Caffeine

What is Caffeine? Caffeine is an alkaloid chemical that occurs naturally in many foods and beverages, and in modern day is often added to others. It stimulates the nervous system, slightly increases metabolism, is diuretic (causes water loss), decreases sleep time, raises fatty acids in the blood, increases the output Read more…

Chai

Winter is a time for chai, which is one of the most wonderfully warming and stimulating and good tasting thing is you can drink in winter that is truly healthy for you. Literally translated, Chai means “tea”, funny enough. As you can see, calling it “chai tea” is a bit Read more…

What To Eat in Winter

‘Tis the season…to eat the correct foods in winter. With the winter solstice having just passed and the temperatures get a bit colder, the following ideas from Chinese medical theory apply. The most important thing would be to eat foods that are warm, both in their effect on the body and also Read more…

Brenda’s Easy Poached Pears

A lot of people are trying to cut down on processed foods and sugar intake, but we all still love a little something sweet now and again. Here’s a quick and easy recipe for spiced, poached pears that is quick, fresh and a healthier way to have dessert without all the sugars.