Organic Coffee for Cancer

One of our readers asked about the use of organic coffee for cancer. Here is what we know.

  1. Coffee has been shown to reduce the incidence of at least two forms of cancer.
  2. Coffee has no known use in the treatment of cancer.
  3. Drinking very hot beverages including coffee is linked to esophageal cancer.
  4. And coffee has lots of other health benefits

Cancer Prevention with Coffee

There are a lot of health benefits of drinking coffee, including reduction of cancer risk. The New York Times quotes the World Health Organization. Coffee may protect against cancer.

An influential panel of experts convened by the World Health Organization concluded on Wednesday that regularly drinking coffee could protect against at least two types of cancer.

The clearest evidence is that ovarian and uterine cancer risks are reduced by coffee consumption. Other cancers that coffee probably helps prevent are colon cancer, prostate cancer, and endometrial cancer.

Treating Cancer with Coffee

Coffee enemas are suggested by some as a way to detoxify the body and treat cancer. We went to the Mayo Clinic web site for info regarding colon cleansing.

Colon cleansing is normally used as preparation for medical procedures such as colonoscopy. However, some alternative medicine practitioners also offer colon cleansing for other purposes, such as detoxification.

But colon cleansing – also called a colonic or a colonic irrigation – for such purposes isn’t necessary. That’s because your digestive system and bowel already eliminate waste material and bacteria from your body.

During a colon cleanse, large amounts of water – sometimes up to 16 gallons (about 60 liters) – and possibly other substances, such as herbs or coffee, are flushed through the colon. This is done using a tube that’s inserted into the rectum. In some cases, smaller amounts of water are used and are left to sit in the colon for a short time before being removed.

Proponents of colon cleansing believe that toxins from your gastrointestinal tract can cause a variety of health problems, such as arthritis, allergies and asthma. They believe that colon cleansing improves health by removing toxins, boosting your energy and enhancing your immune system. However, there’s no evidence that colon cleansing produces these effects.

And colon cleansing can sometimes be harmful. In fact, coffee enemas sometimes used in colon cleansing have been linked to several deaths. Colon cleansing can also cause less serious side effects, such as cramping, bloating, nausea and vomiting.

The bottom line is that there is no place for the use of regular or organic coffee in treating cancer but cancer prevention is another matter.

Human Colon

Human Colon

Is Your Coffee Too Hot?

Last year we wrote, do not to drink very hot coffee.

The one warning from WHO is that very hot beverages are associated with a higher incidence of esophageal cancer. It’s not what you drink but how hot it is served that increases the risk of cancer of the esophagus.

In reviewing the most recent scientific evidence over the past 25 years since its last analysis on the matter, the WHO concluded that coffee should no longer be considered a carcinogen and that it may actually have positive effects for your body when it comes to two types of cancers – liver and uterine cancers.

There was another significant finding: “Very hot” beverages “probably” cause cancer. This is mostly based on studies related to the consumption of a traditional drink called mate or cimarrón in South America where the tea can be taken at temperatures around 158 degrees Fahrenheit (or 70 degrees Celsius). That’s significantly hotter than people in North America or Europe usually consume their drinks.

So, if you are used to drinking your boiling hot coffee before it cools, think again.

Boiling Hot Coffee

Boiling Hot Coffee

More Health Benefits from Coffee

Coffee drinkers are less likely to develop Type II diabetes. And the more coffee they drink, up to six cups a day, the less likely they are to develop the disease. Other conditions that coffee helps prevent include depression, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, liver cirrhosis, and many more. Coffee drinkers tend to live longer as the antioxidants in coffee reduce the effects of inflammatory conditions seen with aging. This may well be part of why coffee helps prevent various cancers. And, along the way coffee enhances athletic performance can even makes sex better!

Does Coffee Enhance Athletic Performance - Tennis

Coffee – Athletic Performance

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