Naturopath and Herbalist Kimberlee Ashanti gives a quick overview of Health Tea Box and its five natural herbal teas.
We live in a fast-paced society where we are over worked, stressed and time poor. Evidence-based research highlights increases in productivity at work and improvements in our quality of life, when we make appropriate lifestyle changes; making our Wellness a priority. The Health Tea Box not only offers you a easily implemented process for improving your wellbeing, but also the satisfaction that you have taken control of doing something beneficial for your health.
The Health Tea Box is a system designed to facilitate optimal hydration as well as the reduction of harmful inflammation and oxidation systemically ; issues which underscore every disease condition ; ie Cancer, Diabetes, Cognitive decline & Heart Disease.
Water is the main component of blood-supplying cells with oxygen & nutrients and carries waste out of the body.
It is a: transport vehicle, a medium for chemical reactions, a lubricant/shock absorber and a temperature regulator.
You can become dehydrated:
- When your appetite is low and you don’t eat or drink enough
- Another reason is fever from infections that will make you dehydrated
- Taking certain medications (ie diuretics, anti-histamines, blood pressure meds, anti-depressants, chemotherapy)
- Consuming too many processed foods, sugar and sodium amounts
- Exercising; without compensation for additional fluid loss
Not all drinks are hydrating
Dehydrating beverages include cordial, fruit drinks, processed drinks energy drinks and alcohol
Dehydration can manifest as:
- A reduction in physical & mental performance and energy.
- Brain fog, poor memory recall
- Anxiety, dizziness ,headache
- Changes in BP and palpitations
- Blood sugar disturbances
- Reduced pain tolerance
- Increased arthritic and muscular discomfort
- Mucous congestion
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Skin dryness
Herbal tea is an alternative hydration. In addition to providing you with water for hydration; herbal teas offer nutrients, antioxidants and polyphenols that boost immunity and help you maintain physical & mental health.
The Health Tea Box (HHS) involves the simple process of drinking carefully formulated herbal tea blends throughout the day. Over 30 herbs, tea leaves, spices & fruits work together to act synergistically to enhance your health. The addition of fruit & spices not only enhances the therapeutic effect of the infusions, but also the flavour. They are herbal but NOT horrible.
Each blend was created to address the main health concerns we currently face; Low energy, Reduced immunity, Stress, Poor sleeping patterns, Cognitive/Memory issues and Digestive concerns.
People are often confused with regard to what they should consume for various health issues. The HHS takes the guesswork out of the equation!
While each combination has merit on its own, consumption of the whole system ensures safety against excessive intake of any single herb and acts as a daily ‘Tonic’ ; supporting every organ/body system. It does this through the synergistic nature of the herbs.
Synergy means that the combination; the sum of ingredients working together, is greater than any single component acting in isolation. A well-orchestrated mixture of phytochemicals is superior to using a single compound to achieve specific results. This synergy allows for a greater therapeutic effect; enhancement of the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immune support throughout the day which affords greater benefits for Brain, Gut, Endocrine, Cardiovascular & Immune health
The selection of herbs/combinations is evidenced based and are dosed for safe use alongside pharmaceuticals.
Taken in the form of a tea increases the bioavailability and palatability of nutrients. Used as intended as a systemalso lessens the risk of overconsumption of any single herbal constituent; further limiting the risk of toxicity.