Dr. Richard Ruhling is a board-certified physician and taught Health Science at Loma Linda University.
WILMINGTON, NC, July 30, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — “Drinking coffee is good for your health” has become somewhat of a mantra for many people today. A recent article on Yahoo titled “The #1 Most Important Thing To Do Before Drinking Coffee in the Morning, According to an Integrative Medicine Doc,” stated, “Drinking coffee is good for your health (as long as it isn’t loaded with sugar or artificial sweeteners). The beloved drink benefits brain health and is even linked to living longer if you drink it regularly.” Dr. Ruhling disagrees.
1. “I wish I had a $20 bill for every patient I saw who wanted something for anxiety or their nerves,” Ruhling said, who was board-certified in Internal Medicine before teaching Health Science at Loma Linda University, 1974-78. Caffeine is a neuro-stimulant that we shouldn’t need if we get good sleep.
2. Good sleep is more difficult if we use caffeine. Drug companies love caffeine as it creates a need for many of their symptomatic drugs that also risk adverse drug reaction and don’t solve the underlying cause.
3. Famed Russian scientist, Pavlov, called coffee “Bad Habit Glue” because it glues bad habits together. The best example is how well coffee or caffeine go with a smoke. If one tries to quit smoking, which is a neuro-depressant, but they drink coffee, their nerves beg them for a smoke to calm their nerves caused by caffeine.
4. Quitting coffee’s addiction is difficult because people get headaches and think the coffee cures it when it’s a withdrawal symptom that will pass in a few days, but drug companies understand this and put caffeine in Anacin or Excedrin and drugs for migraines. They relieve the headache but continue the addiction—we are a nation of addicts that include pharma drugs. Pharmakeia is the Greek word that “deceives all nations” in Revelation 18, supported by a book title, The Truth About the Drug Companies, How They Deceive Us.
5. Ruhling has a cardiology fellowship and said coffee is not allowed in Coronary Care Units because in the context of a heart attack, caffeine lowers the threshold for ventricular fibrillation, a fatal arrhythmia. It also cause extra heart beats (Premature Ventricular Contractions).
6. Ruhling’s daughter got breast lumps working the night shift when she couldn’t stay awake without drinking cokes, but her doctor told her to quit the caffeine and the lumps went away. Fibrocystic breast lumps are the most common reason for breast surgery to find out if it’s malignant, and it’s also a risk for cancer.
7. There is such a strong link between coffee drinking and cancer of the pancreas that it was the lead article in the New England Journal of Medicine, https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM198103123041102. Cancer of the pancreas is the #3 cancer cause of death in men–4th in women who also get breast cancer.
8. A Harvard newsletter found a link to cancer of the bladder in women who drank two cups of coffee or more.
9. Osteoporosis is a common affliction of women for which they often take Rx drugs, but every drug in the Physician’s Desk Reference has a long list of Adverse Drug Reactions and Contraindications.
10. We have all seen pictures of children with a deformed upper lip and some get a cleft palate from chromosomal damage when their mother drank coffee during the first trimester of pregnancy. Ads ask us to donate to pay for these kids to have surgery, but say nothing of the cause, typical of media’s love of drug ads from pharma.
11. One of the biggest drug bonanzas is stomach problems caused by caffeine as a powerful stimulant for gastric acid. We shouldn’t need acid blockers and antacids and so many of the new drugs by pharma for a rainbow of problems that include GERD (Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease), Gastritis, Peptic Ulcers, etc.
At 82, and in excellent health, Ruhling credits his health in part to getting adequate sleep and never needs the stimulation of caffeine to wake up in the morning. He has never had a regular cup of coffee and only once has filled a prescription in his adult life (on a trip with intestinal flu and didn’t want restroom stops).
In a tribute to Ruhling’s mentor, Mervyn Hardinge, MD, PhD, and Dr. of Public Health from Harvard before becoming Dean of Loma Linda’s School of Public Health, Ruhling says “Hardinge was incredulous in the mid-70’s when ‘they are starting to call medical care healthcare.’ It was a Big Pharma marketing ploy.”
Medical care with Rx drugs has almost nothing to do with healthy habits (that Dr. Breslow of UCLA discovered) that give an average of 11 extra years with 35 years difference in those who broke 7 rules compare to those who observed them—smoking, drinking and obesity being the big three, but exercise, sleep, water drinking and attitudes all had measurable benefit so, as one book title says, ‘Be Your Own Doctor.’
Dr. Ruhling is available for speaking engagements and media interviews and can be reached by using the contact information below or by email at [email protected] more information, visit https://News4Living.wordpress.com.
About Dr. Richard Ruhling:
After Internal Medicine training and board certification, Ruhling had a Cardiology Fellowship before teaching at Loma Linda’s School of Public Health. Attending a cardiology convention, he heard Pritikin reporting how a low fat, low cholesterol diet reversed heart disease and got 85% of patients off their drugs for diabetes and blood pressure. Ruhling developed a Total Health Seminar to help people with positive lifestyle changes to avoid high-risk pharma alternatives and at 80 is in excellent health. He can be contacted for speaking for corporate medical cost containment or by churches wanting to consider an alternate to the rapture theory.
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