Get ready to give up that morning latte and kiss cola goodbye. Here comes Caffeine Blues
, by Stephen Cherniske, M.S., the first book to expose the dark side of America's No. 1 drug: caffeine. If you are one of the nearly 80 percent of Americans hooked on caffeine--a natural component of coffee, tea, and chocolate and a common ingredient in drugs, soda, candy, and other products--this book will be a wake-up call.
In Caffeine Blues, Cherniske, a nutritional biochemist with more than 25 years of academic research and clinical experience and author of the bestseller The DHEA Breakthrough, reveals the truth about caffeine and explains how to kick the habit forever. Cherniske discusses how caffeine affects the body and brain and why it can increase your risk of dozens of health disorders ranging from osteoporosis, diabetes, and PMS to hypertension and heartburn. After spending 300 pages documenting all of caffeine's evils, Cherniske finally offers a decaffeinated life line: "Off the Bean and on to Vitality," a step-by-step, clinically proven program to help readers kick the habit and boost energy levels naturally. --Ellen Albertson
Author invites feedback for ongoing research
Caffeine Blues is the culmination of more than a decade of research into the effects, side effects and "politics" of this amazing drug. But the book itself has sparked an entirely new level of research as feedback from readers pours into my e-mail (email@example.com) and website (caffeineblues.com). In fact, it is likely that there are millions of people who are adversely affected by the caffeine in coffee, tea, soft drinks, common medications and hidden in a rapidly growing list of foods and beverages.
FDA does not presently require the amount of caffeine to be declared on a food or beverage label. In fact, manufacturers can use non-coffee sources of caffeine (such as guarana, kola nut or bissy nut) and completely avoid disclosure that the product contains caffeine!
If you have a story to tell concerning your experience with caffeine, please contact me so that I can include it in material that I am presenting to the FDA. The American Medical Association and the Center for Science in the Public Interest have both tried unsucessfully to convince FDA to require accurate caffeine labeling. Perhaps a more grass-roots effort with up-to-date research and thousands of personal stories will succeed.
Thank you! Stephen A. Cherniske