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Is it true that poor personal hygiene may be beneficial to good health, as in creating a better immune system?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Untested

A current popular theory among some doctors is that we raise our children in too sterile and protected an environment.
Because of this they are not exposed when very young to a variety of allergens which keeps the immune system healthy and focused. They then consider this might be the cause of some diseases later in life, especially asthma.

In brief: Untested

A current popular theory among some doctors is that we raise our children in too sterile and protected an environment.
Because of this they are not exposed when very young to a variety of allergens which keeps the immune system healthy and focused. They then consider this might be the cause of some diseases later in life, especially asthma.
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