Simple, Modern Condiments: Products that Can Heal, Protect, and Improve Your Health

As a man of the modern era, it is easy to consider the lack of jet-powered shoes, floating automobiles, and nanobot healthcare as failures of the technology that we were once promised. But there is some pretty fantastic innovation that is currently hidden within simple, modern condiments that have been used for decades. Little did we know back in the day, all that was needed was a modern twist to these old classics, and it would make quite a difference in the current and future potential of your health.

Introducing the innovation of modern-day consumer condiments:

Transformation Factory Sea Moss Gel

Sea Moss gel sounds like a limiting description, but what you are looking at here is a smart substitute for jelly, jams, and flavor boosters.

These fruity-flavored gels contain enough sea moss per two tablespoons to offer 92 of the 102 minerals that are required for your body to maintain healthy functionality. And yeah, from our own taste tests these are a great alternative to traditional jams/jellies, except with less sugar and a whole lot more benefits. With flavors like Strawberry-Banana and pineapple, these are particularly tasty to spread over toast, spoon into oatmeal, or add to your favorite afternoon protein shake.

The founder, Alexiou Gibson, developed sea moss gel as an easy way to potentially address a number of health concerns, which may include arthritis (inflammation), asthma, thyroid, cancer (antioxidant, immunity boost), and obesity (alginate). It is also a great topical for various skin conditions. You could pretty much throw a dollop of this up into the air, and anywhere it falls it will end up doing good.

Get more information on the Transformation Factory here.

Small Town Cultures Raw Fermented Probiotics

Generations of families have been enjoying the health benefits of fermented foods, but here in the United States, not so much. These fermented goods are usually found within the family trees of farmers who have learned the art of growing, harvesting, and canning their own best-kept secrets.

Today, these benefits can be found within the small-batch production of Small Town Cultures. Fed by the waters of the Adirondack Mountains, these unpasteurized, all-natural, non-additive, gluten-free, and non-GMO jars are filled with the same fresh vegetables, fruits, micronutrients, enzymes, and prebiotic fiber of small-batch family recipes. And better yet, the benefits of these simple ingredients are plentiful. Properly fermented foods feed your second brain, hidden within your gut, possibly curing health issues that modern medicine is rarely able to address. These foods can reduce inflammation, balance an unbalanced microbiome (potential cause of IBS, type 2 diabetes, autoimmune and other disorders), plus boost your immunity against all that is bad.

You can find retailers all over the Eastern side of the United States, and everybody else can order online here.

New Zealand Honey Co. Manuka Honey

Why should you stretch your dollar across the globe, all the way to New Zealand, just to get a simple jar of honey? Well, the wildly delicious taste comes to mind first, but a close second would be the incredible health benefits of 10+ UMF and 263+ MGO. Those abbreviated scratchings may not mean much now, but we’re about to change that.

UMF stands for “Unique Manuka Factor”, and it is a grading system for the quality, purity, and authenticity of Manuka honey. The more the better in some cases, but 10+ is the sweet spot for most people. MGO (Methylglyoxal) is a compound produced only by the bees that visit the trees of the Leptospermum Scoparium (a.k.a. “tea tree”). You’ve probably heard of a tea tree and its many amazing benefits. Well, these are not the same tea trees that produce tea tree oil, but the honey produced by these flowers has some similar characteristics of antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal. Manuka honey has a warm floral flavor, unlike the tea tree you may know, and it is a native luxury in New Zealand that must be sourced overseas for the rest of us.

But what’s all the fuss about one tree and its colonies of local bees?

Well, its antibacterial properties allow it to heal wounds, both on the skin and in the mouth (It fights gingivitis and diabetic foot ulcers, and is one of the most effective natural options available). It may control acne and reduce scarring, improve hair health, soothe a sore throat, boost immunity, spike energy levels, and balance hormones. And not to be forgotten, you can simply dip a spoon inside the jar and pop it straight into your mouth, and a smile is almost guaranteed (as its floral flavor is truly distinctive to Manuka honey only).

We were sent a sample from New Zealand Co, and we found it delicious when roasted with raw peanuts, and mixed with peanut butter, oatmeal, popcorn, pizza crust, granola, and yogurt. Plus it made a nice sweetener for protein and fruit smoothies. But one jar only goes so far, so there are many other ways that we’d like to experiment with it in the future.

And that’s the simple and hopeful story about Manuka. To learn more about its various uses, concentrations, and recipes visit here or you can buy directly from Amazon.

Herbal Revolution Tonics & Elixers

Imagine taking all the health benefits of apple cider vinegar, and then pumping it with a well-planned assortment of potent herbs and spices. That sounds like a fantastic start to your morning that would serve equally well to end a long day. And from what science tells us about the fermentation process of raw apple cider vinegar, the least you might expect is improvement in weight loss, high blood sugar (diabetes), and cholesterol levels.

Bitters (“tonics”) are commonly used as drink flavorers these days, for everything from an Old Fashioned to a Bloody Mary. But there are powerful medicinal properties hidden within nature, most of which we understand very little. The clinical herbalists at Herbal Revolution use the knowledge that has been gathered for centuries to help bring extra support where you need it, while also adding a kick to your cocktails, recipes, and your morning ritual (let’s call it a morning “shot” for your health). They have tonics for respiratory and digestive health (“Fire”), digestion and liver function (“Tumeric”), immunity (Elderberry”), digestion and nervous system (“Digestive”), and more.

The founder and CEO, Katheryn Langelier, has 25 years of organic farming and herbal medicine going towards each handcrafted mix. And while they may not be able to prescribe tonics individually, keep in mind that most amazing stories of healing with foods usually involve expert/clinical direction mixed with a bit of trial and error. There are never any promises with herbal therapy, but we can say based on the sample we tried, Herbal Revolution offers a quality product with good flavor. Our favorite way to use their Fire Tonic was as a morning “shot” to start the day, and an evening kick to a Bloody Mary (virgin or spiked).

Learn more about Herbal Revolution here, and you can also purchase directly from Amazon.

We may not be in the age of nanobot healing, but your body is so much more amazing than you might be giving it credit for, and there are plenty of examples of amazing bodies in action to give pause to any naysayers. Cheers, to your best health today and in the future, and we’ve already given you several ways that you can drink to that.

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About Dr. Eric J. Leech

Eric has written for over a decade. Then one day he created, a site for every guy.

About Dr. Eric J. Leech

Eric has written for over a decade. Then one day he created, a site for every guy.