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Out of the Blue

Just a couple of days ago nin said we were about due for a coffee story, which provoked the fates, though this wasn't one of my better incidents, as no lifeboats or fire extinguishers were involved. You may recall I weaned myself off my severe coffee addiction, but have since begun allowing myself a single cup a day. I've been using a fairly cheap Cuisinart coffee grinder since my Kitchen Aid grinder bought the farm, and over the course of time, it has become more and more temperamental, whirring along on nothing and requiring me to hit it and shake it repeatedly to get beans into the grinding zone. This morning it stopped responding at all to this delicate and subtle procedure, so I took it apart again (I'd done this a couple of times to see what was going on). This time I figured out the problem, as there is a feeder tube leading from the bean hopper and I realized that this had developed a thick layer of packed coffee grounds and the tube was easily less than half its original size: a sort of coffee atherosclerosis. After clearing that the grinder worked like new, making me feel pretty stupid for spending so much time over the last year beating on something that just needed a simple cleaning (I am just a caveman, and know nothing of your modern ways). And I have to tip my hat to this little Cuisinart for continuing to work after all the grinding (I had to run it through about five full cycles to get a batch of grounds) and physical abuse.

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11. Re: Out of the Blue May 28, 2010, 14:48  Blue 
 
After the likely painful withdrawal from your system, why would you let yourself drink it again?

A) I still felt I was missing the pick-me-up effect even after weaning off it.
B) I presume by limiting myself to a single cup a day, problems from withdrawal will be significantly less.
C) I really like coffee.

FDA: Possible Fracture Risk with High Dose, Long-term Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors

Interesting. I actually have stopped taking my Protonix because I suspect I was having a reaction from it causing significant itching. On doing a little further research on PPIs I found a number of side-effects that seemed pretty scary which make me wary of trying a different one, not to mention my discomfort with the idea that I would have to take them for the rest of my life.

I'm currently in the mode of trying to control my LPRD with Tums, dietary moderation, and am also seeing if I can get relief from drinking aloe vera, which some reflux sufferers swear by (however it is really foul).
 
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