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Does Eating Local Honey Actually Help Treat Pollen Allergies?

By May 12, 2013

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Spring hay fever season finds people desperate to find relief from their nasal allergy symptoms. Natural therapies, without the use of medicines, are becoming more popular, especially among allergy sufferers. It is a popular notion that eating honey is a natural remedy for symptoms of allergies and asthma. Honey contains various ingredients, including pollen allergens and components of honeybees. Locally produced honey would be expected to contain local plant pollens to which a person would be allergic, and therefore is the preferred type of honey for allergies. It makes sense that consuming pollen-containing honey would improve allergies, much like how sublingual immunotherapy works. And, the fact that many people have experienced anaphylaxis from eating honey means that there may be enough pollen to stimulate the immune system. Read more to find out if eating local honey is a good idea for treating your hay fever symptoms.

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May 25, 2013 at 6:29 pm
(1) Fred says:

The recipe makes twelve and this is enough to serve four people.
The instructions for the Apple brie Cheese Omelette recipe are pretty
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to follow it, and even make it a tasty dish. Try out different combinations of soup and grain dishes to create a quick
family favorite.

July 6, 2013 at 6:20 am
(2) homebasedbusinessprogram.com says:

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