How good is Manuka Honey?

Active honeys are sourced from the flowering plant species of Leptospermum that are native to Australia and New Zealand. The indigenous people from both lands have been using Manuka in their traditional medicines for centuries. Honey is naturally antimicrobial arising from factors such as the osmolarity, pH, hydrogen peroxide content and saturation of sugars. Active honeys have a far greater antibacterial capability to normal honey. Active honeys commonly have a naturally thick consistency with a strong rich flavour, being relatively dark in colour when compared to most honeys. The antimicrobial properties in active honeys help to heal cuts, wounds and abrasions, and even fungal conditions s

GETTING THE KIDS OUTDOORS IN AUTUMN

Yes it may be Autumn, but we are still lucky to be able to have fun outdoors. I really love getting outdoors, but sometimes feel like I am dragging two kids in tow. Of course you want to encourage your children to go outside when the weather is nice, but when you have two teenagers, as I do, sometimes you have to battle the influence of the TV, xbox and other electronic gadgets. Even little ones need some encouragement. This means having some ideas up your sleeve, so they don’t have any excuses not to go outside. This can be an opportunity to spend some time with your children, to play and learn together. Going outdoors can be inexpensive and it is a good way of seeing what is around your h

TAP VERSUS BOTTLED WATER – THE WATER ARGUMENT

Unless you having been living under a rock, I’m sure you have been hearing the discussions about buying bottled water versus using tap water. A lot of people have been buying bottled water not only because it is convenient, but they are under the impression it is better for them rather than tap water. However, Choice magazine has found that consumers are paying huge money for bottled water compared to tap water and are not getting what they are think. “If you drink two litres a day from the tap, you'll pay about $1.50 a year. Drink the same amount from single-serve bottles, however, and you could be looking at more than $2800 a year.” Choice Magazine, 8th August 2014. Do you buy bottled wate