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A little less than a happy high
Another for the Hive
I shared information about the grand experiment with my special friend, and she expressed interest. In fact, she was intrigued enough to jump up, run over to her desk, and pull out her jar of Trader Joe’s mesquite honey to ask if that would be ok. I had no idea. Mesquite to me is a type of wood that gives barbecued meat a sweet, sweet taste, and I have no concept of it as a flowering tree or bush. So anyway, she’s in. It was a combination of the idea of layman’s science, a passing interest in folk remedies, and an underlying fascination with bee keeping that hooked her.

One of the nice things about having a psychologist in the mix is that some of my assumptions can be confirmed. We talked a little yesterday about the placebo effect. Not intending to involve her in my madness, I shared most of what Buehner wrote about honey, and expressed some concern that I was simply manifesting those effects because I had read that it should work that way. A placebo effect, she said, is not insignificant. After learning how long I had been following the dosage, she said that if the effects I’ve noticed were really attributable to suggestion alone, I’d probably start noticing a change about now.


I’ll have to get back to you on this one. More later.

Current Mood: still waiting...

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From: ex_hesperia313 Date: February 28th, 2003 11:04 am (UTC) (Link)
I've been eating the honey.
komos From: komos Date: February 28th, 2003 11:10 am (UTC) (Link)
I was a couple of days before noticing anything... Have you gotten any benefit beyond, "This is a tasty treat?"
From: ex_hesperia313 Date: February 28th, 2003 11:15 am (UTC) (Link)
No I think I'm still at tasty treat stage, though I'm not sure what I'm looking for.
komos From: komos Date: February 28th, 2003 11:57 am (UTC) (Link)
The best guidance I can offer is this: take note of how you feel and whether there are any noticeable changes.

Thanks for coming along in this journey, btw. I'm really looking forward to what we find.
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: February 28th, 2003 03:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I started last night. This morning, I woke up at 7:30, without an alarm, after only 8 1/2 hours of sleep (something I have not been able to do since before my most recent depressive episode). I am hesitant to link this to the honey, but what do I know? Eating a tablespoon of honey on its own, btw, is not such a tasty-treat to me. It's *so sweet*! And the taste just lingers in your mouth! Still, I had another tablespoon this morning. I don't know if the canning jar, no-label-honey I'm eating is clover honey; it doesn't taste the way I expect honey to taste
komos From: komos Date: March 1st, 2003 06:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Don't give too much away just yet. If you notice changes, share them in the discussion next week. But yeah, that's a start.
I have two different honeys in the house right now, and they are infinitely different in taste and texture. Doesn't get us any closer to figuring out what you have on hand (where did you get it?), but that's the best I can offer.
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: March 1st, 2003 09:20 am (UTC) (Link)
I got it at the local IGA. There were several jars, none labeled save for a price tag ($9.99), next to a sign that said "local honey." It's a large Bell canning jar of the stuff. I couldn't resist supporting a local producer...
komos From: komos Date: March 1st, 2003 10:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I'm back to the "who the hell knows??" theory. Given where you're at, it could be anything from wildflower to cornflower honey.

Bring a jar east with you? ^_^
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: March 1st, 2003 10:50 am (UTC) (Link)

Will do :-) I think I saw at least 5 other jars of the stuff on sale the last time I went grocery shopping, so I should be able to get another.
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