Honey has been used for over 10000 years, not only in the kitchen but also for medicinal, healing and skin care as well. Due to its capability, honey has been studied to determine that its ingredients and properties are the reasons behind its variety of use. As far back as the first century BC, honey has been used in skin care. It is this link to beauty regimens that has lead to modern day use of honey in skin care products. Honey not only keeps the skin young and beautiful but it smooths the skin of blemishes and keeps it soft and supple….
Honey has long been used as food, a sweetener, in skin care, for medicinal purposes and in several other facets of everyday living. Honey has been in use for over 10000 years, with several different cultures using it in different aspects of life. For some honey is part of a religious belief that is held sacred and for others honey has long been used for health and medicinal purposes. No matter how honey has been used it has stood the test of time and continued to prove itself as a worthy and valuable food source….
Potassium and sodium exist in important ratios, potassium concentrated inside the cell and sodium remaining outside. They regulate water balance in the body and their equilibrium enables them to stimulate nerve impulses for the heart and other muscle contractions. Depletion of either element would depress cell response. The typical American diet of processed and convenience foods do not contain sufficient amounts of potassium creating an imbalance between the two minerals.
Diuretics can cause an excessive urinary loss of potassium. An excess of sodium is related to high blood pressure and fluid retention which taxes the heart and kidneys.