Battle of the melons: What are the differences between cantaloupes and honeydews?

Melons are fruits typically enjoyed during the summer months because of their water and sugar content. A slice of this juicy fruit, whether it’s cantaloupe, watermelon or honeydew, means relief on a hot day. No matter what kind of melon you eat, it is prudent to include them alongside other fruits in one’s diet. Melons contain … Continue reading Battle of the melons: What are the differences between cantaloupes and honeydews?

The sweet and the sour: Health benefits of honey and apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar starts life as an apple juice. It is then fermented twice with yeast. It is most notable for its strong, sour flavor, which is due to its main ingredient acetic acid. In turn, this substance is said to be responsible for the health benefits of apple cider vinegar. Meanwhile, honey is a sweet and viscous substance … Continue reading The sweet and the sour: Health benefits of honey and apple cider vinegar

Saudi honey found to be a potent antibacterial against drug-resistant bacteria

Honey collected from different parts of the world have demonstrated powerful antibacterial properties in multiple studies. They have also proven themselves useful in reducing inflammation, accelerating wound debridement, and promoting other processes that lead to faster wound healing. Various kinds of honey have been tested on different types of wounds, such as infected wounds, burns … Continue reading Saudi honey found to be a potent antibacterial against drug-resistant bacteria

The Epigenetics of Honeybee Memory Offers a Glimpse Into Our Own Minds

The fascinating memory of a honeybee could give us hints about our own long-term memory formation, scientists suggest. According to a new study, epigenetic marks are added to the DNA of honeybees in a response to an enzyme known as DNA methyltransferase (Dmnt) and removed in response to a Dnmt inhibitor drug. This epigenetic mechanism … Continue reading The Epigenetics of Honeybee Memory Offers a Glimpse Into Our Own Minds

Nine ways to experience the magic of Manuka honey

As far as sweeteners go, honey has been around for thousands of years and has been used as a food and a potent natural remedy. Unfortunately, like most foods produced today, the potency has been greatly diminished through various processing techniques and profitable short cuts that have left many honeys devoid of enzymes and nutrients and … Continue reading Nine ways to experience the magic of Manuka honey

Lemon honey juice fasting may be useful for women trying to lose weight

Tangy lemon, sweet honey, and fasting all have their roles to play in naturopathy. Taken together as lemon honey juice fasting, they can purge toxins from the body, restore the natural balance, and bring other benefits. All three elements are known to contribute to wellness. Fasting grants respite to the digestive system. The energy saved from not … Continue reading Lemon honey juice fasting may be useful for women trying to lose weight

4 amazing reasons to take manuka honey

Manuka honey, which is produced in New Zealand and some parts of Australia, has gained immense popularity in recent years due to its many health benefits. However, it has already been used as folkloric medicine prior to its rise to fame. For those who still aren’t familiar with this product, it might seem unnecessary to buy this … Continue reading 4 amazing reasons to take manuka honey

GMO cornfield treated with neonicotinoids kills 37 million honeybees

Those who are still skeptical about the role neonicotinoid pesticides are playing in the worldwide devastation of honeybee populations, need only look to what happened in the spring of 2013 in Ontario, Canada: Within days of the planting of nearby fields of GM (genetically modified) corn, beekeepers saw their honeybees die off in droves. “Once the … Continue reading GMO cornfield treated with neonicotinoids kills 37 million honeybees

The story of honeybees and their importance in sustaining life

They are an amazing and highly beneficial insect species that quite literally underpins the sustenance of life as we know it on planet earth. But honeybees are increasingly threatened by an onslaught of harmful influences, not the least of which includes the perpetuation of industrial agriculture and its excessive use of toxic, bee-killing crop chemicals, … Continue reading The story of honeybees and their importance in sustaining life

Bee colony die-off – 40 percent fewer honeybee colonies in U.S. than last year

More than 40 percent of U.S. honeybee colonies died over the course of the past year, according to an annual U.S. Department of Agriculture survey conducted by researchers from institutions including the University of Maryland and the University of Georgia. Shockingly, the worst die-off occurred in the summer, which is typically a good time of … Continue reading Bee colony die-off – 40 percent fewer honeybee colonies in U.S. than last year