Stomach Discomfort

How is Honeydew Honey Created?

Which tree creates most of New Zealand’s Honeydew Honey? Whilst there are a few species of trees that are used to create the rich Honeydew Honey in New Zealand, the most common variety is the Black Beech tree, which is native to the dense forests of the South Island. One of our best-selling brands, Rainbow Station, primarily collects their honeydew honey from the pristine Nelson Lakes area around Nelson City, where the environment is 1We recommend taking a spoon or two, both in the morning and the evening to give your immune system & digestion system a daily boost.   It’s the perfect addition for your breakfast routine too – you can add it to yoghurt or toast, and it makes your smoothies taste better too so what’s not to like?00% clean and unaffected by pollution and most importantly kept safe from traditional chemical pesticides.  This allows Rainbow Station to create…

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How does Manuka Honey help with Stomach Discomfort?

Did you know that our stomachs contain millions of bacteria that are beneficial to both our digestion system & immune system? It contains good bacteria to help our body to digest food as well as having an impact on our appetite & mood.  MG in Manuka Honey Honey has always been known for its antibacterial properties and is still being used actively in wound care throughout the NHS.  In the 1980s, scientists found that Manuka Honey contains a chemical compound called Methylglyoxal, which is also commonly known as MG. This chemical compound was later classified as a prebiotic, and it helps us to grow our own prebiotics. Manuka Honey also has other complex enzymes, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory chemical compounds, and those combined make Manuka Honey the perfect natural choice, for those with stomach or digestive complaints. How does Manuka Honey help your digestion discomfort? Helps to settle your stomach Just…

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Apple Cider Vinegar and Weight Loss

Is it a myth or a fact that Apple Cider Vinegar helps promote weight loss? It’s a fact, for a variety of reasons. To begin with, Apple Cider Vinegar is a fatty acid that your body transforms into acetate and hydrogen which helps you to digest your food more efficiently There are a few areas in which Apple Cider Vinegar can help with weight loss, which include: Lowering your Blood Sugar Level – keeping the metabolism running to its optimum Increasing your Metabolism – getting your body to burn calories quicker Burning Fat by encouraging your body to dissolve fat and dispose of it What’s more, Apple Cider Vinegar generally creates a sense of fullness in the stomach & digestion system which helps to suppress your appetite and decrease calorie intake. A win-win According to Johnston and Buller’s (2005) study on glycemia, they identified that people who had apple cider…

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Is Apple Cider Vinegar as useful as they say? The answer is…

Apple Cider Vinegar has been used since ancient times for cooking and medicinal purposes, including cleaning, preserving food and also in all sorts of cooking recipes. What benefits could apple cider vinegar bring to my body? The sugar in apples is fermented to make apple cider vinegar. They then turn into acetic acid, a key component of vinegar that is responsible for its health benefits, alongside the “mother” (the natural bits you see in quality Apple Cider Vinegars).  This super ‘food’ is packed full of 100% natural bacteria, enzymes and minerals which are useful in helping to fight toxins and bacteria within the body, as well as aiding with digestion discomfort and helping with controlled weight loss. Apple Cider Vinegar is useful in 4 key ways: A. Anti-Bacterial Properties Acetic acid, the primary component of vinegar, can kill or prevent hazardous germs from multiplying. It’s been used as a disinfectant…

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How to Avoid Holiday Stomach Upsets

Tips on how to avoid Holiday Stomach Upsets Isn’t annoying when you go away on holiday and your digestion system gets upset?  The last thing you want to do is have sensitive stomach & bowels when you want to be by the pool in that swimming costume!  So here are our top tips to reduce the chance of an incident: Avoid ICE –  in most countries Ice is made from the local water which sometimes has a different set of sterilisation and fluoridisation from home, so, Ice made from local water can upset the balance of your system. Wherever possible, drink bottled water – but don’t forget to check the seal if the bottle is put on your table, or, watch the waiter undo the bottle, that way you can ensure a seal was present which isn’t always the case in more remote parts of the world. Try to avoid…

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