As soon as I forget the misery, it hits me all over again–those darned seasonal allergies.
Along with millions of others, I suffer from a nasty ebb and flow of itching, sneezing, fatigue, and the occasional outbreak of lovely hives. I turn into quite the monster. When I hunt, fish, and explore the outdoors, I want my body running at a 10, not dragging along, squinting through blurry eyes, sneezing and snorting (check out an elegant scientific explanation of the process on the right).
My dreadful histaminic condition was one of the reasons I started keeping my own honeybees four years ago–I had read that local honey was a good way to build up a resistance to the crap in the air that was messing me up so badly. What I didn’t know, until after getting my bees, was that it’s not just the honey that can help with allergies: directly ingesting the pollen is an allergy-battling method, too.
Check out these stats from “Bee Pollen Research & Studies” by Angela at http://www.bee-pollen-buzz.com Read More →