Just a Little Venting

So a friend and I were talking about the recent influx of people who are allergic to seemingly everything. While some of these are true, legetimate allergies; I wonder just how much of this trend is just a passing fad; like the Pet Rock or The South Beach Diet? I have heard and read about people who are now on gluten free diets, suddenly lactose intolerant, "sugar reactive" and other such stories. Is red dye number 7 really the cause of your child's "meltdown" or is he having a tantrum because he can't have a new toy? Now, before you get all upset; let me say I don't begrudge anyone for trying to eat a healthier diet. I know that allergies are real and I, myself am allergic to pork and have been for many years; also limes. So, if someone asks me over for a meal I always let them know about the allergy. I get it. But, come on people; could some of you be jumping on the bandwagon because it is the popular thing?

2 Response to "Just a Little Venting"

  1. Susan says:
    January 21, 2013 at 8:15 AM

    I have wondered the same thing. I think as human's we are very easily swayed by "news" and "others". I do know one person who is gulten intolerant but it is not a "new" diagnosis.

  2. Kathy says:
    January 21, 2013 at 8:49 AM

    Wow, how to comment. I have no known or diagnosed allergies. Although, I sneeze when I eat chocolate, and I also sneeze when my bare feet touch a cold floor first thing in the morning. The latter could mean that I'm "motion intolerant." I refuse to admit an allergy to chocolate, however.