March 24, 2010

'When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,' said Piglet at last, 'what's the first thing you say to yourself?' 'What's for breakfast?' said Pooh. 'What do you say, Piglet?' 'I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?' said Piglet. Pooh nodded thoughtfully. 'It's the same thing,' he said.”
A. A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner

Home is where my honey is

As I noted in my last post- spring sprang just four days ago and that often means temperature-change provoked colds and seasonal allergies- especially for my busy bee friends in NYC! And though I always extol the benefits of yoga, this is one case when going into a warm, sticky studio with 30+ heavy breathers might not be the answer (but don’t be naughty and roll out your mat at home!) More importantly, here’s where the honey comes in- I love the kind with the bee pollen mixed in, it’s creamy and divine, and make sure to buy local (as local as possible) because it’s the gametophyte (pollen) from the flora near you that will aid with your sensitivity to those plants. This is similar to Homeopathy, which attempts to treat patients with heavily diluted preparations that are claimed to cause effects similar to the symptoms presented (wikipedia, duh.) Basically, you get a teeny bit of poison under your tongue so you can react and adapt to internal and external causes of the disturbance.

Hot water with 1 squeezed lemon and a tablespoon of honey will cure your cough (I am not a doctor, but it will.) It worked on J!

Honey makes a great facemask that will reduce pore size and moisturize. Honey is antibacterial and may help with small abrasions. It’s also full of antioxidants. Simply slather all over face, leave on 15-30 minutes, wash off with warm water. I’ve done it, I like it.

Plus, honey is just so darn good. Try a few – see what you like best (the darker, the less processed, the creamier the yummier, on the comb- so much fun.) It might be pricey, but it keeps forever, so don’t be cheap.

I enjoy it just as I do my peanut butter: straight off the spoon.

“You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”

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