I've heard that Native Americans use to call this great Cumberland Basin of ours, the "Valley of Sickness" due to allergens, fever, etc.
I am going to have to do some research on it. And eat my local honey to perhaps help avoid this madness. My head feels as though it's been stuffed with cotton.
Speaking of Native Americans, I found this site: Native Nashville and they have online Cherokee language tutorials and links to Native American radio. Nice. I've always wanted to learn Cherokee. I have a penchant for dead languages.