Food Combos ~ Do Your Habits Hurt or Enhance Your Health?

Proper Food Combos Help You Lose Weight and Avoid Cravings!

What is wrong with these beautiful pictures by “tookapic” and by Rita E? Look at these food combinations that we love so veddy, veddy much!

steak and French fries=poor food combos food combos - eggs and potatoes=war

The bottom line is that proteins and carbohydrates require different (and opposing) enzymes and digestive “juices” to digest your food! So, when you eat a typical American meal,  you have just created a war in your stomach!


Examples

Picnic: barbequed chicken, hot dogs and hamburgers (protein) with buns (carbs); baked beans (protein) and potato salad (carbs). Deviled eggs (protein) and watermelon (carbohydrates).


Another No-No

We often eat watermelon last even though it takes only about 20 minutes to go through the system, whereas those first items can take hours. That means the watermelon is “all backed up” and fermenting while it awaits the digestion of the first items, and the first items require opposing enzymes and juices, so they are at war.

watermelon


Worse Still…

carbonated soft drinks

We’re not even going to talk about carbonated, sugary drinks! They contain CO2 bubbles that decrease the pressure on the lower esophageal sphincter and the muscles at the bottom of the esophagus where it meets the stomach, causing acid reflux and heartburn! Let’s stick with food examples.


More Examples

Breakfast: eggs and toast; milk and cereal; pancakes and sausage.pancakes and sausage=bad food combos

Lunch: a bread or bun sandwich with meat in it. A burger and fries.bad food combos=hamburger and fries

Thanksgiving turkey, combined with sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, bread-based stuffing, and cranberry sauce…not to mention dessert(s)…

plate of Thanksgiving dinner

You get the gist. Almost everything we eat – in the way that we eat it in America – is counter to good health and digestion. Lots of our food also contains sugars (syrup, catsup, dressings and sauces of all kinds), and an overdose of salt.


Oh, But It Tastes So Good, and I Get Cravings!

That is true. We love those food combos. Thus, expressions like “I’m having a Bic Mac Attack,” are familiar and understood by most.

Truthfully

~ we may love those food combos literally more than life! ~

We eat them despite knowing they, in fact, are inflammatory, counter good health, and can lead to death from things like clogged arteries, heart attacks, etc.

So, although we love them, it is in our self-interest to change what we put into our bodies. We can eat many of our favorite food items. We just need to combine them differently in each meal.

Tips That Might Help You

In that vein, here is my companion article on how to go “From Cravings to  Conquest – Food & NLP.” That post gives you techniques to ready your mind and feelings as a first stage toward changing eating habits. It falls into the category of ‘you must WANT to make a change in order to change.’


Food Combining

The simplest way I can describe it is to suggest you eat:

meat and vegetables

Protein and Vegetables together, OR

pasta (carbohydrates) and vegetables

Carbohydrates and Vegetables together, BUT NOT

burger + fries=protein + carbs

Proteins and Carbohydrates together.

AND, eat fruit separately!

fruit

I KNOW! I KNOW! I KNOW!  We LOVE those foods together.

Just sayin’ – if you want to be slim and healthy, less gassy and bloated, and less prone to inflammation and diseases, you now know what to do!


Therefore, comma, let’s learn more about food combinations. Here is a quote from a website I encourage you to explore: https://yurielkaim.com/food-combining-rules/

Alkaline Versus Acidic Foods

alkaline versus acidic food chart

One related topic is about Alkaline versus Acidic foods. That is an entire field of study in itself and is a blog unto itselflaughing smiley face with tongue stuck out.   Click Here  to read one of those blogs and learn why you should care about your choices. Now, we can move to more on the meat of the subject (pardon the pun).

Click Here to learn about eliminating inflammation as relates to food intake.


It’s Not Just Food Combos That Count

Dr. Joel Fuhrman Presents on PBS

Many of you are familiar with his work and his book, Eat to Live. His emphasis is on phytonutrients.

I can attest to the fact that, when I do eat a meal, that is replete with phytonutrients, I am able to escape cravings – even while binge-watching televisions shows or movies!

If I use proper food combining and do NOT eat proteins and carbohydrates in the same meal, I have more energy, am less bloated, and digestion proceeds correctly.

WebMD has guidance on the subject.

phytonutrient-rich foods

Dr. Fuhrman has created a “Nutritarian” diet.

What is a Nutritarian diet?

This nutrient-rich, plant-based diet is based on the following principles:

This eating style focuses on the nutrient-rich foods that unleash the body’s tremendous ability to heal, achieve optimal weight, and slow the aging process.

Eat mostly plants means only eat animal products in small amounts, if any, such as meat, fish, dairy, and eggs

Whole food describes natural foods that are not heavily processed. Basically, the majority of our diet is made up of fresh and clean produce rather than food that comes out of a package.

No S.O.S means that we don’t add salt, oil, or sugar to our recipes or to our prepared food, because these ingredients have been shown to have a negative impact on our health. When we eat the whole nut over just the processed oil, we are eating the fiber and protective nutrients too!


I hope these concepts and resources for further exploration are helpful. Your feedback is welcome.

I am not a nutritionist, so don’t ask me for that kind of information or advice. However, I am certified in hypnotherapy and in NLP.


Questions? Contact Me for a Free Q & A Session

Nancy Ayanna Wyatt Loves Healy for Arthritis Pain ReductionI am not a nutritionist, so don’t ask me questions about food as relates to health. Go to the experts to learn more about that aspect. However, I am certified in hypnosis and in Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) both of which offer tools that may to help you want to make changes that enhance your health and well-being.

Please contact me for a free initial consultation (15 – 30 minutes)if you have questions about this. Contact me also if you would like to book one or more sessions (or to put me on retainer for several). GetWellStayWell@outlook.com is the best email address. Please put NLP (or Hypnosis) Inquiry into the subject line, so your email comes to my attention out of the thousands I get!


DISCLAIMER:  Neither I nor this website makes any claims about prevention, diagnosis, treatment, or cure for physical illnesses or symptoms. I am merely recounting my own experiences or sharing content from experts. This material is for informational and educational purposes and does not provide individual medical advice. Contact your health provider with any questions about your situation and any products you choose to use.

FDA DISCLAIMER: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA ( Food and Drug Administration). The information shared on this site is intended for educational purposes only. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from any disease, illness, or injury should consult with a physician.


Let’s Get Well, Stay Well, and Live Well

From Cravings to Conquest ~ Food & NLP

Are You Plagued by Cravings for Sugary or Salty Foods? Help Is Here!

chocolate candy - cravings

There ARE effective techniques for stemming cravings! Some use the tools of Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), and that’s what I’ll describe in this article by providing a video and a script for you to use.

(You also will see some astonishing statistics about the effectiveness of NLP under “Interesting Factoids.”)

cravings for potato chips

In a separate blog Food Combos ~ Do Your Habits Hurt or Enhance Your Health?, I offer information from experts about the proper selection and combining of the foods you eat in each meal.

These affect your health, your weight, your complexion, and more.

ice cream cones and chocolate

In order to make the most of your desire for good health, you can learn all about it by viewing both articles in quick succession.


person on a tightrope ending in a question mark

Note: NLP can be used for an enormous variety of issues (e.g., overcoming fears, phobias, or PTSD) or desires for excellence in achieving (e.g., business success, happiness, harmonious relationships, or spiritual growth), to name a few.

Using your imagination, you can discover many ways in which it could help you in both professional and personal life. If you want to learn more or to book me for a free initial consultation, email GetWellStayWell@Outlook.com and put NLP Inquiry into the subject line. But, first, let’s read this blog!


An Informal Video About Overcoming Cravings

If you can find the patience to watch this short video, you might discover something that can help you – either quickly or with just a teensy little bit of practice! Yes, it’s 15 whole minutes long! For some of you, that’s “forever,” but the information can save you a lifetime of ill-health and excess bodyfat! That would seem to be worth it, right?

(If you prefer, just watch the first part. It is a bit of an NLP exercise about substituting a desire to replace cravings for sugar and flour laden desserts with a desire to eat fruit. It runs to about 6 1/2 minutes into this informal presentation. Skip the rest of the nutritional info and, then, you can scroll down for the NLP script plus the other tips.)

NLP – The “Swish Pattern” and More

Continue Reading →

Chant Your Way Into A New State of Mind

What’s Tina Got to Do with It?

Singer Tina Turner helped make chanting more "mainstream" in America

The famous singer, Tina Turner, is one of the people who has helped bring chants and chanting into the mainstream. Reportedly, when she turned to Buddhism, she began, in part, by using the Nam Myoho Renge Kyo mantra. There are many fast-paced versions on YouTube, but here she is, showing us how she does it.  Tina Turner – Nam Myoho Renge Kyo (2H Buddhist Mantra). It made me curious! How ’bout you? Are you curious? Continue Reading →

Unleash Creativity | Chakras & Haiku Poetry

CREATIVITY – THE CHAKRA CRUTCH DESCRIBED IN HAIKU

Nancy (Ayanna) WyattI’m about to teach you how I psyched myself up to access my creativity – by using chakras as the foundation for Haiku poetry – when I had to write “upbeat” pieces of work for publication right after having to Euthanize another (the third during the pandemic) of my pets who had been with me for eighteen years. You also can overcome grief, physical pain, or “just being stuck,” by employing these techniques – with or without the poetry.

Speaking in Haiku ~

crying

I was not smiling.

I felt paralyzed with grief.

I colored myself.

You will understand that last line better if you read (below) about Haiku and see the last poem.

As a holistic healing practitioner, I was blessed to know techniques that can be used to overcome grief and/or to tap into your imaginative mind for solving problems. You, too, can get “unstuck” in all areas of creativity, or household and business projects, and even health and emotional well-being, by learning about these chakra techniques. Most can be done anywhere in any circumstances. The Haiku is optional!

First let’s learn some definitions of Chakras and Haiku for those who don’t already know. Then, I’ll describe some simple tools you can use as relates to chakras.

If you want to learn LOTS more, then we can schedule this topic as a private session or as one of the classes I can teach to individuals or groups. Just sayin’ ….

Magenta Contact Us sign

GetWellStayWell@Outlook.com. Subject Line: “Inquiry About Chakras or Haiku.”

Continue Reading →

Nancy’s Wellness Tools & Techniques

Nancy provides wellness sessions and products

A Life Coach colleague asked me what I do when conducting wellness sessions. The question is simple, but the answer is complex. For myself and others, I use and recommend the following tools, the first 3 of which + the chi machine helped me enormously and quickly with Lyme’s Disease in 2017. The Healy (which is new on the market) helped me amazingly with excruciating pain this year.

Wellness Products I Don’t Sell

Calcium Bentonite ClayClay to detox from insect bites

Why Drink Clay? Specific kinds of calcium bentonite clay remove toxins, viruses, bacteria, metals, etc. from the body. There are myriad uses (and it’s already in cosmetics, toothpaste, and more products). Check the link for some details.

Since clay extracts foreign items from the body, you should never use it with medications and not even with metal utensils. For Lyme, after I took the course of antibiotics, I started using clay – both internally and as a poultice in affected areas on my legs. It also solved intestinal issues – separate from Lyme. 


Castor Oil

Castor Oil Buds by Logga Wiggler

Castor Oil From the castor plant, this is inexpensive and works (with either internal or external applications). There are great books about the healing properties of castor oil, which can be found in any grocery store, big-box store, etc.

CBD Oils

I cannot vouch for the use of CBD oils for arthritis, because I’ve never used them. However, here is a link at which you can learn more, if you are interested. I’m sharing it because some people have found CBD very helpful. https://www.drugscience.org/cbd-for-arthritis/


Wellness Products I Do Sell

ASEA

Blue bottle of ASEA with notes about what body systems it helps

ASEA to boost the immune system (If you are unfamiliar, it contains Redox signaling molecules that are identical to those found naturally in your body. Those send signals to keep healthy cells and to repair or replace injured or diseased cells.) I do sell this and have been using it daily since 2013. (I’m 77 years old and do not need any pharmaceutical medications.)


Healy

Healy Images of Programs

Healy – FDA-cleared Class II medical device for pain, arthritis, and muscle soreness due to exertion. It is good for so much more than those items. It utilizes microcurrents from a sensor that can read exactly what your body needs in organs, meridians, emotions, etc., and then can transmit those frequencies to you. I have not yet started doing remote sessions, as I’ve not learned how to do it via Zoom, but I have people who can do it until I learn. I just got this in January and expect to use it multiple times a day for life. The beauty of this also is that the whole family can use one Healy. I do sell these items, including the Healy watch.


Chi Machine

chi machine positions

Chi machine – Sun Ancon “Chi Machine®” – Aerobic Exerciser, designated a Class I medical device by the FDA. and sold by HTE Americas.
The chi machine (made famous on The Doctors tv show and elsewhere) is great for people who can’t or won’t exercise, for addressing circulation issues (blood, oxygen, lymph), and I use it to ease back pain whenever I’ve been moving heavy objects or moving to a new location. The beauty of this also is that the whole family can use one chi machine. Yes, I sell it. Here’s how you use it. You just lie on the floor with your ankles in an ankle rest, and it does all the work.

I have a “spare” on which I used to rent time when I had a venue in which I taught classes and conducted healing or meditation sessions. 15 minutes = 10,000 steps; 5 minutes = 1/2 hour walk.  Of course, I cannot do that now, given the pandemic, but you can get a trial period from the company.


Remote Sessions Involving No Products

Reiki

Reiki Kanji Symbol above cupped hands showing white light healing energy

Reiki – I’m calling my sessions “Distance Reiki,” because many people are familiar with that term (even if they don’t really know what it means), and some insurance companies pay for those treatments. In fact, I often do use Reiki remote healing techniques, if I am guided (via my intuitive sensing) that it is what is needed.


A More Esoteric Approach

Woman meditating on wellness session for client

However, what really happens in most sessions is indescribable in that I’m working at the “soul level” where there are no descriptive words adequate to the task.

The way I would describe it with some clients is that I invoked the highest Divine sources of healing, knowledge, and wisdom that would work with me specifically for the recipient and asked that all impure or harmful molecules be rendered inert and ineffective and dissolved back into the Nothingness from whence they sprang. Then, (or simultaneously) I work energetically to the end that all perfectly healthy molecules (organs, systems, etc.) be generated, enlivened, and prevail.


Permission from the Recipient Is Required

standing figure shaking hands with person in a wheelchair - permission to conduct a wellness session

Recipients do not have to know exactly what I’m going to do; but, ethically, I must have their consent to try to help them.


How Does The Recipient Know What Happened?

wellness reporting - blue keyboard key with email symbol and word

When people hire me for remote healing sessions, I give them a report afterward (usually by email, but it could be via Zoom, for example). I share what I experienced during the session if I can find words adequate to match a description. (When one is working at the level of the subconscious, it is not verbal, linear, or necessarily logical.)
Sometimes, I feel the pain or constriction in my body that exists in the recipient’s body. Or, I might get messages to interpret. I might give references to Ayurveda, or Louise Hay, or to what symbols mean if I saw something (dreamlike) while I was “in the zone.”
stick figures shaking hands from their computers over wellness reportThe report must go to the recipient; and, if that person wants to share it, fine, but it is his/her choice. I cannot share it with anyone else – even if they paid for the recipient’s wellness session.

Also, there are times, when the whole process is solely energetic – I can feel the warmth that usually accompanies Reiki – but there are no words or visions, etc. It’s more fun when I can do a “reading,” but I can’t control whether the session will yield that kind of information. In those instances, it seems all the healing energy is flowing TO the person without looping back to me with information that needs interpretation.


Classes, Spiritual Counseling, or Life/Business Coaching
illustration of Zoom meeting
For groups and individuals, I might conduct, classes, coaching, or counseling sessions – now on Zoom. The Body/Mind is a messenger of our state of being. Have a headache? That probably indicates a form of stress, poor circulation, or some other issue that needs your attention. Symptoms of physical illness often correlate with mental/emotional states, so we can explore that – again – one-on-one with the recipient and me –  unless he/she chooses to have someone else with us.

NLP

Before quarantine, I could conduct wellness appointments in person, and Reiki or one of my other healing modalities might have been incorporated. I also employ NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) and other techniques, as guided, during each session.


HypnoMeditations or Hypnosis

Another example is having a conversation with the recipient and then crafting a HypnoMeditation for that person to help overcome issues, limiting beliefs, pain, etc. This example is “generic” for people seeking abundance and right work.

 


Surprise!!!

None of us ever knows what it’s going to be like in advance, no matter how we plan it, because I am attuned to internal guidance as to what is needed at any given moment.


Testimonials

I almost never remember to ask for testimonials or recommendations, but here are a few. Click Here.


Want to Know More About Wellness Tools & Techniques?

  • Follow Me on any or all of these Social Media outlets.
  • Email me at GetWellStayWell@Outlook.com if you have questions, want a free initial consultation, or want to book a session of some kind.
  • We can book a Zoom session for the free initial consultation of up to 30 minutes. If I know of someone who can serve you better, I’ll tell you upfront. This is not about sales pressure. It is about exploring who and what you need to address the topics of priority to you.

Thank you for your interest!


Wellness Prices and Payments

pay on line for wellness servicesZelle logo for electronic payments for HypnoMeditationslaptop with PayPal screen for Sip & Share

 

 

Typically, sessions cost $60 each, unless the client puts me on retainer, in which case they may qualify to be a VIP Client with a reduced rate of $50 per session and a rise to high priority scheduling. The preferred method of payment is by Zelle or PayPal.


Disclaimers About Wellness Products and Services

My Get Well Guru DISCLAIMER
Neither I nor this website makes any claims about prevention, diagnosis, treatment, or cure for physical illnesses or symptoms. I am merely recounting my own experiences after having used the chi machine. This content is for informational and educational purposes and does not provide individual medical advice. Contact your health provider with any questions about your situation and any products you choose to use.
FDA DISCLAIMER

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA ( Food and Drug Administration). The information shared on this site is intended for educational purposes only. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from any disease, illness, or injury should consult with a physician.

Let’s Get Well, Stay Well, and Live Well!

Arthritis

Healy is FDA Cleared Class II medical deviceI Use a Healy for Arthritis Pain

Arthritis can affect any joint in the body and can become increasingly painful as we age. Most notably, we feel it in knees, hips, and hands, if we acquire osteoarthritis. Below, you’ll find information about causes and treatments. Meanwhile, I am delighted – thrilled, actually – to find a hugely effective, FDA-cleared*, Class II Medical Device for pain relief. It works with your smartphone. It is totally portable, and you can clip it onto your clothes to be hands-free. (It’s about the size of a white cracker).

People are using this technology worldwide. In the United States, the FDA has cleared it specifically for use on acute and chronic pain, arthritis pain, and muscle soreness due to overexertion. Germany also cleared it for fibromyalgia, migraines, depression, anxiety, and sleep disorders.

The Amazing Healy Watch!

Healy WatchYou also can get a wristband watch that provides beneficial energy formulas for all kinds of physical and emotional needs. It even has a notification if you’ve been sitting at your computer (or wherever) too long!

“Western Medicine” has Researched Arthritis for Decades

“According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Western medicine can be defined as: “A system in which medical doctors and other health care professionals (such as nurses, pharmacists, and therapists) treat symptoms and diseases using drugs, radiation, or surgery.” “Sep 4, 2020 National University of Health Sciences       

If you want to know more about arthritis and what Western Medicine has discovered over the decades, let’s explore a bit to see what we can learn as science has continued exploring causes and solutions. I especially like the video below by Dr. Peterson. However, if you quickly want to learn a lot more about the Healy, Click Here for my very long answer to all those frequently asked questions.

If you are considering knee replacement and other options, please continue to read more below. We’ll get back to the Healy at the end of this blog.

Arthritis and Knee Replacement / Options

knee joint re arthritis

Photo by Dr. Manuel Gonzalez Reyes

This video, by Dr. Luke Peterson, is a great explanation of what arthritis is and whether you will continue to have it after knee replacement.

Inflammation is a Culprit!

Osteoarthritis

So, now we know inflammation is merely a symptom, and there are at least 100 underlying possible diseases that are associated with it. But, what are your options if you are diagnosed as having “osteoarthritis?”  Dr. Sid Padia gives us answers.

The Western Ontario and McMaster Universities

Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC)

If you see a physician about pain, the doctor might ask you to complete an evaluation of your levels of pain, stiffness, and function.

Click to access womac-03-2016.pdf

My Pain Level Went from “10” to “1” – as in One!

Therefore, Comma, I LOVE My Healy!

Nancy Ayanna Wyatt Loves Healy for Arthritis Pain ReductionI gave Healy its own business page on My Get Well Guru. It’s really long, so you can get answers to almost any questions I could think of.

However, since many of you have pain as an ongoing challenge, I’m sharing it as this post, too. If you want a demonstration, I’ll be happy to arrange that with someone who has a lot more experience with Healy than I do. We can do it remotely via Zoom, for example. Just email me at GetWellStayWell@Outlook.com and put “Request for Healy Demo” in the subject line.

I’ve used my new Healy effectively on an excruciatingly, chronic, painful malady in my leg (following the contraction of Lyme Disease), and now am using it for my “frozen shoulder” pain. (I didn’t know that “frozen shoulder” is a thing – until it happened to me!)

I’ll let you know about my progress.


Footnote

 

*What does ‘FDA cleared‘ mean? … Companies must submit a “premarket notification submission” or 510(k) to the FDA so that it can review the product and clear it. Once the FDA declares that a new medical device is substantially equivalent to a predicate, it is “cleared,” and can be marketed and sold in the US. Aug 5, 2020 – www.cnet.com › Health and Wellness

That’s it for now. Stay tuned!



DISCLAIMER:  Neither I nor this website makes any claims about prevention, diagnosis, treatment, or cure for physical illnesses or symptoms. I am merely recounting my own experiences after having used the chi machine. This content is for informational and educational purposes and does not provide individual medical advice. Contact your health provider with any questions about your situation and any products you choose to use.

FDA DISCLAIMER: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA ( Food and Drug Administration). The information shared on this site is for educational purposes only. These products do not diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from any disease, illness, or injury should consult with a physician.


Let’s Get Well, Stay Well, and Live Well

Castor Oil Is Your Friend

Castor Oil = The Oil That Heals

Grow It; Drink It, Rub It In,

Or Use It – Topically – In Packs

Want relief from ~ Inflammation? Digestive Issues? Joint pain?  Menstrual Cramps? Skin Conditions? Castor Oil May Help!

bottle of castor oil A common ingredient in many beauty products is castor oil (“Palma Christi”). However, it has many more applications intended to help stimulate and support the body’s own healing mechanisms.

 

Use It to Help With ~

  • Acne, rashes, and other skin irritations
  • Arthritis and painful joints
  • Childbirthing
  • Chronic infections
  • Digestive issues and associate gastrointestinal symptoms
  • Fibroids
  • Frizzy hair
  • Hydrating and nourishing skin
  • Lymphedema
  • Menstrual pain and irregularity
  • Lymphedema
  • Ovarian cysts.

You can rub it into your skin, or take a deep dive by putting it into a pack that you keep on your body for several minutes. For added effect, add heat using a heating pad. See instructions below.


Castor Oil Packs Help to:

  • Drain lymphatic system
  • Fight fungi
  • Fight viruses
  • Produce an anti-inflammatory effect
  • Improve painful conditions and swelling
  • Increase circulation
  • Increase lymphocyte production
  • Stimulate and support the immune system

Continue Reading →

Sip & Share – Stress-Less Sessions on Zoom

Logo for Sip and Share

Do you need some tips and tricks on how to stress less during challenging or even traumatic situations? How about a “sounding board” for your business ideas or personal feelings? Do you just need someone to listen without judging you? These are the kinds of things we’ll do in Sip & Share sessions on Zoom. (Both individuals or groups may take advantage of this offer.)

keyboard with red key "Success"You don’t need to know how to use Zoom, because I do! I’ll set up our online meeting. It’s easy. All you have to do is click on the link that I’ll send you and then join me in conversation.

orange juice being poured into a glass

Sipping is not required, but why not make things fun and keep yourself company with tea, coffee, a smoothie, or juice that is healthful?

Continue Reading →

Honey Has Medicinal Properties

Oh, Honey, Look What I Found!

Bees on Gold Flowers gathering pollen to make honeyIt all began when I was researching “honey” (like bees make) as a prescription for what ails us. That led me to Nathaniel Altman, author of Eating for Life: A Book about Vegetarianism. His publisher is Simon and  Schuster. He is the author or co-author of over twenty other books on holistic health, diet, nature, palmistry, and other metaphysical subjects.

One of those books is The Honey Prescription. Here is an excerpt.

Honey was used by the ancient Egyptians to treat skin infections and burns, while early Greek physicians prescribed honey to heal stomach problems, insomnia, sore throats, colds and other maladies. Honey remained a popular folk remedy until well into the twentieth century.

Wow! What an education when you keep looking for more! For example, I learned never to give raw honey to infants younger than one year old (see details below). Let’s explore a bit…but, first…


Disclaimer: This Website Does Not Provide Medical Advice

All information contained on this website is informational only. That includes, but is not limited to, text, graphics, images, links, and any other material. No material on this site is a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment. Do that before undertaking a new health care regimen and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.


So, What About Honey?

honey bee on flowers

Thanks to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), I’m sharing  the abstract (summary) of an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)

Abstract

Honey is a by-product of flower nectar and the upper aero-digestive tract of the honey bee, which is concentrated through a dehydration process inside the bee hive.

Honey has a very complex chemical composition that varies depending on the botanical source. It has been used both as food and medicine since ancient times. Human use of honey is traced to some 8000 years ago as depicted by Stone Age paintings.

In addition to important role of natural honey in the traditional medicine, during the past few decades, it was subjected to laboratory and clinical investigations by several research groups and it has found a place in modern medicine.

Honey has been reported to have an inhibitory effect on around 60 species of bacteria, some species of fungi and viruses. Antioxidant capacity of honey is important in many disease conditions and is due to a wide range of compounds including phenolics, peptides, organic acids, enzymes, and Maillard reaction products. Honey has also been used in some gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, inflammatory and neoplastic states.

This review covers the composition, physico-chemical properties and the most important uses of natural honey in human diseases.

To read the entire article (well worth it), Click Here.


PubMed Is A Great Resource for Info About Medical Research

Note: you can find all kinds of research on all kinds of subjects at PubMed.gov. Here is an excerpt from another Abstract:

It has broad spectrum anti-biotic, anti-viral and anti-fungal activities. Honey prevents and kills microbes through different mechanism such as elevated pH and enzyme activities. Till now, no synthetic compound that works as anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal drugs has been reported in honey yet it works against bacteria, viruses and fungi while no anti-protozoal activity has been reported. Potent anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancerous activities of honey have been reported. Honey is not only significant as anti-inflammatory drug that relieve inflammation but also protect liver by degenerative effects of synthetic anti-inflammatory drugs.


Medical Grade Honey

medicalgrade honey (active Leptospermum honey [ALH])

honey in a cream-colored bowl with honey dipper

According to WebMD, Medical Grade Honey has been used for

  • Preventing and treating cancer
  • Reducing high cholesterol
  • Reducing inflammation inside the body
  • Treating diabetes
  • Treating eyeear, and sinus infections
  • Addressing gastrointestinal problems
    • The gastrointestinal organs include the organs that food and liquids travel through when they are swallowed, digested, absorbed, and leave the body as feces. These organs include the mouth, pharynx (throat), esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, and anus.
    • The gastrointestinal tract is part of the digestive system.

WebMD says the evidence is limited on whether it works for these conditions. It also notes:

The honey used to treat wounds is medical-grade honey. It is specially sterilized and prepared as a dressing. So the jar of manuka honey in the pantry shouldn’t be part of your first aid kit. Wounds and infections should be seen and treated by a health care professional.


Healthline Overview of Honey Usage

Raw honey has been used as a folk remedy throughout history and has a variety of health benefits and medical uses. It’s even used in some hospitals as a treatment for wounds. Many of these health benefits are specific to raw, or unpasteurized, honey. Most of the honey you find in grocery stores is pasteurized. The high heat kills unwanted yeast, can improve the color and texture, removes any crystallization, and extends the shelf life. Many of the beneficial nutrients are also destroyed in the process.


Benefits of Honey

The Healthline link I’ve provided you expands on all the items below. But, to prevent keeping you here until next year, I’ll summarize their list. Honey is:

  • A good source of antioxidants (anti-aging as it fights free radicals)
  • Antibacterial and antifungal properties
  • Healing for  wounds
  • A phytonutrient powerhouse
  • Help for digestive issues
  • A potent prebiotic, meaning it nourishes the good bacteria that live in the intestines
  • Able to soothe a sore throat + act as a cough suppressant

Are There Risks In Using Raw Honey ~ Especially for Kids?

In addition to beneficial prebiotics and nutrients, raw honey can also carry harmful bacteria such as Clostridium botulinum. This is particularly dangerous for babies. Never give raw honey to an infant less than a year old.

You can get botulism poising from raw honey. Symptoms of botulism poisoning in infants may include:

  • constipation
  • slow breathing
  • sagging eyelids
  • absence of gagging
  • loss of head control
  • paralysis that spreads downward
  • poor feeding
  • lethargy
  • weak cry

In adults, symptoms can include an initial short period of diarrhea and vomiting. You might experience constipation and more severe symptoms, such as blurred vision and muscle weakness. See a doctor if you experience any of these symptoms after eating raw honey.


Healthline shares an example of how to use honey for asthma.

Honey appears most helpful as a nighttime cough suppressant. A form of nighttime asthma, called nocturnal asthma, can cause coughing, wheezing, and chest tightness. These symptoms may disturb your sleep.

Researchers at UCLA suggest taking 2 teaspoons of honey at bedtime. It’s believed that the sweetness of honey triggers your salivary glands to produce more saliva. This may lubricate your airways, easing your cough. Honey may also reduce inflammation in the bronchial tubes (airways within the lungs) and help break up mucus that is making it hard for you to breathe.


Talk to Me!

If you already have used or decide to try using honey as a remedy for various conditions, let me know how it turns out. I’d love to hear from you!


Disclaimer

Remember, neither I nor my website provides medical advice nor do we take the place of medical advice and treatment from your personal physician. You must not use this information to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It is merely “food for thought” and further exploration.

Please consult your physicians or other qualified health professionals about any treatment of medical conditions. I am not liable or responsible for any misunderstanding or misuse of the information contained on this site. You are solely responsible for any loss, damage, or injury caused – or alleged to be caused, directly or indirectly – by any treatment, action, or application of any food or food source discussed on this website.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has not evaluated the statements on this website.


Let’s Get Well, Stay Well, and Live Well

 

We Are All Psychic: Discovering Your Own Hidden Abilities

Psychic/Intuitive/ESP/Sensitive

purple and magenta depiction of two psychic people communicating with telepathyNancy teaching about psychic abilitiesHello, People! My orientation toward being “psychic” means being able to listen to your intuition and to follow its guidance to serve your highest good and the highest good of all concerned. I’ll be teaching a Zoom class on Sunday, October 4th, from 2 – 4 p.m. (EDT) for The Sage Sisters. All are welcome to register and attend. It’s called, “We Are All Psychic: Discovering Your Own Hidden Abilities.”
Below is the description. Go to https://www.eventbrite.com/…/we-are-all-psychic… if you want to learn more or register. If you’re interested in other kinds of classes that I teach, Click Here.
The goal of this class is for you to learn to recognize and tap into your own intuition to improve your life and the lives of those you love and serve.

About this Event

light bulb; insight, bright ideaConnecting to your intuition can improve your life in countless ways. We often use our logical minds by default and reject our gut feelings. But being open to our inner guidance can give us valuable insight that can help us improve our decision-making and, thus, our lives and the lives of those we care about.

woman flexing muscle - in black leotard with skeleton design

When we learn how to recognize, interpret, and act on our own guidance/intuition we also increase our self-confidence.

Continue Reading →