"Is honey one of those anti-cancer foods? Can it cure cancer?" From time to time, I receive these questions from "Just Ask".
Our heart goes out to those whose lives are troubled and threatened by cancer, but I had to reply and inform them that honey is not an antidote for cancer or a "cure-all".
Perhaps what many people don't think enough of or have overlooked is - honey possesses carcinogen-preventing and anti-tumour properties; honey is curative; honey is anti-cancer. According to the book Honey Revolution by Dr Ron Fessenden, scientists have found floral flavonoids in honey. These tiny traces of bioflavonoids, generally known as antioxidants, have powerful influences when entered into the body's cells. When ingested, they immediately increase the antioxidant levels within cells, "decrease capillary permeability and fragility. They scavenge oxidants and inhibit the destruction of collagen in the body". In fact in the recent years, major drug companies recognised the effectiveness of these flora-flavones in removing free radicals from our body and improving our body immunity functioning, and are now investing millions of dollars just to produce these substances artificially. Tell your family, friends that the foraging honeybees have passed on these precious natural floral-flavones from the floral nectars to honey and then to us! Look, you may not see the benefit of turning to healthful food overnight, but daily repetitive, anti-cancer choices will can potentially safe your life from deadly diseases like cancers.
Surely all of us know that prevention is far better than cures, but sadly, the world has succumbed to the instant gratification syndrome. Just see how people are losing weight so quickly by taking diet pills, getting liposuction, or even starving. Working out things over time has become a waste of time. We want material wealth, relationships, and success now, totally abandoning the universal law of sowing and reaping. And with the exact attitude, we often put all our strength and focus into demanding instant cures of diseases and forget all about constant prevention with anti-cancer diet and lifestyle.
I want to share this story with you. Our local papers recently featured a retail magnate who was punished by the law for buying a kidney illegally. As reported, his kidneys failed in 2005 due to the high levels of sugar in his blood and his well-known penchant for "good food, especially the deep fried stuff". He was tethered to his dialysis machine for three hours a day, and when he was not having dialysis, he would be with a doctor for heart problems and diabetes. When interviewed, he remarked that if he had listen to his doctors a decade or two ago, he might not have lost the use of his kidneys. Hindsight is always 20/20, he said.
Such stories must be powerful enough to jolt us out of our wilful nonchalance. Borrow the hindsight of those who have been there before and work on our health and picture in our mind the good health of our children 10, 20 years later. We can't forecast freak diseases, accidents, and natural disasters of tomorrow, but we can definitely will ourselves to treating our body better by choosing wisely the kind of food to deposit into it today.
So, more anti-cancer foods, please.
1. Honey is more than a sweet, sticky stuff you put on toast or drop into hot tea, it is a source of disease-fighting antioxidant! Read: Sweetest Dose of Antioxidant
2. Dark bold honey may not be appealing to everyone in terms of taste. But health wise, it could be a more popular choice than light color honeys: Dark Honey Boasts High Antioxidants
3. We all know honey heals. Here are the reasons how honey fights infections and heals so effectively: How Honey Fights Infection
4. Bee propolis has been researched and used as a natural healing agent for many centuries because of its antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects: Anti-Cancer Propolis
5. Can honey fight cancer? Scientific evidence that honey is a natural cancer vaccine is growing: Can Honey Fight Cancer?
My father was diagnosed of brain cancer March 2015 and ever since then we have done chemotherapy 3 times but the cancer kept returning. Few months ago I heard about cannabis oil and its healing effect and I sourced the cannabis oil from Australia and my father began treatment immediately with the cannabis oil, after using the cannabis oil for treatment at the stipulated time prescribe by Rick, there was total cure and as I write now my father can walk around the house by himself without support from anybody and go out anytime he chooses.
CHONG BOON SIN from Malaysia, you told us about your super-mix of honey, ginger, garlic and lemon. I assume that honey is the biggest part in the mix, or a base. How about the quantities of everything? Do you sell TUALANG Honey ?
Thank you very much and bless you for sharing your recipe for health ;-)
Many should know that there are too many fake honey in the market nowadays. My suggestion is never get it from the supermarket, pharmacy store etc. get it from the local farm. And wild honey far more better than livestock honey . I lost my father over cancer and now my one year old son is battling blood cancer. Alhamdulilah, now he is doing very well . Yes he is having on going chemotherapy treatment as well. My recipe is alkaline water, fruit juice, veges like broccoli, carrot, and pure raw honey.
I am 70, contacted prostate glands cancer in May, 2014. Stage 4, cancer cells spread to backbone. Removed the hormone producing testes. PSA level 32.7. Terminal. PSA level dropped to 0.2 , 6 weeks after operations. I consume 3+ KGS of raw Malaysian tualang honey a month. Easy access to honey because I am a honey dealer. Supporse to make arrangement for phototherephy after the third blood test for PSA level. According to my specialist most patients PSA level will increase at that stage. But my PSA level dropped further to 0.03. Dr. congratulated me for the low level. Photo therapy not necessary. Maintained PSA level at 0.01 for the next 18 months. Latest is 0.03. I have been taking 3+ kgs ever since. I prepared the mixture of honey, ginger, garlic, lemon and honey, consume this in the morning and pure honey with lemon at night. Honey is providing me good health and double as an income source for my hospital expenses and daily expenditure. I am independent from children's help.
I mix honey with high quality coconut oil + cinnamon, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, Moringa leaf powder and spuralina in a small jar each day. A teaspoon 3 times a day on a empty stomach - & boy, at 73, I feel like I can fly. In fact, I have basically no cravings for any more GMO foods, which allows me to juice natural veggies & awesome smoothies if I do get hungry during the day. The biggest problem I have, is washing the juicer & blender everyday. The meat I use to eat, now taste like animals smell (no matter how much seasoning I use).
Here is a medical link on honey as an anti-cancer agent: http://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/19/2/2497/htm
Would love to read any research. Sugar seems to feed cancer so hoping sugar aspect of honey does not do the same. Honey obviously has many protective features. I believe some healthy foods, can be bad for certain people, and certain conditions.
I have throat cancer and having radiation on my throat. I'm on my 15th treatment out of 30. My throat was hurting so bad for 3 days. Lastnight I took two teaspoons of honey and woke up with my throat only half as sore. I was taking loratab and ladocaine for pain but wasn't working but the honey did it's job.
I've tried 35% food grade proxide, it really works to clean your body and lungs. I had copd now gone im starting on honey today to see how it works.
I am 52 yrs old male. Was diagnosed with Colon Cancer, Stage-IIB in 2008 and was under treatment at AIIMS, New Delhi. My treating Doctor administered 30 cycles chemo therapy till February, 2010. Thereafter, I am taking honey with lukewarm water regularly in empty stomach. I am currently cancer free.
Foods to consume by stage three colorectal cancer patient.