Posts Tagged ‘coffee’


Bad Habit Becomes Good Habit

by Mary Estle-Smith on October 13th, 2017

Coffee has been around for a long time and blamed for many ills — from stunting your growth to  heart disease  to insomnia (that one is pretty accurate for many)— but newer research shows that it may actually have a number of  good perks (pun intended).

Recently I have read about several studies indicating that my favorite “starter fluid”  has many health benefits.   An article in Time magazine states that it can help you live a longer and healthier life.  Another article in the NY Times echoes and expands on this data, while clarifying that the studies refer to plain black coffee.  Of course, moderation should also be used.  Drinking a gallon every day would not be optimal.  The  myriad of calorie dense milk and sugar based coffee drinks available apparently do supply the same health goodies,   so if that’s your preferred version this information may not apply.

Coffee drinkers have lowered risks of diabetes, some types of cancers, fewer strokes and heart problems. It also tastes good,  and let us not forget the energizer bunny effect that many of us  seek as an immediate plus.

This is all good news for me as I can not start the day without at least 2 oversized cups.   I no longer have to think of my morning ritual as a guilty pleasure.

Here are a few examples of books in our collection to help you to enhance your coffee drinking experience  so give them a look.

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The Big Five

by Tom Jordan on May 10th, 2017

You’ve heard of Deepak Chopra, I’m sure.  Being healthy, wealthy, and spiritual – he covers it all.  You could spend the next year of your life reading and listening to his work at ICPL.

Deepak’s brother, Sanjiv Chopra, is pretty special too.  Sanjiv is a professor at Harvard Medical School, and, like his brother, he’s authored many works.  Here are the two together in 1973.  Sanjiv is on the right.deepak-and-sanjiv

His latest is The big 5: five simple things you can do to live a longer, healthier life. I find it easy to overlook books like these. They’re everywhere you look, and what does any one have to offer that ten or a hundred others do not? Read the rest of this entry »