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    Can local honey help people with allergies?

    I ask because I know some people who have different allergies to various foods. I read some articles that say yes and others that say no. Is anyone here familiar with this idea?

    Supposedly the honey has to be produced by bees within 10 miles or something of the person's home, so I have been told.

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    I think it has helped me with my seasonal allergies this year. I've been eating a lot more honey throughout the summer and when the fall allergies hit, I recovered a lot faster and they were a lot less severe. Make sure to get local honey and try to eat some everyday (in coffee, tea, cereal, etc.) If nothing else, honey is a great alternative to artificial sweeteners.

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    Thank you that is helpful.

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    I've heard that bee pollen is actually pretty effective for this. You can add it to a lot of different foods or just eat a teaspoon of it.

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    I have no personal experience, but I've heard of it being beneficial. My daughter just finished up a course in honey bees this semester, and they also made that claim in the class.
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    I used to have really bad allergies, to the point that I couldn't see because my eyes watered so much and I sneezed constantly and was just miserable. Then, I started wearing contacts and they pretty much went away over night. I still don't know if it was a coincidence, but the timing was perfect. I pretty much have zero seasonal allergies now.

    But yeah, I've always heard that local bee honey can help, because it helps to build your immunity to the local pollen. The catch is finding an apiary close enough to your house to really benefit you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil D View Post
    But yeah, I've always heard that local bee honey can help, because it helps to build your immunity to the local pollen. The catch is finding an apiary close enough to your house to really benefit you.
    It's also going to depend a lot on what you're actually allergic to. As an example, ragweed is a major plant allergen for a lot of folks, but it's not pollinated by bees. In my case, tree pollens and mold spores are the worst offenders and bees are unlikely to incorporate either in their honey. I'm sure that's a good thing, in terms of the honey's flavor, but it would certainly limit honey's effectiveness against my allergies.
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    I have always heard this but think it deals with polen allergies. They say honey is also a good survival food and that it will keep indefinitely if you use the kind with no comb in it

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