I just read recently about locally sourced
honey. Bee pollen, you know, some products with honey
in them are good for you. By introducing the pollen into your system
at that. The honey thing is strange to me.
Certainly you know when I have a sore throat anyway, and putting honey in the tea, so it
might as well be locally sourced honey. I’ve heard that a lot.
I don’t think that allergies can be productive. I think honey is just sugar.
I just haven’t seen any convincing evidence. Dr.: I’m Doctor Preeti Parikth, wouldn’t
be sweet if simply eating locally produced honey can help prevent seasonal allergies?
The thinking behind this is that bees make honey from pollen and many people are allergic
to pollen, so consuming honey acts to build up our tolerance to the allergens, kind of
like allergy in a therapy, right? Well no, the reasoning falls apart, because the kind
of pollen in honey is different from the kind of pollen that people are generally allergic
to. Bees collect a sticky, heavy pollen that is found in flowers. Pollen produced by trees
is the kind that people are often allergic to. A light fluffy kind that blows in the
wind. It’s a myth that flowers are the worst offenders in terms of allergens. People generally
don’t react to insect pollinated (inaudible) like flowers. They react most to wind pollinated
(inaudible) like trees and grass. That’s the stuff we inhale, that triggers our immune
systems to overreact and viola, seasonal allergies in full blossom. But a little honey could
help with that congestion or scratchy throat. If you sip it in some hot tea.