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 Effects of Caffeine and Coffee on Heartburn, Acid Reflux, Ulcers and GERD: Effects of Caffeine and Coffee on Heartburn, Acid Reflux, Ulcers and GERD - Reviewed by Meri Rafetto, RD, Theresa Grumet, RD, and Gerri French, RD, MS, CDE  
 
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Start by mixing normal coffee 3/4 to 1/4 Teeccino Herbal Coffee. Gradually reduce the percentage of coffee over a two to three week period until only 100% Teeccino Herbal Coffee is brewed. Gradual reduction of caffeine is recommended.31 Side effects such as headaches, fatigue, and brain fogginess can be avoided as the body gradually adjusts to less reliance on stimulants.

Example: Use the following proportions if you make a 10-cup pot of coffee daily:

Day Regular Coffee Teeccino
Day 1-3: 4 tablespoons 1 tablespoons
Day 4-6: 3 tablespoons 2 tablespoons
Day 7-9: 2 tablespoons 3 tablespoons
Day 10: 1 1/2 tablespoons 3 1/2 tablespoons
Day 11: 1 tablespoon 4 tablespoons
Day 12-13: 1/2 tablespoon 4 1/2 tablespoons
Day 14: none 5 tablespoons

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