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    Superfoods

    I just read an article about a super food for CF that's called mauka honey. It's supposed to help with a lot of things. Just being curious, has anyone used this or does anyone have any recommendations of a super food that they use that works for them?

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    Never tried it or heard of mauka honey until I read your post. Though, for inflammation I juice turmeric and ginger root and take a small shot of it as often as I can. It's VERY strong, but after I take it my lungs feel so much better as well as my digestion. It works better when you do it daily if possible. You can also chop them up and incorporate it into as many meals as you can if you don't have access to a juicer. Hope that helps!

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    Local raw honey will help with seasonal/plant allergies, a spoon full or so a day should keep you from having nearly as badly of a reaction.

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    Manuka Honey, being dyslexic, the missing "n" wasn't even noticed by me. I'll bite, or whatever you do with honey, I guess swallowing it is the point. Just so I didn't sound like a complete idiot, I Googled "Manuka Honey". It's another very interesting and natural product. In general, allergy therapy from locally grown honey has been known for a long time. Like some of the specialized strains of Cannabis discovered and sold in Colorado, well tuned recipes of CBD's, THC and other cannabinoids are proving to be quite extraordinary. Science isn't some misguided philosophy where we toss away helpful agents in purifying a drug. Quite the opposite. Eliminating harmful agents responsible for many bad, even intolerable side effects make a drug successful. We're learning something about complimentary agents that improve a drug's effect.

    Personally, I am fascinated by honey. Growing up in Wyoming, I was amazed by the number of bees�� for two reasons. Wildflowers burst into bloom and for about 6 weeks, the high plateaus are so beautiful, the variety of colors blanket every patch of prairie that caught the winter's wind blown snow. Flowers so tiny a bee barely pauses, to deep spurred Columbine, Blue Bells and bluebonnets that attract bees and humming birds. The wind doesn't stop blowing in Wyoming, it just slows for the brief summer. How on Earth bees can make it through the year on such a short season and the endurance to fly in the wind is beyond me. Bees and honey predate the written word and special honey has been known at least since the first writing.

    As for the Manuka plants of New Zealand and surrounding areas, honey from the flowers is rumored to help fight Pseudomonas a. and other super bugs. I hope that it does. Beyond that, honey has topical uses like treating wounds. Honey, covering a wound and protected with a bandage can be the difference between keeping and losing the battle against infection in an emergency. It works well without any emergency too. I realized something more than soothing about honey and a sore throat. I make a thick solution of honey and coat my throat as long as it's practical.

    Honey depends a great deal on where the bees hunt and find pollen. West Virginia, in fact a lot of the East coast is home to plants of the dogbane family, rhododendron, oleander and such can make some deadly honey. Fortunately the areas that have enough plants are watched, even intentionally planted for study of this odd absorption of toxins. Bees in a poppy field could have difficulty making it back to the hive.

    I'm really fascinated by honey for medical reasons, drug delivery being one area. My rule of thumb is don't spend too much money on any cure, supplement and such. I take 7 supplements and 14 prescriptions. I'm pretty cautious about adding to it. I am interested in Manuka Honey and have purchased some. I have some super bugs and if I can get a break, I'll see how it performs.

    LL
    66 yr. old man, DX CF 2002 by sweat test. Heterozygous S1235R revealed by genetic testing in 2003 & 2012 accepted secondary mutation. 7T, 7T polymorphism appears to be virulent.

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