Last month, while shopping in a local health food store on Cape Cod (Massachusetts), I came across a few jars of Manuka honey. They survived the crazy trip back to Firenze, and oh, I am sooo thrilled to have ’em!
Made by New Zealand bees, Manuka honey has very strong antibacterial, antifungal and antiprotozoal properties, see: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3787867.stm. According to a New Zealand researcher, Prof. Molan, it can even tackle antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria – a growing problem for hospitals around the world. It apparently also has antioxidant, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory activity. I am now taking 1-2 tablespoons a day. Could this honey help me fight off the H1N1 virus, too? Not sure, but anything is possible. Besides, I happen to love honey…!
P.S. A quick note on the most recent addition to my daily supplement intake. I have decided to take ashwagandha (see my ashwagandha page on the right) for about a month. That’s not much time to test a new extract, true, but it’s all I have before my next set of blood tests. Okay, Tetris is roaring for my attention…I told you, this game is bloody addictive. I am up to level 6 now… 😉