Tips for Cultivating a Green Thumb

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The changing of the seasons is upon us, which means spring is soon to arrive! Typically associated with renewal, growth, and blossoming, springtime is often a moment of joy and revived spirits. Many take it upon themselves to cast away their winter baggage and start afresh. Beyond spring cleaning, this can mean starting new routines, involving oneself in new activities, or even learning new skills. One fascinating yet relaxing activity that’s perfect for making the most of the warmer weather: gardening. For those who have been curious about having your own garden, right now is a great time to cultivate...

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Manuka Honey’s Heart-Healthy Benefits

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ManukaGuard’s mission is to illuminate the science of honey and harness its unique, all-natural healing properties. Most research on the health benefits of honey focus on its treatment of three major issues: inflammation, immune support, and gut health. Our products also make use of honey’s known benefits for sleep, sinus relief, allergen support, and energy maintenance. Excitingly, pioneering studies are also beginning to find links between honey and heart health. How does this work? In fact, many of the health issues mentioned above are increasingly being understood to be deeply related to the cardiovascular system. As science reveals the holistic...

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Happy Valentine’s Day

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Happy Valentine’s Day from ManukaGuard! As producers of all-natural Manuka honey, we’re experts in all things sweetness, which makes today one of our favorite holidays of the year.  Whether celebrating with a candlelit dinner, a daytime adventure, or a perfectly-chosen gift, it’s the perfect time to show the people in your life how much you love them. This is also true if you have a non-romantic Valentine like a friend or family member – you might not want to scatter rose petals across their floor, but there are plenty of other ways to express your gratitude and devotion to your...

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Manuka Honey Face Masks for Radiant Winter Skin

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For many, the cold, dry climate of winter can throw your trusty skincare regimen off track. From chronic dryness to ongoing irritation, winter weather can provoke a wide range of unpleasant skin conditions that can affect your confidence and motivation. Fortunately, Manuka honey presents an all-natural skincare solution in a single ingredient that will reduce inflammation while cleansing and purifying the skin. Winter weather might mean bundling up, but it shouldn’t mean drying out. Manuka honey is a rare type of honey found only in New Zealand, produced by bees that feed on the Manuka bush native to the region....

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At-Home Activities to Lower Stress While Energizing the Mind

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When we think of stress relief, we tend to think of calming activities that slow things down and lower our energy levels. While it is important to create space in your life for respite and relaxation, there’s another mental health necessity that’s often overlooked: fun. It can be hard to find time in your busy schedule to enjoy yourself, and social distancing restrictions make social plans even harder. The good news is there are many easy activities for adults to enjoy at home, raising morale and in turn, lowering stress. Science supports the notion that spirit-lifting activities have long-term benefits...

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All-Natural Ways to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle During Cold Season

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We’re well into the winter, meaning we’ve reached the height of cold and flu season. While most of our wellness efforts have understandably focused on preventing Covid-19, it’s also critically important to be on guard against other common winter illnesses. The good news: there are many easy, affordable, and all-natural ways to fortify the body, strengthening its defenses to preserve peak health all season long. ManukaGuard is happy to share our favorite tips and tricks that will help you stay healthy, happy, and energized through the winter. Sleep. It sounds simple (and highly enjoyable), but many of us don’t get...

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