July 5, 2018, Fox26, Fresno, CA: Food allergies forcing families to change their lifestyles https://kmph.com/news/local/food-allergies-forcing-families-to-change-their-lifestyles The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports food allergies among children rose a whopping 50 percent between 1997 and 2011. … According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), one in 13 children now has a food allergy, In California, it's one in 11. That number, is up. And doctors don't know why. "There are so many theories on why it's happening," says Dr. Angela Sabry, a Pediatric Allergist with Baz Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Center. "You may have heard the most popular one being the hygiene hypothesis. That's where we are so obsessed in this day and age with killing germs, making sure everything is clean and wiped down all the time. There's a theory that our immune system has gotten bored. And it sees a nutrient like a food and instead of recognizing it as something good for the body, it has an overreaction to it."