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5/1/12 3:26 P

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Vicky - enjoy - we loved it! It was one of those 'throw things in a pot and see what happens' things... and it worked!!!

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4/30/12 9:32 P

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Sorry to burst many bubbles, here, but several of these things will make you SICK. Two tablespoons of cinnamon at once? Right. Heard of the Cinnamon Challenge meme going around? It challenges people to down One Tablespoon of cinnamon in 60 seconds. It will make you sick and is bad for your health.

I'm all for holistic things. Some are beneficial, but going with something that says "recent studies say" and that things like cinnamon and honey are going to cure cancer? That's snake oil. There are too many components to one's health and diet that something so "simple" will cure so much. Now if you want cinnamon and honey on your toast? Go for it. Honey in your tea? Right on. Downing 2T of honey/day or 2T of cinnamon at a time are ill advised and require a lot more research from qualified resources other than some supposed "passed down for generations" type post on the internet.

As with many things, they are good in moderation. In excess they can be harmful, even cinnamon. Honey is still sugar, it's not magical. It still spikes your blood sugar just like any other sugar. It's in it's natural state but that doesnt change what it is.

Taking one article, from nearly 20 years ago, and applying it's "science" across the board as a preventative for disease and a benefit for health... well, let the 'buyer' beware when it comes to such claims.

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4/30/12 6:09 P

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I'll have to try fixing chicken that way. Sounds terrific!

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4/30/12 5:09 P

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Cooked chicken breast with honey, cinnamon, ginger, garlic, chillies, lemon and soy sauce with orange bell peppers and onions over cabbage tonight - yummy way to have the honey and cinnamon, and really healthy too!!!

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4/30/12 1:54 P

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Tried honey and cinnamon today I must have done it wrong it was very cinnamon taste. I need to adjust it

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Depending on the weather the bees may need to be fed if there aren't enough flowering plants in the area. We usually used regular sugar made into a syrup, but the bees still make it into honey just the same. We only did it when they needed the extra support, so you still get the benefit of the local plants being used.

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My Hubby knows this old man that's a beekeeper and he feed his bees Karo syrup??? Has anyone ever heard of this?And how can this be a healthy Honey? emoticon

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If you're going to use honey in relation to allergies, it should be local honey. If you have farmer's markets in your area you can likely find it there, or look for a local bee keepers association. Also, while cinnamon and honey in moderation won't hurt and may help some of these issues, don't rely on them without medical followup (just had to add that since I'm a nurse :)


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I didn't know you could get cinnamon honey. Or did you mix it yourself Gloria?

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4/29/12 7:10 A

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I have a jar of cinnamon honey in my cupboard and like it on toast!

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I did hear of this before, but will have to start it up again. thanks for the reminder









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I use them both regularly they work huggzz

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4/28/12 9:49 P

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And to think it's been in my cupboard all along! I am definitely going to keep this article and share it with my friends. I'm also going to try a few of the "cures" myself.

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4/28/12 5:35 P

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A lot of home remedies are best.

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Sounds like something definitely worth trying. Great information; I honestly believe that some doctors prescribe drugs too quickly without trying other remedies first.

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Thanks. Very interesting stuff.

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Good stuff to know. My grandfather would mix a shot of Southern Comfort and honey to drink when he had a cold.

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4/28/12 2:18 P

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I've heard about honey for colds for years but not all these. Going to buy some honey tonight

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4/28/12 2:10 P

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WOW!!!

........and so tasty too!

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4/28/12 1:29 P

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Amazing. But the honey and cinnamon would be good with oatmeal also.

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You can just google it to find out more about it. That particular article has been around for awhile. Most are old home remedies pasted down over the years.

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very interesting. This also will help with sweet cravings.

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interesting... learned some new stuff. where did you get this info?



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I rarely eat honey in anything but will be rethinking using that over other forms of sweetners.

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Very interesting, going to have my daily dose of honey and cinnamon.

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Cinnamon and Honey
Whoever thought? Honey is the only food on the planet that will not spoil or rot. What it will do is what some call 'turning to sugar'. In reality, honey is always honey. However, when left in a cool dark place for a long time it will "crystallize". When this happens loosen the lid, boil some water and sit the honey container in the hot water, but turn off the heat and let it liquefy naturally. It is then as good as it ever was. Never boil honey or put it in a microwave. This will kill the enzymes in the honey.

Cinnamon and Honey
Bet the drug companies won't like this one getting around. Facts on Honey and Cinnamon: It is found that a mixture of honey and Cinnamon cures most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today also accept honey as a 'Ram Ban' (very effective) medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without side effects for any kind of diseases.
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. Weekly World News, a magazine in Canada, in its issue dated 17 January,1995 has given the following list of diseases that can be cured by honey and cinnamon, as researched by western scientists:

HEART DISEASES:
Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply it on bread instead of jelly and jam and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and saves the patient from heart attack. Also, those who have already had an attack, when they do this process daily, they are kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of the above process relieves loss of breath and 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 may take daily (morning and night) one cup of hot water with two tablespoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. When taken regularly 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..

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 is 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.

UPSET STOMACH:
Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also clears 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 water and boil 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 before breakfast 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. Remember when we were kids? We had toast with real butter and cinnamon sprinkled on it!


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