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HowToDoThings.com Brews Up New Uses for Coffee That Will Perk You Up in Recognition of March's 'Caffeine Awareness Month'
Date:3/3/2008

The Environment and Health & Beauty Get a New Jolt with Java

BURLINGAME, Calif., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- HowToDoThings.com, a popular online destination that helps solve people's everyday problems by providing reliable "how to" instruction on diverse topics, celebrates the world's most popular bean by providing interesting facts and alternative uses for coffee, in recognition of "Caffeine Awareness Month" in March. HowToDoThings.com has created a Caffeine Resource Guide written by expert contributors, featuring coffee and caffeine-related articles that cover health, beauty and environmental uses for coffee. The Guide can be found by visiting their website at: http://www.howtodothings.com/caffeine.htm.

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"Millions of people drink coffee, but despite its popularity, it's also somewhat maligned due to its obvious connection to caffeine over-consumption," said Vanessa Raymond, features editor of HowToDoThings.com. "Interestingly, you can do a lot with coffee besides drink it, so we've highlighting many of those alternatives in recognition of 'Caffeine Awareness Month'. We're a great resource for 'do-it-yourself' enthusiasts, and visitors will find useful tips and information about coffee that they can use at home, from 'how to clean your fireplace using coffee grounds' to 'how to make a luxurious body scrub.'"

According, to Marina Kushner, founder of the Caffeine Awareness Alliance, "most caffeine addicts have no idea that they are addicts. But, with as little as 200 mg of caffeine, you can experience typical addictive symptoms such as irritability, restlessness, tension, insomnia, excitement, and gastrointestinal disturbance. If you boost that level to more than 1 gram (1000 mg), you can get irregular heartbeats, panic and anxiety disorders, muscle twitching, incoherent speech, excessive urination, flushed skin, and depression. And, believe it or not, when you take over 5 grams of caffeine, the results can be fatal. This is one addiction you want to kick quickly!"

Java Can Do More Than Jolt Your Senses

Despite the debate that brews over the health dangers and benefits that researchers associate with consuming caffeine, America's favorite caffeinated drink does have a variety of household uses with low environmental impact and cost.

-- Did you know that coffee:

-- Helps enhance the growth of radishes, carrots and mushrooms?

-- Repels insects and other pests in your garden?

-- Is a natural exfoliant that improves micro-cellular circulation and

breaks up fatty deposits?

-- Is a vasoconstrictor that is used in the treatment of migraines?

-- Is widely used by "alternative health" enthusiasts as a colon-cleansing

treatment?

For more information about the HowToDoThings.com Caffeine Resource Guide with caffeine and coffee-related tips and health information, please visit http://www.howtodothings.com/caffeine.htm. For additional information about caffeine education and awareness, please visit http://caffeineawareness.org.

If you'd like additional information about the Caffeine Resource Guide or would like to arrange an interview with an editor at Howtodothings.com, please contact Remi Adams at 510.315.0062 or remiatmastermindprdotcom.


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