"When you put a small amount of the seemingly harmful irritant (bee pollen from local flower pollens) into your body, your immune system builds defenses or immunities against the foreign substance. This will make the immune system “ready” to handle any of that substance in larger quantities the next time it is in contact with it. So there is no “hyper-reaction.” It is a similar concept to using a vaccine. Bee pollen goes quickly into the blood stream in small doses, just enough to kick your immune system into gear." -Source
2. Water. Drink wicked lots of water and help flush the gook out of your system.
3. A Neti Pot. I'm not going to lie, I still haven't quite gotten over the weirdness factor of using this thing. But it works really well. It however does not feel spectacular if you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror while using this thing and start laughing hysterically. For those of you who have ever caught a wave in the face, you already know that choking on salt water is a nasty experience. Just sayin'...
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4. Yoga. While we're getting all crunchy hippie here, eating our raw honey, and pouring the allergen-laced snot out of our faces, we might as well really do it up and get our yogi on, right? Yes, absolutely. Go check out Mandy Ingber's site, then order the Yogalosophy DVD. If this is too much granola for you, just keep in mind that this is the woman who keeps Jennifer Aniston (as well as countless other rock-bodied celebs) in such phenomenal shape. All that downward-dogging, stretching, breathing, and twisting helps "wring" the irritants out of your system, as well as help work on that high-and-tight yoga butt you always wanted. You can't really go wrong with this one...
***As innocuous as honey seems, it can actually pose health risks in some cases. Honey proponents warn that there is a potential for an allergic reaction to it. And since honey can contain bacteria that can cause infant botulism, health officials warn that children under 12 months of age whose immune systems haven't fully developed shouldn't eat honey at all [source: Mayo Clinic].
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