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Merry Christmas! I have a gift for you...
December 21, 2010

It's Angela here from Bee Pollen with another issue of The Buzz e-zine. Well, Christmas is just a few sleeps a way! What a wonderful time of year to reconnect with family, friends and loved ones. The holidays are also a wonderful time to give back...

My gift to you this Holiday Season is to offer you a free bottle of our pure, Raw Honey with any $20 in our web store.* This is just a small way I can give back to all of our wonderful customers here at Bee Pollen

To receive your free bottle of honey, you must email me at with the code word CHRISTMAS after placing your order to claim your bottle.

I only have 24 bottles to give away so don't wait until they are all gone!

Eating Lost of Sweets?

While the holidays are a wonderful time of celebration through good food and drink, they usually mean large amounts of sweets are consumed by each and everyone of us!

And this can often mean a depressed immune system and greater susceptibility to colds and flu. Fortunately, the wonderful bees have given us tools to help boost our immune systems and protect ourselves!

Raw Honey Kills Bacteria That Cause Chronic Sinusitis?

If you have chronic sinus issues, a new study from researchers at the University of Amsterdam shows honey to be effective in killing bacteria that cause chronic sinusitis.

Though it can be caused by allergies, chronic sinusitis can also be caused by bacteria that colonize in the nose and sinuses.

What I suggest for people suffering with sinus issues is to consume 1 to 2 tablespoons of quality raw honey per day on its own or in herbal tea.

Healthy Hot Chocolate With Honey!

I came across this wonderful recipe for healthy hot chocolate this Holiday Season and just had to pass it on to you.

1/3 part coconut milk, 2/3 part boiling water, 2 heaping teaspoons of pure cocoa, 1 teaspoon of raw, unpasteurized honey, 1 dash of vanilla

Propolis Eliminates Bacteria

Scientists recently looked at the immune stimulating effects of bee propolis. The researchers gave different doses of propolis to hens and then measured the activity in their immune systems.

What they found was that the addition of propolis at 3 g/kg in the diet resulted in significant increases in antibody levels - it boosted immune activity.

They also found that propolis supplementation significantly increased red blood cells compared with the other treatments.

So what does this mean? While the study wasn't done in humans, there is mounting scientific evidence that propolis is good for your immune system. There are many studies showing that it is antibacterial and antiviral so this really comes as no surprise. To this day I have not found a substance that helps kill colds better than quality bee propolis!

Honey Better Than NyQuil at Controlling Children's Cough

The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine published a study comparing the effect of Honey versus Dextromethorphan (used in Robitussin, NyQuil, Dimetapp, and Vicks), and Diphenhydramine (found in Benadryl, Nytol, Unisom, Tylenol PM, Midol PM and Advil PM) on the nightly cough and sleep quality of children and their parents.

This was a clinical trial study in which 139 children aged 2460 months suffering from coughing due to upper respiratory infections were selected and assigned randomly to 4 groups. The first group received honey, the second one DM, the third DPH, but the fourth group or control group was assigned to a supportive treatment.

After approximately a 24-hour intervention, the 4 groups were reexamined and their cough frequency, cough severity, and sleep quality in children and their parents were recorded.

The result of the study demonstrated that receiving a 2.5 mL dose of honey before sleep has a more alleviating effect on a cough than does a dose of these popular over-the-counter drugs.

For those of you looking to use honey as a cough remedy, the dose used in this study is quite small. 2.5 ml is roughly a teaspoon of raw honey. I recommend taking closer to a full tablespoon to ensure maximum effect.

I truly hope you have a safe, healthy and wonderful Christmas!

Bee Healthy ~ Angela

*Offer expires at 11:59 pm on December 31, 2010. Offer applies to Canadian and U.S. orders only.

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