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Eating for Immunity

Eating for Immunity   Strengthen your immune system with these 5 foods... The great Greek physician, Hippocrates (The Father of Medicine) once quoted “Let thy food be thy medicine, and thy medicine be thy food”. This historic quote dates back to 460BC, yet today can be supported with current evidence-based science into the healing power of food. Add these 5 immune-boosting foods to your diet to strengthen immunity and support recovery.   Ginger – Its botanical name ‘Zingiber’ is derived from its Sansrik name: singabera meaning “horn-shaped”. This heated horn can not only boost your immune system but also calm it down during times of chronic inflammation or autoimmunity  (aggressive immunity). It is known to modulate immune cells bringing the body back...

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MONNI by Monni

We had the experience of asking Monni, founder of Tea and Tonic and MONNI Label some questions in our most recent interview. Monni is the kind of person who instills calmness and ease into any environment she enters, always choosing kindness and vulnerability.  We asked her a few questions about her story, brand and gave opportunity for her to express her wisdom. Enjoy, we know we did.    What inspires you to be the best version of Monni? When I think about what inspires me the most, straight up, it's nature: seasons, landscapes, colour palettes. It’s like us in so many ways because we too are nature. Yet non-human nature does not judge, it just is and allows and lets go, it’s wild. I love how...

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Maryse by Maryse

We got the pleasure of sitting down with skin guru Maryse O'Donnell to ask her some questions on her brand 'Maryse', life and insights.   Maryse Skincare is a collection of nutritious formulations, created with plant-based and naturally potent ingredients to add to your daily skin ritual. With emphasis on botanical extracts and key phytonutrients such as omega fatty acids, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants, this is the perfect skincare line for keeping our skin fed in winter, and every season.   It is always a happy moment for us when we learn a bit more about the cultivators behind the products and brands that we stock in store, as here at Tea and Tonic we are all about close relationships, and one step...

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Nicole ~ The Knitter

  What are three magic words? fleeting labyrinth commitment   What is the best piece of advice you have been given? My nana told me that in order to get ahead in life, you must be willing to cheat a little. To bend the rules. The ones society have given us, don’t necessarily serve humanity as a whole, so best to make your own on occasion.   If in doubt? Meditate.   What would you love to share about that no-one seems to ask you? I’ve been hiking since I was ten years old. It’s one of my favourite things to do. The first hike my Dad took me on as a child was around Lake Waikaremoana for four days. It’s...

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Frances Shoemack from Abel

  What are the most important values that guide your business direction? We do absolutely everything with one eye trained on the future. That’s the future of our planet, our people (the team and our wider community) and of course our business. We want to be a thriving business in decades to come and in order for that to be the case, our people and our planet must also be thriving.    When challenges present themselves, what do you draw upon to guide and navigate you? Gut instinct, intuition, the heart… whatever you call it, I find that when I have a moment to pause and reflect, instinctively I know what the right decision is. Plus knowing that if you’ve...

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