As a young girl I was plagued with a number of respiratory concerns from asthma to bronchitis to hay fever. Living with parents who were heavy smokers added to my breathing problems. One of the physicians that my parents took me to conducted the dreaded ‘scratch test’ to determine which types of plants that I was allergic to. This test is incredibly uncomfortable and left my back full of raised welts. After receiving allergy shots and taking a number of medications to manage my allergies I felt doomed to a life of sneezing, itchy eyes, and a runny nose. My maternal grandfather stepped in and encouraged my mother to take me off the medication and begin adding local bee pollen to my diet. My grandpa was a beekeeper. He knew that by ingesting local pollen I would build up a natural immunity. Within a few months I was, and continue to be, allergy free. Removing dairy from my diet also helped tremendously. Speak to your doctor about this remedy and if bee pollen could help you manage seasonal allergies.
Be Well! ~Tiffany