More and more allergies and intolerances what is going on?

More and more allergies and intolerances what is going on?

Just watched Catalyst, the second segment of the show was about the gut bacteria Helicobactor pylori, and allergies and intolerance’s, we all know that infection with the Helicobactor pylori bacteria is not so great, but the idea was raised that the bacteria has been around for a very long time and in years past we have been exposed to a whole lot more bacteria than we are today, and in years past we had a much lower rate of allergies and intolerance’s. This leads to the “hygiene hypothesis” that we are all far too clean nowadays, and do not give bacteria both good and bad the environment to flourish, which is a theory that I agree with, the overuse of antibiotics as well does nothing for the flora of our gut both good and bad to flourish. The answer is not quite as simple as letting the kids eat “mud pies” as they used to, nowadays it is a lot more complex, but this is great food for thought, so when the question gets asked as it often does “why are there so many more allergies and intolerance’s nowadays” this is a part of the answer.