National Honey Month on September, 2023: is honey good
September, 2023 is National Honey Month 2023.
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Honey is bad for babies and young children...other than that is isn't harmful to adults. It is actually very beneficial if used correctly.
Honey is a natural sweetener with proven bioactive antibiotic and antiseptic properties. It’s best to get honey that was produced in your area if possible. Honey is made from flower nectar. The nectar turns to honey with the help of invertase, an enzyme bees mix with it. Honey contains vitamins and enzymes necessary for the proper metabolism and digestion of glucose and other sugar molecules.
Many beauticians use honey to extract blackheads. They apply a thin coat of honey to the area with blackheads then lightly pat the area repeatedly until the honey pulls the offending blackhead out of the pore. Disgusting, but it works.
Honey is twice as sweet as sugar and has very high glycemic load food so should be avoided in large amounts if you have diabetes, Candida, or other sugar issues like hypoglycemia. The flavor of the honey varies according to the flower source.
Honey is an excellent source of potassium. It also contains thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pyridoxine, and ascorbic acid, not to mention calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and sodium. I love the darker honey because it has a “snap” to it. The darker honey is also higher in minerals.
Honey and Babies- The National Honey Board (www.nhb.com) warns that honey may contain spores that can cause infant botulism if given to children less than one year of age. Adults and older children are routinely exposed to botulism spores in dust, soil, honey, and other uncooked foods, but are almost never affected by them. In immature infants’ digestive tracts, however, the spores are able to germinate and release the botulism toxin.
Symptoms of infant botulism include constipation, lethargy, poor feeding, weak cry, droopy eyelids, and occasionally, respiratory arrest. By the age of 12 months, infants develop a digestive tract mature enough to handle the toxin.
Local Honey Useful for Allergies? We don’t really know why direct exposure to pollens causes hay fevers whereas small doses of honey (up to two teaspoons per day) does the opposite. Some people think that the tiny doses of pollens in the honey act as a homeopathic. A homeopathic dose of something works in the body by allowing it to recognize a particular foreign body within the body (like a pollen) and get rid of it by attacking it and eliminating the harmful toxin through the kidneys, liver, bowel and skin.
The more local the honey, the better. Getting it local insures that the honey will have those pollens in it that you are allergic to.
is age 13 too late to be able to make figure skating nationals?
Honey, there is so much more in figure skating besides nationals. You can have fun skating up to your potential and competing at smaller competitions. You can test, judge, volunteer and coach. You should never set your sights on a goal that you cannot control. And competition is just that, a goal you can't control, because of judge subjectivity and the other skaters, and a host of other reasons.
There are thousands of skaters out there who are at national level- triples and Level 4 spins-, yet 95% of them never make it to nationals. The chances for a skater *not* at national level are much slimmer. ISI skaters also cannot go to nationals- you'd have to switch over and compete/test in USFSA, or, if you don't live in the US, whatever organization it is in your country that sends skaters to Nationals.
I would advise you to first make smaller, achievable goals that only you have control over. This would be a goal to achieve a certain element or to pass a certain test. So right now you'd want to master the basics, with a longer term goal of passing Freestyle 1. You can still become a high level skater if you practice enough with good coaching and commitment to the sport. You can land double jumps and do those amazing spins you see other skaters do. There's so much to do in the sport on a smaller scale than Nationals.
Happy skating (:
September is . . . . Self Improvement Month, Be Kind To Editors and .........?
How about be kind to strangers, friends and poets?
How about flight month? Or Friendship month?
Or even Grandparent month? I think there used to
an unofficial holiday in September, called Grandparent Day.