All posts tagged health effects

Catnip, Once Again!

Host Manish Shah is sick this week, so we’re running a repeat episode from last year. Get ready for a revisit of “Catnip: Calm or Crazy?” Read more…

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Healthy Cultures: The Benefit of Kombucha

Manish and Tere welcome GT Dave of Synergy Drinks back to the show to discuss the various health benefits of Kombucha tea. GT tells the story of Kombucha and his own family, the way that it helped his mother in dealing with cancer, Read more…

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Tea Cures for Cold Season

Manish and Tere have both just recovered from colds, and this week they’re going to tell us how they’ve done it. Tea of all types can be helpful in both preventing colds and alleviating their symptoms. Read more…

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Tea for the Mind and Spirit

We’ve spent several weeks talking about the ways that tea can benefit your health, but until now it has all been about the physical body. The mind and spirit are two crucial aspects of overall health, and fortunately tea targets them as much as our organs and tissues Read more…

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Tea and the Big Four: Weight Loss, Cholesterol, Diabetes, and Cancer

The majority of questions that we get about tea and health involve four specific ailments, and this week Manish and Tere answer them. Dr. LowDog visits the show once again to share her wealth of knowledge about tea and its effects on weight loss, diabetes, and cholesterol. Read more…

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Teeth and Tea: Old-Time Remedies

Manish and Tere are diving back into tea and health this week, specifically tea’s old-time uses. Did you know that tea has been traditionally used for loose bowels, burns, and dental care? Read more…

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That Groovy Theanine

This week, Manish and Tere discuss an amazingly groovy amino acid. What’s so groovy about theanine? Just ask your doctor. Better yet, we’ve got one for you: Read more…

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Theo-what? A Medical Perspective on Xanthines in Tea

Manish and the new Tere LaBaw dive into a stimulating discussions on tea and health: stimulants. In addition to caffeine, two specific xanthines in tea help to keep us alert and healthy Read more…

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EGCG and German Shepherds: Man’s Best Friends

We’ve all heard of antioxidants, but what are they? Why are they so important? What is the best way to get them? Read more…

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The Historic History of Tea and Health

This week marks the first in a series of shows on tea and health. Manish Shah takes you back to the good ol’ days of tea, in fact the good very old days of tea, when it was first discovered and its many health benefits were first noted. Read more…

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Calm and Collected Chamomile

Manish and Tere jump back into the vast world of herbal teas this week, departing from green colored herbals and opening a new chapter: florals. Up first is chamomile, renowned across the globe for its delicate flavor and soothing effects Read more…

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Catnip: Calm or Crazy?

Host Manish Shah and show producer Tere Clark launch an exploration into an herb that is usually left to felines: Catnip. In response to a listener email, Manish and Tere sip on large cups of catnip as they discuss the herb’s history, uses, brewing techniques, and most importantly, its effects on human consumers. Read more…

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Fenugreek–The “Healthy Hay”

Manish and Tere leap back into their discussion of herbal teas this week, focusing on fresh and healthful Fenugreek. Tere tastes this maple-like herb for the first time as they discuss its history, health benefits, and unique flavor. Read more…

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The (Lemon) Grass is Greener!

Manish and Tere are on the grass this week… Lemon grass, that is! Join them as they divulge the history, health benefits, and delectable flavor and scent of this zesty herb. Read more…

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Mint, Myths, and Medicine

Manish and Tere are talking all things mint this week, from its mythological Greek origins to its prolific health benefits. Not to mention its unmatched flavor… Read more…

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