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The Healing Powers Of Honey

Cal Orey

ISBN 9780758261595
Publish Date 9/27/2011
Format Trade Paperback
Categories Alternative, Kensington, Healing Powers
List Price: $14.00

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Discover Honey’s Amazing Bee-Healthy Powers

Did you know?...

Known as Mother Nature’s “nectar of the gods,” honey was praised for its healing powers as far back as 5,000 years ago by Egyptians.

Eating honey can help lower the risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes—even help reduce body fat and unwanted weight!—and increase longevity.

Pure, raw, 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 teaspoon.

Super “bee foods” (including nutrient-rich bee pollen, propolis, and royal jelly) are used and touted for their healing powers by beekeepers and medical experts in the present day.

Honey can relieve a variety of ailments, including allergies, coughs, fatigue, pain, and stress, as well as boost libido.

The honey bee pollinates about one-third of the food we consume (including nutritious fruits and nuts).

Drawing on the latest honey buzz and interviews with medical doctors, beekeepers, and researchers, this charming and enlightening book (sweetened with stories about honey bees and humans) reveals 30 healing honey varieties paired with cinnamon and teas, tells you how to incorporate honey into Mediterranean-style, heart-healthy recipes such as Honey Custard French Toast, Honey-Glazed Game Hen, and Filo Pear and Honey Tarts, and provides more than 50 home cures that combat digestive woes to skin woes. You’ll also enjoy Cleopatra’s milk-and-honey beauty treatments and eco-friendly beeswax household uses—all made with the amazing honey bee’s gifts!

“A fascinating read about a natural remedy that is a rich source of antioxidants.” —Ray Sahelian, M.D., author of Mind Boosters

“This eye-opening book provides you with a delicious truth of the traditional Mediterranean diet: Honey is a sumptuous route to optimal health.” —Dr. Will Clower, author of The French Don’t Diet Plan

About Cal Orey:

Cal Orey, M.A., is an accomplished author and journalist. She has a master’s degree in English from San Francisco State University, and for three decades has written hundreds of articles for national and international magazines. She specializes in topics such as health, beauty, nutrition, relationships, science, and pets. Her books include The Healing Powers of Vinegar, The Healing Powers of Olive Oil, The Healing Powers of Coffee, The Healing Powers of Honey, The Healing Powers of Chocolate, The Healing Powers of Tea, 202 Pets’ Peeves, and Doctors’ Orders. She lives in northern California. Readers are invited to visit her website at, read her blog The Writing Gourmet at, find her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.

Average Customer Review

Based on 4 reviews

Customer Review

Don't Let This Sweet Volume Buzz By! (Wednesday, October 12, 2011)
Reviewer: Nancy Narma

If you’re 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 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 recipes 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 reading this book. For a couple of prime examples, I had always used maple syrup on my baked butternut squash—now I will try the honey and orange crème she has suggested, as well as being a little more 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 quart 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 referring to it in the months and years ahead. My only wish is that Ms.Orey will consider writing a volume on maple syrup. I’ll keep my sticky fingers crossed! Nancy Narma

Love This Book! (Tuesday, September 27, 2011)
Reviewer: Linda Barnett-Johnson

After reading The Healing Powers of Honey by Cal Orey, I had to post a review. I loved the easy readability and flow of her words. She is knowledgeable about, not only honey, but bees, too. These little guys are so important to our economy that we should make sure they are well taken care of. Without their pollination, we wouldn't have fruits or vegetables to eat.

The book also states how important honey is to your body. It's full of antioxidants that help you with weight, high blood pressure, cholesteral, diabestes and more. The recipes are inviting and healthy.

If you need a sweet treat, just take a teaspoon full of honey and you're good to go. My grandkids love doing that, and now that I know how healthy it is for them, I don't mind that at all. In fact, I do that instead of eating a pastry, that I really don't need.

Buy the book and enjoy the information. Honey has been around since the beginning of time. That should tell you something.

Thanks Ms. Orey for this delicious bee-utiful book. I will enjoy it forever.

Sweeter than ever (Tuesday, September 27, 2011)
Reviewer: Phenomena

Cal Orey's sweet addition to 'The Healing Powers of' series is absolutely buzzing with her 'extensive research' signature. Leaving no hive undetected, the Queen Bee of Honey tucks away incredible insight in to honeycomb cells (disguised as book chapters.) The reader will discover all kinds of delectable information regarding the 'Nectar of the Gods' within these pages.

How sweet it is! (Monday, September 26, 2011)
Reviewer: Phenomena

There are thousands of things to discover about the goodness of this gift of nature within Cal’s honey book, where she leaves no hive undetected. While reading it, I stirred some fireweed honey in to a cup of hot jasmine tea, lingering for a moment within the steam of their coalesced fragrances to marvel at how the average worker honeybee makes only 1/12 teaspoon of honey in its LIFETIME! Not only that, but, in order to make a mere pound of honey, bees have to visit at least 2 million flowers! Talk about sweet indulgence! This is something I wouldn’t have known had it not been for Cal’s extensive research and it quite literally shocked me as if I had been stung by a bee. I realized at that very moment how much I had taken the magical ingredient of honey for granted and, at the same time gave me a new appreciation for the meaning of my first name, which happens to be ‘bee.’

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