[Sca-cooks] Peanut allergies

Laureen Hart lhart at graycomputer.com
Fri Aug 15 14:07:28 PDT 2008

Back in the modern day, however... I think those of us who are of a 
Certain Generation "Baby Boomer" have an emotional attachment to peanuts 
and peanut butter as comfort food and that's why we have this 
disproportionate response to this sudden upswing in severe peanut 
allergies.  What happened to cause that?


At a guess, I think allergies could be increasing because we can detect and
prepare for them.
In the bad old days we didn't have epipens etc, If you didn't get the
affected person to emergency for a shot they stood the risk to die.
If they die young, they are less likely to breed and pass on the sensitive
This doesn't explain the cases where there is no family sensitivity

Randell Raye 

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