Tea and Coffee

Tea

Herbal teas are excellent when healing the body. They are soothing and nourishing and a great replacement for coffee. Sadly, many of today’s tea brands are laden with pesticides, toxins, artificial ingredients, added flavors and GMOs. When shopping for tea, it’s best to stick to organic brands. My favorite brands are Numi, Traditional Medicinals, and some Yogi teas. Please refer to this chart:

Tea Comparison Updated 2 2015

Coffee

While healing from gut issues, it is best to avoid coffee. Coffee beans are almost always contaminated with mycotoxins.  Mycotoxins are damaging compounds that cause all sorts of health problems. Some types of coffee have more mycotoxins than others, so if you can’t live without your coffee, it’s important to purchase high quality brands. When shopping for coffee, try to stick with organic, single origin, low acidity brands. Some of my favorite brands are:

Kicking Horse

Organic Coffee Company

Thrive Market Brand

Peet’s