Kirsten Traynor's new book on honey
I had the pleasure to listen to Kirsten speak at the First Honey and Health Symposium in 2008 held in Sacramento. She delivered an artistic and poetic summary of honey and health in a presentation she entitled “A Historical Romp through Legends, Lore and Astonishing Facts”. Kirsten documented man’s encounter with honey throughout 15,000 years of recorded history was extremely interesting. I tried to have her come to one of our fall meeting, however she went off to grad school in Arizona.
For those of us who are interested in the health benefit and history of honey, I think that Kirsten's book is a must four library.
Greg Kalicin, President of Empire State Honey Producers Association (ESHPA)
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Subject: Kirsten Traynor's new book on honey Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:09:36 +0100 From: Kirsten Traynor <kirsten@...> To: Greg Kalicin <greg@...>
I hope this email finds you well and happy. I’ve finally completed my book on the scientifically demonstrated benefits of honey and have included more info below. Feel free to share it with others who might be interested or include it in your club newsletter.
Doctors Discover an Ancient Solution to
Modern Health Care Woes -- Honey
The health care debate rages in the halls of congress and across the American dinner table as we struggle to rein in the cost of medical care. In her new book Two Million Blossoms: Discovering the Medicinal Benefits of Honey, Kirsten S. Traynor, M.S. details how doctors have rediscovered a timeless and economical remedy used effectively since the Egyptian pharaoh’s physicians.
New scientific findings from around the world demonstrate honey heals chronic wounds, halts antibiotic-resistant superbugs, eliminates tissue scarring, reduces brain damage, improves memory and minimizes the harmful side-effects of cancer treatments. An easily assimilated antioxidant, honey proves more effective than over-the-counter cough medicines, acts as a natural laxative, stimulates good intestinal flora, and alleviates spring allergies.
As conventional therapies increasingly failed to clear infected wounds, doctors started applying honey dressings with astounding success. Chronic wounds that refused to mend for many years using standard medical care costing over $300,000 suddenly started healing when treated with 43¢ of honey and gauze, according to Dr. Jennifer Eddy, a family practitioner at Health’s Family Medicine Clinic in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
In 2007, the FDA approved medical honey for diabetic foot ulcers, leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, 1st and 2nd degree burns, donor sites, traumatic wounds and surgical wounds. Two Million Blossoms lets you discover the remarkable healing properties of honey.
“This delightful book Kirsten has written is the book I wanted to write myself twenty years ago,” world renowned honey researcher Dr. Peter Molan, Director of the Waikato Honey Research Unit in New Zealand writes in the foreword. Honey can “prevent people from suffering needlessly from ailments that detract from their quality of life.” Two Million Blossoms, a 272 page paperback, is divided into four sections that cover the history of honey, honey for human health, honey for wound healing and honey for pet care; it is available through our webstore at http://tinyurl.com/cyejf6d, Dadant, and Amazon.com.
The book is an excellent resource to have available for sale for your honey customers, as the the attractive cover and the detailed contents highlighting the many health benefits of honey makes a great talking point. Wholesale pricing is available to any individual or organization purchasing 10 or more copies. For wholesale orders, please contact us at kirsten@....
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Kirsten & Michael Traynor
About the Author: Kirsten Traynor is currently pursuing a PhD in biology at Arizona State University. Much of the research in this book was gathered while she was a German Chancellor Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the Institute of Bee Research in Celle, Germany. Currently she is in Avignon, France on a Fulbright Fellowship to study how to improve honey bee health.