The Whole You
by Wendy Humphris, ROHP
In the last 10 years, a movement towards achieving health through more natural means has become very popular. More and more people are learning about the ways in which people cared for injuries and infections, and have been shocked to discover that our world provides a variety of solutions, but what kinds of natural substances can aid health? In their search, a few items found in the home have some come to stand out, and this article will be discussing a few of the ways that honey and cinnamon can help your immune system.
This golden substance produced by bees has long been associated with healing and health. For thousands of years, people have used honey for application on badges, and science now reveals some of the secrets to it’s marvellous properties. Studies have shown that honey contains powerful antioxidants. These vitamins and trace minerals help to break down free radicals that can cause massive damage to cells, and can possibly protect against a multitude of possible ailments.
Honey is also probiotic, in that it delivers many of the important flora responsible for proper digestion, and the control of metabolism in the body. As honey is digested, the microflora deposit themselves into the stomach and large intestine to aid in digestive function, as well as provide a buffer against harmful microbes by attacking them and destroying their membranes.
Cinnamon interesting spice comes from the inner bark of trees belonging to the the genus of Cinnamomum. This flavourful and festive spice is well known for its contributions to recipes, but it has many hidden properties which make it an important player in the world of natural health. For one, cinnamon is full of antioxidants, which can help with healthy aging. They also have the ability to help repair cells damaged by cancer causing agents.
Cinnamon is also a powerful anti-inflammatory, and can lessen many of the risks associated with heart disease, which include high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. Having less stress on the body also means a more efficient immune system, and allows the body to fight infection.
When honey and cinnamon are combined, their antimicrobial power is strengthened. The combination of these two powerful antimicrobials and antioxidants may even help to prevent some sickness in people. They also work together by stimulating white blood cell production.
Wendy Humphris, ROHP
I’m a holistic nutritionist and I transform health for a living.