Peanut Allergy Epidemic: What Everyone Needs to Know

Here is an interesting article about the relationship vaccines seems to have with food allergies. Makes quite a bit of sense to me… especially considering my experience with two of my kids developing food allergies (milk, egg, soy, and peanut mainly) right around 2 months of age. Another interesting fact is that they both received vaccines at the same military hospital… just makes me wonder if there is some connection.

After the Diagnosis, Then What?

Last week, I observed a friend frantically chasing her toddler grandson who had slipped out of her grip, run to a buffet table and grabbed a cookie. “Does it have nuts in it?” she yelled in abject fear to no one in particular.

Today, more than 1% of American children, like this little guy, and approximately .5% of adults in the United States are allergic to peanuts. That is an estimated one million kids and three million individuals, who could die by simply breathing the air in a room where someone ate a peanut butter sandwich.

When and how did this epidemic develop, and why is it continuing? Most important, what is its cause, and what can we do to stop it?

The frightening answers to these questions are in The Peanut Allergy Epidemic: What’s causing it and How to Stop it by Heather Fraser, a Canadian mom whose child…

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