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Bee Pollen for Allergies in Children

written by: AlyssaAst • edited by: Diana Cooper • updated: 2/23/2011

Recent studies claim that children suffering from seasonal allergies can find relief with bee pollen therapy. Combining bee pollen for allergies, along with certain changes throughout the home, is said to be very beneficial in treating children’s seasonal allergies.

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    Bee Pollen for Allergies

    Allergies in children are caused by foods, natural substances, chemicals and the environment. Many environmental pathogens are the cause of seasonal allergies in children. As the child inhales, ingests or touches any of these pathogens they can have a reaction, known as allergies.

    The reason allergies occur is because the immune system automatically decides which objects are foreign in a child’s body. As a response, the immune system releases histamines, a natural chemical. This occurs whenever a child comes in contact with molds, pollens, dust, animal hair or any other allergy causing substance.

    Recent studies were conducted on the effectiveness of using bee pollen for allergies. In one study, patients suffering from hay fever experienced a 75% improvement from their allergies. This occurred in 73% of the patients studied. More drastic results occurred when the bee pollen was used prior to allergy season.

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    Children’s Seasonal Allergies

    When using bee pollen for children’s seasonal allergies, it's advised the treatment starts approximately 2 months before the summer months. It is best to gradually introduce a child to the bee pollen. After a child has been introduced to it and there is no allergic reaction, children should take approximately 1 teaspoon of bee pollen per day.

    While using bee pollen for allergies, it is recommended other dietary changes are made to achieve the best results. Before beginning the bee pollen therapy, it is best to eliminate wheat and gluten from the child’s diet four weeks prior to treatment. Once the treatment has begun, they can then be slowly introduced back into the child’s diet. The same should be done with dairy products. While taking bee pollen, a child should receive more vitamin C than before.

    When a child is using bee pollen therapy, it is important they don’t experience elevated stress levels. They must exercise regularly and receive adequate amounts of sleep. You can also teach your child breathing exercises.

    If your child is using bee pollen, make sure your furnace filter is changed regularly, about every 3 months. Children should avoid foods with added sugars and sugars in general. A child should consume more fiber and water as well.

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    References:

    “Allergies and Bee Pollen” Bee Pollen Buzz

    “One of Nature’s Most Perfect Foods” EnviroBee

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