Does Black Tea Beat Green Tea for Heart Health?

October 19, 2013 in Health Benefits of Tea

By Michael A. Smith, MD


The popularity of green tea is well-deserved and completely understandable given the numerous health benefits it offers. Not a day goes by without some new clinical research demonstrating its benefits and solidifying its top position in the supplement industry. But emerging cardiovascular research is about to turn green tea black. Read the rest of this entry →

Black tea Research Exerpts

October 19, 2013 in Health Benefits of Tea

teaflavonoidsTea graph from the Linus Pauling Institute.

A long-term study by the Netherlands National Institute of Public Health and the Environment found a correlation between regular consumption of black tea and reduced risk of stroke. Read the rest of this entry →

Chill Out

October 12, 2013 in Health Benefits of Tea

by Dr Ronald Hoffman

Clinical Nutritionist for the Hoffman Center. Faculty member of the American College for the Advancement in Medicine


Avoid Karoshi! In Japansese, karoshi means “death from over work.” Stress is legendary in Japan — so much so that according to Labor Ministry statistics there had been twenty-one case of karoshi in 1987, twenty-nine cases in 1988 and thirty cases in 1989. But a liaison council of attorneys established in 1988 to monitor deaths from overwork estimated in 1990 that over 10,000 people were dying each year from karoshi. Read the rest of this entry →

L-Theanine in Tea

October 12, 2013 in Health Benefits of Tea

Self Medicating Anxiety with Tea? by John Lee

Reducing Anxiety with Theanine

Making the case for a cup of tea…an amino acid in tea may be just what you need to feel less anxious.



Whether taken as a supplement or in cups of tea, l-theanine is safe and helps many people reduce stress and anxiety. Research shows that l-theanine induces alert/relaxed thinking states, reduces your fight-or flight response to stressful events and helps protect the mind from stress-linked thinking and memory deficits. Read the rest of this entry →

Drinking tea may help prevent chronic illnesses

September 20, 2012 in Health Benefits of Tea

Drinking tea may help prevent chronic illnesses
by Yagana Shah, USA TODAY

Research has long shown the antioxidant properties and health benefits of drinking tea, but new findings suggest that tea may also have significant preventative properties against chronic disease.

Recent findings were discussed Wednesday at the Fifth International Scientific Symposium on Tea and Human Health in Washington, D.C.

“If there’s anything that can confidently be communicated to the public, it’s the ability of tea to be associated and demonstrated in the primary prevention of chronic disease,” says meeting chair Jeffrey Blumberg, a professor in Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, Boston. Read the rest of this entry →