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Local Honey for Allergies, Fact or Fiction?

 

Both. Anecdotal medicine says it’s certain, although most doctors say there is no proof of it, and to stick with allergy shots and antihistamines. 

 

The theory is that bees collect pollen, and pollen blows around in the air, so honey produced locally and in season, and “raw,” or, not purified, will contain small amounts of these pollens. 

 

Much like how a vaccine works, eating a teaspoon of honey every day would expose the immune system to these pollens and reduce the response to greater amounts of them from the outside world.

 

In truth, there have been next to no scientific studies to determine how well this works, although many people swear by it. Until more studies are done, the only way to see if it works for you is to try it.

 

One fact that is for sure, is that honey should never be given to infants under two years old. Honey does contain mold spores, which can overwhelm their immune system, although they do not harm adults or older children.

 

Written by Doe Zantamata

 

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Written by Doe Zantamata — June 18, 2013

Water, Water, Everywhere

 

Did you know....

 

Just about everyone knows we’re supposed to drink more water, but few know just how important it is and what can happen when  we don’t have enough in our system.

 

Dehydration can cause short term memory loss, difficulty in thinking, trouble staying alert, and can trigger and prolong migraines.

 

It seems so simple, almost too simple, but water can cure these things within minutes. 

 

Without water, we would die within only 2-3 days. Our bodies know how important it is, and will send out powerful signals to halt us in our tracks when we don’t have enough. 

 

But if you don’t recognize the signals, you may not realize that the cure may be as close as your nearest tap.

 

Written by Doe Zantamata

 

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Written by Doe Zantamata — June 18, 2013