By Christina England | May 28th, 2011
Over recent weeks the UK newspapers have been full of articles exploring the subject of food allergies and intolerances. Daily Mail’s Fiona MacRae reported that food intolerances may be all in the mind. She says that many people who claim to be intolerant to the milk sugar lactose, are more likely to be stressed, anxious or depressed than intolerant. MacRae continued by adding that as many as 10 million British adults claim to be unable to eat foods ranging from milk to mustard, however, in reality only a mere 2% actually have a problem. She reported that researchers were saying that parents were acting too quickly in deciding that their children had allergies or intolerances when in fact many were perfectly healthy. She wrote:
Whilst the UK newspapers played down the subject of food allergies, blaming anything from faddy eating to mental illness and stating that the incidence of true allergies were actually very low, I found many professionals are saying food allergies in children are on the increase. They are attributing this to the amount of vaccinations being added to the childhood vaccine schedule. Is this why the UK media have come out in force to play this escalating problem down? I decided to find out.
Heather Fraser, MA, BA, B.Ed who wrote the paper, ‘The Man-Made Peanut Allergy Epidemic, A revealing history of a medical mystery’ is one of them and strongly believes that vaccines not only cause peanut allergies but other food allergies as well.
“In the US alone, 5.6 million people – 2% of the population – are allergic to peanuts and nuts almost all having experienced onset as toddlers. This epidemic tipped into critical mass around 1998 when the first flood of allergic children entered kindergarten sending a shock through education systems. Prevalence of the allergy increases with parental income, education and accessible health care. It does not increase with consumption. In developing countries where peanut consumption is high, the allergy is virtually unknown. In the west, children who have never eaten a peanut experience reactions on initial exposure to the food.
In the recent book that I co- authored with Dr Harold Buttram, ‘Shaken Baby Syndrome or Vaccine Induced Encephalitis – Are Parents Being Falsely Accused?’ I wrote the last two chapters on the 5 in 1 vaccine. In chapter 7, I wrote about Heidi White, a pharmacist who wrote a paper in 1999 linking the Hib vaccine to asthma. She explained how different studies in rats, mice, and guinea pigs supported her theories. http://www.whale.to/vaccines/hib2.html.
It is highly probable that her studies were correct, as some manufacturers use yeast as an ingredient of the Hib vaccine and an allergy to yeast is known to cause asthma and breathing difficulties in some children. Severe asthma attacks can and do lead to death.