35 million Americans will be wiping their eyes and sneezing like crazy this Spring into Summer.  I was standing outside in my backyard last week and there was a steady stream of pollen drifting through the air that almost looked like large snow flakes.

At once time, I was allergic to pollen and grass and because of this, I was not allowed to mow my parent's lawn as a kid. Good for me but bad for my sinuses.  Luckily I grew out of most of those allergies and yes, I'm back mowing the lawn!

The trusty 'Farmer's Almanac' predicts a very bad allergy season.  I'm sure the makers of the endless medications are excited about that.  Even the Weather Channel has regular 'Pollencast' feature on their web site.

If you would rather not make the drug companies richer than they are, you may want to consider some natural remedies that have worked for me in the past:

#1 - If you can stand it, try taking two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in an 8 ounce glass of water once every day.  This is healthy for allergies and pretty much everything else.

Find local honey.  Local bees is what is key and can really help with allergy symtoms.  I pick mine up at the local farmer's market or Country Wagon Produce in the town of Maine.

Lime can be your best friend.  Never mind the Corona, squeeze a half of a fresh lime into a glass of lukewarm water. Add a teaspoon of honey and you've got a natural tonic to flush your system of toxins from allergens. If you can, drink this mixture once daily, first thing in the morning.

Chamomile tea helps you sleep and is a great natural antihistamine and if you sweeten it with great local honey, you have a natural tonic to help with allergies.

Humans aren't the only ones who suffer from allergies...