Funny you should ask this, I just read an article titled:
Heavy Coffee Drinking May Raise Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk
Rheumatoid Arthritis is "an autoimmune disease in which the body's defenses attack its own tissues".
Another article says "the question of whether coffee increases heart disease risk has been controversial, with some, but not all, studies showing a link between coffee drinking and an increased risk.
"It is not only unfiltered coffee, but notably normal filtered coffee that affects cholesterol and homocysteine, researchers found.
"If your cholesterol or homocysteine level is too high and you are a heavy coffee drinker you should consider reducing your consumption, the study authors suggest."
It's a hard subject to broach cause I love the flavor and smell of it, but after studying the dangers of coffee in your system, I had to quit.
I have to research this again cause I've forgotten some of the details, but coffee has been proven to lower your body's electrical frequencies. When your frequencies lower, your body is not able to fight sickness so well (have to look up the frequencies again). Besides that, you are probably dumping some sugar into your blood system at the same time.
Coffee gives your body a false start, the caffeine tricks your body into thinking it's awake and alert, so your body pushes itself further then it should (as in cases when you are drinking coffee to stay awake through an all night assignment, to get going in the morning, etc.)
I would guess that the sore throat could be resulting from your bodies lowered energies, therefore not able to resist the germs from attacking. Coffee doesn't help your body fight sickness, though admittedly, coffee would be a preferable choice over soda.
So, in my opinion, yes, you are poisoning yourself and the toxins in your body should be cleaned out. It's a choice though that only you can make. The sore throat and neck pain is probably just a sympton of some area in your body which isn't operating well, and I would imagine you have some other symptons though, such as, high blood pressure, fatigue, you catch colds every time they come around, headaches? Is a sore throat the only sympton?
If you want to improve your health, I wouldn't recommend going off coffee cold turkey, it would probably be too much for your body to handle, esp. if you are a heavy drinker. Try to cut down your daily intake, and slowly get yourself to one cup a day. Try replacing it with, for instance, peppermint tea. Peppermint tea is a stimulant and many people who have gone off coffee switch over to peppermint tea. Apple juice also works as well to get your body going in the morning, from what I've read. Probably cause it is high in natural sugars which give energy to your system.
People trying to stop an addiction have said that the essential oil of clove on their tongue curbs the craving, perhaps you can consider it.
On a psychological note, no, you shouldn't rejoin the Family just to overcome this addiction. There are better ways of going about it. But a lot really depends on you and your determination. Replace the coffee habit with herb tea, milk or water, but don't switch to a caffeine chewing gum or something like that.
Last thing, I have noticed the neck pain myself when I drink the occasional cup of coffee. But I am convinced long time drinkers can quit, through their own will-power and determination. Both my father and husband, who have been coffee drinkers for over 30 years, quit overnight. It was a hard first week, but health wise, they are doing better than ever. My father had problems with migraines, he hasn't had one in months, my husband had problems with his heart, he has been fine since he quit. There are definitely advantages to limiting your coffee intake.
I will be putting up an article on naturally cleansing your body systems in order to get a start on regaining your natural health.
> I'm getting a sore throat. It happens when I
> drink too much coffee. Is there a toxology
> thing going on here? Am I poisoning myself?
> I have an addictive personality you know.
> Can't to the drugs and alcohol anymore. I
> GOTTA HAVE SOMETHING! have also noticed that
> I get a kind of arthritis in the back of my
> neck when I drink too much. The symptoms
> dissapear when I cut back down to just two
> cups. Do you think I should rejoin the
> Family for support for my coffee addiction,
> or would I just be trading the coffee
> addiction for the religious and sexual one.
> (just having fun)
> But seriously, I do get the sore throat and
> neck pain from too much coffee.