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Yerba Mate Tea is an herb that has been made into an infusion for centuries.  It has incredible healing and weight loss properties that strengthen and tone the body.  We have organic yerba mate flavors, yerba mate sets, mate straws or bombillas and yerba mate gourds.  These are great gifts.


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What are the healing properties of cinnamon?

Melissa Cassell

Cinnamon has been called a “super spice,” that is because of its incredible health benefits. Cinnamon has been scientifically studied for decades and proven to be quite powerful. Anyone with diabetes or pre-diabetes should be taking cinnamon daily. It has been shown to help prevent diabetes because it naturally lowers blood sugar levels. It is also believed to help the body be more effective at using insulin which is the hormone vital to balancing blood sugar levels.

Cinnamon has other healing properties too. It is an antioxidant, helps in cancer prevention, lipid fat lowering, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and supports healthy heart health, among other things!  

Currently, it is being studied to see its effect on the brain. Cinnamon is believed by many to help people with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer's. Exciting right?  

A great way to have cinnamon daily is in our organic yerba mate blend. “Detox” “Iced” and “Skinny” are chock full of cinnamon and are delicious to boot! Have it iced or hot, these tea blends will help you get your daily dose of cinnamon! A tu vida sana!

Can Yerba Mate Increase your Energy?

Melissa Cassell


Are you in need of more energy?  Do you feel like you’re dragging a lot?  Are you using coffee and energy drinks more than you think you should?  If so, beware!  Overuse of these drinks put a huge tax on the system and you will have a huge payment to pay in the end.  Too much sugar and the wrong caffeine deplete the adrenals leaving you more exhausted than you were before.  Over time, other functions will lose steam also.

If you are needing more energy, of course the best thing to do is figure out why.  Work on adding in naps, and schedule more downtime.  In this day and age of cell phones and instant news and refined foods and pesticides.... there is a ton of stress on the system.  Is it too much stress?  This is more than we have had in the past.  It is super easy to be running on an empty tank.  Sometimes it might feel like you are being dragged through life by your hair.  So, first, you want to figure out what the external factors are and do your best to mitigate them.  

The natural thing to do when needed more energy is to reach for a stimulant.  Sugar is a stimulant, so are potato chips.  More commonly, people reach for caffeine like an energy shot or coffee.  These products will lift you and give you a boost of energy, but quickly drop you.  You will feel great for a time and then, when the fall comes, you will feel worse then when you had the thing in the first place.  These items rob you of future energy.  In the end, you are sacrificing health and vitality for a momentary boost.  Meanwhile, Yerba mate has been there along.  And, while some shy away, due to the fear of too much caffeine, here is how things shake down for an 8 oz serving….
Coffee 85 mg
Red Bull 80mg
Soda 26.4mg
Green Tea 20-49mg
Yerba Mate has 78mg per 8 oz.  

So, most likely, what you are doing, has way more caffeine and not of the nutritional benefits.  Yerba Mate is an adaptogenic herb so it will not destroy your adrenals while giving you energy.  There are other benefits too, such as brain stimulation which is one of the main reasons people reach for caffeine in the first place.  So, the idea is to work on “giving your body more,” rather then taking from it!

Make sense?

Actions to take to increase energy.
-Take in whole, real natural foods.
-Stop overdoing caffeine.
-Reduce any refined food product.
-See where you can add in breaks.
-Make a list of things that “don’t serve you,” and work on releasing as many as possible.
-Eat more produce and greens
-Drink 2 cups of yerba mate tea in the morning and then again in the afternoon for a natural “lift,” and nutritional support.

Yerba Mate and Weight Loss

Melissa Cassell

Do you want to know more about my experience with Yerba Mate Weight Loss?

Mate Tea or Yerba Mate Tea is a drink that has been enjoyed in South America for centuries. My parents and grandparents were raised on it, as was I. I love this drink and have it every day.

I had two major weight loss events in my life and I think that it has been due to drinking yerba mate.

When I was 38, I became pregnant with my first and only child. I had been living in Los Angeles at the time, and, as was customary, was drinking coffee daily. Coffee was not only something I drank socially but also made it at home as the first drink of the day.

When I was told to get off of coffee due to my pregnancy, I turned to the wisest woman I knew, my grandmother. She told me to switch to yerba mate. So, I turned to the second wisest woman I knew (well, third, if you count my mom!) my midwife. After she did some research, she gave me the big "ok."

So, out came my "yerba mate set" of my mate gourd, my mate straw or bombilla and my thermos. I drank every day of my pregnancy. I had a strong pregnancy and other than a little morning sickness, did just great. I delivered a healthy and huge (ouch!) baby girl at 39 years of age.

To get the weight off after the birth, I doubled up on my yerba. I had it in the morning and then in the afternoons in between breastfeeding. In a couple of months, my body was not just at a normal weight, but actually, I was thinner than my pre-pregnancy weight. I attribute that to the amazing appetite suppressing benefits of the yerba.

The second event was after a major death in my family. I had spent quite a few month "supporting" the caregiver. Those of you who have done this will recognize the toll and stress this puts on you and your life. The last couple of weeks, I was eating foods that were more comforting than healing. By the time I could return to my life, I was not only depressed, but I was exhausted as well as up quite a few pounds.

I became diligent with my habit of drinking yerba mate. It helped me get back on track with my habits. It gave me energy to get back to work, and also lifted my mood enough to make decisions and get out of the present state. Here again, I not only lost the extra weight, but also went down in weight. I went down a good 16 pounds in fact.

While I can't promise these results to everyone, I can tell you, that taking steps in self-care can only help. Making sure you are eating foods that are right for you and drinking things that heal and don't produce acid, are key. To find out more, or to order your own blend (we have many yerba mate flavors!) go to

Yerba Mate has a host of benefits including being rich in nutrients which help support the dieter.  Yerba has a large amount of vitamins and minerals that really help alleviate hunger and cravings including some B vitamins, Calcium, Iron, Zinc, Niacin and magnesium.