Another Nasty Side Effect from Vaccinations: A Lifetime Fear of Dying from Eating


By Barbara F. Gregory
September 24, 2009

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Unless you have children in school, you might be unaware of the epidemic of severe and fatal food allergies. Imagine having a child in a town where fishing is a passion and your child has a fatal fish allergy. Just smelling fish cooking is enough to send this child to the emergency room. An epipen isn’t enough. I nearly cried as a friend told me about her fear for her child. Every time the telephone rings her first thought is “Is my child all right?”

Here are the food allergy statistics from FAAN:

  • Food allergy is a growing health concern in the U.S.

  • More than 12 million Americans suffer from food allergy. [3.9%]

  • About 3.1 million children in the U.S. have food allergies.

  • One out of every 25 Americans has a food allergy.

  • One in every 17 children under the age of 3 has a food allergy.

  • Eight foods account for 90 percent of all reactions in the United States: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts (walnuts, almonds, cashews, pistachios, pecans, etc.), wheat, soy, fish, and shellfish.

  • Severe reactions result in more than 50,000 emergency room visits each year.

  • Food allergy is the leading cause of anaphylaxis outside of the hospital setting in the U.S.

  • It’s estimated that 150 people die each year from severe food allergy reactions.

  • Most individuals who have had a reaction ate a food they thought was safe.

  • A government study has shown that food allergy rates in children increased 18 percent from 1997 to 2007.

  • Scientists don’t know why the incidence of food allergy is increasing.

  • Even trace amounts of a food allergen can cause a reaction.

  • There is no cure for food allergy. (1)

It seems that food allergies are becoming so common that they are just accepted as a part of modern life. But food allergies are a recent phenomenon. The first case of food allergy (milk) was published in 1901.(2) First case of nut allergy -1920.(3) Sesame allergy – 1950. (4) First case of Brazil nut anaphylaxis in the UK – 1983. (5) First known case of lupin allergy – 1994 (6)

Our allergy “experts” would have us believe that food allergies are a side effect of being too “clean”. (7) This so-called “Hygiene theory” has been printed so many times now it isn’t even questioned in medical circles. And our medical community has no idea why our “clean” bodies suddenly start reacting to foods. According to the The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Food Allergies: the IgE antibodies that cause food allergies can just happen to be appear out of the ether:

“A baby can be born allergic, or a heretofore unafflicted adult can develop an allergy out of the blue.(8)

Food Allergies for Dummies disagrees:

“A virgin immune system has no reason to launch an all-out attack on a harmless food. It has to be properly sensitized to the food first (through an initial exposure).”(9)

So what is going on with our scientific research and food allergies? How come we can have all that fancy medical equipment and so many people have studied allergies and nobody has a clue where these food allergies are coming from? Why do they have sesame allergies in Israel but no peanut allergies? They eat peanuts. They’re clean, too. Why does the Hispanic population of the United States have a lower incidence of food allergies? They’re living in the same “overly clean” country as the rest of us. Why have food allergies increased substantially in the last 6-7 years? Did we suddenly get “cleaner”?



Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.