Navitas Giveaway Winner & Honey World Review


Last week I had a Navitas product giveaway and the lucky winner was…


Congrats Simi! Email your address to and I’ll send you the goodies!


I recently had the privilege of trying some manuka honey and bee pollen from Honey World. Both are known for their impressive health benefits.

The bee pollen is made up of little yellow grains that I added to my oatmeal in the mornings. It can also be sprinkled on cereal, yogurt, mashed potatoes, almond butter or honey toast. Bee pollen is known for its energy boosting and stress fighting properties. It also lowers blood pressure and helps with skin conditions.

Bee pollen contains all essential amino acids – it is a complete protein. It also contains Vitamins A, Bs, C, D, E, K, and Rutin. It has 28 of the trace minerals our body needs for good health, as well as the enzymes and co-enzymes necessary for its digestion. It is also only 90 calories per ounce.

Dr. Joseph Mercola writes:

Pollen is considered an energy and nutritive tonic in Chinese medicine. Cultures throughout the world use it in a surprising number of applications: for improving endurance and vitality, extending longevity, aiding recovery from chronic illness, adding weight during convalescence, reducing cravings and addictions, regulation of the intestines, building new blood, preventing infectious diseases such as the cold and flu (it has antibiotic type properties), and helping overcome retardation and other developmental problems in children. It is thought to protect against radiation and to have anti-cancer qualities.

The manuka honey comes all the way from New Zealand and is known for its anti-bacterial properties. It is used to improve energy levels, as well as in cold, flu, and sore throat treatments. Of course, it tastes great. But it can also be used topically to treat conditions like athletes foot, insect bites, rashes, pressure sores, and chronic wounds.

Here are two common uses:

1. For sore throats and colds.

When you feel you are coming down with a cold and start getting a sore throat, take 1 teaspoon of manuka honey and let it slowly melt in your mouth and slip down your throat. Do not drink liquids right afterwards. Do this 2-4 times/day, for as long as you have to.

2. For acne.

Wash your face with warm water. Tie back your hair and apply a thin layer of manuka honey all over your face. Leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water.

As a runner, I’ve found the honey to be a great simple carb/sugar source for energy before a run, or refueling after a long run. And if I ever get an injury on my foot due to barefoot running, I could also use it as a salve. In combination with the consumption of the bee pollen, which improves endurance and helps build new blood, I feel like my bases are covered. I’d recommend both of these as natural, runner-friendly foods.

Many thanks to Honey World for providing these great products.

6 responses

  1. I’m just curious, could you talk a little bit about the difference between Manuka Honey and the kind you find in a regular grocery store?

    Thanks for the constant stream of new and faciniating information.

    • Margie, try some garlic. Take a clove and chop it up into small pieces. Swallow it whole without chewing, with water – like a pill. You can do this as often as you need to – daily, even 3x/day. Garlic boosts your immune system and always shortens or eliminates my colds.

    • Hi Margie,
      sorry to hear you’re not feeling well. If you don’t like to take raw garlic treatment suggested earlier (not to mention the bad breath) try our Manuka honey which works wonders for all types of ailments. Take 3 tsp/day and not only will you be on your way to quick recovery but it will also boost your immune system to prevent you from getting sick in the future. I’ve been taking it for over 1 year and have not been sick once so far!

  2. Virtually any discomfort or other difficulties due to a sore throat can be abated, or even cared for completely, along with effortless self-treatments you can do at home. Gargling can be a recommended apply. You might try out gargling along with tepid to warm water mixed with stand salt. Drinking plenty of water can also be essential. Get added slumber, with this promotes more quickly recovery. Popsicles or even cold refreshments are good for sore throats. ,

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