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Can you prevent your child from developing a food allergy? How close are we to a ‘cure’ for allergies? And is our super-clean pandemic lifestyle causing problems for our children’s microbiomes that could make them more likely to develop allergies? Dr Tina Sindher is Clinical Assistant Professor of Allergy and Immunology in the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine for the pioneering Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University here in Silicon Valley. It’s where scientists are working hard on new therapies - including a lasting cure - for allergies and asthma. I’ve been longing for years to hear abut the ground-breaking work and clinical trials going on at the Sean N Parker Center, so it was a real privilege to speak to Dr Sindher on healthHackers. This episode also has a strong personal interest for me because I have a food allergy. Mine is to nuts. But don’t worry, I didn’t waffle on about myself all the time. 😊 Instead, we covered all of this… 🔹The role of diet, dirt and dogs (!) in reducing your risk of developing food allergies 🔹The link between laundry detergent and the rise of allergies 🔹Could too much pandemic cleaning make us more food allergic? 🔹Can a baby be born with an allergy or does it always develop after birth? 🔹Breastmilk; allergy prevalence and protective features 🔹How does a parent with food allergies introduce those foods to their baby? 🔹Top words of wisdom for new parents of allergic children 🔹Treatment developments; an allergy vaccine, patch, and mouth drops 🔹The reason a hospital trip is vital after using an Epipen or other AAI 🔹How close to a food allergy ‘cure’ are we? 🔹New studies into food allergies happening at Stanford right now 🔹Why do food allergies keep increasing? 🔹What does the future of allergies look like? Our discussion has inspired me to register as a participant for upcoming Stanford allergy clinical trials. I’ll keep you posted on that! To watch healthHackers episodes as videos, head to the YouTube channel: youtube.com/HealthHackers For articles, podcasts, mini clips, wellness-tech review videos, guest episodes and to sign up for the monthly newsletter 👉 https://healthhackers.org/ Thank you to the sponsors of this episode: https://glycanage.com/ See my review of the GlycanAge biological age test and get a discount here: https://healthhackers.org/handson/glycanage-biological-age-test 🟥Common sense caution: Anything you hear or see within healthHackers content should not be considered personal or medical advice. You’ve all heard it before, so you know the score - always talk to your own health provider about your concerns.👌