Honey is a sweet food made by bees using nectar collected from flowers - the type of honey consumed by people is made by honey bees (Apis genus).
Used as a sweetener in foods and drinks - has a distinctive flavor. 1 teaspoon of honey contains 22 calories.
Honey can contain dormant bacterial endospores of Clostridium botulinum, which can be harmful to infants < 1 year old - since the spores can transform into toxin-producing bacteria in an infant's immature GI tract
Honey should be used in moderation to prevent its sugar content elevating INSULIN levels -possibly causing:
• High blood pressure
• High blood cholesterol
Raw honey contents
Typical raw honey contains:
|Natural Sugars (TOTAL)||79.4%|
1 tsp.honey contains 4 g fructose - since it is advisable to limit overall daily fructose intake to ~ 25g, you should therefore consume honey in moderation
Minerals - E.g. magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium, chlorine, sulphur, phosphate and trace minerals copper, iron, chromium, manganese, selenium.
Vitamins - depending on the quality of the nectar and pollen: B1, B2, C, B6, B5 and B3.
Pollen - rich in antioxidants, protein and enzymes
Flavonoid antioxidants - can neutralize oxygen radicals:
• Pinocembrin (possibly unique to honey)
• Pinostrobin -supports enzyme acitivity
Honey as a topical antibacterial agent for treatment of infected wounds
"Health Benefits Of Honey". Bees-Online:An Educational web site about Honey Bees and Beekeping.
Chronic low-level inflammation (CLII) involved in almost all health problems
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General electrotherapy health benefits. Used systemically and/or locally at specific problem areas of the body, its effective application has many benefits:
|Detoxification||Wellness / Healthy aging||Pain relief|
|Relief from insomnia||Immune system restoral||Anti-Inflammatory|
|Maximizes cellular energy production||Accelerated tissue /bone
|Muscle relaxation / rehabilitation||Increased blood oxygen
There are several reasonably affordable electrotherapy devices available for personal use. The following electrotherapies are those that have received a significant amount of positive feedback:
|Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy|
|Near Infrared (NIR) class 4 laser therapy|
Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) applies specific frequency patterns to the head area, with the following benefits:
|Balances neurotransmitters||Relieves pain||Treats depression|
|Substance abuse withdrawal||Relieves insomnia||Relieve stress / anxiety|