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Allergies are on the rise and can range from mild to life threatening.
In this episode I look at how they originate, why they are increasing in prevalence and what we can do about it.
The show notes and links below contain texting methods and some of the many themes covered in this episode.
(TW: I talk about a case of life threatening anaphylaxis).
The allergic cascade: https://www.medicinenet.com/allergic_cascade/article.htm
Cows Milk Allergy - IgE and non-IgE: https://www.allergyuk.org/about-allergy/allergy-in-childhood/cows-milk-allergy/
Peanut allergy - the LEAP study: https://www.leapstudy.co.uk
The Hygiene Hypothesis - outdated?: https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.1700688114
Rook and the Old Friends Hypothesis: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3868387/
Gut flora and allergies: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/gut-microbes-may-be-key-to-solving-food-allergies/
Vitamin D and allergy: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4369152/
MI allergy: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4689087/
Testing methods for allergies: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/allergy-testing
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