I'm very consistent, about 5-10 times a day. Weird huh? I find this interesting because it's such a small number too. Most people wouldn't even be bothered by this, but I went ahead and got tested for allergies. Lo and behold, I now know I'm moderately allergic to dust, dust mites, dander, pollen, and mold. However, I still have no idea whether my sneezes are caused by these allergens because I would assume it's also completely normal to sneeze if some dust flies into your nose. I also don't know how to explain that despite all the dust and pollen that flies into my car during my commute to work, I rarely sneeze then. I would expect my sneezes to shoot up around here, but it seems to be the opposite case. Well I don't expect I'll be able to identify exactly what's causing my sneezes - nor do I lose sleep over this - but I thought I'd do a poll here and hear from you folks. So how often do you sneeze and what do you think causes it?
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on November 08, 2012
at 09:00 AM
I only sneeze if something obvious like a bunch of dust flies in my face. I don't sneeze every day. Allergies are a leaky gut issues. Heal your gut and your allergies will slowly get better if not disappear.
on December 25, 2012
at 12:17 AM
I don't sneeze that much. Once in a while. Wish I could be more specific. Sometimes when I step into sunlight, I'll sneeze, so I don't think sneezing is always related to specific allergen or irritant.
on December 24, 2012
at 11:21 PM
Since starting primal/paleo, I sneeze maybe 3x/day and not every day.. In 23 days, I've gone from probably 3x/hour to only when dust is in my face for the most part.
on November 08, 2012
at 06:42 AM
I don't sneeze very often at all since turning Paleo. It literally cured my allergies AND depression while I'm at it.
Though it is certainly not a cure-all. I've still had GERD for the two months since I've started. I've had it for 4 years. At this point, I'll probably have it for the rest of my life... all because I decided to listen to a "Medical Professional" and take an antibiotic.
on July 31, 2013
at 05:00 PM
I have pretty bad seasonal allergies in the spring time. During that time of year I sneeze upwards of 50x/day depending on the day and the pollen levels. Also depends on the food I have eaten and my alcohol consumption. During the rest of the year I hardly ever sneeze at all.
I guess the question you need to answer yourself is "do you have any other symptoms associated with sneezing"? If not, then I wouldn't really worry too much about it. Stay paleo and you should be fine. However, if you have other symptoms like me: itchy watery eyes, head fog, runny/stuffed up nose, fatigue, then I would suggest some interventions. I can control much my symptoms in the spring by using some natural remedies: Quercetin, vit C, probiotics, and very strict paelo!
Fun fact: People with seasonal allergies tend to have a reduced risk of certain types of cancer!
I wrote a bit about it on my blog: