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Is manuka honey a sweet solution for tummy troubles?

February 16, 2021

Honey could very possibly be the earliest sweetener known to humankind and it has endured as a medicine in healing traditions from Slovenia to India. Honey is a go-to folk remedy for dyspepsia and was widely used for preventing infection and healing wounds before modern antibiotics were discovered in bread mold (not nearly as delicious a source of antibacterial goodness!). Now, with antibiotic resistance on the rise globally, lay people and scientists are interested in knowing everything that honey can…

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Elderberry Baked Pears

January 18, 2021

This delicious and elegant plant-based dessert infused with the goodness of organic, antioxidant rich elderberries and pears, this healthy dessert recipe will have you surprised at how easy it is to prepare. Delicious Mānuka Honey adds a boost of antimicrobial action while lending a hint of sweetness. Recipe & images: onbetterliving.com Elderberry Baked Pears Category Featured Health Recipes Persons 4 Ingredients Ingredients for the Pears 4 pears just ripe 3 tbsp. brown sugar 2/3 c. old-fashioned rolled oats 1/2 c….

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Festive Sweet & Salty Buckwheat Porridge

December 31, 2020

This warming and spiced breakfast comes together with three separate components: a hearty and nutrient dense porridge, perfectly caramelized pears cooked in a sweet and salty honey mixture, and finally, quick-toasted buckwheat with coconut and hemp hearts for a really satisfying crunch. It may sound like a lot to prepare, but it all comes together in under 30 minutes, and with the leftover toasted buckwheat, you’ll be topping breakfasts with it for days to come. Festive Sweet & Salty Buckwheat…

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Manuka Glazed Roasted Veggies & Salmon

October 30, 2019
manuka honey salmon

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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How to Use Manuka Honey

October 22, 2019
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How to Choose, Eat, and Use Mānuka 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 see the best ways to use this healthsome honey. The Top 3 Ways to Enjoy Mānuka Honey The most popular and simplest use of…

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Make Your Own Manuka Honey Lozenges

October 21, 2019
Manuka Honey Lozenges

Growing up, my mother would make me a comforting mug of “honey lemon” any time I got sick. This warm homemade brew was a simple sore throat recipe including 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…

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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
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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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DIY Manuka Honey Face Mask Series – Part IV

September 11, 2019
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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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