Wednesday, October 03, 2012

The Benefits of Honey...

My grandfather was a bee man.  I have been told that if you eat local honey it will help you with your allergies.  Then the question "Is the sugar content of the honey in Arizona Green Tea with Gensing and Honey good or bad for ya?" came up today.

I have been diagnosed with "Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease".  The RUQ, or right upper quadrant pain that I have been experiencing is the result of too much fat in my liver.  So, life changes are in store for my husband and myself.  We are going to monitor and change our fat, sugar and calorie intakes.

Over at Shape.com I found an article about the 5 health benefits honey.  Using honey dressings on burns, scraps, surgical incisions and radiation-asssociated ulcers has proved healpful because of the natural "hydrogen peroxide" found in honey because bees produce this enzyme.  And honey has anti-inflammatory qualities that help with the itch and irritation of mosquito bites. And certain types of honey treat the inflammation and infection of acne.  So, topically honey is good!
Honey is an antioxidant that helps protect the body from free radical damage, preserving heart health and protectinng against cancer.  It has been seen in laboratory studies that gut microflora is improved when sugar is substituted with honey.  So, internally honey is good!  That means honey is good for us inside and out!  Then I guess we could say, "Some honey a day, keeps the doctor away!"





Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Butterfly Man's Jewelry...

This is a Russian Charoite necklace that my great Uncle Gail Richardson made.  There is a chance on getting some more pieces to add to my collection!  Uncle Gail did all the silver work as well as cut, shape and polish the stones!  He would always give us "family pricing", but I  felt like we were stealing them. Now that he is gone, the pieces I have are all the more precious...my hubby just fixed the clasp!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Engaged to be Married!!!

Erin and Tony!!!
Tony asked...Erin cried and said "Yes!" It is so good to see Tony happy with the woman who has agreed to be his wife!!!
They have so much in common and it is a joy to have her around!  She will be a help mate for my son and I know that their lives will be blessed!
Erin's ring...
Now the fun begins with planning a wedding!  It looks like Sunday may be a good day to get started.  It is supposed to rain and while it's stormy outside we can brainstorm on ideas!!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tornia ~ Screwbean Mesquite...

I was doing some housecleaning in my unpublished notes and found this post about the Screwbean Mesquite! Little did I know that when I started this post about the Tornia tree that I would get married and end up working our cattle through the Salt Draw (known by the old timers as "The Screwbean") in West Texas!
Screwbean Mesquite




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