Tag: tea

White tea – White delight

White tea – White delight

Let’s deal with the colour question first. Why is it white if it comes from the same plant as green and black tea — Camellia sinensis ? Indeed, it does, but it’s made from the unopened buds, which are clothed in a fuzz of fine, silvery “hairs”, giving it a whitish colour. When it’s made [...]

November 2, 2012 More
Morning Sickness

Morning Sickness

The existence of morning sickness early in pregnancy seems difficult to explain. Maybe it is just a mistake, an accident of nature. We all know that the first few months of fetal development are critical for the baby’s health. Why then are so many women so sick early in pregnancy, and what can be done [...]

September 17, 2011 More
Iron Supplementation

Iron Supplementation

Iron is a trace mineral that is vital for life but needed only in small amounts. Iron plays an important role in oxygen transport and energy production, and because of this, iron is a vital element in the daily diet. The average adult body contains about 4 g of iron, 3 g in active form [...]

September 15, 2011 More
Fibrocystic Breast Disease

Fibrocystic Breast Disease

Fibrocystic breast disease, better called “fibrocystic changes,” are common changes that affect most women, especially during the reproductive years. Approximately 60% of women will experience some symptoms related to fibrocystic breasts. Single or multiple benign tumors may be present, or a woman may just note general “lumpiness” in her breasts. Usually symptoms are worse prior [...]

September 11, 2011 More
Cocaine

Cocaine

Cocaine is a mood-altering drug in the stimulant or “amphetamine-like” class. As a consequence, it tends to produce euphoria or “high” feelings by directly blocking the reuptake of dopamine in the brain. The resulting increases of dopamine produce an elevation of mood and euphoria. Cocaine has two additional effects, which are to block the sodium-potassium [...]

August 6, 2011 More