Health Benefits of Raw Honey
People have used honey in traditional medicine for hundreds of years. Historical evidence suggests that humans have used honey for more than 8,000 years. During ancient times, we have used raw honey exclusively, however, today we use more pasteurized and processed honey.
What is raw honey? Raw money is a natural and sweet substance which contains health elements that processed honey does not contain.
Raw honey comes straight from the beehive and contains bee propolis, healthful bee pollen and plenty of antioxidants. Honeybees store honey in hexagonal and small cups which are usually called honeycombs. Beside beeswax and pollen, raw honey from the hive contains dead beans too.
It is important to stress that raw honey has more health benefits than regular honey. Processing regular honey can diminish many healthy and beneficial elements. Some of the benefits of honey are wound healing effects, anti-inflammatory effects, antibacterial action, antioxidant effects, relieving coughs, treating diarrhea and protecting the brain.
Honey manufactures usually pass raw honey through a filter in order to remove as many impurities as they can. So, when you have a chance, go for raw honey instead of processed honey.
Measles is Now a Global Health Crisis
Health crisis as a term is not something to be used lightly and public health officials are very much aware of this. However, after reviewing this year’s ongoing measles research, both directors of UNICEF and WHO are personally convinced that now measles is a global health crisis. Directors of UNICEF and WHO unanimously declared:
“We are in the middle of a global measles crisis.”
A preliminary survey from WHO shows that in the first three months of 2019 there was a 300% increase in measles around the globe. In certain regions such as Africa, there was an increase of 700% compared to the year before. These are just the ones which are registered. However, WHO estimates there are probably more than 90% of all cases around the world which are unreported.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director general of WHO and Henrietta Fore, the executive director of UNICEF reported:
“By the time you finish reading this, we estimate that at least 40 people – most of them children – will be infected by this fast-moving, life-threatening disease.”
All regions of the world are experiencing a surge in measles cases, even in regions where we have high vaccination rates such as Thailand, the US, and Israel.
The highest measles outbreaks have been registered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Sudan, Ukraine, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Philippines, and Thailand.
WHO recently listed fear of vaccines as one of the most dangerous threats to human health in 2019. Just in the first few months of this year, concerns appear to be entirely justified.
However, even in regions where people tend to get vaccinated, we have an outbreak of measles. From Washington and New Jersey to California and New York, the US has already counted more cases of measles than in all twelve months in 2018.
Why Sleep Matters?
Getting enough sleep matter for your mood short-term and for your brain health in the long run. Getting at least 7 hours of interrupted sleep is crucial for your health. Some believe that five or six hours of sleep is enough but think again.
Even former British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher was proud of functioning on four hours of sleep. Angela Markel, the German Chancellor has similar sleeping habits. This is pretty much common in the modern world where you have to sleep less if you want to succeed in the world of business and entrepreneurship.
The belief that five hours of sleep is enough is one of the most damaging beliefs about sleep. Researcher Dr. Rebecca Robbins said:
“We have extensive evidence to show sleeping five hours or less consistently, increases your risk greatly for adverse health consequences.”
Some of the health risks of sleeping five hours could be cardiovascular such as strokes and heart attacks and shorter life span.
Specialists recommend getting at least seven to eight hours of sleep each night. Getting more sleep than that has health risks as well if it’s practiced often. However, nobody really can afford nine to ten hours of sleep a day, therefore, that’s not the main topic among scientists. Never forget, that seven hours is mandatory for your overall physical and mental health.