Food allergies are a major problem in society nowadays. A lot of my friends carry Epi-Pens because they have peanut or dairy allergies. Nowadays I am quite used to seeing my friends carry Epi-Pens. However, what I always didn’t get is why there are so many people who are allergic to different foods and things in North America. In Asia, no one has any allergies. I was confused, bewildered and I always wanted to find out why there are so many allergies nowadays. I mean… Allergies are life threatening. They can kill if a severe allergic reaction happens.
I was recently looking at a medical sciences book and came across something. With some diseases, if you have them once, you will never have them again. This is because our body produces antibiotic serum. They help provide immunity against certain disease. In fact, people who had specific diseases can have their blood donated to treat people with the disease (i.e. Ebola). Quite interesting.
This has a lot to do with allergies. If kids who have the potential of developing allergies in their lifetime eat nuts or milk or whatever they are allergic to, the chance of developing an allergic reaction can decrease by up to 85%. Astounding. This is because a baby or infants immune system is stronger than an adults since it needs to fight more disease. Therefore, babies produce serum faster than adults.
The problem today is that adults are too overprotective of their children. It proves that over protecting your children might actually harm your children. All I can say is this…in China nobody even knows what allergies are. The only allergy they know of is pollen and dust allergy. Those are not even really allergies though. Why is this? It’s because Chinese people eat everything, and therefore have more antibiotic serum in their body system.
As for parent North American parents – let your kids eat all the nuts and drink all the milk you want. I seriously can’t believe a life threatening condition can be self-caused. The government has to do something about this though. If not, more people in the future WILL develop allergies.
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