Sunday, July 18, 2010
Using Manuka Honey During Pregnancy
Manuka honey is an excellent natural remedy which is scientifically proven to assist within the therapy of many health conditions, reducing the need for pharmaceuticals, which have a tendency to cause negative side effects. Manuka Honey harnesses powerful healing properties which have proven to be more successful at treating a wide range of infections, even when compared to some of the most powerful antibiotics.
Manuka Honey can be used to treat conditions such as stomach aches/ulcers, sore/strep throat, acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, gastritis, urinary tract infections, ear infections, sinus infections, etc. Scientist have discovered very powerful healing properties that are derived from the floral nectar component of the Manuka plant, indigenous to New Zealand.
Manuka Honey is perfectly safe to be taken while pregnant. It can also be taken while breastfeeding. It is an excellent alternative to traditional forms of medication and can be used when pregnant with no negative side effects. There is no evidence suggesting that it can negatively affect an unborn child.
It is important to know that infants under the age of one year old should not consume honey of any kind. Due to Clostridium Botulinum which may be present in some honeys, feeding infants honey is known to be the cause of a disease called infant botulism. This bacteria will not germinate within the digestive system of individuals older than one year of age. Due to an under developed intestinal system, infants can not break down this form of bacteria.
Things to remember:
1. It is safe to consume Manuka Honey when pregnant.
2. It is safe to consume Manuka Honey when breast feeding.
3. It is safe to use Manuka Honey on the skin when pregnant.
4. It is safe for infants to use Manuka Honey topically on the skin.
5. It is not safe to feed infants under the age of 12 months honey of any kind unless it is gamma irradiated.
For more information or to purchase Manuka Honey, call 1-866-427-7329 or visit www.HoneymarkProducts.com.