Tag Archive 'coffee_health'

State may eye safety of caffeine in drinks

Posted by TheShot on 11 Dec 2007 | Filed under: Coffee Health, Consumer Trends

Being popular is hard. No, this isn’t the plot for the next Legally Blonde sequel; it’s the message our society sends when changes in popular consumer tastes inevitably raise questions of product safety. A decade ago, the advent of cellular phones inspired a wave of fear mongering when the Paranoid Whack Jobs (henceforth referenced as […]

What’s New: Coffee for Morons

Posted by TheShot on 21 Nov 2007 | Filed under: Coffee Health, Consumer Trends

If you ever wondered the depths at which some people can profit from human stupidity, today’s San Francisco Chronicle underscored the point: What’s New: Fortified organic coffee. (Thanks, Cindy Lee, for spreading the unchecked stupidity.) Yes, that “healthy coffee” thing, where foolish lemmings leap off cliffs in blind faith and obedience over health claims made […]

Fake Addiction Nation

Posted by TheShot on 03 Nov 2007 | Filed under: Coffee Health, Consumer Trends

We are a nation of fabricated addictions. Not real addictions — to things like heroin, crack, or alcohol that require treatment programs, follow Addiction Severity Indexes, break families apart, and are highly correlated with crime and prison time. I’m talking about our inability to moderate personal consumption of relatively benign things. Things like caffeine, meat, […]

VitaBrew, enters fight against Alzheimer’s, Arthritis, and All Other Ailments Beginning with ‘A’ with a Free Certified GNC and Eight O’ Clock Coffee Snake Oil recipe

Posted by TheShot on 04 Jul 2007 | Filed under: Coffee Health, Consumer Trends

Will coffee marketing atrocities never cease? Of course not! Forget the transdermal patch, apparently the drug delivery mechanism of choice today is your good old cup of joe: WebWire | VitaBrew, enters fight against Osteoporosis and Diabetes type 2 with a Free Certified GNC and Eight O’ Clock Coffee Healthy Coffee recipe. I swear, I […]

Coffee Lowers Gout Risk; Medical Reporting Raises Risk of Premature Death

Posted by TheShot on 26 May 2007 | Filed under: Coffee Health

In another fine display of health care journalism’s single-issue myopia, a report came out this week that men who drink copious amounts of coffee lower their risk of gout: Coffee Lowers Gout Risk. What I find deliciously funny about this — and sadly funny at the same time — is that the article addresses coffee […]

Green Coffee capsules – all the weight loss benefits, none of the bitter taste!

Posted by TheShot on 18 May 2007 | Filed under: Coffee Health, Robusta

The uncontrollable urge to assign shamanic powers of eternal life or instant death to coffee are still in full bloom. Last December, we reported on the UK introduction of CoffeeSlender (a.k.a. Café Bulimia), a coffee drink that claimed to help consumers lose weight through something called Svetol — a derivative of green coffee beans. Today […]

Food Labels Need Caffeine Count, Some Say

Posted by TheShot on 20 Feb 2007 | Filed under: Coffee Health, Consumer Trends

The bizarrely misplaced food freak-out continues, as we have people overlooking the environmental, energy consumption, and dietary/health horrors of the processed foods that make up 80% of today’s American diet — focusing instead on caffeine as the root of all evil. Today, TV station KERO in Bakersfield, CA reported that a coffee-drinking New York city […]

Cup size is crucial

Posted by TheShot on 03 Feb 2007 | Filed under: Consumer Trends

The headline sounds like yet another addition to the popular “sexpresso” story that refuses to just go away. But today’s London Times noted a Rush University (Chicago) study that showed a regular stream of coffee in espresso-sized doses does more for alertness than the “supersized American-style beverage bucket” of morning coffee: Cup size is crucial […]

The New Food Science – and Where Coffee Sits

Posted by TheShot on 30 Jan 2007 | Filed under: Coffee Health, Consumer Trends

I always say I refuse to write about the latest health-related press release about coffee. Sure enough, last week, I wrote about the so-called new positive news about coffee’s affect on your health. A couple months earlier, I wrote about the folly of drinking coffee or tea primarily as a biochemical or epidemiological decision. But […]

A New Year’s Coffee Resolution?: A Moratorium On Snake Oil Articles About Coffee

Posted by TheShot on 25 Jan 2007 | Filed under: Café Society, Coffee Health, Consumer Trends

There is something bizarre about the media’s unhealthy obsession with the health merits of coffee. Now this is one case where I truly believe the media are just delivering what consumers want from them. And I’ve already written about this subject at length. But a prominent article in this month’s Wine Spectator by Mark Pendergrast, […]

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