All posts tagged: Coffee

Study: Drink coffee, live longer?

Of course, anyone with a coffee addiction, like I have, will always point to any research that validates their addiction. With that qualifier, a recent study reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that regular coffee drinkers had less chance of dying than those who weren’t during a seven-year study involving 171,000 healthy participants, the Washington Post reports. The study that involved people who were over the age of 56 and were cancer free and had no cardiovascular issues were 30% less likely to die than those who didn’t regularly consume 1.5 to 3.5 cups of coffee a day. READ: Regular coffee drinkers had lower chance of dying in 7-year period

Learning a lesson on grace at Tim Hortons Credit: buck82/Flickr/Creative Commons

The day God schooled me

I was at a Tim Horton’s drive thru, a popular coffee and doughnut shop in Canada. Our coffee maker died (may it RIP) and I needed my caffeine fix. That’s when I saw a person in a white car in the drive-thru lane beside me. He had his window rolled down and was smoking a cigarette. As a Cystic Fibrosis mama, that is a trigger for me. My daughter was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) at 23 days old. The disease affects the body’s ability to produce sodium chloride, as a result a person’s mucous is very thick. This causes many problems, most seriously lung failure and the struggle to keep a healthy weight as it affects a person’s ability to absorb nutrients. This means hours spent each day ensuring my daughter takes her many medications including the ones given by mask and her nightly tube feedings. I also need to perform physiotherapy on her multiple times in a day to loosen the mucous in her lungs to delay the progression of this terminal disease. In …