Introducing Humble Honey
Since the dawn of history, honey has been used by man in countless ways. Ancient scrolls dating over 3,000 years ago have been found listing the reputed benefits of honey. Through the ages, honey has acquired a myriad of uses including sweetener, food enhancer, cosmetic, health food, aphrodisiac, medicine, religious symbol, energy food, athletic performance enhancer, embalmer, and even as money. Both honey and salt were mankind’s earliest preservatives. The Assyrians and Babylonians poured honey on the foundation stones and walls of their temples in order to insure the good favor of their gods. Curiously, honey was also considered a symbol for resurrection. Hence, it was not uncommon to find honey jars in the tombs of Egyptian kings.
I call Humble Honey, Manuka honey! It is produced in New Zealand by bees that pollinate the Manuka bush and is one of the most unique and beneficial forms of honey in the world. There are many Manuka honey uses that range from healing sore throats and digestive illnesses, to curing staph infections and gingivitis. Historically honey has been used for medicinal purposes dating back thousands of years. Seeing that it is one of nature’s richest antimicrobial sources, it shouldn’t surprise you to hear that many archeologists claim that while excavating the tombs of Egyptian royals from thousands of years ago, they discovered unspoiled honey in pots! Whether it was with the Far Eastern Vedic tradition or ancient Greek mythology, or in Biblical times, where the promised land was known as the “land flowing with milk and honey.” cultures around the globe have praised honey for being an amazing healing treasure. Yet because of industrialization, honey isn’t what it used to be. Germs have a very difficult time growing in honey. Honey also contains vitamins B, C, D and E and traces of minerals. It’s excellent in recipes and in tea. Used to sweetening with sugar? Simply substitute ½ cup for every 1 cup of white sugar and reduce your liquid by ½ cup. Be sure to check the ingredient to ensure there is only one ingredient, honey! The best choice when choosing the right honey with the highest health benefits is raw, unfiltered honey such as Manuka.
Energy boosting, disease reversing, body fat losing, detox drink
If you want to cleanse your body of harmful toxins, lose body fat, boost energy levels and help reverse disease, then adding natural detox drinks to your diet can help you improve your quality of life … fast! This powerful cocktail of super nutrients contains the following ingredients:
Apple Cider Vinegar is full of enzymes and good bacteria. It contains acetic acid, which has been shown to lower blood pressure up to 6 percent. It can also help eat up the starches if you do eat grains in your diet. My favorite brand is Bragg – Apple Cider Vinegar.
Lemon juice helps balance blood sugar and has an alkaline effect on your body helping to regulate PH. It also contains vitamin C. It is better to use a pure therapeutic grade essential oil for best results.
Cinnamon is one of the best antioxidants on the planet. It’s the number one herb/spice for balancing blood sugar. Again, it’s best to use a pure therapeutic grade essential oil for best results.
Cayenne pepper has been shown to drop blood pressure, increase metabolism.
Manuka honey can be used as a sweetener and as we just covered is packed with healthy beneficial properties.
Energy boosting, disease reversing, body fat losing, detox drink recipe
1 glass of purified water (12-16 oz.)
2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp. lemon juice or use 2 drops doTERRA Lemon Essential Oil
1 tsp. Cinnamon or 1 drop doTERRA Cinnamon essential oil
1 dash Cayenne Pepper (optional)
1-TBS Manuka honey
Blend/stir all ingredients together and drink three (3) times daily 20 minutes before meals for two weeks. You may continue consuming one time per day before breakfast or lunch if desired.