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Herbed Tuna and Lemon Sandwiches

This is a great fast and easy recipe where a few simple ingredients you likely have on hand will come together in an exciting new way. Since each ingredient needs to shine, make sure you use high quality foods. White tuna will be more flavorful than pink tuna, fresh lemon juice is critical (do not use bottled), and high volatile oil peppermint leaf provides the deliciously fresh twist.

The peppermint is also helpful as a digestive aid and for keeping your GI tract calm, while the Tummy Fiber adds extra soluble fiber. That makes these sandwiches both delicious and good for IBS.

Makes 3-4 Servings

One small can white albacore tuna in water, drained
1 T Tummy Fiber Acacia
1 t Peppermint Tummy Tea
1 t dried basil
1 t dried oregano
1/2 t sea salt
grated zest (just the yellow part, grate using a cheese grater) of one lemon
juice of 1/2 lemon
2 t olive oil
3-4 pieces fresh white or pumpernickel bread, toasted

Add the drained tuna to a small bowl and break up pieces with a fork. Stir in the Tummy Fiber, then add all remaining ingredients and blend. Taste and adjust amount of salt or fresh lemon juice to taste. Spoon tuna mix over toast and enjoy!

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Dear Heather,

Just want to thank you for your wonderful peppermint oil caps. They have eased my IBS symptoms so effectively that it is a miracle in my life. The Peppermint Tummy Teabags you sent me were wonderful, also. I just ordered some more!

Thanks for giving your customers the opportunity to have a standing order! You are the BEST!!

I would not mind at all if you use my comments. I would be delighted if you did!

Thank you for the information! Have a great week, and thank you again for the help you are to MANY people!

Anne M. Chick
North Carolina

Thank you so much, Anne! I really have great results from peppermint as well, and I am thrilled you are feeling better! ~ Heather

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divider Sudden, Severe IBS Attacks? How High Volatile Oil Peppermint Helps Fast!

Peppermint has an ancient history as a remedy for digestive upsets, and in general is a wonderful herb for quickly relieving (and even preventing) IBS symptoms.

The traditional use of peppermint has some interesting science behind it. Menthol and methyl salicylate are the main active ingredients of peppermint, and these elements are found in the volatile oil content of the mint leaves.

Internally, these compounds have anti-spasmodic actions, with calming effects on the smooth muscles of the stomach, intestinal tract, and uterus. They also have powerful analgesic (pain-killing) properties, which are mediated, in part, through activation of kappa-opioid receptors, which help block pain signal transmission.

The volatile oils in peppermint, when take as medicinal strength brewed tea or as enteric-coated peppermint oil capsules, are extremely useful for IBS. Clinical studies have shown that peppermint helps IBS abdominal pain and spasms, diarrhea, and urgency (and it will NOT worsen constipation. Peppermint is also anti-bacterial, increases gastric juices, and helps relieve gas, nausea, vomiting, and morning sickness.

Peppermint contains essential oils that stimulate the gallbladder to secrete its store of bile, which the body uses to digest fats. This makes peppermint a wonderful digestive aid for heavy meals. Mint also improves the function of the muscles that line the stomach and intestines, relieves diarrhea, and has a calming, numbing effect on the entire GI tract.

Personally, I find peppermint to be the strongest anti-spasmodic and pain reliever of all the herbs, and when an IBS attack flares I really appreciate its noticeable whole-body mild relaxing effect as well. On a daily basis I find peppermint more effective (and certainly more enjoyable) than prescription anti-spasmodic drugs, particularly when it's brewed as a very strong tea.

However, it's amazing to taste and feel the difference between high volatile oil Peppermint Tummy Tea formulated specifically for helping IBS symptoms versus regular peppermint tea brands.

For immediate relief of IBS spasms and abdominal pain, I always have a strong, hot cup of Peppermint Tummy Tea.

In all the years I've struggled with IBS, nothing - and I do mean nothing - has worked better and faster to flat out stop IBS pain in its tracks. I keep Peppermint Tummy Tea on hand at home, at work, in my luggage, and even in the car.

Not everyone is subject to sudden, severe attacks of IBS pain, but if you are (and I am) I can't recommend anything more fervently than this tea. If your IBS can come out of nowhere, and have you on the floor begging for help this very second because you can't wait minutes, Peppermint Tummy Tea is your new best friend.

But does it really have to be Peppermint Tummy Tea? Why not just any regular brand of mint tea?

There is a world of difference between high volatile oil Tummy Tea and typical store brands. Every other peppermint tea brand I've seen is simply meant to be enjoyed as a "nice hot cup of tea", for drinking pleasure. This is NOT the case with Peppermint Tummy Tea.

Peppermint Tummy Tea is unique for several reasons:

* Extremely high volatile oil levels. Why does this matter? Because the volatile oil has the components within the peppermint leaf that yield the medicinal benefits. The higher the volatile oil level, the stronger the cup of tea, and the greater the benefit for IBS symptoms.

Our current peppermint crop (on sale at 10% off) has a volatile oil content of 2-3% (industry wide, a content of 1.8% to 2.0% is considered high)!

You can actually see the oil rising to the surface of the peppermint leaves in the field. This is what our farmers watch for so they know when to harvest the fields at the optimum volatile oil level. In the close up below, one of our peppermint plants has tiny little droplets of oil surfacing on its leaves, which are visible in the photo. When I was out in our fields right before harvest, the whole expanse of peppermint looked like it was glistening. It was not only beautiful, but the smell and taste of the fresh leaves was more potent than I ever would have imagined.

Take a look at the pictures below and you can see for yourself!

Peppermint Tummy Tea Leaf Close Up
Close Up of Volatile Oil Droplets on Our Peppermint Leaves

Peppermint Tummy Tea Fields
Our Gorgeous Organic Peppermint Fields Before Harvest!

Our Peppermint Tummy Tea also has:

* Very large leaf size for peppermint (cut and sift grade, the largest cut available in the organic market). Other teabag brands use "teabag cut" herbs, which are very finely milled. This is so the tea will flow through teabag machines. But, the more finely you cut an herb, the more volatile oil is released and dissipated, and the weaker the final cup of brewed tea will be. (We actually customized our own teabag machines so that we could run large leaf peppermint through our machines.)

* Special jumbo-size teabags, which give an average of three times more peppermint per bag as other brands.

* Our peppermint is USDA certified organic. This means, among other things, that it is guaranteed free of: pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides, GMO (genetically modified organisms), preservatives, additives, irradiation, and there is no animal testing.

Organic materials and processing are significantly more expensive (for example, bulk organic peppermint costs four times more than conventionally grown peppermint). But, our tea prices are actually significantly less expensive than non-organic brands.

In addition, a comprehensive review of 97 published studies (published as the "State of Science Review" by The Organic Center) comparing the nutritional quality of organic and conventional foods has shown that organic plants contain higher levels of 8 of 11 nutrients studied, including significantly greater concentrations of the health-promoting polyphenols and antioxidants. This review concluded that organically grown plants are 25% more nutrient dense, on average, than conventionally grown plants.

* Peppermint Tummy Tea is packed in very generous quantities, as it is meant to be used daily for IBS symptoms. There are 36 Peppermint Tummy Teabags per canister (and a full pound of peppermint in the Peppermint Loose Pouch). This is 3-4 times more teabags per container than other brands, which means you will have enough tea on hand to use it regularly, which is how it works best for IBS.

The end result? Peppermint Tummy Tea is exponentially stronger and more effective, and a better value, than other brands.

For me, medicinal-strength peppermint tea has what it takes to stop an IBS attack in its tracks. Peppermint Tummy Tea is the only brand of high volatile oil tea for IBS I know of, and one sip is all it takes to tell the difference.

It isn't enough to get a great value for your IBS treatments - you also have to get great results. For abdominal pain, spasms, and cramping, Peppermint Tummy Tea offers both. Try it and see for yourself!

~ Heather

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