Our environment, and much of our food is increasingly toxic. Certainly, some of these numbers have increased due to more awareness, and better diagnoses.
The spike cannot be explained by the aforementioned alone, however. I was born in the Carter/Reagan Era, and I never even heard of a peanut allergy until I was in high school. If you’re over the age of 40, had you?
I keep my home as non-toxic as possible through buying minimally processed foods and YL products (bath, oral, cleaning products and oils), not because I’m a hippie weirdo, not because I’m a snob, but because my friends and family have almost all been personally affected by one or more of the above issues. We were healthy kids. We took/take care of ourselves reasonably, and perhaps obsessively during our pregnancies.
We can’t control the environment outside of our home, but we can make the environment inside our walls so much healthier. Why do I share YL products? Because I’m concerned, not just for me and mine, but for you and yours. No child should have to suffer.