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Strange blue ball in nature (pippalou, Morguefile)
Exposed tree root by river (beglib, Morguefile)
Although allergies can be genetic or environmental, the explosion in allergies in the 21st century is surely largely down to environmental factors (jeans/genes are worn by the environment). We have been messing with our environment big time. So, what are these environmental factors that create hypersensitivity of the immune system?
I suspect that microbiome disruption is the main cause.
Microbiome are the healthy bacteria in our gut and on our skin that probably outnumber our body cells. The microbiome we receive at birth and in early life basically programmes our immune system. This microbiome programming is especially from mother at birth, and also our immediate environment. This is explained in the documentary MicroBirth.
So, we see the probable main causes of the allergy explosion:-
So, I find it bizarre when scientists get excited about breakthroughs in allergy treatment, such as here.
I also think bans on peanuts in public places is not really addressing the long-term answer. Soon, we will ban so many things from public places that public places will be voids.
The simple long-term answer is birth naturally at home, breastfeed, minimise medicine, connect with nature.
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