Manuka honey popular around the world

In the last post, we wrote about the dirtiest places/objects that are infested with bacteria and bio contaminants that can make a person ill if they’re not careful. In some cases, infections can occur if not treated properly.

If you have been living under a rock and you don’t know by now, Manuka (tea tree) honey is a very powerful natural remedy used for anti-bacterial treatments in the medical field as well as home based health cures.

The best Manuka honey UMF brands are in quite high demand across the world. It’s evident with the amount of promotion done in foreign countries.

Here’s a Korean ad from Innisfree that’s advertising Manuka honey face masks:

innisfree korean manuka mask


It’s bullet points include:

  • Made of rich moisturizing nutrition of Manuka honey
  • Jeju green complex – green tea, citrus, white magnolia, camelia, and orchid
  • great adhesion to keep skin moist for a long time – triple layer sheet


And here’s another ad from Manuka doctor promoting their product in Thailand.

Manuka doctor thailand

This honey is actually very popular with people in Singapore. Not sure how that first started but the appetite for Manuka has been steadily increasing over the years.

Due to its versatile use, it’s a really good idea to keep a jar around the house in case. Other natural ingredients you should also keep in the cabinet are coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, and cinnamon.

What are the dirtiest items you come in contact with on a daily basis?

Wash your hands as often as you can. You learn that from a very young age but most adults don’t do it frequently enough on a daily basis and end up getting sick. Not only does this affect you in terms of health, but also financially as you may have to take time off work to recover.

Germs and bacteria are not visible to the naked eye so it’s difficult to tell how ‘dirty’ something really is until it’s too late and you get hit with illness! Unless you decide to wear latex gloves 24/7 and label yourself as a germophobe, be aware of this top 5 list of objects that you had contact with today. Make sure you properly wash your hands after touching them or else feel the wrath of mr. virus!

health hazard



Unless you use plastic only, it’s almost guaranteed that you’re handling dollar bills on a regular basis. There are over 100k bacteria on every single bill in circulation. It’s not surprising as these pieces of paper get passed around more than a game of hot potatoes.

Cell Phones

This is probably the most hands-on item that everyone uses. Guess what? It’s covered in germs! They’ll be playing their phone games while taking a no. 2. Hands are generally washed, but not the phone! Yuck!

Door Knobs

Another heavy bacterial culprit. Door handles are probably the most germ infested objects that we humans touch every day besides money and our smartphones. I can’t imagine how filthy public washroom knobs are without cringing in disgust. Be smart and use a paper towel to open the door next time!

Gas Pump

How many hands per day do you think have squeezed the same pump handle? Do you think people generally clean their hands before filling up the gas? Or you’ve seen attendants give them a good wipe down to keep them sanitized? I don’t think so either.


You’re at work and your dirty little fingers often transfer hazardous bio contaminants to your letter punchers (probably after touching the doors and cash when you went out for lunch today!). Remember to give your keyboard a good ol’ wipe down often with a damp cloth mixed with some gentle soap.


It’s all about living well!

This is the first post from ICMART!


After scouring the web this week I found some very interesting news that perked my brows coming from the health and science sector.

Below are my top 3 picks for the hottest news this past week:

Does acupuncture help boost pregnancy rates in women?

Seems like Eastern medicine is finding its way back to the western medical world! Apparently combining acupuncture therapy combined with other forms of reproductive tactics can help improve a woman’s chances of conceiving.

These ancient chinese techniques can help regulate women’s menstrual cycles, jump start the ovulation process, and help reduce stress levels. Furthermore, it can help increase pelvic and uterus blood circulation as well as minimize side effects of alternative medication.

There’s a nice short video from Fully Active Centre that talks about the benefits of pre-birth acupuncture sessions

So Coca Cola backed research says that sugary drinks isn’t a cause that make people obese?

This is coming from a company that makes billions of dollars worldwide from selling their beverages that are laced with almost 40 grams of sugar per 330ml can. You’ll need to run about 7km to burn off the calories that equate to that one can of soda.

I don’t know about you, but this seems like a ‘classic’ (yes pun intended) case of conflict of interest at the highest level, like, out of the stratosphere high!


Health care isn’t that FREE in Canada after all

So a story came out saying the true cost of health care in Canada for the average sized family of 3-4 (give or take) amounts to about $11,000 a year….WHAT? The envy of all Americans have just gone down the drain northern neighbor!

The $11k figure is the amount of tax dollars each family contributes to public health insurance. According to Statistics Canada, the cost of health care is increasing about 1.6 times faster than average income earned. At this rate, the free health care system won’t be free much longer if it doesn’t do something about it.