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    Default Benefits and uses of Local and / or Raw honey

    So some people at my church found out that I'm a beekeeper and they want me to give a talk this coming week on the benefits of honey. I've read of the thoughts of allergies and plan on mentioning that, but does anyone have any research or articles or something on these benefits? I can definitely talk up the beekeeper rout, but this one is not nearly as much up my alley.

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    Default Re: Benefits and uses of Local and / or Raw honey

    It also has a antibacterial properties due to it's low Ph. You can use it in all types of cooking/baking. it is a better alternative to sugar for diabetics. you may want to mention that the church candles are at least 51% pure wax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nevaar View Post
    It also has a antibacterial properties due to it's low Ph. You can use it in all types of cooking/baking. it is a better alternative to sugar for diabetics. you may want to mention that the church candles are at least 51% pure wax.
    Mayo Clinic disagrees with your statement about it being better for Diabetics. It's not worse, it also isn't better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nevaar View Post
    It also has a antibacterial properties due to it's low Ph. You can use it in all types of cooking/baking. it is a better alternative to sugar for diabetics. you may want to mention that the church candles are at least 51% pure wax.
    Who told you this lie about sugar
    If it was a Dr. I would be looking for a no one.
    So "the candles in the church are at least 51% pure wax"
    51% does not sound pure to me
    Just wondering what is the rest of a candle made out of





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    Prov.16:24

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    "Local" and "Raw" Honey are good for my pocket book. Making health claims may be good for getting in trouble. If health benefits of honey were proven we would all be playing them up on our labels.

    Do some internet research. But don't claim anything not yet proven. Anecdotal experience is not proof.
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    Default Re: Benefits and uses of Local and / or Raw honey

    Maybe you could talk about the benefits of having bees around and the rewards of enjoying honey and its versitility as a sweetner.

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    Default Re: Benefits and uses of Local and / or Raw honey

    You probably don't have time to get this book, but it is in essence the presentation of research done by the authors//abridged version is $4.95; full version is more expensive but documents the full research. The Honey Revolution Restoring the Health of Future Generations Ron Fessenden, MD, MPH and Mike McInnes, MRPS
    http://www.honeybeetreasure.com/The_..._p/thrbook.htm

    Links to sites that give some info - you can find lots of info doing a search, but the book would be the best source/maybe your library carries it.
    http://www.planetbee.com/products.books.php
    http://www.cornectfamilyfarm.com/ind...r-diabetes-yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim 134 View Post
    So "the candles in the church are at least 51% pure wax"
    51% does not sound pure to me
    Just wondering what is the rest of a candle made out of

    BEE HAPPY Jim 134
    1. It was pure until it was mixed with the 49% other stuff.
    2. dies, fragrances, oils and wicks are just a few of the other obvious stuffs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    "Local" and "Raw" Honey are good for my pocket book. Making health claims may be good for getting in trouble. If health benefits of honey were proven we would all be playing them up on our labels.

    Do some internet research. But don't claim anything not yet proven. Anecdotal experience is not proof.
    You can display or offer any claims you want as long as you make it clear you are passing on the information or claims of others.

    Just another tip that comes from my experience in cosmetics. Never claim your product does something to someones body. say there body does something with your product. A persons skin absorbes lotion. you never say the lotion soaks into their skin. the lotion did nothing but lay dormant and you have no control over their body. This can become critical thinking and speaking if you ever have anyone have any sort of reaction to your honey or anything else. it is their body doing the doing. not your product. never ever claim otherwise it is an admission of liability. It may only be a small part of a defense against claims but it is a defense.
    Stand for what you believe, even if you stand alone.

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    Default Re: Benefits and uses of Local and / or Raw honey

    Thank-you all for your thoughts. I agree with you Daniel Y about speaking, however I'm not good at that yet. I do need to work on that.

    bolter thank-you for the links!!! That one artical seems great. I'll definitely pull some thoughts from that site.

    "proven"? It is difficult to find things that are "proven". I am not a doctor, but I do know with some infections and other sugar sensitivities that I've seen, honey has been instrumental to helping someone (namely my wife) to be able to eat oatmeal and other things a little sweeter and not have adverse reactions. I understand that the book "how to be your own doctor" by Rachel Weaver talks about honey. My wife told me about it I just need to read that part. I think my father in law put honey on a infected bite or something and it helped. Is that proof? Well no and I'll plan on making that clear. I will use a doctor's thoughts though.

    If anyone else has any other sites or anything that I can go look at please let me know. I'm hoping to work on the outline of the talk tomorrow (Monday) night.

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    Default Re: Benefits and uses of Local and / or Raw honey

    Quote Originally Posted by ken rice View Post
    Prov.16:24
    That's a great verse for sure. I'll have to be using it. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by nomad View Post
    Mayo Clinic disagrees with your statement about it being better for Diabetics. It's not worse, it also isn't better.
    I wonder what "honey" the mayo clinic used to test it out? I have read in the past that most of the "honey" that you buy in the stores is really sugar syrup w/ a little bit of honey. Perhaps that would make a difference? The artical posted from bolton they talk about honey being processed differently in the body than "regular" sugar or HFCS. That does seem to be an interesting thought in the "benefits of honey" range??

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    Default Re: Benefits and uses of Local and / or Raw honey

    We went to a lecture Dr Fessenden gave at the Univ in the local area for the medical community (sponsored by the bee keepers association), which is how we found out about his research. One thing he made abundantly clear is that the benefits only apply if you use raw honey that has not been super filtered. His research showed that pasteurized honey loses it's benefits as the beneficial pollen, enzymes, yeasts, vitamins, etc, are destroyed - I believe he said most of the benefits of honey are removed if you heat the honey over 150 degrees, but it might be lower. Similarly, most honey sold in supermarkets has been subjected to what he termed "super filtration", which removes pollen, etc, which again lowers it's benefits.
    On a side note; Dr Fessenden collected a few hundred samples of local raw honey for his research (last fall when he was in the area giving lectures) - beeks were asked to give their best guess at main pollen source (fairly easy for some of the commercial beeks that rent out hives for pollination). I think he was having them tested for anti-oxidant levels & haven't heard if the association got any info back.

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    Default Re: Benefits and uses of Local and / or Raw honey

    I preached on this subject a couple of months ago. Just some info for you, if it's at church relate it to God's word.
    De 32:13
    The work bees do
    When born they clean themselves
    Clean comb
    Clean bad or dead larva
    Clean out dead bees
    Take care of the queen
    Tend to eggs (placing food, sealing, etc)
    Clean hive (more sterile then an operating room)
    Cooler bees
    Guard bees
    Heater bees
    Forage bees
    Feeding bees
    Capping bees

    From the time a bee is born until death their one and only goal is to serve their queen

    From the time we are born again until death our goal should be to serve our King, Jesus Christ.

    In honey we find
    B complex vitamins, which include riboflavin, niacin, acid, thiamine, pyridoxine, biotin and B12. It also contains vitamins A, C, D, E and K, as well as traces of minerals like iron, calcium, copper, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and zinc. It contains enzymes and amino acids
    For thousands of years, honey has been recognized as one of the most natural home remedies to treat a wide range of ailments and complaints including yeast infection , athlete foot , and arthritis pain. Its antiseptic properties inhibit the growth of certain bacteria and helps keep external wounds clean and free from infection. Honey has been used as a natural cure in first aid treatment for wounds, burns and cuts as it is able to absorb moisture from the air and promote healing.
    Honey is the only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life, including enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and water; and it's the only food that contains "pinocembrin", an antioxidant associated with improved
    brain functioning.
    De. 32:7-13
    This is speaking of how God took care of his people no matter where they were.
    Honey is mentioned 56 times in the Bible
    20 times referring to the promise land (the land would sustain them)
    1st mentioned in Gen
    Last mentioned in Rev.
    Honey was used for gifts
    And we can see that honey was a heavenly food
    Ex 16:31

    We all know how sweet honey is and it is used in reference with God’s Word.
    Ps 19:7
    Ps 119:103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
    Honey, a heavenly word, heavenly food, heavenly reference
    When you eat your honey stick think of the cross

    Maybe this will help a little

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    Default Re: Benefits and uses of Local and / or Raw honey

    Cleaner than an operating room? Hmmm, I don't know about that. I wouldn't want to be operated on inside a beehive.
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    Default Re: Benefits and uses of Local and / or Raw honey

    Probably cleaner than most hospitals (mersa cases everyday )

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    Default Re: Benefits and uses of Local and / or Raw honey

    But you didn't include that the bees eventually kill their queen. Oh yeah we already did that part.
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    Usually the beekeeper kills the queen

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    Default Re: Benefits and uses of Local and / or Raw honey

    Might be worth mentioning honey's use through time in dressing wounds and burns

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