On Monday, February 22. 2016 I had the honor of appearing on the Dr. Oz show, “The Truth Behind America’s Biggest Foods”, to talk about Buckwheat Honey and its amazing health benefits! As you probably already know, it is so important for me to find safe, natural alternatives to over the counter medications that I can share with everyone! Buckwheat honey is my #1 home remedy for coughing for both kids and adults. I have been using it for years so I was thrilled to be invited to the show to represent one of my favorite products!
Buckwheat Honey may look more like molasses than honey, but it’s health benefits are amazing! It’s my go to cough remedy for my daughter and for us adults as well! I found it a few years ago when my daughter had a terrible cough that only got worse at night. I started researching natural cough remedies and I came across a study that was conducted by the University of Pennsylvania on the effects of buckwheat honey on coughs in kids and a cough syrup that was made with Buckwheat Honey as a result. There were two problems: there was a 4 week waiting list for the honey and , more importantly, it had sugars and other unnecessary stuff that I didn’t like. So, I decided to go right to the source-Raw Buckwheat Honey. The results were amazing! Her cough disappeared very shortly after! Now this is something I ALWAYS have in my house!
Buckwheat Honey also has the most antioxidants of any honey and great immunity boosting properties. But, VERY IMPORTANT it has to be RAW! Heating it and filtering destroys any of the health benefits it has! It’s easy to use-just eat it off a spoon. Or you can mix it into a tea if you like.
I was so excited when I was asked to participate in this show because I am such an advocate of Buckwheat Honey and its benefits. I had even previously included it in a blog post I wrote about keeping your family healthy during cold and flu season!
I “competed”, in good fun of course, against two other women and got to “pitch” my honey to Daymond John from Shark Tank!
I am happy to say I was crowned, “The Queen Bee”!