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The website of Author/Writer and Psychic Medium Astrid Brown. Making the most of 'YOU' i.e. how to achieve well-being and beauty from within ourselves. A truly holistic blog providing information on all aspects of psychic mediumship, spiritualism, philosophy, holistic therapies, nutrition, health, stress, mental health and beauty with a little bit of Wicca for good measure. Feeling and looking good is as much a part of how we feel inside as the outside.

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Sunday, 6 October 2013

IS HEATHER HONEY A CHEAPER ALTERNATIVE TO MANUKA HONEY'S HEALING BENEFITS?

Interesting article I found on the Daily Mail today, being that I am Scottish! It's well known about the healing qualities and health benefits of honey, it is a natural antibiotic and has been used as a wound treatment since ancient times. Heather honey is a lot cheaper than Manuka even though heather is only in bloom from two to four weeks. It makes a good face mask for skin that is prone to break outs.

Scottish honey 'is as good at healing as manuka': Heather variety could offer cheaper alternative

  • Experts say it could be a cheaper alternative to the New Zealand product
  • Of the 11 types tested, samples from Inverness killed bacteria effectively
  • Honey’s anti-bacterial properties are widely used in veterinary medicine
  • But manuka is the only medical-grade honey on the market

Medicine: Experts claim heather honey could offer a cheaper alternative than the health product from New Zealand
Medicine: Experts claim heather honey could offer a cheaper alternative than the health product from New Zealand

Scottish honey may be as effective as more expensive manuka when it comes to beating bacteria, a study has shown.
Experts claim heather honey could offer a cheaper alternative to manuka, from New Zealand, which is already known for its medicinal qualities.
Honey’s anti-bacterial properties are widely used in veterinary medicine as a wound dressing.
The findings come from a study published in The Veterinary Journal and carried out by Dr Patrick Pollock and colleagues at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Glasgow.
Of 11 different honeys tested, heather honey from the Inverness area was particularly effective, killing MRSA microbes and three other types of bacteria.
Dr Pollock, a bee keeper, said: ‘While manuka is currently the only medical grade honey, the study reveals other honeys may be just as suitable.
‘Consequently, it may prove unnecessary to transport manuka honey from New Zealand when more local sources may be as, or even more, effective.’
Honeys largely get their anti-microbial properties from the hydrogen peroxide they contain. Manuka is thought to benefit from a phytochemical property and a methylglyoxal compound.
Heather honey costs an average of £1.90 for 100g while 100g of manuka is £4.71.
Dr Pollock said: 'Although manuka has been the most studied honey source to date, other honey sources may have valuable antimicrobial properties too.
'Honey is useful in equine medicine, particularly on wounds to legs. There is not much fat on the lower half of horses' legs, so can take a long time to heal, or even never fully heal at all.
Effective: Manuka is currently the only medicinal grade honey available, but other types may also be suitable (file picture)
Effective: Manuka is currently the only medicinal grade honey available, but other types may also be suitable (file picture)

'Honey helps to promote healing, cleaning the wound and keeping it infection free. If vets were able to use locally-sourced, cheaper honey as a wound dressing, it would be very beneficial particularly in poorer countries.'
The researchers took 29 honey products, including commercial medical grade honeys, supermarket honeys and honeys from local bee-keepers, and examined them for bacterial contamination before testing.
Eighteen were found to contain bacteria that excluded them from the trial and the remaining 11 were tested against 10 equine bacterial isolates at concentrations varying from two per cent to 16 per cent.
Eight of the honeys were effective against all the bacteria at concentrations ranging from two per cent to six per cent.












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IS IT REALLY POSSIBLE TO FORECAST THE FUTURE AND OTHER QUESTIONS?

I am often asked various questions pertaining to the spirit world and various aspects of the psychic, here are some of them: I will in time feature more questions and answers as this webpage evolves

Q. Is a psychic or medium a fortune teller?
A. It may surprise you to know psychics and mediums are not fortune tellers
Q. Is it possible to forecast the future?
A.Well not 100% and this is because of free will.
Q. What is free will?
A. Free will is YOUR right to decide what you want to do about a situation, it is a choice
Q. How does free will affect a situation?
A. Well before we incarnate as Spirit in a human body, we decide on what experiences and challenges that will benefit our spiritual growth. However we are given the choice (free will) as to whether we go through with the experience or challenge. In effect we are allowed to change or mind.
Q. So are you saying we all know what lies before us?
A. Well in a way we all do. Remember we are 'Spirit' in a human body and your spirit does retain a memory but it is deep in our subconscious. This memory is retained deeply for a reason to help us fulfill our experiences and challenges we ourselves chose. However it is also at this deep level so we are not so aware. If you knew what lay before you would you go through with it? Probably not but we still retain this memory deeply and this reflects in our Aura.
Q. So what is the Aura?
A.The aura is The Aura is an electromagnetic field that surrounds living bodies, this includes people, animals, plants and crystals and is composed of several layers that are constantly moving. The Aura links us to whats known as Universal energy i.e. that is all the knowledge in the Universe past, present and future. It is on this aura that psychics are able to tap into and access your past, whats going on in the present and the possible future and I say possible specifically if your goal or desire is dependent on other people, for remember every person involved in a situation has free will.


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