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THUMB-SUCKING, AMISH AND THE HYGIENE HYPOTHESIS

FCAAIA Notes: I guess this explains my good non-allergic fortune….I was both a finger sucker and nail biter and here I am without allergies! But seriously, advocates of the hygiene hypothesis never claimed it was the only reason for the … Continue reading

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THUMB-SUCKING: CAN IT PREVENT FUTURE ALLERGIES?

FCAAIA Notes: I only posted this article because I thought the idea of the study was an interesting concept.  I think the results fall into the “You never really know, do you?”

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FURRY PETS ‘ENRICH’ GUT BACTERIA OF INFANTS AT RISK FOR ALLERGIES

FCAAIA Notes: So much to learn about the human microbiome, the Hygiene Hypothesis, and endotoxin! I have published many articles about these “hot topics” in allergy and immunology, including another one today (Classroom Airborne Endotoxin Levels Lead To Increased Asthma … Continue reading

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CLASSROOM AIRBORNE ENDOTOXIN LEVELS LEAD TO INCREASED ASTHMA SYMPTOMS

FCAAIA Notes: Endotoxin is everywhere.  The word endotoxin doesn’t sound so bad until you realize that endotoxin comes from fecal (animal and human) bacterial cell walls.  It is highest in homes with pets, in farm homes, in buildings with a … Continue reading

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