Category: Health and Fitness

When discussing the various Manuka Honey benefits it is important to first gain an understanding of exactly what and from where, this honey originates from. Manuka honey is the honey that bees make from feeding on the Manuka bush flowers, these Manuka bushes are a native bush found. Honey in general has long been known for its medicinal qualities, but the honey derived from the Manuka bush has been found to have high levels of antibacterial, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Professor Molan has spent over twenty years studying Manuka honey and has developed a system for categorising its antibacterial properties.Do you want to learn more? Visit Comvita Manuka Honey.

Given that not all honey contains the same level of benefits, the ones that do, are referred to as Active Manuka Honey.The name Professor Molan gave to his system was the Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) and generally speaking the higher the UMF the better the antibacterial benefits. The recognised best UMF level is from 10 and upwards. The honey with a high UMF have been found to be excellent in healing wounds and ulcers and indeed the New Zealand Company Comvita, have established a thriving export business supplying medical care dressings utilising the natural healing properties of Active Manuka honey. The UMF is a registered trademark and thus obviously any Active Manuka Honey that is available on the market and has that trademark appended to it, you can be sure of its therapeutic qualities.

The benefits are not limited to just external use on the body, indeed medical tests have proven its success in treating the H Pylori bacteria which if untreated, can lead to the development of stomach ulcers. Digestive problems in general can all be helped by the daily consumption of a table spoon of Active Manuka Honey with UMF of 10 or above.

Another benefit is the soothing effect it has when we are suffering from a sore throat; stir a little honey into a warm cup of tea or glass of water and the anti-inflammatory properties of the honey help soothe the soreness. Indeed many people use a spoonful of this honey in their coffee, tea routinely and gain from both its natural sweetness and its beneficial digestive qualities. Due to the large number of Manuka Honey Benefits and the fact that it is a natural product with no nasty side effects, many products have been released onto the markets that combine the honey. These products range from beauty products, acne treatments, to a variety of digestive remedies and all can be purchased at your local store or via the internet.

Kratom Source is a website dedicated to the magical healing plant that is kratom. When used responsibly kratom has many benefits. Its most common benefits include helping with anxiety and depression, treating opiate addiction and withdrawal. It also does wonders for managing chronic pain. Alternatively there is a potential for abuse and it can be addictive. I strongly suggest you to visit this website to learn more about this.The main goal of this website is to advocate for the proper use of kratom and to properly educate about this amazing plant! With the recent surge in popularity of kratom in the US there are a lot of mixed opinions and misinformed people out there. We are here to provide up to date news, articles and unbiased reviews of current kratom vendors.

What is Kratom?

Mitragyna Speciosa (commonly known as kratom) is a tropical tree native to Southeast Asia. In cultures  where the plant grows, it has been used for hundreds of years as a natural medicine. Today it is used for both medicinal and recreational purposes. Generally people use and buy kratom in the form of a powder. The powder comes from partially mature kratom leaves harvested from fully mature trees. The leaves are washed, dried in the shade, then ground for optimum texture.

There are many different strains of kratom. Most commonly the strains are grouped into three main categories, greens, whites and reds. The colours come from the colours of the veins in the kratom leaves. Different kratom strains yield different effects on the user. Typically greens and whites are known as more energetic strains and reds are known as sedative strains.

Kratom Uses and Effects

Generally kratom is ingested in either capsules or the raw powder is mixed with a liquid. A typical dose would be anywhere from 2-6 grams and last as long as 3-8 hours. It can have psychoactive active affects such as stimulation, relaxation and euphoria depending on the strain and the person. In the brain, the main chemical in kratom, 7-hydroxymitragynine attaches itself to the opioid receptors giving opiate like affects to the user.

Most women who take the big step to reclaim their bodies after having children tell me that it’s the best money they have ever spent. By rejuvenating their breasts, tummies, hips and thighs, my Mommy Makeover patients can finally free their heads from that annoying little voice that constantly reminds them of their “problem” areas. Besides, don’t moms have enough little voices in their heads already?For further details check site mommy makeover.

Preparing for Your Mommy Makeover
Remember back when you had your first baby? While waiting to go into labor you likely used a check list to get all ready for the big day. After the baby came home, check lists and “to do’s” went out the window, and you were on your own! Well, we know moms can use all the help they can get, and this is even truer as you prepare for and recover from your Mommy Makeover surgery.

Here is a handy check list of things to buy/do/arrange for BEFORE your big day:

Choose books/magazines to read

Get DVDs to watch

Set up laptop computer near the bed

Buy groceries to last at least 1 week (healthy, high in protein)

Fill prescriptions for antibiotics and pain medications

Buy ice packs to reduce swelling

Set up nightstand with snacks, bottled water, remote controls for entertainment

Put extra sheets, pillows and towels near the bed

Get extra surgical dressings

Arrange for pet care

Arrange for child care

Secure companion to drive you home and stay with you for 1-2 days post surgery
Recovering from a Mommy Makeover
The most common mistake that busy moms make after undergoing a Mommy Makeover is trying to do too much too soon. It is very tempting to step back into the role of care giver, especially in those first few days after surgery. You often feel fairly good after coming home because of the pain medications used during your surgery. Do not make this mistake! Taking the time to properly recover from your Mommy Makeover is just as important as the surgery itself. You’ll feel better faster if you take the time to properly recover from your Mommy Makeover.
You will need consistent help at home for the first 2-3 days to make sure you take your pain medications, stay hydrated and have help getting in and out of bed or to the restroom. You may choose to recover for a day or two at a post-op recovery facility. These are like hotels that specialize in post cosmetic surgery care that can offer you experience and comfort that well-meaning family and friends may not have.
Drains will likely be placed in your incisions after surgery and measuring the output of fluid helps your surgeon to determine when to remove the drains. You may also go home with a pain pump, which is a magical ball that reduces pain by delivering numbing medication directly to your surgical area.