Caffeine and adrenal glands
The smell of freshly ground coffee beans in the morning... trendy cafes selling coffee in various shapes and forms... a typical start of the day for most people, right? I myself used to start the day with a black coffee, knocking myself out even more with two or three more cups during the day. Fortunately, I stopped drinking it a long time ago, but the process took me quite a long time. At first I replaced it with decaffeinated coffee, which I then replaced with green tea, alternating with various cereal coffees, acorn, chicory, etc.
If I had more knowledge at the time, I would have used herbs that have supportive functions, for example licorice root, or Ashwagandha. What is also worth to recommend, and which I came to later, is cold/warm showers in the morning. They stimulate the body wonderfully giving us only the positive results.
Why is coffee not suitable for humans? First of all because it is very aggressive to all our cells, organs/glands and causes high levels of acidity (and acids are corrosive). It is a powerful stimulant and is addictive. A healthy person should easily function without it. However, how often do people get up in the morning and cannot open their second eye without drinking a cup of the black liquid. The caffeine in coffee (and tea, including green tea) is highly toxic to the liver, digestive tract, heart and endocrine glands, especially the adrenal glands.
The adrenal glands are an incredibly important gland in the body- they produce steroids and hormones, are responsible for sugar metabolism (if you have sugar problems, it's due to an adrenal imbalance), produce neurotransmitters, etc. When we supply ourselves with stimulants in the form of caffeine, we weaken the adrenal glands. We force them to work excessively, which sooner or later causes them to become exhausted. They stop producing what our body needs. This often leads to serious health problems, a constant feeling of exhaustion and a lack of energy and strength to perform any activity. Over time, we find that we need to drink more and more coffee to achieve the same "waking up" effect, and the energy crash from drinking coffee becomes more and more noticeable.
If the adrenal glands are imbalanced - the time it takes to clear them and restore their ability to function properly can be really long. If you dream of functioning at full power without taking caffeine, the first thing you need to do is to stop taking in the very caffeine. Try it for a week - do you go through the day with the same level of energy? If, after stopping caffeine, you experience an energy crash, you have no strength to live and function, this means that you have exhausted/overstimulated your adrenal glands either with stimulants or through the stress. This is a serious signal for you to think about yourself.
What actually happens when you drink coffee? Why do I demonise it so much? When you take caffeine, your neurons send a message to your pituitary gland, which tells your adrenal glands to produce adrenaline and cortisol. Your nervous system is put into a 'fight or flight' state, as happens when you are under severe stress. This system is based on the fact that if, for example, while walking in the woods, you suddenly meet a bear that wants to attack and eat you- almost all of your energy is diverted into preparing you to flee in order to save your life (accelerated breath, heartbeat, blood pressure, tense muscles, etc.). The other places / organs in the body are treated in such moment almost as unimportant and their work is strongly slowed down and the energy supply strongly reduced. How is the digestive system, organs, etc. supposed to function properly in such conditions? Well, they don’t. Without the energy they are simply unable to do it in their full potential.
Now imagine what happens if you drink several coffees a day! Your nervous system is then in "fight or flight" mode all day long... every day... for months and years... add to that stress and (apart from the sleeping period) you are operating all the time in a fight for survival mode. Under normal, natural conditions, you may find yourself in this state from time to time (this is how the human body was designed), when you actually need it. Constant stimulation of this kind, on the other hand, is deadly to every cell in your body in the long run.
Caffeine also sucks the life energy out of your cells, dehydrates them, and flushes out the vitamins and minerals. Imagine that after a full night's sleep (which is when you don't eat, drink, and cleansing processes take place), your body needs structured water to re-energize cells, flush fluids, aid in the removal of toxins, etc. and instead, it gets a serving of coffee, which adds even more crap to the already existing mess. It's like going to the toilet in your house for years and not flushing after yourself. After a while you drown in your own sewage.
There will be those who will say that coffee is healthy. Or that one coffee a day will not kill anyone. The mind will find a whole host of excuses and reasons/evidence (even "scientific") to get what it wants.
Let's look at it from another perspective: is quality of life (in health until the old age) more important to you, or the short-term "pleasure" of drinking coffee every day (and there won't be many of them in such case) and getting problems in the old age (or in fact, much earlier)? Wouldn't you rather wake up every morning with the same energy level without having to stimulate your body to start functioning? A balanced healthy body does not need stimulation.
Of course there is nothing wrong with having a cup of coffee once in a while. I myself sometimes, maybe once a year or even less often, drink decaffeinated coffee (I don't take caffeine in any form anymore), but it's more about smelling it than actually drinking it :)
To sum up, you don't need caffeine for anything. It exhausts your body slowly leading to serious health consequences. Caffeine withdrawal is associated with detox symptoms, just like any other addiction like alcohol, sweets, drugs, bread, etc. and you should be aware of that.
However, if you are ready to make changes in your life and bet on its quality, your body will certainly thank you for it.