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Amish Farm Kids “Remarkably” Immune to Allergies?: Part VI of VI

As Natural Selection Marches On Of course, as the weakest of human hosts will die in the greatest numbers, and the strongest of human hosts will survive in the greatest numbers, epidemics tend to create strong selection pressure for stronger … Continue reading

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Amish Farm Kids “Remarkably” Immune to Allergies?: Part V of VI

Reactions Without Understanding In recognition of this, one can now sense the pendulum swinging the other way. That is, many are now viewing antibiotics as an enemy and probiotics as a friend. After all, the Farm Effect seems show that … Continue reading

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Amish Farm Kids “Remarkably” Immune to Allergies?: Part IV of VI

Evolutionary Defiance and Dysfunction Not surprisingly, few if any researchers have turned to the evolutionary perspective for answers as to why American children have grown so prone to allergies and asthma over the last decade or two. They instead have … Continue reading

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Amish Farm Kids “Remarkably” Immune to Allergies?: Part III of VI

Killing With Friendly Fire So in returning to the matter of Amish children specifically, and the Farm Effect generally, rural children have far fewer allergies because they are exposed to environmental conditions that strongly fuel autoimmune system development. Mystery solved. … Continue reading

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Amish Farm Kids “Remarkably” Immune to Allergies?: Part II of VI

Big Pictures and Long Views In each case, the benefit of using environmental input is to make use of on-sight, real-time information that is likely to have a bearing of survivability, all as a complement to the genome that can … Continue reading

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Amish Farm Kids “Remarkably” Immune to Allergies?: Part I of VI

Reuters Health just published and article on a recent study that shows Amish farm kids in northern Indiana are remarkably immune to allergies. To determine why, the genetic profiles of the Amish and their Swiss relatives were compared, to see … Continue reading

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