Medical Myth Buster: Eat Local Honey & You Won’t Get Allergies

Medical Myth Buster: Eat Local Honey & You Won’t Get AllergiesI didn’t know serious allergies until I moved to Florida. The doctor said to me then, “you have allergies, welcome to Florida!” Co-workers said that the only cure for seasonal allergies was to eat local honey, harvested not more than 100 miles from where you live.

Myth: Because people think pollen is the major cause of allergies and honey is made from pollen, then eating local pollen will build your immunity to the allergen.

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Bust: The truth is, though it might help because raw unprocessed honey and bee pollen are nature’s miracle remedies, they won’t cure your allergies. The pollen responsible for those allergies is most likely tree or grass pollen, and that’s not what bees use to make honey. So, unless you are going around eating flowers, you won’t be getting the same pollen when you eat honey.

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