I just saw this on medical news today and it seems to me like it could be a big deal. Here is an important paragraph in the article:
Now, researchers from the Rowan-Virtua School of Osteopathic Medicine have found evidence suggesting children with autism and/or ADHD have a reduced ability to clear out the common plastic additive bisphenol A (BPA) from their bodies, resulting in increased exposure to the chemical.
Here is the link to the article:
Check out this article in Medical News Today: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/could-drinking-tea-every-day-reduce-type-2-diabetes-risk
This is a summary of the finding: Now, an observational study from China suggests that people who drink tea regularly, particularly dark tea, may improve their blood glucose levels and decrease insulin resistanceTrusted Source, reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes.
I am someone who drinks tea almost daily and who prefers black tea and puerh tea in particular. Green tea often gets all the good publicity so this is welcome. Also, as I have talked about in other posts, most if not all recent coffee studies have shown its benefits. Another tea with substantial benefits that is good for drinking late in the day (because it has no caffeine) is rooibos tea which is from a different plant found in Africa. Some of the benefits associated with rooibos tea are: improves heart health, weight loss, blood pressure regulation, anti-inflammatory, bone health, anti-oxidant .
In Chinese medicine inflammation is an important concept. Traditionally we call inflammation heat and it is one the the six causes of illness (the others being wind, cold, damp, summer heat, and dryness). So controlling inflammation is central to Chinese medical theory. We can treat inflammation using acupuncture points and there are many that we use daily to do this. Also, there are many herbs that treat inflammation and many herbal formulations (several single herbs used together) as well. So Chinese medicine can be used by itself or with other modalities as well as dietary changes to cut inflammation in the body,
Monte Jackson, owner Acupuncture Center of Richmond