Over the last while, I’ve been getting some questions about my personal experience with Yerba Maté. Maté is a huge part of my life and I love to share my story - so here it is!
Replacing my morning cup of coffee with Yerba Maté has had the most profound effect on my overall health of any product I’ve ever taken! I believe the vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, metabolic enhancers and alkalizing properties in Yerba Maté infuse the body with the ultimate in anti-aging, immune enhancement, and weight management.
I first began selling it in my health food store years ago in teabag form but was not aware of it as a superfood because tea bags are very low potency so they didn't pack a lot of punch. I’ve talked to people who first experienced Maté this way and I can certainly understand why they didn’t feel inspired to drink it again.
After I moved to Oregon, a new friend from South America gave me a sip from a gourd, which is the way Argentineans drink it. The gourd method of brewing Maté results in a very strong and bitter brew. But I kind of liked the bitterness and could feel the energy and a tonic effect almost immediately - and I didn’t get the crash I always experienced with coffee.
The next day I found myself thinking about it again; I had to have it! It was as if my body was asking for it. So I got some from my friend, tossed out my coffee maker, replaced it with a french press, and started drinking it everyday. More about how to do that, later.
First, my skin improved and felt more radiant. Then, I stopped getting cold sores (which had plagued me for years) and when people around me were getting the flu, I didn't. I started slimming down with no change in my exercise habits. I began to notice that I had a lot more energy to do things that I previously wouldn't (or couldn’t) do because I was just didn't feel like it.
The longer I drank it, the more improvement I experienced. I couldn't believe I had been missing out on this for so long and that no one was talking about it! Yerba Maté really is one of those remarkable health products that with regular use gives you noticeable improvements in your health and wellbeing in a short time.
I have been starting my day with Yerba Maté for over 13 years and it is without a doubt, the most important thing I do. It's a morale booster, an energizer, immune enhancer, cancer fighter, and more.
If you’re struggling with your weight, know this: Yerba Maté is scientifically shown to decrease BMI (Body Mass Index). I have witnessed stunning transformation time and time again in people when they begin drinking Maté. First, their puffiness goes away. Then, after a few months, you begin to see their waist and hips shrinking. It makes me so happy to witness how the body responds to Yerba Maté. You can literally see the vitality building! Our Performance Blend is recommended for weight loss because it has metabolism enhancing herbs added in which make it the most powerful tool I have for losing weight and keeping it off.
You may not believe it, but at 54 and I have a lot more energy than I did in my teens. I wish I had known about Maté back then - I think I would have done much better in school and sports! These days, I make sure my 18-year-old daughter always has it on hand. She lets me know whenever she’s running out because she loves the way it helps her focus throughout her day and doesn’t want to be without it! And I don’t worry about the impact of caffeine on her young system at all - the caffeine in Yerba Maté is less than coffee and those other terrible energy drinks teens are consuming. Not only is she getting a healthier energy source, but also vital nutrients that improve her mind and body.
Actually though, the thing I think I love most about Maté is that it just makes me feel happier. I am a licensed Heal Your Life teacher which is all about the mind/body connection. According to Louise Hay, the founder of Heal Your Life and one of my favorite teachers, thinking positive thoughts is the key to a happy, healthy life. Maté helps me do this. When I wake up to a cup of Yerba Maté, I experience a shift in consciousness that helps me to look at things more positively. Sure, we all experience stress. Maté is absolutely a stimulant but it does not affect the central nervous system in the same way as coffee. That means no jitters - just a smooth and steady stream of calm energy day after day.
It's so easy to prepare. You just put 1/2 cup of Oregon Yerba Maté in a 32 oz French Press, pour hot water (not boiling) over the mate and let it steep for a few minutes then press. You can drink it plain or add your favorite sweetener and milk if desired, It's wonderfully refreshing and energizing over ice as well.
I love Yerba Maté and know that it's the best way to get started on the path to more health and vitality in your life so I'm offering all new customers a 20% discount on their first purchase of Oregon Yerba Maté until the end of June. Just use promo code FIRSTTIME to claim it!
Yours in health!
Rachel Winkler, Owner, Oregon Yerba Maté