Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Local Honey and Allergies?

We have been sneezing, snooting, snotting, coughing, hacking, etc. for WEEKS now! I'm tired of buying cough drops, Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec, Singular and nose spray! Sick and tired of it! I think I'm now addicted to nose spray, but don't tell anyone! Someone told me to start eating
1 T. of local honey a day. Huh? Well, I started doing my research on it and it makes good sense! We just went to the Dr. today and I asked him about it. He did NOT think I was crazy! He said it has to be LOCAL honey and you have to be FAITHFUL about taking it! He told me it was worth a try! So, Garet and I stopped at Kroger to do some grocery shopping and we found our LOCAL honey there! WOW! I was actually going to The Farm Patch, but we found it at Krogers! The article I found was very interesting! If it doesn't help with allergies....it helps with something else!


Meet Dr. Edward Group!
(Something must be workin for him! ha!)
Article by Dr. Edward Group

Perhaps your parents failed to mention it when they discussed the birds and the bees with you. But, honey has a long history of healing, too.
Really, it’s been used for centuries for its healing properties, as well as its sweetness. People use it to bake with. It requires you to use less heat. Its tasty flavor is one reason many people prefer it over table sugar. Besides that, honey is much sweeter than regular table sugar and better for you.
It’s best if you buy locally grown organic raw honey whenever you can. Locally grown because it’s produced by bees which are from the environment in which you live. It is always best to grow or consume foods from the area in which you live as they contain the immune stimulating properties needed for your body to adapt to its environment. Fresh raw honey will also be tastier, and more potent. And, when you buy from local independent farmers you help keep them in business, which is good for your economy.

Eight Health Benefits of Honey

As a healing remedy, honey can address multiple issues. There are far more benefits from taking honey than I will include here. Scientific research is ongoing surrounding the benefits of this remarkable substance. I’ve included some interesting benefits you may not know about.

*Taking organic raw honey is a healthy way to get an energy boost. Its carbohydrates supply us with energy and strength. It can boost your endurance and reduce muscle fatigue.

*Honey is a great aid in relieving morning sickness, reportedly even more effective than traditional soda crackers. It’s also good for sore throats including laryngitis and pharyngitis.

*Honey and cinnamon can help in many areas including relief from bladder infections, arthritis, upset stomach and bad breath. It’s even supposed to be able to slow down hair loss.

*Honey can be used as a medication for men with problems of impotence and women with problems related to infertility. Warm raw goat milk and raw honey is believed to increase sperm count considerably.

*A salve made of honey, for diabetic ulcers, has been proven effective when other topical antibiotics are not well tolerated. It can be applied to eczema, canker sores or bleeding gums.

*Honey and apple cider vinegar can be used for many ailments like stomach aches, constipation and even migraines.

*Honey and lemon goes to work in the body shifting the extra fat stores, thus making it usable energy for regular body functions. And, honey is cholesterol-free. It reportedly can even help to keep cholesterol levels in check

*Honey has a viscous texture due to its low water content. It also establishes a poor environment for bad bacteria to grow, and is a good natural preservative.

Honey is a remarkable natural substance that is receiving a lot of well deserved attention. Remember that it’s best to use locally grown, organic raw honey. Seek out local markets for organic goods to get the freshest products. Support your local independent farmers; helping them to stay in business is good for them and for your economy.
We will let ya know how it goes! Are you familiar with this? Let me know! I would love to know your thoughts!


*kimmie* said...

I found you through your Kitchen post.

When living in Texas, my allergies were AWFUL. I started using local honey in my cooking and tea. It really does make a difference. I found a family at the local farmers' market to buy mine from and it was just delicious. The best part about buying it local/often is that the honey changes with the seasons.

Good luck in your allergy journey!

Jana Corley said...

Yes...Casey tries to get his local honey on most days. Ours is made in Midway. It does seem to help once you get going on it. Also, I saw your post on the nettie pot. I have the other thing...the bottle that squirts the solution up there. It does seem to help when I remember to do it, but it is messy and tastes awful!!!

missy said...

Standley's feed store usually has local honey as well - made pretty close to here - it's awesome! It's a whole lot closer too!

Carrie said...

Thanks for all of the info. girls! Jana, how much do you give Casey? Missy ~ That's funny! Someone told me to go to our local feed store! I didn't believe them! I'm gullible like that! I would feel so stupid going into the feed store asking for HONEY! That's so good to know!

Jana Corley said...

A tablespoon. He loves it, and I don't really have to worry about reminding him because he enjoys it! He had forgotten about it for a few days, but I reminded him last night, so he got it last night and this morning.

Lisa T. said...

interesting! maybe we should make this apart of canon's diet when he turns one. we are sick again!