Coffee and tea: why one must not discriminate in favour of one against the other!

Frank Pio Russo - October 21, 2016.

As I've previously mentioned, most people tend to usually prefer either one or the other: the tendency seems to be that in the more affluent countries people tend to go more for coffee rather than tea, whereas the opposite is true for poorer counties - this is understandable as coffee is far more expensive.

However one must come to the realization that the 2 are not mutually exclusive, but rather that they actually complement each other beautifully! In evidence of this I'll mention my friend T. Ray Osborn - the ex-director of the Anti-Cancer Foundation - who lived to 97 and a half years of age, despite neglecting himself somewhat whilst living alone: he used to regularly drink both tea and coffee.

As I noticed way back in 1981 in my discussions with Dr Anaf, coffee is an antidepressant... I also noticed a mild similarity between the caffeine molecule and some of the DNA base pairs and came up with the conclusion that coffee would help in maintaining the DNA code - perhaps being useful in providing raw products for DNA repair - this could well explain the intense reduction in all sorts of cancers, which usually result once the code is corrupted and the body fails to kill the deviant cells. Naturally tea would also do a bit of this having a somewhat lower level of caffeine.

Coffee is also very beneficial for our circulatory system, both flushing out waste as a diuretic, and also giving a strong and steady pulse to the heart and its peripheries - e.g. to the feet of a diabetic! It is also very good at warming one up when it's rather cold, and at raising one's sugar slightly to keep you going till the next meal.

However one must temper all this coffee that one drinks, with intermittent cups of tea: this is very good at applying the brakes to one's pulse-frequency, as well as stopping the blood pressure from getting too high: which would be bad all-round ! Yes, tea tends to relax the body and maintain a very healthy blood pressure. It would therefore be very useful for very nervous and uptight people who might be slightly hyperactive.

In view of the foregoing, it should be obvious that coffee and tea are not two networks that are diametrically opposed to each other, trying to control our bodies in different directions: but rather they complement each other and augment each other's good points. Hence one should most probably commence with a coffee of some sort - very early in the morning... then alternate the 2 for most of the day... finishing off with some tea in the evening such that one is relaxed for the night's rest: regardless of whether one believes in a lot of sleep or not.

Finally - as a person who drank 24 modern cups of coffee per 24 hours, for some years - I can guarantee that both coffee and tea are very conducive to good mental health, with a lower incidence of Alzheimer.

Frank Pio Russo.