Honey for natural health help

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Have you thought about using products with all-natural ingredients to treat those unwanted aches, afflictions and illness? Honey can provide a whole lot for just a little (quantity and cost).

I recently discovered something that honey can do!  A co-worker and I were outside and some kind of buzzing, flying bug stung him on the arm through his sleeve. A red welt appeared and he said it was really itchy-burning feeling. We didn’t have any medicine handy, except I remembered my bottle of honey I keep for energy, and remembered reading somewhere that it is useful for relieving bug bites.  So, he dabbed on a bit and after 15 minutes, the red & swelling went down, he said it felt much better, but had to wash off the sticky.  Who knew? But, it worked!

During the years when I was in competitive track and field, (days which are now in history books) our coaches and sport therapists advised us to take a spoonful of honey before an event, and it worked! A natural boost of energy because it contains complex sugar, not refined.

Then, at times when those winter colds with nagging coughs would strike, the doctor said to take a spoonful of honey, and it worked! It soothed the cough. Too bad I didn’t discover this until AFTER I had spent way too money on over the counter cough syrups.. that didn’t work. Put some in a hot cup of tea and it is also a soothing remedy. Thanks to the wonderful people from frugally sustainable who provide wonderful info:

Winter sore throat “tea”- In a jar combine lemon slices, organic honey and sliced ginger. Close jar and put it in the fridge, it will form into a “jelly”. To serve- spoon jelly into mug and pour boiling water over it. Store in fridge 2-3 months. http://catherineboley.blogspot.com/2009/08/preparing-for-winter.html
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I have used honey lately on my face. Yes, on my face. The way I like best is to mix a little in with a mashed avocado, spread it on, leave it for 15 minutes and what a wonderful feeling! Smooth, moisturized and soft skin.

Avocado with honey face mask

A funny note– it was delicious!  My youngest daughter wanted to try it, also.  She had fun.!

Not sure how it looks, but it feels good

Honey also has antioxidant and antibacterial properties to help with healing. For more information you can find out all about honey at: http://www.benefits-of-honey.com

Honey has different varieties based on the native flowers that bees feed on. That means the benefits vary from types of honey. depending on the nutrients they have used. There are some brands specializing in the nutrients that help regain strength after physical trauma and supports the immune system.

As I continue seeking knowledge about the benefits that nature provides, I want to pass on the message of how important it is to utilize natural resources, home grown, home made, organic products- like honey. It can be beneficial in improving health is so many ways. Did I mention the complex sugars are easier for body absorption, so it can help lose weight?

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What nature provides

Nature provides so much of what has been around since the beginning of the earth. Wouldn’t it make sense, that in order to find relief from the maladies our body contracts, to use products with natural ingredients?

I have had many clients that face chronic physical conditions. They struggle with pain, discomfort, and more than ever, side effects from medication. I think about this whenever I see commercials on TV that spend more time listing the possible side effects than the benefit of the medication!  So, I gotta wonder how bad the symptoms are to subject oneself to that.  Worst of all, is the ultimate side effect= addiction to pain medication.solitarypoem

Nature is God-given, and there are many resources that offer alternative, organic, natural treatment products. Perhaps you want to make your own herbal remedies.  There is health wealth that only nature provides!  Explore, look, read, learn.  For example, traditional, old-fashioned homemade remedies can be found at What Grandma Knew, provides many of these for common problems.  If you want guaranteed, pure, organic herbs so that you can make some of these, click on the right side of this browser Mountain Rose Herbs, has all you need… more recipes, too!

Stress is a major contributor to physical ailments. Nature also has ways to help alleviate the affects.  Trees are part of nature that helps reduce stress.

As spring comes upon us, take note of the beauty trees provide. Their bright, bold colors will burst during spring. Colors have been found to have effects on human senses and green is the prevalent color of trees.
“Green is said to be good for you heart. On a physical and emotional, green helps your heart bring you physical equilibrium and relaxation. Green relaxes our muscles and helps us breathe deeper and slower.

Green, which is Nature’s colour, is restful, soothing, cheerful, and health-giving. – Paul Brunton

How does the color green make you feel? For many people, it immediately brings to mind the lush green of grass, trees, and forests. Perhaps because green is so heavily associated with nature, it is often described as a refreshing and tranquil color.  

  • Green is a cool color that symbolizes nature and the natural world.
  • Green also represents tranquility, good luck, health, and jealousy.
  • Green is thought to relieve stress and help heal. Those who have a green work environment experience fewer stomachaches. http://psychology.about.com/od/sensationandperception/a/color_green.htm

I can’t hurt to consider natural alternatives before taking synthetic substances. Check if the active ingredient comes from a plant. Be smart, be healthy.

Unfortunately, some illnesses require serious treatment. We all probably know someone who has undergone the excruciation of chemotherapy.  There is little to help alleviate the miserable effects. Only love, faith and hope. My heart goes out to anyonedeath to life suffering with cancer.

Home made facial mask – EZ

I noticed that this cold winter air was beginning to dry my skin. Since I have vowed to use only natural ingredients, I discovered this home made facial mask recipe (in the e-book referred to in this video), made with egg white, e.v.o.o., grapefruit and mint. It only took a few minutes to prepare and it was actually fun. 

After rinsing, and even hours later, my skin felt revitalized, refreshed and smooth. I only used a portion of the quantity it made, and I hate to waste, so I put plastic wrap on it, and put it in the refrigerator. The recipe did not say how long it would keep, and I know the egg white would dry, so I decided to find out for myself on how long it would keep. I used it again the next weekend. After adding just a few drops of water, it softened up just like when first made, and left the same, clean, revitalized feeling. I don’t recommend using it past a week, but at least there was minimal waste and I got two uses.  My daughter (and esthetician advisor) says at least a once a week treatment does wonders for healthy skin improvement.

There are so many more wonderful, easy recipes in this e book. I am going to try the moisturizers, since the winter cold is causing dryness in my skin.  I’ll let you in on that soon.