Be Healthy: Coffee vs. Tea


We want to make sure you know that our main purpose is to make sure you stay healthy. So…at the risk of infuriating millions of Americans (likely because of the fear of the headaches they will experience from withdrawal if they discontinue use), I am writing this to offer one perspective. Then, you should make the decision that is best for you.

The downsides to coffee: it is highly acidic, leading to inflammation which can cause many health problems. Also, it is apparently very difficult grow, therefore massive quantities of herbicides and
pesticides are used in its cultivation. Additionally, the “buzz” you get from coffee is not the caffeine; rather it is the caffeine stimulating the release of adrenaline. Over time, this leads to depleted
kidney/adrenal function.

The solution (should you decide to kick the habit): start gently on the following steps. Watch out…at some point it may get bumpy, as withdrawal isn’t very pleasant!

Note: To minimize any withdrawal symptoms, it is important to make the following transitions:

Drink only organic regular coffee for a few days.
Drink half organic, half organic steam-distilled decaf for a few days.
Drink organic steam-distilled decaf only for a few days. (FYI: there is still caffeine in decaf coffee. The decaffeination process never removes all of the caffeine.)
Drink green tea for a few days.
Drink Chai tea (Indian Spice tea with little or, better yet, no black tea). We have a fantastic recipe here.


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Acupuncture and Sciatic Pain

Here is a note we received from a patient about his pain and how we helped him:

diagram of the sciatic nerve

“After being treated for my back, left leg, and my sciatica in my left leg for a month with only little relief from my chiropractor treatments, I decided to visit Curry and try acupuncture treatments at Acupuncture & Holistic Health Associates.

Before my acupuncture treatments, it hurt when I walked and I had to bend forward when I walked! Now, after a month of treatments, I can walk straight up and without any pain!! Also, my sciatica in my leg is healed. Last week, I went back to playing eight holes of golf and sailing on my sailboat!

Thank you Curry and your staff!

-Jerome B.”

Over the years we have helped MANY people who were suffering from sciatica and other chronic pain conditions. If you are in pain, check to see if acupuncture can help you. If you don’t know where to start, you can always give our office a call. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.