders help detoxify in any withdrawal program.
If I have inspired you to take a closer look at your health, there is a book I recommend you start with – ‘Healing with Whole Foods’ by Paul Pitcford. It is a written from both Asian Tradition and Modern Nutrition point of view, providing the essential information for becoming skillful in healing through diet.