Our Alkalising Greens contain powerful Chinese herbs and medicinal mushrooms Maitake and Shitake, which have been used medicinally by the Chinese for more than 6,000 years and are a symbol of longevity due to their health-promoting properties. Oxidative stress is essentially an imbalance between the production of free radicals and the ability of the body to counteract or detoxify their harmful effects through neutralization by antioxidants. Oxidative stress can lead to many pathophysiological conditions in the body. So how can I slow down oxidation? By consuming foods high in antioxidants.
Together, Shiitake and Miatake mushrooms, act as an immune boosting powerhouse and a good source of key antioxidant minerals including manganese, selenium, zinc as well as “master antioxidant” ergothioneine. This antioxidant concentrates in parts of our body where there’s lots of oxidative stress—the lens of our eye and the liver, as well as sensitive areas such as bone marrow and seminal fluid.
Another reason why Dr Laubscher included this special nutrient-rich blend of ingredients in THE SUPER ELIXIR Alkalising Greens. Your all-in-one daily multivitamin.
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We asked members of our #SuperElixirChallenge team with Chinese heritage how they celebrate Chinese New Year.
Sylvia Soltyk, @perthveganeats
Do you have a Chinese New Year tradition?
Yes, each year my Chinese mum throws a CNY party. She cooks all sorts of Chinese food, and friends bring over dishes. We often wear a traditional Chinese dress.
What does Chinese New Year mean to you, is it a time of reflection?
CNY means celebrating my Chinese roots. I was born in Australia but have a strong connection with my Chinese culture and it’s important to me.
What do you like most about this time of year?
Honestly, the food and getting together with family friends!
2017 is the year of the Rooster, what’s your zodiac sign?
I’m a hard working Ox ;)
Janice, WelleCo Production Manager
Before Chinese New Year
We do a big clean up of our house-in and out to welcome the New Year. We believe this will sweep off the bad luck and starting all fresh.
We will decorate the house with red lanterns/ red New Year pictures with images of prosperity.
New Year’s Eve
I will have dinner at home with my extended family. We call this a “Reunion dinner”. We will have all the ‘lucky foods’ - lobster noodles, abalone soup and fish.
Fish sounds like ‘surplus’ in Chinese. Eating fish is believed to bring a surplus of money and good luck in the coming year.
First day of Chinese New Year
This is the time we wear our new clothes (it is tradition to wear new clothes on New Year’s Day) and they are red because we believe this will bring us good luck.
The day starts with visiting the Grandparents to show respect.
We give out red envelopes (Hongbao) with money in them to the kids and people who are single.
Then we will enjoy Chinese New Year cookies together and play some cards or mahjong.
Day 2 & 3
We visit other families and friends and repeat what we did on the first day!