Lest we forget, a Paleo diet doesn't make one invincible. While away camping over the weekend around the Sacramento river delta with absolutely fabulous weather, great food, friends, fun, liquid cheer, there was also something in the air — some sort of pollen effecting just about all of us.
There's a history, here, and to make it short, I suffered debilitating springtime allergies since I was a teenager. I've had the scratch tests (allergic to grasses above all — you know, those things grain seeds come from), took injections for years, and was on prescriptions for decades. Then, in January of '08, I stopped the medications and have never looked back. Last year, I either had one episode requiring a Claritin, or none, 'cause I can't remember. This weekend, I went on Saturday and got some Claritin, took one, and it did the trick. I began feeling symptoms again Sunday before departure late afternoon and took another. I though that would be it, until I woke this morning after an 8 hour sleep to an awful attack. Then I recalled something from the past whenever that would happen. First, ditch all the clothes you had while there, toss 'em in the washer, and then take a long shower and soap and scrub. In this case, I used Dr. Bronner's liquid peppermint. If you've never tried it, it's quite an experience.
I also took another Claritin. I'm fine, now, but pretty beat and so the kick off for revealing the plan for World Paleo Domination is on hold until tomorrow.
On a couple of notes, take a look at Nikki's Paleo Cookbooks (or click on the image in the right-had sidebar). This is exactly the sort of thing that I want to promote here without compromising either the integrity of the blog or the manner in which information is presented. How many times have commenters asked for recipes and cookbooks? This integrates perfectly with the message and I'm proud to have it over there. And that will be the standard for all products and services that make it over to the right side: I'll be proud to have them there, or they won't be there at all.
Second: yes, Free the Animal receives a portion of each sale that comes as a result of a referral from this site. So, this is a way to help launch the marketing effort and spread the message, as well as secure a great value for yourself. Later: I forgot that Nikki also has a Paleo blog.
Third: If you have not already, I would appreciate if you take a moment to take the survey.