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Honey: Nature's Golden Healer [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Gloria Havenhand , Cristian Barnett
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23 Sep 2010
There is growing evidence to show that honey is hugely beneficial to our health, from its antibacterial properties to helping relieve hay fever to even inhibiting the growth of cancer cells. Drawing on her background in the biological sciences, Gloria Havenhand reveals how we can harvest the beehive for anything from reviving tonics to beauty treats. Not only does she demonstrate how honey is essential for healthy living, but tackles other under-appreciated and lesser-known bee products such as propolis, a sticky resin, which can help skin conditions such as psoriasis; pollen used to relieve hay fever and boost the immune system and royal jelly and beeswax uesd in cosmetics to rejuvenate the skin. With increasing numbers of people interested in ditching drugs for natural alternatives to combat health problems from allergies to acne, this book is a timely look at how the beehive can help us look and feel better.


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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Kyle Cathie; 1st edition (23 Sep 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856269167
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856269162
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 23.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 189,546 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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a fascinating book...full of home remedies, recipes, bee wisdom, fascinating facts and beekeeping tips, and so lovingly photographed that it really belongs on the coffee rather than the breakfast table --Mail on Sunday YOU Magazine

A charming and informative book...It's the perfect introduction to beekeeping and a good read for all honey lovers. --Lindsey Bareham, SAGA Magazine

Gloria's love and in-depth knowledge of bees is truly astounding she is one of the last true enthusiasts. The academic profession should pay more attention to enthusiasts like Gloria, be they astronomers, ornithologists or beekeepers. These people have a wealth of practical and observational knowledge, which can only be guessed at by so-called experts. This book superbly illustrates this truth.'--Professor Milton Wainwright, Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Sheffield

'To ease a sore throat, stir a spoonful of honey and a teaspoon of cider vinegar into a mug of hot water and sip slowly, says beekeeper and biologist Gloria Havenhand, author of Honey: Nature s Golden Healer.'--Sainsbury's Magazine

'Gloria is commonly known as the Queen Beekeeper because her encyclopaedic knowledge is built on 26 years of experience of running what could be described as a bee empire two bee farms, and millions of bees who live in red wooden hives which nestle in the glorious Peak District countryside of Derbyshire. 'Honey:Nature's Golden Healer' is beautifully illustrated and packed with easy home remedies, facts about bees and beekeeping, recipes and wisdom about honey that she's scrupulously ensured is backed by scientific proof wherever possible. She also travels Britain lecturing on bees, giving the proceeds to the Sheffield Children's Hospital, which will also benefit from a percentage of the royalties from the book.' --Irish News

A charming and informative book...It's the perfect introduction to beekeeping and a good read for all honey lovers. --Lindsey Bareham, SAGA Magazine

Gloria's love and in-depth knowledge of bees is truly astounding she is one of the last true enthusiasts. The academic profession should pay more attention to enthusiasts like Gloria, be they astronomers, ornithologists or beekeepers. These people have a wealth of practical and observational knowledge, which can only be guessed at by so-called experts. This book superbly illustrates this truth. --Professor Milton Wainwright, Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Sheffield

From the Author

Let's start with a bit of background.........

I started out centuries ago in the biological sciences. My early experience covered work for the Ministry of Agriculture and large health care companies and `Ye Gods' did this not compel me to rethink our modern pill-popping culture, with all its side effects.

I believe that honeybees, the origin of many pharmaceutical drugs, have been forsaken and forgotten - to our cost.

Little did I realise that planting thousands of Christmas Trees around endless Beehives would result in the production (in good quantity too) of Antibacterial Honey. It was obvious that the usual pale colour of Troway Hall's Famous Honey was changing at certain times - and so was its taste.

Now, the rich aromatic caramel and fruity taste hit the mouth with pizzazz - absolutely electric!

There was only one way to go and that was to get our Honey Tested and Approved.

To our amazement, our Honey was often better than Manuka 10 at a cost that was a third of its price. Notwithstanding this - I had become involved in the medicinal attributes of the Beehive as a whole.

Never forget that bees have been around and survived all manner of plagues, droughts and environmental onslaughts whilst our own evolution has been occurring for less than one twentieth of this time. Even so, Man has depended on wild bee honey combs for their honey to eat, honey to treat - together with all manner of healing products from the hive that you may never have heard of.

This book, I believe, is not just timely for the survival of the bees themselves but definitely for our own longevity and immune systems. It is up to us to challenge invisible additives, preservatives, pesticides and other eco-outrages - more than any other period in our evolution.

Did you know that your body now has up to 500 chemicals it never had or even knew about 50 years ago?
No wonder Hayfever (which was unknown 100 years ago) and skin allergies etc are rampant now.
No wonder adults and children alike are in meltdown with their immune systems. Colds, coughs, splutterings, sneezes, digestive disorders - I could go on and on !

Amazingly, it is not just Honey that comes to our rescue in our time of need but the bees antibiotic wallpaper called `Propolis', the Queen's own substance Royal Jelly and a scaffold of Beeswax itself that all fall slave to the human race in healing, curing and preventing so many ills.

Honey is enjoying a rebirth - and I don't mean any old honey either !

Honey is adulterated and mistreated all over the world - wait until you read about it. You will be in meltdown. Choose your honey with care!

There is growing evidence to show that honey is hugely beneficial to our health, from its antibacterial
properties to helping relieve hay fever to even inhibiting the growth of cancer cells. With increasing
numbers of people interested in ditching drugs for natural alternatives to combat health problems from
allergies, acne, IBS, skin infections (including MRSA) and remember Honey is more effective that over the counter medicines for children's coughs and colds. Didn't `Grandma' know this all the time?

Drawing on my background in the biological sciences, I demonstrate that honey is essential for healthy living - boosting your immune system and helping prevent so many diseases.

I am no eco-warrior - I handle livestock all the time ! But I do know that although antibiotics in animal foods (i.e. pig, chicken and cow food) were banned in around 2006. Why?
Profitable for added antibiotics put up to 15% more weight on the animal, but unfortunately this cascaded down the food chain to you and I - resulting in the surge of Superbugs where your doctor's prescribed antibiotics had no chance of overcoming lethal diseases such as MRSA, E.coli, Salmonella etc. We were and are at the mercy of over production and over contamination of our food and ourselves with antibiotics.

Unbelievably, honey is now used at the first instance and on the frontline of MRSA skin infections - yes actually applied onto the skin.

I have just been phoned by a lady in Cornwall, whose husband had a foot infection which the NHS and the pharmaceutical treatments could not cure over six years. Six weeks application of our Antibacterial Honey, he is clear. He is rejoicing !

Remember - to use the best honey - as honey is a `living food' and often we are offered nothing more than a sugar solution from a Supermarket. It has often been ultra filtrated until nothing remains - it is then `dead' and useless. Don't be tempted by the `green label' and glistening clear honey - ready why!

I show we can harvest the beehive for anything from reviving tonics to beauty treats. Including chapters on Propolis, a sticky resin, which can help skin conditions such as psoriasis and acne; Bee Pollen to relieve hay fever (nothing better) and to boost the immune system and Royal Jelly and Beeswax used in cosmetics to rejuvenate the skin in order to extend our lives.

Accompanied by information about the beehive and life of the honeybee, you will find this book very readable and almost riveting as it shows us the links between honey and good health and why protecting the honeybee is important not only for its own survival, but for our own longevity.

.........Welcome to the Natural Health Service !!


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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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Just released, is a staggering and beautifully illustrated new title on honey bees and their capability to radically improve the health of every individual. Written by Gloria Havenhand and Published by Kyle Cathie Ltd, Gloria takes us into the wonders of the hive,to the product we all know so well--or do we?

Here is an inexpensive book that will open your eyes to benefit your health in a natural way,rather than indulging in the pill popping life that we accept today. The remedies of honey will amaze you--they do me.I personally, insist on raw bacterial honey from Medibee. It can be used for wounds,burns,gastric ulcers,irritable bowel syndrome,thrush,constipation,eye infections,hay fever,coughs,colds and sore throats.These are among the very many conditions from which we can all benefit by taking quality honey and its related products.Did you know that your heart rate will reduce as well as your blood pressure?Your rheumatism will ease and as we age,our memory loss and energies are revitalised. These are but a few of the listed items of health benefits from honey written by a professional who knows her subject.Above all honey is a delight to take and inexpensive relative to the long term health advantages it provides.

I commend this book to anyone who takes their health seriously. A fine read

Gerald S Binks
Virginia Water,
Surrey, England.
September 2010
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Honey, Natures Golden Healer 2 Sep 2010
By Astra
Format:Paperback
This is the most informative book on bees, to my mind, ever written. The lady certainly knows her stuff.
The photographs in book are colourful and amazing.
I was also surprised to read that much of the honey on supermarket shelves contains very little goodness. I was taught as a child to the believe that honey was the ultimate healer.

I am producer of 'Wild Rose Russian Ice Stars' a famous ice show that has toured the world and I have strongly suggested my company of skaters take this golden, energy giving healer
Well done Gloria Havenhand for writing such an informative book.
I salute you
Astra
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bee Prepared to fall in love! 9 Sep 2010
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This exquisitely presented book is educational, informative and inspirational. As other reviewers have said, what comes through here is Gloria Havenhand's awe-inspiring knowledge of bees, their lives and products, she clearly lives their lives with them and loves them utterly. I too grew up with the idea that honey was not only good for you but also had all sorts of healing properties, but until I read this book I realise I knew nothing at all! this book has inspired me not only to start to take bee products - and by that I mean the real raw thing - very much into my life but also to recommend them to others. I shall also be giving this book for Christmas to everyone I know. Thank you, Gloria Havenhand, for opening our eyes to this amazing phenomenon. Please write more!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just gorgeous 28 Jan 2012
By Jodi-Hummingbird TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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I defy anyone but the most ardent honey-disliker to get more than halfway through this book without having an unstoppable urge to eat something with some honey on it!

The photos in this book are just beautiful, as is the cover image. There are lots of close-up photos of bees and all things bee and lots of images of honey and honey containing foods. This is a mouth-watering book.

Even the images which illustrate honey being poured on a gauze pad for the purpose of being put on a wound to make it heal faster, looked delicious to me, which felt a bit wrong!

This book also provides a good overview of honey and bee facts and includes some recipes too. It describes how honey is made, describes the social structure of bees, beehive architecture, the different types of honey, how to use honey in cooking, the benefits of raw honey and the enormous importance of bees to agriculture and to our lives.

The book also talks about the health promoting properties of honey, and has a small amount of information on propolis, pollen, royal jelly and beeswax too.

A high carbohydrate diet isn't healthy, but all sugars are not equal. If you're going to add a sweeetener to hot drinks or other foods it makes sense to use a bit of honey rather than brown or white sugar or similar, as you get some extra 'functional food' benefits with honey due to its antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, probiotic, immune system boosting and other properties that aren't in refined sugar. So it can be worthwhile to cut down on some of the other carbohydrate sources in your diet to make room for some honey.

Raw honey can also be used topically on bedsores, burns and other wounds. This book explains how to go about it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb! 4 Sep 2010
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An absolutely superb book, beautifully written and photographed which lets us into the world of honey bees and their remarkable health giving products. If you want to know all about the benefits of natural honey, propolis, royal jelly etc, this is the book to buy; it certainly is a real eye-opener and will change the way you buy and use honey in the future! Gloria Havenhand really knows her stuff!
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5.0 out of 5 stars buzzing with excitement 8 Sep 2010
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This is a beautifully illustrated book full of wonderful information about honey which I had never thought of before. The photographs are worthy of an exhibition and the chapters are fascinating and easily understood. Gloria Havenhand is one of life's natural communicators and I look forward to her next book. Nature's Golden Healer is top of my list for Xmas gifts - annual problem solved!
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