What is an Allergy?

Allergies Are a Lot More Than a Runny Nose and Itchy Eyes!


What is an Allergy?


An allergy is an inappropriate immune response to an exposure that causes illness when a person inhales, ingests or comes in contact with a substance their body believes is a threat.

When asked, many people describe an allergy as a runny nose, sinus congestion, hives or the anaphylactic response of restricted airways.

Most people have not recognized allergies as the cause of illness, autism, pain, ADD, ADHD, chronic fatigue and auto immune diseases.

Often allergies are misunderstood as psychosomatic disorders, and the suffering person is made to feel like he or she is imagining the symptoms.

Allergies are simply caused by the central nervous system perceiving a substance as a threat, thereby causing the body to react in a negative way to that item.  If the central nervous system does not recognize a substance as a threat, that person will not react sensitively to it.

The following are nine categories of allergen’s as discussed in Dr. Devi S. Nambudripad’s book, “Say Goodbye to What is and allergyIllness”

  1. Inhalents:  Contacted thru the nose, throat or bronchial tubes…such as perfumes, exhaust, chemicals, pollens, smoke, cooking smells, plants herbs, etc.
  2. Ingestants:  Items brought to the mouth such as food and beverages.
  3. Contactants:  Anything that we touch or touches the skin
  4. Injectants:  Vaccinations, drugs, bites, stings
  5. Infectants:  Bacterias, viruses, parasites
  6. Physical Agents:  Heat, cold, wind, humidity, radiation, pressure, motion, sound, colors…
  7. Genetic Factors:  Allergens and tendencies towards allergies that are passed down generationally
  8. Molds and Fungi:  Can be inhaled, contacted, injected, or ingested
  9. Emotional Stressors

Untreated immune responses from allergies can cause numerous health problems!

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