Documentary: The Allergy Fix


Can science find a fix for the alarming increase in food allergies?

Premieres Thursday February 27, 2014 at 7pm (7:30 NL)
CBC Television’s The Nature of Things with David Suzuki

More than a third of North American children are now allergic to something, be it food, animals, or plants. Food allergies in North America have more than tripled in the last twenty years.

In searching for a fix, scientists are up-ending the conventional wisdom about what causes allergies and how to deal with them. From deliberately giving peanuts to babies…to absorbing parasitic worms through the skin…to investigating the lifestyle of Amish farm families, doctors are attacking food allergies in new and inventive ways.

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