Monday, June 22, 2009

Honey, Don't Cough!

Safe. Natural. Effective. Has your child ever had a cough that just won't quit? Are you unsure about using the OTC cough medicines for you child? I know I am a mother that is concerned with what is in the cough medicines that are in stores today and so was the family that founded Honey, Don't Cough.


As parents of young children, Christine, a school teacher, and her husband Jeff, a family doctor, were concerned about the increasing reports regarding the dangers of children's cold & cough medicines.

With the medical background that Jeff had he started researching the safety and effectiveness of the various over-the-counter products currently on pharmacy shelves. With his findings he was determined not to put their own children at risk by using these medications.

"In October 2007, the FDA Pediatric Advisory Committee reviewed all the relevant studies of children's cough medicines, confirming Jeff's personal research findings. The FDA committee unanimously decided that children under two should never be given over-the-counter antihistamines, decongestants, or antitussives. Furthermore, a majority of the committee recommended that these medicines should not be given to children under six, either."

Also as a medical assistant in a doctor's office, it is nice to have an alternative to cough medicines. Also to know that your child will not be harmed with Honey, Don't Cough.

My son doesn't get sick to often, but the first time I used Honey, Don't Cough was last year when my son had a terrible cough that I could not get rid of. I was given a free sample of this when Jeff dropped some off to our office to try out. I definately was glad I had grabbed a box of it. It helped my son so much when he had his cough. It was fantastic. I have never given my son cough medicine of any kind before, was kind of nervous to, but I am glad that I had the Honey, Don't Cough to give to him.

Honey, Don't Cough is made of 100% Buckwheat Honey. It is very safe and natural. Even researchers and physicians do not know exactly how Buckwheat Honey works to relieve cough, however some believe it is because of the following natural properties: Demulcent (throat soothing) effects. Powerful antioxidant properties of phenolics, peptides, organic acids, enzymes, Maillard reaction products, and possibly other minor components. Increased immune system cytokine release. Direct antimicrobial affects.
Most likely, Buckwheat Honey's effectiveness is a combination of the above listed properties.

They have some fantastic videos on their site that I recommend watching. Very informational!

GET YOUR OWN!! Honey, Don't Cough - $5.99 - One box contains 10 individual packets of 100% buckewheat honey

WIN YOUR OWN!! Jeff is gracious enough to giveaway 3 boxes of Honey, Don't Cough! to one of our readers. To enter you need to visit their website and then come back and comment telling us one thing you learned from their site.

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Winner will be chosen randomly and notified on June 29, 2009.


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61 comments:

  1. Hope that this isnt just for children as I always get a horrible croupy cough when I get sick that goes to my chest. I could use this very much and would!

    frogz60@hotmail.com

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  2. Every year, children DIE from taking children's over-the-counter cough and cold medications.

    Potentially life-threatening side effects are suffered by thousands of children because of these medications.

    Children overdose on OTC medications even when given the “recommended dose”

    Early signs of overdose:
    # Stomach Ache
    # Vomiting
    # Less Energy
    # Lethargy
    # Irritability
    # Fast Heart Rate
    # Fast Breathing

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  3. I'm so glad to hear about something out there besides OTC medicines for coughs...I've reluctantly tried Delsym when I had no other choice and it never seemed to work. I'm more willing to try something more safe and effective anyday for my children!

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  4. forgot to leave my contact info - AmyF (amy_witzel@hotmail.com)

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  5. I didn't know that buckwheat honey had so much more effectiveness with antioxidants then other types of honey.

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  6. I left a blog posting about it on my own blog.

    http://jayota1209.blogspot.com/

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  7. Potentially life-threatening side effects are suffered by thousands of children because of these medications.
    mverno@roadrunner.com

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  8. Potentially life-threatening side effects are suffered by thousands of children because of these medications.
    mverno@roadrunner.com

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  9. I learned that every year, children DIE from taking children's over-the-counter cough and cold medications.

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  10. It's refreshing to read that the Honey, Don't Cough LLC people don't know how buckwheat honey works and but they know it works better than clover honey. They aren't lying just to seem more knowledgable and sell a product. Honesty goes a long way with me.

    thanks for offering this!

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  11. One health benefit:Increased immune system cytokine release
    Cindy
    Email:writer61@yahoo.com

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  12. lindaw wrote "Hope that this isnt just for children..."

    That is a great question, we have been getting a lot of feed back from adults saying it works for them!

    Another great thing is that Honey Don't Cough is safe for pregnant women, breast-feeding women, older adults, or people on multiple medications.

    Jeff Chamberlain M.D.
    Family Doctor
    CEO Honey Don't Cough

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  13. I couldn't believe this cough syrup is safe for pregnant women and it is all natural. Our 8 mth. old has had a cough for over a week now and nothing has helped but hopefully we will be able to win some and give it a try. Thanks, A.Anderson
    andersonann48@yahoo.com

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  14. As a biomedical researcher turned SAHM who used to work with cytokines. I was amazed to read that buckwheat honey increases the release of cytokines. That is good stuff! Our whole family recently had Influenza and the doctor recommended buckwheat honey for our coughs and it worked awesome!

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  15. I will not let my children use any kind of medication for coughing, etc but sometimes they really need something. This looks fantastic.

    I love that it's completely natural made from dark honey with no synthetic drugs. Honestly I cannot believe I haven't heard of this before.

    mommainflipflops AT gmail.com

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  16. I have your button on my site.

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  17. Buckwheat honey has direct antimicrobial affects.

    And on a side note my good friend's son was recently hospitalized due to a reaction he had to one of the 4 medications the mds had him on for his cold...Scary moments, but he is now home safe.

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  18. I didn't know children died from over-the-counter medicines...

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  19. The latest research published in the Journal Pediatrics, shows that over 500 children a year have had deaths associated with cough and cold medication.

    An important thing to not about honey based products is that you should never give them to kids under 12 months.

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  20. I learned that I can buy this at Owl Drugs right down the road from me.
    pkildow at gmail dot com

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  21. I learned that Buckwheat honey is better option for children's cough than OTC medicines.
    fly18grl21@aol.com

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  22. I have your button on my blog.


    fly18grl21@aol.com

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  23. Every year, children DIE from taking children's over-the-counter cough and cold medications.

    Potentially life-threatening side effects are suffered by thousands of children because of these medications.

    lilacbutterfly [at] earthlink.net

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  24. I found the OTC Child Medication article interesting. Children overdose on OTC medicines and it can be fatal.

    jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

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  25. I have your button

    jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

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  26. it's not made with any synthetic drugs!

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  27. Potentially life-threatening side effects are suffered by thousands of children because of these medications.

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  28. i learned some about buckwheat honey that I didn't know...
    jennyglover0302@yahoo.com

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  29. Christina - xristya@rock.com - Wow I learned that so many children DIE from over-the-counter cough medications!

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  30. Darker honeys like buckwheat honey have more antioxidants and medicinal properties than lighter ones. Thanks

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  31. Honey Don't Cough is safe for children 12 months and older, as well as for pregnant women, nursing mothers, older adults, and people on multiple medications.

    bgcchs@yahoo.com

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  32. I learned Buckwheat honey is a natural substance made by honey bees. It is not a synthetic drug made in a chemical plant. Buckwheat honey is a dark honey with phenolic compounds, which differs from common clover honey.

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  33. I learned that buckwheat honey is different than the common clover honey.

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  34. I didn't realize children could die from OTC cough medicines.

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  35. I learned that buckwheat honey had so much more effectiveness with antioxidants then other types of honey.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  36. Buckwheat honey is a natural substance made by honey bees. It is not a synthetic drug made in a chemical plant. Buckwheat honey is a dark honey with phenolic compounds, which differs from common clover honey.

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  37. every year, children DIE from taking children's over-the-counter cough and cold medications.
    Thanks so much for the opp to win this!
    suzystars9{@}gmail.com

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  38. I learned Buckwheat honey is a natural substance made by honey bees, it is not a synthetic drug made in a chemical plan...also they only sell it in St Augustine here in Florida......I guess i could get it online!!! : )

    Laramoor@msn.com

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  39. I learned that darker honeys have more antioxidant and other medicinal properties.
    tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  40. Honey Don't Cough is regulated as a "Natural Supplement" by the FDA.


    Im glad that adults can use this as well!


    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

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  41. I learned that "research from Penn State's Department of Pediatrics, which showed that buckwheat honey out-performed honey-flavored Dextromethorphan, the main anti-cough ingredient in children's cough medicines." vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. Buckwheat honey is a dark honey with compounds, which differ from common clover honey

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  43. I didn't know that buckwheat honey had so much more effectiveness with antioxidants then other types of honey.

    Stampnsark@aol.com

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  44. I learned about the dangers of over the counter medicines with children.

    fcscheermom@aol.com

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  45. ABC News Medical Unit reported that a study, published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, found that children who received a small dose of buckwheat honey before bedtime slept better and coughed less than those who received either a common over-the-counter cough suppressant (dextromethorphan) or nothing at all.

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  46. I just learned that - Honey, Don't Cough was founded by Jeff and Christine Chamberlain, a husband and wife team.

    wombatspurple at yahoo dot com

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  47. I sure could use this today. I have a nasty summer cold and cough. :P

    I learned that Buckwheat honey is "a dark honey with phenolic compounds, which differs from common clover honey".

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  48. Buckwheat Honey is believed to possess:

    • Demulcent (throat soothing) effects.
    • Powerful antioxidant properties of phenolics, peptides, organic acids, enzymes,
    and maillard reaction products.
    • Increased immune system cytokine release.
    • Direct antimicrobial affects.

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  49. Darker honeys like buckwheat honey have more antioxidants and medicinal properties than lighter ones. Thanks!

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  50. It's completely natural made from dark honey with no synthetic drugs :)

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  51. Buckwheat honey is a natural substance made by honey bees. It is not a synthetic drug made in a chemical plant. Buckwheat honey is a dark honey with phenolic compounds, which differs from common clover honey. Scientific research has been published on the health effects of buckwheat honey.

    Even researchers and physicians do not know exactly how Buckwheat Honey works to relieve cough, however some believe it is because of the following natural properties:

    Demulcent (throat soothing) effects.
    Powerful antioxidant properties of phenolics, peptides, organic acids, enzymes, Maillard reaction products, and possibly other minor components.
    Increased immune system cytokine release.
    Direct antimicrobial affects.
    Most likely, Buckwheat Honey's effectiveness is a combination of the above listed properties.


    NOTE: Honey, Don't Cough LLC does not claim to know exactly how Buckwheat Honey works to relieve cough.

    zestywonderland@gmail.com

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  52. Honey, Don't Cough Facebook fan!
    ZESTYWONDERLAND


    ZESTYWONDERLAND@GMAIL.COM

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  53. Q. How does Honey, Don’t Cough’s “Children’s Buckwheat Honey” work?

    A. Even researchers and physicians do not know exactly how Buckwheat Honey works to reduce cough, however research has demonstrated Buckwheat Honey to have following natural properties:

    • Demulcent (throat soothing) effects.

    • Powerful antioxidant properties of phenolics, peptides, organic acids, enzymes, and maillard reaction products.

    • Increased immune system cytokine release.

    • Direct antimicrobial effects.

    Most likely, Buckwheat Honey's effectiveness is a combination of the above listed properties.

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  54. For those of you who have do not know about this, if you become a "Fan" of Honey Don't Cough, you will be entered to win an ipod nano.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Honey-Dont-Cough/19784473699

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  55. Buckwheat honey has hightened antimicrobial properties.

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  56. Hope that this isnt just for children as I always get a horrible croupy cough when I get sick that goes to my chest.

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  57. I learned that the company is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

    lilyk@mail2world.com

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  58. I became a fan of Honey, Don't Cough on Facebook.

    lilyk@mail2world.com

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