When you get a sudden onslaught of teary eyes, hacking cough or sniffles, it is easy to think it is pollen or ragweed in the air, or even your friends pet, But what about health problems like insomnia, fatigue, headaches, weight gain or digestive problems. The cause for these problems can also be allergies.

    There is this belief that allergies are genetic, but genetics can not explain the dramatic and explosive increase in allergies in the past few decades. According to Dr. Galland, a New York based integrative medicine expert, “If you go back 50 years, there were very few people with allergies and 100 years ago hardly anyone had allergies”. Why such an increase?

     Based on years of patient care and research, Dr. Galland says environmental factors are to blame any many conditions that we do not associate with allergies can be traced back to reactions to the food we eat, products in the home and pollution in the air.

    In conditions like weight gain, depression, and fatigue people are simply unaware that their bodies are overloaded with allergens.

    Yes, you are unknowingly causing your own allergies. The cause may be a mystery to you, but that is good, by becoming aware of this you may be able to help your doctor cure yourself.

    The triggers to each person will be unique, but again, if something is fundamentally environmental and you can gain control of your environment, you can help change it.