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Quitting the Coffee Habit Without Pain and Suffering

I used to drink coffee, but after a lot of trial and error I realized it caused me a lot of pain and suffering. And I’m not talking about the withdrawal symptoms.

Even though 90% of American adults use caffeine on a daily basis, few realize how bad it is for them.

Coffee is the most common source of caffeine, and also the one with the most negative drawbacks. Although health authorities tell us that up to 400 mg. of caffeine a day (the equivalent of 4 cups of coffee) is perfectly healthy, many people are more sensitive to caffeine and can suffer many symptoms when drinking even just one or two cups of coffee.

Symptoms of caffeine sensitivity include

– Back and shoulder pains
– Headaches
– Chronique fatigue and irritability
– Anxiety and panic attacks
– Depression
– Lack of focus and concentration
– Extreme jitters

When I used to drink even very small amounts of coffee or tea, I would fall into a deep depression and become extremely irritable. These symptoms only went away once I eliminated coffee 100%

A big mistake people make is to try to give up coffee “cold turkey.”

For example, many people don’t realize that even cutting down caffeine intake by half can cause extreme withdrawal symptoms like migraines and headaches.

To give up coffee, the best product I have found is a natural herbal coffee called Teeccino. Unlike other coffee replacement, this one tastes great!

I have even served Teeccino to coffee drinkers and they didn’t even realize that they were drinking fake coffee!

You can find Teeccino in some health food stores in the United States, Canada, the UK and some other countries. If you can’t find it at your health food stores, you can order it on Amazon.com.

Some people are not as sensitive to coffee as others and can get by with small amounts, but many people are not so lucky and will suffer extreme symptoms even with small amounts. The best way for quitting the coffee habit without pain and suffering is to give it up slowly, by replacing coffee with Teeccino progressively over two weeks, until at the end you only drink Teeccino. That way you won’t feel any withdrawal symptoms!

Frederic Patenaude
Frederic Patenaude

Frederic Patenaude has been an important influence in the raw food and natural health movement since he started writing and publishing in 1998, first by being the editor of Just Eat an Apple magazine. He is the author of over 20 books, including The Raw Secrets, the Sunfood Cuisine and Raw Food Controversies. Since 2013 he’s been the Editor-in-Chief of Renegade Health.


Frederic loves to relentlessly debunk nutritional myths. He advocates a low-fat, plant-based diet and has had over 10 years of experience with raw vegan diets. He lives in Montreal, Canada.