Thursday, February 28, 2013

eating my way to good health

Before my surgery, I had started to take steps to improve my health by eating healthier. One of the first things I did was to go on a gluten free diet, which I talked about here. Within a short time, I noticed an improvement in my energy level. Hooray!!!

A few weeks later, I received this.

and it quickly became my new best friend. You can read about my original juicing recipe here. I have since added carrots and turmeric root each morning. 

Wanting to do even more, I started to research the benefits of honey and cinnamon.

Wow, look what I found.

Drug companies won't like this one getting around. Facts on Honey and Cinnamon: 
It is found that a mix of honey and Cinnamon cures most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today also note honey as very effective medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without side effects which is also a plus.Today's science says that even though honey is sweet, when it is taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm even diabetic patients. Researched by western scientists:

HEART DISEASES: Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, put it on toast instead of jelly and jam and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol and could potentially save one from heart attack. Also, even if you have already had an attack studies show you could be kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of cinnamon honey strengthens the heart beat. In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as one ages the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and the veins.

ARTHRITIS: Arthritis patients can benefit by taking one cup of hot water with two tablespoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. When taken daily even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week (out of the 200 people so treated) practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain -- and within a month, most all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis now started walking without pain.

BLADDER INFECTIONS: Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder....who knew?

CHOLESTEROL: Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water given to a cholesterol patient was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, when taken three times a day, any chronic cholesterol-could be cured. According to information received in the said Journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol.

COLDS: Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and, clear the sinuses, and it's delicious too!

UPSET STOMACH: Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also is said to clear stomach ulcers from its root.

GAS: According to the studies done in India and Japan, it is revealed that when Honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.

IMMUNE SYSTEM: Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacterial and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of Honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles (where DNA is contained) to fight bacterial and viral diseases.

INDIGESTION: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food is eaten relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals

INFLUENZA: A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural 'Ingredient' which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.

LONGEVITY: Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests the ravages of old age. Use four teaspoons of honey, one teaspoon of cinnamon powder, and three cups of boiling water to make a tea. Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life spans increase and even a 100 year old will start performing the chores of a 20-year-old.

RASPY OR SORE THROAT: When throat has a tickle or is raspy, take one tablespoon of honey and sip until gone. Repeat every three hours until throat is without symptoms.

PIMPLES: Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it off the next morning with warm water. When done daily for two weeks, it removes all pimples from the root.

SKIN INFECTIONS:Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin Infections.

WEIGHT LOSS:Daily in the morning one half hour beforebreakfast and on an empty stomach, and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water. When taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.

CANCER: Recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully. Patients suffering from these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder three times a day for one month.

FATIGUE: Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts are more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton, who has done research, says that a half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, even when the vitality of the body starts to decrease, when taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3:00 P.M., the vitality of the body increases within a week.

BAD BREATH: People of South America, gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water first thing in the morning so their breath stays fresh throughout the day.

HEARING LOSS: Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts restores hearing.

So a few weeks before my surgery I added raw local honey and cinnamon to my diet. I ate it on toast and in decaf green tea. When I went in for my preop tests, my blood pressure, which had been high was 116/72. All of my blood tests were normal and I was feeling great. 

Since my surgery, I have not been following my healthy eating. I haven't been able to drive and I have been relying on others to make my food choices. Let's just say, that I feel ICKY!!! So, I am starting back on my healthy food plan. I am back to gluten free and juicing and I am going to have someone drive me to get some local honey. 

I'll let you know how I am feeling in a few weeks. I'm betting that when the spring weather hits, I will be ready to get out and walk with my two new knees. Can't wait.



  1. I was going to say you will soon feel as good as new, but it sounds with your new eating habits you will be better than new.

  2. I knew cinnamon was good for you, but I didn't know that combined with honey it becomes super good for you! I'm going to save these tips. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. cinnamon powder just ground cinnamon ina jar or is it something different?

  4. I love honey and cinnamon so I will be adding this to my diet and hoping I feel better!
    hugs, Linda

  5. It's amazing...our grandmothers were right all along!
    Be better soon, Laura.

  6. I read this same article! I have been using the cinnamon and honey in hot water for lovely tea!!!This is such a great post!

  7. What great information. You'll get back on track, my friend! I hope you're feeling better every day! Sending you some extra hugs today!

  8. Thank you Laura ... I am sharing this on my Facebook page. I wish you all the best!!

  9. Good for you Laura...we all have to take our future health into our own hands..


  10. Sure wish I could get a new ankle. This one just isn't getting well very fast. I'm fascinated by your info on honey. Since coffee has all those anti oxidants, I wonder if honey in coffee would be beneficial in some way?

  11. Honey is a powerful thing! Glad you are getting back on the healthy eating habit bandwagon.

  12. Wishing you a speedier recovery. Great info about cinnamon and honey. I had no idea!! Definitely worth a try.

  13. I've bookmarked this post, and I want to thank you for it. My doctor recently told me to put local honey in tea for my allergies and asthma. He said it would help control them!

  14. This is some wonderful information! Thank you, Laura! I usually take one teaspoon of honey and lemon together everyday. Now I will be taking a lot more honey with cinnamon. :) I have been trying to change my eating habits as well.
    Hope your Saturday is beautiful and you get that honey!

  15. This post is so timely, I really needed this info right now. Thanks so much.

  16. Laura, I hope you fully recover from your surgery very soon. We (that's the Royal "we" - actually my husband) have been juicing for many years. It's a wonderful thing! I'm going to have to try this honey and cinnamon thing - when I do, I'll let you know what it does for me. Thanks so much for the info.

  17. Laura, great information, I appreciate you letting us know this. Good for you for taking action, I take my health very seriously and try to take control for myself.


  18. laura-the cinnamon and honey info I found a few weeks ago-looks like same source and have just begun using it-it seems like such a perfect choice rather than medications. Thanks and have a good weekend.

  19. I'm getting myself to the store asap to get some honey! Some good info here, Laura. Thanks for sharing!

  20. Wow! I had no idea the power of honey on your health! My oldest son will want to read this too. He is on a healthy eating kick along with strength training. Lately, I've been able to learn so much from him since he's doing a lot of research. I suffer from chronic inflammation that I see a rhumey doctor for and I am being treated for high cholesterol too. I have honey in the cabinet right now. Hmmmm............

  21. Great post Laura - I'm going to try some of this.

  22. Honey is a wonderful gift of nature. Due to severe anemia, my tongue is very sore and honey does wonder to lower the pain!
    Your new follower, Magali

  23. Hi Laura!!

    I hope your recovery speeds up so you can enjoy Spring soon.

    I've had 18 surgeries and have been a type 1 diabetic for 42 yrs and was able
    to have two beautiful sons. I like all the info you gave and should try this.
    It sounds like a great solution to my biggest complaint, "No energy.'


  24. Oh, so surgery can be even better for you now that you have set your mind to healthier eating! I hope you can drive soon so you are able to buy healthy food!

  25. Hi! this really is so gorgeous,amazing design and love all the special detail-
    Jikoni Kitchen Collection


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