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Turmeric x Honey

Most of us have had experience usingturmeric as a spice in cooking, while only few know that turmeric and honey combination(we call it “golden honey”) becomes an invaluable natural remedy.

Turmeric has strong anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties, destroys bacteria that cause diseases and promotes the body’s natural defences.

And honey, “All honey is antibacterial, because the bees add an enzyme that makes hydrogen peroxide,” said Peter Molan, director of the Honey Research Unit at the University of Waikato in New Zealand.

How to Use the Golden Honey Remedy

When you get the first symptoms of colds, flu or any other disease, make the Golden Honey mixture and consume it in this way.

Ingredients:

  • 3.5 oz. (100 grams) of raw organic honey.
  • 1 tbsp. of turmeric powder.

Directions:

Add 1 tbsp. of turmeric in 3.5 oz. (100 grams) of raw organic honey, mix well and place it in a glass container.

Upon the first symptoms of colds and flu:
Day 1 – Take ½ tsp. every hour during the day.
Day 2 – Take ½ tsp. every two hours during the day.
Day 3 – Take ½ tsp. three times a day.

The Golden Honey mixture should stay in the mouth until its complete dissolution. Many have prevented cold without taking any drugs and pills, thanks to this mix.

You can also use this Golden Honey mixture in the treatment of respiratory diseases: Take ½ three times a day during the week. You can add coconut milk or tea into the mix.

This mixture is ​​an excellent choice in weight management as it aids in fat metabolism.

It is also a natural treatment for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, this is because of its anti-inflammatory properties.

Source – NaturalNews 

 

Update: Honey on Tap Funding reaches 4.8 Million

It’s a maker’s dream come true: come up with a great invention, set up a crowd-funding campaign, and surpass your goal in less than 10 minutes.

For Australian father and son team Stuart and Cedar Anderson, founders of Flow, a simple idea has changed their lives forever: Twelve days into their Indiegogo fundraising campaign, they raised more than $4.8 million and counting for Flow™, a frame system for a beehive that enables honey to be extracted just by turning on a tap.

The idea in question has the potential to change beekeeping, and maybe could even be a key in keeping the world’s bee population from further decline. It’s an invention that seems sweet to the more than 9,000 people who have contributed to the record-breaking Indiegogo campaign.

“The Flow hive is now the largest international campaign ever on Indiegogo,” says Slava Rubin, CEO of Indiegogo. The company also set records for the most funds raised in one day: $2.1 million.

Cedar Anderson says that a few posts to Facebook — his friend convinced him to join the social media network only about a month ago — got the snowball rolling. “We have a lot of friends of family who helped us by spreading the word,” he says. His sister made some videos and a friend built the website. “People think that we had a huge promotional budget behind us, but we just did it all ourselves,” he says. “Local media coverage went viral, and before we knew it, the whole world was taking a much greater interest than we thought possible.”

The Importance of Bees


The small little insect that works so tirelessly and quietly around us certainly is one of the reasons, if not a main reason, for the possibility of human development on earth.  Without them, the development of life on earth, as we know it now, would have been much different and the conditions for human development may not have existed.  The conditions we are talking about here are the appearance of the flower bearing plants and pollinators, with the bees, being the crown jewel of the pollinators.  The bees, the flowers, human beings and everything that developed alongside humans are all an interconnected series of events over an enormous amount of time.

In the writings, artwork and symbolism of cultures and religions around the world from time immemorial are references to the bees and the substances they collect in Nature and make in their bodies, namely honey, bee pollen, bee propolis, royal jelly and wax.  These substances, along with the bees and the beehive, have been held in high esteem throughout human history in every part of the world.  The references are almost always of renewal, rebirth and new beginnings.  The references are almost always about the good, positive, reinforcing things of life.  They are gifts and blessings.

Some people believe that the Bees and Flowers developed at the same moment in time because they needed each other.  Indeed, perhaps the beauty in flowers was developed as a mechanism to attract pollinators and lure them in their direction.  The bees diet is flower based collecting pollen and nectar from the flower.  Much of our diet is flower based in the fruits, nuts, seeds and vegetables we eat that the bees pollinate.  Flowers represent and symbolize the very definition of beauty on earth.  The colors of every kind and fragrances of flowers cannot be reproduced.  They can only be imitated.  It is Nature and it is complex.  That is where the bees go to work for their food.

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3 Natural Anti-Biotics for your Puppy

Antibiotics destroy the intestinal flora and recent research shows that much of the beneficial bacteria is permanently destroyed, even if probiotics are given after antibiotic use.

Martin Blaser of New York University’s Langone Medical Center argues that antibiotics’ impact on gut bacteria is permanent  and so serious in their long term consequences that medicine should consider whether to restrict antibiotic prescribing to pregnant women and young children.

Previous studies on farm animals have also shown that antibiotic use leads to an increase in antibiotic resistance in animals taking the drugs as well as in people working on the farms where those animals live.  Fortunately, there are natural alternatives to antibiotics. Instead of using antibiotics as a first line of defence, try one of the many natural options available. They can be quite  effective and they just might help your dog avoid immune system complications and inflammatory diseases that can be caused by antibiotics.

Colloidal Silver

Silver was used 1,200 years ago by Egyptians, Romans, Greeks, sailors, and then by American pioneers. Colloidal silver is a suspension of submicroscopic silver particles in a colloidal base (A colloid is a particle of some substance, broken down and mixed into or suspended in liquid).

Proponents of silver claim that one of its most important properties is its ability to strengthen the immune system. Particles of silver are small enough to penetrate on a cellular level and destroy pathogens of all types, including bacteria, fungal spores, parasites, and viruses.

Colloidal silver has a variety of uses:

  • it can combat fungus in the body
  • can kill disease, viruses and other harmful bacteria
  • improves the immune system’s ability to fight against viruses
  • soothes burns, repairs skin and tissue damage

Oil Of Oregano

Oregano oil has earned some media attention lately for its use in chicken feed. Many farmers are using oregano oil to replace antibiotics to keep their poultry and livestock free of disease. Scott Sechler, owner of Bell and Evens in Fredericksburg, Penn., a provider of antibiotic free poultry has been using oregano oil in his feed for three years. Despite his concerns about flack from naysayers, Scott claims oregano oil has provided the best antimicrobial results since he stopped using conventional antibiotics.

Science has now proven the health benefits of oregano oil are derived mostly from carvacrol and thymol; these are powerful phenols that have the ability to kill harmful bacteria and microbes. Studies have shown that oregano oil has antibacterial, antiviral, antiparasitic and anti fungal properties.

Oil of oregano can be applied orally, topically or diffused. Try two to three drops, three times a day. If using it topically, you can mix 1 drop of oregano with a teaspoon of coconut oil to up it’s antibiotic power.

Manuka Honey

Manuka honey hails from New Zealand and Australia, from the nectar of the manuka tree (tea tree). Manuka honey is an excellent topical antibiotic.

Medical researchers are showing an interest in the honey’s antiseptic properties because of the prevalence of antibiotic resistant super bugs. Researchers have found some honeys, especially manuka honey, effectively prevent the growth of MRSA, a nasty super bug that has invaded hospitals.

All honey has the antiseptic hydrogen peroxide, but it is very unstable, easily destroyed by catalaze, an enzyme found in human skin. But more than 20 years ago, a New Zealand biochemist discovered what the ancient Maoris had always known. After you take the hydrogen peroxide out of manuka honey, there remain additional phytochemical antibacterial factors that are powerful and stable and which years of research have failed to identify as anything other than “non-hydrogen peroxide activity.” This does occur in some other forms of honey, but is most powerful in manuka.

“Not only has it the potential to limit the growth of wound pathogens, but there is evidence that honey has the potential to promote healing,” says Rose Cooper, a microbiologist at the University of Wales Institute in Cardiff. “No other antimicrobial agent possesses these characteristics.”

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