If you’re feeling tired and scattered despite fall’s fresh air, there’s a reason for that: Seven in 10 women have an overgrowth of candida, a type of yeast that lives in our body and feeds on sugar in our diet. And high candida levels trigger a sensitivity to mold, which thrives in piles of leaves and garden much. This triggers tiredness, forgetfulness, and achy joints. The easy fix? Adding a spoonful of coconut oil to your daily diet. Investigators at the University of Southern California found that the oil’s monolaurin cuts candida growth in half.
The next time you accidentally brush up against a hot skillet or nick your finger chopping veggies, reach for a jar of honey. When applied topically, honey creates a protective barrier for minor burns and cuts, plus its antibacterial compounds kill germs that can cause infection. What’s more, honey’s antioxidants help stop damaging inflammation that slows healing. Simply apply a coat of honey to your wound, then cover it with a bandage. Tip: Opt for raw honey since processing destroys the sweetener’s protective compounds.