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    This is a generic page, with a global...

    This is a generic page, with a global orientation. I am exploring it and having a tough time finding anything on this site specific to the state of PA.
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    I'm surprised that no one here has mentioned...

    I'm surprised that no one here has mentioned hibiscus or hibiscus tea. Hibiscus has been extensively studied for the treatment of high blood pressure or hypertension, and has been found in multiple...
  3. Question: Chai Tea

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    There may be a small amount of truth in this, but...

    There may be a small amount of truth in this, but only a small one.

    Some spices, including black pepper, have traditionally been used to increase sex drive. However, black pepper is usually only...
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    Tea is a lot safer than people realize, during...

    Tea is a lot safer than people realize, during pregnancy. Most teas are relatively low in caffeine, compared to coffee, and are going to be much safer than coffee... and much, much safer than, say,...
  5. Question: Green Tea?

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    I recommend against drinking bottled tea. ...

    I recommend against drinking bottled tea. Besides the sugar, which other users have mentioned, it is also worth mentioning that the antioxidants and other chemicals in tea begin to break down after...
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    As an update, I actually have researched this...

    As an update, I actually have researched this topic a bit more, and put together an article specifically about nylon tea bags. I don't know about other synthetic tea bag materials, but you may find...
  7. Question: Alcohol

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    No, you will not fail this test. Alcohol is a...

    No, you will not fail this test. Alcohol is a naturally occurring substance; it's everywhere, just in low concentration. It occurs in some low, but measurable concentration in any ripe fruit, or...
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    This could have been a dream. Often, we'll have...

    This could have been a dream. Often, we'll have dreams in which we think we wake up, but we're still dreaming. It could have been sleep paralysis like you suggest, but it could also have been a...
  9. Question: Tea

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    Yes. Foojoy China Classic Oolong is an Oolong...

    Yes. Foojoy China Classic Oolong is an Oolong tea (which is just a different spelling of Wu Long, the same word in Chinese) from Fujian province in China. You can learn more about what oolong / wu...
  10. Question: Wu-Long Tea

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    Wu long tea is the same as oolong tea. Oolong is...

    Wu long tea is the same as oolong tea. Oolong is a delicious and diverse category of teas originating in China and also produced in Taiwan and to a small degree in a few other countries. However,...
  11. Question: Wu-Long Tea

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    Comment on nicespringgirl's post

    This is a fad or myth perpetuated by companies trying to sell this tea as a diet product, and it's not backed by solid science. Wu long / oolong is delicious but I think it is best consumed as a...
  12. Question: Tea plantation

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    The tea plant, Camellia sinensis, likes a...

    The tea plant, Camellia sinensis, likes a tropical to warm subtropical climate. In the tropics, it can be grown at fairly high altitudes, whereas in colder areas (like the U.S.) it can only be grown...
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    I would avoid contacting this person, especially...

    I would avoid contacting this person, especially if you parted on bad terms. Why? There's a chance he has completely forgotten about the photos, maybe lost them, maybe they're sitting in some...
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    It's not fully understood and there is a lot of...

    It's not fully understood and there is a lot of new research currently unfolding, but the general consensus is that tea is pretty good for you. But like anything, there are some downsides to tea. ...
  15. Question: Coffee and tea

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    Comment on shygrneyzs's post

    You're doing it the right way, easing off gradually. Tea is a great option if you want to have more moderate amounts of caffeine.
  16. Question: Coffee and tea

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    Comment on Eileen G's post

    There's a huge difference between light and heavy caffeine use. A single cup of 8oz. Coffee has a fair amount of caffeine, and is fine for most people. But 20oz. Drinks with extra shots of...
  17. Question: Coffee and tea

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    It's great that you've decided to get in shape...

    It's great that you've decided to get in shape and take more care of your body!

    To answer your first question, coffee and tea are not necessarily bad for you. However, both contain caffeine, and...
  18. Question: Coffee and tea

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    Comment on Jesushelper76's post

    From my research, I have not found evidence that green tea is healthier. All tea is likely pretty healthy, but like anything, it's best to drink in moderation. Many herbal teas are also healthy.
  19. Aldomet is a serious medication and if you stop...

    Aldomet is a serious medication and if you stop it suddenly, it can cause your blood pressure to rise again. But fortunately, the effect of Aldomet is dose dependent. The side effects are generally...
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    I think this is not fully known. Personally, I'm...

    I think this is not fully known. Personally, I'm skeptical because the companies selling these products are certainly not funding the research to make them safer. But it's also probably not going...
  21. Rooibos has a number of medicinal properties, and...

    Rooibos has a number of medicinal properties, and unfortunately, they haven't been thoroughly studied scientifically. There's some evidence it acts as a bronchodilator, and several of my friends...
  22. Question: Green Tea

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    Green tea does contain caffeine. I'm not a...

    Green tea does contain caffeine. I'm not a medical expert, but excessive caffeine intake often has similar symptoms to hyperthyroidism. Heavy caffeine use is not good for you anyway. So it's good...
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    I would advise you to start networking. The job...

    I would advise you to start networking. The job market is rough right now, and even people whose degree technically qualifies them for a certain job are having a tough time finding work. Your best...
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