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Honey and Your Health

Contents

PREFACE TO ORIGINAL EDITION

5
  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
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  INTRODUCTION BY E. F. PHILLIPS
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PART I - HONEY AND YOUR HEALTH
CHAPTER
PAGE
1.
HONEY--THE YOUTH ELIXIR OF ANTIQUITY
The Ancients Regarded Honey as a Sacred Substance. . . . Love Stimulants. . . . The Greeks Had a Theory for It. ...
The Ancient Romans Feasted upon Honey. . . . The Honey Islands.
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2.
MODERN SECRETS OF HONEY
The Chemical Side of Honey Still Baffles Modern Scientists. . . . The Mineral Content of Honey. . . . The Vitamin Content of Honey. . .. Anti-Hemorrhage Value... . The Alkaline Side of Honey. . .. Honey Destroys Bacteria.
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3.
HONEY IS SUPPLANTED BY SUGAR
Americans and Europeans Change Their Food Habits. . . . Physicians Express Their Concern. ... A Drug, Not a Food. . . . Why Sugar Is Habit-Forming. ... A Safer Sweet.
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4.
How TO USE SWEETS INTELLIGENTLY
Health Problems of Modern Peoples Differ Considerably from Those of the Ancients. . . . How to Taper Off Sugar. ... Rules for Usine Sweets.
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5.

HONEY FOR CHILDREN
Honey for Infant Feeding and for the Special Problems of Infancy. . . . Sugar Poisoning in Children.

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6.
THE HONEYS OF MANY LANDS
Inferior Wartime Honeys in Grocery Stores. . . . American Honeys .. Blended Honeys. . . . Foreign Honeys . Granulated Honeys. . . . Comb Honey.
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7.
MOLTEN GOLD FOR YOUR TABLE
Appetizing Ways of Using Honey. . . . Breakfast Uses of Honey. ... Luncheon Dishes. ... Desserts. ... European Dishes Made with Honey.
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8.
THE NECTAR OF THE GODS
Beverages Sweetened with Honey. . . . Punches. . . . Summer Drinks. . .. Cold-Weather Drinks. ... The Mead of the Ancients.
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9.
BEEKEEPING FOR PROFIT AND FUN
Why Not Raise Your Own Bees? . . . Your Debut as a Beekeeper. ... The Occupants of Your Hive. . . . When to
Start. . . . Locating Your Hive. . . . Hiving Your Bees. . . Equipment Needed. ... Bee Stings.
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10.
THE WANDERING BEEKEEPERS
Nomadic Beekeepers of Modern Times. . . . Migratory Beekeepers of Ancient Times. . . . European Practices.
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11.
THE MEDICINAL VALUE OF HONEY
In Ancient Therapeutics. . . . Famous Cures. . . As Medicine in the Middle Ages. ... In Modern Therapeutics. ... Honey and Diabetes. ... Heather Honey. ... Eucalyptus
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12.
HONEY IN SURGERY
The Value of Honey for Surgical Dressings. ... Its Bactericidal Power. ... As an Ointment for Burns.
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PART II - THE HISTORY OF HONEY
13.
PREHISTORIC TIMES
How the Earliest Man Depended upon Honey for Food. . . . The Famous Painting of the Spider Cave in Spain. . . .
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14.
HISTORIC TIMES
The Archives of Ancient States Reveal How Honey Was Used as a Commodity for Barter. . . . Egypt, Land of Milk
and Honey. . . . India. . . . China-Opium and Honey. . . . Greece. . . . The Roman Empire. . . . Ancient Britain. . . .
Germany. . . . France. . . . Hungary. . . . Austria. . . . The Slavic Countries. . . . The American Continent.
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15.
HUNTING FOR WILD HONEY
A Sport of Antiquity. . . . Yarns of the Honey Hunters. . . . American Honey Hunters.
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16.
HONEY IN RELIGION
Sacrifices to the Gods. . . . Exultet Rolls. . . . References to Honey in the Bible.
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17.
HONEY IN MYTHOLOGIES
Greek Myths around Honey, Mead, Bees. . . . Hindu Superstitions. . .. Finnish Myths. . . . Honey Gods of the Slavs.
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18.
HONEY IN TRADITIONS, CUSTOMS AND SUPERSTITIONS
European Customs and Practices Regarding Honey. Birth Rites. . . . Marriage Rituals. . . . Death Rites and Practices.
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19.
HONEY IN POETRY, SYMBOLISM, EXPRESSIONS AND NAMES
The Many References to Honey by Oriental and Modern Classical Writers. . . . Proverbs in Connection with Honey and Bees.
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INDEX
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