Do you know all the health benefits of Macha Tea?

While watching the Dr. Oz show today I was enlightened about all the health benefits of drinking Macha Tea.  I had heard about the tea before but never really paid much attention to it until now.  Try to invest in an “organic matcha” to avoid destroying any of the health benefits from the chemical pesticides that other teas are sprayed with during the growing process.  It’s such a small investment to improve your health so give it a try.  I am going to order today.  I found a few brands that have great reviews (below) so just click on the brand and it will take you right to place your order.

You may also want to invest in a Matcha Tea wisk it is necessary to get the best result from your loose tea. See below for inexpensive ones you can purchase.

Here are the health benefits that Matcha Tea is supposed to provide:

1. High in Antioxidants
2. Loaded with Catechin, EGCg
3. Enhances Calm (boy do I need this)
4. Boosts Memory and Concentration (boy do I need this too)
5. Increases Energy Levels and Endurance
6. Burns Calories
7. Detoxifies the Body
8. Fortifies the Immune System
9. Improves Cholesterol

How to make Matcha Tea in a cup! (Watch this video)

STEP ONE: Heat spring or filtered water to 175-180 degrees this is important you don’t want the water too too hot.
STEP TWO: Add a few drops of hot water to matcha powder and mix into paste with a matcha wisk.
STEP THREE: Add more hot water to paste mixture and stir. Try 1 teaspoon to 6 ounces of water. Adjust measurement to suit taste.
STEP FOUR: Matcha is ready to drink




Fraud is everywhere be cautious! New Gmail Scheme!

I don’t know how many times I have to repeat this but I will continue doing so until I reach every innocent unsuspecting possible victim of a new internet scam. NEVER NEVER NEVER give your personal info to anyone on the phone or in an email. No legit company will ask you to put that info in an email it’s not safe. If someone calls your home claiming to be from your bank, credit card company, or any company that requires sensitive info (social security number, bank account numbers, credit card numbers) hang up and call the company directly and ask them if someone is soliciting this info by phone. I guarantee you it won’t be them calling but a fraud scheme to get your info.

My dad (God rest his soul) taught me to be so cautious about these things and I preach to others. It’s so easy for someone (especially the elderly because they are so trusting) to be ripped off. Identity fraud is at a all time high in this country because we all use the internet. I am a huge internet shopper and over the years I have had to close my credit cards a few times because the numbers have fallen into the wrong hands.  Just yesterday my son discovered tree unauthorized charges to his credit card.  I immediately told him to shut it down and ask for a new card, account and number.

Identity fraud can take you years to rectify and hundreds of thousands of dollars.  I know attorney’s that were hacked and still are working after many years to clean up their credit destroyed by Identity theft.

The latest internet fraud scheme is one that looks like a legit email from Google asking to verify your gmail account info.

Read all about this new scheme and educate yourself – the publication The hacker News has it all here

Here are some simple tips from my favorite consumer advocate Clark Howard to keep your identity safe.  Read my article here!

Does Blue Diamond owe you a refund? Class Action!

Blue Diamond Growers have agreed to settle a class action lawsuit alleging the packaging and advertising of certain Almond Breeze and Nut Thins products misled consumers into believing the products were “All Natural” or “Natural,” even though they actually contained synthetic ingredients.

If you purchased certain Blue Diamond Almond Breeze and/or Nut Thins products, you may be entitled to a cash payment from this class action settlement.

Click here to read the remainder of the info and how to file a claim!

Telephone Scam Alert!

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning the public about a scam where the caller poses as a member of the FBI demanding payment for something they say you owe.

Actual phone numbers of FBI offices appear in the recipient’s caller ID and the caller claims to be an FBI agent saying you owe money for things like school loans, back taxes, or unpaid parking tickets, and if you don’t pay up, they say you’re going to jail or will be deported.

Don’t fall victim to this scam and please warn the elderly they are the most vulnerable.

If you receive a call like this hang up and note the time and calling number.  Contact the FBI’s Internet crime complaint center at immediately.  You can also call the local Police non-emergency number and report it to them as well.

The FBI doesn’t call or email people to demand money or threaten arrest. If you owe the FBI you will receive a registered letter from them.

BEWARE of scam emails this time of the year!

Here is a prime example of a SCAM email that someone received.  PLEASE be aware that these are out and look very convincing.  Do not click on any link in an email before you verify it is from that company.  A simple google search for the store or companies phone number can save you a ton of grief.

Thank you to Jayme Kaye Burlingame for this photo above.

IMPORTANT: Cuisinart Recalls 8 Million Food Processors!

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission the products in question have a riveted blade that can crack over time, resulting in small metal pieces breaking off into the food and posing a laceration risk.

Conair who manufacturers these products (Cuisinart) received 69 reports of consumers finding broken pieces of the blade in processed food. Thirty of those cases involved mouth or tooth injuries.

Any consumer with the affected blade should immediately stop using the food processor and contact Cuisinart for a free replacement blade. Anyone seeking more information may call Cuisinart toll-free at 877-339-2534 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday. They can also learn more at