Friday, January 9, 2009

developing an addiction?

Quick post tonight, because I still need to knock a few things off my to-do list before tomorrow. I've come to have a new appreciation for caffeinated drinks lately. I'm hoping that the appreciation doesn't turn into an addiction... The good news is perhaps it's helping me post more blogs, at least right now...

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My iTunes: Quelqu’un M’a Dit by Carla Bruni

6 comments:

b13 said...

What's not to like? I've found that it energizes me, helps me lose weight and curbs my appetite. Ok, those last two are linked ;)

What you have looks TASTY! I want!

Dillo said...

Albeit a healthy adddiction! All kinds of antioxidants...My name is Dillo, and I'm an addict. It's great stuff though, really! And, I don't think it leads to worse drugs! Great shot---Now I want a White Chocolate Dream!

Kelley said...

Ooh I love this picture, it has Christy written all over it! :)

Moi said...

lovely, warm image, Christy......i hoped i would not get addicted to my home-brewed mug of coffee but honestly, i think i dont have a choice any longer........

hope you have been well.......it's been a long time!!!! a little late in the day, but have a happy 2009 :)

Rupert StClair Photography said...

It's not an addiction if you acknowledge it... lol. Hey, Coffee gets me through my day anyhoo!

Paul C. said...

Caffeine Addiction - Caffeine Effects and Withdrawal part II

Caffeine addiction shows up when a person cannot stop consuming caffeine in high amounts, causing his/her body to demand the substance and react negatively if that no caffeine is intake. Caffeine may not be addictive in the traditional sense, but the body builds up a tolerance over time; some people find it very hard to function well without at least one cup of strong coffee or tea in the morning. The stimulating effects of caffeine are caused by a central nervous reaction, the heart rate increases, blood vessels expand and the brain receives more oxygen. These caffeine effects can last for up to 8 hours, and once they go off then the body feels extremely lazy and slow as a side effect.

Caffeine addiction can even cause death, mainly because the abuse of any stimulant can cause high blood pressure or and heart problems, so if you abuse of it chances are you put yourself at the highest risk of a heart attack.

You need to be careful with caffeine withdrawal because it affects your overall health and therefore, you need to control your consumption of caffeinated products to prevent your body reactions to caffeine withdrawals. If you need more information about caffeine effects and caffeine addiction symptoms or prevention, please investigate a little further on this topics.

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