According to the American College of Allergies, Asthma, and Immunology, allergies are a major cause of illness in the United States.
They report that as many as 50 million people have allergic rhinitis (“hay fever” symptoms). This means that about one in five persons has an inhalant allergy.
This number doesn’t include those suffering from food and chemical sensitivities.
In fact, it may be that allergic reactions are the most frequently unrecognized cause of illness in the country.
Further, this is only one of three types of allergies. Besides inhalant allergies, foods and chemicals are also reactants. The weakening effect of any allergy leaves us vulnerable to developing others.