"So there's something that we feel is even more protective in the Amish" than in European farming communities.
Yeah, my guess is that the "something" is the fact that those kids are outdoors a lot, playing and working and getting dirty, giving their immune systems plenty to deal with so those immune systems don't go into panic mode any time a peanut gets within 100 yards.
The more you try to avoid something the more likely it is you get it.
The peanut allergy problem totally amazes me. When I waa growing up in the fifties and sixties, that kind of allergy was totally unknown. I know it's real, but why? And if we have problems with allergies that were unknown twenty-thirty years previous, what new allergies will arise in the near future? Scary. Should we send everyone to the farm for a month or two when they're young?
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