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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Prevention: Raw Honey

By now, anybody who is reading this is well aware of the precautions we should be taking to help prevent the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

TV doctors, talking heads, local, state and federal authorities keep telling us over and over that some of the most important things we can do to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus are the same things many of our mothers (or whoever raised you) taught us years before our first day in kindergarten (in addition to always say please and thank you):

· Remember to wash your hands.

· Cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough.

· Don’t pick your nose (in public)!

One thing you don’t hear them saying much about is the importance of a robust immune system.

The immune system is a host defense system comprising many biological structures and processes within an organism that protects against disease. To function properly, an immune system must detect a wide variety of agents, known as pathogens, from viruses to parasitic worms, and distinguish them from the organism’s own healthy tissue.

Most of the deaths from the Novel Coronavirus have occurred with those who had an underlying medical condition and/or a compromised immune system.

There are many things you can do to build and maintain a strong and healthy immune system and one of them is adding raw honey to your daily regimen.

For more information on this subject, type the words:

· “raw honey benefits”

· “benefits of raw honey”

· “health benefits of raw honey”

· “medicinal uses of honey”

· “raw honey immune system”

Or any combination of similar keywords into the search box of your favorite search engine.

If you are planning to buy honey for its health benefits, it must be raw honey. Heating honey (pasteurization) destroys all of the pollen, aromatics, enzymes, propolis, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants; antibacterial and antiviral properties that can help boost your immune system and fight disease.

The Mohawk Valley Trading Company specializes in raw varietal honey which is made primarily from the nectar of a particular type of blossom or flower. To capture the unique character and flavor of the blossom or flower, beekeepers must study botanical bloom and flowering patterns when planning hive placement.

Mohawk Valley Trading Company raw honey is unheated, unpasteurized, unfiltered, unprocessed, unblended and all of the pollen, aromatics, enzymes, propolis, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, antibacterial and antiviral properties are in the same condition as they were in the hive.

No pesticides or herbicides are used in their apiaries and although they do not call it organic, their honey is about as organic as you can get from The United States.

You can buy Mohawk Valley Trading Company raw honey on Amazon or at:

Fort Schuyler Trading Company

North Utica Shopping Center

50 Auert Ave.

Utica, N.Y. 13502-2326

Phone: 315-733-1043 Email:

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