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Optimize Your Coffee. Fuel Your Functional Health.

March 03, 2020


Essential takeaways:

  • Coffee is a major component of many people’s lives, but most don’t give it a second thought or consider how it may be impacting their health.

  • The health benefits of drinking coffee are incredible, but poor sourcing, roasting and production practices can actually have a negative impact.

  • Considering the following factors is essential: mold and mycotoxins, pesticides, and harmful additives.

  • There’s a solution – Purity coffee has already done the hard work to produce a clean, organic and delicious coffee bean available to all. Better yet - you can get free shipping and 20% off your first order using code FIELDLAB20. 


I won’t lie – coffee is arguably the Fieldlab team’s favorite subject to go deep on and one of the hidden biohacks we love to leverage. In so many ways, coffee replicates the human experience and the Fieldlab mission – conscious and purposeful optimization at every level in order to yield the most functional and beneficial results. Not to mention the taste!

Although coffee is one of the most widely consumed food products on earth, people rarely choose their coffee based on its health benefits — but we should. There is no dispute that the natural green coffee bean is a superfood with benefits including increased brain health and decreased inflammation among so many others. But poor production can compromise the health attributes of coffee at nearly every step in the process and unchecked roasting practices can create toxins that have adverse effects on our functional health. Unfortunately, that describes most of the consumer coffee available today.

Here’s are the factors present in your morning coffee that may be hurting your health:

Mold and subsequent mycotoxins are an unfortunate part of most of the coffee on the market as a result of poor processes at every level. While mold and mycotoxins are not the same, mycotoxins develop when unsafe roasting and storage practices are combined with certain strands of mold. Unfortunately, mycotoxins can penetrate the bean making it irreversibly toxic - these harmful compounds survive the roasting process and could have serious impacts on your health including immune system suppression, kidney damage and potentially cancer. Delving into the processes of your favorite coffee brand will likely reveal storage practices that compromise the integrity of the bean and an altogether lack of awareness regarding mold and mycotoxins. But not to worry, there is a solution!

Pesticides are a concerning aspect of the farming industry as a whole and can have many of the same health effects listed above. Coffee farming is no exception and presents even greater concern as green beans are grown almost exclusively in countries outside of the United States. As a result, there is limited oversight and awareness of what the beans are being exposed to. Like mycotoxins, pesticides are able to penetrate the bean and survive the roasting process, making it to the end product – your cup of coffee. Buying certified organic coffee is a great first step – but looking further into a company’s practice is essential in order to be certain you are not negatively impacting your health.

Sugar, syrups, chemical sweeteners, and dairy have become almost synonymous with coffee and companies are progressively adding more and more harmful ingredients and in higher quantities. While dairy is not a concern for all, ensuring that high quality dairy products are being used should be. Unfortunately, this is typically not the case as most well-known brands are using the cheapest product available to drive margins. Easy fix – bring your own! In addition, sugar is present in most, if not all caffeinated beverages available outside of your standard black coffee. Even if it says sugar-free, there are likely harmful chemical sweeteners present like sucralose or aspartame – keeping an eye out for these is critical as well. Larger, more well-known franchises often publish their ingredients online and if you don’t know, just ask. Again, the safest solution is typically just to bring your own natural sweetener or try some butter for a bulletproof brain boost. Doing your research in advance could prevent you from drinking something potentially toxic.

Fortunately, there is a company that has already done the work for you and their coffee tastes delicious.

Field Approved: Purity Coffee

We love Purity Coffee because they take extraordinary care of their coffee beans at every level —conscious sourcing, roasting and processing. And did I mention its delicious?

Recent analysis of over 100 different coffees representing 46 different brands ranked Purity as the clear leader. Purity was found to be 65% higher in antioxidants, on average, than all other organic coffee brands that were tested, while also being free of mold and mycotoxins.

The result: a coffee bean with enhanced health benefits and minimized adverse effects that you can feel great about drinking.

Don’t settle for anything less. Optimize your coffee and fuel your functional health.

Get 20% off and free shipping on your first order of Purity Coffee using code FIELDLAB20


    Medical Disclaimer: This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of such advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Dr. Monette nor the publisher of this content takes responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program. Statements made on this website have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Products sold on this website are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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