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The Healing Powers of Honey

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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 fr
ebook, 320 pages
Published September 27th 2011 by Kensington (first published January 1st 2011)
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I find honeybees so fascinating that I was thrilled to begin this book. The thrill dissolved quickly, but I remained hopeful. I don't like leaving books unfinished (when I do, it usually due to book-ADD--so much to read, so little time), and I don't like giving books poor ratings. This one was so poorly-written that I couldn't bring myself to plod more than a quarter of the way through its 300+ pages of irrelevant fluff for the few particles of sensible information it contained.

There were also W
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I have trouble with the "lite journalism" style of this book. It's too repetitive by far --and by "repetitive" I mean giving the same tiny bit of information three times on the same page, in the same words.

I 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 reminiscent of an infomercial for me. Something about it--maybe the author'
Very enlightening. After buying raw honey for my cat and seeing how her energy increased I wanted to know more. I learned a lot from this book.
A great book that provides a little bit of everything -- tips, rules, recipes, etc.
Nancy Narma
Don't Let This Volume of Sweetness Buzz Past!
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 var
Denise Hlavka
I have been reading parts of this, off and on, since receiving it as a gift last fall. Finally finished in its entirety, but I know I will use this as a permanent reference source for years to come. This book kind of changed my life....honey is absolutely amazing!
There are much better books on the subject. It is a little to folksy for me. To much about the writer not enough about the subject.
Leslie Ann
The recipes were useful.
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Cal Orey is an 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 a variety of national magazines. She specializes in topics on health, science, pets, and relationships. She lives in Northern CA. She is known for her hugely popular Healing Powers book series published by Kensington. These down-t ...more
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