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Tea has been used in China as a medicinal beverage to promote health in mind and body for about 5000 years. The earliest known reference to tea as a health aid dates back to 2737 B.C. Green tea has been the beverage of choice among the Chinese elite intellects and bureaucrats who usually have the means to maintain an affluent dining habit. Historically, freshly plucked tea leaves were used directly for tea brewing or lightly heat-processed for preservation of the “health ingredients” if not consumed immediately. The word “tea” always means green tea in the “Middle Kingdom”.
Tea was an expensive beverage in ancient China. Its use was confined to the wealthy segments of the population. Only in Ming dynasty after the fall of the Mongolian empire in 1368 A.D., tea drinking spread from the elite to the populace.
When China was the sea power of the world (1405-1433), tea was among the indispensable supplies for the seamen. The amount of vitamin C in the tea drink consumed by the seafarers at that time was enough to prevent scurvy which would kill many European sailors more than 100 years later, but was essentially unknown to the medical officers assigned to the fleet of more than 27,000 men on their round voyage from China to Africa.
In a famous painting titled “Drinking Tea” (a poor English translation of the original elegant title in Chinese, meaning “Tea Tending Event”), which is now on display in the Palace Museum, Beijing, the most admired and envied painter of Ming dynasty, Tang Yin (1470-1523), recorded the traditional method for tea preparation at the time when China was the most prosperous nation on earth. As described in the poem written on the painting, an affluent intellect actually plucked fresh leaves from the tea trees growing on the southern hillside below his house to brew tea. This document recorded the fact that fresh or non-oxidized tea leaves, i.e., green tea, were used in the prosperous Chinese society at least until the latter part of Ming dynasty.
Oolong and black teas emerged as prosperity in China declined Oolong and black teas are processed from oxidized tea leaves with some added aroma not present in fresh tea leaves. In ancient China, these teas were produced sporadically, by frying at high temperature the partially degraded oxidized tea leaves which could not meet the stringent timing requirement for green tea production.
Black tea has dark brown color, just like that brown color forming on the cut surface of the head of a fresh lettuce after exposure to atmospheric oxygen. In black tea, most of the antioxidants are polymerized and inactivated, but the caffeine in the tea leaves is preserved. Therefore, the caffeine contents in black tea are higher than in green tea by weight. Black tea was primarily consumed by the minorities living in the northern and the western peripheral territories of the empire where preservation of the quality of green tea was difficult due to the long transportation time required to reach the market and where dairy products constituted a significant part of the regular diet of the populace. Oolong and black teas were first produced in significant quantities and oolong tea became the preferred beverage in southern China around 1650 A.D. when the hungry laborers there recognized that green tea depleted the body fat reserves badly needed for survival
in the years of social turmoil. Subsequently black tea is also produced for export to please the taste buds of the Europeans who like to add sugar and dairy products into their tea drinks. To date, most Chinese living in southern China and in Hong Kong and most Chinese Americans of southern China origin still shun green tea.
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The Introductory period of tea drinking in the West The first shipment of tea to Europe in 1606 by the Dutch East India Company was green tea. Even to this date, the words “Orange Pekoe” printed on the tea bags served in many American and European hotels bears evidence to this fact although these same words are now being used for marketing a high-grade black tea produced in Sri Lanka and in India. In truth, the word “Orange” is the name of the Dutch royal family which had the monopoly in tea trading with China in the early 17th century. The word “Pekoe” is a phonetic spelling of the words “white fine hair” in the Amoy dialect that was used and is still used to describe a physical appearance of a high-grade green tea containing many young leaf buds. “Orange Pekoe” literally has nothing to do with black tea. Black tea does not have “white fine hair” appearance at all.
Mass production of black tea in Sri Lanka began in 1869. The global black tea traders simply transposed an established designation for a high-grade green tea to their new products being sold to the unquestioning public. Black tea became popular in Europe since the 19th century and now constitutes about 80% of the tea products sold in the Western world.
Tea drinking was introduced into the USA from Europe as part of the global tea trade and via the Chinese restaurants operated by the Chinese American immigrants from southern China before 1945. As a result, most Americans are more familiar with black tea in tea bags for convenience or oolong (half-black) tea commonly served in the Chinese restaurants.
The love for green tea is an acquired taste. Based on the 5000 years of tea civilization and the most recent molecular biology research, a health-conscious person should cultivate the taste for green tea in pursuing a healthy diet and life style provided the food calorie intake is more than adequate.
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A legend tells how a Chinese emperor of a minority origin was converted from a black tea drinker to a green tea drinker to become one of the longest reigning rulers in the history of China. The Story of the Emperor and Green Tea Emperor Chien-lung of the Ching Dynasty who reigned from 1736 to 1796 A.D. disguised himself as a commoner, traveling with two cabinet ministers incognito to the countryside. Since the Manchu Imperial family originally came from a northern minority,
Chien-lung was used to drinking black tea only. When his entourage was passing a tea plantation in south-central China, the servants offered him a cup of choice green tea. After a few sips, the emperor commented: “Too bland. Tasteless,” and continued his journey on horseback. Riding about half of a mile later, the emperor turned to his ministers and said, “Good tea.” The perceptive king suddenly realized that the characteristic soothing savory sweet tea-taste of a choice green tea only comes a few minutes after the sip. Since then, green tea was introduced to the Manchu ruling family as the beverage of choice and a special misty hillside in Zhejiang Province was designated as the Imperial Tea Plantation.
A global green tea movement in the 21st century. Unless you are living in a society where there is a shortage of food or are under the threat of starvation, you should seriously consider drinking green tea as your primary beverage. The affluent educated public living in this age of information explosion will soon demand the tea merchants to supply a grade of green tea good enough to maintain or to enhance their health in mind and body. The educated consumers want a green tea with no carcinogenic pesticides, with no heavy metal contamination and containing a level of “active ingredients” sufficient for maintaining a healthy immune system and for reducing free radical damage in the body. Dr. Lee’s TeaForHealth™ has set an example for other tea companies to follow. In working with collaborating tea plantations, it has been shown to be possible to avoid using chemically synthesized insecticides in cultivating tea by restricting the tea harvesting events to early spring or in late fall of the year when all the leaf-eating insects are not active.
The tea plantation should be located in an area remote from industrial pollutants or heavy automobile exhaustion discharges because tea leaves are strong absorbents of environmental chemicals. The freshly plucked tea leaves should be heat-processed immediately and properly vacuum-packed with nitrogen flushing. The (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) contents as well as the pesticide and heavy metal residues in the dry tea leaves must be analyzed by an independent laboratory and certified to meet a set of minimum standards before release for marketing. In other words, green tea is a soothing beverage with health-protecting functions and should be treated as such in a serious manner. When using a dry green tea containing at least 7%, preferably 9-10%, EGCG (for example, the High-Antioxidant Green Tea as defined in this website), a daily consumption of 9 to 30 grams of tea leaves brewed properly in a total volume of 1,200 ml of hot water would be adequate for the purpose of maintaining a healthy immune system and for reducing free radical damage in the body. A global green tea movement has begun as a continuation of the tea civilization initiated 5000 years ago in China.
For more information, please refer to the Library at http://www.greenteahaus.com Submitted by Derrick Walker
About the author: Derrick Walker is an advocate of holistic health and believes in cultivating a healthy lifestyle. Derrick has spent the past twenty years managing and connecting disparate systems and building community on the internet. He has consulted to, such giants of these industries as: I.B.M.; Syntel, Ford ; Yamaha; Intuit Software; Warner Bros, Universal Studios, and Siebel to name just a few. Derrick currently manages an internet media consultancy and produces health and technology events. Derrick@ThankYou-Online.com
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“TO BELIEVE IS TO RECEIVE & WHAT WE THINK ABOUT, WE BRING ABOUT.
According to Healers and New Age believers, crystal and gemstone healing is an art and practice performed on a metaphysical level. It is being rediscovered due to the power of the earth’s energies that have been absorbed by all these sacred objects.
I like you to meet Julie, she lives in the greater area of Salt Lake, Utah. Julie will be helping us discover and expand on the metaphysical and healing of using gemstones and value of wearing them as Jewelry. Julie will be listed in the Global Guide to Healthy Living under our healthy products and gift section. Join her in her journey to educate others, wear good healing energy daily and embrace her as we have within our lives and our guide to healthy living.
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I have been creating one-of-a-kind Gemstone Healing Jewelry for many years now. Through much sharing and research I’ve discovered that crystals, rocks & gemstones have their own unique metaphysical healing properties. By channeling positive thoughts into each piece and knowing that I have been given a heavenly gift in order to help others, I’ve found a sense of well-being, happiness and know that I have truly discovered my life purpose!
Of course there is no guarantee gemstones will improve one’s life, but the mind is very powerful and it has always been my philosophy that what we think about we bring about. Thank you for allowing me to share my gift with you.
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Human Design written by, Vickie Parker
Beyond Astrology… Beyond Personality Profiles…
The Human Design is a logical system based on a synthesis that brings together different aspects of who we are. It looks at your genetic makeup, natural talents and strengths to help you understand where we get conditioned into being someone we are not. This process allows you to step into who you really are.
By understanding your Design you can see your strategy in making decisions based on your profile, type and authority.
Type- Generator Chart Reading Find out Who You Are!!!!!!!
We each have our own unique Human Design — a blueprint of our individual nature. Yet, few of us live in accordance with our Design, because we don’t know what it is. Instead, we try to mold ourselves based on the expectations of other people. Our father, mother and others who influence our lives.
Once you know your Design, you begin to live in alignment with your own nature. You can finally just be yourself. Making the right choices at every turn, interacting more synergistically with others, and utilizing your talents and abilities to the fullest.
Three Keys to your Design:
Your Type: Type is the foundation of the Human Design system. There are five Types, and knowing which is yours provides the basis for living in alignment with your nature.
Your Authority: According to our Authority each one of us make decisions in different ways. There are six different authorities. Each one of them has a specific role. This allows us to move out of pressure and anxiety and make decisions with clarity and confidence.
Your Profile: The twelve Profiles describe the ways we interact with others. When you know your particular Profile, you discover the secrets of relating effectively with the world around you.
Human Design delves into your constant nature — your “personal DNA” — in a way that astrology is not equipped to do. At the same time Human Design reveals dimensions of your underlying nature that no personality profile system can provide.
Find out who you are. Get an in depth Human Design Chart. Your Human Design is based on the date, time and place of your birth. From this information your ‘Design Information is generated.
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Feng Shui and Behavior
Mary Dillin-Shurtleff of Design Wisdom is an Author, National and International Motivational Speaker, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Feng Shui Interior Designer, Theta Healer, and a Six Sensory Practitioner.
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Mary Shurtleff, CHT, FSID
Author, Feng Shui Interior Designer, Clinical Hypnotherapist.
Motivational Coach, Radio Host
Your home is a living breathing entity of yourself. As children, we are programmed by our ancestors and society collectively, casting us into certain roles or positions. This programming walks or directs us through adulthood and to death if we do not recognize and alter it. Due to the law of attraction, we will attract what we think we are. Family, friends, career, climate, and home will be an influence and extension of who we are and we will become an extension of them. They form each of us and hold an aspect of our self-expression.
Our home becomes one of the biggest triggers that holds and maintains this programming. The home holds feelings, energy, and emotions of past, present, and future programming. The home and how we design it can have a powerful impact on our growth. Everything in our physical world holds sparks of memories that activate either positive or negative thought patterns. Everything we accumulate is usually placed or stored in the home. When you look at the chart below, think deeply about items in your home that may hold—energetically— the key to your well-being or lack of it. Our home starts as a blank canvas; you draw its pictures.
Your home tells a story of its creator—you. As you look around your home, does it tell the story that you wish to hear or have others see? If not, it is time to reinvent the canvas of your home. A clear, free environment or blank canvas is needed to start painting how you wish your future to be: free of all triggers of the past. The home exhibits the mind, body, and spirit of your mind. Homes hold conscious and subconscious meanings. Your job is to find these subconscious meanings and why you put them there. Find the things within your home with good thought patterns that make you feel strong, healthy, and well. On the flip side, find the things in your home that triggers baggage from your past.
Mind Body Spirit
Mental and Emotional Physical Environment Spiritual Beliefs
Well- Being Physical Health Religious Beliefs
Nervous System Earth Energy Influences Connections to Self
Emotional Consciousness and others
As you start redesigning your home based upon your interests, wants, and desires, you create a new profile of your being. However, when you will also start the healing process of your past. The goal is to find a peaceful, contented life. In order to do that, we need to readjust or eliminate that which is causing the chaos. Our home can have a powerful impact on our growth. Accent those items, which bring your happiness and get rid of those items, which bring you sadness or distress. More information on feng shui and behavior can be found in the books– Reconnecting the Spirit: Seeing the Possibilities and The Alchemy of Quantum Mind Feng Shui by Mary Shurtleff and are available at her Website
Bio: Mary Dillin-Shurtleff is an Author, Feng Shui Interior Designer, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Motivational Coach, Radio Host. Mary teaches her clients how to harness the energy of Feng Shui in tandem with behavior modification to change the mindset within the home and facilitate change within your life. What is your home subconsciously saying to you? Come listen, learn, and be surprised about the way the smallest changes can affect the prosperity, health, and relationships of your home and business.
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Tuesday, January 23, 2013
Have you ever had the pleasure of giving it your best to convince someone to change? People generally change when they are ready to change, I repeat, When they are ready! Cigarettes, Food and perhaps anything anyone uses for comfort!
A fine example in my world is taking someone who loves fast food and serving them raw food or even a healthy meal, the color green frightens some. The look on their face can be priceless, deep lines can form, brows can becomes tightly knit and they are concerned you are doing your best to:
A. Starve them to death.
B. They think, you think, they are fat.
C. Simply trying to kill them!
Not great results. Nor does begging, criticizing, threatening, shaming language or actions, rarely works, if ever. These tactics tear appart trust. Participating in the above, done one time tooooo many, damages your relationships.
Much the same with Cigarettes, e-cigarette could possibly be a great answer to not taking away something that most smokers say” they love”? Can this be a life saving step down? Can you and your family save money? Find out more….. be prepared to lend support, simply by knowing the details.
Take a look click the link to find out the details of e-cigarettes from Beyond e Cigarettes.
We love Lucy! Icon for Smoking back in the day. We know to much now. We need to do it different.
What you can provide as a family or friend. Provide the courage to change. Have their back, don’t give up on them. Love them with kind words that they seem not be finding for themselves at the moment. Be a hero for someone today!
Tobacco users worldwide are finally discovering the People from small towns and big cities to the biggest movie stars are using them, but are they really a healthier and cheaper alternative to traditional cigarettes?
Can it be the answer to quitting smoking? Actual users say they’re now enjoying this healthier cigarette without the bad smell, second-hand smoke, and most imporantly the cancer causing chemicals. With these big claims, we decided to investigate the new technology for our readers.
Let’s look at some of the claims of the electronic cigarette:
- Contains zero tar, tobacco, carbon monoxide, or ash.
- Delivers the same amount of nicotine as real cigarettes.
- Can be used in bars, airports, restaurants.
- Each cartridge costs less than $2 and is equivalent to an entire pack of cigarettes.
- Average user can save over $1,000 each year.
- You won’t “smell” like a smoker any longer.
- Emits harmless water vapor. No second-hand smoke.
Check out the details at Beyond E Cigs.com
Inhale & Exhale through your day, Blessings, Cam