TC 322: Tea Time with Louise Carruth

TC 322: Tea Time with Louise Carruth

In this episode of the Transformation Cafe Podcast, we welcome back Louise Carruth, owner of the Little Candle Tea Company in Las Vegas, Nevada, to talk about the little known facts about tea. Did you know that the fragrance of tea, just like wine, plays a large part in its taste? So make sure to enjoy the aroma as you sip your tea! Is Herbal Tea really Tea? Technically any drink you make from an infusion of herbs, spices, or other plants – but doesn’t contain tea leaves – is called a tisane (tea-zahn). These drinks are distinguished from true teas like green, white, yellow, and oolong, which are prepared from the cured leaves of the tea plant Camellia sinensis (cam-MEE-lee-ah sin-EN-sis), so herbal “tea” isn’t technically tea....

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TC 265: Thyroid Health

TC 265: Thyroid Health

In this episode of the Transformation Cafe podcast, host Robin Masiewicz and Cafe regular Gloria discuss ways to support the function of the thyroid gland, a very important gland in the body that secretes hormones that influence metabolism, growth and development, and body temperature. During infancy and childhood, adequate thyroid hormone is crucial for brain development. View an article and illustrations of the thyroid at WebMD. 3 Types Of Thyroid Problems Hypothyroidism, or under-functioning of the thyroid gland. This means that energy and metabolism are low. Hyperthyroidism, or over-functioning of the thyroid gland. In this case, your metabolism is running on overdrive. Autoimmune thyroid diseases. This includes both Hashimoto’s disease, where the thyroid is...

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TC 264: Herbal Remedies for Women

TC 264: Herbal Remedies for Women

In this episode of the Transformation Cafe, host Robin Masiewicz and Cafe regular Gloria continue their discussion on herbal remedies. One of the supplements they discuss is Vitex, a “hormonal tonic for women”. Extensive clinical studies, as well as over two thousand years of use in folk medicine, have proven the effectiveness of this remedy. It works by stimulating and normalizing the pituitary gland, which regulates the balance of estrogen and progesterone in the body. Vitex agnus-castus, or chasteberry, is a small brown berry fruit of the chaste tree which is about the size of peppercorns and smells like peppermint. It is sometimes called “the women’s herb.” Vitex nourishes and supports the endocrine system to find its own balance. David Hoffmann,...

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TC 263: Herbal Remedies for Emotional Issues

TC 263: Herbal Remedies for Emotional Issues

In this episode of the Transformation Cafe, host Robin Masiewicz and Cafe regular Gloria discuss herbal remedies for treating emotional issues such as anger, depression, mood swings, and anxiety. Robin discusses a collection of articles on the Psychology Today website under the heading “Natural Remedies for Emotional Health“. Some of the topics include Supporting Work-Life Balance with Natural Medicines, Supporting a Shy Child, Naturally, Anxious Mothers-To-Be: Natural Options, and others that show how homeopathic medicines can provide a safe and effective treatment for many common emotional issues. The articles are by Burke Lennihan, R.N., C.C.H. Burke currently practices at the Lydian Center for Innovative Healthcare in Cambridge, Mass., and is the...

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TC 247: Let there be Tea! Interview with Louise Carruth

TC 247: Let there be Tea! Interview with Louise Carruth

In this episode of the Transformation Cafe Podcast, I welcome my friend Louise Carruth, owner of the Little Candle Tea Company in Las Vegas, Nevada, to talk about the little known facts about tea. I met Louise a few years ago through my sister Amy and we’ve been friends ever since! Did you know that the fragrance of tea, just like wine, plays a large part in its taste? So make sure to enjoy the aroma as you sip your tea! Is Herbal Tea really Tea? Technically any drink you make from an infusion of herbs, spices, or other plants – but doesn’t contain tea leaves – is called a tisane (tea-zahn). These drinks are distinguished from true teas like green, white, yellow, and oolong, which are prepared from the cured leaves of the tea plant...

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