Addicted to caffeine? The Tab has some advice.

Dr Martinus Van Dam reassures us that coffee addiction isn’t something to worry about, “nearly everyone is able to quit drinking coffee within a few days.” He suggests the slowly reducing your coffee consumption over several days, rather than going cold turkey. Withdrawal symptoms like headaches and irritability will last a few days.

Will Hawkins suggests the following:

– Make sure you drink at least six to eight glasses of filtered water daily. Instead of coffee in the morning, take some warm water with freshly-squeezed lemon juice.
– To prevent headaches, make sure your bowel movements are regular.
– If you are tired, allow more time for sleep.
– Take 1,000 mg buffered vitamin C with breakfast and dinner.
– Make sure you exercise daily to help fight off fatigue. Even simple walking is good – 30 minutes daily.
– Some people rely on substituting coffee for real food. When you are hungry make sure to eat and do not let your blood sugar get low.
– Have some protein in the afternoon such as a handful of nuts or seeds like almonds, pecans, walnuts, or pumpkin seeds, cooked beans, or a piece of steamed or baked fish.
– If you’re irritable or have trouble sleeping, take a combination of calcium citrate 500mg and magnesium citrate 250 mg before bed.

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