How to eat three pounds of honey in four minutes without dying


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/11/28/how-to-eat-three-pounds-of-hon.html


#2

Diabetic coma here we come.


#3

You never see old-age pictures of Winnie the Pooh.


#4


#5

Fun fact: much of the “pure, natural honey” sold in supermarkets these days contains substantial amounts of high-fructose corn syrup. The gentleman could have saved money with the big gallon jug of Karo.


#6

But wh…Oh, it’s an advert.


#7

We switched to a locally sourced honey only…way more expensive, but worth it.


#8

And it’s worth mentioning, there’s a lot of it out there. I periodically see a sign out in the country (not far from the suburbs) for honey for sale, directly from the beekeeper. I can think of a half dozen different places that you can buy direct from the beekeeper, and that’s without even googling for where their products are carried in stores.


#9

Yes to local and raw honeys! We started drinking it (as a tonic, with raw apple cider vinegar and warm water) each morning and each evening as a general preventative. It is much more pleasant than this corn syrup-addled fellow’s experience, although it is of course enhanced by the awesomeness of ACV.

Several decades ago, Dr. Jarvis in Vermont published “Folk Medicine”, a great book about how consuming actual honey in high quantities can cure alcoholism, among many other benefits.

Meanwhile, modern western medicine tells its patients that “all sugars are the same.” Part of me dies inside when I hear people say that (particularly dangerously obese people who are trying to eat right but are persistently given bad advice by their “healthcare providers”). Luckily, truth is a powerful revitalization serum.


#10

I’m a physician and neither I nor my colleagues would tell our patients that “all sugars are the same”. It is completely accepted in western medicine that some sugars, such as fructose, are processed differently by the body and have worse overall effects on metabolism than other sugars calorie for calorie. I have no problem with people believing in the power of complimentary medicine, but don’t misrepresent conventional medicine…


#11

As a type-1 diabetic I think I can with confidence say I would die if I ate that much honey.


#12

I remember being told that if a person ingests too much sugar at once, the pancreas kicks into overdrive and produces a ton of insulin in a short period; this is normally reserved for emergencies because the bits that produce the insulin can get backed up and compacted, destroying them a little bit each time and those cupolas never really heal the same.

This is one way to develop diabetes.


#13

Seriously,

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#14

what was the point of doing this?


#15

LSD? Yes.
Psilocybin? Yes.
Honey? I’m gonna need some peer-reviewed citations for that one.


#16

Getting out of rabbit’s door afterward was another story.


#17

When patients (or just random people) talk about an alternative medicine remedy or something like that, what sources do you go to for looking into it? *When you are so inclined.

And also let me qualify this question because there are obviously levels to this. I am NOT talking about anti-vaxxers, homeopathy or things that are thoroughly debunked and do not require looking into. I mean stuff like, “this herbal supplement helps me with depression” or “I see a special integrative health specialist for my lower back pain” and things of that ilk. Stuff that is actually in the gray area. How do you navigate these waters?

Thanks


#18

OK. For a moment there, I thought it might have been one of these videos.


#19

youtube views, ad revenue


#20

So what is he solution?