My Matcha Arrived!

UPS delivered my Matcha tea today from Art of Tea.  You can find their link on this page.  I am thrilled to start this journey of hopefully better health.  And I will document for you along the way.

For those of you who do not know, I have an auto immune disease called Wegener’s Granulomatosis or GPA.  It creates other inflammatory diseases to kill off the body.  So, I have GPA, Lupus, Chronic Acute Asthma, Chronic Acute Upper Respiratory Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and Osteoarthritis in my feet, ankles, wrist and hands.  To look at me you would never know unless it is a wheezy day, or you further inspect my nose which is one of my rib bones.

My nose is like a vacant lot, I have nothing left resembling the anatomy of a normal nose.  As-a-matter-of-fact, they want to put a “button” inside to help me breath better. Which is the closing up of the huge crater left in your nose, when everything is gone. Another surgery, yuk!

When first diagnosed, the only traditional medicine I would endure was large doses of steroids.  Try 60 mg a day for months. I had to stop the steroids because angry crazy is not the way I want to live.  As for the chemo drugs…no way! I do not believe in killing the whole body to heal it.  And guess what? I have been doing immune therapy ten years prior to the medical community grasping this new treatment. Funny, Chinese medicine has been doing it for thousands of years. They believe you heal the body by making it strong to fight for itself!

So my friends, I use Eastern medicine, Western medicine, and Homeopathy to keep the disease in what is considered remission.  When I first was diagnosed with Wegeners, I had a tumor growing behind my left eye.  Chemo? Radiation? NO! Cassie’s tea.  A tea used by a nurse starting in the 1920s for her cancer patients. The recipe was given to her by the Native American Indians in her region. (Google Rene Cassie, and Essaic Tea for more information.)

Within 6 weeks the tumor was gone.  My surgeon even wrote down the tea because he was amazed at the results.  And any time I am out of remission, I go back to the Cassie’s tea.  In the mean time I work on getting my body as healthy as possible.

Do not think this stage of healthy was a snap of the finger’s results.  Years and surgeries passed before I was even diagnosed properly.  Once the Cassie’s tea worked for remission, then it took years to find what would actually help build my immune system.   Finding doctors who would stand by what I was doing was difficult.  And not poisoning myself along the way was a strong consideration in every thing I did.  I am still on the journey, because your body changes with age, and our environment changes over the years.

Mixing Western, Eastern, and Homeopathic methods is not something to do without a physician’s supervision or a pharmacist. Always seek professional input and try any thing slowly, in small quantities.  Because in case you did not know, some vitamins that you take to boost your immune system end up in your urine.  Your body knows what it needs and how much, and will vacate the rest.  This is also a waste of your money, because you are literally peeing it away.

When I read about Matcha, I was impressed with the results.  Also, years ago I read a homeopathic physician’s article concerning keeping a green environment in the body.  Because he believed cancer could not grow in a green environment. And since Wegeners and cancer are all about inflammation; inflammation control is my main focus.  Matcha, also has proven results of inflammation control.

Teas have long been a part of Asian and European cultures.  Some are ceremonial, some are for enjoyment and others are specifically for health benefits.  I mean our American forefathers turned Boston harbor into one of the biggest tea parties known.  Tea is an important part of human life and living. In the south if you don’t serve and/or drink sweet tea well you will get a “bless your heart” statement.  Meaning poor, uneducated you or yep that is a Yankee’s pitiful way.

I am just beginning to realize how vital tea can be concerning health and culture. None the less, tea can be an important part of everyone’s life.  Maybe even life changing for some of us!

Please join me on this journey as I document my own personal results!

God Bless You!

God Bless America!

The Matcha Affect

The Art of Tea store at One Retail Therapy has a tea called Matcha.  The stated health benefits are pretty amazing! Since I have an auto immune disease which feeds off of inflammation to create other diseases, Matcha peaked my curiosity.  Which means Matcha requires further investigation by me personally.

My current health regimen includes western, and eastern medicine, homeopathy, and yoga.  I stay away from chemo drugs and anything which would harshly affect my body. I  do not believe you can destroy the whole body to heal the whole body.  So I have decided to order Matcha for myself and document my own results for you.

The number one benefit of Matcha is that when you buy their products they donate 5% to the Gift of Life Marrow Registry.  The Gift of Life Marrow Registry helps to find matches for marrow donors and to help fight blood cancers.  I love to support a company which gives back to this world!

I will provide you a link at the end of this post to an article which breaks down the benefits of Matcha.  For now I will list them briefly.

  1. Glowing Skin
  2. Relaxed Alertness Within the Brain
  3. Improves Memory
  4. Boosts Metabolism & Burns Fat
  5. Inflammation Buster
  6. Helps Keep Immune System Healthy
  7. May Slow Down Aging Process
  8. May Help Alleviate Symptoms of Depression & Anxiety

Just the fact that “inflammation” is listed gets me excited.  The rest of the benefits are like  whip cream on top with a cherry to me.  You know, Hope should have been my middle name. I am always hopeful, because my own personal hope lies within my relationship with God. Anything He has made has to be the very best for His children. We seem to forget that fact.

Of course natural does not make the big pharmaceutical companies astronomical amounts of money, so they brush it under the rug. Hoping we won’t look. Well I looked and found Matcha! And, I am very excited to order and document my results with Matcha…good and bad.

If you decide to order Matcha for yourself, will you please send me emails concerning your own results!  joniberrydotcom@gmail.com and put Matcha in the subject line.

God Bless You!

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