I used to drink coffee excessively, maybe 2-3 cups a day of the caffeinated variety. This significantly contributed to my candida infestation and this is why I am warning you about it. It damaged my liver, made me dehydrated, drained my adrenals, and ruined my digestion. In addition to this, it helped promote leaky gut because it is inflammatory. I even drank it for the first 2-3 months while on the diet and it only hindered my progress. Once I stopped drinking it, it was like night vs. day. It was such a huge difference for the positive that I don’t think I am ever going back to drinking it regularly. I’ve been a hardcore coffee drinker for the last 10 years drinking some of the best stuff in the pacific northwest.
While I am only talking about the caffeinated kind, I believe this applies to the decaf version as well.
Chamomile is known for making you sleepy, but you haven’t tried it like I’ve mentioned. I steep it maybe 20-60 minutes and its very strong, however you may need 2-3 cups to feel normal. When steeped for this long it does the exact opposite of making you sleepy.
While you may think there is a benefit to drinking it, I will tell you otherwise because it was a major factor in me getting ill personally. The antifungal properties does not outweigh the other consequences I have mentioned.
This reason alone should convince you to not drink it:
“Coffee can damage the lining of the gastrointestinal organs, causing gastritis and ulcers. The consumption of coffee is therefore not recommended for people with gastritis, colitis, and ulcers.”