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Islander
12-04-07, 04:24 PM
Mon Dec 3, 2007

By Andrew Stern
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Allergies to peanuts and other foods are showing up in children at younger ages for reasons that are not clear, researchers said on Monday, and some urged parents to postpone exposing susceptible children to peanuts.
In a study of 140 children with peanut allergies, the median age of the first allergic reaction was 14 months among those born between 2000 and 2005, compared to 22 to 24 months among allergic children born between 1988 and 1999.
"There's a valid reason to delay introduction to products containing peanuts," said Dr. Todd Green of the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
"When kids are older, it can be easier to manage bad reactions. They can tell you right away if their mouths feel funny. For that reason alone, it's worth delaying exposing your child to a peanut product, especially if a child is at high risk," he said.
The American Academy of Pediatrics, which published the study in its journal Pediatrics, recommends that children with a family history of allergies avoid peanuts until age 3. Studies have indicated that up to 1 percent of children have a food allergy.
"More research needs to be done to determine why peanut allergy in children is increasing and, most importantly, how to stop this increase," Anne Munoz-Furlong, director of the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network in Fairfax, Virginia, said in a statement. The group's data was used in the study.
Among an estimated 12 million Americans with food allergies, nearly 2 million are allergic to peanuts, although up to 20 percent outgrow it, researchers said. Many patients in the study were also found to be allergic to other foods, commonly eggs, soy, wheat, tree nuts, and shellfish.
As many as one-third of people with peanut allergies have severe reactions such as trouble breathing, a drop in blood pressure and gastrointestinal problems.
About 200 U.S. deaths occur each year due to food-related allergic reactions, usually involving peanuts or tree nuts, said another of the study's authors, Dr. Wesley Burks of Duke University.
Usually, an allergic reaction will occur within seconds of ingestion in the form of an itchy rash, or swelling of the skin, followed by respiratory symptoms and vomiting.
"The take-home message here is that families in that at-risk group have an antihistamine available and then not stay home -- get medical assistance," Burks said.
Allergy shots generally do not work for food allergies, Green said, though Duke researchers are getting good results raising tolerance by giving sufferers small amounts.
(Editing by Michael Conlon and Vicki Allen)



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Islander
12-04-07, 04:26 PM
Peanut allergy was unheard of when I was a child. Wonder whether it has anything to do with GMOs....

Reesacat
12-04-07, 05:37 PM
People on a whole are also eating more processed food-and at those facilities they use peanut products so traces are getting into food both mother and child eat.

I just have to buy everything and cook it myself or my food allergies go,
well, nuts.

I do think GMO peanuts are a problem. They are also contaminated with afloxin mold.

The fungus people over at Know the Cause say peanuts and corn are two of the most contaminated products with the cancer-causing afloxin mold due to the storage.

The crops get piled in silos and heat and humidity ferment the mold.
Mold also is a nasty allergen.

Katee
12-04-07, 11:15 PM
GMO was the first thing that came to my mind, Islander.

PPARGammaGirl
12-05-07, 06:05 AM
Okay - a note of logic. Peanut allergies were rare until recently. Could it be that peanut oil used as a vaccine adjuvant - avoiding all the human body's natural resources, just MIGHT be the problem?

Reesacat
12-07-07, 10:43 AM
Good work, Islander-this just popped up in the moderator's blog on VV today, Dec. 7. You were 2 days ahead!

I did not know they were using peanut oil as a vaccine adjuvant.
That would explain many things. Add allergies to mercury, and we wonder why autism is increasing.

Islander
12-07-07, 10:48 AM
Thx, Reesacat. I try to stay ahead of the curve.:)

PPARGammaGirl
12-07-07, 10:07 PM
Good work, Islander-this just popped up in the moderator's blog on VV today, Dec. 7. You were 2 days ahead!

I did not know they were using peanut oil as a vaccine adjuvant.
That would explain many things. Add allergies to mercury, and we wonder why autism is increasing.
And the reduction in age for peanut allergy makes complete sense because babies are getting increasing numbers of vaccines at an earlier age. Excuse me but what is the point of avoiding peanuts in the diet when the good ole doc is jabbing it directly into your baby's body??:eek:

ozy ness
12-08-07, 07:26 AM
YESSSS! Of Course its the vaccines - Gammagirl stole my thunder :) :)

My firm belief is that all these "childhood" allergies, diseases, disorders can be linked back to vaccination, along with the pre and post natal health of the mother, and short term breastfeeding.

Why doesn't this link between vaccines and sick kids stand out to everyone!!!

My mother in law (who thought I was loony) said to me the other day "Ness, I'm starting to think you might be on to something! When I was a girl we never had these health problems that you see in kids now".

ITS A BREAKTHROUGH - someone is thinking about what I am saying!!!!

Seriously even when I went to school I can not remember any kids having asthma, allergies, ADHD or autism (the 4 A's of vaccination!) - and that was only 25-35 years ago.

PPARGammaGirl
12-08-07, 01:45 PM
All sorts of nasty things have been added as adjuvants through the years. Squalene, TB germs, synthetic RNA, mineral oil, aluminium etc. They use adjuvants when the proposed vaccine germ doesn't produce enough of an immune response on its own. While this should logically lead them to question their understanding of immunity, millions of people who get the flu shot can rest assured that they are fully protected when the next pandemic of aluminiumitis and squaleneitis come along.

Katee
12-08-07, 02:24 PM
Maybe y'all caught it, but i'm sometimes slow to click on links. In looking over some old posts @ Mercola, someone had posted the following link:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6890106663412840646&q=Dr.+David+Ayoub,+M%20.D

This is a long (1.5 hr), excellent video by a doc, David Ayoub, M.D. The title is: Mercury, Autism and the Global Vaccine Agenda. This doc is very thoughtful, & goes into much detail. He presents some theories which are not at all accepted by our current "conventional" medicine. He also points out connections which are likely but he freely admits that such connections are not "proof." He also seems to have a humbleness & sincerity that is touching to me. He acknowledges his faith at the end, & states this is strengthening his faith.

Someone else mentioned the other day the link: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/90961.php About YouTube presenting negative views of vaccines. That one plus the one i'm quoting makes me wonder how long the "powers that be" will tolerate such dissemination of info. He also presents info on ideas that have been passed around but labeled as "conspiracy theory" & bizarre, such as the government & other powers using vaccines to control population. I've heard these before & couldn't quite believe that they could be true, it just seems too sci-fi. He presents data that moves me closer to believing. (I think part of me believes already, & part of me doesn't want to believe these things.)

The visuals in this presentation are not very good. After a while i didn't bother watching it, i listened while doing other things.

Islander
12-08-07, 02:54 PM
Katee, this is why I continue to read the newsletter comments. I saw that link too, copied it, and am about 1/5 of the way through the video. Others do often post something useful. I offered to give away black cohosh and senna seeds. Only one taker so far.

Reesacat
12-08-07, 03:54 PM
This is chilling. It was amazing how Dr. Ayoub had such a comprehensive presentation, not only of mercury in vaccines and autism but mercury's effect on infertility.

PPARGammaGirl
12-08-07, 08:13 PM
Whoah! I didn't know about the fertility stuff. Very scary indeed. In fact it made me really nauseated that human beings can do this sort of thing. OMG - I just did a quick squiz on Pubmed - they can now induce anti-hCG antibodies through the vaginal mucosa. What they're going to be putting in spermicides next???