Some Sad News about Coffee
I enjoy the newsletters I receive from Body Ecology, but the latest one is depressing. As many of you have read in this blog, I love coffee. My DH, a saintly man for putting up with me, has been telling me for years that coffee is NOT good for me. He tells this to his patients as well, and all of us are loathe to believe him. Coffee is entwined with my creative life and family memories. Given my druthers, I like it iced, in a very tall glass, sweetened with maple syrup and topped with cream. It takes a lot to pry me away from my coffee, but this issue of the Body Ecology newsletter may have done it. Coffee drinking promotes the growth of facial hair and decreases the growth of head hair?!! Ewwwwwwwww!! Who knew? Gross!!! Man-boobs?! Coffee promotes the growth of man-boobs?? OMG! My DH loves the smell of coffee, but dislikes the taste and what it can do to the body. He’s always telling me that drinking it stresses the adrenals. That should have been enough to get me off coffee, but it wasn’t. Then along comes a little article on coffee promoting the growth of facial hair and decreasing the growth of head hair in women, and I’m ready to quit! Vanity thy name is woman!!
The timing of the article’s arrival is almost funny because I’ve been finishing up a sampler design on coffee. It’ll probably be the only way I can enjoy coffee in the future … through needlework. Read the article and decide for yourselves, but for me and my head hairs, we’re done!
PS My favorite uncle drank coffee, exactly the way I like it … for decades. He LOVED coffee. He developed adult onset diabetes.