I have gotten questions from parents regarding Manuka Honey, which my family uses and posts about on Instagram and Facebook. For the record, I’m not selling Manuka Honey. But I was asked to be an endorser for it and I readily agreed to be one because it works!
The health philosophy behind Manuka Honey is something that resonates with me. I’ve always been “anti” antibiotics and into preventive health so Manuka Honey makes sense for my family. To be honest, it is pricey. Some people are shocked when I tell them how much the MGO options can cost, but the reality is getting sick is costlier.
My youngest used to be highly prone to respiratory infections. Every month she would get sick for the first year of her life. And it would take a long time for her to get over what should have been a simple cough and cold. Her immune system was a little more fragile than her siblings’. So everytime a virus got passed around from child to child in our home, I was pretty certain she would be a casualty of it to a greater degree. Sometimes, I would have to resort to antibiotics because her breathing became laboured.
She was diagnosed as asthmatic when she was a year old. However, she’s been spared from major lung infections and issues as of late. I know this is God’s grace. But it’s also because her immune system is better.
We avoid giving her lots of sugary foods. She has time to play outdoors, under the sun (the good sun). When she’s sick, we take a pause from the dairy, and we keep her home so she can get lots of sleep. When she gets congested, we nebulise with saline solutions and give her Manuka honey. The place where we live has significantly less pollution than other parts of Manila so I know this also makes a difference. Since she is homeschooled, she has less exposure to sick peers, too. Therefore, she tends to be able to fight off these infections without medication.
Last week, she was fighting a cough and cold but she got past the fever and malaise stage by resting and taking Manuka Honey MGO 400 as a curative measure.
For those who want to know more about Manuka Honey and its benefits, please read on (if you don’t, I won’t take it personally. I won’t even know. ha ha. I know there are readers out there who don’t like me “endorsing” products. But rest assured, I’m selective and careful about what I write about on this site.)
New Zealand is the most isolated major honey producing country in the world. Its geographic location makes it an optimal place for the Manuka flowers to bloom. It has been know to produce Manuka honey with the highest Methylglyoxal content.
Manuka honey is a monofloral honey from the nectar of the Manuka flower that grows in remote unspoilt areas of New Zealand. It has unique and naturally present properties that aren’t found in other varieties of honey.
Methylglyoxal (MGO) is a compound that gives Manuka honey its antibacterial component. It is found in high concentration in the nectar of Manuka flowers. The higher the concentration, the stronger the antibiotic effect. So far, Manuka honey is the only food found with significant MGO content. Unlike antibiotics which destroy the balance of good bacteria vs. bad bacteria in our guts, Manuka honey doesn’t.
About 75% of mass produced honey is oftentimes artificially processed. It is usually made of artificial flavor, additives and food coloring that has either negative or very small health benefits.
Manuka Honey has several MGO concentrations. So naturally, the question is what MGO is best for me and my kids?
MGO 100 & 200 are best taken daily for maintenance to help boost the immune system. Children above 1 year old can take it (not younger). These both help to prevent coughs, colds, and flu. Take 1 teaspoon 15 to 30 minutes before breakfast and before going to bed.
MGO 400 & 550 help with acne and eczema, tooth decay and gingivitis, sore throats, respiratory health such as asthma and bronchitis, hyperacidity, acid reflux, stomach ulcers, constipation, diarrhea, burns, wounds and even MRSA. Manuka honey can be applied directly to a burn wound and it will soothe it dramatically. I’ve tried it myself on a wound that occurred due to baking.
Source for Manuka Honey information: Manukahealth.ph
Manuka products are available in:
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig (1-D Kensington Place, 1st Av. Burgos Circle)
Robinsons Magnolia (2nd Level)
Glorietta 2 (Ground Floor)
TriNoma (3rd Level)
Lucky Chinatown Mall (3rd Level, Reina Regente Street Corner, Binondo)
Ayala Center Cebu (2nd Level)
Ayala Abreeza Mall Davao (Ground Floor)
For more information and nationwide delivery, you may also contact 632-984-8855, 632-636-5588, 0999-9977-4277, 0917-863-5588 or check out their website at manukahealth.ph