1: Allergies Are Just In Your Mind
Allergies are indeed real physiological conditions and they can sometimes threaten one’s life. However, it must be said that the mind is an important factor in allergic response. Emotional stress can worse allergic reactions and relaxation exercises can moderate these responses.
2: You Can Outgrow Your Allergies
Food allergies are ten times more commonly found in children than in adults. Allergies to peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish are lifelong.
3: Organic Foods Won’t Cause Allergic Reactions
By strictly eating organic products you are not removing the risk of food allergies. Some very allergenic foods are what might be considered organic: milk, eggs, peanuts, wheat, soybeans, shellfish and tree nuts. These items constitute 90 percent of all food allergies. Allergies are not caused by the chemicals used in growing the food, but by their proteins.
4: Shellfish Allergies are Caused By Iodine
There is no relationship between allergies to fish and shellfish and iodine allergies Shellfish and fish allergies are caused by the proteins in these products, and not by iodine. Those who avoid skin medications with iodine in them due to fish/shellfish allergies, should feel free to use these medications provided they are not also allergic to iodine.
5: Moving to Arid States Will Cure Allergies
There is no 100% safe refuge for those with allergies. Desert areas have no maple trees or ragweed, they have other pollen-producing vegetation such as: sagebrush, ash and cottonwood. Moving to a dry area may offer temporary relief, but a new bout of allergies to local plants will most likely form.