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Alternative thought and allergies

I have a friend in Sandusky, Ohio who with tears in her eyes told me about her daughter who has a fatal food allergy. Fish. Difficult allergy to have in a town that loves to fish in Lake Erie. If this child even smells fish cooking, she ends up in the emergency room. The school won't take fish off the menu so she sits in the opposite end of the school building when fish is served.

People cook fish regularly. Restaurants fry fish and the exhaust fan blows the fish odor out the roof. You never know when you will drive into a fish odor fog from a local restaurant or someone frying fish in the back yard.

I felt my friend's pain and could feel the fear she feels for her daughter. She can't be there all the time to keep her safe. Even if she is there all the time, she can't always keep her safe. She dreads phone calls. It might be another emergency.

I had never given much thought to food allergies before our talk. If anyone had asked me, I would just say that food allergies aren't a big deal and that it probably just means a rash that goes away and they shouldn't eat that food.

What changed for me when my friend told me about her daughter was I got into the emotions that she felt. I can relate to the fear about being unable to protect your child, the helplessness when your child is ill and there is nothing you can do, and the frustration of dealing with the school and public.

If your child has a fatal food allergy, you need the people around you to understand that this is not a minor problem. You cannot simply explain scientifically about the allergy. You have to get them emotionally feeling what the allergy means to you and your child.

If you do that, you will have more cooperation with other parents, friends, and family.

By barbfeick on Sat, 05-30-09, 14:27

After I had become aware of fatal food allergies, I read about the fatal peanut allergy being a major problem in the UK. This struck me as very odd. Why would peanuts suddenly be a big problem in the UK? Peanuts had been eaten for centuries. I don't even remember anyone with a severe food allergy attending school when I was a child. What changed?

I was curious. I thought about what has changed since I was a child. Vaccinations came to mind. I decided to see if vaccinations could be the cause. I thought the idea was a bit wild. I thought that maybe peanuts were fed to the bacteria in the vaccine.

What started as something that I thought would take an hour or two searching the Internet became a study that lasted a couple months.

I looked at every angle I could think of: animal allergies, the hygiene theory, the Indonesia peanut allergy study, the Israel study, vaccine ingredients, allergies to known vaccine ingredients, patents for vaccine adjuvants, FDA laws regarding vaccine manufacture, statistics, etc.

EVERYTHING supported vaccines as being the direct cause of most food allergies because food waste is used in the culture medium and nearly every food oil known to man is used as a diluent in the vaccine adjuvant.

Vaccines are basically playing food allergy roulette with our children.

The foods and oils used only have a teeny-tiny trace amount of food protein. That trace amount of protein is supposed to be safe because if a skin prick test is done with it, allergic people do not respond. (Anyone here want to bet your child's life on the skin-prick test?) When that trace amount of protein is injected along with aluminum adjuvant the immune response of the body is greatly magnified. I would like the skin-prick study redone with an aluminum adjuvant added to the food product injected under the skin.

"any pure protein mixed with adjuvant could induce an immune response"

Yes, there are cases of children who have allergies that were not vaccinated... But tell me, was your child ill? Did you give your child an antibiotic or acetaminophen? Medicines also might be another cause. And did your child get the fatal allergy before or after being vaccinated? In many states if you have your child in the hospital, the first vaccine is routine and given to your infant right after birth. This first vaccine has casein listed as one of the ingredients. Casein allergy is another name for milk allergy. WHY would you make an infant allergic to milk right after birth? THIS IS CRAZY!!! (But very profitable. The same company that makes the vaccine also makes infant formula.)

Was your child vaccinated when s/he was slightly ill? It is supposed to be OK. But what if it isn't?

Food allergies are unheard of in nonindustrialized countries. That is part of the basis behind the "Hygiene Theory" which we are supposed to believe that we are too clean and this is the cause of food allergies. But nonindustrialized countries also do not have access to all the vaccines and medicines. The Hispanic population of the USA has a lower incidence of food allergies AND they have a lower vaccination rate for their children.

There is so much evidence against vaccines that they should be GUILTY and pulled from the market until safe vaccines can be made.

I've just said something that many of you find horrifying!! The public would all die from horrible diseases if we quit vaccinating!

It would cause a problem in the short run. People no longer have the natural immunity that they would have had if allowed to get the normal childhood illnesses.

But the statistics do not support vaccines as saving the world as they have been claimed. The statistics that support vaccines are skewed. Short periods of time are shown. The countries that did not vaccinate and also had a decrease in the diseases were not mentioned. I have read many a page where the writer says that they started their study because they KNEW the anti-vaccination people were wrong and they were going to get the proof together so they could debate them properly.... only instead of proving the anti-vax folks wrong, they found the evidence that the anti-vax folks are right.

"Vaccines Did Not Save Us – 2 Centuries of Official Statistics"

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By katelynl829 on Mon, 06-01-09, 04:37

I am confused. If peanut proteins are in vaccines then why didn't my daughter have a reaction when she got her vaccines last week?

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By barbfeick on Mon, 06-01-09, 15:31

Lots of different oils are used in the vaccine adjuvant. The protein in the oil is a tiny amount. Let's assume that we are making up a batch of vaccine and we will use marbles to represent the trace amount of protein. The batch of vaccine will be enough for 500 shots. There are only three marbles representing the peanut protein in this batch. So at most only three out of the 500 shots will have the peanut protein.

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By marine on Fri, 11-26-10, 10:18

A food allergy is an adverse immune response to a food protein.Allergic reactions to food can sometimes cause serious illness and death.

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By BestAllergySites on Sun, 05-31-09, 14:34


I'm sure you are also aware that there is also a high rate of food allergies in those who have undergone IVF or fertility treatments as there is also peanut protein in the injection.

I'm right there with you on the vaccine theory-however I don't believe it's vaccines that are the 100% cause. Vaccines are not the only change in our society in recent years.

The foods we eat, they ingredients in them, they way they are processed etc. have also changed over the years as companies/manufacturers look for cheaper alternatives.

I'm a firm believer that what you eat has an immediate impact on your body.

There are several theories regarding what has caused food allergies and I hope that those doing research look at them "all" and not focus on one singular cause.

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By barbfeick on Sun, 05-31-09, 17:59

I would hope that they really concentrate on the cause and not mainly treatments.

Vaccines are injections - I haven't studied the fertility injections - both are injecting peanut protein into the body in a form that has not been tested and proven safe as far as food allergies.

Injections of all kinds need to be studied and the study should have been done BEFORE the injections are given and not after the fact. Where are the current studies on these being done? Are any universities even doing any studies on this? Most of the studies on vaccines and allergies have ignored the ingredients of the vaccine. It was never investigated to see what food protein might be IN the injection. Most doctors do not know about trade secret protection and that medications DO NOT have all of the ingredients listed on the package insert. I haven't looked at other medications out there.

It would be good if they would focus on AT LEAST ONE of the causes of food allergies and not just say it needs further study and then no further studies are done while millions of children are being injected.

I never said that vaccines are 100% of the cause. But they are probably 80% or more of the cause especially when it comes to the "peanut allergy epidemic" that is mostly among children who are being heavily vaccinated.

Why not take a poll on this website of all of the people with peanut allergy.

1. Did the mother undergo IVF or fertility treatments?

2. Did the food allergy in the child occur before or after the first vaccination?

3. Did the child have any illnesses and was given antibiotics or medications before the food allergy was discovered?

Add a few more questions of your own.

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By BestAllergySites on Sun, 05-31-09, 19:09


I hope I did not offend you. I did not mean to imply that you stated vaccines were 100% of the cause-though I don't know where you could come up with 80%. I don't think there have been enough studies to come to such a conclusion.

I'm just pointing to others that read here-that there are also many other potential causes. Not everything in life is as black and white as we'd like to make it.

I'd also like to point out that there are many benefits to vaccines. Are our children being over vaccinated? I'm sure they are. But do we have longer life spans because of vaccinations? You bet!

Regarding a poll-and your number 2. above-most children are vaccinated very young-before they are eating solids. Many food allergies are not diagnosed that young.

Also-if vaccines WERE the sole cause of food allergies then it would stand to reason that more people would be food allergic.

I do think however that vaccines can trigger an immune system response in children that are already predisposed to allergies.

Why are these children predisposed in the first place? This is where many of the other theories come into play.

I agree with you that more studies should be done on vaccines. I think we are all too quick to put our faith in doctors and the medical community and assume they know what's right. Just because something is FDA approved or approved otherwise does not necessarily make it safe.

I sense you have a lot of passion regarding this and encourage you to put that passion towards finding the answers you seek. Perhaps start up your own polls and studies, or lobby to your state rep. We all have the power to cause change.

edited to add: not to debunk your theory-but if oils in fact were the cause of food allergies that would mean there was enough protein of the specific allergen in the oil in the vaccine. If that's the case-why are food allergic children not having anaphylactic reactions to further vaccines? Food for thought.

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By barbfeick on Sun, 04-18-10, 21:20

I am not offended by discussion about the cause of food allergies. We need real discussion. It should be occurring among our medical community but the the discussion there is limited - mainly buying into the hygiene theory. The reasons why I believe that vaccines are the main cause of food allergies with formula, infant vitamins, antibiotics, and medicines being secondary causes:

1. A search of patents at www.patentstorm.us
3,330 hits for "patents + peanut + antibiotics"
1,420 hits for “vaccine + peanut”
154 hits for “infant + formula + peanut”

2. I found many cases where people knew that the vaccine caused the food allergy. Here is one:

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/archive/index.php/t-262441.html - "My ds2 started breaking out 10 days after his 2 month vaxes–no signs of allergies before that. His known allergies are dairy, soy, egg, corn, peanut, treenut, wheat, bananas and avocados and latex, mustard, sesame, coconut, buckwheat, barley, quinoa, and most fruit and veggies. He did not gain any weight for FIVE months. NOTHING!!! His eczema was so bad that he scratched out all of his hair and left skin behind every morning. There are so many potential allergens in those vaxes–including lactose–injected into our children, whose immune systems are still immature. Those same pediatricians who insist on vaxing also should be telling us, per AAP guidelines, to avoid solids until at least 6 months and then to avoid dairy until 12 months, in part to avoid sensitizing an immature immune system. My child is now anaphylactic on contact to dairy. He could die if one drop of milk touched his arm. Don’t ever discount the effect of allergies–our entire life has changed. Thimerasol aside, vaxes inject too much crap into our children."

3. I read the Thailand study that stated that children in Thailand did not have peanut allergies and found the study severely flawed. They eliminated children with allergic tendencies from the study and relied on parents to report the reactions. A newspaper report from a Singapore hospital stated that peanut allergy was 1/3 of the people coming in because of food allergies. Doctors read the reports of that study and assumed it was correct.

4. I examined the "hygiene theory" and found it to be ridiculous. There was a large increase of the number of children with peanut allergy that coincided with the last increase in the recommended number of vaccines for children. We have not suddenly become "cleaner" in the last few years. The Hispanic population in the US disproved that theory, too.

5. Most of the food allergy experts state that you must have exposure to peanuts to become allergic to them. There are too many cases of children having an allergic reaction without that "first exposure". Vaccines and/or medicines could be that first exposure. Your body cannot develop antibodies without exposure first.

6. It is possible that a food allergy could develop to peanuts because peanut oil is used in infant formula and vitamins. Eating foods is a normal way of being exposed to food protein. Food allergies are non-existant in underdeveloped countries where they eat peanuts and feed them to their children at an early age with no food allergies developing.

It says in "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Food Allergies" by Lee H. Freude, M.D., and Jeanne Rejaunier, Penguin Group, 2003
"A person must have normal levels of IgA antibodies to block foods from causing allergies. These IgA antibodies can be found in the normal secretions of the stomach lining. However, at birth, when the protective immunity system is still immature, the IgA level is zero, so the body must start producing it s own IgA antibodies. On average it takes about four months or more to produce enough IgA antibodies to reach near adult levels."

So infant formula, infant vitamins, and medicines containing peanut products could be a cause of peanut allergy in young children.

7. My conclusion about my theory about peanuts and antibiotics: Antibiotics contain peanut protein because the “penicillin-type” mold is grown on a peanut containing culture. Giving these medicines to young children when they have an immature digestive system that “leaks” protein into the bloodstream creates peanut allergies in some children. It also kills off the beneficial bacteria creating an overgrowth of yeast that creates symptoms similar to allergies.

8. The Israeli study on peanut allergy states that even though they eat lots of peanuts and vaccinate their children the same as we do, they have no peanut allergies. Israeli children in the UK have the same rate of peanut allergy as the other children in the UK. Both countries are "clean" so the "hygiene theory" cannot apply. The diet of the Israelis in both countries is nearly the same. So eating peanuts cannot be the cause. However, sesame oil is also used as a diluent in vaccines. Israel produces sesame oil. Sesame allergy is a big problem in Israel.

9. Vaccines use adjuvants: "An adjuvant is a substance that enhances, nonspecifically, the immune response to an antigen, or which causes an individual to respond to an antigen who would otherwise without the adjuvant not respond to the antigen." http://www.freepatentsonline.com/5679356.html

10. Injections have been known to cause allergic reactions for years: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Food Allergies by Lee H. Freude, M.D., and Jeanne Rejaunier, Penguin Group, 2003, pg 14:

"In 1839, the French physiologist Francois Magendie (1783-1855), while investigating the effects of substances on living organisms, created allergylike symptoms in animals, and found that animals sensitized to egg white by injection died after a subsequent injection."

"In 1901, French scientist Charles Richet (1850-1935) coined the word anaphylaxis to designate the sensitivity developed by an organism after being given an injection of protein or toxin."

11. Here's a study about allergies being caused by vaccines: http://lrsitbrd.nic.in/IJTB/Year%201990/October%201990/october%201990%20...
Yet, the observed mean size of post-vaccination allergy in both the groups was below 6 mm i.e. much lower than what could be expected. Since the maximum extent of post-vaccination allergy occurs three to four months following vaccination, the possible waning of allergy, if any, that could have occurred in the two to three months that elapsed after the target timing could not have been so profound.

12. Here's a study where an allergy by injection was created in pigs: http://content.karger.com/ProdukteDB/produkte.asp?
A Neonatal Swine Model of Allergy Induced by the Major Food Allergen Chicken Ovomucoid (Gal d 1)
Methods: In order to induce Ovm sensitivity, piglets at days 14, 21 and 35 of age were sensitized by intraperitoneal injection of 100 µg of crude Ovm and cholera toxin (50, 25 or 10 µg). Controls received 50 µg of cholera toxin in phosphate-buffered saline.

13. Study where an allergy by injection was created in mice: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1200/is_/ai_104730216
Brandt and his colleagues induced an allergy to chicken eggs in a group of mice by injecting them with ovalbumin, an egg protein.

14. p://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/induced+allergy
definition: induced allergy
allergy resulting from the injection of an antigen

15. Another study relating allergy to vaccines: http://www.communicationagents.com/emma_holister/2004/10/16/vaccination_...
Professor Tara Shirakawa, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, has published the results of a study in Japan on 867 infants who received BCG vaccine and had tuberculin tests. Thirty-six per cent developed allergies, including asthma. The number of TB cases in the province under review appeared not to increase but, by contrast, the incidence of severe allergy clearly did. (Science, Vol 275, 3 Jan 1997. )

16. Another study:
Pediatric Allergy & Immunology. 19(1):46-52, February 2008.
Bernsen, Roos M. D. 1, 2; Nagelkerke, Nico J. D. 2; Thijs, Carel 3; van der Wouden, Johannes
C. 1
Pertussis infection has been suspected to be a potential causal factor in the development of atopic disease because of the effect of pertussis immunization on specific IgE antibodies. Although several studies found a positive association between pertussis infection and atopic disorders, this relationship has not yet been studied in a population stratified by vaccination status. To assess the association between pertussis infection and atopic disorders in pertussis-unvaccinated children and in pertussis-vaccinated children. Using data from a previously conducted study on the relationship between the diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis-(inactivated) poliomyelitis vaccination in the first year of life and atopic disorders, the study population of 1872 8-12 yr old was divided into children pertussis-unvaccinated and children pertussis-vaccinated in the first year of life. Within each group, the association between pertussis infection and atopic disorders (both as reported by the parents) was assessed. In the unvaccinated group, there were no significant associations between pertussis infection and atopic disorders. In the vaccinated group, all associations between pertussis infection and atopic disorders were positive, the associations with asthma [odds ratio (OR) = 2.24, 95% confidence interval (CI95%): 1.36-3.70], hay fever (OR = 2.35, CI95%: 1.46-3.77) and food allergy (OR = 2.68, CI95%: 1.48-4.85) being significant. There was a positive association between pertussis infection and atopic disorders in the pertussis vaccinated group only. From the present study, it cannot be concluded whether this association is causal or due to reverse causation.

17. Egg allergy: Egg-related allergy is common, particularly in children with asthma or general allergies, and may be as high as 40% in children with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis.21 The risk of egg-related allergy after vaccination depends on the presence of egg protein in the final product.

http://www.mja.com.au/public/issues/184_04_200206/eld10500_fm.html, eMJA, The Medical Journal of Australia

18. From the journal Allergy 1999, 54, 398-399, Multiple Vaccination effects on atopy, “An increase in the incidence of childhood atopic diseases may be expected as a result of concurrent vaccination strategies that induce a Th2-biased immune response. What should be discussed is whether the prize of a reduction of common infectious diseases through a policy of mass vaccination from birth is worth the price of a higher prevalence of atopy.”

19. Epidemiology 1997 Nov;8(6):678-80 Is infant immunization a risk factor for childhood asthma or allergy? This study followed 1,265 children born in 1977. The 23 children who received no DPT and polio immunizations had no recorded asthma episodes or consultations for asthma or other allergic illness before age 10 years; in the immunized children, 23.1% had asthma episodes, 22.5% asthma consultations, and 30% consultations for other allergic illness. Similar differences were observed at ages 5 and 16 years. PMID 9345669

20. The Int Arch Allergy Immunol 1999 Jul; 119(3):205-11 Pertussis adjuvant prolongs intestinal hypersensitivity concludes: Our findings indicate nanogram quantities of PT (pertussis toxin), when administered with a food protein, result in long-term senitization to the antigen, and altered intestinal neuroimmune function. These data suggest that exposure to bacterial pathogens may prolong the normally transient immune responsiveness to inert food antigens. PMID 10436392

21. Pediatrics 1988 Jun (81) Supplement - Report on the Task Force on Pertussis and Pertussis Immunization – extract states, For more than 25 years, it has been known that pertussis vaccine is a reliable adjuvant for the production of experimental allergic encephalitis.4

22. Allergy 1978 Jun:33(3):155-9 Aluminum phosphate but not calcium phosphate stimulates the specific IgE response in guinea pigs to tetanus toxoid. It is hypothesized that the regular application of aluminum compound-containing vaccines on the entire population could be one of the factors leading to the observed increase of allergic diseases. PMID 707792

23. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 1994 May;5(2):118-23 Immunoglobulin E and G responses to pertussis toxin after booster immunization in relation to atopy, local reactions and aluminum content of the vaccines. The role of aluminium for IgG and IgE responses to pertussis toxin (PT), as well as for side effects, was investigated in 49 children with known atopy status………………the addition of aluminum to the pertussis vaccine was, thus, associated with a stronger IgG antibody response, but tended also to induce a stronger IgE antibody response. The correlation between total IgE and PT-IgE, which was most prominent in children with atopy, indicates that the role of immunization for the development of allergy merits further studies. PMID 8087191

24. Animals are not normally allergic to foods. In all the animals with food allergy that I found on the Net, all had been vaccinated. I found that the same ingredients that were used in vaccinations for humans were listed in the patents for vaccines for animals. I found that the food allergy in animals coincides with the vaccination schedule.

25. "For rubella there was a negative association with eczema and food allergy in the unvaccinated group: adjusted OR (95% CI): 0.57 (0.38-0.85) and 0.23 ..."

26. In support of this perspective, researchers point to Eastern Germany before the fall of the Berlin Wall. "They had much lower rates of allergy," Dr. Field says. "As they were westernized [more vaccinations-bfg], they had more."


27. Peanut oil cannot be made totally pure. "Crevel et al. (2000) reported that crude peanut and sunflower oils contained 100-300 µg/ml of protein, but that the most highly refined oils contained 0.2-2.2 µg/ml of protein."http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~Dms/Alrgn.Html

Medication Safety Today, Issue 11
The Northern Ireland Medicines Governance Team Newsletter
May 2005
"A number of medicines may contain peanut (arachis) oil. This is often added to preparations as a “carrier” for other drugs or to aid absorption of some emollients. Pharmaceutical grade peanut oil is refined to remove peanut protein (the cause of allergic reactions) during the manufacturing process, however small amounts of peanut protein may remain in the refined peanut oil."

28. "FDA virologist Peter Reeve........ acknowledged that the FDA suspended its own independent tests of vaccine purity 15 years ago, leaving it entirely up to the manufacturers to ensure the vaccine is contaminant free."
'The Virus and the Vaccine': Atlantic Monthly (now a book)


29. Trade secret for vaccine ingredients:


"What is being injected into our children? Why can't we find out? What adjuvants are used in the vaccines?

"An Access to Information request to Health Canada for the 100% composition of vaccines given to infants received the response, "I regret to inform you that the exact composition of these vaccines cannot be disclosed to you as the information is protected under ATIA (Access to Information Act) Section 20(1)(a)(b)(c). This is a mandatory exemption which protects confidential business information."


The nature of GlaxoSmithKline's adjuvant is a trade secret,

30. "The first case report of food allergy (cows' milk allergy) was published by Hamburger in 1901". - A number of vaccines were used just prior to this date. It was common to use milk or casein as a culture medium.

31. 1920 was the first reference of a nut allergy. In 1919 Col. E.’ R. Whitmore of the Army Medical School used oil instead of saline in the vaccines he formulated. Peanut oil was a commonly used oil since the 1840's.

32. 1976 there was no research on peanut allergies until this year.

33. 1980 children received 8-9 vaccines - 1983 there was a rapid rise in nut allergies noted.

34. 1999 Combination vaccines were introduced. In 2000 children received 33 vaccines before entering school - a huge increase. In 2002 1 in 125 children had peanut allergy. In 1997 only 1 in 250 children had peanut allergy. Note the huge increase in such a short period of time.

35. 2007 another big increase in the number of recommended vaccinations for children. 2008 - One in every 17 children under the age of 3 has food allergy.

36. I searched for every known food allergy and found a patent listing that food as an ingredient in a vaccine.

37. I read the package inserts for the approved US vaccines. I found that the "diluent" was not listed on the inserts.

38. The age when allergies develop in children directly coincides with the vaccination schedule. The last childhood vaccination is given by age 12 and the development of food allergies is rare after that age.

39. I checked the known ingredients of vaccines and found that they coincided with the development of food allergies.

DTaP - Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough), 1-2 months - casein, aluminum, bovine extract - Casein, beef, and aluminum allergy develop in children in the first two months

Pneumococcal Conjugate, 2 months - soy peptone broth - soy allergy in children is usually noticed by 3 months of age

MMR, 12-18 months - chick embryo cell culture, MSG, neomycin - egg allergy, MSG allergy, neomycin allergy

Varicella, 12-18 months - hydrolyzed gelatin - gelatin allergy

40. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/113/1/170, PEDIATRICS Vol. 113 No. 1 January 2004, pp. 170-171, "Poorly hydrolyzed bovine gelatin was immunogenic when administered with alum adjuvant....gelatin-free DTaP is desirable to avoid the possibility of unnecessary sensitization against gelatin."

41. Info from the FDA:




"...any diluent provided as an aid in the administration of the product, shall meet generally accepted standards of purity and quality."

"(b)Extraneous protein; cell culture produced vaccines. Extraneous protein known to be capable of producing allergenic effects in human subjects shall not be added to a final virus medium of cell culture produced vaccines intended for injection."

42. "There is no organization that monitors, accredits, tests, validates or certifies products that claim to be pharmaceutical grade." "Even companies that use the purification method known as "molecular distillation" admit that it doesn't remove ALL the heavy metals and toxins from fish oil." http://www.squidoo.com/pharmaceuticalgradefishoil

"edited to add: not to debunk your theory-but if oils in fact were the cause of food allergies that would mean there was enough protein of the specific allergen in the oil in the vaccine. If that's the case-why are food allergic children not having anaphylactic reactions to further vaccines? Food for thought."

They do indeed react. (Search on anaphylactic + vaccine - it will say it is rare...) But if you read my answer to the post above you will see why the connection between vaccinations and food allergies is not made easily. Food waste can be used in the culture medium so any food protein in the vaccine batch can be varied. Maybe only one shot in the entire batch will have lupin protein. Maybe only two out of the batch would have soy protein. Oils are mixed in the adjuvant. Maybe one shot would have corn protein, two shots would have peanut protein, and 5 shots would have wheat germ oil protein... That is what makes it food allergy roulette. The odds are pretty good that your child will get a safe shot because not every shot in that batch of vaccine will have the trace amount of peanut protein. The problem with vaccines is the number of vaccines given. The odds of getting a food allergy from one shot is low but children receive a staggering number of vaccinations these days. And the combination vaccines have a higher amount of aluminum in the shot which increases the body's response to that trace amount of food protein even more.

"I sense you have a lot of passion regarding this and encourage you to put that passion towards finding the answers you seek. Perhaps start up your own polls and studies, or lobby to your state rep. We all have the power to cause change."

I do have alot of passion regarding this and I found my answers. I am using my power to cause change by posting on your site. I believe it would take a grassroots action to get any change or studies done on this. That starts just by making people aware. That is what I am doing.

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By BestAllergySites on Tue, 06-02-09, 02:23


I appreciate you lengthy response to my prior post. I want to clarify that peanutallergy.com is not "my" site, but a site I merely co-moderate for.

I think it's great that you are making people aware, however I also think it takes more than posting on this one site to cause change. You are right, it starts with a grass roots group-and I again urge you to contact your local rep.

That being said, without going through each of your statements above (and I apologize but I just don't have the time to do so) there are certainly things in which I could disagree with you on.

1. There certainly should be more research done, but a few people (even several) noticing their children breaking out or having reactions shortly after a vaccination does not make for an immediate cause for allergy. This is much like the theory that vaccines cause autism. While many people believe that they do-there are many that believe they don't.

2. You claimed that there are too many children having food allergic reactions without first exposure. I'm not sure where you are getting that information. First exposure can be something as simple as protein in breast milk. A fetus can even be exposed while in utero if the mother eats an allergen. That's pretty early exposure.

3. You stated that we have not suddenly become cleaner in the last few years. The peanut allergy epidemic is not a few years old. While we didn't see these cases 20+ years ago in such extreme numbers-they do go back at least 10 yrs. My son is 6 and is not among the first wave of food allergic kids. Regarding the hygiene hypothesis-I encourage you to take a look at the study where they surveyed children on each side of the Berlin wall. The cleaner society had a higher rate of food allergy, while the other side did not. Studies also show that children who grow up on farms, among animals, etc. have less allergies.

Again, I am not disagreeing with you. I think vaccines should be looked into more. But I also think there are many other things we should look into as a society to promote over all health and elimination of food allergies.

I absolutely do not believe there is ONE cause of food allergy, but several things lumped together that have had a domino effect.

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By barbfeick on Tue, 06-02-09, 14:45

One of the arguments against the hygiene theory is the Israeli study. The Israeli children in the UK and in Israel have same diet, same cleanliness, parents consume peanuts the same. No peanut allergy in Israel. Same rate of peanut allergy in the UK as the other children in the UK. The hygiene theory cannot account for this difference. Vaccinations can. Both countries vaccinate their children about the same. But the source of vaccines is different. The vaccine manufacturer for the UK vaccines uses peanut oil. The manufacturer for the Israeli vaccines uses sesame seed oil.

Children who grow up on farms are farther away from medical care, too.

I did look at the German study. The children on the east side did not get the medical care that the children in the west received. Vaccination rate was lower.

New Zealand is another example. The babies there are among the least vaccinated in the world. Their food allergy rate is much lower than other nations. Are you going to tell me that they are dirtier in New Zealand? "The Unicef report, the State of the World's Children, showed New Zealand was on a par or ahead of the world on several counts for child wellbeing, including infant mortality, but it exposed the nation's low ranking for immunisations." http://www.stuff.co.nz/4829150a4621.html

And there was a doubling of peanut allergy when the combination vaccinations were introduced.

If peanut protein in breast milk caused food allergies, then the children in Israel would have peanut allergies.

I also found a case where the child had allergy tests and a round of vaccinations done just after the allergy test. The child had no allergies before the vaccines. After the vaccinations the child had multiple food allergies.

The biggest problem I have found with the studies involving vaccines is that the scientists are dealing with incomplete information. All of the ingredients of the vaccines should be known in order to do a proper study. It should not be assumed that all the ingredients of the vaccine (or other medicine) are listed on the package insert. Legally, there are many ingredients that are exempt from being listed. It was assumed that the ingredients were safe but the safety was never tested properly.

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By BestAllergySites on Tue, 06-02-09, 14:49

Again Barb, I encourage you to take this further than this one website/forum if you would like to see change.

While this is a great community here-it's comprised of a small percentage of those with food allergies.

While I am of course concerned regarding what has caused food allergies and a cure; my own personal mission and where I choose to spend MY time is on advocating, educating and supporting others with food allergies (or not)-so they they can live a normal, safe, and happy life.

Best of luck!

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By barbfeick on Tue, 07-21-09, 17:06

Unfortunately, it will take a grassroots effort to get studies on vaccines to PREVENT the food allergies. I know this forum is a drop in a huge bucket but a drop starts a small ripple that slowly spreads out. I have posted elsewhere on other websites but I am but one voice. If others also think that this is important, there will be two then three or more drops making ripples.

Parents are on this website to find out how to cope with severe allergies. I'm sure they also do not want to add more allergies to their current problem. So knowing that vaccines may be causing severe food allergies is something to consider.

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By Food Allergy Assistant on Tue, 06-23-09, 13:57

My son was allergic to over 20 foods as a baby. He had all of his childhood vaccines without incident. I check every ingredient in every vaccine and medication he is given. Due to his egg allergy, he was given the MMR in two separate doses as a precaution. There was no problem with it.

I encourage people to talk with their doctors. It is your right to know what ingredients are in vaccines and medicines so that you and the doctor can make the best decision for your child.

My child has not gotten the flu vaccine as it is based on egg. Due to swine flu concerns, I would like for him to get the vaccine this fall. I've discussed this with our allergist and he will be able to get the vaccine, just in smaller increments spread over several vaccines. Not great, but his doctor and I are comfortable with it.

Regarding the cause of food allergy, much debate continues. Until scientists can pinpoint a specific cause, I'll keep calling manufacturers, reading labels and talking to my doctors as I try to make the best decisions I can based on the information I have.

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By barbfeick on Thu, 07-02-09, 14:33

"I check every ingredient in every vaccine and medication he is given."

That is just it. You can read the package insert for vaccines and medicines but all the ingredients will not be listed. How can your doctor make a good decision for you if he doesn't know all the ingredients and has no way to find out what the ingredients are?

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By Peanut82 on Mon, 08-03-09, 08:20

Regular yearly flu vaccines, don't protect against swine flu or have very little effect.

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By beingmommy on Tue, 06-23-09, 15:59

My son is 100% NOT vaccinated and he has just been diagnosed with severe sesame/peanut/tree nut allergies.

He is also gluten intolerant, probably a celiac. In our case, vaccines clearly had nothing to do with his allergies.

However, I do think it is something to look into. And you can be sure that now that he DOES have food allergies, he will continue to not get ANY vaccines. I do believe had he been vaccinated his allergies and overall health would be worse.

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By barbfeick on Fri, 09-11-09, 14:24

Vaccines obviously are not the only cause of severe allergies. There is an excellent website by "dogtorj" about gluten in the diet. He found that eliminating wheat from his diet and that of his patients (dogs and cats) that there was a big improvement in health.


"But, the real question (and this is huge) is “Why are cow milk and wheat the number one and two human, dog, and cat food allergens?” The answer is so simply that it is literally stupefying. There are substances in these “foods” and the other primary food allergens (soy and corn) that do physical harm to the intestinal tract, thereby eliciting an immune response. Part of this response is intended to go off to distant locations (skin, ears, lungs, brain, etc) to warn us that the damage is taking place. Yes, the enemy is sneaky and their initial attack on the headquarters of our camp is cloaked in secrecy. But, those with their eyes open should see the smoke rising from that assault.

"In cow’s milk the culprit is casein, a very powerful glycoprotein, from which they make waterproof industrial adhesives. “What?” Yes, they make GLUE from casein. Who’s picture is on the bottle of a very popular brand of household glue, one that the kids could eat in elementary school if they had a craving for it (which we will also cover)? Yep, a well-known dairy company makes that glue and the cow is on the label. It is made from casein. And, it does stick to your (and your pet’s) gut, primarily that first parts of the intestinal tract known as the duodenum and jejunum, keeping these vital sections of bowel from functioning optimally. Its adhesive properties are advertised in the form of a moustache in the ever-popular “Got glue?” ads. Stick out your tongue after drinking milk. Yuck! Is it really a stretch to think that it sticks to out intestinal tract? The thinking person is saying, “But the stomach breaks it down, doesn’t it?” The bad news is that, even with the tons of acid it produces...and the heartburn and chronic gastritis that follows...the glue still survives to reach the duodenum. (Only the fermentation process that takes place in the fore stomachs of the ruminant destroys this glue.)

"Who knows this and how do we know? Most doctors both know and don’t understand this. (“Huh?”) It’s a conundrum to me, too. How can they know to tell you not to take certain medications with milk because it will block the absorption of that drug and not know that milk physically blocks other things at the same time? How can some pediatricians tell new moms not to give cow milk products until the baby is on an iron-rich diet and not see that this same milk blocks iron absorption in adults, contributing to the fact that iron-deficiency anemia is the number one nutritional deficiency in the world, including in these United States...the red-meat-consumption capital of the world. How can that be? Simply stated, we are not absorbing what we consume. And now we know exactly why, don’t we? But, cow’s milk and casein are only the beginning."


Did your child take any medications? My son was allergic to many foods as a child but my chiropractor said it was due to a yeast overgrowth. Cleared up the yeast and the allergies mostly subsided. Antibiotics kill off the beneficial bacteria which promotes a yeast overgrowth. Yeast, I have read, cause "leaky gut" which many doctors say causes food allergies.

I had thought that there might be a connection between asthma and vaccines but I could not find one. But I did find a connection between asthma and medications.

If you look up the side effects of drugs:


Drugs associated with WHEEZING
Advair Advil Aleve ...Augmentin...Celebrex... Flonase Flovent...Glucophage...Listerine...Midol Motrin...Nexium ...Tylenol...


Drugs associated with BRONCHOSPASM
...Accutane Acetaminophen...Acyclovir Adderall...Advair Albuterol...Amoxicillin ...Ampicillin ...Aspirin...Augmentin ...Diflucan ...Ibuprofen ...Paxil ....

I wonder if the drugs cause the same symptoms as asthma if perhaps they are the cause of asthma or at the very least play a significant part in causing asthma. And if asthma could be a side effect, what about food allergies?

I don't know. I would like to see more research.

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By dragonlaurel on Wed, 07-22-09, 00:47

Has anyone developed a peanut allergy after a TB test? I was able to eat peanuts with no reaction into my mid thirties. My school program tested all of us that year. I avoid going to Dr.s so hadn't had any other medical stuff in a LONG time. I did use Famcyclovir (cold sore ointment) for a while earlier that year too.

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By Peanut82 on Mon, 08-03-09, 08:26

Undeveloped countries that don't give vaccines also in a lot of cases don't even have hospitals to determine cause of death. People could die of food allergies and no one would even know. The increased rate of food allergies is probably more likely a result of increased detection.

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By barbfeick on Thu, 08-06-09, 18:37

Right now, mainstream medicine says that underdeveloped countries do not have a food allergy problem. If it was only a matter of increased ability at detection, they would have not come up with the "hygiene theory".

Here in Columbus, I talk with many Somali immigrants. They say that food allergy is not something they came across until they came here.

Deaths from food allergies may not get figured out but not all food allergies result in death. People do notice getting hives or other reactions if they eat certain foods.

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By BestAllergySites on Fri, 08-07-09, 23:56

While I think there are numerous things that might cause food allergies, vaccinations potentially being one of them. I'd also like to point out that underdeveloped countries that don't have access to such vaccines and don't have food allergies-do have a higher rate or disease and early deaths.

Some vaccines are worth getting for the protection you receive. It's certainly not a black and white issue.

I think the point is-we should all try to be as aware and informed as we can and make the best decisions for our families.

We can each choose not to vaccinate or take any medications and perhaps that might prevent a food allergy-but it might cause other problems as well.

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By barbfeick on Fri, 09-11-09, 14:05

Underdeveloped countries also have problems with sanitation. Lack of good sanitation is the main cause of disease and early deaths.

I found an excellent video on line that explains clearly the problems with vaccinations:

http://brainguardmd.com/ - Dr. Moulden: the video on his website shows how vaccines are causing damage and why. He has a video showing the blood flow:

"White blood cells roll along blood vessel walls. Red blood cells are smaller than white blood cells. Hyperstimulation of the non-specific immune system, by foreign substances (like vaccines), causes many white blood cells to roll along blood vessel walls. Too many white blood cells can impair blood flow, causing ischemia. Hyperstimulated white blood cells can block smaller red blood cell access to tiny capillaries causing oxygen delivery. White blood cells rolling inside blood vessel."

You can see the white blood cells rolling along the cell walls.

He has other videos on youtube. This man knows that vaccinations are causing terrible health problems in children and has the proof. He says it is the way our health system is set up that prevents caring doctors from doing proper follow-up with patients. If doctors could do proper follow-up what he found and can prove, would be common knowledge now and children would not be given so many vaccinations.

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By [email protected] on Mon, 10-05-09, 20:40

If vaccines don't play a role in food allergies, can anyone explain this quote from a scientific abstract?

"An animal model of food allergy has been developed in which some aspects of the allergic response could be quantified and the effects of various drugs evaluated. The change in permeability of the intestinal tract of actively sensitized rats, after oral challenge with the sensitizing antigen, was the parameter measured. Rats were sensitized by injection of egg albumin and B. pertussis vaccine to induce reaginic antibody to egg albumin. Two weeks after sensitization, 125I-labelled bovine serum albumin (125I-labelled BSA) was injected intravenously, followed by oral challenge with egg albumin. Pieces of intestinal tissue were obtained and the amount of 125I-labelled BSA determined in a gamma counter. The amount of 125I-labelled BSA in the intestinal tissue of sensitized and challenged rats regularly showed an increase of greater than 100% above values for control rats."

Perhaps I am reading it wrong -- but it seems to me that they are reporting that they are able to generate a reliable animal model (in this case a rat) by injecting egg protein and the b. pertussis vaccine to induce an allergy to egg. Is it not also possible that if one eats a food immediately after being vaccinated that this could induce an allergy to a food? The immune system is revved up (even more so if the baby is breastfed) and considering that there were times my son received 4 vaccinations in one visit -- perhaps that is what is causing our immune systems to go into overdrive? I have heard a theory regarding the molecular weight of the virus and its similarity, in weight, to the peanut protein being a possible explanation. However, as a laymen, I honestly don't have enough scientific background/knowledge to know if this is even a plausible theory.

I think individual vaccines are perhaps not the issue. The issue is the sheer volume of vaccines -- many being given in the same visit -- over the early life of a child that seem to be causing problems. I wonder if taking these risks is worth it. There are certainly very serious diseases that we need to vaccinate against. I'm just not convinced that we can or should try to prevent every illness -- at least not at the risk of inducing a life threatening condition such as food allergies can be.

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By barbfeick on Mon, 10-05-09, 21:38

You are absolutely right!!! Scientists cause allergies in animals by injections of food protein. I recently came across something that I found interesting, too. A video was talking about mercury in vaccines and the commentator said that taking Tylenol causes the body not to excrete the mercury as well. Here is something that most pediatricians have told parents to give to their children if the vaccination causes a fever. Granted most of the mercury is out of the vaccines (but not the swine flu vaccine that they are pushing...) but what about the aluminum and other toxins? Does giving Tylenol suppress the body's ability to excrete those toxins?


And you are right again about the sheer volume of vaccines! The CDC recently increased the number of children getting autism to 1 in 100. They NEVER did a study comparing unvaccinated children to vaccinated children. They only studied taking mercury out of the 54 vaccines given to children or just not giving the MMR vaccine.

Dr. Moulden has video proof that ALL vaccines cause ministrokes.


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By barbfeick on Tue, 11-03-09, 15:14

Interesting video on Dr. Mercola's website. Interview with Dr. Blaylock about the swine flu vaccine. Dr. Blaylock talks about the contaminants in the vaccine that cannot be removed by the manufacturers. If the manufacturers cannot remove these other contaminants.... how can they remove the trace amounts of food protein?

"Alot of these vaccines are heavily contaminated..."


That vaccine you give your child may be causing cancer later in his life. Cancer causing viruses can be passed down from generation to generation.

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By barbfeick on Sun, 04-18-10, 21:38

The following has been added in other blogs or on the forum:

Heather Fraser has written "The History of the Peanut Allery Epidemic". If you live in Canada, order the book directly from her website: http://peanutallergyepidemic.com/

If you live elsewhere, you can order the book from Amazon.com.

Heather is a parent of a child who has a "fatal" peanut allergy. As a historian, she was able to document exactly how the World Health Organization and FDA ruled that peanut oil is GRAS (generally recognized as safe) and can be added to pharmaceuticals without having to be listed as an ingredient on the package insert. Your doctor and pharmacist DO NOT KNOW that there is peanut oil in pharmaceuticals. Trade secret protection was removed from FOODS regarding this issue but it was NEVER removed from pharmaceuticals.

I was excited to know that what I found out to be the obvious cause of these severe food allergies was now meticulously documented by Heather in her book.

I highly recommend that you get a copy of her book and read it carefully. Your doctor needs to be enlightened and laws need to be changed.

As much as I would like a cure for these terrible food allergies, I think it is more important to start preventing any more children or adults from becoming victims!

You know what it is to fear for your child's life everywhere you go. Look at the other children and parents around you. You don't want any of them to go through what you have been going through!

Heather and I cannot be the only voices screaming for safe vaccines and pharmaceuticals! It is going to take your voice also.

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By fletcher on Sat, 06-26-10, 02:34

I feel bad for children you suffer any health affliction. Food allergies can be extremely difficult to live with. For all those healthy adults out there, do P90X, Turbo Fire and Insanity.

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By letitia on Sat, 07-10-10, 17:47

Very interesting info. I am so blessed that my family does not have to deal with this. Have faith in your fitness with Body Gospel, Slim in 6, and Brazil Butt Lift.

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By jinnie on Mon, 07-19-10, 05:10

hi admin,
thanks to you for this useful article.I’m wondering if anyone has any further info regarding this or knows about any studies regarding this.great work.
Baby Colic

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By barbfeick on Mon, 07-19-10, 13:47

New article about lawsuit linking vaccinations, peanut allergy, and shaken baby syndrome.


"What peanuts have in common with vaccines is something that very few healthcare consumers and medical doctors may be aware of: Peanut oil is a hidden and non-stated ingredient in the manufacture of children’s vaccines. This was brought to light in a 2010 court case wherein parents were accused of Shaken Baby Syndrome; had their child taken from them and placed in foster care for almost eight months; and Harold E. Buttram, MD, presented corroborating medical information to the court regarding the anaphylactic reaction the six-month old baby boy experienced resulting in tremendous swelling and pressure of the brain.

"In Doctor Buttram’s paper presented for publication, “Subdural Hemorrhages Occurring in an Infant Immediately Following Vaccination,” he methodically charts the infant’s anamnestic allergic response to vaccines at four months of age. An anamnestic allergic response is a secondary immune response resulting from exposure to a previously encountered antigen. Such responses should preclude further administration of all vaccines.

"Immediately following routine 6-month vaccines Pentacel [DTaP-IPV/Hib vaccine], Prevnar7 [Pneumococcal 7-valent Conjugate Vaccine], and Rotateq [Rotavirus Vaccine], the infant suffered an explosive rupturing of a facial hemangioma [abnormal buildup of blood vessels] and traumatic brain injury confirmed by a brain MRI [Magnetic Resonance Imaging]."

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By lisa18 on Tue, 01-11-11, 20:10

My son has had allergic reations to many vaccines. He is 20 years old and problems started occuring when he was about 2. He can not have Tetinus,Pneumonia,Varicella,Flu,Hep B.We have been at a loss as to what is in these vaccines that would make him have such terrible reactions. A few weeks ago, after eating shrimp and sesame chicken, he deveolped hives on his arms. We had him skin tested, and he came out positive for the sesame. I am now wondering if sesame oil was an adjuvant used in these vaccines. He was able to have the MMR and Meningococcal without problems

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