Saturday, August 22, 2009

Back to school tea

Our bodies and immune systems are constantly fighting off foreign things such as pollution, bacteria and viruses. Our fast paced lives create stress which further weakens of our body's ability to combat illnesses. Using antibiotics can actually weaken our immune systems and it is predicted by medical experts, that super viruses will soon occur for which there will be no drug cure. Because we want to do what's best for our body, we desire to put only natural substances into it.

Olive leaf, from both the Mission and Manzanillo olive trees, dates back to around 1000 B.C. It was first used in the Mediterranean area of the world and was became known for its ability to promote good health and wellness. In the past decade, it has also become well known in the United States and other places of the world. Olive leaves can provide a natural way to produce energy, fight infection, help with managing chronic fatigue syndrome, and work with controlling your cholesterol. It is said that the olive leaf also boosts our immune systems, helps with viruses, shingles and herpes and increases skin health, and it is a wonderful aid in detoxifying our bodies. It's the toxic build up of free radicals that make our bodies sick.

Olive leaf can be used as a tea or in capsule form, both of which are now available at SensibiliTeas. The olive leaf can also be found in Holy Detox, a SensibiliTeas proprietary blend of olive leaf, tulsi and lemon myrtle. The olive leaf produces what is called oleuropein. It has been proven to fight colds and flu. In fact, recent studies have shown to be effective against the H1N1 virus, better known as swine flu. Research suggests that olive leaf may be a true anti-viral compound because it appears to selectively block an entire virus-specific system in the infected host. Olive leaf's broad killing power includes an ability to interfere with critical amino acid production for viruses; to contain viral infection and/or spread by inactivating viruses by preventing virus shredding, budding or assembly at the cell membrane; and to directly penetrate infected cells and stop viral replication.

Great idea for back-to-school!

Sunday, August 02, 2009