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I think you will not argue that only a healthy person can be truly beautiful. Putting a layer of cosmetics on the skin is not difficult, but the skin problems do not disappear from this. Wrinkled, flabby, painful color - it indicates that you are not eating well.

Where do we get the products? Well of course in supermarkets. In 1987, studies were conducted in the United States on how Americans eat. It turned out: about 40 percent of the foods they eat are of artificial origin or spoiled by technology; Of the 21,000 Americans, not one (!) Eats food that contains all the necessary elements.

The products that are on the shelves of supermarkets do not have the full composition of substances that are very important for the human body. In his Bee Hive Product Bible, Royden Brown writes: "Never eat any food man has tampered with to make a profit ... By and large, only of the manufactured and processed so-called foods advertised on television are a no-no . Virtually all of the food products so colorfully and artfully advertised on television are manmade for one reason: to make a profit. "

If food products in supermarkets do not contain the necessary substances, then what should I do? You need to choose products grown only on organic fertilizers and in a natural way. For example, beekeeping products.

Honey

Since ancient times, honey, propolis, pollen, and royal jelly have been used both to compensate for missing nutrients and to treat diseases that leave an imprint on the skin. In the book “Bees - Winged Pharmacists”, Dr. Joyrish reports on cases of successful treatment of honey with boils and carbuncles by honey: “In one case of facial tuberculosis ... we got a brilliant effect from the combined use of honey ... Under the influence of honey dressings, the tubercles were quickly released from necrotic (dead) ) rods and scarred vigorously; at the same time, the patient took 60 grams of honey inside for 12 days. ”

Honey has a beneficial effect on the skin due to its high nutritional and bactericidal properties, and it nourishes not only the skin tissue, but also its nerve endings.

With age, the skin loses its ability to retain water, it becomes thin, dry and wrinkled. This contributes to the extinction of the sebaceous glands. Beekeeping products will help delay skin aging. Here are some recipes for traditional medicine.

The mask is prepared from one egg yolk, a tablespoon of vegetable or olive oil and a tablespoon of honey. The mixture is applied with a cotton swab to the face and neck. When drying, apply a second, third coat. After 20-25 minutes, wash off the mask.

A honey-glycerin mask is prepared from one teaspoon of glycerin, a teaspoon of honey and two teaspoons of distilled water. Mix everything and gradually add a teaspoon of wheat flour. Grind the mixture, put on the face and neck for 20-25 minutes.

Honey baths. Dissolve a glass of honey in one liter of warm milk and add one tablespoon of fragrant oil (pink, olive, etc.). Mix and pour into a bathtub. Taking one or two of these baths per week will make your skin healthy, soft and smooth.

Bee pollen

“For cosmetic masks that can be taken every week ... pollen extract ... is used in different mixtures: with egg yolk or protein, brewer's yeast, honey, fruit juices, depending on the skin and the degree of need for its nutrition, to make it velvety. Preparations with pollen extract have a good effect on the skin of the face and maintain its normal hydration. The effect is immediate and striking. ” ("Products of beekeeping. Food. Health. Beauty." Bucharest. 1982.)

Here is what Royden Brown writes about bee pollen: "When bee pollen is included daily in the diet, it not only gives you the glow of health and aids in safe, permanent weight loss, but it can also be blended into seemingly" magic potions "to smooth, soothe, and rejuvenate every inch of the outside of your body. Several relatively inexpensive mixtures of hive products, used externally, can revitalize and the completion and may even eliminate acne."

Royal jelly

The experiments proved the positive effect of royal jelly on the rate of scarring, healing of burns, as well as in the treatment of skin diseases. Royal jelly is used both in pure form and in solutions with distilled water or in mixtures with various cosmetic preparations. Used in the form of a pure substance, it stimulates the secretion of fatty glands and delays skin aging.

Propolis

The healing properties of propolis are well known. They are explained by the high content of carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, mineral salts, resins, balms, volatile products in it. Propolis is used to treat long non-healing wounds, ulcers, burns, chronic eczema, lupus, as well as ulcerative processes of the stomach and duodenum.

Ten to fifteen drops of propolis alcohol tincture, added to the bath, disinfect the water and have a beneficial effect on the skin.

The use of beekeeping products in cosmetics or for medicinal purposes also provides for their daily use in food.

To another loaf ...

The cause of all wars is the restless wealth of a neighbor. Throw a stone at me who says the opposite. For 20 years I have been closely observing nature and living in it, and for almost 60 years I have been looking at the world created by people. If you put the world under a glass cover, turn off the radio, do not read newspapers and watch from above only human actions, then they look like the actions of a two-legged predator chasing its prey. People did not invent anything original.

Now let's look at the "wild" nature. Enormous supplies of honey, wax, a dry and clean bee’s nest, emitting a life-giving aroma, made the hive a bait for representatives of a wide variety of forms - from parasitic molds to birds of prey and bears.

Before the beehive of the hive, among the flying in and out of the bees, a young and energetic guard deals with countless uninvited guests. Among them, one can see the different shapes and sizes of dipterous, thin-legged spiders, liveders, ants, striving to slip unnoticed into the summer with the bee crowd. In one place, or in another place, short ground skirmishes and aerial battles flare up in front of the summerhouse with lightning speed. Sometimes, adversaries clinging head over heels and fall into the grass in front of the arrival board — the bee guard caught an alien breaking through. And in the evening, around the hive, you can count more than a dozen deaths of stinged enemies.

The next day, with the first rays of the sun, new annoying seekers of sweets begin to draw in to the alluring smelling taphole. Often they arrive and crawl from very distant places, in our human scale, from across the ocean. To use this motive energy for them to create their own wealth, no, the good of others is fascinating. Two-winged, two-legged, and four-legged thieves try to take possession of the notch, through which lies the road to the carbohydrate and protein treasures of the hive.

The most famous enemy of bees is the bear. He finds bee hives not so much by the smell of honey as by the buzzing of bees. Having discovered a bee’s nest, a bear gnaws a tree, paws unfolds the walls of the hive and, not paying attention to the bees, devours a honeycomb with honey.

Skunks eagerly eat not only honey, but also the bees themselves. Insensitive to bee stings, they rob at night. Having approached the hives, skunks begin to scratch them, and when the bees fly out to the noise, they beat them with their paws and devour them.

In winter, when the beehive is removed from the letka, devastating raids on bees and mice are performed. Mice are seduced not by honey, but by protein feed - bee bread. Sometimes mice eat and live bees. If the mouse penetrated the hive in the summer, then the bees attack it, sticking poisonous stings. Bees cover the murdered mouse with a layer of propolis and its corpse does not decompose in this “sarcophagus”.

Serious damage is caused to bees and birds that prey on bees on the flight paths from the hive to the source of nectar. Some of them operate using skunk tactics. So, a tit flying up to the hive, begins to tap its beak on the wall. As soon as a bee appears in the letlet, the tit grabs her beak and carries it away.

Hornets prey on bees on flowers and right there deal with their prey. They bite a bee's goiter and lick the honey flowing from it.

Dressed in a sturdy chitinous shell, the Bronzovka beetle is not accessible to bee stings. But, having penetrated the hive of an armored enemy, the bees kill by squeezing around it with a dense ball of many tens and hundreds of insects. Choked to death, "Bronzovka" is dragged by bees from the hive and thrown off the arrival board.

The “Dead Head” butterfly, pursuing bees in the hive, acts in a very peculiar way. Imitating the voice of the queen bee, it mesmerizes the bees. Numb, they pass the butterfly to the cells with food, where she drinks almost a spoonful of honey at a time - as much as she weighs. Some observers note that during the years of the appearance of the “Dead Head”, bees barricade the notches at night, covering them with pieces of wax and propolis.

The whole life of a bee family takes place in endless battles and battles. As a rule, bees win. But terrible things happen to them too. It is hard and bitter to look at a dying bee family when it is already impossible to help it.

The death of a bee family by L.N. Tolstoy is described very accurately and tragically in the novel “War and Peace”: “... There is no longer life in this hive. Not like live beehives, bees fly ... The air does not smell, as before, of the alcoholic, fragrant smell of honey and poison, does not carry the heat of fullness from there, and the smell of emptiness and rot merges with the smell of honey. The letka no longer prepares for death for protection ... the guards who sound the alarm. There is no longer that even and quiet sound of the flutter of labor, like the sound of a boil, but a clumsy, scattered noise of a mess is heard ... Instead of a floor cleanly glued with glue and swept away by the fans of the floor, at the bottom there are crumbs of waxes, stools of bees, half-dead, slightly stirring legs and completely dead, untidy the bees. Instead of the previous solid, black circles of thousands of bees, sitting back and back ... hundreds of dull, half-dead and asleep skeletons of bees. They almost all died ... "

Bees are our friends and allies. With the bees we will survive. Without bees - perish. The bee family expressively reveals to a person the power of vital connections that unite the biological species. Now we are breaking these ties. Scattered, corrupted by selfish interests, we are retreating into the abyss.

Propolis - a natural antibiotic

Recently, a woman came to my store and asked me to see what someone had sold to her as propolis. When I opened the bag, I found in it something dirty gray with wax streaks. This substance immediately crumbled in my hands. Of course, this was not propolis, but an ordinary hardened foam, which appears when the beeswax is melted.

Propolis is a product produced by bees, a resinous substance with a pleasant aroma and a bitter taste. When heated, it quickly softens, and when cooled, it becomes fragile like rosin. Propolis is of different colors, but often dark yellow and brown. It is completely soluble in alcohol with a strength of at least 70-76 degrees, while the insoluble precipitate is a wax that is part of propolis.

The healing properties of propolis were known in ancient Egypt. It was used by priests who were engaged in treating people and mummifying corpses. The use of propolis in medicine is based primarily on its antibacterial effect. It is used in the treatment of colds and other viral infections, tuberculosis, gastric, pulmonary and skin diseases. There are descriptions of cases of successful use of propolis in the treatment of cancer.

The advantages of this natural product over artificial medicines is that it, healing some organs, does not destroy others, does not have side effects, but, on the contrary, benefits the body as a whole.

Propolis is very popular in Georgian traditional medicine. Here are some recipes.

A heated cake of propolis is applied to a sore spot with colds.
With rheumatic pains in the limbs, a heated propolis cake is applied to the sore spot and tied with a woolen scarf all night.
To get rid of corns, you need to steam your legs, then put a warm, thin plate of propolis on the corns and dress them.
With furunculosis, a thin lozenge of heated propolis is superimposed on the pimple. Propolis has a pulling force.
And here is an excerpt from the Georgian medical book “Karabadini”, which offers a remedy for inflammation of the oral cavity and tooth decay: “Take propolis, add a little arsenic, red lentils, yarrow, Dubrovnik, all this is grinded and sifted. Then take a spoonful of olive oil and a spoonful of honey. Stir everything and put it on a bad tooth. ” (Due to the presence of arsenic in this recipe, hardly anyone will use it. If you have a toothache, take a teaspoon of bee pollen in your mouth, and if you have stomatitis, rinsing your mouth with a solution of propolis in alcohol will help).

An alcohol tincture is prepared from propolis, which is taken orally in the form of a water-alcohol or milk-alcohol emulsion (20-40 drops of propolis tincture per half a glass of warm milk or warm water). Drink three times a day for an hour and a half before eating or two to three hours after eating.

Propolis neutralizes toxins secreted by certain microorganisms. This is especially important in the treatment of infections accompanied by intoxication. Poisoning the body with toxins accelerates aging, and therefore propolis can be used for prophylactic purposes, to prolong your youth.

Propolis is used as ointments in the treatment of skin tuberculosis, chronic eczema, and neurodermatitis. The ointment is prepared from 100 grams of petroleum jelly or animal fat, brought to a boil, and then cooled to 50-60 degrees, to which 10 grams of propolis is added, again heated to 70-80 degrees and shaken for ten minutes. This mixture is filtered into a clean vessel and tightly closed. When the ointment has cooled, it can already be used.

With gastrointestinal, colds and allergic diseases, traditional medicine advises chewing honey in honeycombs or wax caps (zabrus). In this case, propolis, entering the human body, acts as a natural antibiotic, strengthening the immune system.

It is best to use beekeeping products (honey, pollen, propolis, royal jelly and bee venom) in combination. “All bee products have a positive effect on hematopoietic organs, contribute to the normalization of hemoglobin levels, and restore the physiological picture of blood. It was found that preparations containing lipids help to remove cholesterol from the walls of blood vessels, prevent angina attacks, and reduce the possibility of blood clots. "Bee products containing many lipids have a positive effect on the cardiovascular system, reduce cholesterol, and regulate lipid metabolism in the body." (T. Vakhonina. Bee pharmacy. St. Petersburg. 1992).

Equally important is the quality of bee products. You can not use honey spoiled by heat or substances in which you doubt whether it is propolis, pollen, bee venom. It is better to consult a specialist.


What we have - do not store

How many of you did not go "for potatoes" in the former Soviet Union? I think that everyone traveled - engineers, doctors, teachers, schoolchildren, students, professors, military.

... Dirt, cold. Collective farm field. Wet potatoes. Dumped it into the vegetable store, which we called the "vegetable store". Potatoes were harvested a lot - an unimaginable amount! But already in December, the viscous, fetid mass - all that was left of the potatoes - the same dump trucks were taken to a landfill.

All natural products are subject to self-destruction (decay, fermentation, acidification, etc.). This is the way nature works. To preserve what is grown, you need skill and compliance with the conditions under which products can be stored for a long time. All this applies to honey.

During storage, honey continues an active biological life as a living creature. This is because honey contains enzymes, acids, monosaccharides and other organic compounds that are characteristic of living nature. During storage, enzymes gradually change their activity: they “age”.

So, if you store honey at room temperature, then diastase (one of the enzymes of honey) reduces its activity by an average of 3% per month, and over 20 months the loss of its activity will be more than 50%. This leads to the accumulation of products of incomplete hydrolysis of sugars in honey.

With prolonged storage of honey at a temperature of +11 to +23 degrees Celsius, a darker liquid may appear on its surface. This worsens the presentation and increases the risk of honey fermentation. Fermentation is accompanied by a sour odor and a sour-bitter taste, gas bubbles appear in the honey. Crystallized honey is puffed and poured over the edge of the jar. The fermentation process that began on the surface of honey soon covers its entire volume.

To prevent spontaneous fermentation or stop the process that has already begun, pasteurization of honey is used, i.e. its heat treatment. But when heated, all active components of honey are destroyed, and it loses its nutritional and healing properties.

In the USA and Canada, liquid and completely transparent honey is in great demand (it is not clear why), from which all bee pollen grains and propolis crystals are removed. This is achieved by heating the honey to a high temperature and passing it through coarse and fine filters. After this, honey does not crystallize for a very long time, it can be stored at room temperature without the risk that it can ferment. But this is no longer honey, but the dietary and medicinal qualities of such a product are zero.

To preserve the nutritional and medicinal properties of honey, the method of its storage is of great importance. With proper storage, honey can retain its qualities for decades! Bee honey is highly hygroscopic, as a result of which, placed in a damp room, it sour. There are yeast in honey, which, at the right temperature and humidity, cause honey to ferment. It is recommended to store honey at a temperature not exceeding + 5 / + 10 degrees Celsius in a dry, ventilated area.

The container in which honey is stored is also crucial for preserving its qualities. The most hygienic and appropriate for this is glass or clay dishes. It is not recommended to store honey in dishes made of zinc and iron, because iron comes into contact with sugar and honey darkens, and zinc forms poisonous compounds with organic acids of honey.

Never store stocks of honey in the kitchen! This is the disease of all housewives. For some reason, they consider the kitchen shelf above the stove to be their favorite place to store honey. The biggest mistake! In this case, honey is in the most adverse temperature conditions. Souring and fermentation of honey is a natural result of such a mistake. If you do not have a cold room or cellar, store honey in the refrigerator.

Sometimes consumers are frightened by the appearance of a loose white layer on the surface of honey (in some cases, up to 2-3 cm high). This foam-like white layer on the surface occurs when fresh honey with a high glucose content is stored (usually in light varieties of honey). During the ongoing ripening of honey, water for hydrolysis of sucrose is taken from the intercrystalline liquid. The surface layer is then dehydrated and light, dry glucose crystals are exposed. For an uninitiated person, this effect gives the impression of spoiling honey. However, it is not. If you do not like this layer, just remove it from the jar, but be aware that this edible and completely harmless top layer consists of glucose crystals.

I often hear in supermarkets: “I don’t know what to buy - everything is beautiful, but these additives, pesticides ...”. Low purchase prices for products force farmers to use pesticides and artificially created seeds. Nevertheless, farm income is declining year by year. To produce food is becoming unprofitable, and therefore not prestigious. Farmers write to legislators about their problems, but to no avail.

"Many correspondents cited farmers’ dwindling share of the retail food dollar as evidence. Some likened supersized, globalized businesses - parkers and grain companies being the favored targets - to farmer-breaking, peasant-making monstars, "writes Farm of Country magazine.

Farmers openly say: “Trading monsters are trying to turn a free Canadian farmer into a meek Soviet collective farmer. You produce, and we will sell. " But despite the "woe filled times", farmers resist. They consider you allies, consumers.

You have already eaten cheap products from supermarkets and want to return to natural, without pesticides, artificial processing and "genetically engineered" vegetables and fruits? Then some tips: do not buy products from brokers, come to the manufacturers themselves. Eat and stock food only during the season. Do not believe the February strawberries and tomatoes, they are not useful.

Eat the foods of the area where you live. Plants adapt to climatic, soil conditions, to the water of this particular area, producing special biologically active substances. And they, getting into our body, help it adapt in these environmental conditions. It strengthens the immune system.

Remember that by giving your dollar to the farmer, you are helping the country's agriculture, and therefore yourself. This is what Alan Guebert, one of the authors of the magazine "Go to the library ... and don’t read, listen or view just the ad press ...", advises. You will never get clean products if you give your dollar to life-scienes to companies. "The present system is a dollar democracy, owned and operated by influence peddlers who make politicians dance like an organ grinder’s monkey," writes Alan Guebert.

I already wrote that due to genetic engineering, beekeepers lost honey plants - buckwheat and sunflower. Journalists recently reported another piece of news: "Charles Riemenschneider, North American director for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, said global transgenic acreage has rocketed from 1.7 million hectared in 1996 to 27.8 million in 1998, with soubeans comprising one-half, and corn one-third. By 1998, almost half of Canadian canola acreage was biotech - derived ". (Canola - in Russia it is called rape, and in Ukraine this oilseed plant is known as “repack”). So, the natural honey plant Canola disappears. This means that every second can of Canola Oil and every third can of corn oil are made from artificially created products. Half of all soy products are of artificial origin.

Unnecessary and even harmful technological processing is subjected to honey. Our stores are littered with liquid honey that does not have medicinal and nutritional value. By destroying honey carriers, the country at the same time allows importing third-rate honey products from overseas countries to its markets. The result is the ruin of local beekeeping farms and the prosperity of giant intermediary firms selling beekeeping products.

Alan Guebert writes about America: "The US grows billions of pounds of beef and not one pound of bananas. Yet this Administration will fight for the handful of very rich US banana exporters and not impose similar import tariffs on European goods in support of 900,000 American cattlemen ".

Replace U. S. with Canada in this phrase and you will get a precisely outlined situation in our country. In most cases, this is because large intermediary trading corporations are becoming even larger and, combined with bioengineering technology companies, rob the farmers and deprive them of their independence. And buyers see beautiful, but devoid of life-giving food products on store shelves.

We are ill, ill and ill. There is no person who has not had the flu or sore throat. These diseases do not belong to the category of very serious. In most cases, they do not leave visible consequences, but sometimes this leads to the development of rheumatism, damage to the cardiovascular system and the heart itself, as well as other vital organs.

The treatment of respiratory diseases and flu is a very serious problem for modern medicine. Medicines produced by the pharmaceutical industry are often not as effective as they are advertised, and sometimes they cause very formidable side effects. At the same time, the simplest remedies bring positive results.

First of all, I mean beekeeping products and medicinal plants. The literature describes many different cases when people got rid of serious illnesses precisely thanks to honey, pollen, propolis, royal jelly and bee venom. I know many people who, having acquired beekeeping products from me, have dealt with their ailments or have significantly mitigated their consequences. We are talking about allergies, lingering cough, sore throat, skin diseases, stomach and duodenal ulcers, bronchitis, gastritis, gynecological diseases.

I would never dare to promote beekeeping products to improve health if I had not experienced their beneficial effects on my body. Today for me there is no problem of flu, sore throat, gastrointestinal diseases. For many years, as a preventive measure, twice a year (in spring and autumn) for a month I take propolis tincture. Therefore, flu epidemics pass me by.

Here is what the famous apiphytotherapist, professor, head of the department of one of the Moscow institutes A.F.Sinyakov writes about propolis: “At one time I was doubtful about propolis. Well, from the fact that someone healed a poorly healing wound or reduced corns, I reasoned, illnesses sometimes happen, and they themselves go away, you need to seriously check that propolis can really. And now, after many years, I can honestly say that this natural medicine is worthy of enthusiastic praise. He really has great healing power, the capabilities of which are much greater than is known today. "

Here are some popular recipes for using propolis, supplemented and verified by Professor Sinyakov:

Hypericum infusion with alcohol extract of propolis against sore throat
Take 1 tablespoon of dry chopped St. John's wort grass, pour 1 cup of boiling water, stand for 15 minutes in a boiling water bath, then leave to cool slowly for 30-40 minutes, strain, add propolis alcohol extract (based on 2 glasses of infusion - 20- 30 drops of propolis extract) and use warm to gargle with tonsillitis, chronic tonsillitis and other diseases of the oral cavity and throat.

Propolis-wax inhalation
Take 60 g of dry propolis and 40 g of beeswax, place them in a small aluminum bowl and place it in a boiling water bath. Propolis and wax will soon melt, releasing healing phytoncides. Inhalation is carried out 2 times a day for 10-15 minutes. In bronchial asthma, they should be used daily for two months. With tracheitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, flu - until recovery.

Propolis and bronchial asthma
Propolis alcohol extract to take 10-12 drops in a small amount of water three times a day in courses of 1.5-2 months to prevent exacerbations of bronchial asthma, as well as to prevent the transformation of chronic bronchitis into bronchial asthma.

Propolis for chronic gastritis and colitis
Propolis alcohol extract to take 30-40 drops (diluted in half a glass of warm water or milk) 3 times a day one hour before meals. At the same time, you must follow an appropriate diet. The course of treatment is 3-4 weeks.

Propolis for gastric and duodenal ulcers
Propolis alcohol extract to take 30 drops in a glass of warm water 3 times a day for 1-1.5 hours before meals for 20 days. If necessary, repeat the treatment course after 10-12 days of a break. A prerequisite is the observance of an appropriate diet.

Celandine tincture, propolis and cancer
Prepare tincture of celandine, for which take 12 g of dry crushed grass of celandine, put in a dark bottle, pour 0.5 liters of vodka, insist in a dark place for five days and filter. Take 1 tablespoon of tincture and 30-40 drops of propolis alcohol extract with 50 ml of boiled water three times a day 30-40 minutes before meals. If it is possible to get fresh celandine juice, you should drink it 1-2 ml in a solution of 50 ml of boiled water and add 40-60 drops of a 10% alcohol extract of propolis there three times a day half an hour before meals.

In all cases of using propolis for treatment, consult your family doctor.