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Honey and dental worksWoof the dog
Nov 7, 2001 9:47 PM
Read in a pretty old book on Honey that it contains enzymes/ferments that do not let it go bad. It stated that because honey contains some kind of lets call it natural antibiotic, it should not harm your teeth at all, contrary to the popular opinion. Makes sense to me! How else all these bees keep fungi or whatever grows on sugar off the honey? So, what ya thinking? True, not????? Seems like a better alternative to Gu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Brought to you by..........me - Woof, the Grade-A-Honey producing Bee.
supporting studyWoof the dog
Nov 7, 2001 9:58 PM
described in the book was done on Eskimos who were given honey to eat. No teeth developed any signs of caries (tooth decay). Book is from 1970s and in Russian. Don't ask for name and authors...no clue. But its a pretty serious one, with all the supporting chemical analyzes, tables and other stuff.

Woof, the Fancy-Pure-Clover-Honey producing Bee.
Its been touted around here too...Kristin
Nov 8, 2001 8:35 AM
...that eating local honey will help with allergies. Still, I can't eat anything that came out of a bugs butt.
Why ?Woof the dog
Nov 8, 2001 8:25 PM
see, now you are making me go out of my way, search all over my books + internet about how bees produce honey. No, i have no clue, but it doesn't sound right that honey comes out of bee's butt. When I find it, I will post an answer. You must have grown up on the 30th floor of a NYC building, why being grossed out by a natural product so important in countries all over the world.

Speaking of that.....I was listening to one of the presentations on immune system. A speaker talked about how these days people basically have more allergies because they grew up in a protected comfortable (american?) urban environment. If you were a child and lived on a farm, you'd be exposed to a number of different pathogens against which your body would produce antigens and memory (a type of B cell) cells. Being exposed in a young age "stimulates" your immune system to become stronger. You get older but do not develop allergies (hypersensivity) because of that. It makes sense to me. The best thing you can do for your child, then, is to spend some summers out in the country. I mean I grew up in some harsh polluted environment. I also spent too many days drugged up on aspirin. Now, though, I never get sick, just some runny nose, thats it!! Everybody is sneezing and coughing....except for me, hehehehehehehe.

Sincerely
Woof the bee.
Allergy theory debunkedKristin
Nov 9, 2001 7:56 AM
I'm not sure I'd buy into that allergy theory. I grew up in rural Connecticut next to a meadow, and rode trail horses nearly everyday. I never had allergies until I was 17, when the slightest hint of hey fevor began. I moved to Chicago in '95 and had my first bad allergy attack '97. I don't believe in anti-bacterial soaps or sterile environments. I buy into the concept that no germs makes for a weak immune system.

Regarding bees. What I said wasn't exactly accurate. I learned about honey when I was younger and was taught that bees do use some enzymes--i.e. body fluids...squishy stuff--to make it. That was enough to gross me out. I'd didn't grow up in a lilly white society though. I was out catching frogs and snakes with the boys.

Now for something important. Whats the biggest bull frog you ever caught?
honeyDog
Nov 12, 2001 3:28 PM
http://www.howstuffworks.com/question300.htm

They really collect it, rather than produce it; sure, they add a bit to it. Certainly doesn't come from their butts.

Don't start thinking about food too much, or there won't be much left to eat.

High sugar content foods naturally resist spoiling.

I believe in the exposure theory of resistance, too. I "rolled in the mud" my entire life, and no allergies.

Dog