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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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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 Manuka 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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Elderberry Crystals & 25+ Ways to Use Them

September 17, 2019
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Elderberry: the most popular way we know to stay healthy—and for good reason! You know you want more elderberry goodness in your life and adding Flora Elderberry Crystals to food is the easiest, most versatile way to get your dose. We’ve searched the internet to collect some creative ways to get your elderberry boost. Here are over 25 of our favorite ideas: Drink It Up In this simple Gut-Loving Water Kefir or swirled into an elderberry kefir drink In a…

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Autumn Elderberry Immune Bars

September 12, 2019
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You may be a worrier, or maybe not. If you’re a parent, when a toddler decides to suck on a dog toy or shopping cart handle, you may panic, or you may shrug, saying “That should help develop their immune system.” I’ve seen both reactions. Regardless, when our daycare or school-attending kiddos take “sick days,” we may worry—about their immunity, missing learning activities, feeling terrible, potentially infecting others, and causing us to take unplanned “sick days” too. Resilient, healthy children…

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Plant-Based Sushi Rolls

September 5, 2019
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When the heat kicks in and I can’t bear to turn the oven on, I turn to sushi rolls that require minimal cooking and can be served cold! This vibrant colored plant-based sushi recipe utilizes the nutritional power of Udo’s Oil to assist in nutrient absorption and skin, joint, and brain health.* 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…

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Green Garden Sauce

August 29, 2019
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When your garden herbs are growing like crazy, use them in this rich and satisfying, healthy green dressing. It makes a spoon-stands-up-in-it-thick sauce that works best on power bowls, Buddha bowls, and hearty salads or tossed into a pasta salad. Our Mediterranean bowl was made with a tarragon-based sauce, but basil would make a good alternative. Pair the herbs in the sauce with the bowl: Indonesian, Thai, or Vietnamese street-food style bowls may pair well with sweet basil or anise-y…

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