I don’t understand the purpose of allergies. Just when I was admiring the weather, I had an episode. It started two nights ago when I felt a sudden change in the temperature of my home office. That led me to power up my space heater and bundle up in my blanket. The next morning, I woke up with a very familiar allergy symptom; a sore throat. So I wonder, why do we have allergies?
I turned to the Internet to search for answers. Here’s what I found:
After reading that, I am just as confused as beforehand.
The article goes on to state how Ruslan Medzhitov, an immunologist at Yale School of Medicine believes allergies are “an essential defense against noxious chemicals — a defense that has served our ancestors for tens of millions of years and continues to do so today.”
I don’t know about you, but I don’t feel defended. If anything, I feel like my system was compromised and it’s now attacking itself. No fun.
I realize this is supposed to be the month where nature’s best starts to bloom, but you know what? You can keep the May flowers.