Coffee is could quite possibly be most consumed beverage on the planet. Why? Many reasons. It’s both a stimulant and a laxative. So it wakes you up and makes you go… in more ways than one. Whether coffee is good or bad is relative and based on the individual. How do you know you’re addicted? Simple, when you try to quit drinking it, you get a pounding headache — that can’t be healthy. The only way out is to cut it out! The good news is that you don’t have to go cold turkey. Here’s my prescription. Start by taking magnesium supplements. You’ve been losing magnesium for as long as you’ve been drinking coffee, so it’s time for payback. Magnesium is the body’s natural energizer. Plan a time two to three weeks after starting magnesium to wean off coffee; you will be amazed how easy it can be. With magnesium under your belt, switch to black tea for one week only. Then stop black tea and switch to green tea, then finally, herbal tea which is caffeine free. Saunas, steam rooms, hot baths with Epsom salts and more magnesium will all help to detoxify coffee and it’s metabolites through your skin. You will be surprised when you start smelling coffee in your sweat! Giving up coffee is often the first step on your pathway to better health. When you have more daytime energy and nighttime sleep, you’ll only want to take the next step — cut back on sugar! Good luck!