Allergy Season

allergy-seasonI have been in this state of funk for the last several days. The sun is finally shining and temperatures are reaching the 70’s and I feel more exhausted than ever. I have noticed that it hasn’t been just me who feels this way so I did what any Northern Pacific person can do. Allergy Medicine.

Yes, it seems that was the whole problem. When I lived on the East Coast it was very noticeable to me as I would sneeze continuously, and my nose would never cease from running. Here it is a bit different as I just have a headache most of the time and I feel like all of the energy has been sucked out of me.

One of the things that I have completely forgot about is simply eating local honey. The same pollen that is the problem can be introduced early to help the immune system deal with the allergies.

On top of this I have some type of crick in my neck like I slept wrong the other night. It is slowly going away, but it still hurts to turn me neck.

Silly me, here I was blaming it on getting older. I will be back on track in a few days with a workout schedule in place where I left off. Sometimes it’s not only life that gets in the way it is Mother Nature.
Blood Sugar- 101, Weight- 194.1

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At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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17 Responses to Allergy Season

  1. I can 100% relate! Suffered from seasonal (and other) allergies since I was 4 years old. What you write is so true. Allergies depress the entire system. Emotions. Behaviour. Thoughts. You name it. Allergies affect it. Give yourself permission to take your foot off the pedal & press cruise control. 🌷

  2. Sandy says:

    My son and I have been allergy sufferers for year. I was a medicine cabinet so I could function daily. We all know antihistamines are immune suppressors but I needed to function. I was in a constant haze or drugs and allergies.

    THEN I read about local unpasteurized unfiltered honey. We have been drug free for 2 years now. I also am doing my own bees this year so looking forward to all the benefits of being a beekeeper.

    Unpasteurized raw unfiltered honey. Probiotics and oil of oregano will set you free!

    Good luck!

  3. Elisabeth P says:

    By your side with all my allergic system! I once tried a pill called (here) Hismanal (don’t know its ingredients). As a result and without the side-effects as tiresome and sleepiness, it has somehow “liberated” my system from omnipresent dust and pollen allergies. Take a research if interested!

  4. Allergy season is misery. As a complement to introducing local honey into your diet, try out nasal irrigation as well. You simply irrigate your nasal cavity using a basic saline (saltwater!) solution to help remove excess irritants. My family uses the Neti Pot (there are many products on the market) during cold season to reduce inflammation so we can breathe easier when we have stuffy noses. Hope this helps!

  5. Jenn Prime says:

    Don’t worry…you’ll be able to blame age soon enough.

  6. A lot of people go buy local honey and it does nothing, except maybe affect blood sugar. I never thought much of it until recently, when I heard about “RAW” honey. It is not just a garbage sugar like regular honey, but it is a safe super food. I have been able to break my allergy pills in half now, instead of the whole one and it does work. I have tried local bee pollen before, but did not get the results, I get w/ the “RAW” local honey.

  7. suzewannabe says:

    In Houston, allergy shots are the way to go. Tongue drops nor honey will get you through in thre subtropics.
    Watch that crick in your neck- mine was from not being properly set up ergonomically at my workdesk and caused me to have a cervical spine injury.
    Yes, we do have to watch it as we get older 🙂
    Wishing you health.

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