Cold season has started and I’m personally not too keen on getting flu shots. I like looking for other healthier ways to keep my immune system going and let me tell you about one – or actually two – big hitters in my arsenal.
Manuka Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar.
Alone, each is truly one of the seven marvels of the world.
But together, they are the WORLD!
So, Manuka Honey is a very special honey because it’s comes from bees that pollinate the Manuka trees (tea trees) in New Zealand. As we all know, tea tree oil has amazing antibacterial, antiviral properties, and honey has always been touted for it’s amazing health properties. So a honey deriving from tea-tree pollinating bees? Sign me up!!
I have used Manuka Honey for four years and have never looked back. I use it as a face mask, mix it with activated charcoal as a bleaching skin agent, slather it over cuts and burns to help speed up healing, and especially, I take a teaspoon in warm water every morning to help my immune system survive the cold season without a single hiccup (or more exactly, without a single cough!)
The higher the + on the Manuka, the more potent it is. I like using the 16+
It’s more expensive than regular honey, but it tastes thick and creamy and addictive, and it is so good for you that you won’t regret trying this baby and stocking it up in your household.
Here’s the recipe. Enjoy and stay healthy!
1/2 glass of warm water
1 tablespoon Manuka honey
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (I use Bragg’s – I find it the best and most natural ACV, good for alkalizing your body, combating yeast overgrowth, and for overall health!)
And that’s it. Drink up!!