May 1, 2012 – 233 days Until Baktun 12

Survivalist Tip: It almost goes without saying that honey is one of the healthiest things you could consume.  Obviously, I said it anyway, but what the hell!  For thousands of years, honey has been used to treat everything from arthritis pain to yeast infections.  I don’t have arthritis and the closest I’ve come to a yeast infection is bad breath; so I can’t speak for these claims.  But, honey also can be used to aid the body in healing from cuts, burns and wounds, as it possesses natural anti-bacterial properties to prevent infection and reduce inflammation. It’s probably best known for easing the symptoms of sore throat, but it also helps to limit the effects of a hangover.  Here are some other health benefits: 

  • It’s a great source of natural carbohydrates which provide strength and energy.
  • It boosts endurance and combats lethargy better than caffeine.
  • Its natural sugars help reduce muscle fatigue.
  • It keeps levels of blood sugar fairly constant compared to other sugars.
  • It helps to boost the immune system.

Honey is truly a universal health aid – next to chocolate and a dog.  Just don’t call anyone “honey bear” at the start of the new Baktun.  You’ll likely end up worse off than anything honey can cure.

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