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Sep 24, 2020

Java. Brew. Cup-o'-joe. Whatever you may call it, one thing is clear; we love coffee. We’re so hooked on the stuff that it has become the second most consumed beverage on the planet! Across the world, we are chugging down an estimated 2.25 billion cups per day. While this can become a bit of a steamy and controversial topic, there are a few hidden secrets behind the bean's most prized asset. We're talking about caffeine. 

Welcome to Fatal Conveniences™. 

This is a bite-sized segment that parallels The Darin Olien Show. In these segments, we get into society's Fatal Conveniences™. I define these as the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to. These things save us time and trick us into thinking they're actually good for us. But it's those same things that are breaking down our health and the health of the environment around us.

I've spent most of my adult life obsessively researching these "conveniences." On every show, I pick one topic, and we dive into it. My goal is to make you more aware of these traps so that you can push back on them. Remember, it starts with you and the choices you make. So, if you're willing to look at your world from a different perspective and make little tweaks that amount to big changes, then this segment is for you.

Please, don't hurt the messenger! 

Before you guys reach for your pitchforks, you must realize that I'm not totally against coffee. In fact, there are tons of health benefits. But I do want to highlight some caffeine-related facts so that you're more informed when it comes to your morning boost. 

In this Fatal Conveniences™ segment, I'm taking a closer look at caffeine's many aspects and why it's classed as a psychoactive drug. I dive into how much is too much, right down to the milliliter. Also, I explore the unexpected links between caffeine and female fertility. I get into energetic goats in Yemen, the Sufi rituals of southern Arabia, and the caffeine dispute within the inner circles of Coca Cola. 

So, fire up the percolator, listen and learn, folks; this is not one to be missed.

Inside This Fatal Conveniences™ segment:

  • Where our love for coffee began
  • The bitter bean that’s a poisonous pesticide 
  • The ancient rituals of coffee 
  • How caffeine affects your brain
  • What makes caffeine a convenience 
  • The connection between caffeine and stem cells
  • The good things in our brews that we all can enjoy
  • How you can safely consume caffeine

More information you might like:

Caffeine: Addicted to Poison Article

Coffee and Health Study

Caffeine: How much is too much? Mayo Clinic Article

Is Caffeine a Health Hazard? Article

How Coffee Works Article

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