Are spring allergies getting you down?
I was suffering this year, more so than in the past. Allergies seemed to hit earlier than usual and I was behind the eight ball so to speak: using an albuterol inhaler and taking too much Zyrtec. Treating the symptoms and not getting to the root cause!
Once I began taking ALLER-C from Vital nutrients combined with 1 tsp per day of local honey (gift from a colleague with bee hives in Silverthorne), I was off all symptom relief meds within 2 weeks! Vital C contains quercetin, an anti-inflammatory that has anti-histamine properties making it ideal for allergy symptoms. It also contains bromelain, vitamin C and bioflavonoids.
Now, what does honey have to do with spring allergies? Well, the bees are pollinators and very important to Mother Nature. When you ingest local honey, it is like a homeopathic dose of pollen that your physical self can compensate for over time. It is like magic! Remember, you need LOCAL honey for this method to work. It needs to be the pollen endemic in your area.
However, there is a problem. Honeybees are becoming extinct! Have you noticed a paucity of bees buzzing around your spring flowers? By now, my yard is normally full of bees, but not this year. This is serious problem as bees are responsible for 30% of our food supply.
A recent study by Harvard University published in May 2018 proves what many have believed over the last few years. Nicotine analogs were added to pesticides and weed-killers around 2000. They are incorporated into the plants and are now affecting the bee population. These neonicotinoids poison the bees neurological system and seem to be the culprit of this Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). It is estimated that we lost 30% of our bee population this past year. The problem has been escalating since roughly 2006.
What can you do?
Do not buy pesticides and weed killers with neonicotinoids (such as Roundup). You can make a very effective weed killer that works better than the poisons using just vinegar, natural dish soap, clove oil and salt.
Vinegar alone, full strength undiluted 18% vinegar is effective at eliminating weeds. Adding an ounce of dish soap and 2 tsp of salt to one gallon of vinegar will increase effectiveness. Adding a tablespoon of clove oil to this mixture can help it stick to the weeds a bit better. Note of caution: this will kill off your good plants as well so aim carefully!
Bees love dandelions. Just saying!
Yours in Health,