Honey as a Healer? Pt.1

Honey as a Healer? Pt.1

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Honey as a Healer? Pt.1

September 8, 2015
Bill Haberman
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Honey has been known for centuries to possess numerous hidden nutritional and medicinal properties. This sticky sweet natural syrup is found in most kitchens, and is filled with antibacterial and antifungal properties used as far back as ancient Egyptians.

Honey, the superfood, provides health benefits for the whole body. This healthy natural sweetener gives many nutritional benefits. Raw honey is the unpasteurized type. A tablespoon of this honey has 64 calories, is fat-free, cholesterol-free, and sodium-free. It is roughly 80% carbohydrates, 18% water, and 2% vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.

Honey can be a problem for infants.

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Spores of clostridium botulinum bacteria which may be found in honey may cause infant botulism that produces a toxin that can manifest muscle weakness and breathing issues. The Mayo Clinic recommends not giving honey to a baby until after it has reached 12 months of age. For older people honey is safe, because they have a developed digestive system which is able to deal with the spores.

Using honey responsibly, you can gain numerous health benefits.

A. Helps with Allergies

Honey is an anti-inflammatory, soothes coughs, and, therefore, can help reduce seasonal allergy symptoms.

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Although there are no clinical studies proving its efficacy, Dr. Matthew Brennecke, a board certified naturopathic doctor practicing at the Rocky Mountain Wellness Center in Fort Collins, Colo., told Medical Daily in an email, “A common theory is that honey acts like a natural vaccine.” Honey encapsulates small amounts of pollen, which we are exposed to. Thereby it can trigger an immune response producing antibodies to the pollen. “After repeated exposure, you should build up these antibodies and the body should become accustomed to their presence so that less histamine is released, resulting in a lesser allergic response.”

B. All-Natural Energy Drink

Honey works as a source of natural energy with only 17 grams of carbohydrates in a tablespoon. This unprocessed sugar — fructose and glucose — directly enter the bloodstream and can deliver a quick boost of energy. This effect is referenced in one incident in the life of Jonathan, King Saul’s son. The rise in blood sugar acts as a short-term energy source for you if you are say doing a workout, especially when you are involved in some long endurance exercises.

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Brennecke said there is a con to adding honey to your workout. “If your goal in exercising is to increase muscle mass, working out on an empty stomach first thing in the morning is the way to go. When your body is in starvation mode (upon waking in morning), and you start exercising, you release insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), which will help you build bulk,” he said. Brennecke warns this only works when blood sugars are low.

Watch for pt. 2

About The Author

Dr. Bill in San Antonio, TX, holds six degrees in religious studies including a Ph.D. and a Th.D. He holds several other certificates and certifications. He has been what some call a professional student. Raised mostly in rural south and south-central Texas, he is equally at ease on the ranch, in the woods, in meditation, or metaphysical pursuits. He was the author of two books now out of print and several that he has not pushed for publication. He has written numerous articles in pier review journals during his time in traditional ministry. He was invited to be on the translation committee for a modern Bible translation but declined, for philosophic differences over translation presuppositions. His studies in comparative religions led him into an in depth study of metaphysics. He has a knack for noticing overlapping principles in different systems. It occurred to him that when things keep showing up in many religions that these maybe the secret truth past down from our ancient past that are applicable to us today. As in folk lore Odin hung from the tree upside down and after nine days, came to know the secret runes. Today Dr. Bill strives to look at repeating truths in a different way. He is willing as needed to take the time to see the secrets that are ready to be opened from different directional considerations. Dr. Bill was a traditional minister for 25 years, filling pulpits two times a week and teaching many classes. Now he has centered his work on the metaphysical of spirituality. Dr. Bill looks at the metaphysical and spiritual from a new eclectic perspective. This rare insight has been a boon to him and as he works to help you can be a boon to you amazon.com/author/billhaberman
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