[Sca-cooks] Peanut allergies
Daniel & Elizabeth Phelps
dephelps at embarqmail.com
Fri Aug 15 16:43:12 PDT 2008
> Back in the modern day, however... I think those of us who are of a
> Certain Generation "Baby Boomer" have an emotional attachment to peanuts
> and peanut butter as comfort food and that's why we have this
> disproportionate response to this sudden upswing in severe peanut
> allergies. What happened to cause that?
One theory that I have heard is that we live "to clean." Our immune system
was "designed" to work at a certain level of activity. When it doesn't find
things to fight it fights things it finds. I understand that this theory is
based on epidemiological data and involves all sorts of allergies.
Daniel... who is not a doctor, and never played one on TV.
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