A fellow blogger, healthyfrenchie (healthyfrenchie.wordpress.com) has issued an “Adventurous April” challenge, in which we should all try one new thing per week in the month of April. For the first week, I have chosen bee pollen as my new thing to try. At this very moment, I am sitting here testing my tolerance to it by dissolving granules under my tongue. Lara Croft, Tumour Raider, is doing this with me. What can I say? Love helps you do wild things, crazy things, or simply try new things. 🙂
According to http://www.bee-pollen–buzz.com it is important to see if you have any adverse reaction to bee pollen. My first granule was fine, my next two were fine, now I am up to three. It is high in vitamin B, and is reported to help with all manner of health issues — including the physical toll chemotherapy takes on a body.
I also find it tastes pretty darn good!
When I purchased this local bee pollen yesterday (see Farmer’s Market as play date for children haha), I also purchased local honey (wildflower, to help with allergies) at the same time. I like honey, and I am a tea drinker, so honey in my tea feels like comfort food to me.
Among Bee Pollen‘s numerous health benefits are:
— the fact that it is chock full of vitamins, minerals, proteins, etc. Very nutrient rich food.
— it is a germ killer, and strengthens the immune system (yes, please!)
— it is said to increase energy and strength (but there is no concrete measurement of exactly how much it augments these. Perhaps I should be a case study?)
— it fights free radicals, which can damage cells and create a mutation known as cancer
— and, excitingly enough, it helps smooth wrinkles and improve skin’s appearance by helping keep us young (thank you bee pollen, I think I can avoid the botulism toxin known as botox)
This all sounds great to me, so here’s my first week of April Adventures! For the second week, I haven’t devised a plan yet, but I am open to suggestions. Most of what I can do involves meditation, eating, etc. and not as much in the exercise department as I am still supposed to be “easing back into” things. The last medical estimate I received on my recovery? One year. At least. Might as well make it an entire transformation then, right?
Blessings to you all…