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5 Best Meditation Apps and Teas for Anxiety, Sleep, and More

Posted by Lauren Leese on

Meditation and tea are two powerful ways to improve your mental and physical health. I reviewed 5 popular mindfulness apps and paired them with the best teas for anxiety relief, restful sleep, mindful fitness, deep relaxation, and increased focus. Find out which combination is best for you!

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5 Best Meditation Apps and Teas for Anxiety, Sleep, and More

Posted by Lauren Leese on

Meditation and tea are two powerful ways to improve your mental and physical health. I reviewed 5 popular mindfulness apps and paired them with the best teas for anxiety relief, restful sleep, mindful fitness, deep relaxation, and increased focus. Find out which combination is best for you!

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Rooibos vs. Honeybush: What's the Difference?

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Though they have similar qualities, rooibos and honeybush are different teas. Find out the health benefits of rooibos and honeybush, how they are grown and prepared, and how to brew them properly. Plus, learn the difference between green and red rooibos, and why your tea preference might be based on your genes!

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Rooibos vs. Honeybush: What's the Difference?

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Though they have similar qualities, rooibos and honeybush are different teas. Find out the health benefits of rooibos and honeybush, how they are grown and prepared, and how to brew them properly. Plus, learn the difference between green and red rooibos, and why your tea preference might be based on your genes!

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Antioxidants in Rooibos, Honeybush & Chamomile: What Do They Actually Do? Part 5

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

What antioxidants are found in Honeybush, Rooibos, and Chamomile, and what are their studied health benefits? I look one by one at the key antioxidants and explain how they affect the body. We've all heard that this tea or that is a 'superfood', meaning full of antioxidants, but what do they actually do?! Find out!

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What antioxidants are found in Honeybush, Rooibos, and Chamomile, and what are their studied health benefits? I look one by one at the key antioxidants and explain how they affect the body. We've all heard that this tea or that is a 'superfood', meaning full of antioxidants, but what do they actually do?! Find out!

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Calming Chamomile Part 2: What is German Chamomile?

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

The sweet, apple-scented chamomile flower, or as the Greeks called it “The Ground Apple”, has been a staple of medicine since the time of Hippocrates in 500 B.C. When sipped hot, German chamomile relieves indigestion. This adaptogen acts on the nervous system to soothe the gastrointestinal tract and reduce nervousness and its mild sedative action makes it an excellent bedtime beverage. This post takes a deeper look at what it is and does.

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Calming Chamomile Part 2: What is German Chamomile?

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

The sweet, apple-scented chamomile flower, or as the Greeks called it “The Ground Apple”, has been a staple of medicine since the time of Hippocrates in 500 B.C. When sipped hot, German chamomile relieves indigestion. This adaptogen acts on the nervous system to soothe the gastrointestinal tract and reduce nervousness and its mild sedative action makes it an excellent bedtime beverage. This post takes a deeper look at what it is and does.

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Why Is Chamomile Calming? So Much More Than a Sleep Tea (Part 1)

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Chamomile is the best herbal tea for sleep, but it has a ton of other health benefits too! Find out which chamomile is used for tea, the health differences between the two main types of chamomile, and which chamomile tea is best for you - plus where the highest quality chamomile comes from.

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Why Is Chamomile Calming? So Much More Than a Sleep Tea (Part 1)

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Chamomile is the best herbal tea for sleep, but it has a ton of other health benefits too! Find out which chamomile is used for tea, the health differences between the two main types of chamomile, and which chamomile tea is best for you - plus where the highest quality chamomile comes from.

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