Author: iheartteas

Integrative Nutrition Health Coach with a passion for tea and all things related to health, fitness, and holistic wellness.

Tea for Two…Four

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day and as a wife and mother of two and half (dog) it isn’t your typical candlelit dinner celebration with romance afoot anymore.  After twenty-two years of marriage Valentine’s Day and our idea of how to celebrate evolves over the years. These days a celebration is showing each family member how valued and loved they are.  Sure,… Read more →

WTE2018 – TEA BLOGGERS ROUNDTABLE ANNOUNCEMENT

  Wow, it has been some time since I have written.  I have gone back to school and I am about to graduate from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.  This July I will be presented a certificate of completion and will officially be an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.  It was a yearlong, time consuming, and comprehensive curriculum.  Totally worth the… Read more →

3 Week Elimination Diet: Day One

NO Gluten NO Dairy NO Eggs NO Soy NO Corn NO Alcohol Why? Determine what possible irritant is causing my perpetual abdominal bloating. All the listed items being eliminated are possible common irritants. The Elimination Diet I will be following is one suggested by Dr. Susan Blum as part of my education at The Institute of Integrative Nutrition. How? After… Read more →

Kombucha? Where to Start and Why

If you have ever seen how Kombucha is made you would have thought it came straight out of Dr. Frankenstein’s laboratory. Kombucha is after all, ALIVE!!! In fact it is one of the healthiest of drinks you can put in your body. What is Kombucha? Kombucha (also tea mushroom, Manchurian mushroom, formal name: Medusomyces gisevii[1]) is a variety of fermented, lightly effervescent sweetened black or green tea drinks commonly intended as functional beverages for… Read more →

The Hippies Had It Right

No I’m not talking about “special” brownies. I’m actually talking about mushrooms. Yes, just like the ones the Super Mario Brothers were wise enough to eat and power up. You can learn so much from video games if you just pay attention. Important tip, those mushrooms they were eating aren’t actually safe for humans just computer generated video game characters… Read more →

Refined Sugar Experiment

Feels like ages since I last wrote my last blog post. Seems pretty accurate since it has been a while. I can tell you that starting school, dealing with wasp invasion in my home for two weeks, volunteer commitments, plus school issues with the kids, and a hectic schedule was what kept me away. All of which are valid excuses,… Read more →

Don’t Blame The Tea

Don’t  Blame The Tea If traveling has taught me anything about tea is that it nearly ever tastes as it does at home. Sometimes it comes close but most usually it doesn’t hold candle to the flavor at home. It is important for this very reason we don’t judge a tea by its geography. You must be curious why. It’s… Read more →

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