Hello My Friends
Welcome To The Vitality Project!
As a professional health coach concerned with the health and well-being of my clients it is my intention to improve your well-being and longevity by using the principles of nutrition, fitness, diet, lifestyle dynamics, and anti-aging medicine.
Together you and I will work as a team to accomplish all of your health needs and to ensure that you practice prevention and live your life through the lens of quality.
It used to be considered a bad idea to drink coffee as it was presumed to increase blood pressure and the caffeine contained within could cause side-effects. In the last decade some new evidence has emerged which has shown that drinking your favorite bland of java is not as harmful as it was once thought. In point of fact, there was some evidence that the consumption of 1-2 cups of coffee daily might even be a good idea.
Recently, new evidence presented from the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) has indicated that coffee may be helpful in lowering the risk of developing type-2 diabetes. To date, two reports have been published, one such report in 2012 and the other report was just published. The new report details the observational evidence, some clinical data and reviews the effects coffee has upon the development of cardiovascular disease and protecting the liver from fatty infiltration. The report also provides more evidence regarding the mechanisms by which coffee exerts its positive influences upon human health.
According to one of the authors of the report, “The main clinical message regarding coffee and type 2 diabetes is that people can drink coffee as usual.” However, some experts disagree with these results suggesting that the effects of drinking coffee may be caused by the caffeine and not necessarily by the chemicals in the coffee itself. The author also suggested, “This is very important, that we distinguish between the effects of coffee and caffeine [ingestion], which I believe are different.”
Certainly, it’s been previously shown that coffee contains various chemicals which can decrease inflammation, lower blood sugar, improve fat oxidation, insulin action and absorb dangerous free-radicals. Some experts also agree that although coffee may help improve the metabolism and positively improve human health, it may be unwise to make a claim that drinking more coffee with help prevent the onset of diabetes.
However, other evidence tells another story. In several large systematic reviews, one completed in 2012 and another in 2009, those participants who drank an average of 3-4 cups of coffee per day had a 25 % lower risk of developing diabetes contrasted to those who drank less than 1-2 cups per day. Other data published in 2013 indicated that increasingly higher amounts of coffee consumption were linked to the same degree of decreased risk of developing diabetes.
Experts agree that, “epidemiologic studies do not provide the answer but create questions that might find an answer. However, when studies with large databases from diverse countries produce the same result, it is more likely the finding is a true one.”
Coffee is consumed by millions of people every day in many parts of the world. In my opinion, there should be no real concern regarding the use of this drink in moderate quantities as it has shown to be quite safe and produce important health-promoting effects in most people.
Coffee is full of important chemical antioxidant compounds which make coffee, like it’s cousin tea an important anti-aging drink!
Remember….your quality of life is the measurement of successful living regardless of your age.
Dr. Kevin. J. McLaughlin
Clinical Director: The Vitality Project