The World’s Diet Is Dangerously High In Caffeine

For the past several weeks, we have been sharing the reasons why the ‘World’s Diet’ is such a dangerous diet.

In this Health Tip we are going to examine another substance that is addictive and extremely toxic to the body, just as we learned animal source foods, refined sugar, and refined grains are.

Additionally, this addictive and toxic substance (drug) is devoid of fiber, and contains no nutrition. Yet it is consumed by a high percentage of both children and adults if they consume the World’s Diet.

Caffeine is its name of this addictive and toxic substance.

It is a substance found in coffee, many teas, and most soft drinks.

Webster’s Dictionary defines “caffeine” as “a white crystalline, bitter alkaloid, C8H10N4O2, derived from coffee or tea, used medically as a stimulant.”

Another alkaloid that has a similar effect upon the body as caffeine istheobromine.

Theobromine is found in chocolate and is defined by Webster’s Dictionary as“a crystalline alkaloid powder, C7H8N4O2 related to caffeine, obtained from the cacao bean and used chiefly in medicine as a diuretic and stimulant.”

You will notice that both “caffeine” and “theobromine” are defined as “alkaloids” along with being “stimulants” in Webster’s Dictionary. This is an important factor in our effort to learn more about these toxic substances.

Below, please note the bad company these stimulating alkaloids keep as Webster’s Dictionary defines “alkaloids”:

“Any of a large class of bitter tasting, nitrogen containing, alkaline ring compounds common in plants and including caffeine, theobromine, morphine C17, H19, N2, , nicotine C10, H14, N2, quinine C20, H24, N2, O2, and strychnine C21, H22, N2, NO2.” 

But before we go any further, I need to lay a little biblical foundation for what will follow, so that we can better understand why “caffeine” and “theobromine” are so dangerous to the body:

The Bible Tells Us In Psalm 139:14

“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”

Truer words were never spoken! The physical body we each possess is “wonderfully made” (by God), and it is important that we realize the body we each possess is comprised of approximately 100 trillion living cells.

If we keep our bodily fluids purified and our cells free of toxic build-up, we will experience health.

If we fail to keep our bodily fluids purified and our cells free of toxic build-up, we get sick.

We keep our bodily fluids purified and our cells free of toxic build-up when we cease consuming toxic substances and start consuming the primarily raw, 100% plant based foods God designed our bodies to thrive on — especially when our diets include an abundance of raw vegetable juices and green smoothies.

If We Want To Promote Health And Avoid Disease

If we want to promote health and avoid disease, we must carefully avoid placing protoplasmic poisons into the body.

Yet, on a daily basis, the average person consuming the World’s Diet is placing protoplasmic poisons into their bodies, not realizing that every one of these poisons is a toxic drug that does great harm to the body!

These drugs may be in the form of caffeine, theobromine (a drug related to caffeine), inorganic sodium chloride (white table salt), refined sugar, alcohol, nicotine and other drugs derived from plants  including but limited to marijuana, cocaine, heroin, along with doctor prescribed and over-the-counter drugs.

Not a single one of these substances are a food that will nourish the physical body.

They are all addictive drugs, that will poison the body.

Sadly, most of these drugs are socially accepted and even cherished, commercially advertised, some medically prescribed, and often government subsidized.

Caffeine Is A Drug

Coffee is the most popular and widely used stimulant in the world and coffee is the major source of caffeine.

Coffee is also the most popular beverage in the world, with tea and caffeinated soda coming in second and third place.

One cup of drip coffee contains 150 mg of caffeine; one cup of brewed black tea 50 mg of caffeine; and green tea, which is being so highly touted for its antioxidant properties, can contain as much caffeine as black tea. (Three cups of decaffeinated coffee still has the same amount of caffeine remaining in it as a cup of regular coffee.)

A 12-ounce can of caffeinated soft drink contains 50 mg of caffeine, and an 8-ounce bar of milk chocolate contains 50 mg of caffeine.

Raw Chocolate

While many realize the dangers inherent in the average commercial chocolate product, there is an organic, raw chocolate craze sweeping the raw food movement today, with some touting its benefits.

However, on closer examination we learn the following about raw organic chocolate:

The cacao bean, from which organic raw chocolate is made, contains: methylxanthines (a stimulating drug known as caffeine), theobromine, and theophyllin, (all of which are known to produce permanent degenerative alterations in cellular protoplasm). The cacao bean also contains more tannin than tea, plus oxalic acid, cannabinoids, and aflatoxins.

Dr. John McDougall Speaks On The Subject Of Caffeine

Following are a few quotes taken from Dr. John McDougall’s book “The McDougall Plan”:

(1) “Some of the most popular drugs consumed by people of affluent western nations are found in coffee beans, tea leaves, and cocoa beans (chocolate) . . . all of which contain a group of natural substances known as methylxanthines. These chemicals include caffeine, theophylline, and theobromine. Many prescription and nonprescription drugs also contain methylxanthines.

(2) “One of the most important of the methylxanthines is the popular drug ‘caffeine’. . . undesirable effects from the stimulating properties of caffeine include: elevated heart rate, irregular heartbeat, increased blood pressure, frequent urination, increased gastric acid secretion (which contributes to indigestion, gastritis, and ulcers), nervousness, irritability, insomnia, loss of appetite, nausea, and diarrhea. Obviously, discontinuing caffeine will relieve the problems caused by this drug. It is particularly important for someone with hypertension who is trying to lower his or her blood pressure to stop drinking caffeinated beverages.

(3) “Caffeine has been shown to cause birth defects in animals and is suspected of causing the same defects in humans. It would follow that you should completely avoid coffee, tea, colas, and chocolate in all forms during pregnancy.

(4) “All three of the methylxanthines can stimulate growth of breast cells, causing painful enlargement of breast tissue and benign lumps. This condition is known as fibrocystic disease. . . In as many as 90 percent of women with fibrocystic disease, these benign breast lumps significantly improve or completely disappear in two to six months when methylxanthines are eliminated from the diet. There is also concern from investigators that the chronic stimulation of the breast tissue by methylxanthines may progress to cancer of the breast. Cancer of the bladder also has been related to caffeine use.

(5) “One more undesirable effect of caffeine is that the drug has been shown to cause loss of calcium from the body. Therefore, another dietary maneuver you can use to prevent and possibly correct thin, calcium-deficient bones, or osteoporosis, would be to discontinue use of caffeine.

(6) “The body actually becomes physically addicted to caffeine. When you attempt to quit taking this drug, expect withdrawal symptoms such as headaches, anxiety, irritability, drowsiness, tension, and depression. Withdrawal symptoms can last as long as a week. ”

Dr. Russell Blaylock Speaks Out On The Subject Of Caffeine

In the November 2005 issue of Newsmax magazine Dr. Blaylock reports:

“Caffeine is considered to be the most widely used psychoactive substance in the world. In some ways it is acting like MDMA (Ecstasy) and cocaine. That is, it stimulates brain cells intensively . . . If you stop drinking caffeine you will notice two things right away: that you cannot stay awake and that you have a splitting headache . . . This is because the brain has turned down the sensitivity to caffeine so much that your brain is struggling to remain conscious. The headache is because of rebound dilation of the blood vessels in the scalp. . . Excessive caffeine has several dangers. With high consumption, one can have a sudden seizure or even abnormal heartbeats. On some occasions the abnormal heartbeats – called arrhythmias – can lead to sudden death, especially if your magnesium is low.”

More Adverse Effects Research Has Revealed

  • Caffeine stresses the nervous system, increases uric acid production and can lead to kidney damage. Researchers at Boston University Medical Center consider coffee intake to be associated with heart attacks and cancer, and when used with sugar becomes even more harmful.
  • “Coffee nerves” or “coffee jitters” can occur after 150 mg (1 cup) are ingested, while physiological and psychological dependence can occur at 300 mg/day (just 2 cups of coffee).
  • 62% of Americans in a recent survey claimed they “. . . could not function . . .” without their daily coffee (caffeine) intake.
  • Children are far more susceptible to caffeine intoxication due to lighter body weight and comparative purity of physiology. Parents who wouldn’t dream of giving their children coffee are giving them the equivalent dose of caffeine every time they let them indulge in caffeinated soft drinks, cocoa, iced tea, and chocolate.
  • Most of the caffeine taken from coffee in the decaffeinization process is bought by the soft drink industry and added to sodas!
  • Caffeine intoxication is a form of severe poisoning that occurs at the cellular level when as little as 250 mg of caffeine is consumed in a day. This toxic stimulant may result in heart palpitations, stomach irritation, dizziness, muscle tension and trembling, insomnia, shortness of breath, diarrhea, ringing ears, lightheadedness, and headaches.
  • Caffeine first triggers an adrenalin release and then mimics the “fight-or-flight” response by stimulating the cardio-respiratory and central nervous systems. Every cell, organ, and system is affected by caffeine.
  • Caffeine increases blood pressure, causes irregular heart rate, and restricts brain blood flow. It is implicated in cardiovascular disease.
  • Six cups of coffee daily doubles heart attack risk.
  • Caffeine stimulates overproduction of gastric pepsin/hydrochloric acid, contributing to the formation of stomach ulcers.
  • Besides all of the above, caffeine can stimulate mental disorders with symptoms identical to “anxiety neurosis”: nervousness, irritability, self-consciousness, moodiness, and/or depression. Indeed, some people who suffer from mental disorders are undoubtedly “adding fuel to the fire” when they become caught in a vicious circle of caffeine use.

Caffeine is either the cause or a contributing cause of many of the physical and psychological problems being experienced today.

Please remember that caffeine and theobromine are addictive drugs! Along with animal source foods, refined sugar, refined grains, and table salt, these substances are the killer foods of our day — and the cause of most physical problems.

Join us next week for another informative Hallelujah Health Tip!

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14 comments

  1. oh my gosh i knew these were bad for you but did not know how bad and all that they were really doing

    • Thankl You for sharing this is got me thinking about what im eating and you know i have just about everyone of these problems with my health this is not funny please pray for me that i will start disipling myself because the desire to eat these for me right now is strong h—–e—–l—–p

  2. cannabis is not an addictive drug. it has many beneficial uses including cancer treatment and has never harmed anyone! google rick simpson run from the cure! many people including george malkmus are very uninformed on cannabis! I think george is a great man and has saved thousands of lives but he needs to do his homework on cannabis. 6000 years and not one death. its an herb not a drug. even the bible says the seeds and herbs are for mans benefit,

    • Not every herb and seed God placed on Earth is good for you. However, Galatians 5:19-21 says, “Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”

      In this passage, the word sorcery implies “the use or administering of drugs,” from the original translated Greek word pharmakeia, according to Strong’s Concordance.

      Not only is sorcery found in Galatians, but in a multitude of other verses as well, all implying the use of marijuana and other drugs.

      The most serious of these is Revelation 9:20-21 and Revelation 18:23, where scripture tells us mind-altering drug use, as experience by those who smoke weed or use other drugs, will lead to destruction and punishment for those who will not repent:

      “The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, so as not to worship demons, and the idols of gold and of silver and of brass and of stone and of wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk; and they did not repent of their murders nor of their sorceries nor of their immorality nor of their thefts,” (Revelation 9:20-21).

      “…and the light of a lamp will not shine in you any longer; and the voice of the bridegroom and bride will not be heard in you any longer; for your merchants were the great men of the earth, because all the nations were deceived by your sorcery,” (Revelation 18:23).

      Besides the moral question, there is the legal question. Christians are commanded by the scriptures to be in subjection to governing authorities and submit to every human institution.

      Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves. (Romans 13:1-2)

      The only exception to this command would be if those in authority directly contradicted the commands of God.19 Since smoking marijuana was never a command of God, Christians should not smoke marijuana where doing so is illegal.

      • Hi Donna, all you said is true, however, u must include ALL drugs (poisons) which include prescription drugs. drug is a drug whether made in a lab or in a greenhouse or basement. in fact prescription drugs have more fatal side effects and is far more worse than getting a little high off grass. and if you study further, the word sorcery in the bible, i think revelations, refers to magic potions which English interprets as prescription drugs and synthetics. ALL drugs are bad for this GOD made body because it alters its normal operating functions. 🙂

  3. hey george dont lump cannabis in with cocaine and heroin~ google rick simpson /run from the cure. using cannabis oil to cure multiple cases of cancer also glaucoma.

  4. Honestly, a little caffeine is not going to cause you to have cancer. Small amounts of ORGANIC coffee have been proven to prevent prostate cancer. Also, you are lumping THEOBROMINE into one category. There are actually three different types of theobroma cacao; criollo, forastero and trinitario. Criollo being the highest prized form, which makes up only 1% of the entire cacao(chocolate) supply in the world. On top of this, GMO Cacao(CCN-51) has recently been introduced to the market. GMO products are complete blasphemy to our God in Heaven above. Having exposed that reality I must say that you are throwing the baby out with the bath water. Consuming small amounts of raw chocolate every day does not overload you with theobromine or give you enough to feel the effects. There is actually very little in raw chocolate. Cacao(raw chocolate) is the most chemically complex food on the face of the earth. Cacao is the number one source of Magnesium of any food on the planet, contains 314% of the US RDA of iron per serving, contains the highest concentration of antioxidants than any food in the world, and is also exceptionally rich in chromium, anandamide(the bliss chemical, manganese, zinc, copper, Vitamin C, omega 6-fatty acids, PEA, tryptophan, serotonin, and more! For the tiny amount of theobromine you receive, the antioxidants completely weigh it out! THE HIGHEST CONCENTRATION OF ANTIOXIDANTS IN THE WORLD WILL PREVENT CANCER MORE THAN A LITTLE THEOBROMINE WILL EVER CAUSE IT. I PRAISE GOD FOR THIS AMAZING, NATURAL, MIRACLE THAT HE HAS PROVIDED US IN THIS FOOD!

  5. Jeannette (JAN) Rommereim

    Well……………where do I go from here? I drink tea occasionally, but mostly 2-3 cups of instant coffee throughout the day. Tell me, what hot beverage do you recommend and I will be willing to try it. I really need to know and would love to hear your reply. Eating out, I find most restaurants do not serve good tasting coffee, so I usually order a pot of hot water along with several lemon wedges and can be happy with that……….and save money as well. Jan R – California

  6. What exactly is organic coffee, does that relate to cocoa also?
    I grew up in the island, where the the cocoa tree was readily accessable for food, that is fresh, hot cocoa/ chocolate in the a.m.
    Yvonne

  7. I understand that green tea also contains natural occurring caffeine. Is that correct? People drink this all the time and it is purported to have health benefits.

  8. DrJerryLeeHooverND

    I agree with everything you have written. the same information can be found in my book NATURAL MEDICINE which I wrote over 17 years ago.
    Dr. Jerry Lee Hoover N.D.

  9. i don’t drink coffee. i am a vegan, but i always drink very weak organic green iced tea, chilled w/o ice. 5-6 tea bags to a gallon of distilled water. i am not sure if this very weak tea is bad or not. but i will certainly try to drink less of it after reading this.

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