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During a Migraine attack, it's sometimes the small things in life that give me a bit of pleasure and some symptomatic relief. Such little things may not be able to truly stop a Migraine, but at that point, any relief and comfort goes a long way.
When I think about some of the small things that are most helpful to me during a Migraine, hot teas come to mind. There are so many types of tea. Some have caffeine; some don't. For those who can use it, caffeine potentiates our medications - helps them work more quickly and effectively. When I want caffeine, I generally choose a black tea. These can be plain or flavored. Peppermint tea is very helpful for nausea, as long as the nausea isn't so severe that I can't keep it down. Chamomile tea is very relaxing, so it's helpful when trying to get some rest. Neither peppermint nor chamomile contain any caffeine.
When I'm having facial pain along the sinuses, hot teas help reduce that pain for me. Any of these teas are also good cold ...
Tea is an ancient drink that dates back over 5,000 years. People have not only enjoyed its distinct taste but have also used it for medicinal purposes as well. Today, tea is the most commonly consumed beverage on the planet, second only to water. Tea drinking is on the rise at a rate of 2% per year. Among the many purported benefits of drinking tea such as reduced cancer rates and promoting overall longevity, tea has traditionally been believed to be effective at lowering cholesterol. Now, science has found hard evidence to support this claim.
Tea is derived from the leaves of the plant Camellia Sinensis. There are three major types of tea: green , oolong, and black. The difference between these teas is based upon the amount of fermentation that is involved in their processing. Tea leaves are harvested soon after their buds have sprouted. Once harvested, the leaves are allowed to dry to remove moisture and wither. The withered leaves are then either rolled or crushed ex...
I like to think of myself as a pretty healthy person. I try to exercise regularly (although my Xbox "addiction" does get in the way occasionally); I watch my diet (except for the occasional fish & chips or croissant); and I do monitor my weight. Over the past ten years, I have had to make some moderate changes in my lifestyle to help control my level of cholesterol, especially given that I was not exactly blessed with healthy genes.
I will take any edge that I can get in this daily struggle against high cholesterol, so I have been taking supplements on a regular basis as well as consuming foods that comprise properties that help battle high cholesterol (see red wine/resveratrol and fish/omega-3). While I never thought of myself as a big tea drinker, after reading and hearing about all the great health-related properties in green tea, I thought that it was at least worth a try to see if it did make a difference. What I found was that if for anything else, I really enjoy drin...
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