I call my wife Honey. That feels really good! The honey I am talking about now is raw honey and it is alkaline. or at least on the cusp between alkaline and acidic. The reason I am experimenting with honey is to find an acceptable sweetner for some of the dishes I enjoy. One of the reasons honey landed in my lap is because of my research with the Budwig Diet. Of all the add-to-sweetners, honey is the only sweetner allowed in the Budwig Protocol – not stevia, sucanat, raw sugar, xylitol, or any cane sugar.

That raised my curiosity. Johanna Budwig says that it is nutritional. According to this one site it does everything but start your car in the morning. Here is the title “The healing power of honey: From burns to weak bones, raw honey can help.” I suppose cancer and heart health is also in there. Those are two subjects I am interested in, as well as arthritis and gout. My interest and dance with cancer can be seen here.

Here is a section from one of my favorite Alkaline Chart websites. It places honey on the cusp, but puts raw honey in the alkaline department.

There are several versions of the Acidic and Alkaline Food chart to be found in different books and on the Internet.  The following foods are sometimes attributed to the Acidic side of the chart and sometimes to the Alkaline side.  Remember, you don’t need to adhere strictly to the Alkaline side of the chart, just make sure a good percentage of the foods you eat come from that side.

Brazil Nuts
Brussel Sprouts
Cottage Cheese
Flax Seeds
Green Tea
Herbal Tea
Lima Beans
Maple Syrup
Organic Milk (unpasteurized)
Potatoes, white
Pumpkin Seeds
Soy Products
Sprouted Seeds
Sunflower Seeds

Anyway, back to my experiment using honey. I am sure it will taste just fine in hot chocolate made from cocoa and coconut milk. I have everything ready for that steaming hot cup – it just hasn’t been cool enough weather yet. The one I worked on today was homemade chocolate chunks made with cocoa, coconut oil, honey, and vanilla. It turned out great – much better tasting than the xylitol batch of chocolate chip/chunks I made (I threw them out – didn’t like the feeling nor the taste). Here is the new improved with honey Homemade Chocolate Chip/Chunk recipe. I got the idea and the basis for this from this blog.

Homemade Chocolate Chips (chunks)

1/2 cup cocoa powder (I used a Frontier Cocoa Powder, Dutch-process Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certified™, 16 Ounce Bag)
1/2 cup rapadura or sucanat (I use about a 1/4 cup of Raw Honey)
1 cup coconut oil or butter (I use only coconut oil)
1 T. vanilla

If you go to the original recipe site you can see pictures of how the cook used a glass jar in water to blend the first 3 items. All I did was use a double broiler set up. After blending/melting the first 3 ingredients, remove from heat and stir in vanilla. While it is sitting there cooling a bit, get something to pour the mix onto. That would be parchment paper.  Place the parchment paper on a dinner plate, or an appropriate size cookie sheet,  pour the mixture on it, and let it cool. Then place it in the refrigerator until it hardens up. It will be hard on top, but a little bit sticky where the mix meets the parchment paper. That is just the honey speaking. No big deal. After you remove the now hardened mix from the parchment paper, break it into the sizes you like. Put them into a container or plastic zip bag, and store in the frig. They are great to eat as a snack, with almonds, or coconut almond macaroons. There you have it.

Here is another chocolate post where I talk more about chocolate and its pH.

Soon to be up, I will present the Coconut Almond Macaroons made with honey for the sweetner, and ground flaxseeds soaked in coconut milk to take the place of the eggs. Good Night! Vernon “Vito” Johnston

See comments for updated version/info on chocolate chunks.

Frontier Cocoa Powder, Dutch-process Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certified™, 16 Ounce Bag)

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14 Responses to “Honey: Alkaline? Acid? In Between? Sugar substitute, Cancer Diet”

  1. Making Chocolate is so simple. I love being able to put the sweetner of my choice in it. Vj

    • Vernon aka Vito says:

      Updated version/info on making chocolate chunks. . .

      Use the thicker opaque raw honey. It is thicker!

      Once you get the mix on the parchment paper, that you folder into a nice say 6x8or9inch rectangle that you paper clipped to help it hold its shape, ocasssionally stir it while it is setting up and cooling. The stirring helps to keep the oil intergrated with the chocolate/honey mix until you get it into the frig or freezer. If you don’t want to fold the parchment paper into a rectangle, you can just use parchment paper on a plate . If you do use the parchment rectangle, put it on a flat surface while it is setting up. That includes going into the frig.

      BTW. . . I find that using 1/3 cup increments works best for me. In other words, – 2/3 cups coconut oil/butter, 1/3+cup cocoa powder, 1/3 cup of honey.

      Love, Vernon B Vito

    • Jun Caday says:

      Have you heard about Cocohoney? It is an extract from coconut sap (coco-nectar). It contains amino acids, minerals & vitamins in free form…plus other organic compounds like 5-HMF. It is best sweetener for diabetics and is also medicinal. It cures leukemia, anemia, increases hemoglobin counts, increases platelets, lessen tremors among parkinsons, erase some wrinkles in your face (anti-aging), boosters immune system, lubricates blood (increases oxygen circulation), cures common flu and colds faster, cures hemorrhoids in 2 days, prevents insomnia, high blood shock and cardiac arrest.

  2. […] I am not too sure how nutritious the pie is, but it did have 8 Braeburn apples in it, sucanat and honey as the sweetners, almond meal as the crust, and oats as part of the topping. I […]

  3. Ronald Walton says:

    Maple Syrup is Alkaline. Dr Coldwell recommends mixing Maple Syrup and Sodium Bicarbonate. Cancer loves sugar so it goes after the syrup, which is alkaline and absorbs the sodium bicarbonate as well (hope I understood the article properly) making it recognizable by the immune system and penetrable.

  4. Toni says:

    Doesn’t cooking the honey hurt the nutritional value and possibly change the pH?

  5. Brian Buchanan says:

    I thought coconut oil was useful only for the hair/scalp in a sunny climate, not for ingestion. Don’t the food industrialists use it like palm oil, to bulk up cheap so-called ‘vegetable’ cooking oil?

  6. Robert says:

    Fighting myself no chemo and no radation. No refined sugar first thing i got off of. I do a protien drink made by standard process with broccoli sprout powder matakie mushroom powder and wheat grass and gravola. I make my own maple syrup so i am adding this to the mix. I have had a positive attiude from when the doctor told me and still have it and that is one thing that is a must. cancer is not a death sentence. I am dancing with cancer and I will lead not the cancer.

  7. Hicham says:

    Dear Sir

    My father was addict to hash more than 40 years and now (he is 60 years old ) he has lungs cancer and also cancer in his right side of his mind , he is disable now , can not move + can not talk properly , and he has a big problem controling his needs , i found your vedio in youtube about the bicarbonate soda , and today bought it and wil try it for him.

    i’m his son and i don’t believe on ‘impossible’ i want to try all for him , i only have a problem that some products i can’t not find in my country (Morocco) i found the pur bicarbonate of soda and also the pur honey .

    i would like to know what can i give him as food everyday (breakfast + lunch and dinner ) .

    thanks a lot


    • Vernon aka Vito says:

      Baking soda with honey will be fine. As far as food, when I did the protocol I ate what was commonly known as a Western diet, but with a leaning toward more fresh vegetable and fruits. Each must decide for themselves. Some go an 80/20% alkaline diet to acidic foods, which means mostly vegetable and some fruits.

  8. Chase looney says:

    I was diagnosed with Stage 4 untreatable cancers 12 years ago. I went out on my own and did all of the above and I’m still hear today. I work with others now educating them about Alkaline Diet and other Alkaline sources. It works as I have see others do it many times.

  9. mat says:

    Vernon, how much honey and baking soda?

    Same protocol like your molasses and baking soda protocol?


  10. Guest says:

    That link did NOT place honey in the alkaline department. Please reread that link you posted because you’ve misunderstood what they were saying. Raw and processed honey are acidic on the ph scale. When someone says a substance produces an alkaline environment, they are NOT saying the substance itself is alkaline. There is a difference. Limes and lemons produce alkaline environments but they are acidic on the ph scale! This goes for honey. And I’m not sure what you mean by “places honey on the cusp”. There are 3 ranges on a ph scale- acidic, neutral and alkaline. To say it places honey on the cusp is to say it is neutral and we all know that is not true. Honey of all types, raw or not, are around 3 on the ph scale. Very much in the acidic department.

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