BuzZStop: Back Issues 2010



December 2010

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Have a peaceful, amazing Christmas!

May happy, lovely times follow you always in 2011.





November 2010

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30 days to Christmas Day.

This gingerbread cookie recipe will spice up the season with its warm burst of cinnamon and ginger spices and colourful decoratives.

Get the recipe in: Gingerbread to Spice up This Thanksgiving!

November 2010

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It takes me by no surprise that honey, like any other products, is not spared from ambiguous labelling by suppliers. With so many different claims of honey on the shelf, we often land up confused and unsecure about how much authentic honey and counterfeit honey we are consuming.

Get tips that would lend you clues on what to expect from reading honey labels: Natural Honey, Pure Honey, Raw Honey ~ Making Sense of Honey Labels

October 2010

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One of the most known and visited pages in Benefits of Honey is "Honey and Cinnamon Remedy". Its popularity is created largely by word-of-mouth - many visitors have found the remedy to be so effective that they started telling their family and friends to check it out. The number of ailments that the concoction applies is incredible - arthritis, diarrhoea, colds, acne, obesity, etc. Researching on this honey cinnamon folk remedy was enough to wow me, but when visitors to Benefits of Honey began to post their experiences, I was taken aback with awe. It even worked for toothache, eczema, bronchitis, sleeplessness, high blood pressure and many other health issues! Miraculous medicine.

Read postings in: Honey and Cinnamon Cures and get your honey and cinnamon recipe!

September 2010

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Is honey a vegan food?

While many vegans have earnestly shared with me their reasons why they don't eat honey, beekeepers have also stepped forward to raise their points regarding the beliefs of vegans who will not eat honey. As the debate turns out to be ubiquitous and unresolved, I feel that the answer seems to lie in no more than just holding on to a certain perspective and not so much about judging who is more reasonable or pursuing truths anymore. Following is gist of the arguments. You read, formulate your stance, and decide who has a stronger case.

Read full account in: Is Honey a Vegan Food?

September 2010

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Have you ever wondered why your colleague could enjoy a plain bowl of dry oat cereal with fruit and nuts breakfast or munch a bland carrot or celery stick for lunch or why your friend could just have rice piled up with vegetables for a meal?

A repetitive, consistent diet and routines will lead to an accustomed taste which you cannot imagine doing without. You won't even question if the taste is good because it's literally part of you. Some foods just become part of our routines and a source of pleasure and reassurance; they are like "comfort foods"...

Read full account in: The Power of Routines

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August 2010

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Are we sure we know what healthy eating is? Do you eat foods or nutrients?

Let's start with this question: What's wrong with these honey products? "Tortilla with natural honey added", "Honey coated cereal", "Chocolate honey brownies", "Orange juice with Omega3", "Candies enriched with vitamins", "Bread fortified with DHA", "Energy drink with natural herbs", and the list goes on without an end.

Perhaps it's not a matter of right or wrong, but they do bother and set me thinking about the kind of foods we are drawn to today...

Read full account in: Healthy Eating Confusions

August 2010

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In my participation of health forums, the misconception of sugar and the negative perception of honey surface from time to time. Here's a typical ranting from supposedly health-conscious netizens:

"Honey is sugar super-saturated with water. You got to be kidding yourself if you tell me that it is healthier than any other concentrated sugar product. Sugar is sugar; people eat it because it is a carbohydrate rich in energy. It doesn't matter where it comes from, the cane or the bees, costing more doesn't make it any better. So, do not be so naive and delude yourself, the liquid from the bees is just as fattening like any other sugars and can cause problems like obesity and diabetes. It contains traces of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals but the amount is so insignificant that you need to eat tons of it to benefit from it..."

Read full account in: Honey Isn't Just Sugar!

July 2010

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You get (99 per cent of the time) a "no-no" answer when you ask doctors if honey is allowed for diabetics. This is not surprising as the idea of eating honey to regulate blood glucose seems rather counter intuitive. But did they ever tell you that clinical studies have shown that pure honey is a healthier choice in diabetic diet than table sugar and any other non-nutritive sweeteners?

Read full account in: Is honey allowed in diabetic diet?

July 2010

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Beehives in the neighbourhoods are considered a menace here. Whenever sighted, they are immediately reported and removed by the pest controllers.

Read news snippet: Bee Sightings Set Neighbourhoods Abuzz

Some of you know how Herculean a task it is for me to capture honey bees images... read the full account and enjoy my Honey Bee Images!

July 2010

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What is honey powder?

Is it just as good as honey? How does honey get into this form? Why isn't there even a tinge of yellow or brown colour but white if it's made from honey? Is there really honey in it? Could it be icing sugar marketed with a different name?

Read full account in: Is honey powder just as good as honey?

June 2010

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A mass emailing has been going around wild, identifying "sleeping too late and waking up too late" as a main cause of liver damage. And this instantly triggers me on what the Chinese culture (I believe many other cultures do as well) always drills hard on the kids from young - "early to bed, early to rise makes your body healthy". So Mother was right?!

If you are part of the growing number of urban insomniacs or happen to know someone has stuck to ill sleeping patterns, read "Super food Honey as Natural Insomnia Cure", which is written in hope that you will find some conviction as well as tips to help yourself or someone else to get back on the right sleep track.

June 2010

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I did my very first honey fast in 2006 and gained a newfound respect for my body. Now taking just honey and water has become a regime for me; I do it several times a year to cleanse the stomach and intestine, and detoxify the body system. While fasting with honey is kind of unheard of in most countries, it is very popular in Taiwan and Japan. Give it a shot to find out the effects on your body, you will be in for a sweet surprise.

Read full account in: Fasting With Honey.

May 2010

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Did you ever know about the asthma treatment using honey and cinnamon? Mix one teaspoon of honey with half teaspoon of cinnamon powder and take the concoction just before going to sleep at night and first thing in the morning.

Read full account in: Asthma Treatment Using Honey & Cinnamon.

"How to Effectively Use Honey as Medicine: What Doctors Don't Tell You" is now in Amazon!

May 2010

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How about a connection between this piece "I'm a little black rain cloud" by Pooh (1966) and the ordeal of honeybees today - how they are treated like livestock, how they are exploited in modern mono-crop agri-enclaves, and the devastating Colony Collapse Disorder which has been linked to the use of chemicals in beekeeping?

Read full account and watch Winnie the Pooh in: Colony Collapse Disorder and the Little Black Rain Cloud

April 2010

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From time to time, I would receive this question from "Just Ask", "Can honey cure cancer?"

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". BUT...

Read full account in: Honey is Anti-Cancer!

March 2010

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Like most people, I love sweet treats. But we can't just wolf down whatever we hanker for. Try my favourite ways of combating binges for chocolate bars, ice-cream, wafers, pastries, and cookies without "tormenting" yourself too much.

Read full account in: 6 Sugar Busters to Fight Sweet Cravings!

March 2010

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"But I don't want to taste honey, it's horrible!"

This is what some visitors to Benefits of Honey told me when they learned more about the health benefits of honey. And I can totally understand why, because I too used to think that honey tasted awful...

Read full account in: Taste Honey? No Way!

February 2010

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Apologies, especially the ladies, I admit this topic has been much neglected. It's not that I'm not interested in beauty related topics, just that I sometimes feel drown in the overwhelming blizzard of information on honey and health, not knowing when to take on what...

So here's what many of you have been asking about - what can honey do for skin. Lots and lots. I don't have a lot of personal experience here, but am gaining a wealth of knowledge and wisdom by just reading the postings about how honey has been helpful. Here you go - a page on real experiences, real people sharing real stories about how they have used honey to treat troubled skin. You will say over and again, honey is good!

Straight to: Honey Natural Beauty Health Tips!

February 2010

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Does anyone know the quality difference between wild honey and regular honey? What do you think of the following claims?

"Unlike other honey, our honey is harvested from natural hives in the wild forests e.g. those of Africa. They are gathered from drops of honey falling down directly from honeycombs and have bypassed all thermal treatments...Laboratory reports have established our products as wild honey, which has more superior health benefits than honey extracted form made-made hives. Wild honey has a very slight sour taste. And when mixed in water, the solution obtained is clear and not cloudy."

Read full account in: Wild Honey Questions. Need Your Help!

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January 2010

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"Corn syrup is made from corn, has the same calories as sugar, and is fine in moderation."

This is what the Corn Refiners Association in United States is disseminating and propagating on national TV - that HFCS is natural and safe for your health. Lies and treacheries.

For the full account and watch the TV commercials, read "Corn Syrup is fine?"

January 2010

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Honeybees have a remarkably acute sense of smell. Their keen sense of smell guides them to the flowers and pollinates them. Foraging bees can discriminate between flowers when there are a bewildering number of flowers to select from. And now, scientists have harnessed the insect's phenomenal sense of smell to detect and track down explosives hidden by terrorists...

For the full account, read "Honeybees are Ultimate Bomb Detectors!"

January 2010

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Our ride in the World Wide Web became a little bumpier as more and more people came to know about the Benefits of Honey website. The past year saw a few ugly incidents that actually got me to whine a bit...

Despite all these little upsets, I've every reason to be grateful for 2009. There has been so much gratification in learning and writing about honey and health related areas, but nothing topped receiving valuable notes and feedback from visitors and honey buffs....

For the full account and to share your 2010 wish, read "Harking Back 2009, Buoying For 2010"





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