Tea with Ainee Sampling of products by Omorovicza.

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Teatime with ainee is enjoying this ‘Try Me’ packet sent to her by Omorovicza.

 “Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful.
But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.
–Paulo Coelho”

Omorovicza—Budapest  (http://www.omorovicza.com/)

About:

The Omorovicza story begins over 2,000 years ago, when the healing properties of Hungary’s thermal waters were first discovered.  In the 1800s the Omorovicza family built the beautiful Racz spa in the Hungarian capital of Budapest, on the site of a medieval healing spring.

The unique combination of minerals found in these waters has remarkable anti-aging benefits

Read more at: http://www.omorovicza.com/story-overview.html

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I had received a sample packet of Omorovicza products last January and it is now that I am able to sample some of them. I have tried the Deep Cleansing Mask (“Much more than a deep-cleansing treatment, this calcium and magnesium-rich mask clears congested pores and brightens skin as it draws out impurities.”) It leaves the skin feeling very smooth and soft/supple like. What I like most is that it did not become pasty-like or dried up and I was able to leave it on for the night and simply wash it off during my morning cleansing routine.

Omorovicza Budapest sample packet

I wanted to share of this experience and I visited the website to try and leave a comment and view this blog post on the Ducking Competition.

I am feeling ducky for having tried your products. I am looking forward to trying the Renewal Serum and the Liquid Night Drops.

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I found this while visiting of their blog page.

Winners of the Hungarian Ducking Monday

 

Hungarian Ducking Monday Competition with Omorovicza

Omorovicza is pleased to announce the five lucky winners of our Hungarian Ducking Monday competition!

All the winners will receive a limited-edition bottle of the L’Air de Panache Eau de Cologne – a concept fragrance inspired by Wes Anderson’s film, The Grand Budapest Hotel.

- See more at: http://www.omorovicza.com/blog#sthash.9C40zeTT.dpuf

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I receive many newsletters, all vying for attention. At times coincidentally enough, I find one of interest as in this instance because I had spent time sampling this Deep Cleansing Mask, the night before and having received this newsletter made me want to share this experience all the more. No matter, I implore readers to keep the warmth alive during springtime’s (rainy and at times windy) days!

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Happy teas to all and thank you for reading!

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Tea with Ainee–Healing with Complementary and Alternative Therapies

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Teatime with ainee is looking forward to walking for her favorite charities (AIDS Walk, and Walk for Hunger through Project Bread) in the approaching new month. I am also making another mention of this course of study that I undertook last year to do with Alternative Medicine.

“Whatever you do for the least of my people you do for me. Feed the hungry, Give drink to the thirsty, Clothe the naked, Visit the imprisoned, Shelter the homeless, Visit the sick, and Bury the dead.”
― Corporal Works of Mercy

Beliefs about healing is that it occurs in a variety of ways. Some believe that it is purely spiritual, while others rejects the notion of spirituality, believing more in physiological or physical cures as they are the only healing plausible. The healing mechanism remains unbeknown to us. While the healthcare professional thinks of the concept very differently, thus is why exploring healing from a variety of perspective and belief systems is needed since they arise from one’s culture, philosophy, and worldview.—Tea with Ainee, reading from Healing with Complementary and Alternative Therapies

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The Enchanted World

The view of nature that predominated before the dawn of the Scientific Revolution (early 1600s) was that of an enchanted world. Everything was seen as wondrous and alive. The cosmos was a place of belonging. As a member of this cosmos, one was not an alienated observer, but rather a direct participant in its drama. One’s personal destiny was bound up with nature’s destiny, and this known relationship gave meaning to life.—History and Future Healing (Herbal Medicine, Nutrition and Supplements)

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I am not to make light of what I studied this past year. Most was not familiar to me and I only grasped what I was already aware of and had been using in my own life. Herbs and supplements are familiar to me as well as tonics which is recommended in this book.

Healing with Complementary and Alternative Therapies vol one

Herbal Medicine is the use of unrefined plant-based products to treat, and prevent illness in some cases. Herbs are used to promote optimum health. Herbs are plants that grow from seeds and whose stems wither away after each season’s growth. It is important, here, to note that herbs and other plants have been used medicinally since ancient times, predating recorded history.—Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, and Supplements with Lennie Martin

Herbalism—Uses natural plants or plant-based substances to treat a range of illnesses and to enhance the functioning of the body’s systems. Though herbalism is not a licensed professional modality in the United States, herbs are prescribed by a range of practitioners, from holistic medical doctors to acupuncturists to naturopaths.

Holistic/wholistic—An adjective meaning “targeted to the whole person”—mind, body, and spirit. Wholistic medicine considers not only physical health but also the emotional, spiritual, social, and mental well-being of the person.

Tonic—Herbal remedy made from herbs taken to maintain health or ward off illness, rather than to treat an illness. They are also known as normalizer.

Yoga therapy—Emerging field of practices that use Yoga to address mental and physical problems while integrating body and mind. Practitioners work one-on-one or in a group setting.

Yin and yang—Positive (sometime termed female) and negative (sometimes termed male) energies described in Oriental medicine with many attributes accorded to each. They function as interdependent, complementary opposites.

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This newsletter received from the Chestnut School that prompted me to delve back into this previous study and submit some thoughts to this particular blog.

Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine in Leicester, NC

http://www.chestnutherbs.com/

medicinal herbs from the garden

The Chestnut School offer classes in the tradition of Roots Herbalism – the kind where your hands get dirty as you develop life-long relationships with plants. Our classroom is the outdoors – garden, forest, field, mountain, and stream. We hold no indoor classes except during inclement weather or insect challenges.

Learning about the plants in person, where they grow, engages the senses as we smell, touch, see, and often taste our green allies. This intimate and holistic approach helps us to integrate all we learn about plants as food and medicine. Blending spirituality and the study of life, we honor the traditions of our elders as well as useful knowledge gained through scientific exploration. Reverence for the sacredness of all life is part of our guiding philosophy and inspiration.

Their current class of Roots of Herbalism which is currently full is a wonderful course to begin learning about herbs and their fundamentals.

This program offers the student a strong foundation in traditional and medical herbalism. It is designed for the individual who wishes to learn more about herbal healing in the context of healing oneself or helping family and friends. This course is also a solid introduction to the world of Green herbal medicine and may be a beginning step for the student who is considering more advanced studies.

The Roots of Herbalism is designed in the tradition of experiential or hands-on learning, and is conducted in the gardens of the school and the surrounding area’s forests. Each student will create an herbal medicine chest from herbs grown in the gardens or ethically wildcrafted as a group.

Journeying through the cycles and rhythms of the Earth’s changing seasons, we celebrate our connection to the land and the plants that give us life. This course fosters life-long relationships with the plants that nourish, heal, house, and provide for us in so many ways. We offer the Roots of Herbalism in gratitude for their teachings and blessings.

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There are many wonderful herbs out there and one in particular worth mentioning or I should say is made mention of at the school is Motherwort.

Motherwort

motherwort is good for stress and anxiety

Leonurus cardiaca, Lamiaceae.  Motherwort is one of the easiest herbs to grow and is a highly versatile medicinal. It is a favorite remedy for anxiety and stress. It is taken as a tincture or tea to lessen pain, such as: headaches, menstrual cramps, and muscle sprains and aches. Note that motherwort is quite bitter, so it is best used as a tincture over a tea.

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Some suggested links:

http://blog.chestnutherbs.com/links

Herbal Blogs

A complete List of Herbal Blogs
Compiled by Rosalee de la Foret, of Metthow Valley Herbs, this is the most comprehensive directory of herbal blogs that I know of.

A Radicle
Guido Mase’s blog

Gold Roots and Threads
Triangulating herbal medicine, theory, art & praxis in the wildlands of Cascadia.

Green Man Ramblings
Sean Padraig Donahue is an herbalist, poet, journalist, witch, and activist dedicated to promoting personal and planetary healing through helping people reconnect to the living Earth

Henriette’s blog
Henriette Kress’ blog

Herb Geek
an educational resource for natural healing featuring articles on wellness and alternative medicine with a strong focus on herbal medicine.

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Reading is something that I have always done and I am happy that at times I can share my thoughts and readings within this blog. It truly is to be representative of my health and state of mind. A quest that has led me here, now I am graying and frail unliken to when I had a humble dwelling and I could walk and walk and get back to it and report of my day and the energy found on some long road in Methuen, MA where this Teawithainee began. I lost plenty when I lost of the humble abode. I am trying to find my way again but not really. Today, the sky is gray and the forecasters are calling for rain most of the day.

Green Magma Barley Grass Juice Powder open bottle Green Magma Barley Grass Juice Powder

Today, I am enjoying a cup of Green Magma Barley Grass Juice Powder, prepared with hot water (not boiling hot) but very warm. I am happy that I had some left to enjoy still. Once again, I am reminded that good cup of tea or ‘juice powder’ is what is needed for a better morning, afternoon or evening and I implore all to fashion one accordingly. No matter, let’s keep the warmth alive!

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Happy teas to all and thank you for reading!

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Tea with Ainee and a Treasured book sale read of Jefferson’s Letters

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Teatime with ainee enjoying one of her latest book purchased from a library’s book sale.

“No matter what color your skin, or what language you speak, when you sip a cup of clear tea giving off a delicate fragrance, and when you feel deeply that it helps not only produce saliva and slack the thirst, dispel sleepiness and weariness, but also prevent disease and benefit health, you cannot help but praise highly its wonderful effects, and hold in esteem the people who produce it.”—Yang Jiang Ming

Tea is for everyone if not for anyone!—ainee

I have attended and volunteered at a few libraries’ book sale. I am now taking time to viewing some of the books purchased. I am happy to find that there is a tea mention in this Jefferson’s Letters compilation and a somewhat laughable read for those of us who are eccentric at heart.

In sharing a read of this book, one subtitle is as followed: English Manners to Colonel Smith (Paris 1787)

“I really think, and had taken the liberty some time ago of hinting to Congress, that they would do well to have a diplomatic character to Lisbon. There is no country whose commerce is more interesting to us. I wish Congress would correspond to the wishes of that court, I had rather see you there than at London, because I doubt whether it be honorable for us to keep anybody at London, unless they keep some person at New York. Of all nations on earth, they require to be treated with the most hauteur. They require to be kicked into common good manners.”—Jefferson’s Letters

Some of us need a little coaxing by way of pushing and shoving; or how do they say: “shove and pull” perhaps.

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Small Blue and White Teapot Ring holder

small teapot blue and white teapot ring holder small  open blue white teapot ring holder small blue white teapot ring holder on side view small blue white teapot close lid side view

I frequent Oh My Gosh Antiques quite often. On this last visit I found this tiny blue and white teapot and in examining of it further I come to find that it is for holding one’s rings.

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suggested reading:

Jefferson’s Letters arranged by Wilson Whitman

Jefferson's Letters arranged by Wilson Whitman

This is a selection from the private and political correspondence of Thomas Jefferson, telling the story of American independence and the founding of the American government—Jefferson’s Letters

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My interest in this book is raised highest because it also holds of this tea mentioning:

Tobacco and Tea to Thomas Adams (Monticello 1771)

Dear Sir,–Not expecting to have the pleasure of seeing you again before you leave the country, I inclose you an order on the inspectors at Shockoe for two hogsheads of tobacco which I consign to you, and give you also the trouble of shipping as I am too far from the spot to do it myself. They are to be laid out in the purchase of the article (such as are licensed by association) are to be sent at any event. Another part (being prohibited) are only to be sent if the tea act should be repealed before you get home; if it is not, you will observe a third class to be sent instead of those which are prohibited. I am not without expectation that the repeal may take place. I believe parliament want nothing but a colorable motive to adopt this measure. The conduct of our brethren of New York affords them this.” –Jefferson’s Letters

Jefferson's Letters section on Tobacco and Tea

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Tea with Ainee, continues to find lovely reads with the word ‘tea’ being made mention of or having of tea. I also find items to do with tea; this time it was a small blue and white teapot used for holding one’s rings. This is now one of my many treasures to do with tea. I do hope that those who habitually visit will continue with this ritualistic intake in the nourishment of the soul while enjoying that relaxing cup of tea. A serendipitous read perhaps, is all I can offer at this time and not this hermit’s best. No matter, let’s keep the warmth alive!

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Happy teas to all and thank you for reading!

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Tea with Ainee — Enjoys of finding books with tea mentioning

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Teatime with Ainee spends some of her days fundraising on-line with several charities (AIDS Walk, and Walk for Hunger through Project Bread) as a volunteer walker for them. And when I am at the library viewing of books, I am happy to stumble on tea mentions while reading the likes of Bespelling Jane Austen; where heroine Catherine Merrill who is vacationing in Bath, and as she encounters individuals wonder if they are a vampire out to do harm to some unsuspected victim.

“We tend to impose our own self-centered thoughts on the simple drinking of tea. How proficient was the manner of preparation? What kind of teabowl was the tea served in? How was the tea? In this way, drinking is defiled by the “six dust.” When we prepare tea, we must put ourselves wholly into the act. Our minds, however, tend to be drawn to the forms and thus we fall into confusion.”
― Hamamoto Soshun

I have become this person stumbling unto things to do with tea. Not set out but as I am out somewhere I find there is always tea around me. A visit to a new antique shop and I find this teapot and set, as well as the books I try to read, there is tea—Tea with Ainee

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Verbayna Antiques & Uniques

www.verbayna.com

Verbayna antiques signage

Antiques & Unique Up-Cycled Pieces

Owners are Stephen & Heather Bukovsky

I visited this shop the previous weekend and spotted this Japanese tea set and so the above mentioned quote fits this tea set finding.

tea set display  at Verbayne Antiques and uniques

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Some Savory Substitutions: Naturally Good Nutrients

Prescription for Dietary Wellness by Phyllis Balch, CNC

The book title: Prescription for Dietary Wellness (Second Edition) by Phyllis A. Bach; Tells us to avoid coffee, Chinese teas (except for green tea), and to replace caffeinated tea with herbal teas, including kukicha tea, a favorite of mine.  I remember enjoying several kukicha teas that I had purchased for its roasted aroma drunk either very hot or as iced tea. It is a lovely fragrant tea, one of a smoky roast and good for you if one is to accept Ms. Bach’s claim.

Kukicha Tea (also known as twig tea), is made from the pruning of natural grown tea bushes, is an excellent substitute for ordinary black tea. It is soothing beverage known for its distinctive nutty taste. Kukicha tea aids digestion and has been sipped with meals for centuries.

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more Book in Review:

Bespelling Jane Austen

Northanger Castleby Colleen Gleason

Bespelling Jane Austen

Bespelling Jane Austen

This is an anthology of a group of authors asked to select of their favorite Austen novel and re-invent of it into a vampire series or short tale/novella.

One of the short stories that I favor is title: Northanger Castle by Colleen Gleason

About:

Ms. Gleason grew up reading gothic novels—she enjoys the dark, brooding heroes who remains a mystery until the book’s ending. She likens her characters to that of Ms. Catherine Moorland, who sees stories everywhere, making up histories and gothic tales in her mind—and she (Ms. Gleason) as a writer does the same thing.

She selected Northanger Abbey as the Austen novel she wanted to work with, when asked to be part of this selected group of authors for Bespelling Jane Austen. Ms. Gleason had written a series of vampire hunters who lived during Austen’s time. So she took the history of the Gardella Vampire hunters and weave of them into a summer at Bath with a dramatic young woman. Caroline Merrill; who is a counterpart to Caroline Moorland, a young woman who likes to read gothic novels as Catherine Merrill did. And she sees of stories everywhere and in everyone. She is not always correct with assessment but she rise to the occasion never the less.

Tea mentioning:

“There had to be at least one scheming woman in Bath who was poisoning her innocent husband’s tea.”

“It is such a delight to have you sitting near me tonight,” Isobel gushed, leaning close enough that Caroline got a strong whiff of powder and tea rose.”

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I also took delight in one titled: A Little to Hex Her by Janet Mullany. This is based on Emma, who continues with her meddling as the witchy owner of a contemporary matchmaking business in.

Readers may recall of a previous one of Janet’s books’ title: Jane and the Damned

Jane and the Damned by Janet Mullany

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Masterclass by Morris West

master Class by Morris West

One cold winter evening, while the night nurse was knitting at the fireside and he was seated on the settee cradling Pia in his arms, she reached up a tiny clawed hand to touch his cheek. Then as if the effort was too much, she gave a small sigh of weariness, turned her face to his breast and died. He carried her upstairs, watched the nurse settle her decently in the bed, called for the parish priest and him sat by the dying fire, lonelier than he had ever felt in his life. He had escaped her at last, as he had longed wished to do.

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Max Mather’s plight, at the moment, was that he was in bondage to the Palombi household and perhaps now he could bargain for his freedom and passage to New York, the art capital. Well, for him it is America.

With Pia’s death and leaving him to select the painting of his choice he was free to leave and travel to New York as was his resolve.

The lost he felt upon her dying was described as such: “I feel as if locked in a vault and Pia has flown away.”

As true love can only be experienced in agony, in terrible wrenching at the heartstrings.

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Tea mentioning:

“His liberty ended at eight o’clock on Sunday evening. Pia would be waiting for him, tired and fretful after the siege of relatives. He would share supper with her tea and English style sandwiches.”

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I enjoy reading and discovering of things to do with teas. I hope readers enjoy all aspects of tea with Ainee as it is changing in ways that I had not expected but still seemingly of interest to some persons out there. Today, is a rainy downpour with some snow expected for the next day, and yes it is springtime in New England. A good cup of hot tea gets me through the day. No matter, let’s keep the warmth alive!

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Happy teas to all and thank you for reading!

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http://www.svtea.com/

http://www.dobrateame.com/

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Tea with Ainee –expounding on her study in Alternative Health Medicine

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Teatime with ainee discusses this past year’s activities which included completing this Natural Health program of study done on line. And, a reading of the book: The Dead in their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley, and instances or mentioning of having tea.

“A healer’s power stems not from any special ability, but from maintaining the courage and awareness to embody and express the universal healing power that every human being naturally possesses.”
― Eric Micha’el Leventhal

What natural health and alternative medicine means to me: one is to adhere to things made (derived) of the earth and not chemicals manufactured in labs; yet they are needed as well. For me there must always be that cup of tea to fix what ails me; most of the time this works and when it does not I surrender to the drugs dispense before me.—Tea with Ainee

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Natural Health and Alternative Medicine

Naturopathy favors a holistic approach with non-invasive treatment and … Lust had been schooled in hydrotherapy and other natural health practices, in as much they are not to be judged as finality

Natural Products

This group includes a variety of products, such as herbs (also known as botanicals), vitamins and minerals, and pro-biotics. They are widely marketed, readily available to consumers, and often sold as dietary supplements.

Regulation and licensing of alternative medicine and health care providers varies from practitioner or alternative or complementary or integrative or holistic medicine. It has a far larger meaning and mission in that it calls for restoration of focus of the mind and spiritual need.

Mind and Body Practices

Mind and body practices include a large and diverse group of procedures or techniques administered or taught by a trained practitioner or teacher. For example,

**Acupuncture is a technique in which practitioners stimulate specific points on the body—most often by inserting thin needles through the skin.

**Massage therapy includes many different techniques in which practitioners manually manipulate the soft tissues of the body.

**Most meditation techniques, such as mindfulness meditation or transcendental meditation, involve ways in which a person learns to focus attention.

**Movement therapies include a broad range of Eastern and Western movement-based approaches; examples include Feldenkrais method, Alexander technique, Pilates, Rolfing Structural Integration, and Trager psychophysical integration.

**Relaxation techniques, such as breathing exercises, guided imagery, and progressive muscle relaxation, are designed to produce the body’s natural relaxation response.

**Spinal manipulation is practiced by health care professionals such as chiropractors, osteopathic physicians, naturopathic physicians, physical therapists, and some medical doctors. Practitioners perform spinal manipulation by using their hands or a device to apply a controlled force to a joint of the spine. The amount of force applied depends on the form of manipulation used.

**Tai chi and qi gong are practices from traditional Chinese medicine that combine specific movements or postures, coordinated breathing, and mental focus.

**The various styles of yoga used for health purposes typically combine physical postures or movement, breathing techniques, and meditation.

**Other examples of mind and body practices include healing touch and hypnotherapy.

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In all these two broad areas—natural products and mind and body practices-capture most complementary health approaches. And this is where the study that I completed end of year focused on; wellness and how to gain and keep optimum health. For my alternative health program many books were used and I wish to review and discuss a bit of the book title: Prescription for Dietary Wellness (Second Edition) by Phyllis A. Bach.

Prescription for Dietary Wellness by Phyllis Balch, CNC

The concepts presented in this book is for ridding of health disorders with the usage of powerful prescription foods that support health and cure disease are readily available to everyone. A diet of fresh vegetables, fruits, sea vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, beans and legumes, soybean products, and herbs pave the road to optimum health.

As individuals we are to take an active role in the maintenance of our health and to learn about nutrition. To realize that body (lifestyle), spirit (desire), and mind (belief) work together is the first step to better health and for staying healthy.

This book is a nutritional guidebook designed to show step by step method to attaining optimum health. I like how it arranged with recipes and how to and I have been able to put some of the recipes to practice for a while now.

This was easy to do because I was already familiar with some of the ideas presented and had been doing as such. I have used herbs for immunity in the past and to find sections of the book dedicated to immunity and the use of supplements seem to click with me. For example, I was already familiar with using Echinacea for boosting of the immune system and for fighting the flu or common colds.

Another one that I try to use adamantly is Aloe Vera which has been found to “turn on” the immune system and provides enzymes, vitamins and minerals the immune system needs to function properly.

It is a lifelong endeavor for maintaining a healthy diet. This I know very well as I have struggled with my weight and energy for all of my existence it seems like.   All of this is to be found in the book’s front pages really, the remainder is divided into recipes and meal menus depending on the lifestyle and diet choice: grains, phyto-nutrients, soybeans, tofu, fish (omega rich foods), soy foods, carbohydrates and lots more.

There is an Eternal Youth Law and if one can clearly adhere to this than living should very rewarding for living with healthy mind, body and spirit. Some of the Eternal Youth Laws are:

  1. Be aware that maintaining a healthy diet must be a lifelong endeavor.
  2. Chew your food well. The longer the better for better digestion.
  3. Do not eat heavy food upon rising or before retiring
  4. At only when you are hungry, then just when you re no longer hungry.
  5. Steam, broil, or bake foods, and cook vegetables very lightly—they should still be crunchy.
  6. Cleanse your system periodically by fasting with pure, fresh fruits juices.
  7. Take quality multivitamin and mineral supplement daily.
  8. Drink six to eight glasses of water daily.
  9. Exercise daily. Including walking, stretching, and enjoying fresh air and sunshine
  10. Maintain a positive state of mind and be grateful for who and where you are.

This is not a book to absorb at once or twice reading. I feel that it is something to reach for when needing guidance and information on what food to match or not match; what is good for me and all of this is definitive of a better lifestyle and state of wellness.

My diet is poor and I find myself returning to this book for consult and consolation. Where I fail is from bad habit forming and must develop better habits which will lead to good results.

I think that many would agree that a key terminology of late in the diction of heath care providers and nutritionist is the word: Wellness and it is synonymous with healthy—overall health.

I want to leave readers with this quote found in the appendix section: Dietary Prescriptions

“Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic.”—Thomas Szasz, M.D., psychiatrist and author

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Another Book in Review:

The Dead in their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley

The marble tombs that rise on high, whose vaulted arches lye, whose pillars swell with scupltur’d stones, arms, angels, epitaphs and bones, these (all poor remains of state adorn the rich, or praise the great; who while on earth in fame they live, are senseless of the fame they give.”—Thomas Parnell, A night-piece on death

The Dead in their Vaulted arches by alan bradley

I found this book at my town’s library display and I decided to take it home with me for a read. The book is a wonder for this reader in that it is about an eleven year old chemist and inspiring detective Flavia de luce who while with family at the train station is approached by a stranger who reveals to her cryptically a message and shortly after is crushed by the train as he was pushed onto the coming train by someone in the crowd. Flavia puts her sleuthing skills to the test, following a trail of clues sparked by the discovery of a reel of film stashed away in the attic, she unravels the deepest secrets of the de luce clan, involving none other than Winston Churchill himself. Surrounded by family, friends, and a famous pathologist from the Home Office—and making spectacular use of Harriet’s’ beloved Gipsy Moth plane, Blithe Spirit—Flavia will do anything, even take the skies, to land a killer.

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The book for me is laced with medical terminologies as well as defining poisonous traits/traces as found in Rhubarb and even water, if drunk quite a large amount in shortest of time. I am thinking H2O can be deadly; something newly to be scared about.

Tea mentioning’s that sparked my interest for the purpose of this blog. So, hap-stance on tea:

“Her majesty is demanding a cup of tea,” I told Mrs. Mullet. “If you’ll be so good as to make one, I’ll take it in to her myself,” “Of course”, said Mrs. Mullet. “You shall have it in two shakes of a dead lamb’s tail.”

“I put the teacup silently on the table and sat down in a bolt upright, attentive position with my knees together, my hands folded daintily on my lap, modeling my posture on Cynthia Richardson, the vicar’s wife.”

I liked many quips and punning used in this book; this one: Two shakes of a lamb’s tail (in particular)… “Mrs. Mullet always said “in two shakes of a dead lamb’s tail” when she was peeved but didn’t want to show it.  “A dead lamb’s tail is a way of saven em of without getting yourself into hot water. It means ‘kiss my chump’ without actually sayin so’, she had confided, but had now, obviously, forgotten she’d told me.”

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Some Products:

Almased® Wellness Tea    http://www.almased.com/

Almased Wellness Tea

The Almased® Wellness Tea is the perfect complement to Almased®. This delicious loose leaf tea is a blend of select all-natural herbs, including whitethorn, elder blossom, marjoram, woodruff and celery. The tea is naturally caffeine free and promotes restfulness and sleep. It supports circulation, stimulates digestion and promotes detoxification by increasing kidney function. Try it for breakfast, in the evening or as an iced beverage anytime!

I have tried the Almased powdered drink and I would like to try of their wellness tea someday.

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Reading is something that I have always done and I am happy that at times I can share my thoughts and readings within this blog. It truly is to be representative of my health and state of mind. A quest has led me here, now I am graying and frail unlike to when I had a humble dwelling and I could walk and walk and get back to it and report of my day and the energy found on some long road in Methuen, MA where this Teawithainee began. I lost plenty when I lost of the humble abode. I am trying to find my way again but not really. Today, the sky is gray with the occasional showers of springtime. Always, I think that with a good cup of hot tea is what is needed for a better morning, afternoon or evening and I implore all to fashion one accordingly. No matter, let’s keep the warmth alive!

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Happy teas to all and thank you for reading!

http://www.sugimotousa.com/

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Tea with Ainee with information on a Persimmon Tree Free Tea Giveaway

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Teatime with ainee informing of this contest give away by Persimmon Tree.

“A Cup of Tea would restore my Normality.”—Douglas Adams

I receive many newsletters and at times I am please to be able to report of them. Good luck to those who will enter for this chance to win a Persimmon Tea Gift set!

Persimmon Tree

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The Persimmon Tree
Tea Gift Set Giveaway on Facebook

They would like to take the time to say thank you for supporting The Persimmon Tree. Their Facebook page is reaching a BIG milestone. They have a total of 2,000 likes on our Facebook Page!

In celebration, they are giving away a fabulous tea gift set to one incredibly lucky winner. And in order to participate in this giveaway, you must:
1. Like The Persimmon Tree on Facebook
2. Like and share this photo

Carpe Diem Persimmon Tree Free Tea Giveaway

That’s all you have to do. Remember, the giveaway will end on April 18th. Keep your eyes peeled, your fingers crossed, and your taste buds ready!

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Happy teas to all and thank you for reading!

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Tea with Ainee attended Worcester VegFest

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Teatime with ainee attended Worcester VegFestival held at the DCU Center.

 “It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”—Rainer Maria Rilke

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My ode to springtime in this prettiest of season. Today, is a very sunny day to take in a Vegan Fest in Worcester. In delighting of my senses I dressed accordingly in layers of cottons with floral prints; my idea of being that glorious bloom that spring seems to conjure and heady in scents as well.

Worcester VegFest  DCU Center

www.vegworcester.com

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Worcester VegFest cover sheet flier of event

The 5th Annual Worcester VegFest took place today at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. I was fortunate to have attended the event. There was food and lots of exhibitors and nicely arranged in the DCU building. What began as a small, niche event has become the largest food festival in the area.  Whether or not you are vegan, or vegetarian, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Worcester VegFest inside flap flier of event

Worcester VegFest is about promoting healthy, sustainable living. Being vegan is fun, healthy, easy and good for the environment and animals.

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Attending this festival, I tried to take in what I could and took lots of pictures at first and then slowed down to really view some of the vendors and what they had to offer. I got to sit in on a lecture on Bodybuilding & Fitness. The lecturer was Robert Cheeke. He is an author as well as a bodybuilder. He is the best selling author of the book Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness. As a two-time natural bodybuilding champion, Robert is considered one of VegNews magazine’s most influential Vegan Athletes. He is an all around world athlete who contributes to Health & Fitness Magazine.

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I should note here that this was of interest to my husband more than I. He drove us to the DCU Center and had to pay for parking nearby. Anyhow, this was an interesting lecture from this entrepreneur and multi-sport athlete Robert Cheeke.

 

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Some tables visited were:

Green Hair Co.

An organic Salon and Spa dedicated to your well being. Offering Organic hair color and styling products; all natural manicures & pedicures. Soy facial wax, mineral and airbrush makeup, wedding parties and special events.  Visit them at www.GreenHaircompany.com

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Enjoy Holistic Healing

Sacred and Nurturing Bodywork for Central Massachusetts Worcester Country…with Joy Clarkson, AS, Licensed Massage Therapist, Energy worker, Sound Healer; Email her at www.enjoyholistichealing@yahoo.com; website: http://enjoyholistichealing.blogspot.com

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Happy teas to all and thank you for reading!

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