There are many reasons why allergies are on the increase. One reason for this increase is that we live in an extra-clean environment, which makes us more susceptible or sensitive to our environment, as we are in general not exposed to it. As a result, we are over-reacting to harmless substances, such as pollen, as our body’s immune system cannot distinguish between that which is harmless and that which is life threatening.
On the other hand, there are many environmental toxins we take into our body, such as hormones, medicine and antibiotics, and pesticides and hormones which are in our food. These chemical toxins can cause immune reactions, leading to inflammation and allergic reactions. Inflammation reacting on the mucous membrane of our gut changes the gut flora and causes sensitivities which may be mild or severe. These reactions may also be seen on all mucous membranes leading also to hay fever and asthma.