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Allergy season just got a little sweeter :)  Some studies have shown that eating local honey may help relieve allergy symptoms.  How awesome is that?  Forget all of that prescription medicine - mother nature had the remedy right in front of us.

So how does it work?  It almost works like a vaccine.  The bees fly from flower to flower eating precious nectar.  While they touch each plant, pollen gets stuck to them which helps the flowers cross pollinate.  Some of that pollen makes it way back to the hive which ends up in the honey.  So the honey has small traces of pollen which we consume.  This allows our body to gradually build up defenses for the pollen, a process called immunotherapy, which prepares us for allergy season!  Local honey is used because it contains the pollen from your local area.  Pretty neat right?

One unfunded study from Xavier University in New Orleans showed positive results after six weeks.  Be careful though, some people can have allergic reactions to honey and doctors say that infants under 12 months should not have honey at all.

Now you can really enjoy the spring season without side effects from allergy medicine and it tastes SWEEEET :)  Thank you bees!

 

Peace & Love,

Jon

- The Good World News

 

Sources:

http://health.howstuffworks.com/diseases-conditions/allergies/allergy-treatments/local-honey-for-allergies.htm

http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/mitchell_hecht/20120507_Local_honey_may_actually_help_control_allergies.html?c=r

http://www.greenster.com/magazine/local-honey-allergy-remedy/

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To see a child receive the gift of hearing is an incredible sight.  Their smile could light up a town :)  "So The World May Hear" is the slogan, and Stark Hearing Foundation is the name.  Stark Foundation is really making smiles around the world.

They claim that 95% of kids in deaf schools are actually not deaf - they can hear with a hearing aid.  Stark Hearing Foundation goes around the world distributing free hearing aids to individuals in need.  Hearing aids can cost up to $10,000.  Most people cannot afford this and that is where the Stark Hearing Foundation comes to the rescue!

In October of 2012, the Stark Foundation surprised 74 kids with free hearing aids at the Yankees game!

At the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), William F. Austin made the goal of delivering 1 million hearing aids by 2020.  They have already delivered over 800,000 hearing aids in more than 100 countries since 2000.  William believes that hearing is the answer to so many problems in the world including poverty and illiteracy.

The Stark Hearing Foundation is doing some amazing work.  This is one of the senses that so many take for granted and never think twice about.  Giving the gift of hearing is simply beautiful.

 

Peace & Love,

Jon

- The Good World News

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Donna Bland from Wake Forest, NC is helping others through music.  Music is one thing that she has never had problems concentrating on.  She wrote a song and made a video about her experience with ADHD and decided to submit her music video to a contest at the National Resource Center on ADHD.


Well whadda ya know?! - Her video won the grand prize. Her video will be featured at the 2012 Children & Adults with ADHD Conference in San Francisco!  She also gets a number of prizes including stardom :)

Good World News is bringing you the video hit.  Check it out, and singalong :)

 

Peace & Love,

Jon

- The Good World News

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