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Allison Banister

Allison Banister
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It was while living abroad in China, immersed in the Chinese language and culture, that Allison cultivated her adoration for tea-drinking and Eastern healing philosophies. She graduated with honors from Boston University with a major in marketing and a minor Mandarin Chinese. After studying nutrition and integrative health, she led the development of an innovative wellness center for adults with Autism. Allison now lives in Los Angeles and loves reading, yoga, all things healthy-living, and her furbaby, Leo.

The Best Cinnamon Tea, Health Benefits And 3 Recipes

Did you know cinnamon is one of the most widely used spices in the world next to black pepper? (1) And wow does it have...

How to do a 3-Day Sugar Detox to Reset Your Mind and Body

A high-sugar diet could be the culprit behind your health issues. Why not try a sugar detox to improve your health? Let this be your guide.

All About Turmeric: Health Benefits + 3 Tasty Turmeric Tea Recipes

If you’ve ever had Indian food, you’ve probably had turmeric. It’s what gives curry dishes (and curry powder!) that vivid orangish-yellow color.  It’s also one...

Tea vs Coffee: The Ultimate Guide

Worldwide, coffee and tea are among the most widely consumed beverages. (1) A whopping 1.6 billion cups of coffee are consumed every day! (2) That’s...

Decaf Tea: The Pros and Cons

So you’ve been hearing about the awesome potential health benefits of drinking tea daily.  But maybe you’re wary of the caffeine in tea? Decaf tea might...

How (and Why) to Eat Seasonally

Strawberries in December? Pumpkin in March? Thanks to modern agriculture and distribution methods, we can get virtually any kind of produce we want, from anywhere...

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Green Tea Pesto Eggs

Ordinary eggs are turned into an herby breakfast delight with dairy-free green tea pesto! Enjoy the eggs alone or serve over toasted bread for...

How Vitamin C Helps with Collagen Production

Does Vitamin C really help with collagen production and healthier skin? What's the connection between collagen and vitamin C for skincare anyway? Vitamin C and collagen...

4 Ways Matcha Improves Skin Health

Research shows that a whole-foods, plant-based diet can actually help our bodies slow down the aging process.  Specifically, when you follow a diet that emphasizes...

Peach Ginger Moscow Mule

This fruity and spicy ginger-peach Moscow Mule is a refreshing way to get your cocktail fix! A Moscow mule is a cocktail made with vodka,...

Iced Watermelon Matcha Drink

This iced watermelon matcha drink is made with two antioxidant-rich ingredients to support health from the inside out. Take advantage of all the fresh seasonal...

Oven Baked Crispy Artichoke Hearts

These crisp artichoke hearts are the perfect stand-in for fried foods and make a delicious appetizer or snack, complete with creamy green tea aioli...