Thursday, November 10, 2005

Controlled substance?

Benedict Song has determined that despite Red Bull's formidable reputation, it pales in comparison to a cup of regular Starbucks coffee. To the tune of about 1:7. Yikes.

I know that caffeine messes me up, and that it has implications when interacting with certain medications, but I hadn't suspected it capable of true evil. This medical technologist has concluded that her symptoms of ADHD, anxiety, panic, OCD, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia were actually being caused by an undiagnosed severe allergy to caffeine.

"According to Whalen's experience, research, and articles published in the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, Positive Health, Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, and Medical Veritas, allergic response to caffeine causes ADHD, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, OCD, TMJD, PMS, and other conditions. Whalen's recently released book "Welcome to the Dance: Caffeine Allergy-A Masked Cerebral Allergy and Progressive Toxic Dementia" (Trafford; 1-4120-5000-6; 418 pages, paperback) with the foreword written by Abram Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D., President of the International Schizophrenia Foundation expands on the research.

"[the book] details allergic response to caffeine, a hidden condition that most doctors do not know about causing severe physical and mental abnormalities . The text explains the physical and mental symptoms, biochemical changes, and abnormal lab test results caused by caffeine allergy, which affect numerous persons diagnosed with a mental disorder"

When I was flipping out this summer, could it have had anything to do with my unprecedented heavy use of soda and coffee?