Monday, August 26, 2013

Going Raw.

All morning long I've been reading about Honey and to be more specific, Local & raw. For the past month now I have been suffering for horrific allergies. They've been causing me a great deal of stress, sadness & anger. I've become so sleeping to the point of sitting down to watch a movie in the mid afternoon and falling asleep, which is something I don't normally do. My throat has been so sore and I can't stop sneezing and to be a little gross my nose is like a running river. (Sorry for that image, I know it ain't pretty)
So with all of that being said, I've been looking into more natural home remedies type helpers/cures. I have been taking Sudafed & Benadryl but neither work. They help some days and others I haven't even noticed I took them.
My Mother & Grandmother keep telling me that Honey can help with allergies so this morning I did some research and with that being said I found very mixed answers. Doctors and scientist say their is little to no proof that it works. And then on the more homeopathic/alternative side of the scale you see people saying it helps. I feel like their are so many people that say it helps, Then you'd think their must be some truth to the matter or people wouldn't have said this for years.
Know I'm not looking for a cure all here. I'm just wanting something to help, even if it were to just help with my sore throat I'd be a happy camper.
What I've Learned:
Raw Honey is full of:
minerals, vitamins, enzymes, and powerful antioxidants.  It has anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties.
Helps treat:
sore throats, colds, allergies, helps digestion and treats iindigestion
I even read it article that said it can prevent cancer. Know that is not saying that it will cure cancer but their are studies that show it can help in strengthening the body.
I feel with all that being said I may as well try it and see what happens.
I already have local raw honey in my cupboard that I use on Peanut butter sandwiches. But I'd like to buy some direct from a Farmer in town or market. Mine is from a town nearby. I'd like my own towns honey.
Here's a website that can help you locate where you can buy local honey in your area.
Have you ever tried Raw Honey to treat allergies?
I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

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