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Can I take honey in diarrhea?

what to eat in diarrhea

“Can I take honey in diarrhea?” “Yes, absolutely.” “That sweet liquid?” “Science says that. Not me.” Gastroenteritis is an acute inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract that may be caused by a variety of factors, and honey, with its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects helps in treating it. A fact that is more and more recognized by science, through new studies and clinical trials. Among the factors that cause diarrhea: infectious agents, certain medications, plant and animal toxins, gastro-intestinal disorders and substances… Read More

Is propolis good for diabetes and obesity? It is, indeed.

propolis is good for diabetes

Is propolis good for diabetes? Definitely yes, for both types. Propolis is a hive product, made from a mixture of honeybee saliva, extracts from seeds and leaves, and exudates of plant flora. Scientists have isolated more than 500 chemical compounds so far. Its composition depends on geographical origin, but generally, propolis can be classified into two types: 1. the poplar propolis, which is abundant in flavonoids – mainly produced in Europe, North America, and the non-tropical regions of Asia; 2.… Read More

How to get rid of period pains

how to get rid of period pains

Periodic pains, aka menstrual pains, are a real pain. A girl knows what I am talking about. How to get rid of period pains is a frequent question often answered with “Ibuprofen”. Which works. But is this the only solution? My grandma used to say “a woman suffers a lot in her lifetime” and she was fully and completely at peace with this situation. A woman would suffer not because of her status in society, but because this is the… Read More

Is the best honey in the world really the best honey of all? Meet the winner of 2019!

who chooses the best honey

The experts agreed: the bear is right. Turkish honey is the best honey in the world. At least for the year 2019. It is a trend now with Turkish honey… Elvish honey – the most expensive in the world (€5000/kg), Anzer honey – the tastiest (as confirmed by the bears), Mad honey – with medical and psychedelic properties, and now, a simple multifloral honey gets the highest prize! And where is manuka honey placed? We all know it is the… Read More

Why do bears like honey and my cat doesn’t?

bears like honey and have preferences on its quality

Bears love honey. We know this since age 3. But is this true or just another fairy tale? And why doesn’t my cat like it at all? Taste is a complex issue. We are genetically born with certain tastes, but then they can be shaped by evolution. Educated. There is a funny video spreading into the world these days, with a bear treated with different kind of honeys. He tastes them all, but seems to have a favorite to which… Read More

The rare and delicious apple honey

apple honey aka apple blossom honey

Apple honey, more accurately apple blossom honey, is not a very common type of honey. It can be found in countries with the biggest apple production. China (where else?) produces approximately half of the total apple production, followed by the United States, Turkey and Poland. But do they also produce honey in those orchards? It seems that pollination is a key factor when it comes to apples. This is one place where the “Einstein’s 4 years of surviving without bees”… Read More