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Explore The Power of Tea at Cancer Institute Today

Local company Pure Puer Tea is featured at a tasting at the Center for Integrative Health & Wellness.

Surgery and chemotherapy are the big weapons in the fight against cancer, but there is so much more involved in what is really a lifetime struggle.

A healthy diet packed with antioxidants, along with regular exercise and finding reasons to smile, can be just as important in fighting cancer and other diseases.

The Center for Integrative Health & Wellness at the Marin Cancer Institute is hosting a tea tasting today, from 4-6:30 p.m., featuring the Pure Puer Natural Tea Company.

Marin General's Sharon Meyer, Certified Nutrionist, and Larry and Yang Su Chin, founders of Marin-based Pure Puer, will share the history, traditions and healing properties of tea while we sample a variety of natural puer teas, all of which are hand picked from old and ancient large-leaf tea trees that grow high in the remote misty mountains of Yunnan, China.

The Chins found Puer tea lowered Yang Su's cholesterol dramatically and helped with weight loss, inspiring them to create the Pure Puer Tea Company. While they make no medical claims about the healing powers of their tea, they do believe it can contribute to overall health — and it tastes good.

Tea will be served along with cupcakes, pie, biscotti and other holiday treats. This event is free. Call 1-888-99-MY-MGH (1-888-996-9644) for more information and to register.

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