Food for Thought:

It's no coincidence that four of the six letters in health are "heal". ~ Ed Northstrum
Turmeric

healing tea.

I struggled with some elevated liver enzymes this winter, and went through a battery of tests and procedures to figure out what was going on. I do have fatty liver, which can be from years of IBD (and thankfully is reversible), and discovered I have a benign cyst on my liver as well, but all else was clear. The elevated ALT and AST were concerning, so I set about troubleshooting. I take Tylenol only occasionally for my migraines, and drink alcohol very infrequently.

I was drinking some herbal teas by Pukka, particularly one called Cleanse that I loved and felt helped my gut and head every afternoon. I stopped that, as well as most all of my supplements to see if it could be the combination of things that might be doing it (I was also taking oregano oil a lot during the winter due to lots of travel and colds). My levels were down after six weeks, and six to eight more after that things were back to normal- hurray!

During that time I had been exercising regularly several times a week and had lost about 5 or so pounds, and I started drinking Organic Turmeric Ginger Green Tea by Republic of Tea daily. I really believe this tea helped my liver! I love supporting my body with turmeric (curcumin), which is one of the best things you can do to reduce inflammation in the body, and proven to help with so many other things as well: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/05/04/curcumin-turmeric-benefits.aspx I am looking into the source of the tea I drink as well as the tea bags which I drink mostly for convenience in the morning, as both of these things are important in a clean tea routine. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/07/03/green-tea-benefits.aspx

The tea's ingredient list is super simple, and didn't contain a bunch of herbs that I had to worry about potentially elevating liver levels. The ginger is great for my digestion, and the cinnamon and honey are wonderful healthy additions. I can't say enough good things about this tea! It is so affirming to find something that works, (not to mention tastes good) since I need all the help I can get! Happy


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