I asked Dao from Sura Detox to remind me of why I wanted to stop drinking coffee because for some reason recently I seem to have forgotten. Here’s what he said:

Don’t worry about a little slippage, especially with substances as evocative and addictive as coffee – they ultimately teach us to balance wants with needs. The intellectual ammunition against coffe though, is that it is the second biggest killer of Lactobacteria – second only to antibiotics. The body’s response to the 2000 poisons in the stuff is to crank up the entire endocrine system to speed the blood through the liver where it can dump these powerful acids (that’s the rush). The liver then goes into contraction to push them, via the bile, out onto the bowel (that is the ‘holistic’ use of coffee as a liver decongestant), and then finally the bowel goes into spasm to get rid of the offending matter also (that’s is the deconstipating effects). Powerful stuff, and a powerful argument !!! but then, the entire western world’s economy runs on the ability to silence the sluggishness of our diet, and drive the system hard towards out delusory sense of success, without taking into account the costs, only the profits. Cocaine is arguably the new coffee, as it is reportedly the next most popular stimulant in the world of high finance…

Sura Detox helped me to lose 1.5 stone! The raw food diet they introduced me to has helped me keep it off so far. They offer 7 Day detox and weight loss retreats, including juice fasting, daily colonics, nutritional talks, yoga, massage, and homeopathy, in a 5 Star venue in rural Devon with pool and sauna.