Honey vs allergies?

CATCHDAWG

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So in the past I used to have severe allergy problems every spring and fall and suddenly they went away for several years but it appears to be back in full force. I've had the worst sinus infection for bout a week now. I have heard that if a body takes a spoon full of local honey daily that they will never have allergy problems. Is there any truth to this or just a wives tale? I pretty much dislike the taste of honey so I thought I would ask others opinions first.
 

Diehard Hunter

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A lot of people believe it helps. No harm in trying. I bet beekeeper could hook you up!

I have heard that mixing that spoon full of honey into your favorite distilled tennessee spirits will make it go down easier!
 

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Wives tale (though I am sure some will swear by it).

IMHO - changing your diet by eating better, losing weight, and getting more active are the best ways to improve your allergy symptoms.

I personally found that my allergies were worse when I was 40lbs heavier, and as I have dropped weight, started eating better, and gotten into better shape - my allergy symptoms are reduced to almost nothing at all.
 

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I've got several neighbors with bees so getting the honey ain't a problem. And yes, "mountain spring water" is the only reason I've been able to sleep in three days! I'm supposed to take medicine from spring till fall but I can't find any that doesn't make me nervous and jittery. Plus after bout a month I become immune.
 

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I've tried local honey. My parents use to soak raisins in I think tequila, maybe something else. Tried it when I still lived at home, didn't do much. My next step is to buy eucalypus oil and give it a shot.
 

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-DRM- said:
Wives tale (though I am sure some will swear by it).

IMHO - changing your diet by eating better, losing weight, and getting more active are the best ways to improve your allergy symptoms.

I personally found that my allergies were worse when I was 40lbs heavier, and as I have dropped weight, started eating better, and gotten into better shape - my allergy symptoms are reduced to almost nothing at all.

I agree 100%.. At my best health condition ever (48 yrs old) following a year of P90X my allergy problems, colds, viruses etc were pretty much non-existent. Having gotten away from my intense cardio regiment I can see this stuff creeping back in quickly.
 

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-DRM- said:
Wives tale (though I am sure some will swear by it).

IMHO - changing your diet by eating better, losing weight, and getting more active are the best ways to improve your allergy symptoms.

I personally found that my allergies were worse when I was 40lbs heavier, and as I have dropped weight, started eating better, and gotten into better shape - my allergy symptoms are reduced to almost nothing at all.

Good plan, and one that I'm trying to incorporate. But it's not always the foolproof answer to everything.

I'm no model of a wholesome and healthy lifestyle, but when I was much younger, I certainly was. Spring and fall were always my "Hay fever Hell" months, and no amount of additional healthy eating or exercise could do anything for it.
 

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It has worked for me last two years. But you have to take it about six months or so every day before peak season. the ragweed has always about killed me in the fall. And I have tried all the medicines.

but the honey kept me outside the two years. yes I still sneezed, but not all night like I used to. This is a very cheap and simple thing to do. Two or 3 quart jars will get you several months of a teaspoon a day.
 

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I have people call me every year for my honey for their allergies..
one of my buddies had a daughter who was 10-12 years old..worst allergies in the world.. I tried and tried to get her to try it.. she hated honey.. (not sure why)..finally she tried it... a spoon full each day.. one morning my bud called.. you got any more honey.. yeah why.. well he had walked into the kitchen and his daughter had run out of honey and she was licking the jar...LOL
dont tell her its a old wives tale...
 

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Best thing I have found is NasaCort nasal spray. I had daily allergy problems for many years. NasaCort has cured them---last 5-10 years cured, amazing stuff. If I miss for a couple of days I'm back to dripping nose and sneezing,
 

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Kimber45 said:
-DRM- said:
Wives tale (though I am sure some will swear by it).

IMHO - changing your diet by eating better, losing weight, and getting more active are the best ways to improve your allergy symptoms.

I personally found that my allergies were worse when I was 40lbs heavier, and as I have dropped weight, started eating better, and gotten into better shape - my allergy symptoms are reduced to almost nothing at all.

I agree 100%.. At my best health condition ever (48 yrs old) following a year of P90X my allergy problems, colds, viruses etc were pretty much non-existent. Having gotten away from my intense cardio regiment I can see this stuff creeping back in quickly.

Yep, this! Proper diet and exercise will built your immune system. I use supplements also....But, any reason to eat honey works for me!
 

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pressfit said:
I have people call me every year for my honey for their allergies..
one of my buddies had a daughter who was 10-12 years old..worst allergies in the world.. I tried and tried to get her to try it.. she hated honey.. (not sure why)..finally she tried it... a spoon full each day.. one morning my bud called.. you got any more honey.. yeah why.. well he had walked into the kitchen and his daughter had run out of honey and she was licking the jar...LOL
dont tell her its a old wives tale...
pressfit said:
I have people call me every year for my honey for their allergies..
one of my buddies had a daughter who was 10-12 years old..worst allergies in the world.. I tried and tried to get her to try it.. she hated honey.. (not sure why)..finally she tried it... a spoon full each day.. one morning my bud called.. you got any more honey.. yeah why.. well he had walked into the kitchen and his daughter had run out of honey and she was licking the jar...LOL
dont tell her its a old wives tale...

Hey pressfit...You got any for sale? I tried sending you a PM but your box is full.
 

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-DRM- said:
Wives tale (though I am sure some will swear by it).

IMHO - changing your diet by eating better, losing weight, and getting more active are the best ways to improve your allergy symptoms.

I personally found that my allergies were worse when I was 40lbs heavier, and as I have dropped weight, started eating better, and gotten into better shape - my allergy symptoms are reduced to almost nothing at all.
pressfit said:
I have people call me every year for my honey for their allergies..
one of my buddies had a daughter who was 10-12 years old..worst allergies in the world.. I tried and tried to get her to try it.. she hated honey.. (not sure why)..finally she tried it... a spoon full each day.. one morning my bud called.. you got any more honey.. yeah why.. well he had walked into the kitchen and his daughter had run out of honey and she was licking the jar...LOL
don't tell her its a old wives tale...
The ear, nose & throat doctor I go to for my hearing is also an allergist. The last time I had an appointment I sold 6 bottles of honey to the office staff. Before I started keeping Bees I was taking 3 allergy shots a week. About 6 months after I started eating honey that I collected from my bees, I no longer needed the shots. That was over 10 years ago.

No doubt keeping in shape is very beneficial but sometimes "Old Wives Tales" are very reliable also.
 

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Wives tale or not, it does nothing to help my allergies but I eat it anyway because I like it.I wish there was something I could do to help mine aside from moving to a different part of the country.
 

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paincave_2000 said:
Wives tale or not, it does nothing to help my allergies but I eat it anyway because I like it.I wish there was something I could do to help mine aside from moving to a different part of the country.
Make sure you are getting pure raw honey from a local beekeeper. A lot of the "cheap" honey you get at the grocery store is not from the local area and may not be pure. A lot of the honey you find in these stores is from Asia or South America and only packaged in the USA.
 
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