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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
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What is health benefits of bee pollen?

Dr. Ana Adelstein
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
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What is health benefits of bee pollen?

Bee Venom: Tangentially related: promising report from washington u of bee venom (not pollen) killing HIV virus: http://bit.Ly/14zdsvu. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Finkelstein
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Is taking bee pollen good for you? Are there any benefits or side effects?

Dr. Michael Finkelstein
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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Bee pollem: Bee Pollen Benefits and Side Effects For years, herbalists have touted bee pollen as an exceptionally nutritious food. They've even claimed it is a cure for certain health problems. Yet after years of research, scientists still cannot confirm that bee pollen has any health benefits. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee_pollen ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What do you think about bee pollen being ingested? Do you think it's a healthy addition to smoothies and yogurts?

Dr. Yash Khanna
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What do you think about bee pollen being ingested? Do you think it's a healthy addition to smoothies and yogurts?

Safe But Careful: It is saie if you are not allergic to pollens,because if you are allergic it can cause hives,shortness of breath,swelling and life threatening Anaphlactic Reaction Not safe for pregnant women or if Breast Feeding and it can cause increased bleedind if you are opn blood thinners It is claimed to cure certain health conditions but there is no scientific evidence to support this after years of resear ...Read more

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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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How can you eat bee pollen or jelly to boost energy?

Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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Honey: Some persons believe that by eating locally collected honey that pollen contained in the honey will help to make them resistant to allergic plants. (desensitize them). Bees collect pollen primarily from flowering plants that require the bee to carry the pollen to other plants; these pollens are not typically airborne and therefore are not the plants that typically cause respiratory allergy. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Steven
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Are the health food store bee pollen meds just a gimmick for treating allergies?

Dr. Gary Steven
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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Are the health food store bee pollen meds just a gimmick for treating allergies?

Yes: The pollens that cause allergies are very small, and carried by the wind. Flowers need bees to cross-pollinate, because the pollen is too big and heavy to be carried by the wind. Since they're not airborne, people can't inhale them and react to them. Thus, the pollens found in bee pollen are not the pollens that cause your allergic symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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I am using antihistamine. I want to try bee pollen. does it gonna work together.

Dr. Al Hegab
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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I am using antihistamine. I want to try bee pollen. does it gonna work together.

Better not: If you do have pollen allergies, it might not be a good idea to try it, and it won't help too, whether the antihistaminic would interact with the bee pollen, unlikely. Check this link for more info http://www.webmd.com/balance/bee-pollen-benefits-and-side-effects ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Rupp
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Is bee pollen gluten free?

Dr. Michael Rupp
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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Is bee pollen gluten free?

Most Likely: As with any product you have to read labels carefully. What starts as unadulterated bee pollen may be cut with other things. Carefully read ingredients and use a reputable manufacturer. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Greer
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Will bee pollen cure non bacterial or bacterial prostatis? Have been tested 3 times and no bacteria has shown. Been living with it for 4 months.Cures?

Dr. Robert Greer
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Will bee pollen cure non bacterial or bacterial prostatis? Have been tested 3 times and no bacteria has shown. Been living with it for 4 months.Cures?

Maybe: Bee pollen has been used for centuries as a cure for multiple illnesses;but for my brother or son-no. And as a 29 y/o female how have you been living with prostatitis for 4 months? Is this a unique VT thing? ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
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Is eating Bee Pollen safe? What r its benefits? Will it help in weight loss?

Dr. Susan Arnoult
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Is eating Bee Pollen safe? What r its benefits? Will it help in weight loss?

Safe: Bee pollen is safe but people can have allergic reactions to it. The benefits are minimal and there are no studies showing any help with weight loss. I would save my money and focus on improving your diet and exercise instead! ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Fisher
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Can i take bee pollen (bee bread) in my diet when I am on accutane?

Dr. Michael Fisher
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Can i take bee pollen (bee bread) in my diet when I am on accutane?

Bee Pollen: Yes, you can take bee pollen when you are on accutane. ...Read more

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