Category Archives: Health

Waiting

I’ve taken a number
I’m told, “You’ll be helped momentarily.”
I plunked down on the sofa
Knowing that my name is on the line
No worries, I’ll be called in time.

I’ve been studying the colors of my toenails
the patterns on the wall takes shapes
maybe a vine, maybe a tendril, maybe just lines
Names are called, people drained out
of place, relieved, no more pouts.

The shadows shifts
digital clock clicks
Still, my name was not up.
My eyes bulged with desires
Call me before I expire!



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Go Green with Tea

Goodness of Green Tea

Goodness of Green Tea

Drinking tea may be an art form, hence the birth of  tea houses where you can order a cuppa and sip more than stress away.  Tea promises many health benefits–fights cancer, controls weight gain, reduces stroke and now–fights bad breath and gum disease.  Right, sounds too good to be true?

In a study of 940 middle-aged Japanese men, the m0re green tea a man drank, the less likely was he to have gum disease.  The researchers involved noted that the high levels of polyphenols, antioxidant compounds found in tea may have hindered the strength of the bacteria causing gum disease and crippled its destroying power.

So, sip away your gum disease and bad breath.  Just don’t use that as an excuse for your slack in dental hygiene.

For a wholesome cup of green goodness, just brew some green tea leaves in hot boiling water for 3 to 4 minutes or if you prefer, toss a green tea bag and allow it to steep.  If you prefer it cold, make it as you make the hot version, with half the amount of hot water and then top it with ice.  Spruce it up with a teaspoons (or two) of honey and a slice of lemon.

Enjoy!