As salaam alaikum, let’s start by being honest…I love coffee, its exotic, its sexy, it has nostalgic memories. Coffee suits some people but lets not marginalise people who really are affected by its deeply stimulating effects. i supposed if you are a farmer who lives in Yemen or Eithiopea and have to work at very high altitude, then coffee maybe good but I’d rather have soaked chia seeds myself.

Coffee is really cool, that cool girl walking down the street, she’s so busy that she doesn’t have time to eat, she’s so busy that she only has time to grab a coffee on an empty stomach… so busy she’s heading for a fall.

The Last Arafat day, i wasn’t fasting because of my healing and I went with my personal assistant to Costa coffee shop. I don’t know if you remember but it was a lovely sunny day so we sat outside. I had mocha, a delightful combination of chocolate and coffee. I remember telling her “This is going to make me nervous”. NERVOUS??? That was an understatement. When we got back to the office, I was so nervous and jittery that I had to go in another room and pray and cry. I had palpitations in my chest and worried that I was going to have a stroke, the anxiety really kicked in.

It was realy significant for me that this happened on Arafat, a day when Muslims can fast as sunnah and from then I knew that had to stop coffee in shaa Allah.


How coffee affects my health. Firstly it messes up my sensitive stomach because of the excess acid. I have had a sensitive stomach for years, I have been drinking coffee for years but now the pain in my stomach from drinking only one sachet of coffee, is getting too bad, that I need to stop.

Coffee on an empty stomach is one of the worst things you could do, this is what happens to your stomach, when coffee is the first thing you put in it, first thing in the morning or first thing after fasting.

The stomach already contains acid that helps digest food. Coffee increases the production of stomach acid.

Acid causes inflammation.

Inflammation can cause cancer and other diseases.


Secondly it messes up my brain causing me to be  anxious and nervous and jumpy at loud sounds. I have fibromyalgia which can express itself by sensitivity to smells and light, coffee makes my fibromyalgia worst…why? One reason is that is stops the stomach lining from absorbing a vital mineral called MAGNESIUM.

By continuing to drink it, I am my worst enemy and sabotaging myself.

The first thing in the morning coffee prevents the brain from producing serotonin, the relaxation hormone . When there is no enough serotonin, the body particularly the brain, can become  depressed and anxious.

Coffee can boost your body with cortisol and adrenaline, the fight or flight hormones, causing even greater anxiety. This can make you feel more jittery and nervous.

I worry more and cry more.

These are only two ways in which coffee affects my body…more to come in shaa Allah…I the meantime please start researching the need for more magnesium.

#arafat #quran #muslimlifestyle #coffee #nerves #anxiety #palpitations #heart #stomach #cancer #inflammation

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