Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Magic Honey Cure For Spring Time - Pollen and Mold Allergies



Tis the season to stop your sneez'n


Every spring we're asked to repeat this age old cure for pollen and mold related allergies.

It's easy, delicious, pain-less and cheap because it works with Mother Nature - not against her.

Local honey is available everywhere
Disclaimer - Always check with your doctor before self medicating.  The honey cure may not be appropriate for diabetics or in combination with prescribed or over the counter medications.  Do not give honey to children ages 5 and under.


The Cure

Get some raw, local honey - that's honey that comes from within a 50 mile radius of where you live.  Check the label.  If it comes from farther away, it won't help you.  You need honey that contains pollen from your area.  Look for it at farmers markets, farm stands and in the local foods section of grocery stores.

You will not be able to see the pollen in the honey but it's there.  Also, be sure it's raw.  Processed honey is cooked and it won't help you either.

Step 1.  For a couple of weeks, eat a speck of the raw, local honey once each day.

A speck is just the amount that's on the head of a pin.  It's an amount that's so small it doesn't seem worth while - but it is.  Do this once a day for a couple of weeks.  Two weeks.  Three weeks.  The exact amount of time doesn't matter.  Just do it once each day for a couple of weeks.  One speck each day.  No more!


Local honey comes from a 50 mile
radius of where you live

You must take your time.  If you over do this step and go too fast, you'll have an allergy attack.  That's because raw, local honey contains pollen - the same stuff that's been making your eyes itch and your nose run.

This cure works by helping the body build up its natural immunity and that takes time but once it's done, it's done - unless you move 50 miles or more away.  Then you'll have to take this cure again using raw, local honey from that area.


Step 2.  For the next couple of weeks, eat a slightly larger speck once each day. We're still in the speck stage.  Don't rush it.


Step 3.  For the next couple of weeks, eat a drop of honey once each day. A drop is about 6 specks but less than an 1/8 of a teaspoon.


Step 4.  For the next couple of weeks, increase your daily amount of honey to 1/8 teaspoon once a day.

You can eat the honey plain but since the amounts are now increasing, you might want to combine the honey with any cold or room temperature food.  Just don't heat it.

Ideas:  Stir into a smoothie.  Drizzle over a salad.  Spread on your toast.  Mix into your jam or jelly.  Eat over ice cream.  Spread onto a graham cracker or a Little Debbie.  Mix honey and mustard together and use as a pretzel dip.

Be careful not to eat more honey than you should at each step during this cure.  If you do, you will trigger an allergic reaction.


Step 5.  For the next couple of weeks, increase your daily amount of honey to 1/4 teaspoon once each day.

After taking the honey cure
you'll be able to open the window and
 let the fresh air  (and pollen) in !

Step 6.  For the next couple of weeks, increase your daily amount of honey to 1/2 teaspoon once each day. By now you're in great shape allergy wise.


Step 7.  Increase your honey to 1 teaspoon once a day for a couple of weeks.


Step 8.   Final step - 1 tablespoon of honey once a day for a week or two.

There after, have some raw, local honey every once in a while when you think about it but there's no schedule to follow and you can eat any amount you're like - even more!


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