New Saponins Discovered in Yerba Mate Tea

Foamy, frothy bubbles atop our yerba mate gourds and mugs. Yes, every passionate yerba mate drinker has seen them. Cappuccinos and lattes may have their cream, but our mates have saponins! These intriguing and somewhat mysterious compounds are present every time the mate bubbles appear. Read More

Yerba Mate Tea and Diabetes

With the increasing prevalence of diabetes in our society, many products are being marketed as somehow stopping, reversing or helping diabetes. I find myself walking around supermarkets taking photos of products that can “reverse my diabetes”, because if there is one fact any diabetic has Read More

Yerba Mate Tea vs Rooibos Tea

One hails from South America and another from South Africa, but both of their health benefits and growing popularity point North. Exclusively grown in Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis), pronounced “yer-BAH mah-TAY”, is the National Drink across the region, where at least Read More

3 Insanely Powerful Green Herbs to Heal the Body

Chlorophyll is responsible for the green color of plants. With sufficient light, plants rely on chlorophyll to produce food. Humans are also able to leverage the power of this verdant compound, helping us to detoxify the body and protect the heart. But just because a Read More

How much yerba mate should I drink?

“How much yerba mate should I drink” is the question of the neophyte mate drinker. A plant with such a long list of health benefits, social benefits, and all sorts of magic surrounding it, must rightfully pique your caution. Indeed. So I’ve put together a Read More

Psychological Effects of Yerba Mate

For years I’ve lauded many physical and psychological effects of yerba mate yerba in videos such as these and these (and these). We’ve discussed how yerba mate acts as an adaptogenic herb, helping to restore the body to optimal functioning. Then there was our research Read More

Yerba Mate vs Coffee

Perhaps you’re thinking about replacing coffee with yerba mate. So you’re now wondering, what’s the difference between yerba mate caffeine and coffee caffeine? Good question. And it may surprise you that caffeine apparently has different effects, depending on the plant it’s contained within. Today, we’ll Read More

Is it Safe to Drink Yerba Mate During Pregnancy?

Many women have concerns about drinking yerba mate tea during their pregnancy. I’ve compiled some research and cultural facts to help provide the best information on the topic, allowing you to decide for yourself, whether yerba mate is safe to consume during pregnancy. What is Read More

If You Eat Shitty Food, Drink Yerba Mate Tea

Most people eat like shit! That’s just the simple truth. We live in a nation where cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes account for the top killers. Undoubtedly, the root of these fatal diseases lies in food. What we put in our bodies. We’ve ignored such Read More

Adaptogenic Herbs Explained — Reduce Stress and Fight Disease

I don’t believe in panaceas. One single herb that you consume and BAM!, instantaneous health! But from what I’ve learned about adaptogenic herbs, they surely come close to cure-alls. What are Adaptogenic Herbs? These herbs, usually called Adaptogens (also known as Superior Herbs and Rasayanas), Read More

Yerba Mate and Cancer

Does yerba mate cause cancer? Scientifically, there has never been a study that showed yerba mate to conclusively cause cancer. That’s the simple answer. No one has ever shown yerba mate to cause cancer. However, there is a growing body of research that takes a Read More

Green Tea vs Yerba Mate

We all know of green tea. It’s been called the Elixir of Life and has been hailed as a powerful medicinal herb for thousands of years. It’s good stuff. There’s no doubt about that. And when you compare it to the highly acidic and toxic Read More

The Best Natural Alternative to Adderall

Crack that book! Write those notes! Comprehend as much information as possible! Let’s be real: college isn’t easy and studying can disheartening as heck! But you know what? It’s gotta be done. No studying means no excelling. And you’re in college to excel as much Read More

Natural Ways to Cure Fatigue and Tiredness

Beep!…Beep!… Beep!… It’s 7AM and the darn alarm is assaulting you like a bat smashing a wall over…and over… and over… Tired. But feeling warm and cozy, in that perfect position, spread out like butter on toast. You can melt away. After hitting snooze a Read More

Best Way to Stop Drinking Coffee

Here’s an easy way to substitute your coffee with a safe alternative So you want to stop drinking coffee? You’ve been seeking a healthy coffee substitute? You’ve learned the hard way how coffee makes you feel burned out? You’re tired of the crashing, jittery, jarring Read More