It’s that time of year we all love: The birds will be singing, the flowers will be blooming, the trees will be greening, the bees will be buzzing and the noses will be running. That last one is my favorite. Here are a few tips I have learned over the years from my constant desire to find a way to actually enjoy the coming of spring
This tip came from a small coop store in Los Angeles and is by far the tastiest remedy. Eat local honey. It’s kinda like the same theory of getting a flu shot whereas in the local honey, you have the local pollen. Your body takes it in at its purest form and basically learns to love it. When you get the pollen introduced through your nasal passage (the most common) or the skin, you will not have such an adverse reaction because it is no longer a foreign particle your body is trying drastically to remove. And you also get to support your local growers who are the foundation of your community.
If you can’t seem to stay out of the garden even though it is making you miserable you may want to consider the lawn masks. You can usually find them in a multi pack for around $5. Quick and easy fix. The skin is another way the allergens can enter your bloodstream. Try keeping your body covered with very light clothing. Long sleeves and pants. This will make a huge saving in your tissue bill this spring.
Another idea you may not have considered, never leave the house! Just barricade yourself in, get a Netflix account for entertainment, put Pizza Hut on speed dial and don’t come out until June.
If your not the hibernating type, there are a number of over-the-counter remedies you can try. I typically look for the natural solutions first because I feel we have enough unfamiliar ingredient in our bodies as it is. Not to say they do not work. Some work extremely well. Too good in fact. Everything effects everyone differently so do some research and try a few different antihistamines and decongestants before hitting Costco for that pallet sized family pack. Certain ones you may find can clear your nasal passage so much that it starts to dry it completely and cause irritation. Others may putt you to sleep at your job. Its just going to take some trial and error.