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- What is a Peanut Allergy
- Foods to Avoid
- The Allergic Reaction
- Recognizing and Treating Anaphylaxis
- Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
- Medical ID Bracelets
- Support Groups
Peanut Free and Nut Free
Other Food Allergies
Vaccines, medicine, leaky gut cause food allergies
Why are people becoming allergic to peanuts? I ate lots of peanut butter growing up. I fed peanut butter to my four children. I had never heard of anyone having a peanut allergy. But now there is an "epidemic"?
I read in the book “Healing the New Childhood Epidemics, Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies”, by Kenneth Bock, M.D. and Cameron Stauth about his theories about allergies and how he is actually healing the children. He told about another doctor - both of her daughters got the fatal peanut allergy and one died from it.
I came up with what I thought was a crazy idea. What if peanut products are used in childhood immunizations? If that was the case, then the source of the allergy was in the shot that was injected into the child’s body and directly caused the allergy.
Sounded a bit wild but I decided to search the web to see if my hypothesis has any merit.
First, I was shocked by the number of immunizations given to children these days. The number of recommended immunizations increased about the same time that the peanut allergy epidemic began.
I started by googling peanut and different words to see what would come up.
I found this website by the World Health Organization that talked about peanut oil and soy oil being so safe that it did not need to be listed as an allergenic ingredient.  The safety evaluation also talked about peanut oil being an ingredient in baby formula and as a carrier of Vitamin D. How can these oils be so absolutely safe that they don't have to be listed as an ingredient in things?
The WHO article said that they used refine peanut oil and did a skin prick test to determine if peanut oil is dangerous for people who are allergic to peanuts. They didn’t react to the skin prick test. So peanut oil is therefore safe to be used in cosmetics, medicines, and baby formula! And is the skin prick test reliable enough to determine a product as being safe for allergic people to consume or have injected into their muscles or bloodstreams?
I found several studies that said that the skin prick test was not accurate enough to determine if there is an allergy. "Many children are erroneously told they have a peanut allergy because the standard skin-prick test is not accurate enough, a new study suggests." "Allergy skin tests detect only the presence of antibodies. They cannot make an accurate determination that an allergy exists." 
So a child could have a peanut allergy and may or may not react to a skin prick test. Sounds like the only way to know for sure is from a bad experience.
But what happened with the WHO study? Are people following it? Is peanut oil and soy oil being used in products without appearing on the label? Is refined peanut oil really that safe?
I found this post on another site:
On my son’s 6th month well baby checkup, he had a full food allergy blood test, for all common allergen (we did this because he was having threads of blood in his stool, and doc wanted to rule out allergy). All his results came back negative for everything– no allergies.
After his blood was drawn, he was also given his full battery of six-month vaccines.
One month later, my wife served him milk for the first time, in the form of baby yogurt. My son turned red wherever the milk touched him. The next allergy test showed him with fairly high numbers for EVERYTHING– he literally reacted to everything except shrimp in that blood test. Milk especially, though.
I am fairly convinced it was the six-month vaccines that did it. We hadn’t been giving him milk beforehand, and we know for a fact that he’d never had peanuts at all. For him to suddenly turn up allergic to both, when his tests were negative the DAY OF the vaccines is too much coincidence for us to ignore.
 http://www.inchem.org/documents/jecfa/jecmono/v44jec11.htm, International Programme on Chemical Safety, World Health Organization, Safety Evaluation of Certain Food Additives and Contaminants, Whoo Food Additives Series: 44, Prepared by the Fifty-third meeting of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA), World Health Organization, Geneva, 2000, IPCS - International Programme on Chemical Safety, Potential Allergenicity of Refined Food Products, Peanut Oils and Soya Bean Oils. First draft prepared by Dr J.B. Greig, Joint Food Safety & Standards Group, Department of Health, London, United Kingdom
 http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn11859-peanut-allergy-is-misdiagnos..., Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (vol 18, p 231)
 http://www.ehealthmd.com/library/foodallergies/FA_how.html, EHealth MD, How Do I Find Out If I Have Food Allergies?, October 2004