Nutraceuticals and Cosmeceuticals
Welcome to the conceptual age, the era where high concept, high touch, creators, empathizers and “right brain” thinking are all valued, promising profound success, rewards and fulfillment. Now is the time when the science and knowledge from the information age is converging with the ancient wisdom of whole body wellness. Though somewhat dizzying, this is the most exciting and inspiring time for the professional in the health and beauty industry! To understand what this all means, it is essential to be familiar with a(read the entire article)
Wonder Plant and Restorative Beverage of the Ages
By Nozomu “Nez” Tokugawa published in the May/June issue of The Share Guide
Tea is an ancient beverage steeped in culture and romance. Each day more than a billion cups of tea are consumed making it second only to water. In A.D 780 the famous Tea Master Lu Yu wrote “tea could cure headaches, body aches and pains, constipation and depressions”. Many others believe tea to be beneficial to the skin, eyes, mental clarity, maintaining a youthful appearance and overall prolonging life. In short tea has a long and impressive history as a “natural medicine chest” or even a life saving herb!
Today in North America we are hearing drink green tea for good health, and see tea or tea extracts added into products as an “enhancing ingredient”. So let’s take a quick look at what tea really is and how it works in the body.
There are more than 5 thousand types of tea, but only ONE plant, the Camellia sinensis! Types of tea are distinguished by the processing they undergo.(read the entire article)