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 →