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Manuka Glazed Roasted Veggies & Salmon

October 30, 2019
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This glaze can accompany any dish, but it pairs so well with the earthiness of roasted vegetables and the richness of salmon. Mānuka honey brings antibacterial properties to this glaze that, when paired with a whole food diet rich in other phytonutrients, offer ideal prevention to colds and flu. Lindsey Young is a registered holistic nutritionist, advocate for intuitive eating, and functional food recipe creator. For the original hot cacao post and more delicious recipes, follow her on Instagram @eatyoungnutrition and visit EatYoungNutrition.com.

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Healthy Popcorn – 3 Ways

October 23, 2019
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Popcorn is healthy. Or unhealthy… even dangerous, all depending on how it’s done. The Good Popcorn kernels are always non-GMO, fiber-rich whole grains. If you like eating popcorn at night, I have good news. Corn kernels contain the amino acid tryptophan which can boost serotonin, the “happy” neurotransmitter. Because it can even help us have a good sleep by producing melatonin, the evening is my favourite time to eat foods rich in tryptophan. This amino acid gets into our brain…

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Manuka Honey & How to Use It

October 22, 2019
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How to Choose, Eat, and Use Manuka Honey Long before this magical honey was cultivated for human consumption, the bark of the mānuka plant was used in Rongoā Māori, the traditional Māori healing system, both topically and as a special tea. Now mānuka honey is produced by bees from the nectar of mānuka tree blossoms. Let’s find out how to eat it! The Top 3 Ways to Enjoy Manuka Honey The most popular and simplest use of mānuka honey is…

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The #1 Way to Use Manuka Honey to Soothe a Sore Throat

October 21, 2019
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Growing up, my mother would make me a comforting mug of “honey lemon” any time I got sick. This warm homemade brew often included ginger, sometimes echinacea tea, but it always had equal parts honey and lemon juice. It soothed my sore throat and cough wonderfully. Honey has been used in this way forever, and science is catching up to what mom has always known. Various types of honey have been touted as natural cough suppressants and have even been…

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Manuka Moisture Balm

October 18, 2019
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Banish dry cuticles, dry lips and more with this miracle moisture balm. Made with natural moisturizers like mānuka honey and plant butters, this do-it-yourself homemade balm is multi-purpose and customizable. Have you already jumped on the non-toxic train? By DIY-ing this salve, you can ensure there are no dangerous compounds on your skin. It’s even safe to eat! You may also find making your own personal care products can be cost-effective and a lot of fun. Products can be made…

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Detoxifying Manuka & Spirulina Scrub

October 16, 2019
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What a way to wake up or wind down. Much like starting your day with lemon water stimulates your liver, this simple scrub stimulates your skin’s detoxifying pathways. Mānuka honey provides a powerful antibacterial compound called methylglyoxal. This compound correlates to the MGO number found on mānuka honey packaging. An MGO number of 250 or higher has more antibacterial properties. Spirulina, usually associated as a superfood supplement tinting smoothies and glasses of water a dark blue-green, has similar detoxifying effects…

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DIY Manuka Honey Face Mask Series – Part VI

September 25, 2019

This mānuka honey face mask is perfect for skin that is oily or prone to clogged pores. Activated charcoal is an inexpensive wonder ingredient that can absorb oils, dirt, and impurities. The mānuka honey will draw moisture into your skin while fighting unwanted microbes for a dreamier complexion. For more information on how manuka honey benefits the skin, see our first post in the series. DIY FACE MASK # 5: MĀNUKA HONEY + CHARCOAL MASK (For Oily Skin and Clogged Pores )…

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DIY Manuka Honey Face Mask Series – Part V

September 18, 2019

Is there anything more intoxicating than the smell of melted chocolate? While it tastes divine, chocolate’s rich antioxidant and nutrient content in this face mask are amazing for skin showing the effects of aging or UV damage. The mānuka honey will draw moisture into your skin while leaving it supple, radiant and more elastic. For more information on how manuka honey benefits the skin, see our first post in the series. DIY FACE MASK # 5: MĀNUKA HONEY +DARK CHOCOLATE MASK (For…

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DIY Manuka Honey Face Mask Series – Part IV

September 11, 2019

Love to glow? Then try this face mask perfect for all skin types. Rich in nutrients, fatty acids and chlorophyll, spirulina is perfect for brightening, detoxifying and nourishing dull, tired skin. Spirulina also encourages quick skin cell turnover while mānuka honey moisturizes and provides powerful anti-microbial action. The result is a brighter, more radiant complexion with only two ingredients. This mask is gentle enough to apply daily and the deep green, slightly iridescent color is kind of intoxicating. For more…

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DIY Manuka Honey Face Mask Series – Part III

September 4, 2019

In this mask recipe, mānuka honey is paired with the free-radical-fighting and antioxidant-rich matcha tea powder, the calming and cleansing qualities of oatmeal and the soothing power of aloe for a combination that can refresh and revitalize aging and/or dry skin. For more information on how manuka honey benefits the skin, see our first post in the series. Three more face mask recipes are coming over the next few weeks. Stay tuned! Article, recipe, and photos courtesy of BETTER LIVING. Visit OnBetterLiving.com for more helpful…

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DIY Manuka Honey Face Mask Series – Part II

August 28, 2019
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Our second manuka face mask is enhanced by the powerful antioxidant-rich & skin brightening properties of turmeric and by the acne- and dark-spot-fighting power of cinnamon. This mask is also perfect for rejuvenating dull-looking skin for a brighter complexion. For more information on how manuka honey benefits the skin, see our first post in the series. DIY FACE MASK # 2: MĀNUKA HONEY MASK  (For Acne-Prone Skin, Dull Skin And/Or Dark Spots) Ingredients 1 tablespoon Flora Mānuka Honey (MGO 250+/10+…

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DIY Manuka Honey Face Mask Series

August 21, 2019
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No matter what our age or our skin type, sometimes our skin can use a little help. Things like stress, too much sun and lack of sleep can make our skin look less than red carpet ready. What better way than a DIY face mask to beautify your way to glowing skin? There’s no need to resort to products filled with artificial preservatives and unpronounceable ingredients. Mānuka honey, a rising natural beauty superstar and “super” honey with enhanced healing and…

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