Learn with Angie at One Woman’s Voice & Midtown FarmersMKT

I’M BEYOND ecstatic TO be sharing how to Thrive Naturally every Thursday 11am EST thru Sep 26 at https://www.facebook.com/groups/onewomansvoice/ Won’t YOU Join me every week SAME Day/Time to learn how our Gifts of the Earth will get you to your health goals ? A different topic each week- It’s Healthy Made Simple!!

We are going on our 5th week and I’ve provided videos learning about natural options for immunity, digestion, allergies & athlete’s wellness. We’ll be covering wt control/appetite control, Stress and Pain management, Teacher’s Classroom prep, Cleaning Naturally, Memory Support, Restful sleep and Hormone Balance.

My Passion is to help people experience the power of God’s Gifts of the Earth and learn how they support the systems of the body to give more energy, fight more efficiently against sickness, rest better, AND THrive!  Educated in ChemE and experience in environmental consulting and pharmaceutical sales sets my foundation for exploring natural resources to customize what your body needs to operate optimally.

We use tools like essential oils, reflexology education, green tea and many whole-food resources to make being Healthy Simple! Let’s get your $25 Zyto scan to see what YOUR body says it needs to get into balance!! We’d have to meet for about a 45min session to complete the scan, review and email you the report. Contact Angie via email, messager or phone OR schedule an appointment via https://calendly.com/angceroli..  check out learning videos at youtube/angie.ceroli or ask to have some videos for specific health concerns emailed to you!

Visit Green Health First ( FB:2Cups Green Tea Hawaii ) at the  Midtown Farmers’ Market , this Saturday, and most through the summer – located in North HIlls Plaza near Chik-filA and the theatres! Ask to custom make a blend for your needs– many custom made 5ml roller blends are available- mental clarity, allergies/pain relief, sleep/calming, energy&focus, and more. We’ll also have custom made all-natural hand cleaners and bug repellent. Visit us and all the producers to shop LOCAL! Support farmers and know where/what you’re getting which has minimal ‘handling’ by others.  LIVE musice starts at 10am!!

Find/purchase  our green teas by the individual pixies/sachets at these locations: 

  • Angier Family Pharmacy and Garner Family Pharmacy
  • JuiceHaus in Fuquay Varina
  • Triangle Fleet Feet stores (Raleigh/Morrisville)
  • The Climbing Place, Fayetteville downtown

BUG REPELLENTFind/purchase the all-natural, safe-for-your-skin and pets, NO DEET, bug repel at these locations:

  • Tarheel Nursery- Angier
  • Simply Decor NC- Angier
  • Miller’s Landscaping- Erwin/Dunn
  • Miller’sLandscaping -also offering the all-natural hand cleaners

During this Pandemic- How Have WE Helped & Adapted? We & Rotary?

ENCOURAGEMENT! HOPE! WOW It’s JUNE!

I established my business first as 2Cups Green Tea Hawaii focusing on the active community trying to help people make healthier choices for energy, stamina and hydration by educating how green tea supports metabolism, immunity and our cardiovascular system, plus much more. Then we expanded our goal to bring many other natural resources for addressing health concerns of our customers, evolving to how we’re now known as  ‘Green Health FIRST’. Being Intentional is prudent! We intentionally choose events that support local non-profits and fundraisers for local needs to ‘give-back’.  For 6+ years, we’ve raised money for the MS Society, Alzheimer’s, different cancer groups, organizations supported by Cary’s Fit and Able Productions, along with many more organizations- see them on the GreenHealthFIRST.com website at the ‘Community’ page.

The shut-down of all public activities/events has dampened our support in this way.  Nonetheless, we adapted our focus to provide virtual education on immunity boosting resources along with tools for balancing mental wellness via weekly webinars and retailing custom-made products in local stores & at the Midtown Farmer’s Market on Saturdays in Raleigh’s North Hills plaza throughout May. Our offerings at the Market include all-natural hand cleaners, essential oil roller blends for topical application and all-natural safe-for-your-skin bug repellant spray. Our weekly webinars are often co-hosted by nurses sharing practical applications of essential oils for everyday use and many are focused on particular topics like hormones, immunity, thyroid, and toxin-free living, skincare & gardening, to name a few.

The main hand cleaner is custom-made with witch hazel (<15% alcohol max- important because high alcohol content cleaners kill all the good bacteria that help our bodies fight, along with the ‘bad’ germs), coconut oil and the protective essential oil blend, designed for immune support. This blend contains orange, clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus & Rosemary essential oils AND is used for these reasons:

The protective essential oil blend was mixed in water and sprayed to clean MRSA from an operating table; with daily testing for 7 days, no new growth of MRSA was detected until the 7th day after cleaning- even after reintroducing MRSA on the 4th day!

  • Orange– antibacterial, antiseptic, antifungal, anti-infectious, improves sluggish digestion, antidepressant(all citrus)
  • Cloveantibacterial, antiseptic, antifungal, anti-infectious, antiparasitic
  • Cinnamonantibacterial, antiseptic, antifungal, anti-infectious, antiparasitic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, helps regulate blood sugar
  • Eucalyptusantibacterial, antiseptic, supports respiratory health
  • Rosemary– antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, supports memory

Other blends are available. There are decades, even centuries in some cases, of data showing the therapeutic properties of our natural resources – much found in pubmed.gov – our medical providers’ research tool. One cannot claim essential oils can treat or cure any health issues/flu/viruses. They do support the many systems in the body to strengthen it, and help it fight, just as nutrients in our foods are known to do.

Typical ‘hand sanitizers have >60% alcohol on average; while this is good for cleaning surfaces, it’s not good for frequent use on our skin. I understand the CDC’s guidance and respect following it for killing the virus cells. I also understand that use of high-alcohol content sanitizers are required in many settings, still, we do need to replenish the good ‘fighters’ and nutrients to our bodies that alcohol kills. Adding 100% plant- derived essential oils(the plant’s immune system), which are 50-70% more powerful than the typical serving one gets with fresh plants, feeds the body many nutrients/therapeutic properties that support in various ways, especially those from herbs & spices. Add MORE fresh herbs/spices into your diet to equip the body to fight.

 

As a Rotarian, we initiated a fabric mask campaign that our members supported by buying fabric, sewing and distributing them to local residents and businesses to include several nursing homes, medical facilities, restaurants and retailers along with needy residents. We made several Prayer squares with encouraging messages for those virus patients isolated at Harnett Health’s Betsy Johnson facility. Angier Rotary supported the food pantry as well as worked with other local non-profits (TMACS & Santa & Friends) and identified many families for which we could purchase and supply groceries/toiletries as they were waiting for additional aid.

Green Health FIRST is a local Small business that is in business to improve our community in various ways giving back through partnerships. We’d like to empower and equip YOU to be your best you and optimize your health and environment with our Gifts of the Earth! Please contact Angie Ceroli 919 656-0963/angceroli@gmail.com to join or receive recordings of our learning webinars that occur on Tuesdays at 630pm & Thursdays at 130pm. Please visit/like facebook.com/2cupsgreenteahawaii- for encouragement, hope and wellness articles/tips.

 

Healthy Hair – (&Body) When Salon’s Aren’t OPEN; Even When They Are!

DID YOU KNOW??
Olive oil has been shown to improve brain/memory function, promote heart health, aid with weight loss, AND support healthy hair.

Many things contribute to hair loss to include stress, deficiencies in Vitamins A,D,E and hormonal imbalances, to name a few..

Olive Oil consumption can help ward off hormonal hair loss.

Increased production of the hormone known as DHT, dihydrotestosterone, (association found in research of male-pattern baldness), can occur with blood sugar spikes. Unfortunately, excess amounts of DHT can cause your hair follicles to shrink, inhibiting your ability to grow healthy hair. That’s where olive oil comes in.

In a study of 25 healthy adults, those who consumed olive oil with their meal showed a 22% reduction in their blood sugar levels after just 2 hours. Adding olive oil into cooking or using with veggies/salad, can help prevent blood sugar spikes — and reduce hormonal hair losses along with other issues related to high blood sugar levels.

Olive oil can help nourish your scalp

When your scalp/skin is dry and lacking in essential moisture, this is a big indicator of dehydration! Drink plenty of water- the recommendation is about 60oz/day for most average size people (120lbs). Dry scalps can stall or completely prevent healthy hair growth. Consuming/applying Olive oil, a known storehouse for vitamins D and E helps your skin hold on to essential moisture, creating more optimal conditions for continuous healthy hair growth. I spray olive oil on my salad as my salad dressing and cook with it along with Coconut oil– also very good for hair and skin.

It can help prevent your hair from premature aging because of the high and potent polyphenol antioxidant content, which can help shield your hair from damaging free radicals. Free radicals are unbalanced molecules that attack cells and promote the aging process. Potent polyphenols are also found in green tea!! So make green tea part of your hydration plan!

Contact Angie Ceroli 919 656-0963, angceroli@gmail.com for more info. Order products from 2cupsgreenteahawaii .com using the HnF10 code to get 10% off your order.

Join our webinar 130pm today/Thursday to learn more about the therapeutic benefits of our natural resources – https://zoom.us/j/3378822093 ; and use this link for our Tuesday, 630pm webinars.  We often have recorded replay links if you can’t make these times!  Be Well naturally!

Be Intentional – Naturally Boost Immunity

Visit: facebook.com/2cupsgreenteahawaii
SUPPORT LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS- WE APPRECIATE YOUR ONLINE ORDERS AND WILL HONOR DISCOUNT CODES FOR ALL ORDERS THROUGH JULY

 

We will honor a 10% off code for all orders– multiple box orders are already discounted and this code can be used with them. Green tea, coconut and Noni have documentation showing they are boosting/supporting of our immune/digestive systems and metabolism. See our articles on the 2CupsGreenTea Hawaii facebook page.

PER THE CURRENT CDC GUIDELINES, WE ARE NOT HOLDING WORKSHOPs IN ANGIER, Apex, Raleigh, Fayetteville, Burlington or Winston.  We are offering custom made products and services at the Midtown Farmer’s Market  just about every Saturday throughout the rest of the summer.  When Green Health First is not there, we’ll be at the Holly Springs Artisan’s Market – which is the 3rd Saturday/month.

WE ENCOURAGE THOSE WHO HAD PLANNED TO COME TO OUR WORKSHOPS, TO TAKE TIME TO WATCH THIS ZOOM CLASS RACHEL, MY TEAM LEADER  – Ask angie for the link
PLEASE NOTE: One cannot claim essential oils can treat or cure any health issues/flu/viruses. Being Intentional is prudent! Add more fresh herbs/spices into your diet to equip the body to fight and may increase your bodies surveillance or response to outside negative influences. There are decades, even centuries in some cases, of data showing the therapeutic properties of our natural resources – one can check pubmed.gov, for those documented in essential oils.

On Guard in water was sprayed to clean MRSA from an operating table and tested for 7 days and no new  growth of MRSA was detected until the 7th day after cleaning- and that was with daily testing! I use On Guard in my hand cleaner and I carry and use my hand cleaner VERY frequently- always have. The hand cleaner we make contains witch hazel, coconut oil and essential oil blend, On Guard- containing orange, clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary – other blends are made now as well using oils that have documented anti-bacteriual/antiseptic/antiviral properties. I choose witch hazel because it contains <15% alcohol max- important because high alcohol content cleaners kill all the good bacteria that help our bodies fight, along with the ‘bad’ germs/bacteria. Typical ‘hand sanitizers’ have >60% alcohol on average; while this is good for cleaning surfaces, it’s not good for frequent use on our skin. Adding 100% plant-derived essential oils, which are 50-70% more powerful than the typical serving one gets with fresh plants, feeds the body many nutrients/therapeutic properties that support in various ways. Being Intentional is prudent! Add more fresh herbs/spices into your diet to equip the body to fight. There are decades, even centuries in some cases, of data showing the therapeutic properties of our natural resources – one can check pubmed.gov, especially the benefits of using essential oils supporting immune surveillance and immune response.

Some healthcare providers showed me their hands and how cracked, dry and irritated they are from use of the high-alcohol hand sanitizers and gloves. Working in the medical field means complying with hygiene requirements, so this is somewhat unavoidable. Using fractionated coconut oil, along with any combo of these essential oils- lavender, tea tree, copaiba, turmeric, frankincense and/or geranium – will bring moisture replenishing the skin. Coconut oil itself has so many therapeutic benefits for the body systems – to include skin, digestion and blood pressure. Hawaiian Coconut powered drink, available in the pixies for 20oz water, contains electrolytes for hydrating and replenishing the body to help keep cramps from muscles- Try some today – get Hawaiin Coconut or a mix of this with the green tea pixies AND use your ‘HnF10’ code to get 10% off your order on this website, https://www.2cupsgreenteahawaii.com/.

For those who think they have been exposed, Try this: A local reflexology, Chinese medicine practicing doctor indicated most viruses/flu enters the body through the mucus membranes in the mouth, nose and eyes. Before entering her office, She requires all patients to spend 3-5 mins over a 15-20% vinegar & water-steam pot, breathing through the mouth and nose with open eyes, to kill the virus/flu in the mucus membranes. She says this will be effective if done within the first 10 days of exposure to a virus/ incubation of the virus/flu. She recommends doing this steam pot-breathing in the morning and at night before bed. If one does not have a steam pot, then heat a water/vinegar mixture on the stove and it will steam without boiling; stand over it with eyes open for 3-5 minutes breathing in through the nose and mouth. This should be more effective than other treatments like the netty pot and taking vinegar orally because it allows exposure for 3-5min directly to the mucus membranes where these other methods do not.  Every time I’ve done this protocol, my sinus pressure, headache, congestion and burning eyes are relieved! Allergies have been obnoxious this season and We are now in Summer!!

I’m glad to meet/chat with anyone to empower and equip- just give me a call. We have some hand cleaner bottles for $6. We also have a small stock of essential oils, however you can get them delivered direct at 25% off retail prices with your own wholesale account.  We have monthly special offers for new members -One can choose ‘become a member’ at www.mydoterra.com/986534 . Also get a $20 biofeedback scan to see what YOUR Body say it needs to return to balance. Many essential oils, when 100% plant derived, have therapeutic properties that help our bodies fight. Contact Angie for details!

We also have many citations from published studies showing such properties- Visit our facebook for articles/tips:

JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2020 EVENTS—

A New Path for a NEW Decade!!  Explore with us!

Tue, Jan 28, 630p-8pm, Symphony of Cells Wkshop, Inspire2Health Training Ctr, 558 Huffman Mill Rd, Burlington

Wed, Jan 29, 9am-1pm WakeMed Cary HF, Cary, NC

Thurs, Jan 30, 9am-2pm, WakeMed Raleigh HF, New Bern Ave, Raleigh NC

Fri, Jan 31, 10am-12noon, WakeMed North Raleigh/WF HF, Raleigh NC

Sat, Feb 1, 8am-12pm Rotary District 7710 Training, Cary, NC

Tue, Feb 4, 6-7pm, Angier Rotary meeting, AUMC, Angier

Tue, Feb 4, 630p-8pm, Essential Oils Basics Wkshop, Inspire2Health Training Ctr, 558 Huffman Mill Rd, Burlington

Wed, Feb 5, 1130-2pm, WRAP Training Table Setup, Greensboro, NC

Fri, Feb 7, 12-2pm, WSSU Healthfair, Winston-Salem, NC

 

 

Mon, Feb 10, 1230-130 Total Body Total Wellness Staff Workshop, Lillington, NC

Tue, Feb 11, 630p-8pm, Symphony of Cells Wkshop, Inspire2Health Training Ctr, 558 Huffman Mill Rd, Burlington

Wed, Feb 12,12-1pm City of Fayettville Wellness Workshop, Fayetteville, NC

Thurs, Feb 13, 930-1030am Lynn Thornes’ Radio Interview, Eastern Shore, Virginia

Thurs, Feb 13, 4-8pm, Lynn Thornes’ store Table Setup, Eastern Shore, Virginia

Sat, Feb 15, 8am-430pm, NCOMA Pulmonary Conference Dr Smutny, Campbell U, Buies Creek, NC

Mon, Feb 16, 6-7pm, Angier Rotary meeting, AUMC, Angier

Tue, Feb 18, 530-7pm, Fleet Feet Table Setup, Training Run group, Morrisville,

Tue, Feb 18, 630p-8pm, Essential Oils Basics Wkshop, Inspire2Health Training Ctr, 558 Huffman Mill Rd, Burlington

Wed, Feb 19, 11am-2pm, NCState Wolfpack Wellness event, Raleigh, NC

Tue, Feb 25, 630p-8pm, Essential Oils Basics Wkshop, Inspire2Health Training Ctr, 558 Huffman Mill Rd, Burlington

Sun, Mar 1, 9-1pm, F&A Fostering Footsteps Run,  WakeMed Soccer Park, Cary NC

Tues, Mar 3, 11-130pm, Rotary Lunch-n-Learn with Angier Chamber, Ed’s Restaurant, Angier, NC  ??

Nutritional Deficiencies

Thanks LivingStrong.com: I often have cold hands and feet and notice it more when I miss taking my doTERRA vitamins. Here are a few reasons why I believe I need to be consistent taking my vitamins!!
by NICKI WOLF
‘The saying goes “cold hands, warm heart,” but having colds hands and feet may indicate nutritional deficiencies. Having cold-to-the-touch extremities is not dangerous by itself, but inadequate vitamin and mineral intake may lead to other, more dangerous health problems. While you can tweak your diet to boost nutritional intake, consult your health care provider to ensure it is not a symptom of some other condition.
Iron
Cold hands and feet may result from iron deficiency. The average adult requires 8 to 18 mg iron each day. Pregnant women require much more — 27 mg. Consuming less than this inhibits the production of myoglobin and hemoglobin, blood components that deliver oxygen to various parts of the body. This triggers a condition known as anemia; one symptom of anemia is cold hands and feet. Eat liver, oysters and spinach to boost iron intake.
 
Vitamin B-12
Not getting enough vitamin B-12, also known as cobalamin, may contribute to a feeling of coldness in hands and feet. You need 2.4 mcg of this vitamin each day, although women need a bit more when pregnant — 2.6 mcg. A deficiency causes anemia, a symptom of which is cold hands and feet. Add fish and shellfish, organ meats, eggs and dairy products to increase your intake of vitamin B-12.
 
Niacin
Raynaud’s disease is a circulatory condition that can result in cold hands and feet due to a narrowing of arteries that supply blood to these body parts. Andrew Weil, M.D., director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, suggests consuming 100 mg of niacin per day to combat this problem. This is quite a bit more than the quantity you normally need each day for good health, which ranges from 14 to 18 mg. You can boost your consumption of niacin by eating beets, fish and sunflower seeds.
 
Magnesium
Including adequate amounts of magnesium in your diet treats cold hands and feet — low extremity temperature may be related to a deficiency of this mineral. Adult women need up to 300 mg of magnesium daily, and men require up to 400 mg. You can get more magnesium in your meal plan by consuming tofu, whole grains, many types of nuts, baked potatoes, seaweed and green leafy vegetables.’
 
doTERRA’s Lifelong Vitality Pack contains a food nutrient complex capsule, a land&sea source omega softgel and a cellular complex of plant sources minerals/essential oils. There’s a 30day money back guarantee offered if desired results have not been met– for everyone I know who’ve sent the vitamins back, they’ve realized after about a week results had truly been achieved and reordered! Hawaiian Coconut Energy is a great source of electrolytes like B6/b12, magnesium, calcium and vitamin C. The body needs calcium to absorb Vitamin D & today’s statistics show a grand majority of our population are vitamin D deficient!
Now that winter is upon us and I’m more susceptible to cold in the extremities, I’ll be more diligent to take my vitamins daily— with food, of course!! Contact Angie to discuss the benefits of doTERRA’s Gifts of the Earth- 919 656-0963  Be well & Make Life a Healthier Journey~

All Things Natural- Stress Relieving Benefits of Our Gifts of the Earth!

We have so many natural options to maintain excellent health! From green teas to essential oils from most of our plants. Products of 2Cups Green Tea Hawaii are blends of green tea with a daily serving of the Polynesion superfruit, Noni. While green tea has a plethora of documentation for cardiovascular benefits, Noni has immense documentation for boosting immunity!  So much so that Noni has been used in the cancer world for decades to boost immunity and balance digestive issues. Noni also supports the brain and nervous system, with new data showing improvement in memory! Essential oils ARE the immune system of the plant, so every plant contains essential oil! How they make the plant thrive and help rid it of toxins and impurities are benefits for our bodily and environmental health improvement!

Excerpt from ‘L-Theanine: How a Unique Anxiety Reducer and Mood Enhancer Increases Alpha Waves and Alertness’

http://www.okinawateacompany.com/html/pdf/mood_3.pdf

by Carolyn Perrini, CLS, CNC

L-theanine is extremely safe. There are no dietary limits on L-theanine intake by the Japan Food Additive Association. In 1964, the Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare approved L-theanine for unlimited use in all foods, with the exception of infant foods.

The intended use of L-theanine is that of a mental and physical relaxant that does not induce drowsiness. Although there is no set schedule for taking L-theanine, it may generally be taken at the first signs of stress. Based on the results of the clinical studies, L-theanine is most effective in the range of 50-200 mg, with the effect being felt within 30 minutes and lasting for 8-10 hours. Individuals with high stress levels may increase their dosage of L-theanine to at least 100 mg, with no more than 600 mg being taken in a six hour period. FDA recommends a maximum dose of 1200 mg daily, although the reason for this limit is not clear, due to its demonstrated safety. There are no known adverse reactions to L-theanine and no drug interactions have been reported. L-theanine is not affected by food and may be taken anytime, as needed. Because it has a mild taste, capsules may be opened and dissolved in water. Although it is probably safe for pregnant women and nursing mothers, we discourage its use by them pending conclusive research.

Stress Relief
Stress and anxiety are debilitating conditions that upset the balance of our hormones leading to a loss of our well-being, performance, and even lifespan. Stress impairs the immune system, leaving us vulnerable to opportunistic infections, and can cause depression. In 1998, pharmaceutical sales of anti-anxiety drugs totaled over 700 million dollars, while sales of antidepressants totaled close to 5 billion dollars! People under stress can mitigate many of the harmful effects of stress with L-theanine without becoming sedated in the process. L-theanine doesn’t make one drowsy, nor does it promote sleep because this amino acid does not produce theta waves in the brain. It should be noted that if an individual were already relaxed, taking L-theanine would not produce further relaxation.

Status and Usage
L-theanine has just recently been introduced to the U.S. market. Japan is credited with most of the clinical studies and information we possess thus far on L-theanine but research is ongoing. We do know that it is absorbed from the small intestine via a sodium-coupled active transport process. It crosses the blood-brain barrier, as evidenced by the mental effects. L-theanine competes for absorption in the intestinal tract and the brain with the amino acids found in the methionine group (leucine, isoleucine, and valine), however the concentrations of amino acids are unchanged by simultaneous ingestion of L-theanine.

Conclusion
Research into L-theanine derived from the contradictory observation that green tea, with its high caffeine content, produces a very calming effect. The seemingly multi-dimensional reasons for this relaxation effect will continue to be studied. Current areas of ongoing research include using L-theanine as an alternative to Ritalin in children and adults, as a treatment for PMS, in controlling certain conditions of high blood pressure, in sharpening mental acuity and concentration, and as an anti-cancer agent alone and in synergy with other cancer-fighting agents. L-theanine may find another area of application for its use as a supplement in reducing the negative side effects of caffeine brought on by the over-consumption of coffee, soft drinks, or other caffeine-containing substances.

Many Essential oils like those from our citrus fruits and lavender have strong antidepressant properties bringing anxiety and stress relief.  Vanderbilt Hospital ER’s pilot study found at https://usingessentialoils.com/images/2014/06/Vanderbilt-Study-Article-Winter-2013.pdf  has spawned the use of essential oils in more than 800 hospitals nationwide. Research the many health benefits at our website  at www.mydoterra.com/986534.

The immune system for our fruits is found in the rind, so one can benefit by zesting the rind or including in smoothies or prepared dishes. All natural certified pure therapeutic grade (CPTG) essential oils are 50-70 times more powerful than the plant itself, so only 1-3 drops per application will affect a positive change, especially in stress and anxiety feelings in just a few minutes! Join one of our many interactive workshops around the Triangle found in our events list at https://www.facebook.com/2CupsGreenTeaHawaii/  

Natural Sugar Satisfies & Reduces Chronic Health Issues Like Type 2 Diabetes

My morning routine includes my favorite oatmeal, strawberries & cream– Yikes!!! It has 11g sugar added per pouch! Guess I need to make the change to the plain, especially since I always add my own berries! A teaspoon of honey is just as satisfying and healthier in benefits! I also drink green tea everyday, which is documented to regulate blood sugar levels- a definite must for diabetics!  Eat well– Be well!

Check out this AARP article to learn ways to reduce your sugar intake:

Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, Director of the Practitioners Alliance Network

How to Halve Your Sugar — and Eat It Too!

If you keep just one New Year’s resolution related to getting healthier, consider being smarter about sugar. Assuming you’re like most Americans, you’re eating — or drinking — 20 teaspoons of sugar a day. That’s more than three times what the American Heart Association (AHA) says is good for you. For an eye-popping visual — and motivation to cut back — try spooning that much sugar into a bowl. Yikes.

How much sugar is OK? The AHA recommends that women limit added sugars to six teaspoons a day, men to no more than nine teaspoons. While that might sound draconian, you’d be surprised by how satisfying many sweet substitutes can be. And don’t worry — we’re not suggesting you avoid doughnuts, cookies and ice cream altogether. In fact, becoming more conscious about your sugar intake will make those splurges all the sweeter.

One big benefit of a low-sugar diet: It will reduce your chances of developing diabetes, a chronic disease linked to the nation’s growing obesity epidemic that now affects over 29 million Americans. More than one in four people over 65 have diabetes. A recent study from the University of California at San Francisco found that for every additional 150 calories of sugar you take in a day, your risk for Type 2 diabetes (the type linked to obesity) rises by 1 percent. That’s the amount of sugar in a can of sweetened soda — which, by the way, contains about eight teaspoons of sugar. Left untreated, diabetes can be dangerous, carrying with it a greater chance of high blood pressure, cholesterol problems, heart disease, fatty liver disease, cancer and dementia, writes renowned sugar expert Dr. Robert Lustig in his book Sugar Has 56 Names. Additional advantages of a lower-sugar diet: You’ll probably find that your jeans fit better, and you won’t experience those sudden roller coaster mood swings.

Although people sometimes experience cravings and erratic emotions when they first cut back on their sugar intake, within about 10 days most people find that their energy increases, their anxiety goes away, and they feel much happier, says Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, director of the Practitioners Alliance Network and author of From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Complete Guide to Beating Sugar Addiction. Pleasure is good, Teitelbaum notes, and sweet foods can be extremely pleasurable. The trick lies in finding a balance between enjoying short-term gratification while also improving your odds of long-term longevity. Here are 10 easy ways to reduce your sweets but keep your treats…

read on at https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Flifereimagined.aarp.org%2Fpage%2Fsignature%2F41811-How-to-Halve-Your-Sugar-and-Eat-It-Too%3Fintcmp%3DAE-HEA-IL-NEW-EOA1&h=ATP4l1mEuSUWOZC79nZXjryJR3Y0Fe-mgDJ1EYawY2E7Yg4FVHKpOvte8EZEpneBVtu8GuUmjJ3ZWWwhblGsbFues64aYTebvAT6AvUqc7wMQ2FQYR-8FdYMaCcWLcHAmVtmKoZUv4Twi3E3p2aheeQd9ZGzHFOvow5O1siCfGS26IUxqNF_RvEYkmTpOA7Ix085c4j4qnwFaOkkyNx6oB_cDuiiBKGsQC3C65OxvNjLiZLONA29znmVrFbZDFyjYyN327KBne6NZW0Edi2-VYtqPk6nzeJYxg

2Cups Green Tea Hawaii products contain up to 2g added sugar: approx. 1g organic cane syrup and 50mg stevia.

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2Cups Green Tea Hawaii and doTERRA essential oil Wellness serves NC, SC, VA, MD and GA as the only distributor of the Green Tea Hawaii products. We have fundraised for over 100 organizations during our 5 years in business with our green tea fundraising program. Wellness workshops are routinely offered around Raleigh, Fayetteville, Wilmington Greensboro & Winston-Salem. Lunch workshops are facilitated supporting Business/school wellness programs with a goal of increasing productivity and decreasing loss of attendance due to illness. We are glad to bring our expertise to other states and localities as well.

Our 2cups Green tea Hawaii facebook page communicates our schedule along with articles/ videos and tips for Making Life a Healthier Journey!

Green Tea Boasts Numerous Health Benefits

DID YOU KNOW:  From WebMD– “Green tea has been shown to improve (health benefits such as ) blood flow and lower cholesterol. A 2013 review of many studies found green tea helped prevent a range of heart-related issues, from high blood pressure to congestive heart failure.  What’s good for the heart is usually good for the brain; your brain needs healthy blood vessels, too. In one Swiss study, MRIs revealed that people who drank green tea had greater activity in the working-memory area of their brains. Green tea has also been shown to help block the formation of plaques that are linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Green tea seems to help keep blood sugar stable in people with diabetes. Because catechins lower cholesterol and blood pressure, they can help protect against the damage a high-fat diet can cause, Chris Ochner PhD,a research scientist in nutrition at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital says.”

2Cups GreenTea Hawaii products contain 450 times the normal tea bag serving of the antioxidants, ECGC and those from Noni. The surperfruit, Noni, contained in our formula also has data showing it’s support of memory, the brain and nervous system! These are deliciously naturally flavored to hydrate and energize and a great option for adults and children!

Please like our facebook page, 2Cups Green tea Hawaii, as this is where I also post the events in which we’ll be participating along with some healthy living tips, articles and videos.

As indicated, we’d love to help a school/team or club/association raise money using our Fundraising program, so if you know of any other events scheduled in coming months, please provide their info to me so I can reach out to see if they’d be interested in running our fundraiser.

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2Cups Green Tea Hawaii and doTERRA essential oil Wellness serves NC, SC, VA, MD and GA as the only distributor of the Green Tea Hawaii products. We have fundraised for over 100 organizations during our 5 years in business with our green tea fundraising program. Wellness workshops are routinely offered around Raleigh, Fayetteville, Wilmington Greensboro & Winston-Salem. Lunch workshops are facilitated supporting Business/school wellness programs with a goal of increasing productivity and decreasing loss of attendance due to illness. We are glad to bring our expertise to other states and localities as well.

Our 2cups Green tea Hawaii facebook page communicates our schedule along with articles/ videos and tips for Making Life a Healthier Journey!
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