The healthy solution for sleeplessness, weight loss, indigestion and more.

By Linda Ottobre

Did you know that drinking tea on a daily basis can lower blood fats, help reduce cholesterol, and facilitate weight management? Teas aid in the prevention of stones (both kidney and gall) by stimulating the liver and kidneys and in building immunity by cleansing the liver and kidneys.  Teas have historically been attributed to alleviating fatigue, stimulating mental energy and raising overall body energy and longevity.

Green Tea (Bancha, Sencha, Genmaicha) is a popuar and healthy alternative to drinking morning coffee. It has considerably less caffeine but is equally stimulating. Rich in antioxidants it stimulates the metabolism which in turn increases energy and creates a “full feeling” so that less food is consumed.

Dandelion Root Tea naturally cleanses the liver and kidneys, aiding in the prevention of stones, and common infections related to kidneys and bladder.  It also stimulates the metabolism, promotes weight management and has also been proven to break down fats during digestion.

My personal journey began just a couple of months ago.  An avid coffee consumer for many years, multiple shot espresso beverages with 4 packets of sugar were a daily occurrence.  Since the transition to tea from coffee, and the elimination of sugar (carbs) from my daily intake, two extraordinary things have happened; the elimination of sugar cravings and significant weight loss (3 clothes sizes so far).

The local grocery store carries good quality Green Tea such as Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Good Earth, etc.  Whole Foods, Erewhon, and some local grocery stores carry Traditional Medicinal brands.

Consult with your physician before making any radical  change in your lifestyle.

Editors note:    A little heartburn, burping or flatulence? Pepperment tea does the trick and is cheaper and healthier than Pepto Bismal.
Chamomile tea is a very effective and immediate  remedy for anxious sleeplessness. One cup is all it takes.





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