Amping Up Your Immune System with Fermented Garlic and Honey Elixir

immune systemReady Nutrition – If you’re interested in the health-boosting properties of fermented food but not sure where to start, we have the easiest starter recipe! Fermented honey is one of the easiest ferments to make and has great medicinal properties.

Because of the natural fermentation process, your body gets natural energy and an incredible immune boost from fermented foods – especially garlic and honey. But how, exactly, do honey and garlic undergo fermentation? Simply put, there are naturally occurring bacteria present on garlic that will convert sugars into lactic acid. This acid is a natural preservative and begins the Lacto-fermentation process. Lacto-fermentation also increases and preserves the beneficial vitamin and enzyme levels, and digestibility of fermented food. Continue reading “Amping Up Your Immune System with Fermented Garlic and Honey Elixir”

Why You Should Ditch Sugar In Favor of Honey

honeySayer Ji – While honey and sugar share similar degrees of sweetness, the differences in the way our bodies respond to them are profound.

Technically, honey and sugar (sucrose) both exist because they are food for their respective species.

In the case of sugarcane, a member of the the grass family (Poaceae) which includes wheat, maize and rice, sucrose provides energy for its leaves and is an easily transportable source of energy for other parts of the plant, such as the root, that do not produce their own energy.

Honey, of course, is produced by bees from the nectar of flowers solely for the purpose of food.

Beyond this obvious similarity, the differences between honey and sugar, however, are much more profound. Continue reading “Why You Should Ditch Sugar In Favor of Honey”

Food-Medicines That Could Quite Possibly Save Your Life

healthSayer Ji – Some of the most powerful medicines on the planet are masquerading around as foods and spices. While they do not lend themselves to being patented, nor will multi-billion dollar human clinical trials ever be funded to prove them efficacious, they have been used since time immemorial to both nourish our bodies, and to prevent and treat disease.

So valued were these in ancient times that they were worth their weight in gold, and entire civilizations either rose to great power or collapsed as a result of their relationship to them.

What is even more amazing is that many of these “plant allies” are found growing in our backyards, and often sitting there in our refrigerators and spice racks, neglected and under appreciated. In fact, many of us use these daily unaware that this is why we don’t get sick as often as those who do not incorporate them into their diet. Let’s look at a few examples…. Continue reading “Food-Medicines That Could Quite Possibly Save Your Life”

Add 2 Tbsp. Of This Coconut Oil Mixture To Your Morning Coffee To Burn Calories

creamerDo you drink coffee every morning? If yes, the following recipe is definitely something you’ll want to try.

This coffee creamer will not only make your coffee healthier but it’ll also help boost your metabolism.

How to Make Coconut Oil Coffee Creamer

The ratios for this recipe can be adjusted to your taste. So, if you don’t like your coffee sweet, you cut back or skip the honey.

Ingredients

3/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup raw honey
1 tsp. Ceylon cinnamon powder
1 tbsp. raw cacao powder

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Raw Honey and Coconut Oil: 5 Fantastic Uses of This Superfood Duo

honeyJake Carney – Raw honey and coconut oil are two of the most powerful and popular healing foods around. Both have been used for centuries to treat common ailments, as well to support the health and beauty of one’s hair and skin.

When combined, these two superfoods are even more powerful than they are on their own. Add this duo to your health and beauty routine in the following 5 ways:

1. As a conditioning hair mask

Experiencing damaged or dry hair? Give this super easy, super conditioning hair mask a try to replenish moisture and increase softness and shine.
Ingredients:

1 tbsp. unrefined coconut oil
1 tbsp. raw honey

Instructions:

Simply mix the oil and honey together in a small bowl, and then apply to wet or dry hair, focusing on the most damaged, dry areas. Leave it in for up to an hour and then wash and condition your hair using your normal routine.

2. “CocoHoney” cough syrup

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