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10746RE: [Beekeeping] Re: Leukemia Survivor Credits Honey for Recovery

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  • Mike McDonald
    Jan 1, 2008
      Having read the study the manufacturers cite, there are some glaring
      shortcomings. The one that stands out is the fact that more than half (60%)
      apparently received little or no benefit. Other items that drew my attention
      were the small sample size (30 patients) and the lack of a control or
      placebo. Published or otherwise, without more study the claims are mostly


      -----Original Message-----
      From: Beekeeping@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Beekeeping@yahoogroups.com] On
      Behalf Of Pete
      Sent: Tuesday, January 01, 2008 11:46 AM
      To: Beekeeping@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [Beekeeping] Re: Leukemia Survivor Credits Honey for Recovery

      That special honey is marketed as LifeMel I bet?

      At $320 a LB plus postage (I think it was) and some very dubious and
      vague claims regarding feeding herb extracts to their honeybees
      makes me think this is a ruse to take large amounts of moneu off
      very sick people (by UK standards adulterated honey is not honey any
      more) shameful IMO.

      They have failed to reply to questions from another beekeeped based
      on another yahoo board, at least that was my most recent
      understanding regarding some emails sent to their UK distributer;
      LifeMel originates in Israel.


      Cambridge UK

      --- In Beekeeping@yahoogroups.com, "hivehealth" <editor@...> wrote:
      > Leukemia Survivor Credits Honey for Recovery
      > Miraculous Recovery Sweet Tale
      > By Mindelle Jacobs, Edmonton Sun (Canada), 1/1/2008
      > http://apitherapy.blogspot.com/2008/01/leukemia-survivor-credits-
      > or.html
      > <http://apitherapy.blogspot.com/2008/01/leukemia-survivor-credits-
      > for.html>
      > It was an emotional New Year's Eve celebration for Dr. Heime
      Geffen and
      > his family last night -- a toast not only to 2008 but to Geffen's
      > mysterious survival.
      > They also raised their glasses to a special honey from the Holy
      > that Geffen believes helped bring him back from the brink of death.

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