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What Is L-Theanine?

L-theanine is a naturally-occurring amino acid, first discovered in green tea in 1949 by Japanese researchers.  Most dried tea leaves contain approximately 1-2% l-theanine, which lends to their savoury flavour when steeped. How Does L-Theanine Work? When you drink tea or take l-theanine orally as a supplement, it absorbs through your intestines, circulates in your […]

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The Power of Healthy Habits

“Ordinary things, consistently done, produce extraordinary results.” – Keith Cunningham ‘Tis the season for New Years Resolutions – Eat less, Exercise more, Work less, Sleep more, Spend less, Smile more…  Many of us start the New Year with great intentions and by the middle of the month, most of us can’t even remember what our […]

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It’s all in your head – Part 4 of 4: Depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

This is a bonus of the series on health concerns that are “All in your head”. Read Part 1: Chronic HeadachesRead Part 2: Brain fog and Memory LossRead Part 3: Generalized Anxiety Disorder Persistent sadness Low mood Irritability Feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness Difficulty concentrating Difficulty sleeping Low sex drive Changes in appetite Weight changes […]

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