My Natural Antacid: Peppermint Tea

Review of: Peppy Peppermint
Product by:
Steeped Tea
Price:
10.99/3.5oz.

Reviewed by:
Rating:
5
On March 9, 2014
Last modified:July 24, 2014

Summary:

All you need is one teaspoon per mug of boiled water and you'll be enjoying a smooth tasting, gut healing brew. At 10.99/3.5oz (99g for those in the UK) it's fairly pricey as far as teas go, but you won't regret paying the extra for this high quality, loose leaf tea. I'd also love to mention here that Steeped Tea note on their catalogue which products contain gluten - so you won't be caught off guard when you least expect it! If you choose to buy a bag, you can do so through your local representative which you can discover by popping in your postcode at www.steepedtea.com. Enjoy!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here on Elevenses, for which I apologise! I hope you’ve enjoyed the latest post from Jacqui, ‘Resistant Starch’. If you haven’t read it already I recommend you go take a look to learn about the starch that’s good for you (I know, right?!) and how we are actually more bacteria than human. To keep up to date with the family, you can also check out our Instagram page which we update daily with pictures of the food we’re making, the local produce we’re buying and more.

In terms of what I’ve been up to over the last little while, I’d have to start with my taking of the protocol of supplements and custom creams and powders that was put together by Dr. Borkin of Sabre Sciences, to help kick my anxiety and depression but that would require a separate explanatory post (this will come soon, I promise). For now I’d like to chat about the role of peppermint in my recent experimentation with ways to relieve my pesky upset stomach. On a slightly tastier note, I’ll be letting you in on my favourite kind of peppermint tea, where you can get it from and its price.

You may or may not know about peppermint, so here’s the skinny: Peppermint, in the form of peppermint oil, has been used by western medicine in treating a number of ailments for a while now. For just a few examples of how, see the excerpt below.

“Peppermint is used for the common cold, cough, inflammation of the mouth and throat, sinus infections, and respiratory infections. It is also used for digestive problems including heartburn, nausea, vomiting, morning sickness, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), cramps of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract and bile ducts, upset stomach, diarrhea, bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine, and gas.”

Source: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/705.html

Over the last few weeks I’ve experienced varying degrees of “cramps of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract”. Writing this, I recall two fine afternoons made dreary by intense and sudden sharp pains in the stomach. In between the nausea and doubling over the closest toilet I remembered the “other considerations” section of that protocol I mentioned a little earlier, “Peppermint Tea – As needed for GI discomfort or spasm”, words of wisdom from Dr. Borkin. I figured stomach pain = GI discomfort/spasm and thankfully, my better half Jacqui was around to lovingly pour a cup of tea for me. With nothing to lose after watching olympic ski jumping between squinting in pain for 20 minutes, I carefully supped from my Hobbit mug mouthfuls of President’s Choice peppermint tea. The rest is history.

At this point it’s probably worth mentioning that I did try antacids, but mostly they had a bloody awful texture and sat around in my stomach looking busy. I’m sure Jacqui has something to say about this.. 

Artificially raising your pH with an antacid compromises one of the central defence mechanisms of your body: the acidity of the stomach. Many people don’t realise how central our stomach is to our immune system! Studies have shown that lowering the acid output, or artificially raising the pH of your stomach to a more basic level creates the ideal conditions for pathogenic bacteria to take up residence and make you sick. Not only that, a few other studies note that low stomach acid contributes to a higher susceptibility to certain illnesses like pneumonia.Jacquelyn Cardinal

Sources: http://farncombe.mcmaster.ca/documents/Leonardetal.AmJGastroenterol200710292047-2056.pdfhttp://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/292/16/1955

After trying a few different kinds I stumbled across my favourite, introducing Peppy Peppermint from Steeped Tea (viewable on page 11 of their catalogue, click here).

Featured image credits go to Fimb.

Peppy Peppermint Steeped Tea Review

All you need is one teaspoon per mug of boiled water and you'll be enjoying a smooth tasting, gut healing brew. At 10.99/3.5oz (99g for those in the UK) it's fairly pricey as far as teas go, but you won't regret paying the extra for this high quality, loose leaf tea. I'd also love to mention here that Steeped Tea note on their catalogue which products contain gluten - so you won't be caught off guard when you least expect it! If you choose to buy a bag, you can do so through your local representative which you can discover by popping in your postcode at www.steepedtea.com. Enjoy!
Review of: Peppy Peppermint
Product by:
Steeped Tea
Price:
10.99/3.5oz.

Reviewed by:
Rating:
5
On March 9, 2014
Last modified:July 24, 2014

Summary:

All you need is one teaspoon per mug of boiled water and you'll be enjoying a smooth tasting, gut healing brew. At 10.99/3.5oz (99g for those in the UK) it's fairly pricey as far as teas go, but you won't regret paying the extra for this high quality, loose leaf tea. I'd also love to mention here that Steeped Tea note on their catalogue which products contain gluten - so you won't be caught off guard when you least expect it! If you choose to buy a bag, you can do so through your local representative which you can discover by popping in your postcode at www.steepedtea.com. Enjoy!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here on Elevenses, for which I apologise! I hope you’ve enjoyed the latest post from Jacqui, ‘Resistant Starch’. If you haven’t read it already I recommend you go take a look to learn about the starch that’s good for you (I know, right?!) and how we are actually more bacteria than human. To keep up to date with the family, you can also check out our Instagram page which we update daily with pictures of the food we’re making, the local produce we’re buying and more.

In terms of what I’ve been up to over the last little while, I’d have to start with my taking of the protocol of supplements and custom creams and powders that was put together by Dr. Borkin of Sabre Sciences, to help kick my anxiety and depression but that would require a separate explanatory post (this will come soon, I promise). For now I’d like to chat about the role of peppermint in my recent experimentation with ways to relieve my pesky upset stomach. On a slightly tastier note, I’ll be letting you in on my favourite kind of peppermint tea, where you can get it from and its price.

You may or may not know about peppermint, so here’s the skinny: Peppermint, in the form of peppermint oil, has been used by western medicine in treating a number of ailments for a while now. For just a few examples of how, see the excerpt below.

“Peppermint is used for the common cold, cough, inflammation of the mouth and throat, sinus infections, and respiratory infections. It is also used for digestive problems including heartburn, nausea, vomiting, morning sickness, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), cramps of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract and bile ducts, upset stomach, diarrhea, bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine, and gas.”

Source: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/705.html

Over the last few weeks I’ve experienced varying degrees of “cramps of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract”. Writing this, I recall two fine afternoons made dreary by intense and sudden sharp pains in the stomach. In between the nausea and doubling over the closest toilet I remembered the “other considerations” section of that protocol I mentioned a little earlier, “Peppermint Tea – As needed for GI discomfort or spasm”, words of wisdom from Dr. Borkin. I figured stomach pain = GI discomfort/spasm and thankfully, my better half Jacqui was around to lovingly pour a cup of tea for me. With nothing to lose after watching olympic ski jumping between squinting in pain for 20 minutes, I carefully supped from my Hobbit mug mouthfuls of President’s Choice peppermint tea. The rest is history.

At this point it’s probably worth mentioning that I did try antacids, but mostly they had a bloody awful texture and sat around in my stomach looking busy. I’m sure Jacqui has something to say about this.. 

Artificially raising your pH with an antacid compromises one of the central defence mechanisms of your body: the acidity of the stomach. Many people don’t realise how central our stomach is to our immune system! Studies have shown that lowering the acid output, or artificially raising the pH of your stomach to a more basic level creates the ideal conditions for pathogenic bacteria to take up residence and make you sick. Not only that, a few other studies note that low stomach acid contributes to a higher susceptibility to certain illnesses like pneumonia.Jacquelyn Cardinal

Sources: http://farncombe.mcmaster.ca/documents/Leonardetal.AmJGastroenterol200710292047-2056.pdfhttp://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/292/16/1955

After trying a few different kinds I stumbled across my favourite, introducing Peppy Peppermint from Steeped Tea (viewable on page 11 of their catalogue, click here).

Featured image credits go to Fimb.

Peppy Peppermint Steeped Tea Review

All you need is one teaspoon per mug of boiled water and you'll be enjoying a smooth tasting, gut healing brew. At 10.99/3.5oz (99g for those in the UK) it's fairly pricey as far as teas go, but you won't regret paying the extra for this high quality, loose leaf tea. I'd also love to mention here that Steeped Tea note on their catalogue which products contain gluten - so you won't be caught off guard when you least expect it! If you choose to buy a bag, you can do so through your local representative which you can discover by popping in your postcode at www.steepedtea.com. Enjoy!

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Natalie Wright is a blonde, english, 20-something that has the pleasure of blogging with the Cardinal family. Her column is "Food for Thought" and discusses the effects of food and supplementation on cognitive ability. When not blogging on Elevenses, Natalie can often be found ranting about digital marketing on Google+ and twitter.

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3 Comments on “My Natural Antacid: Peppermint Tea

  1. Karen

    I don’t remember how I found you and your family, but I feel such an affinity to you all. I have recently – since last summer – started pursuing gut health for many different reasons, three of which are inflammation prevention, better mental health and weight loss/weight management. I started making kombucha last summer, am working on a better bone broth all the time, just recently made a batch (albeit small) of sauerkraut and plan on making more and am delving into the world of resistant starch. I think it’s helping and for sure know it isn’t hurting me.

    As I finished reading your post, after I forwarded to a friend of mine who is making a concerted effort to get off the medicine that she has been taking for stomach aches for I don’t remember how long, I went back to my tab “The Health Benefits of Kombucha Tea” and the following was one of the benefits: “Provides Mental and Emotional Calmness: Kombucha tea also contains certain acids that can calm your body and mind. Regular consumption of the tea can help you overcome stress, sleep disorders, depression, anxiety and other mental and emotional problems.” http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/healthy-eating/the-health-benefits-of-kombucha-tea.html

    I appreciate you sharing about your anxiety and depression, I take 5-HTP to stay out of the lows, but don’t have a handle on the anxiety just yet. I look forward to reading more about your journey.

    Best regards,
    Karen

    Reply
  2. Hi Karen,

    Thank you so so much for the kind words! Since last summer is around the time I began my journey too! mostly for mental health and, as mentioned, the want to get off of my medication. I’ve had numerous Neurotransmitter, Amino Acid and Hormone panels done and I’m steadily getting there – just today I had a call with Dr. Borkin (my practitioner at Sabre Sciences) who said between my panels in November 2013 and my panel this month, I’m a different person. I’m hoping to get this journey documented and posted up here on the Elevenses blog so please stay tuned!

    You shared this with your friend? Thank you so much! All of us here at Elevenses HQ appreciate the support and moreover, we’re thrilled that you’re finding our journeys interesting and helpful in your own. I must admit Kombucha tea is an entirely new prospect for me – I’ve just taken a read through of the post and will be on the hunt for some soon, may even be the contents of a future post of mine! Thank you for the recommendation Karen!

    Anxiety is such a tricky one because, as I learned today, a number of supplements that you can take to support it are excitatory and may exacerbate the issue! Myself and the rest of the team are happy to help with tips on how to curb/better manage the anxiety by the way if you’d ever like a helping hand throw an email over to elevensesfood@gmail.com.

    Welcome aboard our journey and we thank you again for all of your kind words!

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    1. Karen

      Wow, I’m super pleased that you responded to my post.

      I look forward to reading more details about your journey and will definitely stay tuned.

      Reply

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