1. Cat Pillar

    Okay – I’m going to go out on a limb here and I’d appreciate others popping their ideas in for or against…

    Honey is nature’s wonder food: in addition to it’s anti-oxidant, anti-fungal and bactericidal properties, it is the only “real food” that doesn’t go off. (Honey found in pharaohs’ tombs is still good to eat today.)

    Between 10-20,000 years ago two things happened – mankind began agriculture and mankind began getting dental caries. They are thought to be related but the relationship is uncertain. Some folk think our caries bug (closely related to a rat bug) gained access to our mouths via agriculture and might be the culprit.

    I’m wondering if the culprit is honey – or rather, our reduced access to it as a staple?
    Even today, secluded pure hunter-gatherer tribes do not get caries. Yep. Those strange hidden tribes that don’t have any access at all to our ways and our foods don’t get tooth decay!

    To such people, as to our pre-agricultural ancestors, honey would be very much a preferred food and high on the daily menu wherever possible. (Our sweet tooth.) For us, our modern diet, as well as adding a comparably inordinate level of starches to our diets, has almost entirely replaced honey with sugars – sugars that have none of honey’s marvelous attributes.

    Just a thought – I’d be interested to hear what others think?

    • Hey Cate, thanks for your comprehensive reply! Very thorough. I know what I think of this, when sugar was invented nowadays, the WHO would put it on the very dangerous and forbidden list to use pure and as ingredient. While honey would pass the test easily. We surely don’t have to mess around with nature to get the best out of it, nature provides the best already:) Loes

  2. I’m no expert on honey. But I do know that honey that was made by local bees in the area where you live is ideal for your allergies. And a nutritionist I used to see was high on honey as a natural sweetener. A treat for me is honey on toast. Well, that’s the extent of my knowledge about honey. 🙂

    • Hi Preston, you’ve heard right, the honey of the local flowers, and especially the use of the Bee pollen, which contains all the local anther dust can help enormously with healing of allergies. When you use honey as a sweetener, do not warm it above the 40 degrees C. because the good enzymes will be worthless. A good alternative then is Stevia. Stevia keeps its power also above the 100 degrees C. Kind regards, Loes

  3. Kavinah

    I’m learning a lot from your site about natural remedies. I would never have thought that honey and cinnamon is good for the heart and a long list of other benefits.

    The other thing I think you’ve confirmed here is something I’ve heard elsewhere that the best honey is one bought from local beekeepers. That means any honey bought from outside country I live in will not be effective? What is the science behind that?

    Informative site. Keep it up.

    • Hello Kavinah, every honey and bee products have medical powers, but especially the honey, pollen and propolis from the local bees will have much more effect on allergies than the bee products from abroad. That’s because you get hay fever from the local plants. So the most effective enzymes en pollen in the honey and other bee products must come from within a radius of 15 miles of your city. Hope this make sense to you. Kind regards, Loes

    • I have just advised this to my mom, to take this every day, for she has a lack of energy, and having cholesterol problems, I just know it is going to help her, thanks for your reply Daniël, see you later, Loes

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