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RE: now honey and allergies

This is because of a more advanced immune system in toddlers over age 1 and
can fend off the bacteria (like adults do).  They also now advise against
giving kids under three years to most common allergy foods (peanuts,
shellfish, etc) in families with a history of allergies.  Apparently
postponing exposure until later reduces the chances of developing allergies
to these foods.  Interesting huh?


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
Behalf Of cathy carpenter
Sent: Sunday, September 07, 2003 10:50 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Viruses- the human kind!

I love honey too, but there are warnings about using it for babies
under one year. Has been linked to infant botulism. Clostridium
botulinum spores are found in honey and activate in infant (under 1 yr)
intestines. The spores develop into the bacteria which produces the
toxin that causes paralysis and death. Curiously, those over 1 yr are
not affected.

On Friday, September 5, 2003, at 01:13 PM, Jesse Bell wrote:

> My hot toddy is similar, one freshly squeezed lemon, strained, a
> couple tablespoons of honey, a shot glass of whisky (more or less, I
> usually do MORE...medicinal purposes only ya know) and hot water.
> Works like charm.  Honey is a true gift of nature...absolutely NO
> bacteria can grow in it....and it helps with allergies if you use the
> kind harvested from your neck of the woods. I use honey as a sugar
> substitute in most everything.
> Jesse Rene' Bell
> Claremore, OK
> Zone 6

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