Healthy Living, Natural Foods

The benefits of consuming Manuka Honey

The benefits of consuming Manuka Honey

Maybe you have heard of manuka honey. If not, Manuka honey has gained attention for its abundance of therapeutic effects from certain bacteria ailments to skin and immunity improvements. The Manuka plant of New Zealand is climate-sensitive and only flowers two to six weeks per year, making the honey a scarce resource.

Manuka honey can be great for your gut. According to a report published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, manuka honey had been found to be potent against 7 different Helicobacter pylori (h pylori) strains, but a similar effect was not observed with other types of honey. Using a Manuka honey with a UMF 10+ or higher seems best. UMF™ 15+ sits in the middle, between everyday wellness and more therapeutic uses. For this reason, it’s our all-time best selling Manuka honey.

This honey is also great for your immune system. Lab tests have shown that manuka honey contains certain substances that can stimulate cytokine production. Cytokines are signaling proteins involved in immune reactions by the body. They kickstart the defense mechanisms of the body and gets it to fight off pathogens and diseases.

These are just a few of the many benefits of manuka honeys. Shop the New Zealand Honey Co. to begin adding these benefits to your health!

Clean Eating, Natural Foods

Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain breads and muffins

Back to school and back to a different routine for breakfast and lunches. The summer is nice with having a teen who makes his own meals for breakfast and lunch. But for Back to School and sports, we make sack lunches most days so I can ensure he has the nutrition he needs to carry him until after practice. I pack extra protein on game days too. In high school these kids go from class at 7:15am through 4:30-5pm if they stay fro sports or clubs after school. The lunches they serve at school are not enough to sustain them beyond 2:15pm. Here is why Food For Life Ezekiel 4:9 sprouted grain breads should be in your kitchen!

Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain breads and muffins

With back to school comes back to lunch packing! We know that the foods we choose to feed our families can benefit them or drag them down by the end of the day. My teen has been on a PB & Jelly kick lately so the source of peanut butter, the sugar counts in jams and the grains in the bread matter. In our home we love Food for Life’s Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain breads.

Choosing a bread with only simple ingredients and contain the sprouted grains means their sandwich is working to support digestibility and helps with the absorption of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants like vitamin C and vitamin B. With Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain breads, you get zero preservatives or shortenings.

You can find Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Whole Grain Tortillas, Whole Grain Pocket Bread and Sprouted Whole Grain Breads at grocers near you and make sure that lunch is working for them, not against them!

Natural Foods

MeatCrafters all natural sausages and charcuteri for summer grilling

MeatCrafters all natural sausages and charcuteri for summer grilling

It has been a while since I have relied on grocery store meats. With grocery prices so high, the dollars have gone up and the quality seems to have lowered. For this reason, I get my meats from meat packs I create at my local butcher. Ordering meats has saved me money in bulk and I get great meat! MeatCrafters is a great source of meats you can order to your door and this is not the first time I have used MeatCrafters natural sausages. They are so fresh and always gain compliments when I cook for others, whether grilling or to create a killer charcuteri appetizer.

chicken sausage

I just made MeatCrafters Pork Raging Brat Sausage for lunch and they were so delicious. I taste a lot of zest and a bit of sweetness. I boiled them first then seared over olive oil. There are no preservatives and 1 link is under 200 calories and 17g of protein – a perfect lunch for my macros!

MeatCrafters was established by Entrepreneur Mitch Berliner, his Wife (Debra) and business partner Stanley Feder in 2015. It is a Washington State brand so that is at home for me! All of MeatCrafters products are made only with meats raised on an all-vegetarian diet, and without antibiotics or growth hormones. Shop MeratCrafters selections online! They will arrive as fresh to you as they did to me, even on a warm summer day!

Healthy Living, Natural Foods

ReadySlim Keto-Friendly Cleansing Teas Helps you Reset your Health

ReadySlim Keto-Friendly Cleansing Teas Helps you Reset your Health
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The year has felt like a long decade! So much crazy packed into a few months and I am exhausted. Not a bad exhausted, just a busy time in life. I started a new full time job at the High School this year and while coming off Covid breaks, it has been a tad insane with the kids back and adjusting to a new normal. We have learned to be resilient, flexible, patient and willing to re-adapt. I have done a lot to focus on my health and keep my energy level where I need it. I fell in love with strength training because lifting heavy helps me release energy at the end of a busy day. But, I needed more.

With busy weeks I have never eaten out so much and I began to feel bloated and I could not get desirable results with my fitness. Like they say, you can’t out-train the fork. Diet has everything to do with seeing change in my body that exercise alone cannot handle. First, I needed a gut reset.

ReadySlim cleansing teas was the system I needed to reset my health from the inside. It is keto-friendly so I do not have to worry about falling off track with my diet. I am not a KETO dieter, but I do macro counting and just have it down now to what is clean and healthy to eat and what adds up. So, if I was to start a cleanse that I do each day, sometimes twice a day, I did not want to choose teas that are taking up calorie and carb counts in my diet.

Wakey Wakey tea

Why ReadySlim?

I gave you reason #1, the ingredients keep me within the macros I want. There are several more reasons ReadySlim can work for you. It tastes great! I tend to want to add honey or sweetness to many teas and I add nothing to my ReadySlim teas. They both taste great as is.

ReadySlim works day and night. Start your morning off with a cup of Wakey Wakey. It is a great tea to boost your metabolism in the morning and helps to make you feel fuller longer. Wakey Wakey tea is made with a blend of 8 organic and metabolism-boosting herbs. Together they work on your metabolism as well as help reduce bloating and give you a morning energy boost. You get 28 tea bags in each package.

In the evening you can end your day with the Snoozy tea. I am so in love with ending my busiest days with this caffeine-free cleansing tea. It is made with a blend of 9 organic and sleep-inducing herbs that help you stay asleep when you fall asleep. It really works wonders. It works overnight to reduce bloating, reduce water retention, and boost digestion. Wake up ready to start your day. You get 14 tea bags in each package.

Snoozy tea

How I use ReadySlim

I use my ReadySlim as a 30 day cleanse (well 28 to be exact). It is so gentle and great I can keep going with more when I am done. I wake up to my Wakey Wakey tea every morning. I just make it in my to-go tumbler and take it with me out the door to work. On very hectic days, I have a Snoozy tea. About every 2-3 nights I crave the night tea to fall asleep easier.

So far, I am left feeling lighter with a great energy in my mornings and such great rest on the nights I have the Snoozy cleansing tea. Sticking with it and creating a habit is key. Add in proper nutrition in your day and exercise into your week and you will feel a reset and change you desire! Order your ReadySlim tea bundle and get started on reseting your health and gut for the better.