Thursday, July 30, 2009

Increased Public Interest in Health Benefits of Bee Products

Bees in Their Bottom Line
By Sarah Perry, Fort Worth Weekly, 7/29/2009

…Much of the rising demand stems for increased public interest in the possible health effects of honey and other bee products. The Hibernation Diet, written by bee guru Mike McInness, suggests that two nightly spoonfuls of honey before bed can help people lose weight. Propolis, a tarry substance that bees produce from plants, is said to help heal wounds. But perhaps the most marketed health benefit is that locally produced honey can help people fight allergies.

If you Google "local honey allergies" about 450,000 results appear. Publications like Self magazine, Consumer Health Digest, and the Sacramento Press all report the stories of people whose allergies have disappeared after eating the natural sweetener…

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