Alack, alack, alack. I've done all the experimenting I can do (no more commercial soda for months now. I've drunk coffee hot, coffee cold, tea hot, tea cold, tea tepid, each one quickly, each one slowly, with food, without food etc etc etc), and the results are startling and unequivocal. If I drink caffeine, I will suffer the slings and arrows of belly cramps. If I don't (as in, I drink herbal stuff, hot, cold, tepid, etc.), I am fine. I have no cramps. I feel no pain, and I go about my day. The big question now is, how do I get my morning oomph? I will need to do more Chi Kung to build Chi and incorporate a bunch more warming yoga asana into my daily practice.
My mission is clear. Farewell, Caffeine. You served me well for decades, but now we part as friends. Your loyalty will be rewarded in song and story. I will hold you in my heart (just not in my mouth) forever.
Yoga Asana to Build Energy
Sun Salutation (http://www.yogaforeternalbliss.com/yoga_asanas/images/surya%20namaskar%20A.gif):
Chi King Postures To Build Energy http://qigong15.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/chi-kung-pattern.jpg