Honey

4 Embarrassing Health Problems, Solved

…usually starts as dry or greasy scaling of the skin but may progress to yellow-red scaling bumps. To treat dandruff, wash your scalp with diluted honey, a natural antifungal, then shampoo as usual. In a European study, this eliminated flakes and itching in five weeks. I also suggest drinking a cup…

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Enjoy Healthy Carbs

The glycemic index is an update on the old distinction between simple carbohydrates (white sugar, brown sugar, honey, corn syrup, fructose, and other simple sugars) and complex carbohydrates (starches and fibers made up of many sugar molecules bonded or chained together). It provides an accurate way…

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Tips for Treating Bedsores

…burns, and bites (dog, human, snake, spider, and, believe it or not, one lion bite). Additional Bedsore Treatments In addition to using sugar or honey for treating bedsores, I also suggest taking a potent multi-nutrient supplement, extra zinc (up to 75 mg per day), and the amino acid arginine (2…

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Reader Remedies for Colds and Flu

…Cold and Flu Remedy #3: Honey for Coughs Instead of pricey and ineffective cough syrup, I use a teaspoon and a half of honey at bedtime. It’s safe, all natural, and it really works! — Sarah K., Bethesda, MD Great suggestion! My only caveat is not to give honey to children younger than…

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Another Reason to Avoid Sodas

…tea recipes for you to try. Iced Green Tea Ingredients: * 1 green tea bag or 1 tablespoon loose green tea * 2 cups water * Ice cubes * 1 teaspoon honey (or a little stevia or xylitol) * Slice of lemon Directions: Pour water over green tea into a glass and let stand for 2 minutes. Add ice cubes and…

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Little-Known Uses for Lemons

…apply full-strength juice topically for 5 to 15 minutes every day. You can also make your own brightening and hydrating facial mask by combining honey with lemon juice, applying it to the face and neck, letting it set for 20 minutes, and then rinsing it off. And soaking your fingertips and toenails…

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How to Reap the Health Benefits of Green Tea

…add cold water, and bring to a brisk boil, then pour water and peaches over tea bags. Steep for 6 minutes, then add sweetener (stevia, xylitol, or honey are recommended). Allow tea to cool, then refrigerate until thoroughly chilled. Include a few peach slices in each glass and serve with a spoon,…

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Homeopathic Remedies: Do They Work?

…throughout most of Europe. Other homeopathic remedies are prepared from minerals and animal sources—such as Apis mellifica, produced by honey bees. These natural substances are repeatedly diluted and shaken, so that the “potentized” medicine may only contain a minuscule amount…

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5 Weight Loss Myths, Debunked!

…Loss Myth #4: “Healthy” Sugars Are Okay to Eat Sugar and weight loss just don’t mix. Whether it’s white or brown sugar, honey, agave, or corn syrup—they all break down rapidly in the bloodstream and can wreak havoc on your metabolism. These high-glycemic sugars cause…

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Knock Out a Top Cause of Diabetic Complications

…diabetes cause excessive urination. In fact, diabetes mellitus is taken from two Greek words meaning “to pass through” and “honey,” referring to excessive glucose-laden urination. High blood sugar levels, which are caused by either lack of insulin or insulin resistance…

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