Health Benefits of Oolong Tea


When many of us think of tea, we will think in terms of either black tea or green tea. However, there are actually many ‘shades’ of tea that don’t fall so neatly into either of these camps and one of these is ‘Oolong tea’. Oolong tea finds itself somewhere between green and black tea as it is only partially fermented. Don’t pigeon hole tea! The result is a tea that has less of the ‘grassy’ taste...

What Are the Health Benefits of Thyme Tea?


It’s tea time! Thyme tea time! About time for thyme tea time! Fun homonyms aside, thyme tea has a number of health benefits that’s earning itself a place in an increasing number of mugs. Thyme is a herb you’re likely familiar with from cooking. It comes from the mint family and can be used to complement poultry, lamb, veal, fish, chowders and more. But it’s far more versatile than even its range...

Does Green Tea Have Caffeine?


Green tea has many impressive health benefits, is used as a key ingredient in ‘fat burners’ and is generally lauded for its antioxidant effects. One of the biggest reasons that green tea is so popular though, is that it is widely thought to be caffeine free. As it happens though, this isn’t actually entirely accurate… Types of Green Tea For starters, there is far more than one type of green tea...

The Truth About Caffeine: How it Really Affects Your Brain and Body


It seems that the vast majority of the Earth’s population – myself included – have been content to consume large quantities of a neuroactive drug without really knowing what it’s doing or how it works. All of us are hooked, to the extent that we often roll out of bed experiencing withdrawal and can’t function until we get it. It sounds like something out of science fiction, but...

What’s the Healthiest Way to Have Your Coffee?


The effects of caffeine on our health for better or worse is a topic that is hotly debated and somewhat controversial. While many people still swear on their morning coffee to get them going, some are now saying that caffeine is only good for combating a caffeine withdrawal and that we’d actually be more alert and creative without it (1). But putting the effects of caffeine on our brain to...

Bulletproof Coffee Review – For Weight Loss and Concentration


Putting butter in coffee appears to be the latest craze across the web and there are a huge number of fans who enthusiastically promote its benefits and recommend it to anyone who will listen. It sounds pretty rich, but does it really have the health benefits that it’s purported to have? And where precisely did this strange idea come from? What Is Bulletproof Coffee? The idea of putting...

Kombucha Health Benefits


In China, kombucha tea is sometimes known as ‘the immortal health elixir’ which might lead one to the conclusion that it’s good for us; and while it might not be quite the Holy Grail (immortality is a stretch), it certainly does have some promising health effects. The drink is made from sweetened tea that is then fermented using symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast (known as a...

Latest Research: Drink As Much Coffee As You Like


If I’ve learned nothing about science from writing articles such as these, it’s that whenever you find a study that suggests that something is bad for you, all you have to do is wait a few days and you’ll find another study that suggests that the same something is good for you. Take, for instance, caffeine. Just last week I wrote an article that covered research done on highly...

Caffeine: Good or Bad?


Caffeine is still one of the most popular drugs in the world today. Nearly every country consumes it in some form, whether it’s in coffee, tea, chocolate or an energy drink. A whopping 21,000 studies have been conducted on caffeine over the past 60 years, and despite that, researchers still have not reached any definitive conclusions as to whether caffeine is good or bad for us. From what...

Green Tea’s Special Antioxidants


More and more studies are finding a host of health benefits for those who drink green tea. And it’s not a new concept; for centuries, the Chinese have viewed green tea as a health elixir, ever since it was first discovered there about 4700 years ago. If we are to believe the legend, it was Chinese Emperor Shen Nong (who also happened to be an herbalist) who first discovered the tea. He was...

Laurel Avery

Laurel Avery

Laurel Avery, DiHom, became interested in natural health and the positive effects of healthy eating after moving to Europe from her native New York. After visiting a series of conventional doctors for a minor but nagging medical complaint, all of whom had no success or interest in finding the cause of the problem, she turned to alternative medicine.

It was after a major change in eating habits from consuming the typical American diet to one involving whole, nutritious foods, as are commonly eaten in Europe, along with homeopathy and herbal remedies, that the problem was cured. She now devotes her time to helping others learn how to achieve vibrant health through their diet.

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