Local Honey for Outdoor Allergies
(El Paso, Tx, USA)
I moved to El Paso, Tx 8 years ago, never suffered from any allergies prior to that. I was rudely introduced to the horrid March winds (which I dread every year) in 2004. A friend of my aunt's suggested I take a tablespoon of local honey everyday. My aunt, being allergic to bees and their honey, never kept any of that stuff in her pantry. I moved out, with the thought of using local honey everyday. So I bought a jar of local honey, took one tablespoon a day (started in December). The winds of March came, and I didn't suffer (the only thing I'm allergic to is my cat. I stopped feeding him wet food as an occasional treat, started giving him dry treats, and upped my vacuuming and dusting from 3x a week to everyday (easy enough since I live in a small apartment). I do think the enzymes from his saliva changed when he ate wet food, because that's when I noticed my allergies were more severe than when he ate dry food). Local honey works only on outdoor allergies, as the bees use the local El Paso pollen and are exposed to it as well. Honey manufactured locally in Austin,Tx won't have the same effect for me. P.s., do not use honey on infants! Honey has a strain of botulism that doesn't affect older children and adults, but it is lethal to infants.