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{VIDEO!} Honey: friend or foe? And what to do with it!

By Robyn Openshaw, MSW | Jul 18, 2016

Honey is a subject of a lot of controversy. Friend or foe? Let me share whether I think you should buy it, or not.

Vegans don’t like it, because a bee toils her whole life to make ¼ of a teaspoon!


Honeybees in the hive

(I’m in awe. I think of this amazing effort, every time I eat it. I can’t lie, I feel a little guilty.)

Luckily, our harvesting honey causes beekeepers to help bees proliferate, which the environment needs, plus it doesn’t kill the bees. So I’m okay with it. I wouldn’t want to EAT the bees. Einstein said that when the bees die, the human race will die.

So, beekeepers are doing us a huge service. And they wouldn’t do it, if there were no market for honey! That’s my reasoning for why buying raw honey does the environment and the economy a wonderful service, despite that some vegans won’t eat honey on moral grounds.

But, what comes next is even more important!


Honey from our favorite supplier, White Lake Farms, in Utah

I want to share with you 4 reasons you absolutely want at least 5 pounds of raw honey in your pantry, plus 5 pounds for each person in your long-term food storage.

But, please don’t buy honey unless it says it’s RAW!

If you buy heat-treated honey, you’re losing out on the anti-allergy, immune-strengthening properties, which is my favorite thing about raw honey. I used to take awful steroidal inhalants for my really severe seasonal allergies, in my 20’s—now I have no reaction to pollens or anything else, which is really exciting to me. So I love to share my experience, and hope it works for you.

Grab my 4 FAVORITE HONEY RECIPES, which I’ll send to you in a pretty PDF, to your Inbox. And I’ll also send you my demo video making my kids’ favorite candy–all whole foods, has 3 ingredients and takes 5 minutes! We keep them in the freezer and who knows, maybe one a day keeps the allergies away!

I don’t even trust some of the brands that say they’re raw, because I can tell by looking at them that they’re not! And watch out for “honey” that’s really just honey-flavored corn syrup, which is a terrible substitute lacking any health benefit.

Raw honey is extracted at  and taken straight from the hive, with no heat, unfiltered, preserving all of these exciting benefits:


Always look for RAW honey. Even if it crystallizes, just put the container in a sink of warm water. It never goes bad!

  1. It lasts forever. No expiration date.
  2. It’s an amazing treatment for burns. Once I was at a friend’s house and she asked me to make gravy in her blender. The lid blew off (it was boiling, duh, what was I thinking?) and the boiling, fatty beef broth was all over my arm. By the time I raced home, I had 3rd degree burns. I put raw honey all over my arm, wrapped it in Ace bandages, and a week later my skin was perfect, no scarring. WOW!
  3. I credit eating raw honey with my seasonal allergies disappearing. I had read that it can act as a homeopathic, since many bees, pollinating many plants, contribute to a single jar of honey. So, I started eating almond-butter-and-honey sandwiches, or my #1 favorite way to use honey, a treat of really easy-to-make Halvah Candy.
  4. Honey is high in minerals, as well as those immune-stimulating pollens that other sweeteners don’t have.

So I’ve got some really great honey recipes for you, including that delicious favorite with just 3 ingredients. And honey lemonade. Oooh, and two of my favorite salad dressings, Honey Mustard Vinaigrette, and Honey Dressing.

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Delicious, 3 ingredient Halvah Candy!

Grab your download here. I freeze Halvah Candy balls and eat one or two, a day, when I’m working at my computer. My kids love them, too. When we send you the printable recipes, I’ll also send you a video of what my employees are calling “Retro Robyn” making the Halvah Candy! I think you’ll get a kick out of the tutorial video I pulled from the archives, showing me when I still had all four kids at home, and made Halvah Candy every week!

Don’t forget to grab my favorite RAW honey recipes here, including easy, delicious Halvah Candy, fresh honey lemonade, and honey-mustard vinaigrette dressing! Let me know if you love these recipes!

Posted in: Health, Raw Food, Recipes, Robyn Recommends

389 thoughts on “{VIDEO!} Honey: friend or foe? And what to do with it!”

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  1. Jody Vajko says:

    Most excited about the immune boosting benefits! Thanks for the chance to win raw honey.

  2. Ilene says:

    Hi my name is Ilene and I really enjoyed what you had to say about raw honey. I love the healing properties of raw honey especially because it is so good for my immune system

  3. Brandy says:

    I am just beginning my journey into a healthier lifestyle and it is so much fun! I am amazed at how many things I did not know. One of my favorites is making my own herbal teas, and using raw honey in them. I did now know raw honey could help with burns until now, that is very interested and I think I am most excited about that!

  4. Greg says:

    My favorite benefit of raw honey is its immune support and allergy reduction capabilities.

  5. DeAnna says:

    I’m excited to start on a detox program next time you offer it. I love raw honey as it is the only sweetener I use.

  6. Christine Peters says:

    i love raw honey i like to put it in my raw desserts it taste so good and i also put it in my avacado ice cream made with my vitamix. also it has a lot of good benefits such as being nutrient rich, it prevents cell damage, it is good it you have a cold, instead of using the store bought cough medicine, you can use raw unfiltered honey and it really helps get rid of the cough.

  7. i have c.i.d.p. and honey helps the inflammation. plus it’s great for booboos.

    1. Enrico says:

      Hi, raw honey is better because have a bit pollen and other natural ingredients, thanks

  8. Janice Taylor says:

    I use 1 tbsp of YS Eco Farm raw honey in my smoothie, I love all the immune boosting B Vitamins and anti-inflammatory properties superfoods

  9. Patty Borgmeier says:

    Hi. I like the the honey that makes your allergies better. I have allergies everyday and take medicine everyday. If it helps like y said. I can’t wait to try it

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