5 Ways to Manage Type 2 Diabetes Naturally

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), over 30 million people in the United States are living with diabetes, and 9 out of 10 people re pre-diabetic but unaware of it. That’s a scary statistic, because if not managed well, diabetes can eventually lead to heart disease, blindness, kidney disease and nerve damage.

Is it any wonder that diabetes is one of the top 10 public health issues in America!

That’s’ the bad news.

The good news is, there are simple and natural ways you can effectively manage your diabetes if you commit to making some necessary lifestyle changes.

  1. Eat Right

Most of us know that person with diabetes that still shovels pounds of unhealthy, processed foods laden with sugar into their mouth. Many people think, “I’ll just take more insulin.”

This isn’t the right mindset to have when it comes to properly managing your diabetes. If you want to ensure that you stay healthy and don’t develop any health complications, it’s important you take nutrition seriously and eat a diet that focuses on getting adequate amounts of protein each day and plenty of healthy fats, while keeping your carbohydrate intake low. The keto diet is a great diet for people with diabetes.

However you choose to clean up your diet, here are a few musts you must do:

  • Cut out sugar and refined carbohydrates. This includes packaged foods, fruit juices, white bread, pasta, etc.
  • Stop eating fast foods
  • Stop drinking soda and alcoholic beverages
  1. Exercise

Exercise is one of the most important things you can do to stay fit and healthy. In fact, exercise has been shown to be effective at managing blood glucose in diabetics.

Unfortunately, many people don’t like to exercise. But the thing is, any exercise is better than none, so pick things you like to do. If you don’t like going to the gym, then do something else. Go for a walk around the block. Ride your bike to work if you can manage it. Go hiking. Take a dance class.

Weightlifting is really great for your overall health and has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and blood glucose levels.

  1. Try Intermittent Fasting

If you’re like most people, you think that in order to be healthy you’ve got to eat 3 square meals a day and some snacks. You may have even heard it’s better for you to eat 5 or 6 small meals a day.

But is this really true?

No, it’s not. The research is showing that skipping meals, also known as fasting, can do wonders for your health. Intermittent fasting, or IF, is when you have a small window of eating followed by a large window of not eating. So you may eat your first meal at noon and another meal around 5pm, and then not eat again until noon the next day.

Many doctors, like Dr. Jason Fung, are big proponents of IF and use it to treat their diabetic patients.

  1. De-Stress

When we are under stress our bodies go into “fight or flight” response mode. This is what helped our ancestors fight enemy invaders and run from hungry bears. This response is great when the stress is short-lived.

But in our modern society, stress is chronic. We’re all stressed by work, taxes, that BIG mortgage payment, bad relationships and nasty commutes. This chemical response in our body can end up wreaking havoc. In fact, when under stress, your body is unable to process glucose correctly. The result? Your blood glucose can raise to dangerous levels.

While it’s not easy staying completely away from stress, you need to find healthy ways to destress. Exercise is one of the best, and meditation has also been shown to be effective at fighting the effects of stress.

  1. Take Royal Jelly

Royal jelly is a sticky substance made by worker bees and there is some evidence that royal jelly may help people with type 2 diabetes. In one study, 50 female participants with type 2 diabetes received either a 1-gram dose of royal jelly gel or a placebo once a day for 8 weeks.

The results indicated that taking royal jelly may lead to a reduction in the level of blood glucose. While more research will be needed to conclusively state royal jelly can help lower blood glucose, the results so far are promising.

Our Golden Royal Honey contains royal jelly and may be a beneficial addition to your daily diet to help you manage your diabetes. As an added bonus, our honey helps men achieve strong erections and both men and women to get their libido back. Not too shabby bonuses!

Along with taking our honey,  we encourage you to make these other lifestyle changes as well so that you can be as healthy as possible and live your best life.

 

How to Have Less Wrinkles in 2021

The new year is here! Many of us have committed to improving ourselves in some way or another. For some that may be losing weight and gaining muscle. For others, it may be learning a new skill or language. And still for others, the resolution may be to look and feel younger!

Wrinkles are definitely a natural part of the aging process. As we get older, our skin becomes drier, thinner and less elastic. All of this results in fine lines, creases, jowls and wrinkles.

Common Causes of Wrinkles

As I said, aging is what ultimately causes wrinkles to develop. But have you ever wondered why some people have few wrinkles and some people have a TON of them? It’s because there are a variety of factors that contribute to the breakdown of our skin.

Many factors affect the development of wrinkles, including:

  • sun exposure (UV light breaks down the collagen and elastin fibers in the skin)
  • smoking (reduces blood supply to the skin)
  • dehydration
  • certain medications
  • environmental and genetic factors

Are There Any Effective Treatments for Wrinkles?

There are a variety of treatments available that can help you reduce fine lines and wrinkles in the skin. Let’s take a look at some of these:

Medications

You’ve probably seen ads for what are called topical retinoids, which are derived from vitamin A. These products aim to reduce fine lines, hyperpigmentation and skin roughness by increasing collagen production in the skin.

Sounds great, but there is a definite downside to using these topical creams and lotions. They can cause the skin to easily burn in the sunlight, so it’s very important to use sunscreen.

Topical retinoids can also cause adverse effects such as:

  • dryness
  • itching
  • a burning sensation
  • tingling
  • discolored areas

Dermabrasion

Dermabrasion is a procedure where the upper layer of skin is gently worn away with a rapidly rotating device. Dermabrasion is effective at removing fine lines, moles, tattoos, acne scars and other types of scars.

Dermabrasion is considered a surgical procedure and would be performed by a licensed plastic surgeon. The procedure will cause swelling and scabbing, which will take roughly 2 weeks to fade. However, for some people, it can take several months to fade.

A less invasive procedure is called microdermabrasion. It involves spraying microcrystals of aluminum oxide across the surface of the skin. Some practitioners use a handheld device that contains fine diamond crystals and a very strong vacuum to remove the particles and skin debris.

RF Treatment

Radiofrequency (RF) treatments heat the underlying dermis and stimulate the development of new collagen fibers. This tightens skin and decreases fine lines and wrinkles.

Botox

Botulinum toxin type A, or Botox, blocks the chemical signals that cause muscles to contract. When the muscles can no longer contract in a certain area, the skin flattens giving a smoother and less wrinkled appearance.

Botox is typically used to treat the lines on the forehead and the frown lines between the eyes and the crows feet at the corners of the eyes.

Changes are temporary and most people will require new injections a few times a year.

Facelift

For those people looking to get rid of deeper wrinkles, you’ll have to look to more aggressive treatments such as cosmetic surgery. Healing times from plastic surgery can be lengthy and you will most likely experience bruising and swelling for a few weeks.

Eat Your Way to Younger Skin

If you’re someone that appreciates all-natural treatments and keeping life simple, then you might want to choose to eat your way to a more youthful appearance. Studies have shown that royal jelly, a substance made by honey bees, is effective not only at supporting wound healing and decreasing inflammatory skin conditions, but also at significantly increasing collagen production.

Our Golden Royal Honey contains Royal Jelly. Our honey also contains ginseng, which has been shown to effectively increase blood circulation. The more blood supply gets to your skin, the healthier and more glowing it will be.

If you want to look younger this year, we encourage you to try our Golden Royal Honey for yourself. Oh, and don’t be surprised if you start to feel more… in the mood, as our honey has been shown to help people get their libido back. Younger skin and a better libido? That’s a win/win in 2021. And really, after 2020, couldn’t we all use more wins?

 

How To Choose the Right Multivitamin

It’s a new year, and that means many of us have committed to getting into the best shape of our lives. We’ll be drinking more water, eating right, and hitting the gym 3-5 times per week.

While all of these actions are important, we also need to focus our attention on making sure our body gets all of the vitamins it requires for optimal health. Unfortunately, eating right doesn’t always guarantee we’ll get the proper nutrition. And that’s for two reasons:

Reason #1: We all have different definitions of what “proper nutrition” means. One person may believe proper nutrition hinges on eating whole foods like meats, eggs and dairy while another person may think protein bars and diet foods are the healthier option.

Reason #2: Over the last 100 years, our soil has been depleted of vital minerals, which means you can eat pounds and pounds of organic produce every day, but that produce doesn’t have the nutrition you think it does.

What’s the solution? Taking the right supplements to ensure your body gets everything it needs.

Of course, one of the most important supplements to take each day is a multivitamin. But with so many multivitamins on the market, how do you know which are the best ones?

Here are some buying guidelines to help you choose the right multivitamin for you in 2021.

Safety

The FDA considers multivitamins dietary supplements, which means they don’t have to approve or even inspect them. For this reason, it’s important that you look for a third-party seal, like USP or NSF, that verifies that what is on the label is actually in the pill.

CGMP

Also look for “CGMP” on the label. This stamp means the multivitamin abides by the FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practices — guidelines that ensure quality production, accurate labeling and the absence of contaminants.

Do Some Research

It’s always a good idea to do your due diligence to determine which companies are known for creating high-quality supplements. Spend some time online researching companies, Check out their bio, consumer reports, customer reviews and their social media pages.

Look for Active Ingredients

Always go for those supplements that offer the most active form of ingredients instead of synthetic forms. For instance, look for methylated B vitamins instead of synthentic; methylfolate rather than folic acid; active D3 (cholecalciferol) instead of inactive D2 (ergocaliferol); active E (d-alpha) rather than undesirable dl-alpha; and K2 (menaquinone) versus K1 (phylloquinone).

Also important, check to make sure that minerals are in their chelated form, as these are easiest to absorb by the body.

Avoid

Be sure to read those labels and avoid multivitamins that contain any artificial flavors and sweeteners, as well as binders, fillers and other unnecessary ingredients.

Also, it’s best to avoid getting your multivitamins in gummy or chewable forms. While they may taste more like candy, their dosage and quality is going to be considerably lower. And capsules are easiest to digest over tablets.

Multivitamins for Men

Men and women have their own specific nutrient needs. An ideal multivitamin for a man should contain vitamin E to support prostate health, extra magnesium to boost energy levels, and the antioxidant vitamins A, C and E, as well as selenium and zinc to support heart health. The vitamin should also contain nutrients that support healthy bones, namely calcium and vitamin D. The carotenoids, often found in vitamin A, such as lutein and zeaxanthin, to support eye health.

Multivitamins for Women

Women should also look for these ingredient, but also focus on a multivitamin that offers adequate amounts of folic acid or folate, vitamin B12, vitamin D, calcium and iron.

Make 2021 your best year yet. If you follow these guidelines, you should be able to select a quality multivitamin that will help you reach optimal health.

Give Your Body an Extra Boost!

Want to REALLY give your body what it needs? Our Golden Royal Honey is packed with all-natural ingredients like ginseng, royal jelly and long jack. These have been scientifically proven to help men and women with everything from low energy, low libido, erectile dysfunction, hair loss, high blood pressure and more!

Try some for yourself today!

Making Babies is Fun – But Not Necessarily Easy

Have you noticed that a lot of couples seem to have babies in the summer and fall? In fact, according to the CDC’s birth rate by month data, July through October tend to be the most popular birth months, with August being the most common/popular month for births.

And if we do a little math, that means December is the most common/popular month for conceptions. It makes sense. It’s cold out. It’s holiday time. You make a lot of romantic fires and everyone is in a festive mood. It just seems like the right time to try and make a baby.

But here’s what a lot of couples don’t know about conception: While it may be a lot of fun, it’s not as easy as film and TV make it out to be. In fact, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services, after 1 year of having unprotected sex, 15% of couples are unable to conceive. After 2 years, 10% of couples still have not had a successful pregnancy.

Many people assume the problem lies with the female, but 1/3 of all infertility cases are based on male reproductive issues. And this is often because a man’s testicles won’t make enough sperm, or his sperm aren’t strong enough swimmers to get the job done.

So now I’m going to share with you three sex positions that have helped couples get pregnant. Some doctors speculate these positions work because they help deposit sperm as close to the woman’s cervix as possible.

If you’ve been unlucky conceiving so far, try these positions:

Missionary

Granted, it’s not the most exciting position, but it can help a man thrust deeper and ejaculate right near the cervix.

Doggy Style

This position allows for even deeper penetration than missionary. It’s also a bit more flexible because the woman can be laying down, on all fours, half on the bed, half off, etc.

Wheelbarrow

You’ll both need to be in very good shape to pull this position off safely, but if you can, go for it! If the woman can be in a handstand position, with the man holding her and thrusting in a downward position, gravity will help get the sperm where it needs to go.

And speaking of sperm, if you’ve been told your sperm aren’t healthy, there are some nutrients you should focus on eating.

Eat These for Super Healthy Sperm

If you’re trying to get pregnant then it’s important you pay more attention to the health of your sperm.

How do you know if you have healthy sperm? Well, healthy sperm have a few things going for them:

1) There are a LOT of them. You want as many sperm in your semen as possible.

2) Your sperm are a healthy size and shape.

3) They’re excellent swimmers. Sperm have to be like trout to basically swim upstream, through the woman’s cervix, through her uterus and up into her fallopian tubes where they will meet the egg and fertilize it.

If you’ve had a checkup with your doctor and he or she has told you that your sperm are few and weak, then I HIGHLY recommend you eat more of the following nutrients:

Zinc

Getting enough zinc is essential for male fertility, so eat plenty of red meat, poultry, oysters and shellfish.

Folate

Both men and women need to supplement with folate to ensure they can make healthy babies. Eat your green leafy vegetables like spinach and romaine lettuce.

Vitamin B-12

B-12 has been shown to increase sperm count and sperm motility (how they swim). Again, eat plenty of fish and seafood, meats and poultry, especially liver. Just DO IT!

Vitamin D

Linked with increased testosterone and helping sperm become good swimmers, vitamin D is in foods like cheese, beef liver, eggs, yogurt and mushrooms.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E has also been shown to increase the number of sperm in your semen. It’s a numbers game – the more sperm, the more chance you have that one of them will make it to the finish line. Eat nuts and seeds and green veggies like broccoli and spinach.

 

We also encourage you to add Golden Royal Honey to your diet. Fortified with ingredients scientifically proven to increase libido and help male fertility, our Golden Royal Honey is an easy and delicious way to get your sperm in tip-top shape.

 

 

 

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally

Unless you happen to be a monk living in a tranquil monastery high atop the Himalayan Mountains, chances are you deal with your own fair share of stress. And with almost a full year now of dealing with a global pandemic, lockdowns and the resulting tanking economy, most of us are dealing with ridiculous amounts of stress these days. And all of this stress is wreaking havoc on our health!

When we experience chronic stress, our bodies are in a chronic state of “fight or flight.” When in this state, we create certain hormones (adrenaline, cortisol, etc.) that are supposed to help us fight the enemy or flee from the danger. This hormonal cocktail was perfect for keeping our early ancestors safe from invading tribes and hungry sabre tooth tigers.

But in our modern world where perceived threats and danger are high mortgage payments, killer commutes, tyrannical bosses and yes, global pandemics, this hormonal cocktail is constantly coursing through our veins, causing our blood vessels to constrict and our hearts to beat faster. And this, over time, leads to many of us developing high blood pressure!

Making Matters Worse

Now high blood pressure is bad enough. But to make matters worse, many of the common hypertension medications on the market come with some pretty nasty side effects. How nasty?

  • Cough
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Erection problems
  • Feeling nervous
  • Feeling tired
  • Mild headaches
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Skin rash
  • Weight loss or gain without trying

By the way, these side effects are what “health experts” or at least the writers hired to write all of that fine print in the little pamphlet, consider MILD side effects. Check out some of the more severe side effects of many common high blood pressure medications:

  • Increased blood sugar levels, leading to the risk of developing type 2 diabetes
  • Potassium loss impacting muscle (heart) function
  • Increased heart rate
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath/ difficulty breathing
  • A sudden drop in blood pressure
  • Depression

Now I don’t know about you, but it makes little sense to me why I would want to solve one health problem only to invite even more into my life. This is why so many people are now turning to natural remedies to lower their blood pressure.

If you or someone you love has high blood pressure and want to lower it naturally, here are some ways to do it:

Get Plenty of Exercise

Exercise is one of the greatest remedies for a multitude of health issues, high blood pressure certainly being one. And all it takes is moderate exercise like walking or biking a few times per week to start having those numbers come down.

Eat More Potassium-Rich Foods

Traditionally when a person is diagnosed with high blood pressure their doctor will recommend they cut a majority of the salt out of their diet. The truth is, sodium is incredibly important for our overall health, and even doctors now are telling patients they need to eat more of it.

The real problem is an imbalanced salt to potassium ratio. People get plenty of salt in their diet but not enough potassium. Potassium helps to relax your arteries so blood can flow more freely. Focus on eating more potassium-rich foods to keep your blood pressure nice and low.

Zen Out

Studies have shown that meditation is an effective way of beating the effects of stress on the body. All it takes is just 15-20 minutes each day to help you control your blood pressure.

Eat Royal Jelly

Royal jelly is a secretion of worker bees that is then fed to the Queen Bee, who grows and lives 10x bigger and longer than the rest of the bees. Royal jelly is chock full of important nutrients like vitamin B5, which lowers stress, and also provides other B vitamins plus vitamins A, C, D and E. Royal jelly also provides 20 amino acids, essential fatty acids, and important minerals such as potassium, calcium, zinc, iron and manganese.

But perhaps more importantly, royal jelly contains short chains of amino acids called peptides that block the effects of ACE (angiotensin converting enzymes). ACE is something that constricts our blood vessels. That’s why people with high blood pressure are put on “ACE inhibitors.” Well royal jelly is a natural ACE inhibitor with no nasty side effects.

Our Golden Royal Honey just happens to be chockful of Royal Jelly. If you’d like to try and get your blood pressure down naturally, try some Golden Royal Honey for yourself.

 

*Always speak to your healthcare provider before starting any new treatment or protocol.

 

 

Here’s Why Men Over 40 Should Try Intermittent Fasting

If you’re a guy over the age of 40, chances are you are experiencing some changes to your body, and in the bedroom, that you find… well, frankly disturbing.

You’re tired. You look flabby (hello man boobs) and you can’t get it up like you used to. Why is this happening? You eat right and try to take care of yourself, and yet your body and sex life seem to be going down the toilet.

Well, once you cross that milestone birthday and hit the big 4-0, your body starts making less and less testosterone. Testosterone is an important sex hormone that is responsible for helping men manage their weight, have energy, build muscle and have a great sex drive with the ability to achieve rock hard erections.

So, it goes without saying that when your T-levels drop, you easily gain fat but lose muscle, have no energy, and can’t perform in the bedroom like you used to.

Luckily, there are strategies men can use to increase their T-levels naturally and one of the most effective strategies is Intermittent fasting (IF).

What is Intermittent Fasting Exactly?

Intermittent fasting is an eating protocol where a person has a small eating window followed by a period of no eating. Some people do a 16/8 protocol where they fast for 16 hours and then have an 8-hour window in which they usually eat 2 meals. Other people eat only 1 meal a day, so they would fast for 23 hours and eat within a 1-hour window.

Intermittent fasting has proven effective at helping people lose weight and reverse many metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes. But it has also proven to be very effective at helping men increase their testosterone levels.

In fact, one study found that IF helped non-obese men increase their overall testosterone levels by 180%. And these results came just after a single short-term fast. Imagine doing regular IF.

IF Helps You Burn More Body Fat

Being overweight can bring down a man’s T-levels even more. One of the quickest ways to raise your levels is to lose excess body fat. And one of the most effective ways to do that is through intermittent fasting. When you fast, your body looks for fuel to power itself through the day. Once your body burns through the stored glycogen in your liver and muscles it will head to the stored fat on your body. The more fat you lose, the more able your body will be to produce more testosterone – it’s that simple.

Fasting and Human Growth Hormone

Within a small 24 hour fast, you can actually elevate your HGH levels by an amazing 2000%! What you may not know is that HGH and T-levels correlate with one another, both acting to improve glycogen uptake into the muscles, protein synthesis, and increasing training capacity and tolerance.

I want to end this article by saying that you don’t have to be super strict with intermittent fasting to see positive results in your body, energy levels and erections. Just by skipping breakfast, you can see these amazing results. So if you normally eat breakfast around 7AM, skip it and eat lunch at noon and then dinner at 6pm or 7pm. You’ll end up not eating from 7PM to 12PM the next day, which is a relatively simple 17 hour fast.

You’ll probably also experience what a lot of men do, which is that once they start fasting, they find they wake up each morning with far more powerful erections.

So, if you are a guy that is 40 and older and you want to know how you can get your body and sex life back in shape, I highly recommend you give intermittent fasting a try.

And if your erections could use some extra help, I also recommend trying our Golden Royal Honey. Our honey contains natural ingredients that have been scientifically proven to help men achieve big, lasting erections.

Try some for yourself today.

 

Common Causes of Low Libido in Men

Men come in all shapes and sizes. We eat different foods, speak different languages and have different hobbies. But there’s one thing most of us can agree on: sex is awesome.

And so it always comes as a bit of a shock when a man loses his libido. From the age of about 13 until, well, death, most men have sex on the brain a majority of the time, it’s just how we’re wired.

While it is more common than you may think for a man to lose his libido for short periods of time throughout his life, losing all interest in sex for an extended period of time is definitely cause for concern.

Here are a few potential causes of low libido in men.

Low Testosterone

Testosterone is a sex hormone found in both men and women, but men definitely have higher levels – or at least they should. Testosterone is produced in a man’s testicles and is responsible for building muscle and bone mass, and for stimulating sperm production. Your T-levels are also a major factor in your sex drive.

When your T-levels drop, your sex drive drops. Now, decreased testosterone levels are a natural part of aging. However, sometimes younger men can experience a sudden and drastic drop in their T-levels, and this can lead to low libido.

Medications

Now you may be wondering what causes T-levels to drop on a younger man? One of the biggest culprits is prescription medications. For instance, many blood pressure medications such as ACE inhibitors and beta-blockers have been known to cause erectile dysfunction and prevent ejaculations.

But those certainly aren’t the only medications that can mess with a man’s T-levels and libido. Chemotherapy and radiation treatments for cancer can definitely cause issues. Opioid pain relievers and antifungal medications can also cause issues. And finally, some heartburn medications, steroids and antidepressants can also cause a disruption to the libido.

Chronic illness

When you are physically feeling unwell because of a chronic illness or chronic pain, sex is most likely low on your list of priorities. Some chronic illnesses that have been known to take a toll on your libido include:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart, kidney or liver failure

Sleep Issues

study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that nonobese men with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) had lower T-levels and a decreased desire for sexual activity.

Other studies have shown a clear link between a lack of sleep and decreased testosterone levels. For instance, this study found that when healthy men had restricted sleep of only 5 hours per night, their T-levels decreased up to 15%.

Stress

And last but certainly not least, chronic stress disrupts a man’s hormone levels. One study of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder found that the stress disorder increased their risk of sexual dysfunction more than threefold.

And, as if the stress itself weren’t bad enough, HOW a man deals with that stress can also impact his sexual performance. For instance, heavy drinking can lead to erectile dysfunction. Eating an unhealthy diet can lead to obesity, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, which, as I mentioned a bit earlier, can all lead to decreased testosterone levels a d low libido.

It’s important to deal with stress in healthy ways. Exercise is a great way to beat stress, as is meditation. You may also want to consider taking a natural supplement such as ginseng, which has been proven to help people deal with stress and anxiety.

Our Golden Royal Honey contains Panax Ginseng to help you deal with the stress and anxiety in your life. In addition, our honey contains other powerful natural ingredients such as royal jelly and long jack that have been scientifically proven to help men get their libido back and maintain a healthy erection.

Try some for yourself today and feel excited again!

 

Here’s Why You Should be Taking Ginseng

You have probably heard countless times at this point that in order to be healthy you need to take vitamins and supplements. There’s no arguing that as our food isn’t grown the same way it was 100 years ago. Depleted soil means our foods simply don’t have the nutrition they once did.

But what is up for dispute is the KIND of supplements most of us should be taking. While many people focus on a multivitamin and maybe some fish oil, the majority of people neglect to take one of the most powerful and beneficial supplements available today, and that is Panax Ginseng.

What Makes Panax Ginseng Special?

You’ve no doubt heard of ginseng but may not realize there are a few different varieties used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Each type of ginseng offers unique healing properties, and of all of them, Panax ginseng has been the most revered for thousands of years.

Panax ginseng offers so many health benefits and has been used in TCM to treat a variety of ailments because it is able to stimulate blood circulation. The more oxygen- and nutrient-rich blood your organs get, the healthier you are.

But beyond this benefit, Panax ginseng also contains steroid-like compounds called ginsenosides. These compounds have powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Studies have consistently shown that Panax Ginseng may be able to treat inflammatory diseases including arthritis, heart disease and even cancer.

Here are 3 specific and compelling reasons why it’s a good idea to start taking ginseng:

  1. Helps You Manage Your Type 2 Diabetes

If you’re like most people, you probably think type 2 diabetes is a blood sugar disease. But actually, it’s an inflammatory disease that affects how – or if – your body is able to manage blood sugar. A review published in PLoS Journal found that Panax ginseng helps people fight inflammation to better control their blood glucose.

  1. Brain Health

A 2005 study reported in the Journal of Psychopharmacology found that Panax ginseng may offer the ability to improve brain performance. This form of ginseng fights mental fatigue and may also enhance memories in senior citizens. These brain benefits are believed to happen because of the increased blood circulation caused by ginseng. The more your blood circulates, the more oxygen and nutrients get to your brain and other vital organs.

  1. Natural Cure for Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

If you’re a man that suffers from erectile dysfunction (ED), you may be interested to learn that Panax ginseng has been shown to help men achieve and erection. In fact, a 2002 study published in the Journal of Urology gave 45 men with ED Panax ginseng for 8 weeks. Those who took the ginseng had far greater results than the ones taking the placebo.

In another study of 90 men with ED, 60% saw a significant improvement using Panax ginseng.

Other findings have shown that Panax ginseng can boost a man’s testosterone levels. This increase in a man’s T-levels results in firmer, longer lasting erections.

And Panax ginseng is all-natural, so you won’t have to worry about the nasty side effects that often come with prescription ED meds. Side effects such as headaches, nausea and memory loss.

Try Our Golden Royal Honey

Our Golden Royal Honey is loaded with powerful natural ingredients that have been scientifically proven to help men with ED. One of our honey’s main ingredients is Panax ginseng.

Our Golden Royal honey not only contains the powerful Panax ginseng, but also Tongkat Ali, another potent and beneficial herb, and Royal Jelly, one of the most nutritious substances on the planet. This trilogy is a like a one-two knockout punch for erectile dysfunction.

If you’re someone who tries to take vitamins and supplements to improve your health, it may be a very good idea to start adding some Panax ginseng into your regimen. But, instead of popping another couple of large hard-to-swallow pills, we have a better way for you to get your daily dose of Panax ginseng. Our Golden Royal Honey is an easy and delicious way to help your body be healthy. Try our Golden Royal Honey for yourself!

 

 

5 Natural Remedies for Hair Loss

Having a full, lush head of hair is important for both men and women’s self-esteem. But some people suffer from hair thinning as a result of an illness, poor nutrition, medication or genetics.

While there are products on the market that claim to help you regrow your hair, many simply don’t and those that do are often full of questionable chemicals that can do more harm than good.

Luckily there are natural remedies that have been shown to be effective at helping men and women regrow some or all of their hair. Here are some of the most popular and effective natural remedies.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera has a long history of promoting wound healing and helping people with various skin conditions. Treating your scalp with aloe vera can help to sooth any inflammation while conditioning your hair. Aloe vera can help with dandruff issues, and it is believed it can unblock hair follicles that may be blocked from excess oil and sebum buildup.

You have two options: use a special shampoo and conditioner that contains aloe vera or rub your scalp with pure aloe vera gel or juice a few times per week.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil has been used by people all over the world for centuries for many different beauty treatments. Coconut oil contains important fatty acids that can penetrate inside your hair shaft and reduce protein loss from your hair strand. You can use coconut oil either before or after you shampoo, depending on your hair type. Many people rub coconut oil into their hair and scalp and leave it in overnight. This not only helps their scalp form new hair growth but also deeply conditions the hair they already have.

Fish Oil

Don’t worry, I’m not going to tell you to rub smelly fish oil on your scalp. But I AM going to suggest that you consume more fish oil to help you regrow your hair. Studies have found that taking an omega-3 supplement daily can improve hair density and reduce hair loss.

Ginseng

Studies have shown that ginseng can help promote new hair growth by increasing blood circulation and stimulating hair follicles. Ginsenosides are the active compounds in ginseng and are thought to be responsible for its positive effect on hair.

Royal Jelly

Royal Jelly is a creamy substance secreted by the glands of worker bees and fed to the queen bee to stimulate her growth and development. And get this, the queen bee grows 10x larger and lives 10x longer than the worker bees.

This growth is due to royal jelly’s high nutrient content. The substance is rich in protein, vitamins B-1, B-2, B-6, C, E, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, inositol and folic acid.

The biotin in royal jelly helps produce keratin, the building block of hair and nails. Folic acid promotes healthy cell growth and skin regeneration, and with that comes hair regeneration or hair regrowth. Inositol is another vitamin considered vital for hair growth. Deficiencies in these three vitamins have been known to cause hair loss. Royal jelly in rich in all three, helping not only to grow hair but to prevent you from losing what you do have.

Royal Jelly can be taken as a supplement or used as a topical hair conditioner.

If you want to actually obtain hair regrowth it’s important to look for remedies that are safe and have been shown to be effective. Also, hair regrowth takes time, so commit to the process and just stay at it until you see results.

Our Golden Royal Honey contains not only ginseng but also royal jelly, giving you a powerful combination to regrow your hair. Plus, the other natural ingredients in our honey have been shown to help both men and women get their libido back. A win win!

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Honey is Really Good for Your Health – Except When It’s Not

Honey has been used for thousands of years as a natural sweetener. It has even been used as medicine in some cultures around the world for as long as 8,000 years!

But did you know that some honey is good for you, and some honey is just empty calories, providing no real health benefits? In this blog post, I’m going to break down the differences in honey so you know exactly what to look for.

Raw Honey vs. Regular Processed Honey

Back before we had machines that processed honey, people ate raw honey. If you’ve never seen or eaten raw honey, it looks very different than the stuff you’re probably used to seeing in the little squeezable bear bottles found at your grocery store.

Raw honey does not go through any kind of heat treatment. It instead comes right from the honeycomb. The beekeepers usually just filter the honey to remove small bits of debris like beeswax and yes, even dead bee parts. But that’s it, the honey never goes through any processing. Because of this, the honey remains cloudy or opaque and thicker than processed honey.

Regular honey that you buy in the store is an amber-colored liquid. It has been treated, which increases its shelf-life. But this heating process also destroys the very nutrients that offer incredible health benefits.

What’s in Raw Honey That Makes it So Healthy?

Guess why raw honey is cloudier than processed honey? Because it still contains vital nutrients. In fact, studies have shown that raw honey contains beneficial ingredients that may be good for our health. Raw honey contains:

  • Bee pollen, which has been shown to act as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent
  • Certain vitamins and minerals
  • Enzymes
  • Amino acids
  • Antioxidants

Because pasteurization exposes honey to high temperatures, most, if not all, of these beneficial ingredients are destroyed. But the news gets even worse: not only does regular honey not offer these beneficial nutrients, it also tends to contain added sweeteners, such as high fructose corn syrup. So now something that was heathy for you becomes very unhealthy for you, very fast!

Where Was the Honey Made?

So now you hopefully understand the difference between raw honey and processed honey, and why one is healthy for you and the other… not so much.

But before you go, I also wanted to mention that WHERE the honey comes from can also offer you certain health benefits. We often hear that local raw honey is the best to eat. And for those people who suffer from seasonal allergies, eating local raw honey can help them fight their allergies to the local flower pollen etc.

But if you don’t suffer from allergies, you might actually gain more health benefits by eating honey from far, far away.

For instance, there is a famous honey that comes from Malaysia produced by a certain kind of bee called Apis Dorsata. These bees make their hives way, way up in specific trees, which makes the honey rare and hard to find.

Malaysian honey is made from nectars of different exotic rainforest plants. Scientists have extensively analyzed the ingredients in this particular honey and have found it contains a concentration of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents, anti-bacterial compounds and other phytochemicals known to fight tumor growth and support cardiovascular health. People in the region also use it daily to help stabilize blood sugars and lower blood pressure.

But that’s not all! This special Malaysian honey is also reported to increase sex drive and stamina.

 Our Golden Royal Honey is Made from Malaysian Honey

Golden Royal Honey contains potent ingredients from around the world. We use natural Malaysian honey so you get all of the benefits I just mentioned. We also use Panax ginseng, Long jack and royal jelly, with each showing significant health benefits.

The bottom line is, if you are looking for a natural remedy to treat inflammation, numerous diseases and even erectile dysfunction, try our Golden Royal Honey today.

 

A Natural Treatment for Arthritis Pain That Actually Works!

I helped my dad over the weekend rake leaves and I noticed that he seemed much stiffer than he did last year. I asked him about it but he shrugged it off, as he’s always done when it comes to pain.

If you or someone you love has arthritis, you know just how bad that pain can get. Stiff, achy joints that don’t allow you full range of motion and that chronic underlying pain that just doesn’t seem to go way.

Many people with arthritis try and lessen the pain by taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medication. These are the most commonly-prescribed pain relievers in the country. In fact, most of the pain relivers on the market today are NSAIDS. And they can be fancy prescription meds or over-the-counter meds like Advil.

The problem with NSAIDS is, while they may do a decent job of temporarily decreasing your arthritis pain, these drugs come with some pretty nasty side effects. Did you know that studies have shown that NSAIDS increase the risk of heart attack and stroke by nearly 20%?

As if that statistic wasn’t enough, that risk increases with the amount of NSAIDS taken as well as the length of time. So, if you are taking a lot of Advil every day just to get through the day, you are, sadly, increasing your odds of having a heart attack or stroke.

But wait, there’s more bad news. If the stroke or heart attack doesn’t get you, there are also the ulcers and internal bleeding. NSAIDs not only damage the lining of your stomach but also your esophagus and small intestine. In fact, according to gastroenterologist Byron Cryer, MD, a spokesperson for the American Gastroenterological Association, more than half of all bleeding ulcers are caused by NSAIDs.

You didn’t think I was done with the bad news, did you? According to research published in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, NSAIDs can also damage your kidneys and, with long-term use, even cause renal failure!

Then there are those people who experience allergic reactions to NSAIDs and may experience a shortness of breath. If you suffer from asthma or COPD, this could become a very dangerous situation for you.

Royal Jelly – A Safe Alternative Treatment for Arthritis Pain

So this weekend I told my dad everything I just told you about the dangers of NSAIDs and I could tell that he hadn’t heard any of those stats. And I could also tell that he found them to be very concerning, though being a kind of macho guy, his concern is almost imperceptible to most people.

Anyway, I told him what I’m about to tell you, and that is, there are alternative and natural treatments for arthritis pain and stiffness. Some are good, some not so good. But the one I am going to share with you today ACTUALLY WORKS!

Ever heard of royal jelly? It’s a creamy white substance made by nurse bees and it is fed to the newborn larvae for the first few days of its life. After that, it is ONLY fed to one bee and one bee only and that is the Queen Bee.

Because royal jelly is loaded with so many powerful nutrients, the queen bee is about to grow 50% larger than the average bee and also live 50 times longer. That is pretty amazing!

Okay, but what does royal jelly have to do with arthritis pain and stiffness?

Seeing what an effect royal jelly has on the queen bee, researchers decided to take a look at the exact chemical composition of the sticky stuff. Besides the vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids royal jelly contains, it also has a compound called  “10-hydroxy-2-decenoic acid” or 10H2DA.

This compound blocks two pathways of pro-inflammatory signals. Since arthritis pain and stiffness is caused by inflammation in the joints, using royal jelly to stop this signaling is an incredibly effective way to treat your arthritis pain.

Not only is royal jelly effective but also safe. There is no need to worry about developing heart disease or bleeding ulcers or having a stroke.

When I finished telling my dad everything I just told you I could tell he was musing things over. But he’s an old-fashioned guy and trading in Advil for honey is not something he is going to do easily.

So then I told him that royal jelly also helps men get their “bedroom mojo” back, and he got real interested real fast. Dad’s got a new girlfriend, you see, and I guess he could use a little help in that department. Man, I should not be telling you all of this and I am hoping he never reads this!

The moral of the story is, if you have arthritis pain and stiffness and you are concerned about taking NSAIDs (as you SHOULD be), then royal jelly is a safe and effective alternative treatment that really works.

Our Golden Royal Honey contains not only royal jelly, but other powerful natural ingredients that have been shown to help with everything from insomnia, anxiety, fertility issues and yes, even erectile dysfunction.

Try some Golden Royal Honey for yourself today!

Penis Facts: If You Have One, You Should Read This

If you’re like most men, when you think about penis health, you think about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or erectile dysfunction (ED).

While these conditions can certainly affect the health of your penis, penile health goes far beyond these two issues.

Here are some things every man should know about penis health:

Penis Health Refers To:

  • Your ability to urinate comfortably
  • Your ability to get or maintain an erection
  • Your fertility
  • Avoiding certain health conditions such as STDs and penile cancer

These Things Can Affect the Health of Your Penis

  • Hormone levels – Ed is often caused by low T levels or another hormonal imbalance.
  • Underlying health conditions – High blood pressure, diabetes, and certain neurological conditions can cause ED. Mental health issues such as depression and anxiety can also exacerbate ED.
  • Sex – Condoms keep you safe from STDs. If you don’t want to wear one, be sure you and your partner are monogamous and that you are both tested regularly for STDs. Also worth mentioning, rough sex can also harm your penis. Your penis can be bent at odd angles causing a traumatic penis fracture.
  • Poor hygiene – Good hygiene is important for penis health. Poor hygiene causes a buildup of smegma, an oily, malodorous, and irritating substance that is known to occur below the foreskin. When this builds up, it causes the head of your penis to become red and inflamed.

General Tips for Penis Health

As with your overall health, there are some things you can do to keep your penis healthy:

  • Stay hydrated
  • Eat a balanced diet (good nutrition is important for hormonal regulation)
  • Get regular exercise – exercise has been shown to cut your risk of developing ED, which is often caused by a lack of good blood circulation.
  • Maintain a healthy weight – obesity is one of the biggest causes of diabetes and heart disease, both of which can lead to ED.
  • Practice good stress management – meditation, exercise and breath work can help you handle the stress in your life.

Supplementation also helps with stress. Ginseng has been shown to help fight stress and anxiety. Our Golden Royal Honey contains Panax Ginseng, along with other powerful nutrients that have been scientifically proven to help men with stress and ED. See if our honey can help you beat stress.

Preventing STIs

There are a number of ways you can prevent STIs. The most obvious is to use a condom each time you have sex. You should also get tested to be sure after each new partner. This is because many STIs are asymptomatic, meaning you won’t have any noticeable symptoms. So you and your new partner should get checked to be sure.

If you or a partner has an infection, you might be able to take certain precautions to prevent it from spreading between you.

If you do happen to contract an STI, understand that most are treatable, so try not to panic and don’t feel ashamed. Talk to your doctor about treatment and how you should proceed.

Circumcision Pros and Cons

And speaking of STIs, uncircumcised penises are more susceptible to STIs. But the good news is, they are less likely to be chaffed and irritated as circumcised penises. If you are circumcised, try and wear loose fitting clothes to stop the chaffing.

Are Bends or Curves Normal in Penises?

It is fairly common for men to have slight bends or curves in their penis. But what’s not as common is a significant bend and pain in your penis when it’s erect. This is a condition called Peyronie’s disease and it’s usually the result of a traumatic injury. If you think you may have this condition, speak with your healthcare provider.

Maintaining Penis Sensitivity as You Age

It’s quite common for men to lose sensitivity of their penis as they age. It is believed this is caused by poor blood circulation as well as daily friction. To improve your circulation, eat right and exercise. And wear loose fitting clothes and underwear to eliminate friction.

Keeping your penis healthy will ensure it can do its job properly. But sometimes, even when we follow healthy tips, we still find we can’t “get it up” like we used to or we even lose our libido!

There are many reasons for this – some health related like type 2 diabetes – so if you are struggling in the bedroom, it’s best to speak to your doctor and get a full check-up.

If you are healthy and you’re still having trouble, sometimes a little help is all you need to get you back in the saddle.

Our Golden Royal Honey is loaded with powerful natural ingredients that have been shown to help men get their libido back and achieve and maintain an erection. Try some for yourself today.