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Getting the word out there!

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Getting the word out there about Gol Tea!

Even though we are an online business , we like to meet and greet our potential customers. We joined Aurora business owners last weekend at the Aurora Home Show. We met so many wonderful health-conscious, smart, beautiful people from Aurora, Newmarket and the surrounding towns.

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Cinnamon is good for you!

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Cinnamon is good for you!

Cinnamon has been used for its medicinal properties for centuries.  Egyptians, Persians, Chinese and Indians always regarded cinnamon as a gift fitted for kings. This delicious spice is not expensive and can be found at any supermarket or health food store. Remember, There are two main types of Cinnamnon:

  • Ceylon also known as “true” Cinnamon
  • Cassia is the more common variety today, what people generally refer to as cinnamon.

Cinnamon is made by cutting the stems of the cinnamomum tree. The inner bark is extracted and the woody parts removed from it. Cinnamon is high in a substance called cinnamaldehyde, which is responsible for most of the health benefits.

Cinnamon has so many health benefits that are supported by the scientific community. Here are few of them:

Cinnamon has loads of antioxidants:

Antioxidants protect the body from oxidative damage. One of the most powerful antioxidants in cinnamon is Polyphenols. Cinnamon has been declared the winner of foods with antioxidant when compared to 26 spices and even outranked superfood of all time Garlic.

Anti-Inflammatory properties of cinnamon

Inflammation helps body fight infections and repair tissue damage. However, inflammation can become chronic and directed against the body’s own tissues. Cinnamon may be useful in this regard, because some studies show that the antioxidants in it have potent anti-inflammatory activity.

Cuts the risk of Heart disease

Cinnamon has been linked with reduced risk of heart disease. 1 gram of cinnamon per day can help people with type 2 diabetes. It also helps reduce levels of total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides with HDL cholesterol. Cinnamon also reduces blood pressure.

Got diabetes – Use Cinnamon

Cinnamon is well known for lowering blood sugar. Cinnamon has been shown to decrease the amount of glucose that enters the bloodstream after a meal. It does this by interfering with various digestive enzymes which breaks down the carbohydrates. Cinnamon can also act on cells by mimicking insulin. This greatly improves glucose uptake by cells.

Cinnamon the medicine Neurodegenerative diseases

Neurodegenerative diseases are commonly known as Alzheimer and Parkinson. Two compounds found in cinnamon appear to inhibit the buildup of a protein called tau in the brain, which is one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease. Cinnamon has been shown to lead to various improvements in Alzheimers and Parkinson.

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Cinnamon tea by Gol tea

Cinnamon used for cancer treatment

Cancer has been studied worldwide for its potential use in cancer treatment. Some studies on animals have suggested that Cinnamon acts by reducing the growth of cancer cells and the formation of blood vessels in tumors.

Cinnamon vs. Bacterial and fungal infections

Cinnamaldehyde, the main active component of cinnamon may help fight various infections. Cinnamon oil has ben shown to effectively treat respiratory tract infections caused by fungi.

Now go make yourself a cinnamon Tea!

Why did we choose Borage as our base for our teas?

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As I get older, I find myself worry about what I feed my child and what goes in our bodies. I have been drinking Borage as a tea for years. I remember my mom giving me borage tea when I had a cold and flu.

Before I started selling Borage Tea, I did tons of research to find out more about this magical tea.

I found out Borage by itself to be great for skin disorders including eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, and neurodermatitis. Borage is applied to the skin for infantile seborrheic dermatitis and is also used in a dressing to soften the skin.
Borage is also used for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), stress, and diabetes. People have used Borage for attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), acute respiratory distress syndrome, alcoholism, pain and swelling (inflammation), and for preventing heart disease and stroke.

Borage flower and leaves are used for fever, cough, and depression. Borage is also used for a hormone problem called adrenal insufficiency, for “blood purification,” to increase urine flow, to prevent inflammation of the lungs, as a sedative, and to promote sweating. , premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

Moms, borage is also used to increase breast milk production and it also treats bronchitis and colds.

Yes, I’m using this tea for everything as well.

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We Love Tea!

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with the day of love only a day way, we thought it was appropriate to show you our #1 love. We are big Tea drinkers and find tea to be extremely helpful when it comes with dealing with stress. Specially herbal teas. SO that being said, here are few of our favourite tea shots from our most recent Photo Shoot. Oh yeah, these are all our teas and no tea leaf was hurt in the process. 😉

Cinnamon from Gol Tea

Rose Tea

Rose Tea

Valerian Root blended with Borage

Valerian Root blended with Borage

A day in a working mom’s shoe

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4 a.m. my 2 ½ year old runs into our bedroom and jumps on his dad and I. He is hungry and wants breakfast. He had no idea that both mom and dad worked till 12 a.m. the night before.

4:25 a.m.  make the little monster breakfast

4.26 a.m. make me a cup of Borage tea because it is going to be a very long day

5:00 a.m. clean up the kitchen. And fold the laundry.

5:30 a.m. jump on the treadmill for an hour while my son plays in the basement with his toys and touches everything he can possible find.

6:45 a.m.  Take a quick shower, make something quick for my son for lunch at school.

7 a.m. have another cup of tea but this time the Cinnamon blended Tea

7:30 a.m.  our first attempt to leave home for school. 7:45 a.m. Yes, we finally got the child in the car with his school bag, and my 3 different bags.

8:30 a.m.  drop my son at school and spend another 10 minutes saying goodbye and get back in the car.

9:00 a.m.  walk into the office and start dealing with 1278 emails that have accumulated from 12 a.m. last night. Answer as many as humanly possible.DSC_2629

9:30 a.m.  first meeting of the day with the staff.

10 a.m.  meet with client #1 of today.

10:56 a.m. have another cup of Cinnamon blended Tea

11 a.m. meet with client #2

11:50 a.m. run out of the office to make a 12 p.m. lunch with client #3

1 p.m. rush back to the office for a call conference that has already started 10 minutes ago and everyone is already discussing how to execute the strategy they came up with 10 minutes ago.

2 p.m.  Try to answer few more emails from the pile of now 1480 emails.

3 p.m.  Rush out of the office to go and get the little man from school.

3:45 p.m.  Pick up the little man and hear his 15 minute story about his wonderful time playing with dinosaurs

4 p.m. Run inside the grocery store to pick up few items for dinner, breakfast and lunch the next day.

5 p.m. Get home and put the groceries way

5:14 p.m. start cooking dinner while my son literally hands on one of my legs.

6 p.m. husband walks through the door

6:30 p.m.  have dinner

7 p.m. Take my son swimming or gymnastics or ice skating, or tobogganing, whichever we have planned for the night.

8 p.m. Little Man’s bath time.

8:20 p.m. story time

9 p.m. Now I get 15 minutes to open a book and read few pages before I have to catch up on the now 2560 emails from work .

9:12 make myself a cup of tea

9:15 p.m. catch up on the emails from work

12 p.m. Head on to bed to start my day again at 4:30 a.m.

 

Smile! Happiness looks good on you

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Smile! Happiness does look great on you! Did you know if you smile at everyone you meet in one day, you make a difference in thousands of people’s lives? It is a fact. Smiling has a viral effect. So go ahead! smile and be happy.

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Best Teas for Stress and Anxiety

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Best Teas for Stress and Anxiety

For thousands of years people have drank teas to help them deal with daily stress and for relaxation. In Iran, my parents used to drink Borage Tea blended with Valerian Roots to calm their nerves after a hard day at work.

My parents would also use Borage Tea as healing medicine for us. I remember being 7 years old and having a horrible cough and cold to the point that I couldn’t eat and my dad making me the most delicious Borage tea I can remember. He steeped the Borage Teas as I sat on the counter top and watch him make me this tea. He then added few spoons of honey and squeezed half a lemon in it. He gave me the cup and let me blow it colder. one of my finest memories with my dad.

Lets not get off topic. Stress, Yes, lets talk about stress. I have learned to drink a cup of herbal Borage tea, instead of having a glass of wine after a hard day at work. It keeps me healthier and it works for me.

Lets talk about Mental Illness

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Lets talk about Mental Illness!

Today is the day Canadians are breaking the stigma associated with Mental Illness and we join the conversation about #mentalhealth. I believe we need to start breaking down the barriers associated with mental illness and focus on healthier ways to deal with mental health.

I have suffered from depression in the past. 4 of my dearest friends have suffered from mental health. Someone dear to me killed himself due to mental illness. There is nothing wrong with talking about mental illness. I wish I knew more 9 years ago about how He was feeling, maybe we could of stopped him from ending his life. ‪#‎letstalk‬ In an ideal world, we won’t need celebrities to get the media focused on mental illness.

When I started showing signs of depression, my parents wouldn’t understand the reason why I was feeling depressed. According to them, I had everything a girl my age wanted. My Parents didn’t know levels of certain hormone production by the thyroid gland can be factors in depression. You never know what someone is going through. People you least expect struggle with depression everyday, all we need to do as humans is understand, and help!

A cure for a stressful day

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A day in a working mother’s shoe!

My day starts at 4:45 am when my 2 1/2 year old climbs into our bed and asks for oatmeal every day before he almost pees himself. While, he has his oatmeal, I get less than 5 minutes to clean the kitchen, then get him ready for school.

I work from home these days and I have noticed I get more work done in comparison to the days I used to work in an office environment. I don’t get to have the by the water cooler chat breaks and I spend more time discussing strategies with each client.

By 3:30 pm, I’m off the door to go pick up my son from school. I rush home to make dinner. By the time, everyone is fed, the child is played with and he is off to bed, I only have 1 hour to hit the gym, 1 hour to continue with work left over from earlier, before I pass out at around 12 a.m.

Yes, I live a very stressful life, just like every other working mother out there. To remain calm and not lose it, I drink tea. I also drink tea because I like to live a healthier life, but mainly to release my daily stress. I find Borage Tea to be calming. I have been drinking Borage tea for medicinal purposes all throughout my life, but now that I’m older and need Borage tea to reduce stress. When I was younger, my mom used to give me Borage Tea for cold and Flu. when I got older, Borage tea used to help me deal with menstrual pain.

I can easily say, I’m a calmer person since I have been drinking this tea. Borage has been used for thousands of years in China, Iran and India for medicinal purposes.

Live a healthy life everyone!

 

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