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Me Want Honeycomb!

Iwas standing at the check-out counter last night with a plethora of Super Bowl items in my hands, when I caught a glimpse of something so very beautiful. I reached and tapped the woman on her shoulder and with excitement asked her where in the store she had discovered what my eyes where seeing? Of course her directions made little sense, but after a few moments I turned the corner and there before my eyes was a huge chunk of this nectar of the Gods. Honeycomb!

In ancient times this sweet delicacy was used as currency and as the first widespread sweetener.  Today we use honey in all sorts of things like furniture polish, cement, and even for medicinal purposes. However, the most common and important use for those with Interstitial Cystitis is consumption.

I located the honeycomb at eye level, nestled between the canned honey and brown sugar. As I took it into my hands I remembered seeing a beekeeper on Reading Rainbow so long ago, dressed in the protective gear so the bees wouldn't latch their stingers into his flesh. I remember being terrified. Here in the sweets isle I was free of terror and moments away from experiencing honeycomb for the first time.

Honeycomb is best served as is. Like many foods, honeycomb should be consumed in its most natural form. This is the only way to enjoy all of the health benefits it has to offer.

Honey can relieve forms of gastritis and also acts a strong antioxidant, which scavenge harmful free radicals linked to tissue damage, aging and even cancer. According to “Prescription for Nutritional Healing,” darker colored honeys are usually stronger antioxidants than lighter types. Honey is also a good, readily absorbed source of glucose and a spoonful or two can be useful for diabetics who are hypoglycemic.” – www.livestrong.com

After pondering several recipe options for you I decided to take my own advice and leave it alone. I encourage you to rip off a piece of crusty bread, dip it into smooth nut butter, with sliced pears and a ton of wild honeycomb. "But you don't have to take my word for it."

 

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What is Interstitial Cystitis?

Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a condition that results in recurring discomfort or pain in the bladder and the surrounding pelvic region. The symptoms vary from case to case....

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What causes IC?

Some of the symptoms of IC/PBS resemble those of bacterial infection, but medical tests reveal no organisms in the urine of people with IC/PBS...

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How is IC diagnosed?

Because symptoms are similar to those of other disorders of the bladder and there is no definitive test to identify IC/PBS, doctors must rule out other treatable conditions before considering a diagnosis of IC/PBS...

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What are treatments for IC?

Scientists have not yet found a cure for IC/PBS, nor can they predict who will respond best to which treatment. Symptoms may disappear with a change in diet or treatments or without explanation...

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