Why the approach to food allergies is drastically changing


There has been a dramatic increase in food allergies in recent years.

Common food allergies like milk, eggs and nuts can have serious, even life-threatening consequences.

So why, over the last 20 years, have allergies doubled?

It's not clear, but some say we've made our environments too clean.

"Our immune system has had less to do and therefore it's actually started reacting to other things," said Dr. Gaurav Kumar.

More recent research suggests that old guidelines about not giving children certain foods, like eggs and nuts, until they're older is not the best practice.

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