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did you know Experience Makes a Difference The Benefits of Honey Bees and Honey University of Vermont professor of nutrition Rachel K. Johnson, PhD. Ms. Johnson is also a spokeswoman for the American Heart Association. Honey doesn’t cause allergies. Pollen from weeds, trees, and grasses is the leading cause of seasonal allergies. Wind carries the dust from these plants and spreads it into the air. Bees, which make honey, tend to pick up pollen from brightly colored flowers. “Pollen from these blooms rarely causes allergies. So even if local honey contains pollen, it’s unlikely that it’s behind your allergy symptoms,” allergist Neeta Ogden, MD says, according to WebMD. Honey helps ease symptoms of the common cold. There is some proof that honey calms a cough. In a study that involved 139 children, honey beat out dextromethorphan (a cough suppressant) and diphenhydramine (an antihistamine) in easing nighttime cough in children and improving their sleep. Another study involving 105 children found that buckwheat honey trumped dextromethorphan in suppressing nighttime coughs. “If you’re suffering from a cold or something going on in the throat or upper airways, getting on board with honey syrup will help fight infection and soothe membranes,” says Maryland family doctor Ariane Cometa, MD, according to WebMD. Delaware Native Plants for Native Bees 12 HACHEALTHCLUB.COM PLANT A POLLINATOR GARDEN One of the primary threats to honey bees and other pollinators is the lack of available nectar and pollen sources. With increased urbanization, natural habitats for foraging pollinators have become scarce, and in turn so have their nutrition sources.You can help! By simply planting flowers attractive to pollinators, you can play a role in protecting them and in turn, support our nation’s food supply. Not only will bees and other pollinators benefit from this simple act of goodwill, the colorful vegetation will also make your home, yard, or patio more attractive and enjoyable. When it comes to entrusting your loved one’s dementia care to a long-term care community, who can you trust? Our warm and caring staff members have extensive longevity at Arden Courts; those pictured above have a combined total of a century of serving individuals with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Don’t just take our word for it. Come see for yourself the difference experience makes. Call (302) 761-4805 or e-mail Wilmington@arden-courts.com to arrange for your personal tour and to receive a free dementia education kit. There are many resources online to help you decide what plants 700 ½ Foulk Road will be most Wilmington, DE 19803 beneficial to (302) 761-4805 pollinators www.arden-courts.com in your geo graphical area, but some 9864_Wilmington_3.675x4.75.indd 1 plants that the Delaware Department of Agriculture suggests include Ox-eye Sunflowers; Great Blue Lobelias; Black-eyed Susans; and Silky Dogwood. For the complete list and more tips on choosing the right plants for native bees from the Delaware Department of Agriculture, scan the QR code below! TM Memory