Well, the 9K pollen count wore me down. You name the symptom, and I had it. Watery, itchy eyes. Sneezing. Stuffy nose. Runny nose. Sore throat. Headache. Blech! I needed help. I started out with an OTC medication, but a friend of mine suggested local honey. I know this blog is about taking "small steps daily," but I was looking for a huge step in getting relief from the evil pollen invading Atlanta.
|Local honey from Moye's Pharmacy and Earl Grey tea from Teavana|
The idea behind eating local honey is like gradually vaccinating the body against allergens in your area, a process called immunotherapy. In other words, it's like getting allergy shots but a LOT more pleasant. :) I did some cursory research (which is to say I briefly googled the topic) and found that a lot of people feel immunotherapy works for them.
So . . . off my husband went to purchase local honey at Moye's, a local pharmacy chain. I must say that we both were suffering and we both feel better now. I don't know if it's due to the meds I briefly took or the local honey, but I do feel better. At any rate, I enjoyed sipping hot tea each night with a tablespoon of honey added to it. Ahhhhh!