This morning as I was taking two of my grandchildren to catch the school bus I noticed a thick layer of pollen on my truck windshield. Normally a little pollen doesn’t bother me all that much but I have some family members that have a problem with allergies, especially in the spring and summer. When the pollen is bad it just makes me sneeze and irritates my eyes; I don’t really get a lot of the congestion and runny nose.
My best friend was having some sinus problems last week that she thought was caused by pollen and she picked up a natural product called Allergy Buster Nasal Spray. She said it worked for her. Most of the commonly found nasal sprays in the drug store can be addictive if used for more than a few days but this one is said to be non-habit forming. It is also non-drowsy and has no known drug interactions. This is something that you might want to check out if you are one of the many who have allergies. You might also want to consume local raw honey; it contains small amounts of the local pollen and in small quantities pollen can desensitize us to that pollen. It’s the same principle as taking allergy shots only a lot less expensive.
I just read a post written by Amanda Rose on the Traditional Foods Blog about how she is using stinging nettles to help her son with his allergy problems. You can follow the link to read the whole article.
It seems to me like we are having more and more things we are developing allergies to, this is especially bad among our young people. When I was growing up we had some allergies, some people more than others but now it seems that almost everyone is having a problem. I think it may be because we are exposed to so many strange things and chemicals through our food and our environment. I think we as adults can tolerate it better than our kids and grand kids can; so it is manifested more in the youngest of us. I can remember a lot of chemicals and pesticides that were around when I was young that are banded now such as DDT and chlordane. Young people of our day must be exposed to thousands of things that I wasn’t when I was growing up and there are new chemicals being developed and added to our foods and environment every day. Any way we can avoid being exposes to any of these toxins, and that is what most of them are, the better off we and the coming generations will be.
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