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Zentraveler on health benefits of raw honey!

Raw Honey

Since the beginning of time people have been harvesting pure honey from around the globe. Primitive tribesmen risk their lives to bring this Nectar of the Gods to their villagers. When I was a kid about 10 years old some of the local townsfolk invited me along to get a large beehive in a deadened tree. They used smoke rags on long sticks, then one brave man went up the tree… reaching in the hole and began throwing hunks of honey comb down to the ground. The woods was a buzz of wild bees flying everywhere and a few people got stung.We kids scrambled to get a hunk of the honeycomb and ate it right their in the woods. I thought this was the best thing since sliced bread and it always had a lasting impression on me.

Honey Nectar of the Gods

Volumes have been written about the benefits of natural honey, yet people still reach for the refined sugar bowl, and packets of sugar that automatically come when you order a cup of coffee in the Philippines.

Honey is one of nature’s purest foods for promoting general health. There are so many health benefits to honey… It is Nature’s Super Food.

You might be surprised to learn that it is a natural antimicrobial and antioxidant. Honey has also been used throughout the ages as an all natural beauty product, is used in healing wounds and a great sleep inducer.

Honey is a powerful booster to the immune system. Raw honey contains 27 minerals, 22 amino acids and 5,000 live enzymes. It keeps you healthy by fighting disease and boosting the digestive system. One daily spoonful in your tea or spread on your toast is all that is needed to reap these benefits.

Honey for your Heath

Honey is a great natural sweetener to put on breakfast cereal, honey cured ham, honey grilled chicken, honey based salmon and to mix into a myriad of salads. A lemon honey tea drink is one of the most refreshing drinks you can have …. loaded with good nutrients, tastes good and leaves you feeing satisfied… instead of bounching off a sugar high!

In Santa Fe on Bantayan Island the honey mongers deliver delicious honey right to your door and pour out a liter into your favorite container. The quality of the honey is exceptional, since they use very few fertilizers and virtually no pollution. A pure golden color with a sweet aroma! Honey bees are getting the nectar from the wild flowers and flowering native trees throughout the island.

Opera singers use honey for their voices and it sure helps when you call your significant other HONEY!

Nature's Honey Bee

Disclaimer: This website is simply the writers views and is not an attempt to practice medicine or provide specific medical or health advice and should not be used to make a diagnosis or to replace or overrule a qualified health care provider’s judgment. None of the statements on zentraveler are to be understood as a recommendation on how to treat any disease or health related condition. If you require medical or other assistance Zentraveler strongly encourages users to consult with a qualified health care professional.

QUOTE: “Place a beehive on my grave And let the honey soak through.When I’m dead and gone,That’s what I want from you.The streets of heaven are gold and sunny, But I’ll stick with my plot and a pot of honey. Place a beehive on my grave And let the honey soak through.” -Sue Monk Kidd

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: To make one pound of honey, the bees in the colony must visit 2 million flowers, fly over 55,000 miles and will be the lifetime work of approximately 300 bees.

Honey is the ONLY food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life, including water

THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE:Honey Bees! Without honey bees …our food supply would be in serious trouble.

ZENTRAVELER SAYS: Eat more Honey! All the bears in the woods could not be wrong!

From here to Infinity is a relatively short ride! The next leg takes eons and eons as you fly through the Barycentric Dynamical Time Zone!

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Zentraveler relaxes at Kim’s Hot Springs, Palawan!

Jeepney from Sabang to Honda Bay

To end a perfect vacation we traveled by jeepney from Sabang and made arrangements to be dropped off at the junction to Honda Bay! After a short ride to Honda Bay we couldn’t find reasonable lodging so we decided to head toward Puerto Princesca. Our tricycle driver recommended Kim’s Hot Springs as an alternative night’s lodging … just a few kilometers from the junction!

Kim's Hot Springs Chalet

What a great discovery! The staff was friendly and showed us two possible chalets with their own private hot springs piped into the rooms. The staff turned on the faucet and said our hot spring bath would be ready in about forty five minutes Set in a natural rock surrounding… we eased into the hot springs bath and could not believe our good luck in finding this hidden gem, with a cost of 700 pesos for the night… including the hot springs.

After banging around for nine days on many forms of transportation including: tight fitting, cramped vans, bumpy dirt roads, pumpboats, riverboats, and jeepneies with passengers hanging off the back and on top of the roof…some cluthing their animals and children in an all out survival mode. We toasted to ourselves and said: “we deserve to allow our bodies to heal!” I made the comment: “It doesn’t get any better than this…..I think we found Nirvana!”

Feeling like a million pesos we went to Kim’s Lodge Restaurant where we were told we could walk to a Vietnamese Village
a few kilometers via the main road. We went through the entrance and saw a Vietnamese church on our right along with villagers and artisans who live their permanently. On our left was one of the most uniquely landscaped and decorated rustic restaurants I have seen. In this authentic Vietnamese Restaurant, we ordered their speciality noodles and they were by far the best noodles I have ever eaten in my life. We ended our afternoon lunch with homemade Vietnamese deserts and fresh mango milkshakes.

Welcome to Viet Ville

That evening we went to Kim’s Lodge Restaurant where Perla ordered the House Special Lobster and I ordered fresh Lapu-Lapu which would be fit for a King and a Queen! The meal was absolutely delicious with the seafood expertly prepared. We are talking less than $20.00 US for the entire meal… including beverages. We raised our glasses to a wonderful vacation in Palawan and vowed to return again. Palawan is magical with wonderful natural resources and has much more to offer the adventurer than the eye can see. You could send a lifetime here and still not take in all the wonders of nature!

Perla's Lobster Dinner

We walked through the trees to our chalet and filled the tub with another treatment of pure hot springs as our bodies and minds thanked us for such a great way to end a vacation and drifted off to sleep wondering where our next adventurer might take us.

Relaxing at Kim's Hot Springs

QUOTE: “We are all but recent leaves on the same old tree of life and if this life has adapted itself to new functions and conditions, it uses the same old basic principles over and over again. There is no real difference between the grass and the man who mows it.” ~Albert Szent-Györgyi

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW:Geothermal Energy has been around for as long as the Earth has existed. “Geo” means earth, and “thermal” means heat. So, geothermal means earth-heat.

THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Hot Springs…. they could save your life! Many presidents, naturalists, explorers, and people searching for the fountain of youth and a cure for diseases have used hot springs throughout history… including the famous Baden-Baden hot springs in Germany..not to mention Iceland, New Zealand, Australia the United States and more!

ZENTRAVELER SAYS:Make it a point to visit a relaxing hot spring…its good for what ails you!

From here to Infinity is a relatively short ride! The next leg takes eons and eons as you fly through the Barycentric Dynamical Time Zone!

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