[Sca-cooks] Peanut allergies

Daniel & Elizabeth Phelps dephelps at embarqmail.com
Fri Aug 15 16:43:12 PDT 2008

Was written:

> 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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