Natural Superfoods, Some New & Some Old Favorites As Well

Acai – This natural superfood pronounced (ah-sigh-ee) grows in the Amazon Rainforest on acai palm trees and looks like a purple marble or purple grape. Acaí berry has a unique tropical fruit flavor (somewhat like chocolate cherries) and provides a high level nutritional benefits. Full of potent antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins and bioflavanoids.

Barley Grass – A concentrated green food rich in enzymes, proteins, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and chlorophyll.

Blueberries from my place
Blueberries

Blueberry – A well known superfood, full of flavor, fiber, vitamins and antioxidants. Recently associated with lowering bad cholesterol.

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Tasty Cheeries
Cherries

Cherry – Delicious sweet/sour red stone fruit loaded with antioxidants. Also a source of mallic acid
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Flax Seed – Rich in healthy plant proteins, and omega 3, 6 and 9 oils and lignans.

Grape Seed – A source of many fatty acids and antioxidants, including reservatrol and OPC’s which are potent and versatile antioxidants.

Goji Berry – A small red fruit with a host of nutritional benefits, including vitamins A, C, E and B. Alsogoji contains antioxidants, amino acids, essential oils and proteoglycans. Has anti-inflammatory properties.

Green Tea – A powerful plant known for it’s many and varied catechins, vitamins and minerals, plus ECGC – an even stronger antioxidant than vitamins E and C.

Illawarra Plum – An Australia native fruit. Closely rivals pepperberry for it’s high antioxidant count. Also contains Vitamin C.

Kakadu Plum – Another Australia native fruit. Traditionally a favorite superfood used by Australian Aboriginal people . Holds the World Record for Vitamin C content. Also full of antioxidants , folic acid and iron.

Mangosteen
Mangosteen

Mangosteen – Known as the Queen of fruits. A delicious treat, full of polysaccarides, anti-inflammatories, vitamins and minerals. Plus it contains over 40 different highly concentrated antioxidant Xanthones.


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Pepperberry – Traditionally used as a bush medicine by the Australian Aboriginal people. Reportedly the world’s strongest antioxidant food.

Pomegranate – The edible part of the pomegranate is juicy, sweet seed globules. Abundant withpomegranate
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Quandong – Another Australian bush food. Has a sweet peach taste, used in gourmet cooking. Contains vitamins, minerals, and unique oils such as Santablic Acid. Being studied by Deakin University in Australia.

Wild Rosella – More Australian bush food. A flower, used in sauces and jams. Truly rich in antioxidants, with incredibly high levels of the two most active anthocyanins.

I hope you found something new in this list. It’s interesting that each culture has it’s own bush medicine to rely upon.


Tea & Caffeine – What’s the Story?

What is Caffeine?

Caffeine is a naturally occurring substance found in the leaves, seeds or fruits of at least 100 different species worldwide and is part of a group of compounds known as methylxanthines. The most commonly known sources of caffeine are coffee, cocoa beans, cola nuts and tea leaves. People have enjoyed caffeinated beverages for many years. Caffeine is also added to specifically formulated ‘energy drinks’ and pharmaceutical products such as cold and flu remedies.


Coffee and tea also contain other dimethylxanthines; theophylline which has similar properties to caffeine and theobromine whose pharmacological actions is far less potent than caffeine and theophylline.

The amount of caffeine present in products depends on the type of the product, the serving size and the preparation method. For example a 190ml cup of tea contains 50mg of caffeine, one third less than the same amount of an instant cup of coffee (75mg). Table 1 below gives an indication of the amount of caffeine found in other drinks compared to tea:

Table 1 – Type of Product Caffeine (mg/ serving)

  • Tea All types 50mg/ 190ml serving (1)
  • Coffee Brewed (filter or percolated) 100-115mg/ 190ml serving (1)
  • Instant 75mg/ 190ml serving 1 Cola drinks Standard and Sugar Free 11-70mg/ 330 ml can (2)
  • ‘Energy’ drinks All types 28-87mg/ 250ml serving (2)
  • Chocolate Bar 5.5-35.5mg/ 50g bar (2)

On average we consume 3.98mg of caffeine /kg body weight per day ie 239mg/ day for a 60kg person (3).

What is a safe intake of caffeine?

Up to 300mg/day (6 cups of tea) is considered moderate, with no evidence of harmful effects in the vast majority of the adult population. Some individuals are sensitive to caffeine and will feel effects at smaller doses than other individuals who are less sensitive. For this reason, these individuals may need to limit their caffeine intake.

Metabolism and Clearance

Caffeine does not accumulate in the body over a course of time and is normally excreted within several hours of consumption. The rate of caffeine elimination varies between individuals and this maybe as a result of genetic factors affecting the enzymes involved in the metabolism, or due to certain lifestyle factors e.g., smoking.

Children also metabolize caffeine at a quicker rate. Generally caffeine absorption is complete within about one hour after ingestion and the plasma concentration peaks (2) after about 60-90 minutes. The half-life of caffeine in the plasma is about 2.5 – 4.5 hours in healthy adults.

Caffeine Tolerance

A number of different factors affect individual tolerance to caffeine, including the amount ingested, the frequency of caffeine consumption and individual metabolism. It is widely recognized that gradual tolerance develops with prolonged caffeine use.

Physiological Effects

Caffeine is a pharmacologically active substance, and depending on the dose, has a number of actions:-

• Central Nervous System Stimulant. A moderate caffeine intake can cause mild stimulation that maybe beneficial in terms of increased alertness, concentration, improved performance and decreased fatigue. (5-10) However, higher intakes may affect sleep, cause nervousness and an irregular heartbeat.

• Weak Bronchodilator. As a result, interest has been shown in its potential role as an asthma treatment. A number of studies have explored the effects of caffeine in asthma and the conclusions from a Cochrane Review suggest that caffeine appears to improve airways function modestly in people with asthma for up to four hours after consumption. (11)

• Diuretic. The diuretic action of caffeine may be due to an increase in renal blood flow, leading to an increased glomerular filtration rate (GFR), or due to a decreased re-absorption of sodium in the renal tubules. The diuretic effect of caffeine is dependent on the amount consumed and duration of intake e.g. the caffeine in tea does not have a diuretic effect unless the amount of tea consumed at one sitting contains more than 250-300mg of caffeine, equivalent to between 5 and 6 cups of tea. (12-17).

In fact, due to the volume of fluid that is drunk whilst enjoying a cup of tea, the British Dietetic Association advises that tea can contribute towards the daily recommended fluid intake of 1.5 to 2 litres.

• Cardiac Muscle Stimulant. Moderate caffeine consumption does not increase cardiac arrhythmias. (18)

If regular caffeine consumption is stopped abruptly, symptoms such as headaches, irritability and fatigue may occur. These effects are usually temporary, disappearing after a day or so and can be avoided if caffeine cessation is gradual.

Caffeine and Health

The role of caffeine in the development of certain diseases and conditions has been the subject of extensive research in recent years.

Cancer.

A number of studies investigating the impact of caffeine in the development of cancer have failed to establish a relationship. (19-22) In fact, tea is one of the richest sources of flavonoids, a powerful group of antioxidants. The role of antioxidants in the prevention of free radical damage has led to suggestions that tea maybe anti-carcinogenic. (23). Despite interesting preliminary research, further work is required to prove its beneficial effect in this area.

Heart Disease.

The relationship between caffeine and heart disease has been the subject of a number of studies, and results from these and epidemiological studies have led to the conclusion that the ingestion of moderate amounts of caffeine is not associated with any increased risk of heart disease. (24-28) The Committee on Medical Aspects of Food Policy concluded that ‘there is little evidence that caffeine itself has any relation with CHD risk’ in the 1994 Nutritional Aspects of Cardiovascular Disease report. (29)

Parkinson’s Disease.

Observational studies have suggested that caffeine may play a role in protecting against Parkinson’s disease, (30-31). Further research to try to determine the exact mechanism is required.

Relief of headaches.

In a study of 301 regular headache sufferers, researchers found that a combination of ibuprofen and caffeine was better than either drug alone in relieving pain. (32)

Although a caffeine ‘pill’ was used in this trial, the researchers believed that caffeinated beverages would work just as well. However, they did warn that chronic headache sufferers should avoid caffeine because it might exacerbate symptoms. More work is required in this field before firm conclusions about caffeine and pain relief can be drawn.

Pregnancy

Caffeine crosses the placenta and achieves blood and tissue concentrations in the foetus that are similar to maternal concentrations. For this reason recent advice published by the Food Standards Agency (33) recommends that pregnant women should limit their intake of caffeine consumption to less than 300mg/ day (equivalent to 6 cups of tea/ day). At this level there is little evidence to suggest that the health of the unborn child or mother is affected.

In Summary…

Despite recent publicity about caffeine, the fact remains that the consumption of caffeine at intakes of 300mg/ day has no adverse effects in the vast majority of the adult population. For this reason an average intake of three to four cups of tea (34) a day is well within the level considered safe.

Caffeine and Breastfeeding.

Caffeine enters breast-milk in small amounts (about 1% of the mother’s plasma level) but it does accumulate in smaller babies. Six to eight cups of coffee a day can result in infant wakefulness and hyperactivity. Smoking augments this effect. Of course the dose of caffeine from one cup of tea a day is nothing like the dose from several cups of coffee a day, but it makes sense to keep the dose the baby gets as low as possible.

References:-

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2. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF) (1998). Survey of caffeine and other methylxanthines in energy drinks and other caffeine containing products (updated). Food Surveillance Information Sheet No. 144 (No. 103 revised). London

3. Barone JJ, et al. (1996) Caffeine consumption. Food and Chemical Toxicology 34:119-129

4. Graham TE (1997) The possible actions of methylxanthines on various tissues. In Reily T., Orme M (eds). The clinical pharmacology of sports and exercise. Elsevier Science, Amsterdam. 257-270

5. Lieberman HR, et al (1987). The effects of low doses of caffeine on human performance and mood. Psychopharmacology 93:308-312

6. Jarvis M. (1993). Does caffeine intake enhance absolute levels of cognitive performance? Psychopharmacology 110:45-52

7. Hindmarch I, et al. (1998). The effects of black tea and other beverages on aspects of cognition and psychomotor performance. Psychopharmacology 139(3) :230-238

8. Smith AP, et al (1990-91). Effects of caffeine given before and after lunch on sustained attention. Neuropsychobiology 23(3): 160-163

9. Durlach PJ, et al (1998). The effects of a low dose of caffeine on cognitive performance. Psychopharmacology 140(1):116-119

10. Battig K. (1986) Effect of coffee on the speed of subject-paced information processing. Neuropsychobiology;16(2-3):126-30

11. Bara AI, Barley EA. (2001) Caffeine for asthma (Cochrane Review). In: The Cochrane Library, 2, Oxford

12. Nussberger, J. et al. (1990) Caffeine-induced diuresis and atrial natriuretic peptides. Journal of cardiovascular Pharmacology, 15, 685-691

13. Neuhäuser-Berthold, M. et al. (1997) Coffee consumption and total body water homeostasis as measured by fluid balance and bioelectrical impedance analysis. Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism, 41, 29-36

14. Martof, M.T. and Knox, D.K. (1997) The effect of xanthines on fluid balance. Clinical Nursing Research, 6:186-196

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17. Grandjean AC et al (2000) The effect of caffeinated, non-caffeinated, caloric and non-caloric beverages on hydration. J. Am. Coll. Nutr. 19(5), 591-600

18. Myers MG. (1991) Caffeine and cardiac arrhythmias. Annals of Int Med,114:147-150

19. Rosenberg L. (1990). Coffee and tea consumption in relation to the risk of large bowel cancer. A Review of Epidemiological Studies. Cancer Letters 52:163-171

20. Jacobsen BK, et al (1986). Coffee drinking, Mortality and Cancer Incidence: Results from a Norwegian prospective study. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 76:823-831

21. Gordis, L (1990). Consumption of methylxanthine-containing beverages and risk of pancreatic cancer. Cancer Letters, 52:1-12

22. Lubin F, et al. (1990) Consumption of methylxanthine-containing beverages and the risk of breast cancer. Cancer Letters, 53:81-90

23. Huang MT, et al (1992). Phenolic compounds in food and cancer prevention. Phenoloc Compounds in Food and Their Effects on Health II Washington: American Chemical Society Symposium Series.

24. Grobbee, DE, et al (1990). Coffee, caffeine and cardiovascular disease in men. The New England Journal of Medicine 323:1026-1032

25. Bak AAA, et al (1991). Caffeine, blood pressure, and serum lipids. Am J Clin Nut, 53:971-975

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28. Woodward M, et al (1999). Coffee and tea consumption in the Scottish Heart Health Study follow-up: conflicting relations with coronary risk factors, coronary disease and all-cause mortality. J. Epidemiology and Community Health, 53: 481-487

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31. Ascherio A, et al (2001). Prospective study of caffeine consumption and risk of Parkinson’s disease in men and women. Ann Neurol, 50(1):56-63

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34. National Drinks Survey, April 2001


Wu-Yi Tea – Now accepting online orders from USA, Canada, UK, Australia and NZ

Special Announcement

Wu-Yi Tea, the amazing weight loss tea, Hollywood’s new fat burning craze, as seen on CNN, is now available in United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.


‘Food Matters’ – The film – why was it created?

The film ‘Food Matters’ delivers a clear, concise, hard-hitting fast paced look at our current state of health, health care and the quality and nutritional content of our food.

The unbiased film, independently funded from start to finish, was created by two nutritionists, James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch, who became Producer Directors of the film created in the style of ‘The Secret’.

Discouraged by the terrible side effects that pharmaceutical drugs were having on their families’ health, they set out on a path to discover what other alternatives might exist. After studying Nutrition through the Global College of Natural Medicine in California, they realized that the health challenges within their own families were in fact a very real representation of what is happening the world over.

James and Laurentine, in their personal quest, saw a need and found their mission was to uncover the truth about our food and invasive medical-based systems and focus attention on natural therapies and nutrition-based healing.

With nutritionally-depleted foods, chemical additives and our tendency to rely upon pharmaceutical drugs to treat what’s wrong with our malnourished bodies, it’s no wonder that modern society is getting sicker. Providing a host of toxic medical therapies to an already toxic population who eat nutrient sparse foods is not the answer. Food Matters sets about uncovering the trillion dollar worldwide ‘Sickness Industry’ and gives people some scientifically verifiable solutions for curing disease naturally.

Based on the premise of Hippocrates, the founding father of modern medicine, “Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine, And Thy Medicine Be Thy Food.”, the film challenges our belief systems and helps us analyze the information given to us by the modern medical establishments. As the teachers reveal, the solution to our problems is not necessarily costly medical intervention and disclose many alternative therapies that can be more effective, more economical, less harmful and less invasive.

The culmination is a film of the teachings of leading authorities in Nutrition and Natural Healing from around the world. Featuring:

· Andrew Saul PhD, Therapeutic Nutrition Specialist and Author, Rochester, New York

· Charlotte Gerson, Founder of the Gerson Institute, San Diego, California

· Dr Dan Rogers M.D., N.D., Curing the “incurable”, San Diego, California

· David Wolfe, World Authority on Raw Foods & Superfoods, San Diego, California

· Prof. Ian Brighthope, M.D., M.B.B.S., D.Ag.Sci, FACNEM, FACHM, Melbourne, Australia

· Jerome Burne, Medical Health Journalist, London, UK

· Phillip Day, Investigative Journalist, Kent, UK

· Victor Zeines, Holistic Dentist & Nutritionist D.D.S., M.S, FAGD, Manhattan, New York

The truth that improper nutrition is harmful is revealed by the world leaders in nutrition and natural healing, more importantly they also disclose that the right kind of foods, supplements and detoxification can be used to treat chronic illnesses, including potentially fatal cancers.

‘Food Matters’ seeks to uncover the business of disease, and at the same time, explore the safe, cheap and effective use of nutrition and supplementation for preventing and often reversing the underlying causative aspects of the illness. Find out what works, what doesn’t and what’s killing people. Becoming informed about the choices available could save lives.

Moreover, ‘Food Matters’ allows easy access to solid information to help people make better choices for their health by using an on-line “pay-per-view” distribution system or via DVD mailed anywhere in the world. Get your own copy by visiting Food Matters


Nutrition – Starting From Zero

We are constantly bombarded with messages from the media telling us that foods we have consumed for years are suddenly bad for us. One day eggs are good for you, the next day they are bad for your heart – what is the actual situation now?

You can’t afford to miss the information in the new movie “Food Matters” – Click the Title to find out more.

You need to eat more leafy green vegetables, reduce your consumption of bad fats (saturated animal fats), increase your consumption of good fats (like olive oil and avocado), eat quality lean protein, eat more fish (but beware of the mercury!), reduce your intake of sugar. Eat fewer processed foods. So what is the bottom line? What are nutritionists trying to tell you? It all boils down to the fact that what you don’t eat is more important than what you do eat.

Start From Zero
The best way to figure out what you should be eating to live up to your highest health potential is to start from recording what you are eating. It’s so easy to forget that extra bit of something. So, use your digital camera or phone camera. Every time you eat, stop, think, take a picture. Remember that the camera doesn’t lie. At the end of each day, write a list of the foods shown in those pictures. This may take a while, but you will be able to see that most foods can be broken down into a few simple categories at their basic ingredients:

  • Meat (beef, pork,chicken, fish, other seafood, etc)
  • Dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt, cream, desserts, etc)
  • Corn products (bread, chips, popcorn, etc)
  • Wheat (pastas, breads, desserts, etc)
  • Soy (bread, desserts, drinks, anything processed, etc)
  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Water
  • Energy drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks

Now take out a fresh piece of paper and add only the items that fall under the category of fruits and vegetables. This is what is called starting from zero. Remove everything that does not contribute to your health and only add back those items that you know are good for you. Mark whether the food is natural or processed. Aim for unprocessed, preferably organic, fruit and vegetables.

Why Fruits and Vegetables?

The governments of the world recommend that you eat between 5 to 10 fruits and vegetables every day. This recommendation is a great one and it has helped dozens of people lose weight and become healthier. It’s easy eat 5 to 10 fruits and vegetables a day by eliminating other snacks like muffins, cakes or cookies. Apples, bananas, mandarin’s, oranges are easy to take with you almost anywhere, just wash them at home to make life a bit easier.  Find out more about the colors of fruit & vegetables HERE

It is only by eliminating the unhealthy, extraneous or over-processed foods that you will be able to incorporate the recommended quantity of healthy ones.

The Building Blocks of Health
Think of this exercise as a way to build up your health, starting from the base. By eliminating meat, dairy and aggravating grains from your diet you prepare your body for proper nutrition. You allow yourself to cleanse and you provide your body with all the enzymes, the minerals and the vitamins that your body requires for proper functioning.

Find out more about Enzymes by viewing our Enzyme Series HERE

Looking at the new list of healthy foods, you might see that it needs to be improved upon a bit. Why not add some new and exotic fruits and vegetables that you never tried before? Add more healthful grains in the form of brown rice, quinoa, barley and buckwheat if you find you need something denser. Old fashioned foods like rolled oats are great for you as well as tasting good.

Give Yourself a New Start
By starting fresh you give your body a break and a chance to rejuvenate itself. If you decide that you would like to add some of the things from the original list back into your diet, do so only 30 days after this exercise. Then watch to see how your body reacts to this newly added food. If you don’t experience any side effects then you can continue to eat it, once again. Otherwise you have proof that it was never that good for you in the first place.

To rejuvenate your body read our Cell Rejuvenation Series HERE

Some Shortcuts to Better Health

Eliminate fat and oil already consumed by using Corn Fiber Plus – the ingredients bind with the fat so it’s eliminated naturally.

Add Spirulina, Chlorella and Stabilized Rice Bran into your diet – for the benefit of concentrated nutrition.

Make sure you’re properly hydrated – with the right purified water – Hexagon Energized Living Water

Improve your Nutrition Intelligence HERE

To your health!


Wu-Yi Tea – Why Does It Work?

Wu-Yi Tea is well known for it’s weight loss properties. How can tea actually help you lose weight?

Tea contains powerful antioxidants and polyphenols. Due it’s processing methods Wu-Yi tea contains higher concentrations.

Polyphenols and antioxidants are a bio-active ingredients that help breaking down the fat in your body, by stimulating the lipolysis. They work by activating the enzymes that can dissolve the fat. Therefore they increase your metabolic rate, that is, whether you’re exercising or not your resting metabolic rate is sped up, meaning you burn more calories.

Are there anymore reasons to drink Wu-Yi Tea?

Chinese culture has long recognized the benefits of Wu-Yi Tea, which has formed part of their traditional medicine for centuries. There are many other reasons for their reverence for tea. Besides the burning fat potential, Wu-Yi tea can also reduce the risk of heart attack, protect your teeth, protect against cancer and even strengthen your bones.

How do you consume Wu-Yi Tea?

Buy some and brew it for yourself. It can be consumed at any time of the day, steep in near boiling water for a few minutes, serve with lemon, or a cinnamon stick or your favorite spices. Or sweeten with a little honey. Basically serve plain or to your own special taste preference.

Why not give it a try for a couple of months? Thousands of years of Chinese knowledge has been proven by recent science.


Tea – Secrets of The Orient

Green Tea
Tea Plantation

Oriental and Indian cultures have known about the benefits of tea for thousands of years. The rest of the world is slowing catching up and being educated on the immense variety of healthy teas available.

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The color of tea is usually dependent on the amount of post-harvesting processing.

White Teas – are the least processed and are not fermented. White tea is gaining in popularity as its significant health benefits become more widely recognized. White tea, as recent research has demonstrated, has the highest cancer fighting antioxidant polyphenols and has significantly lower caffeine content than black tea or green tea.

White tea can be considered a specialty tea due to its higher price, with some connoisseur blends of hand-picked limited-harvest white tea, grown in China, costing hundreds of dollars a pound.

Care needs to be taken when brewing white tea. Its delicate nature dictates for the best results, purified water at below boiling point should be used. Water which is too hot can result in a bitter tea, something you certainly want to avoid when you have paid for an expensive tea. White tea can be steeped for up to ten minutes, depending on your individual preference.

Green Teas – produced in China, Japan and Taiwan, are not fermented, low in caffeine and are well-known for health benefits, like boosting your immune system, reducing high blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Like white tea, green tea contains antioxidants, flavonoids, catechins vitamins C and E, and natural fluoride which protects against tooth decay.

For best results, green tea should be brewed with purified water, which is below boiling point. To avoid bitterness, do not infuse for longer than 1-2 minutes for fine leaf varieties, or 2-3 minutes for larger leaf varieties.

Black teas – are fully fermented teas and are the most commonly consumed. Hundreds of named varieties are available. Black tea is produced in large quantities in China, India, Sri Lanka, with smaller amounts coming from Australia, Indonesia, Kenya, Nepal and New Guinea. Specialty black teas are vastly different to the average tea bag, each having its own distinct color and taste.
Black teas also provide health benefits similar to green tea.

Oolong tea – combines the best qualities of both green and black teas. Semi-fermented, producing a refreshing, fragrant result. Adding milk is not recommended.

Wu-Yi Tea is a special Oolong tea well known for its weight loss properties.The raw leaves are sun-wilted and then bruised, which exposes their juices to the air, this causes the leaves to oxidize and start to turn brown like a cut fruit. They are only partially oxidized, giving them a rich, floral flavor. The tea is then fully dried which locks in the rich flavors that oolong tea is known to offer. The unique drying process that takes place in the creation of a tea that has many metabolic stimulating attributes. Find out more about Wu-Yi Tea HERE.

Jasmine tea – a non-fermented Chinese tea well known for its affinity with Asian food. Do not add milk.

Specialty flavored teas – a huge range of tea varieties blended with natural ingredients to add flavor. Additional ingredients can include:-
Spices – like anise, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, fennel and black peppercorns.
Fruits – like apricot, cherry, apple, orange, blackcurrant, strawberry, lemon, lime, lychee, mango, raspberry and passionfruit.
Flowers – like hibiscus, lavender, rose, cornflower, calendula, and jasmine.
Nuts – like almond.
Other exotic ingredients like ginger, chocolate, mint, caramel, coconut, vanilla beans, bergamot and ginseng.
Specialty teas are consumed without milk.

Herbal teas – also known as herbal infusions – do not usually contain white, green or black teas, they consist of a variety of blends of herbs, spices and fruits chosen for particular health benefits. Herbal teas are usually named after the benefit they are promoting, e.g., “Recovery” blend for hangovers.

Ayurvedic teas – similar to herbal teas, but, based on ancient Indian healing principles, Ayurvedic teas aim to improve your life and extend your longevity.

Teas are a low calorie beverage choice (especially when no milk, sugar or honey is used), adding to your daily intake of water. Teas should be purchased as loose leaf teas, never teabags. Lemon juice can be added as a taste preference. Most teas can also be iced for a summer treat.

Find more about tea here.


Secret Key To Fat Loss – Completely Natural

It’s not just about what you put into your body it’s also about what you take out.  What do I mean? Find out in the Secret Key To Fat Loss or keep reading below

A lady doctor named Dr Suzanne Gudakunst has just released what many are calling the end of the need for potentially harmful weight-loss drugs and designer foods made to help you lose weight.  Of course, I always recommend sensible eating and appropriate supplementation to get proper nutrition, but what if there was something preventing you from absorbing the nutrients?

Dr Suzanne’s discovery allows anyone, regardless of their particular diet, to do “just one simple thing” and instantly start shedding anywhere from 15 lbs to as much as 200 lbs of unwanted and dangerous fat!

What’s a typical result? It can average 45 lbs in just the first 30 days alone for most people just starting out using her new secret.

The reason this is so is because her secret (aptly titled: “Top Secret Fat Loss Secret”) has an entirely different approach in the battle against the ever-increasing “bulge.”

Dr Suzanne discovered that harmful crusty “plaque” builds up over the years in all of us (no one is immune and we just can’t avoid it), which is a direct result of harmful chemicals, preservatives, pesticides, etc. deliberately placed in perhaps every food on the market (much of which is now suspected as being carefully and intentionally done so that people will continue to get fatter and thus sicker, and in order to make the food & drug companies richer!)

The result:-

This harmful plaque is responsible for your weight gain because is BLOCKS your body’s natural ability to absorb proper nutrition – and which causes two (2) chief things to occur:

  1. Your body starves no matter how much you eat – so by not feeling satisfied you continue to stuff your face and get very, very fat (and eventually at the permanent cost of your health!).
  2. Your body thinks it’s starving so your ‘hypothalamus’ adjusts your metabolism to burn food much, much slower in an effort to store food – thus making you even more and more fatter than even before!

So it makes sense, that if and when you REMOVE this unwanted “garbage” from your ‘insides,’ you will naturally start dissolving the fat and “stored chunks of lard” that disfigure an otherwise more attractive and healthier frame and sexier body.

As if this ‘plaque’ goop weren’t enough, Dr Suzanne identified multitudes of specific species of “parasites” (i.e., little worm-like “critters” – some which have ‘fangs’ but no eyes) living inside nearly 99.964% of all people’s small and large intestines in the United States alone, and about 92.36% of people on average worldwide.

Parasites in Your Colon
Parasites in Your Colon

These parasites excrete (meaning they take a CRAP inside YOU!) a jelly-like “SLUDGE” they coats your insides and which is very, very harmful and extremely TOXIC!

Additionally, much like the plaque, they often steal your nutrition which in turn again causes your body to believe it’s starving, and as a defense you continue even more just to get FATTER and FATTER!

These parasites usually end up dying (but not before laying millions of eggs!) — and once they die they fossilize forming a coral-like barrier preventing your even further from absorbing the correct amounts of proper nutrition.

Nasty Plaque In Your Colon
Nasty Plaque In Your Colon

When these parasites are FLUSHED from your guts, you end up magically losing tons of fat and extra weight – and even WITHOUT making one slight change to your diet or how much you eat!

SHOCKINGLY, these same “little critters (as Dr Suzanne calls them) actually release chemical “messengers” that make you crave foods that you are not even supposed to eat at all!

People who get rid of the parasites, therefore, suddenly find that they no longer even desire the Cheetos, pork rinds, jelly-filled treats, and 10,000’s of other equally deadly so-called “foods.”

In the past 6 years alone Dr Suzanne has tested her amazing new discovery and “TOP SECRET Fat Loss Secret” privately with a select group of volunteers, and seen results that fall nothing short of the truly FANTASTIC!

For instance, a Chicago woman who weighed until recently a whopping 587 lbs and who had even been visited by a living-legendary diet and fitness guru (name withheld by request), but who after much direct assistance from him (the guru) was not able to shed even 1 lb, suddenly dropped 449 lbs from her body weight in under 5 months using Dr Suzanne’s SECRET! — and she didn’t change or reduce one thing she regularly ate in her diet!

Now the woman weighs just 138 lbs, looks like a completely different woman altogether — and as if that weren’t enough, she became a swimsuit model for a well-known company! (But most importantly, this woman added who knows how many years to her life as a direct result of using Dr Suzanne’s “Top Secret Fat Loss Secret!”)

Another equally tearfully-joyous account was of a woman named Lisa Stephens from Ohio who was told her diabetes could “never” be cured or reversed — and this by countless doctors.

After shedding over 156 lbs in just 91 days of having used this same amazing revolutionary breakthrough secret discovered by Dr Suzanne, her diabetes is gone completely and she no longer depends on insulin just to be able to survive!

These kinds of results are flooding Dr Suzanne’s email each and everyday from all over the world (not just from North America — which has by far the fattest population as a group).

And even though you like me recognize these results as both newsworthy and for the common good of humanity as a whole, there are some who are literally out to get the good lady doctor.

Recently investigators began carefully keeping an extra protective eye on Dr Suzanne after she received death threats from “individuals” purportedly connected to the vast drug empires and weight-loss food manufacturing companies.

It would appear on the face of it that Dr Suzanne’s “Top Secret Fat Loss Secret” must really work, because if it didn’t no one would care to bring her harm.

This would be akin to an inventor discovering how to make a car that runs on water instead of gas assassinated by the major auto manufacturers!

Investigators insist that the reason she received threats is largely because what she is doing may actually make people healthier, leaner, sexier and trimmer, as well as make them live longer fuller lives — and as a result they stand to lose lots of money (possibly BILLIONS of dollars!!)

The BEST part of her secret is that it’s nothing difficult to do, and it doesn’t require a major change in either your lifestyle or diet.

In fact, “Nature’s actually on our side” according to Dr Suzanne, as her solution to the arduous ills of fat and obesity is simply the ingestion of Nature’s own ‘protections’ against both the harmful death-causing/obesity-causing plaque as well as the nasty little critters living in your bowels!

Anyone with anywhere from just a few extra pounds to those 100 lbs or more overweight must as a rule now secure for themselves Dr Suzanne’s “TOP SECRET Fat Loss Secret” (and before someone tries to lobby against you ever discovering what’s truly in it!)

I recognize a great thing when I see one — and THIS SECRET is definitely the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen.

We all know that people are just getting fatter and fatter, and more and more UNHEALTHY – so this is a secret whose time is long overdue.

While many people may tell you to just stick to your diet, exercise to the point of exhaustion, etc, the naysayers will definitely be disappointed when they find out that Dr Suzanne’s cure to obesity is completely NATURAL!

If you want the good doctor’s secret for yourself and so that no one can ever take it away from you or steal out of your hands, then all you need to do is grab your own PDF copy from http://secretkeytofatloss.com


Mind Games – Who Can Benefit?

Brain Training – sounds sort of futuristic with big brother overtones doesn’t it? Not really, it something we all do every day. Keeping mentally alert has never been easier. Why? Because of the very technology you’re looking at now. Your computer. The window to accessing mind games to scientifically train your brain is open.


Who can benefit? All of us really, especially those who may feel their memory is fuzzy and their recall is not what it used to be or anyone who wants to improve their concentration and alertness.

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Free Trial – Improve Your Memory

While physical fitness is important, it could be that your brain fitness is even more important. It’s well known that as we age our mental faculties of memory, recall, speed of responsiveness and concentration become poorer.

All is not lost, you CAN improve your mental alertness. How? Mental exercises – scientifically designed brain games – to give you clearer thinking, better recall and concentration.

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Love Your Brain – Empower Your Life

Without a properly functioning brain we are in serious trouble, we just can’t live up to our full potential. Your brain works on the principle “use it or lose it”. Despite what you may have heard, you really can grow new brain cells.


Your brain need care and attention just like the rest of your body. So, how can you achieve an improvement in your brain power?

Think of your brain as an electrical circuit board, with an ability to constantly have new circuits installed, and existing ones to be reinforced.

So what are the building blocks of improved brain power? One is physical, the other mental exercise.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS

Keeping your body properly hydrated with energized living water is very important. However, you may not be aware that the single MOST important element crucial for the development and maintenance of healthy brain function is LECITHIN? It is a nutritional building block for the synthesis of the brain’s primary memory neurotransmitter.

Neurotransmitters function as brain messengers that enable the brain cells to “communicate” with each other. When neurotransmitter levels decline, the brain cells are unable to “communicate” efficiently with each other. This means that previously stored information (”memory”), cannot be recalled easily. Your “recall” ability weakens, causing fuzzy memory and mental tiredness in high-stress situations.

Lecithin is essential for mental development and maintenance. Lecithin is inexpensive and easy to consume.

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Read more about Energized Living Water HERE.

MENTAL ACTIVITY

How do you train and challenge your brain with the right kind of mental exercises? Find a scientifically valid balanced brain workout. Fundamental cognitive abilities – such as memory, attention and processing speed – can be improved with appropriate training. I recommend the scientific brain exercises developed by Lumosity.

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Food Matters – The Film – Press Release

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Green Tea, Dr Perricone & Oprah – The Transcript


I’m not going to add much, I’ll just let the doctor have his say in this partial transcript from an Oprah Show episode featuring Dr Nicholas Perricone, which aired in November, 2004

“Oprah: Now I’ve read in your book that you said if I just replaced coffee with green tea instead, that I could lose 10 pounds in six weeks.

Dr. Perricone: Absolutely.

Oprah: Now really. How could that — what is the big deal about this?

Dr Perricone: Coffee has organic acids that raise your blood sugar, raise insulin. Insulin puts a lock on body fat. When you switch over to green tea, you get your caffeine, you’re all set, but you will drop your insulin levels and body fat will fall very rapidly. So 10 pounds in six weeks, I will guarantee it.

Oprah: I’m gonna do that. OK. That is so good! Whoo! That is great.”

— The Oprah Winfrey Show: “Look 10 Years Younger in 10 Days” – Nov 10, 2004

So, even if the doctor is only partly right, given that we’re all individuals who react differently, why wouldn’t you give green tea a try?


Colotrim – Frequently Asked Questions



Colotrim – Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How does Colotrim make you lose weight?
Although results will vary with each individual. Colon cleansing often results in weight loss due to elimination of built-up fecal matter. Cleansing can help improve the assimilation of essential nutrients through a well-balanced healthy eating plan. Exercise should be a part of your daily routine along with Colotrim.

Q: What should I expect from a detoxification program such as Colotrim?
Once you have started the detoxifying process you may notice enhanced digestion, better elimination, healthier hair, skin, and nails, along with increased energy, weight loss and less bloating.

Q: Is Colotrim safe for everyone?

Colotrim is an all natural way to cleanse your colon while supporting the health of your vital organs. If you have any medical condition and/or have been taking a medication, please contact your physician before beginning the program. Please do not use Colotrim if you are nursing or pregnant.

Q: When do I take Colotrim?

The best time to take Colotrim is 2 times daily with 8oz of water. One capsule upon rising and one capsule before bed.

Q: Can I take other supplements or medication with the Colotrim?

Please check with your physician before beginning any cleansing or detoxifying program or using any additional supplements, especially if you have concerns.

Q: Can I take the Colotrim for the rest of my life?

Yes, Colotrim is to be used as long as you feel you need to cleanse. To promote a healthy colon and maintain a healthy weight, use Colotrim as long as you like.

Q: What should I expect from Colotrim?

The key objective of an internal cleanse is to support your body’s natural ability to have 2-3 bowel movements a day, and to release accumulated toxins in the colon while assisting with overall vital organ health. You can expect less bloat, less water retention, improved energy and vitality. You should not have watery stools, severe cramping or weakness of any kind.

Q: I’m taking the recommended dosage of Colotrim and I’m still not achieving 2-3 bowel movements per day. What should I do?
Everyone is different and will experience different results. If you don’t see any results within 15 days of using Colotrim, please consult your health-care professional.

Q: Is Colotrim suitable if I have Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Thyroid, Severe Diarrhea, Severe Cramping, Severe Flu Symptoms, Migraine Headaches or any serious health concerns?

We recommend that if you have any serious health issues or the slightest question about use, consult your physician. Even though some individuals with these health concerns may benefit from internal cleansing and use Colotrim, we insist that you consult a health care provider.

Q: Is Colotrim suitable for children?
These products were designed for adults. Colotrim is not recommended for children under the age of 18. It is important to consult your health care provider before administering any supplements to children under the age of 18.

Q: Do I have to change my diet?
We recommend a high-fiber, low-fat diet that includes fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains. Drink 8-10 8-ounce glasses of water per day.

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Health Alert – Do You Have A Toxic Colon?



Health Alert: Many Americans have undigested fat and major toxins built up in their colons due to unhealthy diets.


Colotrim – The next generation in Weight Loss and Natural Cleansing.

What will Colotrim do for you?

– Increase Energy Levels
– Remove Toxins
– Decrease Gas and Bloating
– Clearer Skin
– Flatten Your Tummy
– Reduce Water Rentention
– Improved Concentration
– Detoxify Internal Organs
– Better Absorption of Vitamins
– Overall Healthful Feeling


Colonleaf – FAQ

Colonleaf – Frequently Asked Questions

What is Colonleaf?

Colonleaf is an all natural formula that cleanses your colon helping you lose weight and remove deadly toxins from your body. It is derived from 100% natural ingredients and concentrates on cleansing your colon while providing you with the best possible detox program. Thousands of users have felt a decrease in weight, constipation, and fatigue.

Is it possible to lose weight with Colonleaf?

Absolutely! Colonleaf will flush out leftover weight from your body giving you a slimmer look and a flatter stomach.

What are the side effects of using Colonleaf?

No negative side effects have been reported from the use of Colonleaf. If you have any concerns, please consult with your doctor before using Colonleaf.

How long will it take to see results? Everyone’s metabolism is different. Some users may see a difference in a week while others will see a difference in a month.

What is Colonleaf made from?

Colonleaf is made from 100% natural ingredients which include: Psyllium, Goldenseal, Licorice Root, Rhubarb, Ginger Root, Cascara, Buckthorne, Fennel Seed.

How often should I use Colonleaf?

Take one capsule in the morning and one in the afternoon with a glass of water. It is recommended to drink at least 8 glasses of water on a daily basis.

Will Colonleaf change my bowel patterns?

Colonleaf will not change your bowel patters. When you do go, it will make the process easier and you will experience a more rewarding feeling.

Is there anything I need to know before using Colonleaf?

If you have been regularly using over-the-counter or prescription medications, then it’s a good idea to consult with your health care provider or physician before starting a new dietary supplement program.

Should I use Colonleaf if I’m pregnant?
Cleansing of the colon is not recommended for pregnant or nursing women. However it is recommended after giving birth (if not nursing) to control the excess weight gained during pregnancy.


Colon Cleanse – Naturally With Colonleaf

Colonleaf Is an award winning, all natural formula that cleanses your colon helping you lose weight and remove deadly toxins from your body.

Many dietary supplements often try to chemically destroy certain body fats while slowly harming your internal organs. What many people are not aware of is that the body needs to be cleansed throughout for the best possible weight management.

Colonleaf on the other hand is derived from 100% natural ingredients and concentrates on cleansing your colon while providing you with the best possible detox program.



Colotrim – All Natural Ingredients


Colotrim contains a special blend of these powerful all-natural ingredients:

Goldenseal is a powerful natural disinfectant that helps kill harmful bacteria and unwanted parasite.

x Goldenseal is a cure-all type of herb that strengthens the immune system, acts as an antibiotic, has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, potentiates insulin, and cleanses vital organs. It promotes the functioning capacity of the heart, the lymphatic and respiratory system, the liver, the spleen, the pancreas, and the colon.

Taken internally, Goldenseal increases digestive secretions, astringes the mucous membranes that line the gut, and checks inflammation. It also aids digestion by promoting the production of saliva, bile, and other digestive enzymes. In addition it may control heavy menstrual and postpartum bleeding by means of its astringent action.

Buckthorne root assists in healthy stool formation.

x Buckthorne root aids liver congestion, helps to carry blood and liver toxins out of the body. Good for gall stones, and lead poisoning. Calms the gastro-intestinal tract, is amild laxative, good for chronic constipation, and keeps the bowels regulated. Relieves dropsy (excess fluid accommodation in tissues or body cavity). Used for hemorrhoids, colic (abdominal pain caused by spasm), obesity, acute appendicitis, ulcerative colitis (inflammation of the colon).

Pumpkin seed provides excellent assistance to help sweep out waste as it moves through the colon.

x Pumpkin seeds are one of nature’s almost perfect foods. They are a natural source of beneficial constituents such as carbohydrates, amino acids and unsaturated fatty acids. They contain most of the B vitamins, along with C, D, E, and K. They also have the minerals calcium, potassium, niacin, and phosphorous. Pumpkin seeds have mainly been used to treat prostate and bladder problems, but they have also been known to help with depression and learning disabilities.

Licorice root provides assistance in soothing gastrointestinal irritations and inflammations.

x Licorice was used historically to treat the skin and coughs. It is also used to treat constipation, bronchitis, inflammation, and arthritis. Licorice may be prescribed by health care providers to treat adrenocortical insufficiency, peptic ulcer, and chronic gastritis.

Traditional Chinese Medicine uses licorice to treat problems from tuberculosis to diabetes. Restrained production of cortisol and anti-inflammatory effects are caused by the flavonoids and glycyrrhizin in licorice. Research has shown that licorice flavonoids can kill the bacteria that causes stomach inflammation and ulcers, called Helicobacter pylori.

Ginger root helps to relieve weak digestion and malabsorption.

x Ginger Root has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years and is known to be greatly beneficial in reducing nausea and upset stomachs. It was used in Greek culture for making breads, the forerunner of the delicious gingerbread we enjoy today.

The plant is native to Southeast Asia, however due to the many benefits of Ginger Root, today it is cultivated around the world in many diverse locations.

Fennel seed is used to promote healthy digestion and support a healthy appetite.

x Fennel seeds often provide quick and effective relief from many digestive disorders. They help to overcome gas, cramps, acid indigestion, and many other digestive tract maladies.

These seeds are very rich in minerals including magnesium. Two of its main constituents are Anethol and Fenchone. Anethol and other terpenoids may inhibit spasms in smooth muscles such as those in the intestinal tract. Fenchone may be responsible for the medicinal properties associated with Fennel.

Recent studies have found that consumption of fennel can increase the production of bile and may also possess diuretic, pain-reducing and anti-microbial activities.

Cascara Sagrada is used to promote movement in the colon and alleviate constipation.

x Cascara sagrada has a long history of traditional use by native americans. Cascara sagrada contains compounds called anthroquinones, which are responsible for cascara’s powerful laxative effects. Anthraquinones trigger contractions in the colon, called peristalsis, which causes the urge to have a bowel movement. Today, it is one of the most common herbal laxatives.

In addition to being a powerful laxative, cascara is also believed to improve the muscle tone of the colon walls.

Rhubarb is a natural Laxative that promotes healthy digestion.

x It is recognized that rhubarb not only exercises a digestive action but it operates directly as a conveyer of bile salts. When it reaches the stomach its digestive effects come into full play, causing an increase of the flow of gastric juice and inducing their movement, thus favoring the processing of the contents of the stomach. Besides stimulating the secretions from the liver which convey the bile salts, it assists the intestine in regulating the absorption of fats.

Rhubarb is used as a laxative, antiphlogistic, and homeostatic in the treatment of constipation, diarrhea, jaundice, gastro-intestinal hemorrhage, menstrual disorders, conjunctivitis, traumatic injuries, superficial suppurative sores and ulcers.


Colon Health – Risk Free Way To A Sexier, Flatter Stomach



If this is the first time you’ve been exposed to this life-changing information you’ve probably never considered this simple question:

Are you clean inside?

Colotrim can help you to:

– Flatten your stomach
– Feel better and promote Health
– Breakup and removes toxins in your body and intestines
– Raise your body energy levels
– Cleanse and rinse your Colon and digestive system

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Wu-Yi System – A Weight Loss Solution You Can Trust


Day 1: Your first cup of Wu-Yi Tea produces immediate gratification, helping lift your mood, increasing energy and creating a positive mental outlook – a key for weight loss.

Week 1: The Wu-Yi Weight Loss System is working and you are already to start feeling better about your weight loss as you start burning fat and losing weight.

Week 2: You can start to visualize your weight loss happening right before your eyes.

Week 3: Your visualization and goals are becoming more of a reality. The results of the Wu-Yi Weight Loss System continue to transform your body. You know the body you’ve always wanted is possible!

Week 4 and Beyond: You look and feel different. You have more energy. Your clothes begin to fit better. You’re ready for a sexy Wu-Yi body. Your confidence is unbreakable, you know nothing can stop you! This is the Wu-Yi System

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