A Cure for the Allergy Epidemic?

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    Nov 11, 2013 10:43 PM GMT
    Hopefully sooner rather than later icon_smile.gif

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/10/opinion/sunday/a-cure-for-the-allergy-epidemic.html?ref=science&_r=1&
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    Nov 13, 2013 2:36 AM GMT
    heh heh
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    Nov 13, 2013 2:57 AM GMT
    I have to give myself vaccine injections on a regular basis just to keep my dogs. It's disappointing they gave no mention of how they might go about using this information to "cure" allergies.
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    Nov 13, 2013 2:17 PM GMT
    Scruffypup saidI have to give myself vaccine injections on a regular basis just to keep my dogs. It's disappointing they gave no mention of how they might go about using this information to "cure" allergies.


    Just in case you're in a rush:
    http://www.npr.org/2010/12/02/131753267/eat-your-worms-the-upside-of-parasites
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    Nov 13, 2013 2:39 PM GMT
    I think this just confirms the long-held view that being exposed to a certain amount of dirt during childhood is good for one's immune system.
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    Nov 13, 2013 2:58 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidI think this just confirms the long-held view that being exposed to a certain amount of dirt during childhood is good for one's immune system.
    I was a very dirty kid growing up. Always outdoors, and had the worst hygienic habits for years. Didn't even see a certain Physician til I was trying out for Track & Field in High School. Oddly, I never got sick easy, and got better sooner than everyone around me. Maybe the over sterilization pandemic is what is the cause of so many inner city people getting sick. I know it disgust me how so many over emphasis the importance of anti-bacterial sanitation, but don't put a limit to how much they recommend patients to use on a day to day basis.
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    Nov 13, 2013 3:27 PM GMT
    I cringe when I see parent trying to raise kids in hyper-santization. That's what my parents did to me (to "protect" me no doubt) and I've been struggling with allergies ever since.

    Other research I've seen suggests that the first year of life is the most important for absorbing proper microbial populations. After that, for some reason, it becomes harder to pull it off.
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    Nov 13, 2013 3:43 PM GMT
    _JRQ said
    I was a very dirty kid growing up. Always outdoors, and had the worst hygienic habits for years. Didn't even see a certain Physician til I was trying out for Track & Field in High School. Oddly, I never got sick easy, and got better sooner than everyone around me. Maybe the over sterilization pandemic is what is the cause of so many inner city people getting sick. I know it disgust me how so many over emphasis the importance of anti-bacterial sanitation, but don't put a limit to how much they recommend patients to use on a day to day basis.

    Same here. We used to play outside for hours. I can only recall visiting the doc once as a child. I was never ill. If I wanted a day off school, I had to pretend to have stomach ache.