Refined white sugar: You probably know this already, but itís worth repeating. Refined white sugar is completely stripped of all nutritional value, and provides only empty calories. Furthermore, more than 65 percent of the white sugar available commercially is made from GMO sugar beets. Avoid it at all costs!
Brown sugar: Commercial brown sugar is nothing more than refined white sugar with some molasses added back in for color and flavor. Donít be fooled by the color or claims. Itís just as bad.
Evaporated cane juice: Made from sugar cane (as opposed to sugar beets), evaporated cane juice is slightly less refined than white sugar, and therefore retains more color, flavor, and nutrients from the sugar cane. But really the only difference between commercial evaporated cane juice and white sugar is that the former goes through one less step of refinement.
Raw organic cane sugar:
This type of sugar is less processed than refined white sugar, and still
contains some of the original nutrients present in cane juice. These include
amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and even some antioxidants. Because itís
organic, you also wonít be exposed to the pesticides present in commercially
grown sugar. So, while obviously a better choice than refined white sugar,
remember that itís still SUGAR and should be consumed in minimal amounts.
Coconut sugar: Coconut sugar is harvested from the sap of the coconut plant through a very natural process of extracting the juice, and then allowing the water to evaporate. Process-wise, it is one of the most sustainable methods of sugar production, and the product also contains a small amount of fiber and other nutrients. Coconut also contains a lower percentage of fructose than the other sugars listed, which perhaps makes it slightly healthier than the other options.
saccharin, aspartame, Sweet n Low, Splenda - these are all poisons. You should
not use them in any way, shape, or form. What about Stevia? There is evidence
that stevia, steviol glycosides,
have contraceptive effects on both males and females. It will disrupt one's hormonal balance. It can create sterility in males, produces reduced testosterone levels and testicular atrophy
(your balls get smaller) and impacts estrogen levels. It can affect your immune system negatively.
No artificial sweetener is recommended to use.
However, other than the different types of sugars discussed above, there is one "sugar" that ó in its raw form ó contains a highly concentrated dose of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that help nourish and revitalize your body.
Honey is really the ONLY sugar you
should be using. Here's why.
Taken from http://www.thealternativedaily.com/alerts/honey/click-healing.php?refid=hsugar
This is actually an ad to sell you 3 digital
ebooks on honey for $10; but the information in the
ad is right on. Click on the link above to get all the pictures that go with this explanation. Try
and find a local source from a bee keeper as grocery store honey is oftentimes diluted with
agave syrup or high fructose corn syrup just like the olive oil scenario.
If you guessed honey, then you're absolutely right. For we've all heard about how honey is a remarkable substance. We've heard about how it "doesn't go bad". Or about how archaeologists found unspoiled, 2000-year-old honey in an Egyptian tomb.
Honey contains a concentrated dose of vitamins, minerals and nutrients that nourish and re-vitalize your body. And it possesses unique antimicrobial properties that help you fight off infections.
Throughout history, honey has been used to treat...
For example, honey was the most popular ancient Egyptian healing remedy (and was mentioned over 500 times in 900 remedies.)
Hippocrates (the father of modern medicine) used honey as a treatment for pain, dehydration, and fever. And this isn't just some "folk remedy" discredited by modern science either. Researchers (in thousands of peer-reviewed papers) continue to uncover just how healing honey can be.
I still remember how one patient, Rachel, just stood there, staring at me with her mouth open.
"Hold on. Let me get this straight." she said. "Did I really just hear my doctor tell me to give my seven-year-old son honey?!?"
I nodded. "Just a spoonful before he goes to bed. The cough will clear up in no time."
Her son, Kevin, had just recovered from the flu. And while the fever and nausea had faded, his cough hadn't.
Overcome by a fit of coughing every five minutes, he couldn't sleep at night (which made him cranky and miserable all day.)
Rachel was at her wit's end. The sleepless nights left her exhausted. And she'd done everything she could think of to help her son... Lots of water... Cough syrup... Even antibiotics.
And here I was, a physician, prescribing something you'd normally drizzle over oatmeal or spread on toast.
Truth be told though, I could sympathize with her skepticism. For when I first heard about honey's life-giving properties...
See, I'm a naturopathic physician. What that means is that I treat real patients for real illnesses. I'm responsible for helping them get better.
I don't take that responsibility lightly.
That makes me a fierce skeptic when it comes to "miracle cures". If you're going to trust me as their doctor, I intend full-well to repay that trust and prescribe treatments that will work.
I demand to see peer-reviewed studies.
I go out of my way to talk to leading doctors and health experts.
In fact, my strict standards for evidence are a key reason why I have the respect of not just the alternative health world, but the traditional western medical community as well.
Take, for example, the endorsement of Yale University (a leading, Ivy League medical institution.) I teach classes there. And I help them develop their curriculum.
Many of my current patients are doctors and nurses.
After seeing the results I get for their patients (I tend to get referred "problem" cases that traditional medicine can't solve), doctors often come to me and say, "Whatever you did to that guy, I want you to do it to me too."
All this is to say...
I'm very serious when it comes to medicine.
And when I first heard the claims people were making about honey's healing abilities, I was rightly skeptical.
We've all heard about how sugar causes obesity, diabetes, and a bunch of other chronic diseases.
We've also heard how it costs the United States over $150 billion dollars each year in medical expenses.
Or how leading health figures like the Dutch health minister, Paul Van der Velpen, proclaim sugar to be worse than alcohol, tobacco, and cocaine combined.
Sugar can be extremely hazardous to your health.
But this depends on two critical factors...
1. How much sugar you consume.
2. What kind of sugar you eat.
Consumed in moderation, sugar is a helpful source of energy. That is... provided you get it from the right sources.
We humans evolved to get our sugar by eating whole foods like fruits, vegetables, and yes, even honey. Your body knows how to extract the maximum benefit from these whole foods.
First, honey supports your immune system and fights off harmful bacteria.
As you know, your body is under constant assault by numerous viruses and bacteria that threaten to tire you out, make you sick, and even kill you.
Fighting off this threat is key to staying healthy.
One of the vital components in honey is an enzyme called glucose oxidase. This enzyme, when exposed to oxygen, produces hydrogen peroxide -- a strong acid that dissolves the cell walls of bacteria. (Most human cells have thicker cell walls and can resist the low amounts of acid honey produces.)
This makes honey a powerful tool for fighting skin infections, healing wounds, and otherwise supporting your immune system. (And its why honey is able to last for so long in your cupboard without going bad.)
Second, it supplies the "building blocks" for healthy cells.
In addition to giving you sugars, honey equips your body with a complex array of proteins, enzymes, minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, and other nutrients. The second these nutrients hit your body, they go to work...
|Tuning up your heart, lungs, stomach, brain, eyes, and skin...|
|Controlling cancer-causing free-radicals and stopping cell damage in its tracks...|
|Detoxifying your body of harmful pollutants and other toxins.|
However, honey still has a very high sugar content (70%-85% depending on the type of honey you get.) And as just about any health official will tell you, sugar is a major cause of obesity, diabetes, and all the other chronic illnesses we see in abundance today.
So shouldn't we avoid honey despite its antimicrobial and nutritional properties?
Well, that brings me to the third healing effect of honey. It turns out...
You've probably experienced just how rapidly most sugar burns in your body -- how it gives you a sudden surge of energy followed shortly by a complete crash.
Yet when you eat honey, you don't get that same "flare effect". Instead you get a slow, even burn of energy -- which you can put to use for things like working, playing sports, or spending time with your family.
That's because all the extra enzymes and nutrients in honey not only help the body rebuild itself -- they also regulate how the body uses the sugar.
It's kind of like the flame on your stove.
Contained and controlled by the burner, valves, and the rest of the stove, you can safely use the fire for cooking.
But take that flame out of context -- by putting it on your living room floor for example -- it can quickly burn out of control and cause all kinds of damage.
In the same way, sugars eaten outside their normal context of whole, complete foods run riot in our bodies -- leaving us exhausted, overweight, and sick.
The sugar you find in grocery stores, processed foods, and packaged desserts is made in large scale, industrial refineries using cheap, mass-farmed crops like sugar beets.
Food manufacturers extract the sugary pulp from the rest of the plant.
They strip away all trace of healthy minerals and nutrients.
And they leave you with a hyper-concentrated dose of empty calories that cause all kinds of chaos in your body.
Without the "burn-control" you normally get when you eat sugar that's part of a whole food, the body can't control the fire. And so we end up with...
|Weak immune systems|
It's not just white sugar either. Many so-called "natural sweeteners" like raw sugar, corn syrup, and agave nectar are all highly refined. One study done at Princeton found these alternatives cause just as much (if not far more) damage to your body than white sugar.
The body just doesn't know how to properly use these concentrated, "unnatural" sugars.
So why do we even bother with these harmful sweeteners in the first place? Why don't we all just use honey?
The short answer: Profit.
The long answer: What I like to call...See, there are several major problems with honey. It's simple. It's un-patentable. And it's not as cheap to manufacture in mass quantities as refined-sugar.
That makes selling processed sugar far more PROFITABLE than selling honey.
Well, according to Business Communications Company, Inc. (BCC) research, the sugar industry was worth over $77.5 billion in 2012. (And that doesn't include the even larger market for selling processed foods containing that sugar.)
As I mentioned earlier, sugar causes a spike in your blood-sugar levels followed by a HUGE crash.
Because your blood-sugar level is a key signal for appetite and hunger, this crash triggers major warning alarms in your body. Your brain starts thinking that you're starving to death.
And in response, it compels you to eat immediately -- especially foods that have quick, cheap calories like sugar.
You've probably felt those powerful cravings before... Those times where you just have to eat a sugary donut or piece of candy (even after eating a full meal).
They're virtually impossible to resist. (No matter how much willpower you have.)
The end result is you end up eating even more sugar, which creates another spike and crash in your blood-sugar levels.
And so the more sugar you eat, the more your body craves it. It's an unending cycle.
Said another way...
Many researchers call sugar "the most addictive drug on the planet" -- saying it's even more addictive than crack-cocaine or heroin.
They're well aware of how easy it is to make you hooked on sugar (and in turn, the products they sell).
So they go to extreme lengths to convince you to keep buying...
|They spend millions of dollars in advertising each year to push foods scientifically proven to harm our health (a vast majority of which gets aimed at young children).|
|They "bribe" government officials to prevent ANY health regulations on sugar (just like the tobacco industry did to try and stop restrictions on the sale of cigarettes).|
|They sponsor bogus scientific studies and research to show their products are "healthy" and are "not bad for you".|
We get ballooning levels of obesity, chronic fatigue, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer (even among children).
We get the bill for five, six, and even seven-figure medical expenses.
We get a deteriorating quality of life... more weight gain, more sickness, more pain.
And as for honey... you're never going to hear about it on TV. No one's going to run a Super Bowl ad for raw, local honey.
For all the scientific research standing behind honey, big industry has done everything possible to drown it with a sea of marketing and manipulation.
This is why I'm writing to you today.
I knew I had to get this truth to as many people as possible. I had to spread the word about the healing power of honey.
So I called up my friend Jake Carney of The Alternative Daily.
Jake and I have a lot in common. We're both surfers. We're both laid back, mellow guys. And we both know first-hand how healing natural foods can be.
But most importantly, we both share a firm commitment to science.
Jake refuses to publish anything that doesn't have solid research standing behind it. (In fact, he told me recently that he had to veto an article by one of his writers because it wasn't scientifically grounded enough.)
That's why he and The Alternative Daily have earned the trust of over 1 million emails subscribers.
I knew he was the perfect person to help get this message out.
Jake, his team, and I have sifted through the vast scientific literature. We've dug deep to find what's true (and what isn't). And we've compiled the very best honey research, facts and remedies into a single book.
We're proud to introduce to you... The Honey Phenomenon - How This Liquid Gold HEALS Your Ailing Body
Everything is presented in layman terms. (And for those who want to dive deeper, we include links to all the scientific studies.)
In this delicious guide, you'll discover...
|The sugars that you must avoid to hold onto your health. (Caution: these are everywhere!)|
|As with any sweets, moderation is key. Learn how you can use far less honey than white sugar in your cooking (and still maintain the same level of sweetness).|
|The "gift enzyme" bees provide that lets us take full advantage of the energy and nutrition found in honey. (Refined sugars, in comparison, force the body to use its own precious reserve of this enzyme before we can process them.)|
|Should you start brushing your teeth with honey? Maybe. Find out how research says it to be "effective" for reducing plaque and fighting gingivitis (even more than commercial mouthwashes)!|
|How honey reduces Homocysteine levels in the blood stream... decreasing your risk of heart attacks, stoke, and even Alzheimers!|
|And so much more...|
Did you know that hospitals all over the world are turning to honey as the medication of choice for a number of conditions... including for wounds and burns?
This is in response to the growing body of research highlighting how effective honey is at killing dangerous infections and accelerating wound healing.
And in The Honey Phenomenon, you'll see...
|What to do with infected wounds that refuse to heal. (And how I used honey to successfully treat my mother-in-law when her leg got infected after surgery.)|
|The troubling report from the World Health Organization about how modern drugs are failing to keep us safe from genetically mutated "superbugs." (Research shows honey devastates even the most resistant strains of MSRA and other antibiotic resistant bacteria.)|
|A recent study in New Zealand found honey heals burn wounds twice as fast as traditional dressings. Find out when it's best to use honey for burns (and when you should seek medical attention.)|
|Taking care of a baby with diaper rash? Throw out the ointment and grab the honey! (Research reveals honey is just as effective.)|
|Got a painful rash or ulcer? See how one study found honey to be 4 times more effective than traditional dressings!|
Follow in the footsteps of Queen Cleopatra, one of the most magnetic and seductive women in human history. Her big beauty secret? Honey.
Historical documents say she relied on honey to keep her skin smooth, fresh, and moist... even in the scorching hot, dry Egyptian air.
In The Honey Phenomenon, we'll show you...
|How honey sucks moisture from the air and stops your skin from drying out (giving you a healthy, youthful glow).|
|Could honey be the secret to slowing baldness? See what participants in one study did to get "markedly less hair loss"... without using expensive hair creams, conditioners, or treatments!|
|The toxic ingredients found in most skin-care products (and the alternatives you should use instead).|
|Tired of white flakes of dandruff ruining the glamour of your black dress or dark suit? Try out this homemade, honey "conditioner". (It only takes one week for noticeable results!)|
When your metabolism is running in high gear, your body incinerates body fat and floods your system with an abundance of energy.
Unfortunately, there are a number of disorders that can throw your metabolism out of balance -- leaving you exhausted and making it nearly impossible to lose weight.
One answer, according to the latest science, may just be honey.
And in The Honey Phenomenon, you'll uncover...
|The difference in how your body stores excess energy from honey compared to refined sugars. Hint... processed sugar goes straight to ugly body fat.|
|Conventional wisdom says that people with diabetes should avoid ALL sugar and sweets. However, some surprising research about honey suggests otherwise. Find out why eating some honey may be OK for people with diabetes.|
|The reason honey improves fat metabolism and disposal... and lets you quickly burn away unwanted fat on your belly, thighs, and face.|
|How honey's "slow release" effect provides your body with a stable, even burn of energy. (No more dangerous blood-sugar crashes that leave you miserable and cranky.)|
Ah, springtime -- the season for warm weather, blossoming flowers, and for 40 million Americans... seasonal allergies.
But you don't have to suffer the itchy eyes, constant sneezing, and runny noses any longer. In The Honey Phenomenon, you'll learn...
One answer, according to the latest science, may just be honey. And in The Honey Phenomenon, you'll uncover...
|How this specific type honey inoculates you against many seasonal allergies. Breathe easy as you play outside with your kids (even while trees create "dust-storms" of pollen).|
|Certain fungal infections in the sinus can cause serious inflammation and pain... and traditional nasal sprays only make matters worse. Use this homemade, honey-based spray instead (step by step recipe included).|
|Got a persistent, annoying cough keeping you awake at night? Reclaim your sleep with this research-backed "honey and coffee" cough syrup. (It clears even the most stubborn cases.)|
Does the word "cancer" make you nervous? Don't let it, because...
Everyone knows that when it comes to cancer, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. And the very best prevention is helping the body maintain healthy cells.
A single spoonful of honey is packed with over 16 types of antioxidants -- all of which rebuild the cells in your body, fight free-radical damage, and combat aging.
And in The Honey Phenomenon, you'll see...
|Why honey is the sweetener of choice for those with cancer (including colon cancers, leukemia, breast cancers, and more).|
|How the "super-power" antioxidants found in honey help your body stop cancer before it starts. (Even trace amounts of these antioxidants promote rapid growth of healthy tissue.)|
|The preliminary studies in animals that show how honey may help inhibit the spread of leukemia cells.|
|Side-effects of cancer treatments can sometimes be as painful as the cancer itself. See how you can use honey to treat and prevent painful radiation damage.|
Now -- all this may sound too good to be true. I didn't believe it either until I saw the mountains of research proving what the wonders honey can do for your health.
Yet as you've seen here, this one simple sweetener you can purchase right off the shelf of your local grocer can:
|Heal and beautify your skin|
|Treat persistent infections|
|Fuel your metabolism|
|Boost your immune system|
|Help fight cancer|
|And much, much more...|
But there are still some very important things you MUST know to benefit the most from honey...
Just a few years ago, researchers launched an in-depth investigation on jars, jugs, and plastic bears of honey sold across 10 different states. Their discovery... 76% of honey sold in stores was "not real honey"!
These "ultra-purified" honeys were found to be highly processed, contain no traces of pollen... and come LOADED with added sugar, corn syrup, and other dangerous chemicals. You've got to be careful.
We've got you covered though.
In The Honey Phenomenon, you'll discover...
|The best source for honey. (It's not the grocery store.)|
|Don't trust the label. Honey manufactures aren't required to tell you if they've added sugar or other junk into your honey. Use these two quick tests in your kitchen to make sure you have 100%, real honey.|
|At what age it's safe to feed honey to kids. (Children younger than this have immature immune systems that are at risk for a rare, but potentially FATAL condition.)|
|Which type of honey is ideal for medicinal uses. (Unfortunately, most supermarkets don't have it on their shelves.)|
|The one type of honey you MUST avoid. A single tablespoon of this can cause hallucinations, brain damage, and even death. It's so potent that soldiers in ancient times would feed it to their enemies.|
The Honey Phenomenon contains everything you need to know to take advantage of the honey's healing power for yourself. It details all the leading scientific research and most effective treatments. And, it shows you exactly what honey to look for (and what honey to avoid).
But I wanted to make it even easier for you to get started with honey.
That's why I'm also including these two exclusive bonuses with your purchase of The Honey Phenomenon - How This Liquid Gold HEALS Your Ailing Body.
We've gathered together our favorite recipes to get help you incorporate honey into your diet... be it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and, of course, dessert. You'll see...
|The "wine-like" variety of flavors and varieties found in honey. (Find out which types work best for salad dressings, grilling, and baking.)|
|Did you know that most yogurt is loaded with sugar and high-fructose corn syrup? Use this healthy alternative instead.|
|A honey-lemon "cleansing tea" to start your day with... a great way to detox your body.|
|Honey is great for far more than desserts. And after trying these chicken, vegetable, and soup dishes, you'll see exactly why. (Hint... they're delicious!)|
|And much more...|
Do you know what's in your skin-care products? Many of the beauty products we use every day contain dangerous chemicals and artificial ingredients (many of which have been linked to cancer, reproductive problems, hormone disruption, and other long term illnesses).
In this guide, we share cheap, easy to make, all-natural alternatives you can use instead. Such as...
|A two-ingredient makeup remover that takes off makeup... without striping your skin of its moisture or natural oils.|
|Out in the sun too long? Turn the burn into a tan with our "honey sunburn treatment".|
|Bring the spa to your home with this steam and honey face mask. The honey will naturally capture the steam's moisture, leaving you feeling fresh and clean.|
|Banish bad breath with this simple rinse (you can mix this up in seconds right before a business meeting or date).|
|And much more...|
You won't find a more concentrated source of disease-fighting, beauty-enhancing, life-extending honey secrets anywhere!
I suppose if you wanted to, you could spend hours scouring dubious sites on the internet for this information.
You could trust and hope that the scientific studies you look at (out of THOUSANDS published) are credible and aren't "tainted" by big industry money.
You could risk using you and your loved ones as "lab rats" to figure out which remedies work -- not knowing for sure whether you're helping... or making things worse.
Or, for a single payment of $39, can get instant access to The Honey Phenomenon (plus the two bonus eBooks).
You can get the peace of mind that that every fact, treatment, and recommendation inside has the been verified by trustworthy, peer-reviewed science and by my over 15 years of experience as a practicing medical doctor.
As I mentioned earlier, I already have a thriving medical practice (which has been rated as Connecticut's leading natural health center for the last 7 years).
And I'm not here just to make a quick buck.
I'll happily trade a few dollars if it gets this healing information into the hands of even more people.
That's why I went back to Jake and asked him if he'd be willing to "sweeten the deal" for you. And because he shares my mission of spreading this message, he agreed.
So instead of paying $39... If you order today, you can get access to everything for just $10.
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