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By Equinox – Matcha Matcha Man

Thursday, April 19, 2012 | Wendy Schmid

Plenty of health fads go like this: flashy food gets a publicist, becomes famous overnight, disappears forever. Then there are the legit healthy heros — the less-hyped-yet-hard-working kind that go about quietly for years before finally getting their moment. For matcha (pronounced MAH-cha), in the U.S. at least, that moment is now. A centuries-old Japanese staple, matcha is whole-leaf green tea that’s been ground into fine powder and boasts absurdly impressive health benefits. Traditionally whisked with hot water, it’s Japan’s veritable cup of joe — with the potential to be yours soon too. Read More at

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One of the great things about living in the Northeast is the change of seasons. I love the Spring, and think it is important to mark and honor this time of year with a Spring ritual.

For most of our ancient history, humans lived as hunter-gatherers. This means that man ate whatever was available each season. Most places on Earth had a scarcity of food in the Winter so our bodies had to prepare for this change, instinctually adapting by storing fat. Which is precisely why our body’s metabolism slows down and craves heavier, warming foods in the Winter.