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Monthly Archives: March 2014

  1. Matcha: A Healthy Advantage
    18
    Mar

    Matcha: A Healthy Advantage

    Green tea is well known for its health benefits. But did you know it also comes in a more nutrient-dense powdered form? Matcha (from the Japanese words matsu, meaning ground or rubbed, and cha, meaning tea) is a powdered Japanese green tea full of nutrients and antioxidants. Unlike regular green tea where the leaves are steeped in hot water and then thrown away, with matcha you are basically consuming the entire tea leaf.
    But that’s the basics. There’s so much more.
    Japanese monks introduced matcha to Japan in the late 12th century, as traveling tea cakes which they used for energy and mental clarity--important for long d

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  2. Winter Skincare
    18
    Mar

    Winter Skincare

    This winter with the freezing temperatures, low humidity, and the inside furnace blasting dry air, you may have found your skin has become very dry, flaky, and/or itchy. Everyone needs to protect their skin. It is our largest and most porous organ and paying attention to what we soak it in or smear on our bodies is very important. Why? There is evidence of the skin’s ability to spread what it touches throughout our entire body and bloodstream. In an attempt to clear up dry skin, we are slathering our bodies with the latest anti-aging moisturizer creams that sometimes contain harmful toxins and further aggravating pre-existing skin conditions. They may help improve the look and feel of your skin, however, in order to improve our complexion, we will need to decrease the free radicals from occurring. Many skin care products on the market contain parabens and because the layers of the skin act like a strainer

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