In preparation for my upcoming, one-week cleanse starting February 22nd (Ash Wednesday), I just gave up coffee…again.  Now, I know that coffee leaves as acid ash, and the creamer–also acidifying–gunks up my system with sugar.  I would never drink coffee black because I don’t like the taste.  I’d never drink creamer by itself either:  Too sweet!  So why do I give in to the temptation to drink them together?  Because the combination tastes delicious!  Besides, everyone else is doing it.  Lousy excuse, I know.

Now that I’ve been off coffee for a week, I notice that my sinuses are clear, I have more energy, and I’m drinking lots more water.  Add to that the inner knowledge that I’m doing good things for my blood pH level, and therefore, good things for my bone health.

Will I be able to stay off coffee forever this time?  I’d like to think so, but if I’m going to make it stick, I’m going to have to do something new.  The realization that it isn’t good for my bones didn’t do the trick, unfortunately.  Perhaps the new thought that I would never drink coffee and creamer separately will help.  It’s worth a try.  So far, so good!

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