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Are You Dependent On Caffeine?

My mother in law arrived from KL at just after midnight on Sunday. She learned that my SO is taking three days leave starting today and thought it would be nice to spend time together. My mom in law also brought along my sister in law who had just finished her SPM.

I had no problem fetching them from the bus station as I usually sleep late anyway. In fact, I slept at 4:00am on that day. A few hours later I was wide awake as I was scheduled to guide relatives of mine on how to get to the highway (they were from Ipoh and unfamiliar with JB roads). Imagine my surprise when I saw that my mom in law has literally fainted!

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Coffee May Prevent Blepharospasm

Coffee May Have Properties That Prevent Blepharospasm

In case you’re wondering what the heck blepharospasm is, here’s an excerpt from Wikipedia:

A blepharospasm (from blepharo [eyelid] and spasm [uncontrolled muscle contraction]) is any abnormal tic or twitch of the eyelid.

To put it simply, it’s one of those moments that you’re feeling as if you’re blinking ten or twenty times in a couple of milliseconds.

The good news is that boffins from the Department of Neurological and Psychiatric Sciences University of Bari in Italy have discovered that drinking a cup or two of coffee daily could reduce the risk of the condition:

He suggested that caffeine may block receptors in the brain that are associated with the tremor and explained a similar mechanism had been proposed for the protective effects of caffeine in Parkinson’s disease.

Professor David Wong, spokesperson for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, said the condition was fairly rare.

“Sometimes the condition is so bad that the patients spend most of the time with their eyes closed – they are effectively then visually impaired.

“Eye doctors treat patients mainly these days with Botulinum toxin.”

I love coffee! Right now, I’m currently going through my stockpile of Super Power 6-in-1 Coffee, which I bought after reading this post by Joneh 🙂

Review: Phuc Long Royal Special Coffee

I received a packet of Phuc Long (that is the brand name, I kid you not!) Royal Special coffee from a friend of my father who visited Vietnam recently. Now, the instantly distinguishable packaging comes with a filter set… something I’ve never seen before.

Phuc Long Royal Special

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