Month: November 2017

Benefits of Rosemary (Brain Function)

In folk medicine, rosemary has been associated for centuries with having a good memory.  Rosemary is a Perennial herb with evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple or blue flowers.  Its name is derived from Latin “dew of the sea”.  It is Mediterranean in origin, but the plant is  hardy in colder climates and is used in cooking as well.

Researchers from Northumbria University in the United Kingdom found that,8-cineole, a main chemical in rosemary oil is linked with brain performance.

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Benefits of Matcha Tea (Green Tea Powder)

Matcha is green tea or more specifically, a powdered green tea, more concentrated than the tea leaf version.  For the last few weeks of the growing cycle, the tea is grown without direct sunlight.  This causes a tremendous increase in chlorophyll production, a great detoxifier (heavy metals, chemical toxins).  It is harvested & steamed quickly to prevent oxidation (retain color, prevent loss of antioxidants).  The leaves are dried & made into a powder.  Matcha has been consumed for centuries in the Asian culture but has found popularity in the West more recently due to claimed health benefits. 

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Benefits of Detoxing

How to help your body Detox. #1 Hydrate with clean water & natural liquids. So clean water means not stored in plastic in a hot area, reverse osmosis is great (Jacob’s well) in a glass bottle (can order online) or good home water filter. Your body can’t get rid of toxins without adequate water….drink at least 64 oz or 1/2 your body weight…add lemon for more benefit.

How to Detox #2. Get enough fiber.

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