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Leading natural health expert mentions EGCG for boosting metabolism and other health properties

In the March issue of Toronto-based Tonic Magazine, Dr. Bryce Wylde mentions the powers of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a form of polyphenol found in green tea, among his many sought-after nutrition tips. Wylde, a frequent guest on The Dr. Oz Show, writes, “Other studies have suggested that the green tea extract EGCG boosts metabolism and […]

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Article describes green tea benefit, but should have mentioned how to protect yourself against pesticides.

Best-selling author and nutritionist Dr. Jonny Bowden was quoted in a March 31, 2014 Woman’s World article, “Tea – the new Fountain of Youth!” The article describes some of the many health boosts offered by tea’s natural components. In a section subtitled, “Black and green tea shield against Alzheimer’s,” Bowden remarks: “Green tea is loaded […]

Polyphenol use rose 69% in past five years

Polyphenol use rose 69% in the functional food and drink markets over the past five years, according to market analyst, Mintel. Mintel noted that over the same period, use of the term, “antioxidants” rose 38% on food and drink labeling. According to a recent article in NutraIngredients.com, polyphenols were most often listed as an ingredient […]

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Rogue nutritionist reveals the three most exciting nutrients for 2014 and how to select them

Board-certified nutritionist Dr. Jonny Bowden spends a lot of time among health researchers and related experts. “I have met many who are skeptical of every dietary supplement on the market. But their eyes light up when they hear one word: Polyphenols. These are powerful compounds found in plants that have all sorts of health benefits […]

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HealthCentral.com asks pharmacist to share nutritional advice for menopausal women

Suntheanine and Sunphenon may provide menopausal women with natural symptom relief, according to a recent HealthCentral.com article. In a December 13 interview, holistic pharmacist Sherry Torkos described how these ingredients may improve sleep quality and skin health. Hot flashes and night sweats may cause menopausal women to have difficulty getting a good night’s sleep. Torkos […]

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How to brew a great cup of tea

Tea drinking is steeped in time-honored traditions. In the 15th century, the tea ceremony was synonymous with cultural refinement. Much later, tea drinking spread to the average person. Today frosty glasses of iced tea quench our thirst on hot summer days. Steaming cups of hot tea help to warm and sooth us on cold winter […]

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Should you sip or supplement? Which one has more antioxidant advantages?

Antioxidants play a powerful role in our wellness, in part because they help to neutralize the free radicals associated with aging and cancer. The polyphenols in green and black tea have been studied extensively as potential chemopreventive (anti-cancer) agents, with promising results. Does this mean we should all be sipping green or black tea all […]

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Do you know what is in your tea?

Green tea, widely esteemed for containing a myriad of body-boosting compounds, is now being scrutinized for containing potentially hazardous pesticides. Manufacturers the world over must now prepare for a fallout as more sensitive testing available to countries everywhere – including the U.S. – will make it nearly impossible for green tea products with residues of […]