What is an allergy?
An allergy is an over reaction of the immune system to something that is normally harmless, such as pollen, nuts, soya, eggs, animals and more.
The body sees these allergens as a threat responds by inducing symptoms such as hives, sneezing, runny nose, running eyes, wheezing, shortness of breath, vomiting and inflammation.
In severe cases the body can go in to anaphylactic shock and without the availability of an epi-pen can cause death if not treated in time.
As I mentioned, the body's response to allergens is to go in to protection mode, which is what causes the allergies, however, these allergies do not have to be life long, the signals can be removed leaving you symptom free.
Aged around 3 I developed symptoms of hayfever, there were certain tree pollens that affected my eyes, nose and breathing.
As I look back now, my understanding is that my grandfather, brother, a cousin and several friends also suffered with the symptoms of hayfever, so when I too began to cough and sneeze throughout the summer months, it was assumed that I too had hayfever - learnt behaviour.
All this changed for me 3 years ago when a friend and colleague explained to me how the subconscious mind works and that these allergy signals can be removed. I am pleased to say that I no longer need daily antihistamines and can enjoy days outside, even on days with a very high pollen count, without being left feeling wiped out and flu like.