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    Honey and Allergies

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    Why do people think 'local' honey helps allergies? Does anyone have anything that remotely proves a link between local honey and a decrease in allergy symptoms?

    Last year I researched it to the hilt in the hopes that I could find just one thing that linked the two because I was literally dying after moving to this dirt bowl and pregnancy limited what I was willing to take for allergies. At that point I would have tried local dirt if someone told me it helped. Well, I found absolutely nothing linking the two, only studies proving that people are willing to fork over $$$ for a placebo.
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    I think it is an old wives tale.
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    I think in theory it might help a bit but likely it doesn't make much of a difference. If you google "mayo clinic honey and allergies" there's a brief blurb about it written by a doc, and there are references to real journal articles about it at the bottom. I tried to post some links but my phones being dumb
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    It is one of those things that people have always heard so it must be true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocket_lizz View Post
    I think in theory it might help a bit but likely it doesn't make much of a difference. If you google "mayo clinic honey and allergies" there's a brief blurb about it written by a doc, and there are references to real journal articles about it at the bottom. I tried to post some links but my phones being dumb

    Can you use honey for allergies? - Mayo Clinic


    Rajan TV, et al. Effect of ingestion of honey on symptoms of rhinoconjunctivitis. Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. 2002;88:198.

    Heimal J, et al. Defining complementary and alternative medicine in allergies and asthma. Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology. 2004;27:93.

    Saarinen K, et al. Birch pollen honey for birch pollen allergy: A randomized controlled pilot study. International Archives of Allergy and Immunology. 2011;155:160.
    Honey. Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database. http://www.naturaldatabase.com. Accessed Sept. 12, 2012.

    Engler RJ, et al. Complementary and alternative medicine for the allergist-immunologist: Where do I start? Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2009;123:309.

    Botulism. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC - Botulism, General Information - NCZVED. Accessed Sept. 19, 2012.

    There you go
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocket_lizz View Post
    I think in theory it might help a bit but likely it doesn't make much of a difference. If you google "mayo clinic honey and allergies" there's a brief blurb about it written by a doc, and there are references to real journal articles about it at the bottom. I tried to post some links but my phones being dumb
    Oh I've read them all. The biggest one I read had three groups: Local honey, unpasteurized 'raw' honey and corn syrup. There was apparently no difference in symptoms between all three based on patient response. I guess that's the problem with this type of study, it's based on how the patient feels that it's working.
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    all I know is I love me some fresh local honey and I don't even have allergies any excuse to lather that on anything is good by me!
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    I don't specifically buy local honey for allergies, I buy local honey because it supports local businesses/farmers and because I think it tastes better than the store bought stuff. However, I know that when I mix a table spoon of it in with my coffee once a morning my allergy symptoms don't go away but they lessen.


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    It doesn't work. However, immunotherapy works!!

    I think it is just one of those old wives tales that gets passed around and instead of doing the research to see if it is true, people just blindly believe that it will work.
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    Works for my friend. I need to get there; but, you have to eat it raw. Not cooked.
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