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The Healing Powers of Coffee

Cal Orey

ISBN 9780758279972
Publish Date 7/31/2012
Format ePub
Categories Non Fiction Health

“A cup or two of Joe every day is a good way to boost mood, energy and overall health.” --Julian Whitaker, M.D., founder of the Whitaker Wellness Institute

Wake Up To The Amazing Perks Of Coffee!

Java facts you didn’t know...

According to legend, an Ethiopian goat herder was the first to discover the energizing benefits of the coffee bean plant centuries ago.

Drinking freshly ground coffee from whole beans can help lower the risk of heart disease, cancer (including breast, prostate and skin), cirrhosis, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease!

Coffee is the number #1 source of antioxidants in the U.S. diet.

Two antioxidants key to coffee's health buzz are chlorogenic acid and caffeic acid; and coffee boasts more antioxidants than cocoa and tea!

Coffee can relieve a host of ailments, including asthma, dental woes, gallstones, headaches, short term memory loss, muscle pain, as well as help you slim down and shape up!

Percolating with information about the world’s favorite “new” health food, as well as interviews with medical doctors, researchers, and coffee roasters, this intriguing book (with a jolt of past and present coffee culture) reveals coffee types and blends, and flavored varieties (both regular and decaf), like chocolate, fruits, nuts, and spices. Discover why this potent elixir has gone from vice to virtue and how to incorporate coffee in Mediterranean-style, healthful recipes like Cappuccino Biscotti, Thai Coffee Spice Chicken Sates, Coffee Cheesecake and Maple Espresso Pudding (plus DIY espresso drinks). Also included are more than 50 home cures that fight seasonal affective disorder to fatigue, plus beauty and anti-aging treatments, and eco-friendly household uses—all made with coffee’s magical beans!

“For heart, mind, and body, Cal Orey shows us why coffee is the most comforting health food on the planet.” --Will Clower, Ph.D., founder and president of Mediterranean Wellness, Inc.

"Can coffee be a fountain of youth? Yes! This book can help you add years to your life." --Karlis Ullis, M.D., Medical Director of Sports Medicine and Anti-Aging Medical Group in Santa Monica, California

“This book is a wake-up call to show coffee, an emerging ancient remedy, is now the ‘newest’ health food.” –Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D.

About Cal Orey:

Cal Orey is an author and journalist. She has a master's degree in English from San Francisco State University and for the past decade has written hundreds of articles for a variety of national magazines. She specializes in topics on nutrition, health, beauty and relationships. Her articles have appeared in publications such as Women's World, Woman's Day, Complete Woman, Men's Fitness, Your Health, and Let's Live. She lives in South Lake Tahoe, CA.


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Customer Review

Coffee and Cal Orey - awesome! (Wednesday, April 23, 2014)
Reviewer: Erin Dakins

Cal Orey has done it again! Her research into the health benefits of coffee have truly set my heart free! Now I feel good about drinking coffee - yeah!! Cal certainly made me feel better and I recommend everyone who loves the java check it out and spread the word!

The Healing Powers of Coffee (Tuesday, April 22, 2014)

Cal Orey has gotten it right again with "The Healing Powers of Coffee" - now you can drink your coffee and suffer NO guilt! Cal has a way of digging into the subject matter and discovering the truth and connecting the dots helping us visualize a complete picture!

Erin Dakins aka The Truth Traveler

Everything You Wanted to Know About Coffee & More (Monday, July 23, 2012)
Reviewer: Nancy Narma

I’ll tell you right up front that I have always been a tea drinker—that is, until I read the latest “Healing Powers” volume of Ms. Orey’s. She taught me a wealth of knowledge with her last book, “The Healing Powers of Honey” and “Coffee” has been no different. I’ve always loved the aroma and “romance” of coffee—from the days as a youngster, nose in the air, whiffing the smell of coffee beans grinding in our local A & P, to sneaking sips of my Mom’s iced coffee (back in the 50’s, before it was “cool”). But, did you know the coffee tree was first discovered in Ethiopia? How about that coffee is the most traded product in the world, after petroleum? Can you believe world coffee production is estimated at 100-120 million bags per year? Are you aware of the four color/roast categories? (Answer: Light, Medium, Medium-Dark and Dark) Coffee is the leading source of disease-fighting antioxidants among foods and beverages. The average person receives approximately 1299 Mg. of antioxidants from coffee. Coffee also contains ingredients of which you might not be aware, such as: Riboflavin, Zinc, Potassium, Niacin, Thiamin, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Calcium to name a few. Sounds a bit like a daily multi-vitamin to me! Coffee also contains more fiber than orange juice! So many healthy properties to consider besides getting your heart and brain going in the morning and helping you over the 3 P.M. “slump” at the workplace. The amount of healing properties due to the antioxidants is amazing and may help you lower your blood pressure and cholesterol readings as well as lowering insulin in diabetes and fighting cancer. Coffee may not be for everyone, so please note that Ms. Orey suggests strongly that you consult with your physician if you have any questions concerning your possible health problems and suggests moderation where coffee is concerned. PLEASE , Do Not allow animals to have coffee as it could be as toxic as chocolate. Drinking coffee as with many other beverages, including water, (eight-8 ounce glasses or cups are recommended) help you to eat less, flush toxins from your body as well as assist in weight loss along with reducing fats in your diet. Coffee, with its antibacterial and antioxidant properties can help to soothe or eliminate some maladies, including; allergies, bone loss, colds and coughs, the flu, gout, headaches and hot flashes (coffee may be the new “green tea” for menopause), pink eye, PMS and much more—although I think it will take a lot more than coffee to help my penmanship! The Author has included some scrumptious recipes, many I am planning to try such as: Coffee Pork Chops, Cappuccino Cookies, Mystery Mocha Cake, Profiteroles with Coffee Rum Sauce, Sassy Sodas and Cappuccino Blocks to flavor your coffee. The coffee industry will keep flourishing with more cozy, social coffee shops springing up on the horizon, the continuation to discover interesting flavors and flavor combinations and the ever-increasing ways we can brew this magical, marvelous liquid of myth and legend. So whether you salivate for your favorite mug filled with caffeinated or decaffeinated brew,(instant or perked--love the “blip, blip” of the percolator), can’t get through the day without a frothy Frappacchino, Cappuccino, or a steamy Latte, or perhaps you want to enhance the flavors in your food, don’t feel guilty—you will find out, with reading Ms. Orey’s fascinating book that you’re doing something good for you! I thoroughly enjoyed learning so much about coffee, and, like before with “Honey”, relished the personal stories and reflections the Author tucks into the pages. I’m looking forward to her next “Healing Powers” volume—maybe Maple Syrup this time?? Nancy Narma

Everything You Wanted to Know About Coffee & more (Wednesday, June 6, 2012)
Reviewer: Nancy Narma

I’ll tell you right up front that I have always been a tea drinker—that is, until I read the latest “Healing Powers” volume of Ms. Orey’s. She taught me a wealth of knowledge with her last book, “The Healing Powers of Honey” and “Coffee” has been no different. I’ve always loved the aroma and “romance” of coffee—from the days as a youngster, nose in the air, whiffing the smell of coffee beans grinding in our local A & P, to sneaking sips of my Mom’s iced coffee (back in the 50’s, before it was “cool”). But, did you know the coffee tree was first discovered in Ethiopia? How about that coffee is the most traded product in the world, after petroleum? Can you believe world coffee production is estimated at 100-120 million bags per year? Are you aware of the four color/roast categories? (Answer: Light, Medium, Medium-Dark and Dark) Coffee is the leading source of disease-fighting antioxidants among foods and beverages. The average person receives approximately 1299 Mg. of antioxidants from coffee. Coffee also contains ingredients of which you might not be aware, such as: Riboflavin, Zinc, Potassium, Niacin, Thiamin, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Calcium to name a few. Sounds a bit like a daily multi-vitamin to me! Coffee also contains more fiber than orange juice! So many healthy properties to consider besides getting your heart and brain going in the morning and helping you over the 3 P.M. “slump” at the workplace. The amount of healing properties due to the antioxidants is amazing and may help you lower your blood pressure and cholesterol readings as well as lowering insulin in diabetes and fighting cancer. Coffee may not be for everyone, so please note that Ms. Orey suggests strongly that you consult with your physician if you have any questions concerning your possible health problems and suggests moderation where coffee is concerned. If you are pregnant, Do Not drink coffee, especially in the first four months and PLEASE , Do Not allow animals to have coffee as it could be as toxic as chocolate. Drinking coffee as with many other beverages, including water, (eight-8 ounce glasses or cups are recommended) help you to eat less, flush toxins from your body as well as assist in weight loss along with reducing fats in your diet. Coffee, with its antibacterial and antioxidant properties can help to soothe or eliminate some maladies, including; allergies, bone loss, colds and coughs, the flu, gout, headaches and hot flashes (coffee may be the new “green tea” for menopause), pink eye, PMS and much more—although I think it will take a lot more than coffee to help my penmanship! The Author has included some scrumptious recipes, many I am planning to try such as: Coffee Pork Chops, Cappuccino Cookies, Mystery Mocha Cake, Profiteroles with Coffee Rum Sauce, Sassy Sodas and Cappuccino Blocks to flavor your coffee. The coffee industry will keep flourishing with more cozy, social coffee shops springing up on the horizon, the continuation to discover interesting flavors and flavor combinations and the ever-increasing ways we can brew this magical, marvelous liquid of myth and legend. So whether you salivate for your favorite mug filled with caffeinated or decaffeinated brew,(instant or perked--love the “blip, blip” of the percolator), can’t get through the day without a frothy Frappacchino, Cappuccino, or a steamy Latte, or perhaps you want to enhance the flavors in your food, don’t feel guilty—you will find out, with reading Ms. Orey’s fascinating book that you’re doing something good for you! I thoroughly enjoyed learning so much about coffee, and, like before with “Honey”, relished the personal stories and reflections the Author tucks into the pages. I’m looking forward to her next “Healing Powers” volume—maybe Maple Syrup this time?? Kensington ARC --- Nancy Narma

The Healing Powers of Coffee: Rich and Flavorful (Saturday, June 2, 2012)
Reviewer: Jonathan M. Purver

Like a great cup of coffee, this book is the perfect blend of art and science. Lyrically written, it is just the right mixture of fact, history and useful information about this magical drink. If you enjoy a cup of coffee, this book is a must. And, like coffee itself, The Healing Powers of Coffee is reliable, exciting, comfortable--a friend.


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