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Cat Allergies Cure

Millions of people are affected by cat allergies, which cause the body to react inappropriately to the proteins found in a cat’s dander or saliva. Cat allergies manifest most often with symptoms similar to hay fever: sneezing, coughing, eye irritation and runny nose. More rarely, cat allergies can act as the primary trigger for asthma and related conditions. Fortunately, immunotherapy can offer a reliable long-term cure for pet allergies and other allergies.

Allergen Immunotherapy

Allergen immunotherapy is the only reliable method for permanently eliminating any form of allergy. Because it requires long-term commitment and some degree of risk, immunotherapy is generally used only when allergy medicines have failed and the patient is unable to avoid the allergen. Some people with cat allergies pursue immunotherapy, especially if they have other allergies.

In clinical environments, immunotherapy typically involves the use of “allergy shots,” which contain small amounts of allergy-producing proteins. Over time, desensitization therapy can “train” the immune system to stop responding to allergens, including pet dander.

Allergy Cure Process

According to experts at the Mayo Clinic, cat allergy desensitization includes two phases: a buildup phase and a maintenance phase. Immunotherapy may take many years to desensitize cat allergy sufferers, depending on the severity of the allergy and the presence of other allergens. It is a process that requires dedication from both the patient and the treating physician.

The first phase of cat allergy desensitization involves shots given once or twice weekly. Over the course of three to six months, the amount of cat dander in the allergy shot is gradually increased. Thereafter, the patient must get maintenance shots every four weeks for at least three years. Some cat allergy sufferers may require a lifetime of maintenance shots.

Drawbacks and Side Effects

Unfortunately, immunotherapy can not provide instant relief from cat allergies–it is a process that requires years of dedication. Many people who suffer from cat allergies find it easier to avoid potential triggers than to undergo years of desensitization and painful injections.

Allergy shots are also associated with numerous side effects and risks. The Mayo Clinic reports that the injections frequently result in localized pain, swelling and inflammation. Less often, patients experience hives and congestion following the shot. In rare circumstances, some allergy suffers have severe (anaphalactic) reactions that require emergency treatment.

Cat Allergies

Can an allergy sufferer ever be one of the lucky humans chosen by a cat?I think so.Here’s how to make it work…

Cat allergies- the barrier to cats seeking humans everywhere.

Many humans would love to have the presence of a cat bestowed upon their humble lives, yet live in fear of having strong physical reactions to a new house mate. I believe that this should NOT be the case. If you are a  human seeking a cat and are worried about allergies, there are several things you can do.

Identify your allergy:
There are many things that are associated with living with a one of the blessed felines that can cause a human to have violent physical reactions (including sneezing, which is particularly horrible if holding said blessed feline at the same time). Do NOT under estimate the importance, if you are a human, of finding what exactly it is that you are allergic to. My female human, having suffered through many trials, only recently figured out she was allergic to the DUST FROM CLAY LITTER. These sorts of things can be easily fixed (read about MY FAVORITE LITTER here).

Some common allergies include:
Cat hair
Cat saliva
Dust (from curious kitties who go outside)
Kitty Litter
Kitty food

These all have a solution. The important thing to do is that before you move in with a human make sure both of you take precautions against the allergy – this will ensure that you do not overstay your welcome and find your little kitty tale back at the shelter.

Cat Hair Allegies

Many humans believe that they are allergic to cat hair. Frequently this is NOT the case, most people who assume they are allergic to cat hair are actually allergic to the saliva that is on the hair from a cat keeping themselves clean. To check if your human is truly allergic to cat hair, you should probably talk with your human doctor about this issue. They have an allergy test which can check for you. This is by far the easiest as the alternative is to get a freshly cleaned cat (I mean washed with soap and water, and NO I am not volunteering for this job) in a freshly cleaned room (no other allergens around) and your said human in clean clothing with washed hands. If they have a reaction, they’re allergic to the hair or the soap and from there it’s an easy elimination. But truly, the best is to talk with your human’s doctor and have them do the test- it involves a shot so make sure to be extra nice to your human when they come home.

If this is the situation, you will need a hairless cat. Or a shaved cat. Or good allergy medication. Of all the allergies true cat hair allergies are hard to overcome if you already have moved in with your human. I personally am not willing to be clean shaven just for my human’s enjoyment. Give them medication which, when taken daily, will make their symptoms livable or find another human who is worthy to clean your litter box.

Cat Dander/ Saliva

This is the MOST common human allergy to felines. In this case, the human is actually allergic to your saliva, which gets into your dander when you clean yourself. This has a few solutions, none of which are exceptionally pleasing to the common cat, but all of which are bearable if there is tuna involved afterwards.

Option 1) Get your human to give you a bath on a weekly basis. Yes. A bath with soap and water. I know it sucks, I’ve been there. But you enjoy the food your human provides for you twice a day right? Then once a week for 5 minutes knuckle down and bear it. Remember, you could be hunting that food for yourself. Don’t worry, your human will get used to the inevitable gouges from your nails and eventually accept them as part of their permanent facade. A note to humans – if you are planning on going this route, get a kitten and not a grown cat. A kitten is still small enough for both of you to get used to the regular bathing, but you MUST do it every week for this plan to work.

Option 2) Get a hair product that will neutralize the allergens in your saliva. These come in many forms, some of my favorites are below. This still requires the human to attempt to groom you once a week, but there is no bathtub involved. These products work differently and depending on your human and your personal saliva will work to varying degrees. Try them for yourself to find one that works best.

Dust  From Curious kitties and those who go outside…

Believe it or not, giving up the outside roaming possibilities can sometimes cure the allergy all by itself. Your human may not be allergic to you, but rather to the pollen in the grass that they have in their front yard that is so nice for sleep in. If your human is not yet litter trained, you may have to resort to using the toilet. It can be done, my friend, for instructions, see the video below:

Once again, this can be a hard but not impossible transition for an older kitty to make. If this is your situation, be patient with your human as they may not be practiced and regular at nightly emptying the litter box or understanding why you think you’re supposed to pee in their dirty clothes. For help on litter training your human click here .

Kitty Litter Allergies

If your human has allergies to other things in life, say seasonal hay fever, be sure to check that your human hasn’t mistakenly bought you a type of kitty litter that they are allergic to. I know that to the average kitty it seems obvious not to buy something and bring it into your lair that you have violent reactions to, but remember these are humans we are dealing with. Have you ever seen them consume alcohol?

This aside, I HIGHLY recommend trying a non-clay litter option. See my  Kitty Litter lens  for reviews on different types of kitty litter. When changing kitty litter remember to go slowly, the change of texture on little feet can be disconcerting to the self-conscious kitty.

Catnip  YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY!!! **Glorious Sigh**

….ok, now that I’ve had a moment. A word on catnip and humans. Frequently they’re allergic and they don’t know it. Frequently they’re VERY allergic and don’t know it. Try hiding all your kitty litter toys for a few days (yes, I know this is hard) and refraining from indulging in the fresh stuff for a while to see if your human does ok when they get it out of their system. If this works, I suggest two things:

1) substitute crinkly bags and toys for catnip toys. See my SEARCH FOR THE WORLD’S BEST CAT TOY for some suggestions. After all, going straight for a drug is indeed cheating as far as kitty toys are concerned.
2) Indulge when your human is away, or when you are visiting a friend’s. Watch your human’s children to see how they get away with things without their parent’s notice for advice on how to get your catnip outside of your human’s nose. Just make sure your human’s children don’t get caught with it if it’s the fresh stuff, for some reason parental humans always react very badly to this…

Kitty Food

Your human may not have read the ingredients in your kitty food. Don’t be alarmed, most don’t, it happens. That’s what the ASPCA regulation are for. But remember, if your human has seafood allergies or wheat & nut allergies they need to make sure these ingredients aren’t in YOUR food as well as theirs. It’s strange to me but my female human will spend hours pouring over the labels on her foods, but never even gives mine the time of day. Is it little wonder why she has allergic reactions when she gets an offending variety? Also, dry food can be easier for humans than the wet. I know, the wet is AWESOME stuff, but try putting some of your water onto your dry food, this makes it nice and soppy without your humans having to scoop at close range the wet stuff if they’re allergic.

When adopting a cat…

First of all, adoption centers, pet stores, shelters, nursery boxes, etc. are horrible places for kitty allergies. Ask to meet your new human outside so the two of you can get going on the right terms. When you get to your human’s home, encourage them (I know, it sucks, but do it!) to give you a soap and water bath. This will get the allergens from your previous residence off you and give both of you a fresh start. Don’t sleep on/with your human at first, ease up to it- this will give them time to build up their resistance to whatever they are allergic to on you before they wake up feeling sick each morning. And finally- be flexible you are both learning new territory.

Most of all…
Check check and double check to make sure you and your human are working TOGETHER if there are any concerns about your human’s allergies. Too many of our brothers and sisters have ended up back at the shelter after their human decided they couldn’t or wouldn’t deal with their kitty allergy and fulfill their promise to their new feline.

Can Hidden Food Allergies Make You Fat

Has weight loss become difficult for you? Are you gaining weight or finding it hard to lose weight? Food allergies may be the reason.
A great many things can effect weight. Sometimes it can be a medication, a thyroid issue, too many carbs keeping your insulin levels too high, leptin resistance, menopause, etc etc. Did you know that insulin tells your body to store fat? And that when you over eat the carbs your insulin levels can be high much of the time, resulting in your body storing fat instead of releasing it? This is one of the reasons I went low carb.but I digress… read on about food allergies.

What is going on?

Can’t lose weight despite trying all the conventional methods that you are told will work? Welcome to a very large club with millions of members!

One of the most surprising things that I learned when I was trying to lose weight was something I had never heard about before.

As soon as I started paying attention to this one thing, the weight started coming right off. When I went off course, the weight loss stopped.

I started my weight loss journey in March of 2010, after deciding that I really wanted to look better in my dance costumes. I teach beginner belly dancing, and really hated how this weight problem made it difficult for me to find flattering costuming. My vanity got the best of me and I started eating a different way, which was working quite well until I hit those dreaded plateaus that we all seem to encounter. When they last for a week it sucks, but when they go on an on it can be really defeating!

My weight story

Ten years ago I gained 75lbs from a medication I was taking, and when I stopped the medication, the pounds remained. The extra weight made me insulin resistant, and leptin resistant. And to top it off, I was peri-menopausal. As any woman in her forties who starts that long period prior to menopause can tell you, once the hormones go off kilter, it is almost impossible to lose weight. So, I had all these things against me.

Here I was in my mid forties, with hormonal and blood sugar issues hampering my weight loss efforts. In fact, with all these things happening, I was pretty certain weight loss would never happen for me. And then, once I had enough of being fat, and not being able to fit into pretty belly dance costumes, I started on a low carb diet. This worked great, but I kept hitting stalls. I would stall out for weeks with no weight loss. And then, I learned the real reason why.

It had nothing at all to do with calories, nothing at all to do with the carbs or fat or exercise. The answer surprised me so much because I was very well versed on health and nutrition and what weight loss method worked for me.

I did an online search, to try to find out why I was holding on to some weight. I was shocked to find that food allergies can not only make it difficult to lose weight, but cause weight gain!

Hidden Food Allergies Revealed!

I had some tests done years ago that indicated I was allergic to garlic, eggs, wheat and dairy. I don’t know about you, but all of these things plus the many thousands of food they are found in were a large part of my diet. So, the next day I eliminated all of these foods from my diet. In a few days the weight started coming off again. What a relief it was to find out what the problem was!

We are all familiar with common foods that are highly allergenic: nuts, soy, wheat, shellfish. In reality, any foods can cause allergy symptoms in someone. Perhaps you are a lover of all things wheat, as most of us are. Things like breads, pastas, any baked goods, cereals. Wheat is found in thousands of food in many forms. It is not just the gluten people are allergic to, but the wheat in general.

Think about dairy for moment. Many people are lactose intolerant, and the symptoms are obvious. But if you have a milk protein allergy, as I do, the symptoms may not be located in the abdomen. I believe that milk causes me congestion and maybe even headaches. I know that if i eat wheat, I will for certain get a headache. As I eat on the low carb spectrum for weight loss purposes, i tend not to eat grains at all. But, like most people, on a holiday I may eat the stuff I don’t usually eat. Grains make me bloat up and give me a headache. When I eat grains I feel like I swallowed a lead balloon. At least I know what my allergies are so I can avoid these foods.

Symptoms not obvious

Not all food allergies will cause symptoms that you would necessarily associate with an allergic reaction. Congestion, fatigue, bloating, all of these and lots more can be a sign of a food allergy. The only way to know for sure is to see an allergist and be tested for a wide range of foods to see what may be causing you problems. Food allergies are extremely common, and most people never know they have them.

My mother has suffered with abdominal bloating, eczema, congestion, racing heart, etc etc for years. I have also been telling her for years that she has food allergies, and I suspect she is highly allergic to wheat. She will be going for allergy testing this year. Some of the types of tests they run for allergy testing is the skin prick test, blood tests and food elimination challenges.

Food allergie testing

In fact, it is often the very foods that we are most allergic to that we crave the most. This is why, even when we know what we are allergic to, we tend to ignore it if we don’t see any obvious, outward symptoms. A serious implication from eating allergens is leaky gut syndrome. This can cause severe health problems down the road.

So, if you do find yourself unable to lose weight or stuck in a very long stall, as I was, investigate if you have an allergy to something you regularly eat. The results many surprise you! I know that when I don’t go near any of my dreaded allergy triggers, I can pretty much count on a steady pound a week drop. I am very happy with that!

Can Allergies Make a Person Tired

Causes of allergies are lurking everywhere, resulting in all kinds of symptoms. Even your fatigue can be traced to an allergic trigger. It is important to understand how allergies and fatigue are related, and learn some lifestyle strategies that can enormously improve the quality of your life.

Allergies and Fatigue

CFS or chronic fatigue syndrome can be caused by many health factors from sleep deprivation, vitamin deficiency, psychological problems to disease associations. Sometimes it can be difficult, even for a physician, to identify the cause. Researchers have discovered, however, that over 50 percent of patients with CFS also have allergies. Why do allergies trigger lethargy? Allergies overstimulate or overwork the immune system, and therefore make the body feel worn out. Sinus congestion interferes with breathing during sleep and causes a kind of sleep apnea that prevents a person from having a deep refreshing sleep. During the allergic response, the body will release excessive cytokines, which are chemicals that make you feel weak, similar to the way you feel when you have the flu.

Is Your CFS Allergy Related?

If you have had at least four of the following symptoms for longer than six months, you probably suffer from CFS: Bad short-term memory and inability to concentrate, sore throat, muscle pain, joint pain (without swelling or redness), chronic headache, tender lymph nodes and/or constant feeling of discomfort.

Dr. Leo Galland, the author of Power Healing, wrote that you can identify whether your fatigue is related to allergies or not by seeing how your body reacts to exercise. If it is allergy related, your body should respond well to short, gentle exercise routines and feel energized. If your fatigue is caused by other reasons, however, exercise won’t help and might even make you feel worse.

Treat Allergies and Cure Fatigue

Your fatigue will go away if your allergies are properly treated. Visit your doctor and have a thorough evaluation for allergies in order to find out what you are allergic to and should avoid. Keep your home clean and dry to avoid dust and mold. Bathe your indoor pets at least once a week. Wash your sheets and pillow cases in hot water weekly. If you often have nasal congestion, try sleeping on a recliner. It will help you breathe better than lying down. Rinse your nostrils with a saline spray once or twice a day to clean out allergens.

Proper Diets and Supplements

An unhealthy digestive tract can weaken your immune system, heighten your sensitivity to allergies and accordingly make your body feel powerless and uncomfortable. Strictly avoid foods to which you are allergic. If you have chronic digestive problems, visit your doctor and check for intestinal parasites. Two to three cups of chamomile tea a day can reduce fatigue and muscle pain. Take Siberian ginseng supplements to decrease the production of cytokines. Try to add some of these allergy-fighting foods to your daily menu (unless you are allergic to them): yogurt, canola oil, olive oil, cold-water fish, fresh fruits and vegetables.


Why is exercising good for allergies? Exercising makes the blood vessels in your nose constrict, increases room for air and accordingly opens sinuses. Don’t overdo it, though. Start slowly. Do gentle exercise such as yoga or tai chi, or slow aerobic conditioning routines such as walking, biking and swimming for about 15 to 30 minutes daily.

Milk Allergies Symptoms

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Individuals may also undertake these kinds of therapies to gluten they don’t seem to be the carpet where you spend the most likely due to an allergen. An allergen can be an effect.

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Bromine Allergies

Bromine, a reddish-brown liquid chemical, is used in many household applications, such as a water purifier and as a fire-retardant. Occasionally, someone may have an allergy to bromine, which can cause serious symptoms. It is important to identify and treat this allergy to keep each individual safe and symptom-free.


Bromine allergy symptoms may be different depending on the severity of the allergy and the concentration of the bromine. Bromine is used in swimming pools, in fire-retardant materials and in agricultural products. Bromine is highly toxic in undiluted form, both as a liquid and a gas.


Bromine allergies have several different symptoms depending on how the chemical is encountered. The most common way to encounter bromine is to run across it in drinking water or in a swimming pool. Bromine is hardly ever strong enough to cause an allergic reaction in drinking water, but it can cause an allergic reaction in a swimming pool.

Symptoms of a bromine allergy may include difficulty breathing, coughing, lung sensitivity, headache, dizziness and possible skin irritation, such as a rash.


An allergy to bromine is not very common. Most of the concentrations of bromine present in the majority of applications are perfectly harmless to humans. One common misconception is that an allergy to bromine is actually caused by sensitivity to chemicals in general, and not actually an allergy to bromine in particular. If unusual symptoms do occur, however, it is best to keep away from bromine until an allergy can be confirmed or denied by a doctor.


The best way to prevent a bromine allergy from occurring is to avoid the chemical altogether. Do not swim in pools that use bromine to sanitize the water. Try to eat organic fruits and vegetables that are not sprayed with bromine. Check for bromine as an ingredient on any fire-safe material. Thoroughly wash any clothing or swimsuits that have been exposed to bromine. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is no antidote for bromine poisoning or allergies.


Always consult with a health professional immediately if you suspect an allergy to bromine or any other chemical. In some cases, overexposure to bromine can cause serious side-effects. Your doctor will also be able to determine if you actually have an allergy to bromine or whether you simply have a sensitivity to too much exposure to chemicals in general. Never allow a suspected allergy to continue without talking to a qualified health professional about the potential risks.

There Are Some Simple Methods For Coping With Pollen Allergies Symptoms

Pollen comes from flowers of many different kinds. Every type of ornamental flower, flowering tree, weed or grass will produce some kind of pollen. Therefore, people who have seasonal allergies to pollen really suffer when these kind of plants are in bloom. Pollen allergies symptoms are more specific that the more general allergy symptoms which are experienced by most people. The type of symptoms you will experience will, by and large, depend upon the type of pollen to which you are allergic. This is because different types of plants produce their pollen at different times of year.

Pollen allergies symptoms include a wide variety of things such as:

· Coughing
· Redness in the face (flushing)
· Fever
· Itching eyes
· Alterations in the person’s sense of smell
· Headache
· Fever
· Runny nose
· Sneezing
· Stuffed up ears
· Sore throat
· Asthma-like wheezing

Approximately 40 million people in the United States are allergic to pollen and are forced to contend with their pollen allergy symptoms on an annual basis. Many will simply shrug their symptoms off and treat them with over-the-counter allergy remedies. They may be unaware that other more serious health problems such as asthma can be triggered by a pollen allergy. Pollen allergies have also been conclusively linked to ear infections in children.

Pollen allergies symptoms are strikingly similar to normal cold symptoms. They are different from a cold, however, because they do not go away after a week to ten days and they return in annual cycles. People who are dealing with a cold will recover after a short amount of time whereas a person who has a pollen allergy will be dealing with their symptoms for a protracted period of time – until pollen season is over. People who have a cold will also have thicker nasal secretions and quite often will have a very sore throat.

People who have pollen allergies will also only tend to notice that their symptoms occur only at certain times of the year. Many will take several seasons before they are able to put the two together, however. If they are experiencing their allergy symptoms all year round, then chances are that they are allergic to some other kind of allergen in their home, possible pet dander or dust mites.

There are many different ways to cope and deal with seasonal allergies. If you are not sure if you are suffering from seasonal allergies, however, it is best to consult an allergist. Allergists are doctors that have been specifically trained to diagnose and treat allergies. An allergist will be able to conduct some skin tests to determine what substances are causing your allergy symptoms.

If it has been determined that you are indeed allergic to pollen, there are many different things you can do to minimize your exposure to it during pollen season.

· Keeping the windows and doors closed as much as possible will dramatically reduce the amount of pollen that will come into your home.
· Using air conditioning and avoiding the use of attic fans will also keep pollen at bay.
· Keeping car windows rolled up and the air conditioning on will also help greatly.
· Vacationing in places where there are low pollen counts. Beaches are good choices.
· Always check your local weather report to learn the pollen count before engaging in any outdoor activities.
· Avoid spending time outside during the early morning hours when pollen is at its peak.
· Wearing sunglasses while outside will also dramatically reduce the amount of pollen that will get into your eyes.


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Brief Guide to Dog Allergies

Common Canine Allergies

Did you know that Fido can be born with or even develop allergies to certain things in their environment? Dogs are similar to humans in many aspects but recent research shows that your family pet can even have common allergies like humans. Dogs can develop many different types of allergic reactions to allergens in their environment. Luckily, there are things we as pet owners can do to help Fido with his allergy symptoms. To do that however, you need to first find out what type of allergen is causing your pet’s allergies and then you can find ways to alleviate their allergy symptoms.

Common Canine Allergies

An allergy is the body’s hypersensitive reaction to common matters (allergens) found in the environment. Just as in humans,a dog’s allergies can develop over time or even after a second exposure to a certain material. Dogs can inhale, ingest, and physically come in contact with many items that can cause allergic reactions. Common allergens can be found in:
your dog’s processed food
dairy products
grass in the yard
seasonal plants and flowers
flea and ticks
household cleaning chemicals
laundry soap

Types of Reactions

The allergens in your dog’s environment can cause several types of allergic reactions. Some reactions are serious and can be fatal; other types of reactions are more annoying than anything.
skin irritations (i.e. itching, scratching, swelling, redness, paw licking and many others).
eye irritations (i.e. glassy eyes, watery eyes, itchy eyes, and more).
gastrointestinal issues (i.e. loose bowels, constipation, bloody stools, etc).

Preventing Allergy Symptoms

First and foremost, you have to narrow down what is causing your canine’s allergy symptoms. At first this can be quite a daunting task to master. Sometimes pet owners will have to resort to taking their dog into their local veterinarian’s office for assistance in figuring out the allergy triggers.

Once you can find out what is causing your dog’s allergies you can learn how to lessen their affects. If the allergen is something simple you can remove it from the environment to lessen your dog’s symptoms. Sometimes you can even do simple things like giving your dog a cold bath to clean off the dander that is causing their reactions. If your dog is having problems related to itching or aggravated skin, you can shampoo their hair with aloe shampoo to calm their skin. Some allergy symptoms can be alleviated by simply avoiding the allergen.

Sometimes if the allergy is severe, a vet can prescribe your pet a special antibiotic or even a steriod to help alleviate their allergy symptoms. The treatment will really depend on what is causing the dog’s allergic symptoms and how severe the symptoms are. With any pet allergy it is suggested you do seek advice from a qualified veterinarian.

Allergies to Pollens Natural Relief

Natural pollen allergy relief is easy, but it is a life style. Just keeping windows shut at home and work can greatly lower pollen allergy symptoms. But if you live or work with people who don’t have allergies and love having the fresh air flow in through the windows, it may not be so simple. If you don’t have an air conditioner and it gets hot and stuffy without the windows open, this simple natural remedy may again not be so simple. Good thing there are lot of ways to reduce those pollen allergies naturally.

Sea air, foods, raw honey, and wonderfully natural water can all aid in lowering our bodies’ overreactions to those little pollens floating through the air in the springtime.

Sea air

Springtime may be the perfect time to take off and head for the beach. It may not be as warm as summer, but walking along the shore with the relaxing crash of waves not only is great exercise, but is a completely natural pollen allergy reliever breathing in the fresh sea air. If your daily habit is not to walk along the shore, it may be a welcomed life style change even if the beach is not nearby.

Naturally good

So natural pollen allergy relief is all about focusing on what is good and healthy. Making life style changes to make sure you’re getting enough exercise and nutrition helps the body get the energy, but also helps to build up the immune system from getting sick. Often the irritation of pollen allergies may cause us to get sick more easily. Making sure we are getting enough fresh fruit and vegetables will help our bodies fight sickness. The raw honey helps our bodies adjust to the pollens in the air and at the same time adds nutrition too.

I’d love to hear from you!

So what do you think? Is there a life style here that may be helpful to reduce your pollen allergies? Do you do all of these things and still sneeze like crazy in the springtime? Are there life style changes or remedies you’ve found more helpful?
Thanks for visiting!

Pollen Allergies Symptoms

Do you have bee grass pollen allergy symptoms? Depending on where you live you might be suffering from severe allergies or not at all.


The real challenge is that there are still so many people that don’t know where their allergies are coming from. If the allergies are stemming from the environment then there is no doubt that you can move, or you could try using bee pollen to relieve the symptoms. Why Pollen Might be Good to Use to Treat Allergies

To say that pollen might be good to use to treat allergies is up for debate and has been for some time, but the fact remains that many are having success with it. The reality behind this is that people get flu shots to make them immune to the flu, but in order to do that you are being given the flu. So it is the same with pollen; you get pollen to free yourself of your allergies to pollen.

There is also a theory that claims that the only way to relieve the symptoms is by taking pollen from the region that you live in. This is because not all areas have the same climate, thus even growing flowers wild you can’t get the same wildflowers in every state or country, so the pollen is different. Make sense?

What in Pollen Helps With Allergies

In order to understand how pollen helps with allergies, we need to talk about what is in it that counts. Pollen contains a lot of vitamin E, and we know that vitamin E is helpful with allergies because it’s an antioxidant which helps prevent allergies or other viral ailments to get into the body.

Vitamin C is great for allergies because not only is it an antioxidant, but it stimulates white cell production which fights off bacteria and infection. People don’t think of allergies as a bacterial problem, but they are. This is why moms always tell their kids to take plenty of vitamin C.

Zinc is another contributor to pollen because pollen is so rich in Zinc. Zinc is a great immune booster and it helps the body heal. Zinc is a pretty powerful mineral, and studies at the Mayo Clinic suggest that Zinc may help shorten colds and reduce the symptoms of nasal allergies.

This is a great thing to hear because so many people face spring and summer with dread, knowing that they are allergic to almost everything. Zinc can also be a substitute for those who are allergic to Goldenseal.

In conclusion, there are several theories about how to use bee pollen to get rid of allergy symptoms, but do they work?

Some say that you should take pollen that is native to your region, while others just choose to medicate. Pollen is loaded with vitamin A, C, and E which are all key in relieving allergies and colds. This is why pollen has been effective in helping so many get relief from their nasal allergy symptoms.

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