Food allergies are becoming more and more prevalent in today’s society. There are several theories about why this is happening, but none of them have been proven. According to statistics, there are 15 million diagnosed with food allergies in the US and 2.5 million people with self-reported food allergies in Canada. Six - 9% of these are children, but 50% of new diagnoses are adults with food allergies. A new diagnosis can affect family and other relationships in surprising ways.