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Manuka Honey & How to Use It
October 22, 2019
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Manuka Honey & How to Use It
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"Fall" into a New Cleanse Routine
September 24, 2019
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Elderberry Crystals & 25+ Ways to Use Them
September 17, 2019
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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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Mānuka 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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Cleansing Kuku

September 30, 2019
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What is Cleansing Kuku? Imagine a quick-cooking frittata with bushels of fresh herbs bound together with just enough egg. It’s based on Kuku Sabzi, or “herb kuku,” customarily served at the festivities of the Iranian new year to celebrate spring, a traditional time for cleansing. If you’re looking for a cleanse-appropriate recipe, it would be “kuku” not to try it! It is packed with detoxification-supporting foods: alliums like onion and leek, fresh eggs, and green herbs like parsley and cilantro….

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Elderberry Chia Protein Pudding

September 26, 2019
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I absolutely love chia pudding. It’s nutritious and delicious and can be thrown together in just minutes (literally minutes!) the night before for a quick and easy breakfast, snack, lunch, or dessert. Not only does this elderberry version look pretty, but it also tastes great and is packed with antioxidants, fiber, healthy fats, protein, and pre- & probiotics too!  It’s also suitable for gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, and keto diets. Chia seeds have a mild nutty taste and are rich in fiber,…

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DIY Mānuka Honey Face Mask Series – Part VI

September 25, 2019
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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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“Fall” into a New Cleanse Routine

September 24, 2019
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Summer 2019, at least in the northern hemisphere, is in the rearview mirror and autumn leaves are beginning to fall. As the seasons change, now is the perfect time for a cleanse and digestive tune-up before heading into the season of food temptation: Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. In early fall, our brain begins to signal some hormonal changes. Insulin resistance increases slightly. Our bodies begin to store a little more fat. Millions of years of mammalian evolution are behind this…

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Get a Fresh Start This Fall with a Gentle Cleanse

September 18, 2019
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The change in seasons often inspires us to make a new start. What better way to start fresh than to do a cleanse? Some people are turned off by the idea of cleansing because it seems too extreme or harsh on the body. Plus, no one is a fan of spending hours chained to the bathroom. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There’s a gentle way to detoxify your system in one week. Let’s be clear what a…

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DIY Mānuka Honey Face Mask Series – Part V

September 18, 2019
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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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