I’m not making any claims here, this is just an observation.
I cut the grass this morning. It took about three hours. To prepare for cutting the grass in normally try to cover as much of my skin as I possibly can. Even in the summer I typically wear a flannel shirt, or something else with long sleeves, and jeans. One particular pair of jeans – my grass cutting jeans. I wear my old hunting boots, and a pair of gloves. Only my face is exposed. The second I finish cutting the grass I run straight in to the house and take a cold shower.
I do all this because I’m allergic to grass, of course. I’m allergic to fescue grass, which is pretty much the kind everyone has. I don’t swell up and die if a piece of grass touches me, but it does make me really miserable. My skin gets itchy any place grass (fresh cut in particular) touches me, and I normally sneeze about 30 – 40 times while I cut the grass, and then more later throughout the day. I have the typical allergic reaction. I’m normally better by the following day.
When I finally managed to drag myself out of bed today it was hot and muggy. I mean disgustingly hot and muggy. I threw on a t-shirt and my grass-cutting jeans, and cut the grass. I was halfway through cutting the grass before I realized that my arms weren’t covered. At the same time I realized I hadn’t sneezed a single time.
I finished cutting the grass and chopped down 3 trees, and I never sneezed a single time. My arms didn’t itch at all, even though I was soaked in sweat and my arms were covered in all sorts of nature.
I stopped eating dairy a couple of weeks ago. Something I’ve been allergic to all my life didn’t bother me today. I’m not saying there’s a connection, I’m just pointing out that it’s kind of interesting. We’ll see…