December 4, 2017

Pu-erh Tea: Is It the Secret to Health & Longevity?

Last May, along with members of the FoodTrients team, my husband Rupert and I traveled to Yantai, China for the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards to receive the ‘Best in the World’ award for Innovation for my most recent cookbook, The Age Beautifully Cookbook: Easy and Exotic Longevity Secrets from around the World. Inspired by the Olympic Games and their global spirit, the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards were founded in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau. Every year they honor the best food and wine books, printed or digital, as well as food television shows. This year books from 211 countries competed in […]
July 25, 2017

Amazing Skin Benefits Of This Special Tea

Many of the patients I see have chronic skin issues, like eczema.   Other patients are simply interested in looking their best.  They want to know how to restore a youthful look to their skin – improve the tone, color and maybe even get rid of some of those “laugh lines”.  Recently, I started telling my patients about the benefits of drinking a special type of tea to help with these very issues.  If you have eczema, or just want to look younger, you’ll want to know about the skin benefits of this ancient tea… Ancient Tea Improves Skin Youthfulness Many […]
March 29, 2017

Drinking Tea May Prevent You From Diabetes

After understanding the health benefits of a cup of tea, a study finds that drinking tea can prevent diabetes.
February 28, 2017

The Power Of Tea

A compound found in green tea could have lifesaving potential for patients with multiple myeloma and amyloidosis, who face often-fatal medical complications associated with bone-marrow disorders, according to a team of engineers at Washington University in St. Louis and their German collaborators. Jan Bieschke, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the School of Engineering & Applied Science, studies how proteins fold and shape themselves, and how these processes can contribute to a variety of diseases. He says the compound epigallocatechine-3-gallate (EGCG), a polyphenol found in green tea leaves, may be of particular benefit to patients struggling with multiple myeloma and […]
October 27, 2016

Gingerroot Black Tea

A delicious tea that’s especially festive for the holiday season is my recipe for Gingerroot Black Tea from The Age Gracefully Cookbook. The fresh ginger in the tea provides protection from inflammation thereby easing arthritis and allergy symptoms. Black tea has many healthful properties including flavonoids, which help strengthen blood vessel walls and improve concentration. Ingredients ¼ inch gingerroot, peeled and sliced thinly 2 black teabags 2 cups boiling water 2 rock sugar stirrers (optional) Procedure 1. Combine the gingerroot and the teabags in a pitcher with the boiling water. Steep for 1-3 minutes; strain. 2. Pour into two teacups; […]
May 16, 2016

Prevent Age-Related Disease by Adding More Flavonoids

Type 2 diabetes is running rampant in the United States, if not the world, today, particularly in the Boomer population.  It’s one of the 4 diseases associated with aging and leads to the development of 2 of the others.  It’s caused by too much refined sugar and carbohydrates in the diet as well as lack of exercise.  In addition, deficiency in a certain food group, and its disease-fighting nutrients, can also lead to the development of type 2 diabetes as well as the other diseases of aging. They’re called flavonoids and I’d like to tell you more about the amazing […]
August 18, 2015

Chamomile Tea Linked to Longevity

Love chamomile tea? You’ll probably love it even more after hearing about the results of this study. Why? Because a recent investigation conducted by the University of Texas showed that chamomile may actually help extend life. The results of the study were published in the journal The Gerontologist. Chamomile Tea Linked to a 29% Decreased Risk of Death Chamomile is one of the most popular herbs on the planet. And for good reason. It tastes great and it has a medical reputation that goes back thousands of years. For the current study, researchers analyzed data from 1,677 Mexican-Americans living in five […]
March 3, 2015

Tea Drinking Benefits Older Population

The British Journal of Nutrition published the findings of researchers at Duke University in North Carolina of a
January 16, 2013

Hot Tea: A Steamy Love Story

Serving and enjoying hot tea is a daily ritual in many countries. Most Brits wouldn’t dream of skipping their 4 p.m. cuppa. Good for them, because black tea contains the FoodTrient catechins, as well as flavonoids, theaflavins, and magnesium.