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gusgus260
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It has been determined many times and published, that drinking Green Tea while taking antibotics increases the effectiness of the antibotic's killing bacterica by up to three times! Google 'Green tea and Antibiotics'
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Thanks for this! I have green tea and yet I never drink it. I think it's time I started.
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http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-03/sfgm-gth032808.php

Thanks for the reminder. I am sipping my green tea and doxy/plaquenil right now.

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kombucha might be even a better choice. it is both green tea and a probiotic and supports liver detoxification and fights yeast and fungi. Just a thought!

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*off to put some water on the stove for green tea*
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Hi,
The green tea from what I read should be decaffinated.

I buy it at Trader Joes or any other grocery store.

Janice

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I wonder if green tea extract would do the same thing without the caffeine?? Esp at night?
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I think its just with certain antibiotics.

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How about Levaquin? I'm SO there! No one ever told me this, so thanks so much!

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http://www.greentea.com/ntwinterhealth.aspx


Here is a great few articles on one page that is great infomation about this subject.

This should be moved to Medical so more people see it!!

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Does green tea make the herx worse? Has anyone tried the green tea with their abx? Can you use regular green tea or are you supposed to use decaf?

I've heard many other good things about green tea and I like it as iced tea.

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Hi.
from what I read on the guidelines, the green tea should be decaf. Not sure if it makes you herx. I have been drinking 4 cups a day and haven't noticed much.

you can also use the capsules which are by pharmanex.

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I drink the de-caf, at least 1 cup a day. No herx. Of course I'm sure it takes more than what I'm taking in to herx.

I just like it and since I had to give up my coffee, green tea took its place, and its good for you to boot!

I have also drank it as iced tea, but since its been so cold, I have gotten hooked on it hot. It seems so soothing when its hot.

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I tryed the Kombucha, NASTY! I think I will stick

to my green tea.

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Bob-I have been trying to find out what the new medicine called T-705 is. Any ideas?

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Piney, T-705 is an anti-viral developed specifically to combat influenza.

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Any suggestions on where to find decaf green tea?? I have checked the grocery stores I use and none of them have it in decaf.

I got some regular for my son (he loves it) but I would prefer the decaf.

Also, I have to add a little sugar as I haven't been able to drink it alone yet.

Thanks,
Karen [Smile]

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I have to buy the decaf green tea at a local health food store. I could not find it at regular grocery stores either.
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My grocery store (Kroger) has de-caf. The brand is bigalow(sp). Its in a green box and each tea bag is wrapped in its own package.
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I found it very easily at the grocery store. Trader Joes has it in decaf as well. Some of the other brands were celestial, tetley carries it as well.
You just need to look. It's always mixed in with the regular tea.

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Thanks for the info. I will try to find it.

Krogers is one of the stores I shop (mine here doesnt have it) and the other is Food Lion. I've also looked at the drug stores.

I don't get to but a couple of stores as I'm usually too exhasted.

I looked online to find the nearest trader joes (I had never heard of it) and the closest is Va Beach which is about 4 hrs from me ):

I may try calling the local health food stores as I don't have the energy to travel (with out cause).

When looking for a snow shovel I called around first...instead of the "oldin" days when I would have treked all over.

oh to be young and spry again (:

Thx all.

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www.republicoftea.com .

I really like their tea. They have decaf varieties, and they are naturally decaffeinated. (some teas are decaffeinated using chemicals) Which I bet would be hard to find at the grocery store.

At first the prices seem expensive (around $11 I think) but then when you realize you are getting 50 tea bags...at that point I think the price is good.

As far as I understand it, the green tea benefit only applies to the antibiotics that are beta lactams....like Amoxicillin, Bicillin, Rocephin, Omnicef, Ceftin, etc.

I could be wrong though. Tea is good for you in other ways though besides just the antibiotic amplifying effects.

Happy sipping!

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Hoosier Your pm box is full so im posting here....


Hi, thanks for your post for the republic tea. I went to website and it lookd good.

I know I'm a big dummy but I've never been much of a tea drinker (just go to grocery and get either instant or tea bags) so I was wondering

I see where they have it in ounces...

is that like in a big container, like you would find coffee?? not sure how you'de use it.. perhaps with a tea pot???

Told ya Im a big dummy... its a shame, over 50 and don't know how to fix tea ...gheese ):

also, I see where they have tea bags... but it says refills???

Would that be just regular tea bags like you get at the grocery that I could steep in hot h2o.

Thanks for the help and sorry for my stupidness (:

Hope you're fairing well in the weather...Its snowing here AGAIN


Take care,
Karen.

P.S. I think I already told you but I really appreciate the info on the saunas.

This month is gonna be tough (like they all arin't) lol but when possible I think Im gonna try to get one like you have.

I did get a "light relief" off ebay...it arrived last week..


to be honest..I can't tell if it's working or was just waste of money.

gheese...i think this disease will make "you" try anything.


I almost think if I read for you to go out in snow and stand on your head I'd give it a try (: lol

again thanks and stay warm

With warm regards,

Karen (:

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Hey!

I understand....it is confusing if you aren't used to making tea.

I would recommend getting just a tin (the tall cylilnders) of tea bags. They usually come 50 bags to a tin. I was wrong about the price....it looks like the Decaf green ones are $13 per tin, not $11.

I'm assuming you want Decaf?

If so, go to the website, and under the drop-down thing on the top menu bar that says, "Decaf Tea," select the first option, which say, "Decaffeinated Tea."

Or just click here (I went there for you):

http://www.republicoftea.com/templates/directorypage.asp?navID=59


If it's separated over 3 pages, you can click "View all" to make it easier. But that link should show all of them.

They mix the Decaf Green teas together with all the other Decaf tea. But it's easy to tell the Green ones because the tin is green.

The green teas they make in Decaf are: Honey Ginseng, The Peoples Green, Wild Berry Plum, Kiwi Pear, Pomegranate Decaf Green.

Of the flavors above, I would recommend the Kiwi Pear. I haven't tried it personally, but I read reviews on it that were good. (yes, there are tea rating websites!)

So just click on the picture of the one you want, then you'll see 4 ordering options at the bottom, and click on the one that says "(50 tea bags)" and is $13. Or, if you just want to sample it, some of the flavors will have the option that says "(6 tea bags)" and it will be $4.75.


So then you'll end up with tea bags. Those are the easiest to use.

The easiest way is to just put a mug of water (I use filtered) in the microwave until it is just starting to make a few bubbles, or maybe even a little before that. In my microwave it takes 2 min 30 seconds.

Then take the mug out of the microwave, put the tea bag in the hot water right away, and poke the bag with a spoon. I usually leave it in for about 2-3 minutes. Before I pull it out, I push the bag against the side of the mug to release a little more flavor, then I pull it out carefully (it's hot!).

Then, you might need to wait about 10 minutes or more before you can drink it, because it might be too hot.

If the tea turns out tasting really bland like water, it is probably that you didn't heat the water to a hot enough temperature or you didn't leave the bag in long enough. So next time, get the water hotter.

Also, if you're using a microwave, be sure to put the tea bag in AFTER the microwave. Put only the water in the microwave.

Or, you could just a kettle. There are some pretty cheap ones at Walmart. You don't need an expensive one.

I just pour in some filtered water, and heat the kettle on the stovetop. Sometimes I pull the kettle off before it whistles, because technically you shouldn't use water that is at a rolling boil for green tea (for black tea or herbal tea, use a rolling boil). You want to pull the kettle off when it sounds like the water is "fizzing" in there (a pre-boil) for green tea, because it is more delicate.

But if I leave the kettle on too long and it whistles, I just pull it off the heat and let the water sit in the kettle for a minute or two.

Then, I put the tea bag in the mug, and pour the hot water over it.

If it is too bitter, it is either that the water was way too hot, or you left the bag in too long. (you'll have to experiment with steeping times to get it how you like it best). Or, some teas are just naturally more bitter. In that case, you can add some sugar, stevia, or honey to improve the taste.


Hope that helps!!!! You wouldn't believe how many of my friends I have taught to make tea. [Smile] I will clean out my inbox more.

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this has been GREAT info, thanks for the help Hoosier (:
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I use one packet of stevia and just a touch of regular sugar. I don't seem to have yeast issues though. And I don't eat a whole lot of other sugar.

Green tea is also good iced in the summer.

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Karen,

You're welcome!

Oh, and when it talks about the tea bag "refills" on that site, I think the only difference is that the "refill" bags don't come with the storage tin. So you just refill them into your old tin.

I have never ordered the refills, I just always order them in the tin every time.

But the tin is nice to have, because it tells you the ingredients, how long to steep it, etc.

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