Allergic Fungal Sinusitis (AFS) is a common allergic reaction, which occurs in the sinuses of people with a compromised immune system (patients with diabetes or aids).There two different forms of invasive fungal sinusitis varying in severity: acute invasive fungal sinusitis, and chronic invasive sinusitis. While acute invasive fungal sinusitis is the most serious and severe … Continue reading Allergic Fungal Sinusitis
Skin and chronic wound infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus are on the rise worldwide. To make matters worse this bacteria, which is a common causative agent of acute and chronic skin infections, has now become resistant to antibiotics. In the United States alone chronic wound infections affect 6.5 million patients and is estimated to cost the … Continue reading Why Pairing Manuka honey with Antibiotics creates successful wound healing
Upper respiratory-tract infections (URTI) occur most commonly in childhood. On average, a healthy three-year old child suffers from 6-10 colds per year. These types of colds are generally mild but the symptoms can cause a fever and make your child irritable, lethargic and uncomfortable. According to the world health organization, respiratory infections account for 20% … Continue reading Propolis for Children, help them breath
MG (Methylglyoxol) is found in a range of food products including wine, beer, roasted coffee, bread, dairy products, soy sauce and lipids (fats). But the reason we are talking about it is because it also constitutes the major part of the total antibacterial activity found in New Zealand Manuka honey. MG is thought to increases … Continue reading What is Methylglyoxol?
The holidays are here and you know as well as I that all thoughts of eating well go right out the window. There is chocolate, candy, Christmas dinner and the like to enjoy. There are work parties and home parties and so much more over our wonderful holiday season. But, don't worry Pacific Resources is … Continue reading Eat well even over Christmas!
There are lots of articles out there that talk about how great Manuka honey is for wound care and how it can kill different bacteria but unless you have a science degree or a keen interest in how bacteria works its pretty difficult to understand how it actually does this. So let me break it … Continue reading What does Manuka honey do to bacteria, exactly?
We’ve discussed the many ways that propolis is good for us and our families but we haven’t looked at why bees collect propolis in the first place. Propolis a plant based resin is used to give a hive structure and to protect it against predators, microbes and pathogens. Bees collect propolis and distribute it throughout … Continue reading Used for both architecture and immune support, propolis, a bee’s sucess
We’ve heard that manuka honey has fantastic properties and is a bonafide alternative treatment for human patients in clinics throughout the world. But did you know that veterinarians are also using manuka honey? Studies have come to the conclusion that not only are the antibacterial properties of manuka honey good for us but it’s also … Continue reading Veterinary use of Manuka Honey
The worker bees have many jobs inside and outside of the hive, and for this reason they out number the drone bees 100 to 1. Inside the hive the worker bee's are assigned to the following roles nurse, queen's attendants, cleaners, undertakers, builders, capper, ripener, and repairers. Like a large factory each bee has it's own … Continue reading House Jobs for the Worker bees
Bee's have many jobs those inside the hive and those outside. Without these many jobs the hive would neither thrive or succeed and the colony would die. We talked about the jobs inside the hive in a previous article so now lets look at the jobs bee's have outside the hive. The outside jobs assigned … Continue reading Jobs for bee’s outside the Hive