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post #181 of 328
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The honey is supposed to be good for your adrenals, right? The better sleep helps them recharge.

Adrenals are responsible for something like 35% of your sex hormones pre-menopause. If you're experiencing adrenal fatigue, your sex hormones can get out of whack.

Could the better quality sleep be allowing your adrenals to pump out better ratios and quantities of estrogen and progesterone, so help reduce menstrual-related symptoms? if so, COOL!
That's an interesting thought. I wonder if it could be true? I agree that it would be cool, if so!
post #182 of 328
I don't know if this was mentioned before, but I am wondering if any of you who are temping noticed any change in your temps due to the honey. If it lowers blood glucose, I would expect to see some change. When I used to eat the standard American diet and had higher blood glucose, my temps ran high, and when I gave up sugar and all refined foods, my temps dropped considerably.
post #183 of 328
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I don't know if this was mentioned before, but I am wondering if any of you who are temping noticed any change in your temps due to the honey. If it lowers blood glucose, I would expect to see some change. When I used to eat the standard American diet and had higher blood glucose, my temps ran high, and when I gave up sugar and all refined foods, my temps dropped considerably.
Oh wow! My temps always used to run 98.6 my whole life. About a year and a half ago I noticed my temps were always 96.5 to 97.5. I had been chelating and detoxing for a couple years and couldn't figure it out. I've also been pretty strict TF for almost 3 years. I thought something was wrong with my thyroid even though I have no other symptoms of thyroid issues at all. I had it checked per standard blood analysis and then energetically through my acupuncturist/NAET practitioner. All was perfect. It has always stumped me and I was a bit worried about the low temps because we're hoping to ttc soon. I read [U]Garden of Fertility[U] and found that it can affect you ability to conceive.
I wonder how eating TF would affect temp if there is any connection. Anyone else notice a lowering in body temp after eating TF?
post #184 of 328
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I had been chelating and detoxing for a couple years...
OT: did you feel better or worse after your chelations? I had felt better short term after DMPS for the test but after my EDTA chelation felt horrible. My Dr. is on vacation for 2 weeks and not responding to my email and I'm dying to know if it's okay to feel worse or if something is wrong.
post #185 of 328
Thank you all for this thread. I've used http://www.reallyrawhoney.com/ for two nights and have noticed a great difference.

I gave some to my kids last night. They looked at me like I was crazy for giving them something sweet right before bed but slept about 30 minutes later in the morning.
post #186 of 328
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OT: did you feel better or worse after your chelations? I had felt better short term after DMPS for the test but after my EDTA chelation felt horrible. My Dr. is on vacation for 2 weeks and not responding to my email and I'm dying to know if it's okay to feel worse or if something is wrong.
Honestly, I've read quite a bit about the dangers of EDTA and DMPS. I did everything on my own and started out with DMSA and added ALA for about 9 months then switched to NCD with ALA. I'd suggest you read through the chelating mamas thread in the dental forum. There is a lot of information there. The thread is probably 2 or 3 pages back.
post #187 of 328
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Honestly, I've read quite a bit about the dangers of EDTA and DMPS. I did everything on my own and started out with DMSA and added ALA for about 9 months then switched to NCD with ALA. I'd suggest you read through the chelating mamas thread in the dental forum. There is a lot of information there. The thread is probably 2 or 3 pages back.

Awesome, Thank you!!
post #188 of 328
I was exhausted last night and I knew that falling asleep wouldn't be a problem, but I wanted the "recovery" that the honey provides so I got up and ate some...I had a very hard time falling asleep and I laid there for a long time with my heart racing.
post #189 of 328
We're still going strong with the honey here. I wake up happy and motivated... it makes my husband sleep like a ROCK-
post #190 of 328
Just finished the book and I'm very glad I didn't buy it. Same info repeated over and over. Anyway, the book did not give any mention of taking the honey before bed on an empty stomach. The authors also considered yoga and pilates as resistance training - sweet for me as I'll just keep doing the yoga.
post #191 of 328
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Just finished the book and I'm very glad I didn't buy it. Same info repeated over and over. Anyway, the book did not give any mention of taking the honey before bed on an empty stomach. The authors also considered yoga and pilates as resistance training - sweet for me as I'll just keep doing the yoga.
so what IS recommended for honey/bedtime? thx!
post #192 of 328
It says there is no substitute for honey before bed- 1-2 TB... taken various ways- straight, in tea, on toast, in smoothies, etc.
post #193 of 328
1-2 Tablespoons? I heard 1-2 ounces...is that too much?
post #194 of 328
Sorry. That wasn't very clear as I was addressing a previous question of mine regarding whether it was necessary to take the honey on an empty stomach. They just state to take 1 to 2 TBSP of honey before bed in combination with other foods/drink if that is desired.
post #195 of 328
I just found the quote by Dr. Thomas Cowan MD regarding honey and the liver :

We know that alcohol consumption puts a strain on the liver, but fructose is equally harmful. All fruit juices, fructose-sweetened foods and drinks, and even a surfeit of honey and fruit should be avoided.
The Fourfold Path to Healing p. 236

Seems that a couple TBSP per night would not be an issue by itself.
post #196 of 328
I can't get the link to the Hibernation Diet to open. Can someone tell me WHY honey helps you sleep deeper and longer?
post #197 of 328
Well, the way I remember it, he talks about how the honey feeds the liver, which then provides nourishment to the rest of the body...and that the honey starts a chain reaction of amino acids...first tryptophan, which causes drowsiness (like turkey does), then serotonin, which causes relaxation, then melatonin (when you sleep in the dark), which aids in deep, restful recuperative, restorative sleep and healing. Seems to be working for me and for my dh.
post #198 of 328
I'm wondering if anyone with young nurslings has noticed an improvement in the babes sleep? I'm going to try this as soon as I get my hands on some raw local honey. I'm thinking it will knock out my evening sweet tooth at the same time!
post #199 of 328
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I'm wondering if anyone with young nurslings has noticed an improvement in the babes sleep? I'm going to try this as soon as I get my hands on some raw local honey. I'm thinking it will knock out my evening sweet tooth at the same time!

I have. Mine sleeps longer during the night, skipping a session. He is 5 months. Which is fine, he just tanks up at another time. So he sleeps about 2 hours longer without nursing. In the wee hours.
post #200 of 328
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I can't get the link to the Hibernation Diet to open. Can someone tell me WHY honey helps you sleep deeper and longer?
honey science!
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