A simple explanation for an allergic reaction may be the over-reaction of the bodies defenses against whatever it perceives to be an enemy to the body...even if it is something that many other people that you know do not have an allergic reaction too.
When it comes to food, my college studies included learning about both food sensitivities and food allergies. Before my studies I didn't know there was a difference between the two. But even though what is happening in the body may be different, both can have an similar discomfort to the person suffering from them.
In the Spring the beautiful trees that are all over our property are budding and coating everything with their green pollen, a nightmare for those like myself with tree pollen allergies that cause respiratory symptoms. In the fall, it's my son's turn, there is something in the air that has never agreed with him. Both of our responses are the same, we sneeze and cough, and take ALJ to soothe our symptoms. If you are interested, please visit this link and search for ALJ.
Allergies are often a sign of a weak immune system. Weak immune systems can be a result of heredity, not eating properly, and extended periods of stress. If you do the work of building the immune system by changing your diet, and taking immune-building herbal foods, you will find that, over time, you will not experience allergy symptoms as severely, and in some cases, may no longer experience them at all.
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