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Hygiene Hypothesis

Many experts say that the cleaner people are in everyday life, insulated from dust and viruses, the more likely they are to contract severe allergies. This is due to the fact that many microorganisms that the body encounters in the outside world educate the body and populates the gut with microorganisms that strengthen the immune system.

Example: A study in Denmark proved that households with more cats and dogs have less allergic disorders.

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Fearfully avoiding certain foods right from childhood (like peanuts) does not expose the child’s body to the ingredients, leaving it poorer and more susceptible to allergies in adulthood, even if the food isn’t consumed directly.

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Severe food allergies in which the body exhibits serious symptoms like slow pulse, blood pressure drop and wheezing/dizziness (anaphylaxis), are ...

A study shows that the more antibiotics a child intakes during childhood, the more the probability is of them contracting food allergies.

This is because antibiotics ‘nuke’ the gut bacteria, most of which is healthy.

Lack of Vitamin D is playing havoc to the development of our immunoregulatory systems. The more we stay indoors, the less sun we get in our bodies, making it produce less of Vitamin D.

We also get allergic to the sun and apply sunscreens, which many studies point out are not as helpful as ...

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