Coffee may lower suicide risk by 50 percent

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Re: Coffee may lower suicide risk by 50 percent

Postby Ben » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:56 am

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Re: Coffee may lower suicide risk by 50 percent

Postby cooran » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:04 am

And .... Coffee protects against Alzheimer's Disease: :tongue:
http://health.usf.edu/nocms/publicaffai ... 111781.pdf

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Re: Coffee may lower suicide risk by 50 percent

Postby Ben » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:18 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Coffee may lower suicide risk by 50 percent

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:36 am

Suicide may lower coffee risks by 100 percent :stirthepot:

Is life worth living without coffee? There are so many conflicting views — this is bad for you, this is good for you. Don't cycle, it's too dangerous. Don't drive everywhere, get more exercise, etc. :tantrum:

How about following the middle way regarding such things? If you're suicidal, don't rely on coffee to resolve your problems — seek professional help. On the other hand, if you want to meditate, don't drink too much tea and coffee.
• • • • (Upasampadā: 24th June, 1979)

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Re: Coffee may lower suicide risk by 50 percent

Postby Ben » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:48 am

Thank you Bhante,
I don't think anyone has been suggesting that we do not take a middle way with these sorts of issues or to consume coffee instead of seeking professional help.
Personally, I think we have a responsibility to ourselves and others to ensure our health and wellbeing so that we can continue to practice for as long as possible and ensure those who depend on us can continue to do so while they need us. Hence, my interest in health and wellbeing.
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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Postby lyndon taylor » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:53 am

18 years ago I made one of the most important decisions of my life and entered a local Cambodian Buddhist Temple as a temple boy and, for only 3 weeks, an actual Therevada Buddhist monk. I am not a scholar, great meditator, or authority on Buddhism, but Buddhism is something I love from the Bottom of my heart. It has taught me sobriety, morality, peace, and very importantly that my suffering is optional, and doesn't have to run my life. I hope to give back what little I can to the Buddhist community, sincerely former monk John

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Re: Coffee may lower suicide risk by 50 percent

Postby manas » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:22 am

Regarding coffee, I've found there are advantages to having it just weak and black, with no sugar or milk. Much more conducive to wakefulness, I've found. Having it weak is important ime, as if it's too strong both the stomach and the mind will be disturbed. (I ought to add that I grind it myself, from organically grown beans, and I could not have that freeze-dried battery-acid-flavoured powder that is marketed as 'instant coffee' in the same manner. That type of 'coffee' does need milk and sugar - to mask it's vile taste.)

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Re: Coffee may lower suicide risk by 50 percent

Postby Ben » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:54 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Coffee may lower suicide risk by 50 percent

Postby manas » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:47 am

Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

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Re: Coffee may lower suicide risk by 50 percent

Postby Ben » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:50 am

Not all instant coffees are the same, Manas. I'd rather a good instant than a crappy ground coffee any day.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Coffee may lower suicide risk by 50 percent

Postby manas » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:59 am

Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

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Re: Coffee may lower suicide risk by 50 percent

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:06 pm

If coffee disappeared from the planet tomorrow, I would commit suicide.

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Re: Coffee may lower suicide risk by 50 percent

Postby Ben » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:49 pm

Don't you dare, BB.
I am still waiting for the next installments in the Adoration series you are writing!
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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Coffee may lower suicide risk by 50 percent

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:37 am

Hi Ben,
I began work on LIVE BAIT just before I relocated to Knoxville, the town on which Adoration TN is based. Moving 400 miles cross country has been an exercise in adjustment. I'm still unpacking. I have been feeling the urge to write again since reading The Cassandra Clare series The Mortal Instruments (which are AWFUL). If you haven't read these, imagine someone, after a movie-marathon consisting of Harry Potter, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and Twilight, decided to knead all the above together into a thin paste combining the plot-points of the lot. Add amateurish writing and brooding adolescent angst and it's hard to read without laughing aloud. Yet, these are best-sellers.

I will finish both Live Bait and New Face in Town when I can.

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Re: Coffee may lower suicide risk by 50 percent

Postby Ben » Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:08 am

No worries, BB.
I'll send you a pm - there's something I wish to discuss with you privately.
kind regards,

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Coffee may lower suicide risk by 50 percent

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Re: Coffee may lower suicide risk by 50 percent

Postby BrianaDawson » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:30 am

Drinking water is healthy and it's good for your body but if you drink 5 liters a day you can die. The same with coffee, just make sure you are not doing it too much and the prions you take are reasonable. Here is also a very curious I am a long term strong coffee drinker and I drink about 30oz of it and I am a very healthy person.


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