Cal Orey: The Healing Powers of Honey

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I find honeybees so fascinating that I was thrilled to begin this book The thrill dissolved uickly but I emained hopeful I don t like leaving books unfinished when I do it usually due to book ADD so much to ead so little time and I don t like giving books poor atings This one was so poorly written that I couldn t bring myself to plod than a uarter of the way through its 300 pages of irrelevant fluff for the few particles of sensible information it containedThere were also WAY too many instances of bee autiful and other such wordplay that is cute or at least excusable the first ten times but uickly becomes obnoxious Similarly the chapters began with forced and overused honeybee metaphor and simile in which the author compares her own history as an itinerant hippie to sweet hive life I tried to skip a lot of that but it was still irksomeIt seems as if she did a lot of esearch for this book but it isn t well epresented She weakly defended many of the supposed health benefits of eating honey by saying that honey can help you elax and elaxing can help your health when I would have preferred an intelligent eview of the esearch The final straw for me was her ecommendation of an almost vegan diet juxtaposed with her autobiographical odes to cheese ice cream chicken and the like I don t know why that annoyed me so much Even to a forgiving eader I would ecommend searching for a different book on this topic ather than wasting time with this one I have trouble with the lite journalism style of this book It s too epetitive by far and by epetit. Did you knowKnown as Mother Nature's nectar of the gods honey was praised for its healing powers as far back as 5000 years ago by EgyptiansEating honey can help lower the isk of heart disease cancer diabetes even help educe body fat and unwanted weight and increase longevityPure aw unprocessed honey is a healthier sweetener than table sugar and high fructose corn syrup It's chock full of antioxidants minerals and vitamins and only has 21 calories per teaspoonSuper bee foods including nu.

Ive I mean giving the same tiny bit of information three times on the same page in the same wordsI have trouble with an author who uses the term factoids about their own writing and yes I am aware of both definitions If you know absolutely nothing about honey maybe you can glean something here But it s too eminiscent of an infomercial for me Something about it maybe the author s presenting her fantasy childhood in paragraph 1 and then saying Oh heh heh that s not true heh heh I m just obsessed with bees maybe it is the way she presents her obsession as a credential made me doubt her eliability The style is annoying and the fact that the author has several titles to her credit all beginning The Healing Powers of makes me wonder who is behind all this Marketing is not scienceThere are excellent esources available that deal in an accessible serious manner with the use of honey for everything from healing open wounds to dealing with pollen allergies This is unfortunately not one of them Personally I learned from a one hour TV documentary on ARTE channel than from this book I have been eading parts of this off and on since eceiving it as a gift last fall Finally finished in its entirety but I know I will use this as a permanent eference source for years to come This book kind of changed my lifehoney is absolutely amazing Don t Let This Volume of Sweetness Buzz PastIf you e anything like me my knowledge of honey was limited to the ooze from Baklava a drizzle in your teacup to sweeten up your day and the age old prescription mixed with lemon to. Trient ich bee pollen propolis and oyal jelly are used and touted for their healing powers by beekeepers and medical experts in the present dayHoney can elieve a variety of ailments including allergies coughs fatigue pain and stress as well as boost libidoThe honey bee pollinates about one third of the food we consume including nutritious fruits and nutsDrawing on the latest honey buzz and interviews with medical doctors beekeepers and esearchers this charming and enlightening book swe.

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Soothe a sore throat and nagging cough WOW Have I ever been missing out Cal Orey has explored every facet of the luscious nectar from bee to baked goodies to medicinal properties and beyond I m betting your mouth will water like mine has over the wonderful variety of ecipes she has included and be amazed by the world of interesting and useful information she has tucked in between the covers I have also teared up and chuckled over the personal stories Ms Orey has shared especially about her Furry family I discovered so many good ideas that I hadn t thought about prior to eading this book For a couple of prime examples I had always used maple syrup on my baked butternut suash now I will try the honey and orange cr me she has suggested as well as being a little creative with my plain yogurt by adding a mixture of chopped nuts with honey We are blessed to have an apiary here in our little corner of Northeastern Pa that is not too far away from our home We ll be getting our uart jars filled with the golden goodness before this month has flitted by Don t miss your opportunity to delve into the world of honey and explore the benefits it may hold for you I learned so much and will keep eferring to it in the months and years ahead My only wish is that MsOrey will consider writing a volume on maple syrup I ll keep my sticky fingers crossed Nancy Narma I gave the book 3 stars as I learned a lot of new information but with that being said the writing was poor I did write down a few of the ecipes that were in the book so I will look forward to trying thos. Etened with stories about honey bees and humans eveals 30 healing honey varieties paired with cinnamon and teas tells you how to incorporate honey into Mediterranean style heart healthy ecipes like Honey Custard French Toast Honey Glazed Game Hen and Filo Pear and Honey Tarts and provides than 50 home cures that combat digestive woes to skin woes You'll also enjoy Cleopatra's milk and honey beauty treatments and eco friendlybeeswax household uses all made with the amazing honey bee's gif.

Cal Orey is an author and journalist She has a master's degree in English Creative Writing from San Francisco State University Orey lives in Northern CA and is known for her hugely popular Healing Powers book collection published by Kensington These down to earth compelling health cookbooks with lively stories have been translated in 20 languages; featured by Bookspan including Literary Gui