Why Is Caffeine Holding You Back?

Why is caffeine holding you back

Why Is Caffeine Holding You Back?

Is caffeine holding you back from being in optimal health? If you have ANY chronic conditions, you may not know that caffeine will hinder your recovery.

In today’s world, there is a coffee shop on every corner.  Our society has normalized caffeine like it is a necessary part of life. Americans drink an average of 146 BILLION (not million) cups of coffee per year. Even children are encouraged to drink coffee.

But what makes coffee so harmful?

Dehydration & Thick Blood

Caffeine is highly dehydrating.  Whether cleansing to heal your body or not, you want to make sure you stay hydrated as possible. No one can argue that hydration is essential for good health. Moreover, whether we are in the summertime with high temperatures outdoors or in the depths of winter with the heat on indoors, it is a struggle to stay hydrated these days. Keeping caffeine in your diet will only make it harder. As a matter of fact, it would take a few days of not drinking coffee and lots of good hydration from cucumber juice, watermelons, lemon water, etc., to restore the balance of hydration in your body after drinking 1 cup of coffee.

First, dehydration leads to thick blood.  Second, thick blood lacks oxygen and makes it an ideal breeding ground for pathogens. Dehydration sets the stage for serious health issues, including stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA), heart attack, liver and kidney problems, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, to name a few.  Third, thick blood can also considerably increase cancer risk.  Finally, the lack of oxygen makes cleansing and healing chronic health conditions extremely difficult.

You can appear in fantastic shape and work out often (like many social media influencers), yet internally, your blood can be thick on the inside. Dehydrated, thick blood will make your system highly acidic. And caffeine is the greatest instigator.


In addition to dehydration and thick blood, caffeine stimulates your adrenal glands to pump out more adrenaline. Caffeine causes your adrenal glands to overwork and eventually crash.

As caffeine pumps excessive, corrosive adrenaline into the bloodstream,  your body goes into fight or flight mode.  God designed the human body to create and use this adrenaline ONLY during extreme stress, loss, and confrontation, typically in life or death situations.  Fight or flight adrenaline is used for survival when we need to think or act quickly. We should not draw on this type of adrenaline in daily life.

Consuming caffeine tells your body that you are in crisis and forces your adrenals to respond.  If you consume caffeine all day long (as our culture has normalized), you are moving your body into a state of constant crisis.  Thus, you may not respond appropriately when real-life trouble comes along because your body is immune to the feeling of adrenaline hitting the central nervous system (CNS).


The adrenaline triggered by caffeine is highly acidic and corrosive to the CNS and organs, including the brain, liver, heart, and kidneys.  Furthermore, caffeine addiction leads to countless symptoms such as aging, damaged skin, brain fog, severe focus and concentration problems, fatigue, hair loss, and weight gain.  Ironically, these are all issues you may be trying to avoid when you start drinking caffeine.

Drinking Caffeine (whether coffee, tea, matcha, consuming chocolate or cacao, or other caffeine drinks) can lead to:

  • blood sugar imbalances
  • headaches
  • insomnia
  • weakened enamel & cavities
  • anxiousness
  • mystery sadness
  • depersonalization
  • chronic dehydration
  • kidney stones
  • adrenal fatigue
  • heart attacks

The worst part about caffeine addiction is that the damage is done internally, out of sight. If you’re fortunate, the symptoms may not present in your 20s, 30s, or even 40s, but they are not easily reversible once you start to see the signs.

It takes years of caffeine to trash the adrenals causing severe dehydration and thick blood. Once you reach that tipping point, even if you aren’t on caffeine when you start to notice symptoms, the damage done by years of caffeine abuse takes a long time to reverse. However, our bodies are excellent, and they CAN HEAL!

Take Back Control

If you rely on caffeine to get up and go and stay motivated throughout the day, it has control over your life.  Are you ready to take back control?

I would love for you to join me in my Decaffeinate to Rejuvenate Challenge from June 15th to the 30th. Don’t let caffeine control your life and hold you back any longer.  Join me in this 16-day challenge and feel the freedom of life without caffeine!  Experience life without relying on a stimulant.  And best of all, realize the mental, physical, and spiritual elevation that comes with the release of caffeine.

Chaga Latte

Chaga Latte

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To jumpstart your caffeine-free journey, I want to share a special Chaga Latte recipe that has helped many of my clients, family, and friends successfully remove caffeine from their diet.  
Course Drinks
Servings 1 Serving


  • 1 cup oat milk
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1-2 bananas frozen
  • 2 tsp Chaga powder heaping
  • ½ tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • ½ tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 4-6 capsules Vimergy Celery Force


  • Blend all ingredients
    *add filtered water and ice if needed
Keyword Plant-Based
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment!

For many more recipes and the secret to successfully ditching the clutches of caffeine, please join my upcoming challenge.  I look forward to helping you leave the grips of caffeine addiction behind! Let’s rejuvenate together.

To your health & happiness,


PS – To learn more about healing your adrenals and recovering from debilitating adrenal fatigue, check out my RESTORE: Intuitive Adrenal Reset Program. If any of the below bullet points resonates, this course is for you.

  • “Crash” in the early part of the day or throughout the day or both
  • Feel tired all day at work but feel more energetic at home in the evening.
  • Exceptionally exhausted at night but have trouble falling asleep.
  • Experience continual sweating under your armpits after performing even delicate tasks.
  • Continually thirsty and can’t seem to quench your thirst, have a constantly dry mouth, or frequently crave salt.
  • Feel unrested even after a whole night’s sleep.
  • Have blurry vision or difficulty focusing eyesight.
  • Continually crave stimulants.
  • Experienced a mysterious weight gain or loss, and nothing you’ve tried is working.
  • Constantly hungry yet are underweight or normal weight.
  • Have brain fog, forgetfulness, difficulty concentrating, and completing basic tasks that used to be easy to handle.

Recovering From Addiction

4 thoughts on “Why Is Caffeine Holding You Back?”

  1. Destiny Ramsey

    I have done MM in the past along with drinking coffee as my only caveat. Then I got away from MM and all the bloat and gas came back. I got back on that MM horse 6 weeks ago and decided to dump coffee, too. I had been drinking it all day for 27 years. Moving away from that ritual was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. It took a month of slowly weaning. Some afternoons, I wasn’t sure I was going to make it. I’m 2 weeks caff free. I drink water swiss pressed decaff with chaga as a substitute but I do have plans to move away from the decaff eventually. Baby steps. I can’t say I’ve experience that tremendous caffeine free energy everyone is talking about. That must take awhile. But, I am more even keeled, patient and calm. I like it! I’m experiencing sleep like I never have before and I wake up feeling rested. Can’t put a price on that!!!

  2. Thank you Muneeza for this great article on how caffeine destroys our lives and well-being and what to do to heal this addiction. Giving up caffeine more than 2 years ago gave me my adrenals back and rejuvinated my body and soul in so many profound ways.

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