Most of us remember our grandmothers using honey for medicinal value when we were sick with a cold or sore throat. Honey’s antibacterial properties have been recognized down through the ages. Honey has been classified by WHO and USDA as a simple sugar, but there is actually significant data showing that honey contains rare and complex sugars that in fact improve blood glucose control in diabetics, lowering fasting glucose, Hemoglobin A1C, and even improving cholesterol. There are other overlooked health and medical therapeutic benefits for honey, which we will explore, and explain the differences between local, raw, unprocessed natural honey as the bees made it, vs. the adulterated commercial versions sold in grocery stores.
Elizabeth Lee Vliet, MD, Integrative Preventive Medicine
Kathryn A. Kresnik, Director of Health & Resilience and Wellness Coach & Clinical Exercise Physiologist