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Scientists use honey bees’ propolis to treat aluminum toxicity

Posted January 20, 2014

Honey bees are tireless workers, committed to sustaining life for all through pollination of various plants and crops. Honey bees are effective natural chemists as well. By collecting resins from leaf buds and vegetables, they are able to produce propolis.

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Research shows that bee pollen can improve skin, increase fertility and more

Posted January 17, 2014

Bee pollen, also called bee bread, is a small granule of pollen (mixed with other ingredients such as nectar and bee saliva) created by worker bees to help feed the hive. The exact chemical composition of these granules depends on the types of plants from which the worker bees gather the pollen, but they always consists of large quantities of carbohydrates, proteins and nutrients. For this reason, bee pollen has been harvested by people for centuries as a health supplement.

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Three bee products that make great health supplements

Posted November 25, 2013

As ongoing soil erosion continues to deplete the nutritional value of many of our healthiest fruits and vegetables, more and more people are starting to seek out less conventional foods to meet their daily vitamin and mineral requirements. Indeed, the sales of little-known but nutrient-rich foods such as blackstrap molasses, Moringa oleifera, and maca root continue to rise. The same is also true of bee products, which are renowned for their unusually impressive profiles. The bee products listed below are especially healthy and put most commercial health supplements to shame.

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Bee Venom to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis

Posted November 13, 2013

In case you know a little something about natural remedies, for sure you know that there is no condition or disease that doesn’t have a natural remedy. This is the case of rheumatoid arthritis as well. More than 50 physicians use bee venom to treat this condition along with high blood pressure, hearing loss, asthma, multiple sclerosis, and premenstrual syndrome, even if the benefit effects have never been proven.

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The healing power of bee pollen

Posted November 11, 2013

Bees have been in the news a lot lately, and not for good reasons. Colony collapse disorder has been debated around the world, with fingers being pointed at many culprits. Not only does this crisis affect our overall food production, but it also hampers the production of one of nature’s richest and most healing superfoods – bee pollen.

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Honey Bees Reveal Link Between Sugar Sensitivity And Metabolic Disorders

Posted July 3, 2012

Scientists studying the genetics of honey bees found they reveal some insights into the link between sugar sensitivity, diabetic physiology and carbohydrate metabolism that may also be relevant to humans.

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Reduced viscosity Barley Beta-Glucan versus placebo: A randomized controlled trial of the effects on insulin sensitivity for individuals at risk for Diabetes Mellitus

Posted April 30, 2012

Prior studies suggest soluble fibers may favorably affect glucose/insulin metabolism. This prospective, randomized, placebo controlled, double blind, parallel group, interventional trial evaluated 50 generally healthy subjects without prior diagnosis of diabetes mellitus (44 completers), who were administered beverages containing placebo (control), lower dose (3 g/d), or higher dose (6 g/d) reduced viscosity barley beta-glucan (BBG) extract.

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Bakers Yeast Product Shown to Aid Healing

Posted April 30, 2012

Can wounds be helped to heal faster? Yes, says a Norwegian company whose products active ingredient, beta-glucans, comes from common bakers yeast. Beta-glucans have been called natures super-medicine. Norwegian researchers have been pioneers in producing these substances from the cell walls of everyday bakers yeast. Beta-glucans are now widely used in the aquaculture industry and veterinary medicine, as well as in dietary supplements and cosmetics.

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Bioactive oat beta-glucan reduces LDL cholesterol in Caucasians and non-Caucasians

Posted April 30, 2012

There is increasing global acceptance that viscous soluble fibers lower serum LDL cholesterol (LDL-C), but most evidence for this comes from studies in Caucasians. To see if oat beta-glucan lowers LDL-C in Caucasians and non-Caucasians we conducted a post-hoc analysis of the results of a randomized, controlled, double-blind, multi-center clinical trial whose primary aim was to determine if molecular-weight (MW) influenced the LDL-C-lowering effect of oat beta-glucan.

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