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The Best Thing to Feed Kids with Peanut Allergies is…More Peanuts?

Yes, we know, it goes against everything you might think. But it turns out that introducing peanuts to infants with a high risk of allergy is the best way to ensure they never have one. Science is cool

The days of kids being deprived of Reese’s Pieces are no more. 

At least, that’s what science is saying.

New research from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has offered support for something called the “hygiene hypothesis” which ties increases in allergies and autoimmune disorders to the modern day environment of antibacterial wonder.

One of the key components of the research showed that if infants at high risk of peanut allergies had them introduced into their diets at an early age, the incidence and development of the allergy could be reduced by a significant amount.

86% significant.

And since peanut butter is pretty much the best thing ever (and EpiPens are not) this appears to be biggest development since sliced bread…added peanut butter.


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