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Know Your Honey: Different Types Of Honey And Their Health Benefits

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There are over 300 different types of honey – and different types of honeys are good for different health issues…In general, we have the following:

1. Honey is antibacterial and antiseptic:  Raw organic honey contains hydrogen peroxide, released when it comes into contact with moisture. Hydrogen peroxide is both antibacterial and fungicidal. Honey was originally used for therapeutic purposes, as it has antibacterial properties, but was replaced by antibiotics, such as penicillin and synthetic drugs in the 1940s and 1950s. Honey is also gyroscopic, which means that it naturally attracts moisture. Most bacteria breed in moist conditions and honey dries out wounds, preventing wounds becoming infected.

2. Honey as a sweetener:  Raw honey doesn’t cause the blood sugar to spike.  It allows a much healthier gradual increase in blood sugar levels. And we only a need a teaspoon to make a difference.

3. Dark honeys are high in antioxidants:   The darker the honey, the more antioxidant which eliminate free radicals.  Honey has a unique anti0oxidant:  pinocembrin, an antioxidant associated with improved brain functioning.

4. Honey can help you digest food better. Honey contains natural enzymes that assist the digestive process.

5. Honey is said to aid sleeping. The theory indicates that a spoonful of honey before sleep provides the body with enough glucose to ‘feed’ the brain during the night. This prevents or limits the early morning release of cortisol and adrenalin (stress hormones) which disturb sleep; stabilises blood sugar levels; contributes to the release of melatonin, the hormone required for recovery and rebuilding of body tissues during rest. (According to a recent study in Hershey, Penn, USA.)

6. Honey is good for your skin. Because honey attracts moisture, it helps to nourish the skin – that is why it is often used in skin care products. Also, honey’s antioxidants compounds help to fight free radicals, which can damage skin. Some people find honey is very effective for conditions such as sunburn, acne and eczema.

[Read: Benefits of Honey and Cinnamon Mixture]

 

There are also different ways of processing honey…what you are looking for is:

• Unpasteurized (which degrades the enzymes, minerals and vitamins).
• Not ultra filtered – which removes the pollen and its benefits.
• Not a blend of different honeys from different countries (which almost all supermarket honey is, even when it is organic).
• The bees aren’t given antibiotics.
• The bees are fed honey not sugar (many beekeepers feed their bees sugar in the winter).

Dr. Holly Fourchalk

Dr Holly practiced as a psychologist for over 20 years utilizing a variety of tools from EMDR – OEI – hypnotherapy, etc and then incorporated into her practice: Dr of Natural Medicine; PhD Nutrition; MA Herbal Medicine; REBA & ASYRA homeopathy; reflexology, laser; etc. As such she is truly a holistic practitioner. She not only works with cutting edge science but teaches around the world. In addition, she has published 11 books with three more in process.

Dr. Holly Fourchalk

Dr Holly practiced as a psychologist for over 20 years utilizing a variety of tools from EMDR – OEI – hypnotherapy, etc and then incorporated into her practice: Dr of Natural Medicine; PhD Nutrition; MA Herbal Medicine; REBA & ASYRA homeopathy; reflexology, laser; etc. As such she is truly a holistic practitioner. She not only works with cutting edge science but teaches around the world. In addition, she has published 11 books with three more in process.

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James Lisbon
James Lisbon 5pts

Who knew that honey had natural antiseptic in it.   There seem to be so many different benefits to eating honey, so it might be good to add it to diets depending on the situation.   It might be interesting to read up on it and see what I can learn. http://www.coxshoney.com/clover-honey 

Amir Khan
Amir Khan 5pts

is we r in medical store, they saying their good product????

Kiran Chitragar
Kiran Chitragar 5pts

"The theory indicates that a spoonful of honey before sleep provides the body with enough glucose to ‘feed’ the brain during the night. "I am using this trick from years, it works perfect. Warm water + honey + lime juice (optional) before sleep gives you sound sleep. Natural sleeping dose. (y)

Yoga Awareness
Yoga Awareness 5pts

The best honey is the one that is made next to you! And raw, always.

Subhabrata Sen
Subhabrata Sen 5pts

WE PRODUCE MANY KINDS OF HONEY LIKE - MUSTARD HONEY / EUCALYPTUS HONEY / PINEAPPLE HONEY / SESAME HONEY / LICHI HONEY and so on .... for more details anyone can inbox me ... eat honey and be more fit and healthy

AdrianBaxtDent
AdrianBaxtDent 5pts

"gyroscopic" balanced by a spinning wheel.  "Hydroscopic" absorbs moisture.  Also, while lots of honeys are blended (nearly every honey contains multiple flower varieties) some countries have policies in place that restrict the blending of multiple country honeys.  Unfortunately, most honey brought into Australia IS pasteurised, as we do not yet have many of the honey bee diseases present in other parts of the world. (Which means Australian honey is less likely, although not guaranteed not, to have antibiotics.)