[Sca-cooks] Peanut allergies-from Isabella

Daniel & Elizabeth Phelps dephelps at embarqmail.com
Fri Aug 15 19:32:16 PDT 2008

In our case, where there are various allergies to this and that, no family 
allergy to peanuts exists on either side, to our best knowledge.
The pediatric allergist we went to, a very good one, said essentially they 
really didn't have a clue why peanut allergies have risen so dramatically. 
Respiratory allergies is a different story, I have heard those linked to 
"too clean" houses, but not necessarily peanuts. I imagine (hope) some very 
smart researchers are working on this problem as we speak.

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.
Frank Zappa

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like 
administering medicine to the dead.
Thomas Paine
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Laureen Hart" <lhart at graycomputer.com>
To: <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Friday, August 15, 2008 4:07 PM
Subject: [Sca-cooks] Peanut allergies

> 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?
> Selene
> ------------------------------
> 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
> genes.
> This doesn't explain the cases where there is no family sensitivity
> though...
> Randell Raye
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