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Why Local Honey DOESN’T Work For Allergies (& Some PROVEN Natural Alternatives That Actually Do)

Natural Spring Allergies Butterbur

Experts say this has been the worst allergy season in a long time, unfortunately, their advice on how to fix allergies hasn’t been very helpful.

Most of the allergy advice we’re given falls into the category of old wives’ tales. Either that, or $50 pharmaceuticals (having allergies ain’t cheap!)

Not that there’s anything wrong with it, but I’ve heard “local honey!” 500 times from people, despite the fact that it hasn’t worked for me, and there’s no scientific evidence showing it does work.

However, I started suffering from incredibly bad allergies this spring – so bad that I’ve been waking up multiple times a night, my nose is always blocked, and I look like a zombie when I wake up.

So I decided to check out some allergy remedies – I tried honey, zyrtec, claritin, sudafed and half a dozen other chemical concoctions. Nothing worked.

In this video I’ll show you why maybe it’s time to retire your honey, as well as give you another natural, well-tested alternative for allergies that does work.

It’s also backed by a load of science.

Busting Allergy Myths and Finding Relief

Butterbur has been a miracle cure for me.

The particular one I use is called Petadolex Pro-Active, which you can find on amazon.

In the study, participants were given 100-150mg a day, which works out to about 2-3 softgels (the recommended dose on the bottle).

Try it out and let me know how your relief goes!

— Alex


More resources for reading:

Study on honey & allergies: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11868925

Butterbur vs placebo http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15611396

Butterbur vs butterbur + allergy med vs placebo http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16751170

Butterbur vs Zyrtec http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11799030

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7 comments… add one

  1. Hey Alex,
    Could I ask you a favor and start putting dates on your articles because I don’t remember seeing this one in my e-mail but you could have created it before I started subscribing to your newsletters. I always feel blessed whenever I run across something new and different and butterbur piqued my interest so I went and read about the butterbur root at my favorite herb website.

    If I had allergeries, I would definitely give this some thought. I do have a friend who suffers from allergies and will send this article to her.

    Thanks for your great research.


    1. Hi Lisa,

      Sure! I’ll get those dates on the articles :). Definitely me know how your friend is after taking butterbur. It’s been a godsend for me.


  2. Interesting. Local honey actually does work for me and I know a lot of other people who say that it does as well. However, if my allergies are really bad then I do have to also use an essential oil blend and some other things too.

    1. Hey AnnaLaura,

      Interesting! Different strokes for different folks. What kind of essential oils would you recommend? This year has been very stuff for me!


  3. This is really interesting- I had no idea that the effects varied so much!

    1. Yup, that’s typically the case with most things. Results vary based on so many factors its crazy.

      1. You’re right Larissa! Not always easy to predict results, which is why having multiple studies is so helpful.


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