What is Raw Honey and Is It Good for Allergies? Our Doc Weighs in.

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They fly out to the flowers, and they collect
nectar from the flower. They bring it back into the hive. Takes that one bee
their whole life to bring in like a quarter teaspoon worth of nectar, which
becomes honey. It’s raw, it’s not homogenized. We take the cappings off
the tray, spin them all out, the honey comes out, and we put in the bottling
tanks. Keep it between 90 and 100 which is similar to inside the hive – how
hot it is, and we strain out wax, and bees and stuff like that, but the pollen is
still in the honey. The commercial honeys, they have to
pasteurize it. Yeah, it destroys a lot of the enzymes,
and the honey, and they filter out the pollen, that sort of thing. So it’s a
completely different product I think. The majority of our honey is going to be
alfalfa. Almost every beekeeper in this area, most of them, the vast
majority their honey is going to come from alfalfa. If the farmers cut the alfalfa the
bees have to find other food, and so they’ll go to other kinds of weeds that
grow locally, you know, and collect pollen and nectar from them. And we have
other things like clover, and trefoil, and then from August on the rabbit brush is
in there too. From all sixteen hundred miles of here, all on the same kind of
pastures, and alfalfa, and a lot of people – because it’s local – a lot of people are
interested in it because it has a local pollen in it. If you are having mild allergies to
flower-bearing pollen, then sure, go ahead and use locally-sourced honey. It can help,
but if you are having moderate to severe allergies – so where you’re gonna need
to use inhalers or other allergy medications – I would definitely recommend
seeing an allergist in order to receive proper immunotherapy, and that’s the type
of therapy that people are getting geared into with this with this honey
thing. So progressive doses over time, your immune system so it won’t react as
strongly to the allergic response that these pollens are triggering. The local
raw honey is unpasteurized, so what that means is it has the potential to have
infectious things in there. But in particular, what we’re looking for is for
children under 1, we absolutely do not recommend any honey whatsoever. Any other
age group, and the other pregnancy status: pregnant, not pregnant
however old you are, typically your immune system is strong enough to be
able to deal with any of those types of toxins. Some of the other benefits to
using honey are mild anti-inflammatory effect. This is a great thing to use
rather than using a cough syrup. What this is doing instead is coating your
your throat and you can dilute it to whatever strength that you feel is
appropriate. Honeys other uses can also be used
as a sugar substitute. I do recommend honey over table sugar, and in addition, I
would recommend definitely over artificial sweeteners.

5 thoughts on “What is Raw Honey and Is It Good for Allergies? Our Doc Weighs in.

  1. Informative and straight to the point. I don't understand why people didn't like this video 134 views and Only One like??? What's up with that?

  2. They stopped to the topic they didn't go on and on and on about oh you know when we're bored in here in South Carolina and today it's sunny outside and all you know my hair is just having a bad hair day and this is my husband job and and where can I tell you about…… We've been using honey for over 25 years….. blah blah blah. They didn't give you all that BS background they got straight to the subject and straight to the topic and that's what I want to see more?

  3. All I know is that an allergist suggested raw honey.. I took 1 tbls each day ( still do ) and I don't take meds anymore. I can even sleep with my cat again.

  4. My allergies dam near choked me to death until I started gobbling manuka honey and putting it in my tea

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