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Tasting the 2017 Harvest in Taiwan

 In April I was in Taiwan working on a new herbal tea blend. I'm excited and hope to share more about it with you soon.  While I was there, I couldn’t resist popping into a couple of local teashops and tasting some of the 2017 teas that had just been harvested. We’ve put together this short little montage from one of my stops to just give you a feel for what’s it’s like. The music makes it feel more glamorous than it was. Picture a...

Top 5 New Health Benefits of Black Tea Discovered in 2016

  Black tea is the one of the most consumed beverages in the world, second only to water. Beloved in the UK and throughout the former British Empire as the base for the traditional “cuppa”, it’s also the go-to tea here in the USA, especially for iced tea. Somehow green tea gets all the press in terms of health benefits. But black tea has amazing health benefits all it’s own. Here’s a quick summary of some of the most cited studies on the health benefits...

My Personal Longevity Formula - Diet

Since it’s the New Year, I know improving health will be on a lot of people’s minds. I thought I’d kick off the year by summarizing for you all my personal longevity formula. Think of this as a living document. I’m constantly monitoring the science on extending healthspan and if something better comes along or one of my current practices is proven flawed I’ll happily update my plans and let you all know. Let’s start with, Diet Intermittent Fasting: You may recall last year I...

Part 3b of My Longevity Formula - Brain Health

Brain HealthMost of my longevity formula targets physical health. But what about cognitive health? It would not be a happy scenario to arrive in my 90’s with six-pack abs and lack the brain function to enjoy it. As a guy addicted to intellectual pursuits in general, cognitive decline and conditions like Alzheimer’s do concern me. The good news on this front is that the brain is one big physical organ. So, the things we do to improve our health are widely shown to also benefit...

Part 3A of My Longevity Formula - Breathing

In parts 1 and 2 of this series, I focused on diet and exercise. Part 3 is a potpourri of best practices to support longevity and good health. I originally planned to send them all at once but the post ran long so think of this as part 3a. Breathing A friend of mine recently went on a 10-day intensive meditation retreat. On day 5 I figured he could use a laugh. I sent him this text, “Breathe in..breathe out…breathe in…breathe out, forget this and you’ll have bigger problems...

My Personal Longevity Formula - Exercise

Last week I began sharing my personal longevity formula. I started with Diet. Today I’m providing my Exercise plan. From a longevity perspective, there are four key area of focus for exercise, cardiovascular health, strength, balance and flexibility. Taichi and Standing Meditation – I’ve studied taichi and qi-gong for over 30 years. I have the honor of learning from one the few remaining true taichi masters but… since the arrival of our daughter, my morning taichi has been replaced by diaper changes, preparing breakfast and...

Benefits of Jiaogulan (Gynostemma) in Plain English
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WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF JIAOGULAN ? Quite simply, because you will feel better and live longer. Jiaogulan is a treasure from the ancient past that is now scientifically proven to help with almost all of the diseases associated with aging. No other herb or drug does so much and it has no side effects for most people.  Feel More Energy – Jiaogulan improves blood flow bringing more oxygen to the entire body. [1] It also activates you most important metabolic controller AMPK which...

White Mulberry Mysteries – Your Top 3 Questions Answered
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Today  I thought I’d just take a quick moment to answer the 3 most frequently asked questions about white mulberry tea. Does it have to be white mulberry leaves or will the leaves from any mulberry tree have the same effect? We don’t really know for sure. We believe that all mulberry trees have DNJ, the most commonly cited active ingredient in White Mulberry Leaf. But, we do not know if the other species are as potent or effective. White mulberry trees (Latin: Morus alba)...