Yerba Mate: A Closer Look

Also known as Ilex paraguariensis, yerba mate has a long history of use in South America. 16th century explorers recorded the Guarani Indians of Paraguay brewing the tea to “produce exhilaration and relief from fatigue.” Modern nutritional science can identify the nutritional makeup of the plant in more detail. Part of the holly family, the […]

Caffeine Addiction

Most people would be surprised to find our that their mums are drug addicts. But many are. In fact, there are more caffeine addicts in the Western world than there are people who can do without, yet very few consider their habit beyond their choice of skinny latte or double mochaccino. Social protocol or not, […]