SKINNY GODDESS DETOX TEA


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sexy apples and wholesome rhubarb

The bountiful apples of this tea are infused by the beautiful Goddess of New Moon. She gathers her raspberries, blackberries and rose petals during the day and washes them in the bright moonlight in freshwater pools. Dancing around the rhubarb stalks close to the Ibiza beach, she is the fresh-faced lovely sometimes spotted on the beach at midnight, dancing around, the moon streaking her hair with silver light. Her skin glows in the moonlight as she rubs on her mixture of the purest rose petals and hibiscus flowers…

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apples

This tea is one of our Detox favourites and is a fantastic bikini tea too, so we had to call it a Skinny tea. APPLES are natures blessing – abundant with wholesome goodies.

rhubarb

The mighty RHUBARB is a powerful aid for detoxification, as it is atringent, antiviral and also contains anthraquinones, which are natural occuring chemicals which are anti-inflammatory, an antioxident and also regenerating.

sultanas

SULTANAS are a natural detoxifying fruit!

hibiscus flowers

The Goddess popped in some HIBISCUS FLOWERS to this tea for it’s antioxident qualities also because it is particularly good at giving the skin that beautiful glow.

rose petals

RED ROSE PETALS are a wonderful skin purifier and have been used by wise women in both Ibiza and Greece for many years, to naturally improve skin’s appearance and elasticity.

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3 reasons that Caffeine affects Women more than Men……..


Introduction

I am a woman. And I drink caffeine. I am also the Mama of Mama Tea, therefore I drink a LOT of Mama Tea herbal tea. Accordingly, my caffeine intake has gone down substantially, however I now experience more noticeable effects of drinking my regular Starbucks/Costa/Caffe Nero coffee. I get flushed, hot, clammy, and my heart races. I suffer headaches and feel a bit jittery. As a result, I only drink one cup of coffee a day. However, I thought it would be interesting to look at a few of the facts about caffeine and women.

Caffeine affects women more than men.

Wow – really?? I hear you ask. Well, you might be surprised to find out that “roughly, 75% of the human research into caffeine has been conducted on men”  – {p225 – “Caffeine Blues” by Stephen Cherniske}.

Research shows that caffeine affects women much more than men. Why?

Reason 1 – Slower detoxification

Women detoxify caffeine much slower than men per se. However due to the fluctuations of hormones during a woman’s cycle, the “HALF-LIFE” of coffee (i.e. the time it takes the body to eliminate one half-dose of a dose of coffee) can change, varying from 5.5 hours to 7 hours depending on the stage of the cycle {M.J.Arnauld. “Metabolism of Caffeine and Other Components of Coffee” in “Caffeine, Coffee & Health”}. 

All of this means that by the time you are hitting your second or third cup, your body still has not recovered from the first cup. if you want to detox, try cutting down your coffees as the first step!

Reason 2 – Caffeine zaps your iron levels

Caffeine reduces your iron levels. The reason why this is so important for women is that women often suffer from iron malnourishment. Up to 30% of women will suffer anemia until they stop menstruating, just because it is so difficult to get iron from food. {L. Hallberg, “Iron” in “Present Knowledge in Nutrition”, 5th ed.}.

“Depending on the composition of a meal, a caffeinated beverage can reduce iron availability by a whopping 50 percent” {p235 “Caffeine Blues by Stephen Cherniske}. 

That’s a lot!

Reason 3 – Caffeine makes you stressed

Stress generally affects women much more than men – women’s stress hormones increase more rapidly than men’s when faced with conflict. {J. Ferri, “Under Pressure”} 

What does caffeine have to do with this? Well, caffeine increases the “Stress Response”. Caffeine has numerous effects on the body. One of these is is that it disrupts the function of the “ADENOSINE RECEPTORS”. 

What on earth does this mean? Well, Stephen Cherniske sums it up better than I could:

“Have you ever inserted the wrong key in a door and found that the key fits just fine but it wouldn’t unlock the door? That’s what caffeine does in a adenosine receptor. It fits, but does not perform the adenosine function……when caffeine plugs an adenosine receptor, an important biochemical message that was supposed to be sent to the cell is not delivered…….When caffeine inactivates this control mechanism, your neurone circuits keep firing, and you feel alert. The problem is, your circuits keep firing, and firing, and firing……”

This uncontrolled neuron firing creates an EMERGENCY RESPONSE in the brain – it activates the whole flight-or-fight flight stress reaction, flooding the brain with the stress hormones. And it keeps on doing it, over and over!

Combine this with the fact that women suffer stress more acutely and you can see that this fact alone is a reason for women to wean themselves off more than your one cappuccino a day!

Detoxing and hats


Detoxing

It is January, so everyone is chatting about *detoxing* and I am attempting to be *good* this month myself. But is it really worth it? The body is extremely good at detoxing itself ALL the time, so it is a bit of a misdescription to say we are detoxing any more than usual.Give your body lots of water and it will detox!! It is more like reducing the toxins going into our bodies in the first place. Maybe it should be called “RETOXING”! So, giving the champagne a miss for a while is probably a good idea and cutting down on the caffeine is definitely a good move. Try wearing an outsized glamourous hat, with some amazing feline black eyeliner instead!

“Does anyone know of a delicious herbal tea to replace my champers?”…………