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Date: 15 Jul 2007 23:43:54
From: wes
Subject: low acid coffee choices
Hi,

I have a friend who is fairly sensitive to acidity in many things,
including coffee, and was asking me tonight to recommned a coffee that
wouldn't likely upset her body.

What coffees, either green or available from internet roasters would
be good choices for her?

Thanks!

Wes Nance
Rochester, NY





 
Date: 19 Jul 2007 12:21:01
From: Jo
Subject: Re: low acid coffee choices
On Jul 16, 1:43 am, wes <wnan...@rochester.rr.com > wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I have a friend who is fairly sensitive to acidity in many things,
> including coffee, and was asking me tonight to recommned a coffee that
> wouldn't likely upset her body.
>
> What coffees, either green or available from internet roasters would
> be good choices for her?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Wes Nance
> Rochester, NY

It could be the caffeine. Caffeine is an Alkaloid which is a natural
irrtitant to our digestives. If a person is sensitive to it they will
have an irritated stomach.



 
Date: 16 Jul 2007 18:05:52
From: Marshall
Subject: Re: low acid coffee choices
On Sun, 15 Jul 2007 23:43:54 -0700, wes <wnance3@rochester.rr.com >
wrote:

>Hi,
>
>I have a friend who is fairly sensitive to acidity in many things,
>including coffee, and was asking me tonight to recommned a coffee that
>wouldn't likely upset her body.
>
>What coffees, either green or available from internet roasters would
>be good choices for her?
>
>Thanks!
>
>Wes Nance
>Rochester, NY

There is a lot of confusion about this topic in the coffee world.

Most people looking for "low acid coffee" suffer from heartburn (acid
reflux), which probably has very little to do with the tiny amount of
acid in coffee. Their real problem is natural stomach acids coming
back up the esophagus. There can be many causes for this, with a
possible association with caffeine. But, if caffeine contributes to
it, switching to low-acid coffee will not make any difference.

The bottom line is your friend should talk to a good G.I. doctor
before taking any advice from us coffee people!

Marshall


  
Date: 17 Jul 2007 08:39:49
From: Dan Bollinger
Subject: Re: low acid coffee choices
> There is a lot of confusion about this topic in the coffee world.
>
> Most people looking for "low acid coffee" suffer from heartburn (acid
> reflux), which probably has very little to do with the tiny amount of
> acid in coffee.
>
>Their real problem is natural stomach acids coming
> back up the esophagus. There can be many causes for this, with a
> possible association with caffeine. But, if caffeine contributes to
> it, switching to low-acid coffee will not make any difference.
>
> The bottom line is your friend should talk to a good G.I. doctor
> before taking any advice from us coffee people!

Marshall, I'm glad you said 'most' instead of 'all'. Many people have food
intolerances. I can't eat Mandarin oranges, but can eat all the other citrus
friuts. My mother can't eat red tomatoes, so she eats yellows. I know people who
can drink the milder Indonesians, but not other Arabicas nor Robustas. They call
it 'acid'. Perhaps they are wrong about the chemical, but the result is the
same.

On another topic, my doc told me that some acid reflux, including mine, is
caused by NOT ENOUGH STOMACH ACID. So lowering it with drugs or antacids would
just makes things worse for me. As humans age acid production dwindles, leading
to poor digestion and bloating. He said that lower acidity means that the valve
at the top of the stomach isn't signalled to close after eating. That allows
stomach acid to get to the esophaugus. That's why many people with acid reflux
have a bout after lieing down to sleep. I take a hydrochloric acid supplement
after each meal. No more heartburn and I seem to be digesting protein better.

Dan



   
Date: 17 Jul 2007 17:11:42
From: Marshall
Subject: Re: low acid coffee choices
On Tue, 17 Jul 2007 08:39:49 -0400, "Dan Bollinger"
<danNObollinger@insightSPAMbb.com > wrote:

>On another topic, my doc told me that some acid reflux, including mine, is
>caused by NOT ENOUGH STOMACH ACID. So lowering it with drugs or antacids would
>just makes things worse for me. As humans age acid production dwindles, leading
>to poor digestion and bloating. He said that lower acidity means that the valve
>at the top of the stomach isn't signalled to close after eating. That allows
>stomach acid to get to the esophaugus. That's why many people with acid reflux
>have a bout after lieing down to sleep. I take a hydrochloric acid supplement
>after each meal. No more heartburn and I seem to be digesting protein better.
>
>Dan

Wow. I'd never heard of that. But, your doctor is obviously no fun. I
would prescribe a pizza before bed.

Marshall "not qualified to practice medicine anywhere in the universe"


    
Date: 17 Jul 2007 19:05:04
From: Dan Bollinger
Subject: Re: low acid coffee choices
> Wow. I'd never heard of that. But, your doctor is obviously no fun. I
> would prescribe a pizza before bed.

Why would you say he isn't fun? Now I can eat pizza before bed if I just take
my Gastric Aids, too. http://www.vrp.com/ProductPage.aspx?ProdID=2510

Dan



    
Date: 17 Jul 2007 13:48:44
From: Craig Andrews
Subject: Re: low acid coffee choices

"Marshall" <mrfuss@ihatespamearthlink.net > wrote in message
news:ovtp939dn2hcbrl8ghu9o92qp5qb05er9m@4ax.com...
> On Tue, 17 Jul 2007 08:39:49 -0400, "Dan Bollinger"
> <danNObollinger@insightSPAMbb.com> wrote:
>
>>On another topic, my doc told me that some acid reflux, including mine, is
>>caused by NOT ENOUGH STOMACH ACID. So lowering it with drugs or antacids
>>would
>>just makes things worse for me. As humans age acid production dwindles,
>>leading
>>to poor digestion and bloating. He said that lower acidity means that the
>>valve
>>at the top of the stomach isn't signalled to close after eating. That
>>allows
>>stomach acid to get to the esophaugus. That's why many people with acid
>>reflux
>>have a bout after lieing down to sleep. I take a hydrochloric acid
>>supplement
>>after each meal. No more heartburn and I seem to be digesting protein
>>better.
>>
>>Dan
>
> Wow. I'd never heard of that. But, your doctor is obviously no fun. I
> would prescribe a pizza before bed.
>


I haven't either, but I heard an infomercial natural health quack talking
about the same thing & NOT to take antacid/heatburn tablets, Rolaids, etc..,
about the not enough acid thing..
His homeopathic solution was to take a tablespoon of vinegar &
heartburn/refux thing would stop. So I just took a slug of cider vinegar
right out of the bottle & I'll be darned it it didn't DISSAPEAR within the
minute!!
Craig.




     
Date: 18 Jul 2007 03:23:25
From: Lavarock
Subject: Re: low acid coffee choices
Craig Andrews wrote:

>
> I haven't either, but I heard an infomercial natural health quack talking
> about the same thing & NOT to take antacid/heatburn tablets, Rolaids, etc..,
> about the not enough acid thing..
> His homeopathic solution was to take a tablespoon of vinegar &
> heartburn/refux thing would stop. So I just took a slug of cider vinegar
> right out of the bottle & I'll be darned it it didn't DISSAPEAR within the
> minute!!
> Craig.
>
>

Was the health quack, Kevin Trudeau? Critics have not been kind to him,
not the FTC, nor the Federal Criminal System, nor the SEC, then throw in
the FCC and then the FDA... :-) He just can't get a break.

--

They said that someone has to live in Hawaii and I raised my hand first!


      
Date: 17 Jul 2007 23:28:13
From: Craig Andrews
Subject: Re: low acid coffee choices

"Lavarock" <lavarock1@myhawaiiansite.com > wrote in message
news:NIfni.8697$Od7.5357@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> Craig Andrews wrote:
>
>>
>> I haven't either, but I heard an infomercial natural health quack talking
>> about the same thing & NOT to take antacid/heatburn tablets, Rolaids,
>> etc.., about the not enough acid thing..
>> His homeopathic solution was to take a tablespoon of vinegar &
>> heartburn/refux thing would stop. So I just took a slug of cider vinegar
>> right out of the bottle & I'll be darned it it didn't DISSAPEAR within
>> the minute!!
>> Craig.
>
> Was the health quack, Kevin Trudeau? Critics have not been kind to him,
> not the FTC, nor the Federal Criminal System, nor the SEC, then throw in
> the FCC and then the FDA... :-) He just can't get a break.
>
> --
>
> They said that someone has to live in Hawaii and I raised my hand first!

Yep, that's him. I'm not gonna Google on him, but is he on the up & up, or
does he just make millions selling his book/s?
Craig.




       
Date: 17 Jul 2007 23:31:09
From: Craig Andrews
Subject: Re: low acid coffee choices

"Craig Andrews" <alt.coffee@deletethis.rogers.com > wrote in message
news:5g5fmbF3aroqvU1@mid.individual.net...
>
> "Lavarock" <lavarock1@myhawaiiansite.com> wrote in message
> news:NIfni.8697$Od7.5357@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
>> Craig Andrews wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> I haven't either, but I heard an infomercial natural health quack
>>> talking about the same thing & NOT to take antacid/heatburn tablets,
>>> Rolaids, etc.., about the not enough acid thing..
>>> His homeopathic solution was to take a tablespoon of vinegar &
>>> heartburn/refux thing would stop. So I just took a slug of cider vinegar
>>> right out of the bottle & I'll be darned it it didn't DISSAPEAR within
>>> the minute!!
>>> Craig.
>>
>> Was the health quack, Kevin Trudeau? Critics have not been kind to him,
>> not the FTC, nor the Federal Criminal System, nor the SEC, then throw in
>> the FCC and then the FDA... :-) He just can't get a break.
>>
>> --
>>
>> They said that someone has to live in Hawaii and I raised my hand first!
>
> Yep, that's him. I'm not gonna Google on him, but is he on the up & up, or
> does he just make millions selling his book/s?
> Craig.
>

Couldn't resist for more than a minute or two.. lol!
http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&aq=t&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4GGIH_enCA223CA223&q=kevin+trudeau
Craig.




        
Date: 17 Jul 2007 23:38:09
From: Craig Andrews
Subject: Re: low acid coffee choices

"Craig Andrews" <alt.coffee@deletethis.rogers.com > wrote in message
news:5g5frrF3erodaU1@mid.individual.net...
>
> "Craig Andrews" <alt.coffee@deletethis.rogers.com> wrote in message
> news:5g5fmbF3aroqvU1@mid.individual.net...
>>
>> "Lavarock" <lavarock1@myhawaiiansite.com> wrote in message
>> news:NIfni.8697$Od7.5357@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
>>> Craig Andrews wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>> I haven't either, but I heard an infomercial natural health quack
>>>> talking about the same thing & NOT to take antacid/heatburn tablets,
>>>> Rolaids, etc.., about the not enough acid thing..
>>>> His homeopathic solution was to take a tablespoon of vinegar &
>>>> heartburn/refux thing would stop. So I just took a slug of cider
>>>> vinegar right out of the bottle & I'll be darned it it didn't DISSAPEAR
>>>> within the minute!!
>>>> Craig.
>>>
>>> Was the health quack, Kevin Trudeau? Critics have not been kind to him,
>>> not the FTC, nor the Federal Criminal System, nor the SEC, then throw in
>>> the FCC and then the FDA... :-) He just can't get a break.
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> They said that someone has to live in Hawaii and I raised my hand first!
>>
>> Yep, that's him. I'm not gonna Google on him, but is he on the up & up,
>> or does he just make millions selling his book/s?
>> Craig.
>>
>
> Couldn't resist for more than a minute or two.. lol!
> http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&aq=t&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4GGIH_enCA223CA223&q=kevin+trudeau
> Craig.
>

What else is new eh?? From Quack Watch http://www.quackwatch.org/ , this
link; http://www.infomercialwatch.org/tran/trudeau.shtml
Craig.




     
Date: 17 Jul 2007 19:06:21
From: Dan Bollinger
Subject: Re: low acid coffee choices
> I haven't either, but I heard an infomercial natural health quack talking
> about the same thing & NOT to take antacid/heatburn tablets, Rolaids, etc..,
> about the not enough acid thing..
> His homeopathic solution was to take a tablespoon of vinegar & heartburn/refux
> thing would stop. So I just took a slug of cider vinegar right out of the
> bottle & I'll be darned it it didn't DISSAPEAR within the minute!!

Here is what I take, from VRP, which supplies doctor's offices with high quality
supplements. http://www.vrp.com/ProductPage.aspx?ProdID=2510

Dan



 
Date: 16 Jul 2007 14:20:30
From: cpl593h
Subject: Re: low acid coffee choices
Sumatras and other Indonesian coffees aren't any lower in PH than any
other varieties. The acidity that is described in coffee is the
presence of chlorogenic acid, and other acids, that produce a 'bright'
and acidic sensation in the mouth.

Cold brew, aka coffee toddy, is a great way to brew coffee that will
produce a product that is lower in acidity.



 
Date: 16 Jul 2007 08:17:21
From: Dan Bollinger
Subject: Re: low acid coffee choices
Any of the Indonesians like Java or Sumatra. Darker roasts have less acid.

Dan


"wes" <wnance3@rochester.rr.com > wrote in message
news:1184568234.070688.27770@o61g2000hsh.googlegroups.com...
> Hi,
>
> I have a friend who is fairly sensitive to acidity in many things,
> including coffee, and was asking me tonight to recommned a coffee that
> wouldn't likely upset her body.
>
> What coffees, either green or available from internet roasters would
> be good choices for her?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Wes Nance
> Rochester, NY
>