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Honey of a Deal


Here is a honey of a business opportunity for someone who wants to earn abroad.

We are always watching for special dots that no one else might see but we can connect and share an opportunity with our readers.

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In this case the opportunity is Ecuador honey.  We’ll be sharing this honey at our October 5-6-7 Super Thinking + International Investing & Business seminar.

The opportunity comes because there is nothing like this Ecuador honey in the world.

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Roberto Ribadeneira, Ecuador Ateam’s export logistics supplier sent me a note with these honey photos.

Gary, These are varietal honeys. Exclusive unique. I’ll bring this to the October conference.  No one in the world has this.  100% organic… really authentic.

It is little known that the indigenous community is a quiet nation of bee keepers.   They are really good bee keepers… unbelievable ones… offering special aged honey… royal jelly… and more.  The shamans use honey and bees in their healing ceremonies.

Roberto also wrote:   Yes, this is an exclusive organic product. I just met with the owner and the potential is huge. I am working with the logistics right now to see how we get to the USA. But this is a premium unique product. They know so much about this is crazy. I’ll send you the details, how it works, etc. I’d love to discuss it with everyone at the October seminar. No one else has anything like this.  The producers are a small and elite company.

What does it take to export from Ecuador? Here is a business lesson from the Texas Rangers.

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Texas Ranger badge.

Almost everyone has heard of the Texas Rangers.  They are the oldest law enforcement body on the North American Continent and have helped bring in many famous criminals like John Wesley Hardin and Bonnie and Clyde.

We were really tickled to hear from a delegate of the Ecuador Export tours that he had sold hundreds of embossed Ecuador leather backpacks to the Texas Rangers and that was just the first order.  However it turned out that there was one thing that even these famous lawmen could not overcome…. red tape.

Almost no one has heard of the 106 rules the current administration has passed in the last three years that collectively will cost taxpayers more than $46 billion annually in compliance and lost productivity. 

Roberto Ribadeneira  resolved this dilemma for our Ecuador Living Club members by creating a export logistic service that takes care of all the red tape and provides all the services that are needed to export!  This is another reason that I am so excited about the honey!

Roberto now is offering this service to Ecuador Living Club members for a set fee so exporters can price their products accordingly.

This is a great service that is being used by numerous large farms in Ecuador now.   Roberto provides every detail for importing products into the USA and this can be used for honey as well as roses.   Merri and I have used Roberto’s logistics service for almost half a decade.

One big benefit is that the service can send each product direct to the buyer in the USA.

You can sell your import direct to the customer.  Roberto charges the customer and delivers the order.   Everything is handled by the service.   The  tracking notice and product are delivered direct to the buyer.  The logistics service then charges our credit card and pays the supplier… so no money has to be wired to Ecuador.

 The Ecuadorshop Logistics service makes large and medium scale Ecuador exporting possible.   Our Ecuador Living Club and the Ecuador export tours make this service possible from smaller businesses.   As you can imagine a service of this nature requires substantial set up and personal attention. Normally this would be available only to larger businesses such as rose plantations.   Due to the size of our readership… the size limitation for acceptance has been removed.  This is an exclusive service available to our Ecuador Living Club members and to the delegates who attend Ecuador tours conducted by Jean Marie Butterlin.

Turning your passion into profit with your own business makes sense in these technological times… if you can outrun growth in red tape.  The Ecuadorshop logistic service can help stop red tape from putting your business in the red.

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Meet Roberto and see the honey at our October 5-6-7 North Carolina seminar.

At the seminar, we’ll see how honey and other value added agricultural products create special opportunity on multi dimensional Ecuador farms.

Delegates viewing farm at  San Vicente.

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Farm at Briceno

One delegate bought a farm at an unusually low price because it also had excess amounts of water over the whole year.

The farm gets its water from this well that has a 12 meters (36 feet) thick water reservoir that never goes dry.

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Delegates visiting farm on beach front with multi dimensional opportunity.

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This beach farm for example offers rental income or can be subdivided into a farming community with several smaller farms.

Multi dimensional  farms can earn from farming and other opportunities. For example many  farms are primary – never touched forests. These farms can earn from ecological selective logging that in a couple of years alone would pay for the farm itself.

These farms offer a great place to…

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live, work, earn and enjoy a natural life.

Learn more about agricultural real estate tours here.

Gary

 

 

Bee the World


Bee the World with a bee keeping or honey oriented micro business.

Our friend, Blaine Watson, recently sent us this note:  Gary, Watch out for honey.  If I buy honey it is always raw, unpasteurized and ideally from the producer but most health stores sell really raw honey.  There is a huge upsurge of urban beekeeping as well and it is easy to raise bees and take care of them so you can also produce your own.

Blaine sent a link to the November 9th, 2011 CNN article entitled “Most honey sold in U.S. grocery stores not worthy of its name” that said:

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Photo from CNN’s “Most honey sold in U.S. grocery stores not worthy of its name”

Most of the honey sold in chain stores across the country doesn’t meet international quality standards for the sweet stuff, according to a Food Safety News analysis released this week.

One of the nation’s leading melissopalynologists analyzed more than 60 jugs, jars and plastic bears of honey in 10 states and the District of Columbia for pollen content, Food Safety News said.

He found that pollen was frequently filtered out of products labeled “honey.”

”The removal of these microscopic particles from deep within a flower would make the nectar flunk the quality standards set by most of the world’s food safety agencies,” the report says. “Without pollen there is no way to determine whether the honey came from legitimate and safe sources.”

Among the findings:

• No pollen was found in 76 percent of samples from grocery stores including TOP Food, Safeway, Giant Eagle, QFC, Kroger, Metro Market, Harris Teeter, A&P, Stop & Shop and King Shoppers.

• No pollen was found in 100 percent of samples from drugstores including Walgreens, Rite-Aid and CVS Pharmacy.

• The anticipated amount of pollen was found in samples bought at farmers markets, co-ops and stores like PCC and Trader Joe’s.

Why does it matter where your honey comes from? An earlier Food Safety News investigation found that at least a third of all the honey consumed in the United States was likely smuggled from China and could be tainted with illegal antibiotics and heavy metals.

Fortunately Merri and I are  surrounded by beekeepers in North Carolina, Florida and Ecuador.

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Local honey in our North Carolina kitchen.

Here is a sweet funky business idea that can help save the world.

Yesterday’s message was the first in this three part series on thinking outside the box or funkiness thought. See Funky Global Business here.

When I lived in the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire, one of my neighbors was the painter, Kit Williams.  He was definitely funky by the definition that he thought (and painted) out of the box.  In the late 1970s he created a book Masquerade, a children’s book that sparked a worldwide treasure hunt for a jeweled golden hare, that he had created and hidden.

Hundreds of thousands of copies sold and became the inspiration for a genre of books known today as armchair treasure hunts.

I have autographed copies of  Masquerade and Kit’s next book on my bookshelf. I pull them out once in awhile to remind myself of the power of funkiness.

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Kit’s next book was originally called the Book of Bees… so in a way he made a fortune from being funky from bees.

Now perhaps you can as well… earn a fortune from funkiness and bees.

Big problems create big opportunity.   The biggest problem is preserving our environment so one my most fulfilling accomplishments was working with Jyske Bank to create an entirely green investment portfolio that rose 266.3% in its first year.

The money was nice… but more important was the statement…. “gaining wealth and improving the environment can go hand in hand.”

One huge environmental problem that humanity faces is the loss of bees.

I have written about this problem many times… originally in an early 2006 article entitled “International Investments in Bee the World“.

Since that time I have been staying tuned for business ideas that involved bees. This was why I was so delighted when our son, Jake, introduced us to the Beehaus.

Beehaus is a new plastic beehive launched in Britain just Wednesday to encourage people to keep bees in their gardens or on rooftops to help boost declining honeybee populations. The big news is that people are keeping bees in the city…not just in the country.

A press release about Beehaus said: The bees seemed to like their ultra-modern home as they buzzed happily in and out of the postbox-like slot in the grey and yellow ‘beehaus’ on the roof of state-backed conservation agency Natural England’s London offices.

The agency’s chief scientist Tom Tew said if more urban residents kept honeybees, it would increase the insects’ numbers and make them more resilient to attacks from disease and pests which threaten their survival.

“We need to recognize that if we want plants to flourish, we need healthy populations of insects to sustain them,” Tew said.

“There’s no reason why our towns and cities should exist as wildlife deserts — wildlife can thrive when we design our urban areas with nature in mind and the ‘beehaus’ is a great example of how easy it is for anyone to bring the natural world closer to their doorstep.” The number of honeybees in Britain has dropped by up to 15 percent in the past two years, according to government figures, as they face a growing range of diseases and wild flowers they feed on are wiped out by urban development.

Bee keeping in the middle of a city.  What a funky idea!

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Yet this an idea that is scientifically sound. Urban areas are better for bees than agricultural areas for several reasons.  There are more pesticides in agricultural areas.  In urban areas all the concrete keeps the environment warmer so flowers bloom longer.

There is an article in the Guardian Newspaper entitled  “Hi, honey I’m home – the new hobby that’s creating a buzz in Britain’s towns and cities”  Here is an excerpt:  New plastic hive promises affordable beekeeping.  The humble native honeybee has been dying out in recent years due to disease, but it may have found an unlikely ally in a creature which shares a reputation for busyness: the urban dweller.  Apiarist courses in many places are over-subscribed and membership of beekeeping associations has shot up with the increased awareness of the plight of the productive pollinator. Those without gardens are increasingly using rooftops for their hives.

With promises of 50 jars of homemade honey a year they hope to tempt the busy townie who dreams of the good life. And with the support of Natural England, the agency responsible for safeguarding England’s natural environment, its green credentials seem intact.  Certainly, there is a market.

“There has been a definite shift in the demographics of people coming into beekeeping,” said Tim Lovett, chairman of the British Beekeepers’ Association, which has seen membership increase by 3,000 to 14,500 in the last 18 months.

“Many of our new members are in urban settings, the worried wealthy, so to speak. They are environmentally aware people, who would like to do a lot more than they are able because of their busy lives.

“They are the concerned working families, the professionals under pressure from their kids who are getting the story at school. And now they are getting the message. Beekeeping is not incompatible with busy family and working life.”

But with urban beekeeping comes responsibility. There are fears would-be beekeepers, seduced by the apparent simplicity of the new hive, could order on a whim with no thought for the practicalities. This could lead to the spread of diseases, the death of their bees or huge swarms in their neighbours’ gardens.

“These are legitimate concerns,” said Dr Tom Tew, chief scientist for Natural England, “and the first thing we would stress is that anyone thinking of keeping bees should speak to their local beekeeper association.

“But,” he said of the Beehaus, “we support anything that helps promote the honeybee.”

The Beehaus has been developed by Johannes Pauls and his company, Omlet, previously created a plastic chicken coop, called Eglu, that sparked a wave of urban chicken keeping in England. Omlet supplies everything including a full bee suit for about  $800. Bees cost between $100 and $200. They will provide training parties as well.

See a Beehaus video here

So where is the sweet funky business opportunity?

Merri and I have been doing all we can here at our farm to encourage bees.

We continually buy the local honey and give it away as gifts to encourage local bee keepers.  Here are two and a half quarts we bought at the farmers market before we left for the winter.

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We also grow sunflowers.

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A lot of them because…

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they attract bees. Often two bees will be on each blossom, like these busy guys I photoed.

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Not to mention the bouquets I get to put on Merri’s desk.

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Here is the sweet funky business potential.

Beehaus is just in the UK.  You may want to export Beehauses from there.

Or create and sell something like it your own… in your urban area.  The need is global.

Just the honey sales make sense.

I bought the three jars of local honey above and paid $12 a quart. (But this was at the Farmers’ Market in Ashe County, where prices are very low.)   If one hive produced 50 quarts, at $12 a quart this would generate $600 income a year on an investment of maybe $1.000 plus an hour’s work a week.  60% is a pretty good cash flow to work with.

There are a multitude of fringe opportunities that can be built around this sweet,  funky, simple idea… that creates profit and is good for the environment.

How can we start a sweet, funky global business?  Certainly our emailed course on how to have a global internet business can help.

Yet there is more. Bees may be your thing or not.

Do what you love.

Merri and I love nature and honey… so this idea might make sense… for us.

Though a funky bee keeping business will not be for everyone… we can let bees tell us how to find our business.

Our son, Jake, introduced this idea it to me… and by happenstance,  I had felt compelled to take these shots of Foxglove and bees in our front yard.

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These flowers have this intelligence to become an object of such beauty that bees fall in love.

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Here is one dancing in her sweet nectar… the flower and the bee in a romance …apart but as one in a dance of life.  Not knowing that in their worship they are also pollinating the world.   They do not do this because they think this is what to do.  They are led by the divine intellect of the heart… filling their being with joy.

You can let that same infinite wisdom in your heart lead you to turn your passion into a profit.

Sound pretty funky?

Good.

Gary

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Join Merri and me as we look at positive ways to prosper during 2014 and 2015.  Here are five ways to gain from the forces of change.

#1: Having your own micro business for extra earnings, freedom, fulfillment and fun.

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Merri and I are in our 45th year of organizing courses, seminars and newsletters about international and Super Thinking  lifestyles. The importance of this sharing… by like minded souls… was reinforced when a delegate from a course sent an email that said:

My Dearest Merri and Gary, Thank you for your most gracious hospitality last weekend. I am just thrilled at being a part of your group. You and Gary were exactly as I imagined you to be, warm friendly, kind, considerate, genuine, helpful, fun, sincere, what else can I say……I felt so comfortable in your presence and learned so much in your course. I was sad to leave the farm that Sunday afternoon. You made us all feel so welcome and cared about. You were so kind to make arrangements for a ride with the other delegates from the Charlotte Airport. They were so nice to me and so helpful, by the time the weekend was over I felt like they were my long lost brothers. Monday morning we all had breakfast at the airport together and I was so sad to see them go, I was sad the weekend was over, perhaps sad is not the right word for how I was feeling perhaps Gratitude is a better way to describe it. Grateful for having the opportunity to share the weekend with such wonderful, like minded Human Beings, in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. Thank you Merri and Gary.  Thanks to you I now have new hope and a new direction to move forward in my life.  I know by attending your classes and conferences that through education and due diligence I will make the right choices.

This delegate’s comments about “belonging and feeling like a brother” to the other delegates is a wonderful refrain we have heard from our readers, year after year.

24 years ago Merri and I created a way that readers can join us to be immersed in a year-long learning program through our International Club.

The ideas behind this program began all those years ago in Vienna, Austria while we were conducting a course there.  One of our older delegates, had some sort of attack. The first fear was heart trouble. Several delegates took him to the hospital.  Others stayed with him there. I don’t think that delegate was alone for a minute!

What impressed Merri and me was that no one asked the delegates to help this man.

The friendships of delegates sharing many courses had just grown so strong that it was a natural reaction, just as if a family member was ill. Fortunately, it was only travel fatigue and the delegate didn’t miss a session of the course!

When you join our International Club you become part of a special family. The very first member to join the club all those years ago wrote, Thank you for the enjoyable and informative courses. I am pleased to be part of your international family and look forward to continuing my education at the next course.

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Read the entire CNN article Most honey sold in U.S. grocery stores not worthy of its name

Ecuador Travel Tip


Here is an Ecuador travel tip for those who plan to visit the high altitudes in the Andes. Drink Canella (cinnamon) panella (unrefined cane sugar) tea when in Quito and at other high Andean altitudes. This is a shamanic tip we share with all our visitors who visit us.  This tea helps combat altitude problems.

This is a simple remedy for altitude sickness.  An alternative is to drink cinnamon and honey.

Cinnamon and honey.  These two ingredients are used by the shamans in so many ways (they are great bee keepers).

Here is a purification formula we learned from a Shaman who lived high in the Andes. Though the village where he lived had no running water, the locals always glowed and their skin looked fresh and clean. I questioned their secret and this is what they said. This cleansing is delightful and works inside and out!

Take six packets of camomile tea, six long cinnamon sticks and a handful of black cardamom.

Boil them thoroughly in a couple quarts of water. Set aside a cup or two to drink. Dilute the balance in three to five gallons of water as hot as you can stand. Get in a bathtub or shower. Sit in a meditative pose, relax and slowly ladle cup after cup over your head and entire body. When through, do not rinse or towel dry. Let your hair and body dry naturally. You’ll feel clean with a warm glow, smell like apple pie and your skin and hair will shine!

Enjoy drinking this tea as much and often as you like as well. This is a sweet, gentle secret that you can enjoy anytime, anywhere.

Shamans in the Amazon use cinnamon as well. La Mirage is a Relais and Chateaux spa, our favorite has an Cofan Amazon Treatment inspired by the indigenous inhabitants of Ecuador’s Amazon and their use of native plants of the rain forest.

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The Amazon room filled with antiques and with its own fireplace.

“First you enjoy a tub infused with guayusa and ishpingo (cinnamon) leaves, both plants found only in the Amazon.  Ishpingo is the Quechua word for the native Ecuadorian “Cinnamon” tree Ocotea quixos (Lauraceae), found only in a small region of Amazonian Ecuador and Colombia. It is in the same family (Lauraceae) as the common Cinnamon and has a similar aroma. It has been used locally as a spice and flavoring agent since pre-European times.

These essences are known by the Amazon people for their stimulating qualities. They are used in their rituals to heal the inner organs.

In addition the ritual adds mineral salts, lemon grass and essential oils.

The body is exfoliated with the guayusa and ishpingo leaves while in the tub.

The massage therapist awaits you for an immersion in the sacred plant oils … guayusa and ishpingo.

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Ishpingo oil is an anti oxidant with antibacterial and antifungal activity.

The oils from these plants blend in the hot water to create a buttery, waxy feel…the aroma being akin to exotic cinnamon and spearmint … a delight that prepares and transports you into the deep forest feel.

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The oils create a stimulation … dream like quality, while they cleanse the body and skin.

Since the root of Ecuador indigenous language Quechua is Sanskrit, I was not surprised when our friend Blaine Watson recently sent this note in his daily email about Indian healing techniques with a warning don’t cook the honey.  You can melt honey in warm water but don’t cook it”.


Blaine wrote: Cinnamon and Honey
Honey is the only food on the planet that will not spoil or rot. It will do what some call turning to sugar. In reality honey is always honey. However, when left in a cool dark place for a long time it will do what I rather call “crystallizing”.   When this happens I loosen the lid, boil some water, and sit the honey container in the hot water, turn off the heat and let it liquefy. It is then as good as it ever was. Never boil honey or put it in a microwave. To do so will kill the enzymes in the honey.

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Bet the drug companies won’t like this one getting around.  Facts on Honey and Cinnamon:  It is found that a mixture of honey and Cinnamon cures most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today also accept honey as a ‘Ram Ban’ (very effective) medicine for all kinds of diseases.  Honey can be used without any side effects for any kind of diseases.

Today’s science says that even though honey is sweet, if taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm diabetic patients.   Weekly World News, a magazine in Canada , in its issue dated 17 January,1995 has given the following list of diseases that can be cured by honey and cinnamon as researched by western scientists:

HEART DISEASES:

Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on bread, instead of jelly and jam, and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and saves the patient from heart attack.  Also, those who have already had an attack, if they do this process daily, they are kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of the above process relieves loss of breath and strengthens the heart beat.  In America and Canada , various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as you age, the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and veins.

ARTHRITIS:

Arthritis patients may take daily, morning and night, one cup of hot water with two spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. If taken regularly even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week, out of the 200 people so treated, practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain, and within a month, mostly all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis started walking without pain.

BLADDER INFECTIONS:

Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder.

CHOLESTEROL:

Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water, given to a cholesterol patient, was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours.   As mentioned for arthritic patients, if taken three times a day, any chronic cholesterol is cured. According to information received in the said Journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol.

COLDS:

Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and clear the sinuses.

UPSET STOMACH:

Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also clears stomach ulcers from the root.

GAS:

According to the studies done in India and Japan , it is revealed that if Honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.

IMMUNE SY STEM:

Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacteria and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of Honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight bacterial and viral diseases.

INDIGESTION:

Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.

INFLUENZA:

A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural ‘ Ingredient’ which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.

LONGEVITY:

Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests the ravages of old age. Take four spoons of honey, one spoon of cinnamon powder, and three cups of water and boil to make like tea. Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life spans also increase and even a 100 year old, starts performing the chores of a 20-year-old.

PIMPLES:

Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water. If done daily for two weeks, it removes pimples from the root.

SKIN INFECTIONS:

Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin infections.

WEIGHT LOSS:

Daily in the morning one half hour before breakfast on an empty stomach, and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water. If taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.

CANCER:

Recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully. Patients suffering from these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder for one month three times a day.

FATIGUE:

Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens, who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts, are more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton, who has done research, says that a half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3:00 P.M. when the vitality of the body starts to decrease, increases the vitality of the body within a week.

BAD BREATH:

People of South America , first thing in the morning, gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water, so their breath stays fresh throughout the day.

HEARING LOSS:

Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts restores hearing. Remember when we were kids? We had toast with real butter and cinnamon sprinkled on it!

Blaine is conducting our December 2009 Beyond Logic course that works on the realization that at every moment in our lives there are possibilities that our fores in play logic just cannot see.  Blaine teaches how Vedic Astrology helps tap into a bigger picture.

The inability to measure the results of astrology used to bother me enormously until years ago I read an article about Aristotle Onassis, the ultra rich Greek shipping magnate. He gave the secret of being a billionaire that helped me look beyond my logic. “Certainly one does not need an astrologist to become a millionaire.” Then he quickly added that “to become a billionaire, it is essential.”

Onassis’ statement really struck a chord with me as my many years of residence in Hong Kong had exposed me to many businessmen who looked beyond logic. I heeded the astrological advice because the Chinese businessmen are often considered superstitious due to their belief in astrology. Some might consider their sight beyond logic, offbeat and unreal, but there were more billionaires per capita in Hong Kong than anywhere else in the world!

The more I thought about this, the more it made sense. To make billions one has to take enormous risks and see a big picture far into an invisible future.

We all have to make some decisions based on events we cannot totally predict, but successful billionaires make huge decisions based on enormous unknowns. It requires incredible faith to take incredible risks. None of us can see the whole picture but Astrology, albeit vaguely, helps us see the biggest picture of all.

During touch economic times seeing beyond logic helps us survive and prosper even more.  Previous history is of little use when none of the normal financial rules seem to apply.   Deeper, more subtle ways of processing information become even more important.

Because of the recession, we added a three day ‘Beyond Logic” Course conducted in Cotacachi last February. This course was filled and so popular we added it again in December.

The first two days will be conducted by Blaine.  Here he is conducting a course at our home in North Carolina. He is in our teaching kitchen because nutrition is part of the course.

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Blaine’s portion of the program includes a personal reading (one per single or couple – a second reading is extra) based on your time, day and place of birth. We’ll get your birth time in advance so he can bring your chart with him. You’ll have your reading either after the course or later by phone.

Here is the course schedule.

Day One. Monday…Feb. 9, 2009 – Blaine Watson

Introduction to the 27 constellations that form the 12 signs of the zodiac including a brief overview of the 12 signs – the 9 planets and their significations.

The 12 houses, how they come into being and the significations of each one.

Day Two. Tuesday…Feb. 10, 2009 – Blaine Watson

An explanation of planetary transits.

In-depth analysis of the transits of the major planets and how to predict their outcomes with the purpose to enable each course participant to return home and understand in a confident way, what influences are influencing the world and their individual lives on a day to day, month to month, year to year basis.

Day Three. Wednesday… will be a shamanic minga tour and delegates will visit this sacred valley near our village… just beyond this field.

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They’ll hike in (but can also bring those who cannot make it by truck) here…

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Here is a shot I took of Merri and Don Jose when we hiked in on a previous Minga.

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We’ll reach this grotto where the water springs from the cave…

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the color of gold.

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Shaman Don Jose will conduct a purification for those who choose to have it.

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as I am doing here.

During times of contraction…those who profit most are those who expand…but in the correct way. This course “Beyond Logic” can help you think better, have more energy, natural health and purity to pursue your inner vision, that sees a bigger picture of health and wealth for all.

I invite you to join Blaine Watson and the shamans of Ecuador.

The course fee includes meeting at Quito airport (day before the course)…transportation (by group bus) to Cotacachi and back to Quito. Course fee does not include air fare, accommodations, food or individual transportation.

Stay on and enjoy our Imbabura and Ecuador coastal real estate tours.

Blaine’s course will be conducted here at Cotacachi museum and…

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at our hotel El Meson de las Flores.

See the best Ecuador property for you.  Find the best real estate offers.  Know more of Ecuador. To help you experience a bigger adventure in this wonderful nation, to broaden your horizons, to expand your awareness of all Ecuador offers, we are providing deep discounts in 2010 for those who sign up for multiple tours.

In 2010 you can save  to $359 on 2 seminar courses & tours   $  998 Couple  $1,399
Save up to $698. 3 seminar courses & tours      $1,399 Couple  $1,799
Save up to $1,047. 4 seminar courses & tours   $1,699 Couple  $2,199
Save up to $1,599. 5 seminar courses & tours   $1,999 Couple  $2,599

Early Bird Extra Savings. All delegates who enroll for a December 2009 or January through March 2010 course during this month, November 2009 save up to $200 more.

Save up to $200 more. 2 seminar courses & tours $  949 Couple    $1,199
Save up to $200 more. 3 seminar courses & tours   $1199  Couple   $1,749
Save up to $300 more. 4 seminar courses & tours   $1,399 Couple  $2,149
Save up to $400 more. 5 seminar courses & tours   $1,599 Couple  $2,499

2010 will be a truly exciting year in Ecuador…. more tours in more places. For the first time it is possible to get a feel for all of Ecuador in one continuous tour.

December 6-8 Blaine Watson’s  Beyond Logic & Shamanic Tour

December 9-10 Imbabura Real Estate Tour

December 11-13 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour

Attend all three and save up to $698. 3 seminar courses & tours   $1,199 Couple  $1,749

2010

Jan.   8-11     Ecuador Export Tour ($499) Couple $749
Jan. 13-14     Imbabura Real Estate Tour
Jan. 16-17     Coastal Real Estate Tour
Jan. 19-20    Quito-Mindo Real Estate Tour
Jan. 22-23    Cuenca Real Estate Tour

Feb. 11-14   Quantum Wealth Florida -International Investing & Internet Business, Mt. Dora, Florida ($749) Couple $999
Feb. 15-16   Travel to Quito and Andes
Feb  17-18   Imbabura Real Estate Tour
Feb. 20-21  Coastal Real Estate Tour
Feb. 23-24  Quito-Mindo Real Estate Tour
Feb. 26-27  Cuenca Real Estate Tour

Mar. 11-14     Super Thinking + Spanish Course, Mt. Dora, Florida ($749) Couple $999
Mar. 15-16    Travel to Quito and Andes
Mar. 17-18     Imbabura Real Estate Tour
Mar. 19-20    Cotacachi Shamanic Tour
Mar. 22-23    Coastal Real Estate Tour
Mar. 25-26    Cuenca Real Estate Tour

Save with our early bird multi tour discounts.

(Be sure to show in the comments section which courses and tours you are attending)

Save up to $359.     2 seminar courses & tours    $949 Couple  $1,399

Save up to $698.     3 seminar courses & tours   $1,199 Couple  $1,749

Save up to $1,047.  4 seminar courses & tours   $1,399 Couple $2,149

Save up to $1,599.  5 seminar courses & tours   $1,599 Couple $2,499

Ecuador Honey Exports


We will look at Ecuador honey exports at our upcoming Ecuador Export Tour.

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Recent messages about a business opportunity with bee hives and honey evoked this response from one MD who reads our messages: Gary, Hope you and Merri are doing well. I also know of a couple of people who have also started raising bees and producing honey on their farms in addition to crops. They say that it’s relatively easy and the  fresh honey has significantly improved their seasonal allergy-type symptoms. They feel that their immune system is better and generally feel better than before they started on the honey. It also helps to cultivate more bees, and we all know that they can use some help now! Thanks.

There is growing interest in natural, healthy products from around the world.  Honey has an added value because the production of the product is also extremely important to the environment.

This makes Ecuador a special place because it has many types of great honey and excellent bee potential.

One of the new products we will review for export potential at the October export tour is honey. We’ll examine boxes from The Ecuador Honey Company for example.

They merchandise honey in beautiful ways.

See more about the export tour at Ecuador Exports Tour

Let’s look more at Ecuador honey to see if we can imagine any sweet business deals.

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The Ecuador Honey Company offers  packs of three, four, six and nine bottles of differing types of honey…  honey with whole Macadamia nuts… Honey with crushed Macadamia….Tropical honey… Eucalyptus honey… Blackberry honey… Avocado honey… Strawberry honey and several other tropical fruits honeys such as Ñagcha honey.  Ñagcha is a little yellow wild flower unique to the Ecuadorian Highlands that is harvested from January to May.

You can see samples at the Ecuador Honey site here.

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MACADAMIA NUTS & HONEY

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An Ecuador export idea may be as simple as selling for an existing company like the Ecuador honey Company.  Or one may want to do more.  Honey can be marketed in so many ways and Ecuador is an almost ideal place to harvest honey.

Malcolm T. Sanford of the University of Florida in Gainesville wrote in an article published at the Apicultural information and issues, IFAS University of Florida Department of Entomology and Nematology site: In spite of the problems, I still think that if Ecuador isn’t a beekeeping paradise, it comes pretty darn close.

Here are excerpts from his article:  The apicultural bottom line in Ecuador is that American foulbrood is not present, Varroa mites are not treated, pesticides are not a problem, and bees do not usually have to be fed. If colonies die out, they are soon replaced by naturally occurring swarms. Market conditions are such that honey here fetches a better price than on the world export market. Because there is no treatment using either antibiotics or pesticides, the opportunity exists to produce certified organic honey for both the domestic and export market.

Ecuador is not without its problems. Two of its volcanoes continue to erupt causing some dislocation. Its infrastructure leaves much to be desired, especially roads that are in bad shape due to large traffic loads and rains from the El Nino phenomenon. Read the entire article here.

There are numerous websites with information on beekeeping in Ecuador such as:

Beekeeper Association of San Pedro de Vilcabamba

Provincial Beekeepers Association

Riomuchacho organic farm

There are many business opportunities in the world today. Those that enhance health and the environment… such as honey offer extra potential and we hope this thought helps you find a honey of a deal.

Gary

The greatest asset of all is the ability to earn wherever you live, which brings everlasting wealth.

This is why we offer our course Tangled Web… How to Have an Internet Business.

A clear mind and healthy body are also a vital assets… plus a second language is a powerful diversification tool.

This is why if  you attend either our  North Carolina International Business & Investing seminar or Ecuador Export in October I will email you our Tangled Web… How to Have an Internet Business Course (offered at $299) free. You save $299.

Learn more about global investing, how to have an international business and diversification in Ecuador at the seminar.

Oct. 9-11 IBEZ North Carolina with our webmaster  David Cross & Thomas Fischer of JGAM

October 16-18 Ecuador Southern coastal tour (early sign up before Sept. 1, $499 per person).

Oct. 21-24 Ecuador Import Export Tour

Oct. 25-26 Imbabura Real Estate Tour

Attend any two seminar or tours in a calendar month…$949 for one.  $1,349 for two.

Attend any three courses or tours in a calendar month…$1,199 for one.  $1,799