Raw Unfiltered Unprocessed Honey
Not sure about ALL of this but there is clearly enough to make honey a
serious personal study. To test it I ate a half pound in one day and a sugar
would normally make my feet itch like crazy (candida)
and nothing happened. Here we go. Send me your personal experiences.
Honey contains a wide variety of vitamins,
minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. The vitamins found in honey include
niacin, riboflavin and pantothenic acid; minerals present include calcium,
copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc. In
addition honey contains a variety of flavonoids and phenolic acids which act
as antioxidants, scavenging and eliminating free radicals.
University of Illinois food scientists have discovered that honey packs the
same antioxidant punch as spinach and strawberries. "And that means
substituting honey for sugar and other sweeteners is a delicious way to give
yourself some fantastic health benefits," declares lead researcher Nicki
Engeseth, Ph.D. Studies revealed that eating 2 - 4 Tbs. of honey daily can
raise antioxidant levels in your bloodstream by almost 10%. How does this
help your health? "The antioxidants stop cholesterol from sticking to blood
vessel walls," explains Engeseth. "And that's essential for preventing the
buildup of artery-clogging plaque." Other research shows the antioxidants
may help your liver flush up to 84 percent of artery-clogging fats out of
your system, enough to slash your heart attack and stroke risk by 20%.
Clinical studies have shown that honey
enhances the growth of healthful bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. The
effect of honey was similiar to that of commercial FOS, GOS and inulin.
Sweeteners other than honey did not appear to have an effect on stimulating
1. Honey can enhance the growth of acid production of human Bifidobacterium
ss. Journal of Food Protection. 2002; 65(1); 214-8
2. Honey enhances the production of lactic acid from Bifidobacteria, Journal
of Food Science, 2001;66(3): 478-481
Doctors have used raw honey to treat seasonal allergies since it contains
the pollen that causes 90% of the allergies in the first place. By eating a
teaspoon daily the patient builds up an immunity. Dr. William Peterson, The
Bee Hive Bible pp. 127-130
Honey Aids In Absorption of Calcium
A new study conducted at Purdue University showed that consuming honey along
with supplemental calcium enhanced calcium absorption in rats. In addition,
the absorption of calcium was increased as the amount of honey was
increased. The study, led by Dr. Berdine Martin, was presented at the
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology meeting, April
2-5, 2005 in San Diego, CA.
One of the key strategies for reducing the likelihood of developing low bone
mass (and subsequent osteoporosis) is to consume the recommended amounts of
calcium. It is also important that the calcium consumed be absorbed by the
body. Dietary factors that have been shown to enhance the absorption of
calcium include vitamin D and the sugars found in honey.
Speed Healing With Honey
The use of honey as a wound dressing goes back to ancient times and has now
been "rediscovered' by modern medicine, according to Dr. Peter Molan of the
University of Waikato, New Zealand. The antibacterial properties of honey
may help clear infection in wounds, and the anti-inflammatory action of
honey may reduce pain and may improve circulation which hastens the healing
process. According to Dr. Molan, "Honey stimulated the re-growth of tissue
involved in healing, making healing faster and reducing scarring". The
credit goes to honey's rich supply of natural antibiotics and enzymes.
In one study 87% of patients with honey coated burns healed completely
within two weeks, compared to just 10% of those treated with a standard Rx,
silver sulfadiazine. Follow up research showed the honey destroyed 100% of
the bacteria that cause infections.
1. Honey in the Treatment of Wounds and Burns, American Journal of
Dermatology, 2001,Vol. 2 No. 1, pp.13-19
2. Honey is Effective in the Treatment of Post Surgical Wounds, Acta Paedatr.
1998 Apr; 87(4); 429-32
3. Honey's Ability To Stimulate Inflammatory Cytokine Production From
Monocytes May Help Explain Its Wound Healing Capacity, Cytokine. 2003 Mar 7;
Honey & Oral Health
Honey is known to possess a variety of antioxidants and antibacterial
substances that have been shown to inhibit growth of a wide range of
bacteria and fungi. The antimicrobial properties of honey may render it
beneficial in the treatment of various oral ailments including periodontal
disease and mouth ulcers.
1. Select Honeys Demonstrate Antimicrobial Activity Against Oral Pathogens,
Journal of Dental Research, 2002; 80:349
2. Manuka Honey May Aid in the Treatment of Gingivitis, Journal of The
International Academy of Periodentology. 2004 Apr; 6 920;63-7
3. The Potential of Honey To Promote Oral Wellness, General Dentistry, 2001,
vol.49, No. 6, ppp.584-589.
Give Yourself an Energy Advantage
Feeling tired? Then make a beeline for honey. Researchers have found that
eating 1 - 2 Tbs. of honey helps people exercise harder and longer--and
keeps them from feeling sluggish afterward. In fact, "honey not only
prevents fatigue during exercise, it helps you to stay energized for up to 2
hours afterward." Say Richard Kreider, Ph.D., head of exercise and sports
nutrition at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
HINT: A Teaspoon of honey in your water bottle is a great substitute for
Honey in Beauty/Personal Care
Honey has been used in beauty regimens since the time of Cleopatra and is
just as popular today. It's easy to see why. Honey is a natural humectant,
which means it attracts and retains moisture. It is also an anti-irritant,
making it suitable for sensitive-skin and baby products. Honey has no
additives or preservatives one of the few products that can be packed and
sold straight from nature. It requires no processing or refining. Honey can
be used as a facial moisturizer, body scrub, hair conditioner or just add it
to your bath water.
Beekeeping's Benefit to Agriculture
Millions of acres of U.S. crops depend on insect pollination. An estimated
80% is accomplished by honeybees. Numerous crops are 90% dependant on honey
bee pollination. Some of these include apples, cherries, avocados,
blueberries, cranberries, melons, cucumbers and sunflowers. About one-third
of our diet is derived from insect pollinated plants.
The almond crop is entirely dependent on honeybee pollination--without
honeybees there would be no almonds. California is responsible for more than
half of the worlds production of almonds.
A Cornell University study determined that honeybee pollination is a major
benefit to the price and supply of food for the United States. The 1999
study concluded that the direct value of the honeybee population annually to
U.S. agriculture is $14.6 billion dollars.
Facts on honey and cinnamon:
It is found that a mixture of
honey and cinnamon cures most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the
countries of the world. Scientists of today also accept honey as a "Ram Ban"
(very effective) medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used
without any side effects for any kind of diseases.
Today's science says that even though honey is sweet, if taken in the right
dosage as a medicine, it does not harm diabetic patients. Weekly World News,
a magazine in Canada, on its issue dated 17 January, 1995 has given the
following list of diseases that can be cured by honey and cinnamon as
researched by western scientists:
HEART DISEASES: Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on sprouted
bread, instead of jelly and jam, and eat it regularly for breakfast. It
reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and saves the patient from heart
attack. Also those who have already had an attack, if they do this pro cess
daily, they are kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of the
above process relieves loss of breath and strengthens the heart beat. In
America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully
and have found that as you age, the arteries and veins lose their
flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and
ARTHRITIS: Arthritis patients may take daily, morning, and night, one cup of
hot water with two spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon
powder. If taken regularly even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent
research conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when the
doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and
half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before break f ast, they found that within a
week, out of the 200 people so treated, practically 73 patients were totally
relieved of pain, and within a month, mostly all the patients who could not
walk or move around because of arthritis started walking without pain.
BLADDER INFECTIONS: Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon
of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in
TOOTHACHE: Make a paste of one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and five
teaspoons of honey and apply on the aching tooth. This may be applied three
times a day until the tooth stops aching.
CHOLESTEROL: Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder
mixed in 16 ounces of tea water, given to a cholesterol patient, was found
to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two
hours. As mentioned fo r arthritic patients, if taken three times a day, any
chronic cholesterol is cured. According to information received in the said
journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of
COLDS: Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one
tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three
days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and clear the
UPSET STOMACH: Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also
clears stomach ulcers from the root.
GAS: According to the studies done in India and Japan, it is revealed that
if honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.
IMMUNE SYSTEM: Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune
system and protects the body from bacteria and viral attacks. Scientists
have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts.
Constant use of honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight bac
teria and viral diseases.
INDIGESTION: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken
before food relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.
INFLUENZA: A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural
ingredient which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.
LONGEVITY: Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly,
arrests the ravages of old age. Take four spoons of honey, one spoon of
cinnamon powder and three cups of water and boil to make like tea. Drink 1/4
cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests
old age. Life spans also increases and even a 100 year old, starts
performing the chores of a 20-year-old.
PIMPLES: Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder
paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next
morning with warm water. If done daily for two weeks, it removes pimples
from the root.
SKIN INFECTIONS: Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the
affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin infections.
WEIGHT LOSS: Daily in the morning one half hour before breakfast on an empty
stomach and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled
in one cup of water. If taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the
most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the
fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie
CANCER: Recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that advanced
cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully. Patients
suffering from these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of
honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder for one month three times a day.
FATIGUE: Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more
helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior
citizens, who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts, are more alert
and flexible. Dr. Milton, who has done research, says that a half tablespoon
of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, taken
daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3:00 p.m. when the
vitality of the body starts to decrease, increases the vitality of the body within a week.
BAD BREATH: People of South America, first thing in the morning, gargle with
one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water, so their
breath stays fresh throughout the day.
HEARING LOSS: Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in
equal parts restore hearing.
We are told that the oldest working person in the USA is a beekeeper. 105
years old and working every day. March 2007
Honey heals your wounds
I have recently read that
that honey has a compound that turns into
something like hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) inside you.
If so that would neutralize MANY health challenges as the oxygen factor
comes into play.
Not sure about all this in relationship to
diabetes but I DO know that I NEVER felt any hypoglycemia (low energy swings
after eating the honey) reactions like I would have with sugar or even fruit
juice. The health benefits above are mostly the opposite of what would
occur with sugar. read The Sugar Blues or Licking the Sugar Habit
for more about all that.
We know that hypoglycemia is a precursor to
diabetes. Best watch your blood sugar levels and go easy. Let me know.
I believe honey is a perfect match up with
If there are ANY glycemic issues with the raw honey which i believe there
are little to none, E3live will help offset those blood sugar swings,
My favorite honey
is the FIRST place not the LAST place one should
investigate when any disordered energy presents itself."
Sheldon Saul Hendler, MD Ph.D., The Oxygen Breakthrough
"He who breathes most
air lives most life."
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
"Mike's Optimal Breathing teachings should be incorporated into
the physical exam taught in medical schools as well as other allied physical and mental health programs, particularly
education, and speech, physical, and respiratory therapy."
Dr. Danielle Rose, MD, NMD, SEP