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Is Manuka Honey safe to eat?

is manuka honey safe to eat

We ask this question because manuka honey contains MGO. So, is manuka honey safe? What is MGO anyway? MGO comes from Methylglyoxal and is a substance belonging to dicarbonyl group (a group of toxic substances). Manuka honey contains very high levels of this substance (over 1,000 ppm), hence the concern regarding its safety. How toxic is MGO? MGO is the main precursor to Advanced Glycation End products (AGEs)(wikipedia link). These are harmful compounds that can affect nearly every type of cell and molecule in the… Read More

How to kill antibiotic resistant bacteria!

honey is antimicrobial

The latest news bring back some old knowledge: Honey is antimicrobial. And yes, it can also kill antibiotic resistant bacteria, germs, microbes, superbugs, or whatever the name you choose for them. Microbes are like people: good and bad. We all know about the good probiotics – the friendly bacteria in our guts. But we should also know that bacteria are everywhere in our body, not only the gut. We could not hear, smell or everything else without them. We cannot… Read More

The Effects of Honey on Febrile Neutropenia

honey fights febrile neutropenia

“The Effects of Honey on Febrile Neutropenia in Children With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia” That was the name of the medical trial that started in March 2011 and ended up in September 2014. It took place at the Children Hospital of Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt and it was a crossover randomized study. Before this, there was no previous similar study. There were 40 participants, all children between 2 and 10 years old, with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). They were treated according to the Modified CCG 1991 protocol for… Read More

LifeMel Honey

life mel honey for treating side-effects of chemo and radiation

What is Lifemel honey? What is its connection to life? If linden honey is good for something, and acacia honey is good for something else, and echinacea honey is good for other something, how about if we would have a perfect honey, made from he most amazing flowers on this planet? Well, some people did thought of this and created a special place where they cultivated selected herbs, away from any reach of pesticides and pollution. And then brought a lot of… Read More

Alcohol detoxification with honey

honey for alcohol injured liver

What do we know about alcohol?  That it is a powerful OXIDANT. Oh my God! Today we keep on hearing: take Vit C because is a powerful antioxidant, herb X is a powerful antioxidant…so many superfoods, superherbs are praised as powerful antioxidants, they have to be ANTI. So, if we want to be healthy it seems that all we have to do is eat ANTI-oxidants, so that we won’t oxidate! 🙂 Alcohol seems to be our ferocious enemy, because it… Read More

The best natural remedies for colds – part 4

natural remedies part 4

Let’s continue the series of the best natural remedies for colds and flue, with another 3 supplemental ways of treating ourselves. 20. Change your diet. It is recommended to avoid some foods that are believed to produce mucus: dairy, refined sweets, white flour, animal fats and everything fried. Instead try to feed yourself with less processed food. Less complicated. Your food should be easy to digest, so the body can rapidly take the nutrients and invest all its energy into fighting… Read More