Dr. Pamela Smith, ND 

Dr. Pam has a family practice at The Nest Family Wellness Centre which offers naturopathic and midwifery care. She combines science-based natural medicine with conventional medical therapeutics. Learn more about Dr. Pam and the services offered by her clinic here, or book an appointment at www.drpamelasmith.com.

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Is honey safe during pregnancy?


Not all health experts agree on whether it is safe/unsafe to eat raw honey during pregnancy; however, there is no reason to believe it will be unsafe. Both pasteurized and unpasteurized honey may contain botulism spores which could cause Botulism, a rare yet dangerous type of poisoning affecting the nervous system. Adults are typically not at risk of this as their digestive systems and immune system can eliminate the spores. It is very rare for botulism spores to be present in honey.

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