Being gluten free is not enough, sometimes. The truth is that sometimes it’s not only about being on a specialty diet. Sometimes, or rather, many times, it’s about putting into your body what your body needs in order to restore itself to it’s natural well-being. It’s about eating to nourish, and not to taste. It’s about getting away from the cravings and moving towards all the good stuff that will help feel good.
One thing that helps heal your body from the inside out is the stuff that comes from one of the most amazing sources in the world…BEES. That’s right, the bees that are starting to leave us deprived of the honey, and the pollen, and the vitamins we need in order to be healthy in the gut, and in our sinuses, and clean in our home. Are you even aware of how good this stuff really is for your health? Here’s a little taste:
“Raw honey has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. It promotes body and digestive health, is a powerful antioxidant, strengthens the immune system, eliminates allergies, and is an excellent remedy for skin wounds and all types of infections. Raw honey’s benefits don’t stop there. Raw honey can also stabilize blood pressure, balance sugar levels, relieve pain, calm nerves, and it has been used to treat ulcers. Raw honey is also an expectorant and anti-inflammatory and has been known to effectively treat respiratory conditions such as bronchitis and asthma.”
Here’s a true story. Two years ago my health was in a bad place. My gut issues were taking over, and the inflammation I was experiencing was probably worse than it has been since I first went gluten free. I had to go back to basics. So I ate only fruits, veggies, protein, and very little grains like quinoa and brown rice. That was it. Everything was flavored naturally, with some olive oil, sea salt, pepper, and fresh garlic. I also ate, which I believe contributed to me feeling better, raw honey. A tablespoon of raw honey every morning. Along with my vitamins and aloe juice. After two months of consistently living that diet, the inflammation was gone and so was the bloat. Thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties of honey, my health was restored, and I believe that that can happen for so many others suffering from diseases that are causing the immune system to break down. Now, I’m not a doctor, but I am speaking from experience. If you don’t believe me, try it for yourself. Especially if you have allergies. Or trouble sleeping. You can learn more here: http://www.naturalnews.com/035493_raw_honey_health_benefits_antibacterial.html#ixzz3iH7lZ6Cs
Right now, we are losing our source for honey. Bees are becoming extinct from all the pesticides and lack of wildflowers around. There are movements to bring them back. Cheerios, the popular cereal, is actually involved in this movement. All over the world, people are handing out packets of wildflower seeds, asking others to plant them near their house or in open fields. So, when you see a honey bee, please do not feel inclined to kill it. And if you walk past a patch of wildflowers, please do not pick them. The bees need them to pollinate and make honey.
Also, if you are looking to cleanse your home of toxins, bees wax candles are a great natural source. “Because beeswax candles clean the air and reduce indoor pollutants, they can effectively reduce asthma, allergies, and hay fever.” It is nature’s air purifier. Your home will smell and feel pure and the air will actually be cleaner.
Are you starting to see why bees are so important to our environment? Help them help you. What can you do to make a difference in the life of a bee? After all, they work incredibly hard to help you.