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Life-Restoring

18

SEP

Peppermint, the Magical Remedy

    When we think about peppermint, we think toothpaste, delectable Christmas candies, and of course our all-time favorite ice cream flavor. But aside from our love for its refreshing taste, did you know that peppermint has many science-backed health benefits? Native to the Middle East and Europe, the hybrid of spearmint and watermint has become increasingly popular in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, aromatherapy, teas, and even food recipes. With its strong antioxidant, antimicrobial, and antiviral properties, peppermint is nature’s godsend gift to mankind. It is no wonder the invigorating herb has been embraced by many cultures as a medicinal remedy.   Benefit #1: Soothing Tummy Woes Feeling a little pudgy from uncomfortable gas or indigestion? Peppermint is known for its effect on soothing symptoms in the digestive tract ranging from bloating to abdominal pain. Backed by multiple clinical studies, the herb has been evidently proven to produce positive results as a medicinal herb. When a child is sick, most parents would hope to avoid administering drugs as much as possible due to its association with side effects. Natural remedies are often deemed the safer choice, which makes peppermint the ideal choice for children. In fact, a recent review of 14 clinical trials done on the effects of the herb in 1,927 children and adolescents with gastrointestinal disorders have shown to reduce the severity, length, and frequency of abdominal pain. In addition, peppermint is especially effective in the symptomatic treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). A total of 9 studies involving 726 patients on peppermint oil have shown to deliver a significant improvement in IBS symptoms and abdominal pain. The herb has also been shown to reduce gut spasms which in which its application would be particularly useful for patients undergoing endoscopic procedures known to cause the symptom.  It is also recommended for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy as it has been proven to ease the severity of nausea and vomiting.   Benefit #2: Quelling the Sniffles Allergy season can be a nightmare, but peppermint might just be your salvation. Combating the cold and clogged sinuses with its antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, a warm cup of peppermint tea might just do the trick. Research shows that menthol from peppermint has the potential in the treatment of allergic rhinitis, colitis, and bronchial asthma. Its expectorant properties can also help to clear out the respiratory tract and relax muscles in the nasal passages.      Benefit #3: Easing Pains Peppermint is a pain reliever and muscle relaxant. On a study done on 35 patients, evidence proved that it has anesthetic and analgesic effects in the peripheral and central nervous system. This means that it can be a safe and therapeutic alternative to medicine in the treatment of migraines and particularly tension-type headaches. Of course, its wonderful painkiller properties do not stop there. The herb can also provide relief with conditions associated with myofascial and fibromyalgia pains. In women, peppermint is found to help alleviate menstrual cramps and heal the painful, cracked skin of mothers who breastfeed.   Benefit #4: The Energy Booster Feeling a little tired from a late night? A couple of peppermint whiffs may improve your energy levels and get you back on track for the day. A research study done shows that the herb can indeed reduce daytime sleepiness and increase alertness. It is certainly a healthier alternative to caffeine or sugar-rich energy drinks.  Studies have also proven peppermint’s positive results in improving memory and increasing physical performance. The inhalation of peppermint helps to combat mental fatigue and increases attention span. In fact, it might just be the perfect booster to help students focus in school for extended periods of time.    The Contraindications of Peppermint Peppermint is 100% natural. But just like everything in life, anything in excess is not always ideal. Although deemed likely safe, it is possible for enteric-coated peppermint oil to cause side effects such as anal burning in cases of diarrhea. Large amounts are also not recommended for those who are pregnant and in individuals with achlorhydria. A significant overdose of peppermint concentrate might also cause acute renal failure. Of course, when taken in the right amounts, you will be able to enjoy the potential health benefits without having to worry about the adverse side effects.  Certain medications are known to interact with the herb and are therefore not recommended for combined applications. When in doubt, it is always best to stop your intake and check with your health provider. Some interactions include the below:   Gastrointestinal Medications Enteric-coated peppermint can induce heartburn and nausea due to a decreased amount of stomach acids caused by medication for gastric problems. It is best to avoid taking peppermint when you are on any H2-blockers, proton pump inhibitors or antacids. Examples of such drugs are not limited to ranitidine, nizatidine, famotidine and cimetidine   Liver-metabolized Medications Medications broken down or changed by the liver can present increased side effects as peppermint can affect the speed of liver metabolism.  Examples of such drugs are not limited to Ibuprofen, itraconazole, triazolam, warfarin, omeprazole, and diazepam.    Shop Now

Living Essential Oils

03

JUN

Essential Oil Companies: The Problem Of Dilution

You have come to the right place if you have been looking to discover your path to both wellness and success. That path can be found with our world-class, all-natural products, which include a vast collection of the purest essential oils you will likely find. If you are familiar with essential oil companies at all, you will know that a big problem in the industry has to do with dilution. Because of the nature of essential oils and the fact that they are an alternative, non-regulated approach to wellness, there are little to no regulations when it comes to the diluting of active ingredients within essential oils.   For this reason, we employ the EOBBD evaluation process. This process stands for Essential Oils Botanically And Biochemically Defined. It is not a certification or a regulation of any kind, but rather is a standard of excellence that we use on every batch of natural oils we produce. Adhering to the EOBBD ensures the consumer they will have the characteristics, molecular makeup, and botanic definition which includes the tracing of the producing country.   Although we are much more than simply an essential oil company, we still add the EOBBD standard of excellence to our own internal standards of essential oil production here at Be Young Total Health. Combined with our own regiment, our very own fourteen step process assures you of the most potent and high-quality essential oils you will find on the market today. These steps are as follows:   Botanical Definition Confirmation of Producing Organ Physical Analysis Extraction Method Biochemical Analysis Refraction Index Color Density Odor Rotation Rate Appearance Origin of Plant Tracing of Batch Soil Microbiology Analysis   As you can see, we have the understanding and experience which counts. Although the benefits of essential oils are easily observed, consumers have to be careful when dealing with the plethora of companies out there today which promise the world when it comes to results, but do very little behind the scenes to ensure essential oil purity. In fact, some have reported that many essential oil companies and producers are intentionally diluting their essential oil batches, which means consumers pay the same amount for a watered-down product.     At Be Young Total Health, we do not think that this should be the case. With four decades of experience in the essential oil industry, our owner and founder has instilled his “Life Restoring, Life Rewarding” mantra, which has pervaded our organization from top to bottom.” If you are interested in restoring your health through our essential oils for healing and many other wellness products, take the next step and learn about getting involved with Be Young Total Health.

In the Kitchen with You

22

DEC

Delicious Holiday Recipes

Simple Whole-Wheat Bread Ingredients: 3 C warm water 2 (.25 oz) packages active dry yeast 1/3 C honey 5 C bread flour 3 Tbsp melted butter 1/3 C honey 1 Tbsp salt 3/12 C whole-wheat flour 2 Tbsp melted butter   Directions: In a large bowl, mix warm water, yeast, and 1/3 cup honey. Add 5 cups white bread flour, and stir to combine. Let set for 30 minutes, or until big and bubbly. Mix in 3 tablespoons melted butter, 1/3 cup honey, and salt. Stir in 2 cups whole-wheat flour. Flour a flat surface and knead with whole-wheat flour until not real sticky - just pulling away from the counter, but still sticky to touch. This may take an additional 2 to 4 cups of whole-wheat flour. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to coat the surface of the dough. Cover with a dishtowel. Let rise in a warm place until doubled. Punch down, and divide into 3 loaves. Place in greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pans, and allow to rise until dough has topped the pans by one inch. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes; do not over bake. Lightly brush the tops of loaves with 2 tablespoons melted butter or margarine when done to prevent crust from getting hard. Cool completely.   *For a healthier alternative, use unbleached bread flour. Source: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/simple-whole-wheat-bread/ Picture Source: http://images.media-allrecipes.com/userphotos/250x250/01/01/24/1012491.jpg    Peppermint Fantasy Fudge Ingredients: 3 C sugar 3/4 C butter 1 small can (5 oz) evaporated milk 1 package milk chocolate chips 1 jar (7oz) JET-PUFFED Marshmallow Crème 1 tsp vanilla 1 C chopped walnuts (optional) 2-3 drops Be Young Peppermint Essential Oil     Directions: Grease a 9x13 inch pan with butter. Bring sugar, butter, and evaporated milk to a full rolling boil on medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook 4 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 234 degrees Fahrenheit, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add chocolate and marshmallow crème; stir until melted. Add nuts, vanilla, and essential oil; mix well.  Pour into prepared pan; spread to cover bottom of pan. Cool completely before serving.    Recipe makes about 40 servings Source (w/ some added adjustments): http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/fantasy-fudge-51833.aspx    Butternut Squash Soup w/ Marjoram Essential Oil Ingredients: ¼ C chopped onion 2 Tbsp & 2 tsp butter 4 C peeled and cubed butternut squash   2 C water 2 ¾ cube chicken bouillon 1 drop Be Young Marjoram Essential Oil 1/8 tsp ground black pepper 1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper 1 (8oz) package of cream cheese   Directions: In a large saucepan, sauté onions in butter until translucent. Add squash, water, bouillon, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Bring to boil; cook 20 minutes, or until squash is tender. Puree squash and cream cheese in a blender until smooth. Add marjoram and mix until blended. Return to saucepan and heat through. Do not allow to boil.    Recipe makes 4 servings   Recipe Source (w/ some added adjustments): http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Butternut-Squash-Soup/Detail.aspx?evt19=1&scale=4&ismetric=0 Picture Source: http://images.media-allrecipes.com/userphotos/250x250/01/06/05/1060538.jpg 

Total Health

20

NOV

Weight Management Program

Excess weight and obesity are an epidemic in most industrialized nations. The United States leads the world in the highest percentage of obese individuals. Our culture embraces the causes of obesity while attacking other forms of self-destruction such as smoking and drug abuse. The fact is, however, obesity-related health problems kill more people each year than all other forms of self-abuse combined! Countless chronic degenerative diseases are either directly linked to excess weight or are compromised and worsened by obesity. Heart disease, type II diabetes, gallbladder disorders, digestive problems, and many forms of cancer are directly linked to obesity. With obesity on the rise it may be comforting for you to know that with the help of The Institute of Nutritional Science, Be Young Total Health has an amazing weight management program that has been proven to work and is free of all types of scary weight loss pills and drinks! Our weight management program is effective due to its unique ability to focus on each person as an individual and realize that one weight loss program for everyone is absurd. While the conventional wisdom for the past many decades being that excess weight gain is caused by the consumption of excess calories beyond what the body is able to utilize for energy and bodily function may be true for many, it is completely untrue for the majority of those suffering from moderate to severe obesity. So what is the cause of excess body weight? Obesity is the result of many different potential problems within the body. These problems can be due to a person’s metabolism, their glandular function, excess stress, candida or yeast overgrowth and many other factors. Although there are numerous reasons why an individual may carry excess weight or fail at a weight management program, we will focus on the number one reason why people fail at their weight management goals: they are following the wrong program for them! Now you may ask, “How do I know what the right program is for me?” This can be found by determining your metabolic type. Science has identified many different metabolic factors that can influence how your body might handle food and the food choices you make. The vast majority of us, however, fall into one of three categories. Each of these categories can produce weight gain, but they must be addressed in distinctly different ways in order to achieve weight loss and ongoing stability.   To help determine an individual’s metabolic type, a series of questions based on symptoms, reactions, and specific physical conditions are asked of each person. This evaluation has been incredibly accurate in determining what type of weight management program will likely produce the best results in the shortest amount of time. The first metabolic type we see is what we refer to as the calorie sensitive person. These people tend to gain weight mostly around the mid-section due to the consumption of excess calories. These individuals are the classic “eat too much” people and will respond best to a program that controls calorie intake. The second metabolic type, and the one responsible for the majority of obesity, is called carbohydrate intolerance. These people gain excess weight all over their bodies and can seem to gain an unlimited amount of body weight.  They respond to excess carbohydrate ingestion by over-producing a hormone from the pancreas called insulin. The last major metabolic type is a combination of the previous two factors. These individuals are affected by both calorie and carbohydrate excesses. For these people, we design a program that effectively addresses both calories and carbohydrates at the same time.   All of the weight management programs offered through Be Young contain three phases. Phase One is quite strict, but you will follow it for only a short period of time. This phase is designed to change your body chemistry and improve metabolism. Phase Two is the ongoing weight loss phase and it is the program you will follow for a significant amount of time until your weight management goals have been reached. Phase Three will be the maintenance phase and has been designed to help you maintain your weight loss while you enjoy the foods you like. Another phase of our programs that set them aside from all others is that we encourage cheating. In fact, we insist on it! Everyone cheats while on a weight loss program. This is human nature. Since we know that you will cheat, we want you to do it the right way. After you have entered Phase Two of our program, we want you to choose your favorite day of the week and enjoy a favorite meal on that day. However, once you have chosen, the favorite meal must remain on that same day and meal every week. Within that meal, you may eat anything you wish, that’s right ANYTHING and in any amount you wish! The only catch is that you have only two hours to indulge. Cheating in this manner accomplishes two important things. First, you will know that you are never more than six days away from enjoying any favorite food in any amount. Second, when you bombard the body with high amount of carbohydrates all at once, the chemistry cannot change fast enough to cause major metabolic problems. The offending foods are out of the system before the body knows what happened. Everyone can manage his or her weight! If you have been frustrated in the past and have a history of failures and setbacks, realize that there is almost certainly a sound reason for your lack of success. Our weight management program is designed to solve these problems while teaching you key lifestyle changes. Our program will put you in control of your weight management life once again! For more information on the weight management programs offered through Be Young Total Health email us at social@beyoungth.com   **The information provided in this blog is not intended to diagnose disease or provide specific medical advice. Its intention is solely to inform and to educate. The author intends that readers will use the information presented in this blog in cooperation with the advice of a qualified health professional trained in nutritional science or weight management.  

Total Health

12

NOV

Product of the Products

Dr. Ben Goodchild's incredible health transformation takes him to victory in the 60-day Weightloss Challenge! When Be Young Total Health extended their 60-day Weight Loss Challenge on January 13, 2014, Ben Goodchild and his wife, Sabrina, of Branson, Missouri heard the call. Recently retired from a successful career in chiropractic practice and network marketing, with his youngest son soon to move away from home, Ben was in the perfect position to change his life. It was attending the Weight Loss Coach training at the 2013 Be Young annual convention that truly inspired him. He had already been focused on weight loss before the 60-day challenge gave him a $1000 reason to get serious. He took a methodical approach to changing his habits and found that the program works exactly as outlined. In just 60 days, Ben Goodchild and his wife, Sabrina, lost a combined 56 pounds with the assistance of Be Young’s products and weight loss program. 32 pounds lighter, Ben was the winner of the 60-day Challenge. Better yet, he has maintained a total loss of 39 pounds to date by sticking to the lifestyle changes that have greatly improved his energy and outlook. Like so many of us, Ben was fit when he was younger. He played sports and ran track in high school, but his health was pushed to the background when he started graduate school. Suddenly, he had nearly 40 hours in classes each week, along with homework and study. The time he once had for physical activity just disappeared. While the fast track paid off—he was a practicing chiropractor at just 25—he was well on his way to the high-stress and low-activity life that so many of us know. The long hours and carb-heavy diet would catch up with him over the next two decades. By the time he realized he needed a change, Ben was 70 pounds heavier and nearing 50. Weighing in at 257 pounds, he felt sluggish and tired. His blood pressure was climbing too. Most troubling, he noticed that his healing response was slower than it should be. A cut that should have taken a few days to heal was taking a few weeks. While he had no serious symptoms, he knew that these were early indicators of long-term health issues. He’d seen the life-changing impact of his patients’ struggles with diabetes, heart disease and obesity in his practice. He knew that he and Sabrina didn’t want poor health ruining their retirement plans, so he took action. To start the challenge, Ben and Sabrina both took Dr. Whiting’s Weight Management Test to determine their metabolic type. They were immediately appreciative of the wealth of information regarding the effect of carbohydrates on metabolism. Ben found that he carb-sensitive, meaning that he would have to restrict his diet to 1200 calories, with just 40 grams of carbohydrates each day. Sabrina test as carb-resistance, which presented her with the challenge of consuming half as many carbohydrates, despite fighting off periodic cravings. First things first, they had to cut out the junk. Sweets and refined sugars, empty-calories like potato chips and carb-heavy snacks simply had to go. They literally cleaned out their pantry, discarding every possibly temptation. “We quit cold-turkey,” he says with pride. “If it was unhealthy, it either went into the trash, or we gave it to our 18-year-old son and told him it couldn’t leave his room.” He admits that their new diet was a change. The requirements were fairly restrictive. He was surprised, however, by how easy it was to significantly change their eating patterns once they were committed to the program. “It didn’t take us long to get into a fairly comfortable routine,” he explains. With the assistance of a diary, Ben was able to track the changes they were making, the strategies that worked as well as their successes. He was able to note that his first 10 pounds came right off in the first week. He then had a plateau during holidays, but restarted with the 60-day Challenge. He noticed that his weight stair-stepped week after week. His body would release weight every 7-10 days, then plateau. His diary and calendar helped him to stay motivated and on track. During the 60-day Challenge, Ben and Sabrina would wake up each morning to a cup of herbal tea, a glass of Masaji, and the NutriSmart supplements recommended in their individual weight loss profiles. They’d then share a protein-rich breakfast featuring eggs, sausage and/or bacon. What a delicious and filling way to start each day! Lunch was a Be Healthy, Be Vegan, or Be Trim shake. They would pre-mix them with homemade almond milk in the morning and keep them in shakers if they planned to be traveling during the day. Ben’s favorite became the silky smooth vanilla Be Healthy shake. Over time, he and Sabrina also explored the variety of flavors to be found by mixing the shakes with Be Young signature essential oils. Dinner was simple. They’d have a lean protein, like steak, lamb, chicken or fish, along with a fibrous vegetable or two, such as broccoli, asparagus, zucchini, spinach, cauliflower, etc. What had to go were pasta, rice, and starchy vegetables like potatoes. But with so many healthy choices in the produce apartment, they didn’t feel deprived. Thanks to his training and experience in chiropractic care, Ben knew that as they began consuming their fat stores, that fat would be releasing 22 years worth of toxins into their systems. This is why they completed a full 30-day liver cleanse during weeks 3-6. They simply mixed up a pitcher of Be Young Liver Cleanse and kept it on hand in the fridge as an addition to their morning routine. Ben was also particularly conscientious about drinking 12-16 glasses of water each day, often with the tasty, mood-elevating benefits of lemon or lime. “Water is the body’s natural cleanser,” He explains. The most startling aspect of Ben’s journey is that, in the first full month, he lost a significant amount of weight without a single minute of exercise. The only thing he changed was his dietary habits. In the second month, however, he decided to make use of his new surge of energy and their condo’s fitness center. Inspired by the easy availability of the equipment at no charge, Ben decided he’d just start walking on the treadmill. But it wasn’t as easy as he expected. On the first day, he could only walk for about 10 minutes before his stamina ran out. By the end of ten days, however, he was walking for a full 30 minutes. At the end of the workout, he wasn’t even winded. He was truly surprised by the stamina he’d found in such a short time. The only discomfort he felt was a blister on his foot. And this was after 22 years of zero aerobic exercise! His body’s recovery was astounding. By the last day of the 60-day Challenge, Ben had developed a routine of 90 full minutes of cardio, including 30 minutes on the treadmill, 30 minutes on the elliptical machine, and 30 minutes on the stationary bicycle. He’s now starting to look into weight training and is sure to get in 60 minutes of cardio at least 3 times each week.  He’s also sticking to his healthy new eating habits on the less restrictive Maintenance Diet. He’s held his weight between 218-220 pounds. His end goal is to reach his pre-college weight of 199 pounds. These days, he and Sabrina are supporting his family’s business, which means they spend a lot of time on the road. He’s noticed that, while traveling, it’s hard to find healthy options, but they’ve learned a few tricks. They start with protein rich breakfasts with no carbs, and they pre-mix their MRP shakes for lunch. They finish their days by finding leaner menu options that feature fish or chicken served with steamed vegetable sides or salads. During one trip, Ben gained a startling 10 pounds and determined that Chinese food was to blame. At first appearance, it seemed like a healthy choice, just vegetables and meat. They’d even been careful to avoid white rice. But the MSG and high sodium in the sauces created bloating which really slowed them down. “We’ve kind of had to make our own program and figure it out as we go,” Ben explains. He believes they’ve found a new lifestyle that they can sustain. Ben feels that the real difference is found in Dr. Whiting’s understanding of the carbohydrate dependence of the American diet. The built-in cheating also helps. Ben had to look at his calories and carb intake to determine how to make the weight loss and maintenance diet work for him. The life-changing results are having a ripple effect among his loved ones. They’ve shared their success with his already health-conscious sister-in-law, who is now a Be Young Sharing Partner coached on how to use the products to help her lose even more weight. Ben’s mother, Kathy, spent a week on the road with him, sharing his healthier dietary habits. After just a few days, she reported that she felt skinnier already and is inspired to move on to the next step. Ben’s business goals are his latest area of focus. They’ve seen most of the US, but would like to see the world. They see potential in Be Young Total Health to provide them with residual income that would allow them to spend a month in Costa Rica, a month in Europe, or to visit Australia and New Zealand. Ben and Sabrina have been using the full Be Young product line for some time now. But they’ve been holding back on their organization while they focus on their changing lifestyle. In the 1990s, Ben participated in one of the fastest growing down lines in the nation. He found success in educational seminars in the past and remains convinced that to be successful in this business you need to get people together to share the opportunity and the products. He especially likes the fact the Be Young commitment to quality, that it’s a ground-floor family company that has grown tremendously over the last 18 months. He thinks the foundation has been laid and that Be Young Total Health is well on it’s way for tremendous growth. Plus, the products are so easy and enjoyable to share.

In the Kitchen with You

23

OCT

Amazing Fall Recipes

Have you been searching for that perfect recipe to get you in the Fall Mood? Be Young Sharing Partners have come together to provide several delicious options for that cool Autumn day.   Split Pea Soup 1 lb. (2 1/4 C.) organic green split peas 1 Meaty ham bone (1 1/2 lb.) 1 1/2 C. sliced onion 1 tsp. Sea Salt 1/2 tsp. Pepper 1-2 drops Be Young Marjoram Essential Oil 1 C. diced carrots Directions: Cover the peas with 2 qts cold water & soak over night or simmer gently for 2 minutes then soak for 1 hour. Add Ham bone, onion, and seasonings. Bring to boil & cover. Reduce heat & simmer (don't boil) 1 1/2 hours. Stir occasionally. Remove bone and dice meat. Return to soup, add vegetables. Cook slowly uncovered 30-40 minutes.   Cookies with a hint of Spice 1/3 C. butter 1 tsp. Ginger (organic) 1/2 C. sugar 1 organic egg 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 C. molasses 1/2 C. Nutmeg (organic) 1/2 C. water 1/2 tsp. cloves (organic) 2 C. flour 1/2 tsp. cinnamon (organic)   Directions: Mix throughly the first five ingredients. Sift dry and add to mixture. Cover & chill for one hour. Set oven to 375 degrees. Drop teaspoon sized cookies on ungreased sheet. Bake for about 8 minutes or until finger leaves no imprint. Frost when cool. Frosting: 1/3 C. soft butter 3 C. powdered sugar 1 drop of Be Young Lemon or Orange Essential Oil 2 Tbsp. milk   Ben's Low Carb No Bean Chili Brown in skillet: 2 lbs. Grass Fed Ground Beef OR 1 lb. Grass Fed Ground Bison and 1 lb. Grass Fed Ground Beef OR 1 lb.  Ground Lamb and 1 lb. Grass Fed Ground Beef Remove meat from skillet, leaving drippings. Saute in drippings for 4-5 minutes: 1 Whole Chopped Onion 2-3 Minced Garlic Cloves 1-2 Jalapeno Peppers 1 Portabella Mushroom Combine meat and vegetables in pot or in crock pot along with: 1 14.5 oz. Can Organic Diced Tomatoes 1 15 oz. Can Organic Tomato Sauce 1 tsp. Sea Salt 1 tsp. Ground Cumin 1/2 tsp. Ground Black Pepper 1/2 tsp. Cayenne Pepper 1/2 tsp. Chili Powder Simmer on stove for 30 minutes, OR Simmer in crock pot for 3-4 hours on low setting. Serve with finely chopped cilantro to taste Makes 8-10 servings.   Spice of Life Chai Tea 1 Regular Black Tea Bag or (Chai flavored Tea Bag for a stronger flavor) 1 tsp. Honey Milk & Cream to your liking 1-2 drops Be Young Spice of Life Essential Oil