Peanut allergy and the role of vaccination


This is a difficult and uncomfortable topic because of the heated political, medical, social, cultural implications.

By barbfeick on Mar 25, 2010

One of the things could be the use of Tylenol. If you give the child Tylenol to control the fever, you are basically shutting down the healing response of the body. The child cannot eliminate the toxins from the vaccine.

What I think is the main reason is the vaccine manufacturers use mixed oils. Every food oil known to man is listed in the patents for vaccine adjuvants. And it says that they mix them. And from the occurance of other allergies appearing, such as "lupin" allergy, this seems to be the case. Shellfish oil, fish oil, soy oil, wheatgerm oil, evening primrose oil, rice oil, sesame oil...the list goes on and on.

The peanut oil used in the vaccines is also highly refined. There is only a trace of peanut protein in the oil. So it could basically be the "unluck of the draw". In a big batch of vaccine maybe only a couple of shots will contain that trace amount of peanut protein.

By hfraser on Mar 17, 2011

The trace proteins in refined peanut oil in foods (baby formula, vitamin caps, etc.) have been proven to create and provoke allergy in certain people, children.

By concernedfather on Mar 17, 2011

Oh this is such a trumped up bunch of bullshit.

Lets get some facts straight.

Measles is a relatively harmelss childhood illness just a bit more severve then chickenpox. I know I had it. the biggest complication was fever suppresent drugs cuasing severe complications.

I had mups as well. I have several children. Most severe illness complications were cuased by excessive fever suppresants, antibiotics and other medications.

Tetanus is a ground born disease. I have been testing soil and metal samples for years, I have never actually seen it. It simply isn't common and the last big epdimice was a cyclical course of nature, like many things.

chickenpox vaccine, seriously. Is this even up for discussion ?

Basically if your for vaccines you for all the accompanying complications and a poorly understood microbiology ecosystem.

We are as much as part of the planet as the planet is a part of us. we are not stand alone organisms and Flaty I will never be convinced that we actually have a reasonable understanding of the biology of us and our planet.

BTW the polio epidemic ended before vaccines got to market.

there is nothing imperative about vaccines at all, in fact most epedmice infection reduction claims are at best, coincendental. I have yet to see control studies with delibrate infection as a control to actually determine vaccine effectinvess, and such studys have never been performed.

There has been zero study of the long term effects of vaccines on cancer rates, autoimmune disease, chronic systemic inflimation response problems and other complicating issues.

We are more then likely better off letting the planet have its small pick of the herd then creating pandemics of poorly understood biology really making things far worse.

I have several unvaccinated children. All eat healthy whole some diets and they are never sick.

If you want healthy children, sunlight, excersize, diet and a reasonably sanitary enviroment are all thats required. There is no magic pill, shot or antibacterial wipe that will prevent anything. It will just make things worse long term.

Just admit it, We do not understand the biology our or species and how it relates to our planet, but I will enjoy watching the vaccinate people die during teh next great infectious plauge.

Oh and I did get the N1H1 flu. Lasted about 2 days and I didn't even miss work.

good thing I skipped that flu shot, becuase everyone I knew who got it was sick for weeks.

By cmvervais on Mar 29, 2010

Vaccines are imperative unless you want children to get tetanus, measles, mumps, whooping cough, pneumonia, polio, and other horrible diseases. Should they make vaccines safe? Absolutely. Should we keep our kids away from vaccine because of possible side effects? Not generally, no. If we stop vaccinating, all these diseases come back. That's the way it works. The more kids that aren't vaccinated, the more people are at risk.

Like i've said in other posts, it's fine to hold an opinion that you don't like vaccines. But, my opinion is that vaccination is very important.

By barbfeick on Apr 3, 2010

Vitamin K shots are now routine for newborns. And it is possible that there are trade secret ingredients in those.

"According to the product insert, adverse reactions include hemolysis (or hemolysis - American spelling) (meaning breakdown of red blood cells), hemolytic anemia (a disorder characterized by chronic premature destruction of red blood cells), hyperbilirubinemia (too much bilirubin in blood) and jaundice (yellow skin and eyes resulting from hyperbilirubinemia), and allergic reactions include face flushing, gastrointestinal upset, rash, redness, pain or swelling at injection site and itching skin."

So it is not just vaccines that can have peanut derived products in them. Just think of all the various medications, drugs, injections that are produced. When you allow the pharmaceutical manufacturers to use peanuts to grow the culture for antibiotics and use peanut oil as an ingredient without putting anything on the package insert, how are doctors supposed to know why you have a bad reaction to a drug?

I am not saying that vaccines are the only cause. But unless researchers know that there can be food proteins in vaccines that could cause allergy, it will not occur to them to investigate vaccines as possibly being a direct cause.

Right now there is no reason for there to be any research on drugs and medicines as a cause of food allergy.

The vaccine manufacturers have a huge investment in vaccines and make a huge profit. They are not about to sponsor research that will force them to pull a billion dollar product off the market.

And our "independent" researchers are dependent upon donations from pharmaceutical companies to survive. Our universities get huge grants that they use to operate. If the pharmaceutical companies don't like the research you are doing, all they have to do is cut off your grants and you're done.

Then we have our researchers like Wakefield who did the autism study. He is getting crucified for his research. It was funded by parents of autistic children therefore the press says it was biased from the beginning. Well, the same argument goes for all the research funded by the pharmaceutical firms.

And there are doctors who have found that children are getting allergies after being vaccinated. They also know you don't inherit the allergy antibodies. You have to be exposed to the protein in order for your body to produce the antibodies. So the question is, where are the babies getting exposed to foods that the parent didn't eat and the baby didn't eat? How does a baby get a fish allergy when the parents are vegetarian? When you start with the assumption that vaccines are pure and only contain the ingredients on the package insert, you are left with no answer. So unless you find out that fish oil and soy oil and peanut oil are GRAS and can be in any medicine or vaccine or vitamin without appearing on the label, you won't know that those items should be studied.

Right now, it's still a big secret. The use of peanut products in pharmaceuticals should not be a protected trade secret.

By lakeswimr on Apr 2, 2010

If what you say is the case, why don't *allergists* and allergy researchers agree?

Certainly it is possible vaccines have a role in causing food allergies but it is far from the case that this is proven. It certainly isn't. You may consider it to be true.

My son's allergist thinks that it is possible that allergies are just one of the diseases that tends to get worse with each generation. There are some diseases that are more mild with future generations and some that get worse. He thinks this might be one that gets worse with each generation (*in general*) and that's why there are more cases. There are a lot of possible causes. GM foods, the proliferation of baby formula, the fact that we eat so much processed foods, exposure to chemicals, pollutants, that our homes are too clean, and much more.

I'm not saying vaccines can't have anything to do with food allergies but that they can't be the only cause since there are those who don't vax who have food allergic kids (my son showed signs of his allergies within hours of birth before he had any vaccines). I'm also saying it is far from proven that vaccines are the cause of food allergies. Ask any top allergist, any food allergy researcher and they will tell you they don't know the cause yet.

By hfraser on Apr 2, 2010

Hi lakeswimr,

Great questions. Thank you! I truly appreciate your discussion.

I believe that by injection a mammal can be sensitized to any protein. If a protein evades the modifying effects of the digestive system and enters the blood stream, an allergy to that protein can be created. Historically, the only mechanism implicated in mass allergy (serum sickness in children post-1895 or the cottonseed allergy in the 1940s, outbreak of gelatin allergy in kids mid 1990s or the mass allergy to antibiotics post-WW II) was injection. A person can become sensitized to any protein/toxin by ingestion, inhalation, through the skin or injection.

My argument centres on the epidemic proportions of peanut allergy. In my research, I found ER records (UK, US, AU), eyewitness reports of teachers and cohort studies that together support the idea that there was a moment of sudden acceleration around or just before 1990. As a society, we did not know that anything had happened until these 4 and 5 year olds showed up for kindergarten in the early 1990s. This period coincided with profound changes in the vaccination schedules in all WHO compliant western countries, at the same time with the same products including a novel conjugate and a 5 in one needle.

This seemed to be too great a coincidence given the few known mechanisms of sensitization, that hundreds of thousands of children (not adults) were suddenly allergic to the same thing. Whether it was refined peanut oil in the vaccine, a cross reactive protein (Hib b), or toxic overload rendering kids open to dietary proteins, I don't know. My strength is historical research. And my thesis is about the epidemic proportions of this allergy that has appeared only in specific countries (although now in Hong Kong, Singapore, south Africa). The allergy does not have a profile in India, Russia; it is limited in eastern Europe and Israel.

When you say that certainly is not the case that vaccines can cause food allergies -- I will suggest that online research will reveal that allergic sensitization is an inevitable outcome for certain children post-vaccination. This was known very early on: please look at Charles Richet's acceptance speech for the 1913 Nobel Prize for his work on anaphylaxis (and he coined the term). In this speech he states that anaphylaxis (which was rare before the invention of the hypodermic syringe) is one of three possible outcomes of vaccination.

Thanks again, I welcome your feedback on this.

By Adrinonuts on Dec 2, 2011

Just for my understanding, how did your son have a food allergy prior to vaccinations? The first set of shots are due at birth, one month, two months, etc.. How would you have known that your child had a food allergy before that time. Even breastfeeding would come after or immediately before. Food allergies could have came from different things, but knowing each thing is important. It could have came from vaccinations for some and the father's DNA (fathers carry the allergen gene) for some, and on and on.

By lakeswimr on Apr 2, 2010


Are you saying that it is a fact that vaccines cause food allergies? I may not be reading you the right way. The thing is, that's certainly *not* the case. We do not know the cause of food allergies. There are only theories. The things about the theory that they are caused by vaccines is that there are plenty of children (my son is one but there are many) who had their first symptoms of food allergies before they got any vaccines and also children who don't get vaccinated who have food allergies as well.

People can have allergic reactions *to* vaccines. Is that what you meant?

By hfraser on Mar 29, 2010

Hi, your comment is very Time magazine (summer, 2009), Canadian version. Are you a doctor?

I have never been anti-vaccination. You appear to have jumped to conclusions without asking that crucial question.

My goal is to open the discussion about vaccination and allergy, not to close it down. It is well known that vaccination can create allergy. Tetanus and diphtheria toxoids create massive levels of IgE and result in anaphylaxis -- long list of documentation and would be glad to list it. Doctors now report high levels of anaphylaxis following routine vaccination of kids simply because they are injecting a 5 in one needle, or 7 in one needle with aluminum adjuvant designed to provoke a general immune response. It's just too much.

And 25% of parents believe that current vax schedule has contributed to autism. At which point, with so many parents asking the same question (regardless of whether you believe them right or wrong), we as a society have run into a PROBLEM.

For example, if we have a dreadful disease and there is a great vaccine that can help BUT so many parents are already worried and tending not to vax because of the conditions they believe have already been created by over-vaccination -- you get my point. Parents will avoid the vaccine. It would seem the sensible thing to do.

It is time, by far, to OPEN the discussion not fearfully shut it down -- we are headed for trouble. We have 2%-3% of kids now with PA. Too many people are concerned and knowledgeable about the potential adverse effects. The autism community has led the way. They are large, angry, organised and powerful. We have reached a cross over point, as a society. Even a cursory look at the history of allergy, anaphylaxis and vaccination shows the clear and longstanding relationship. Just a little digging/reading -- check out Charles Richet, nobel prize winner for anaphylaxis -- he coined the term. Anaphylaxis is one of 3 outcomes of vaccination and sorry for those who develop it, but this is the price of "protecting" society says Richet as well as the gathering at the Simpsonwood meeting in 2000 over the relationship of mercury and autism ...

At 3% in Australia for PA and 8% for all severe food allergies, it seems time to take had look at this proven method of sensitization.

Thanks for the feedback!

By barbfeick on Jun 2, 2010

Yeah, but did you read the whole thing?

"Results from thorough investigations conducted by both GlaxoSmithKline and Health Canada confirm that there was no link found between this vaccine lot and the anaphylaxis adverse events associated with this lot that had been reported. It is also important to note that Lot A80CA007A met all of the required specifications for the product, and that no significant differences were observed when Lot A80CA007A was compared to other lots. The investigations did not identify any specific quality or manufacturing attributes that would explain the observed higher anaphylactic reporting rate of Lot A80CA007A.

"It should be noted that the overall frequency of anaphylaxis following H1N1 immunization does not exceed the normal range observed after receiving seasonal influenza vaccine."

So it is now normal to have an anaphylactic reaction to a vaccine and since all vaccines are promoted as being so extremely "safe", children should be kept in the vaccination area for a while to be monitored but it is business as usual. Dangerous vaccines win again.

By hfraser on Mar 29, 2010


Parents are not stupid and even the governments are issuing statements about anaphylaxis and vaccination in Canada:

By lakeswimr on Apr 2, 2010

I read the same book and found it unconvincing. I recommend anyone interested in this topic read both pro and anti vaccine books and think about it yourself rather than listen to any of us.

By barbfeick on Mar 30, 2010

I read an interesting study that concluded that the vaccines for measles and mumps puts the general public more at risk than the diseases. If I get measles and mumps, I have a lifetime immunity. Not so with vaccines. There was more but that is the general idea.

Robert Mendlesohn MD had these objections to vaccines:

1. There is no convincing scientific evidence that mass inoculations can be credited with eliminating any childhood disease."...

2. It is commonly believed that the Salk vaccine was responsible for halting the polio epidemics that plagued American children in the 1940s and 1950s. If so, why did the epidemics also end in Europe, where polio vaccine was not so extensively used?... Think of it! For 30 years kids died from smallpox vaccinations even though no longer threatened by the disease.

3. There are significant risks associated with every immunization and numerous contraindications that may make it dangerous for the shots to be given to your child...

4. While the myriad short-term hazards of most immunizations are known (but rarely explained), no one knows the long-term consequences of injecting foreign proteins into the body of your child. Even more shocking is the fact that no one is making any structured effort to find out.

5. There is a growing suspicion that immunization against relatively harmless childhood diseases may be responsible for the dramatic increase in autoimmune diseases since mass inoculations were introduced...

Dr. Bock says that vaccinations CAUSE illness:

"Mercury in the body promotes excessive activity of Th-2 cells. So does lead. So does aluminum. These heavy metals aggravate and overexcite the immune system, resulting in allergy, impaired immunity, and in autoimmunity, in which the immune system inadvertently attacks healthy tissues and organs." "This skewing of immunity to Th-2 dominance makes it harder for people to fight off the viral, bacterial, and fungal infections that lie within their cells. It makes them prone to many common illnesses. The excess activity of Th-2 cells also triggers an overactive immune response, which can result in allergy and autoimmunity."

From Healing the New Childhood Epidemics, Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies by Kenneth Bock, M.D. and Cameron Stauth.

And Dr. Andrew Moulden says that all vaccinations cause ministrokes in children:

"Vaccines are like putting water on electrical fires."

So in "preventing" one illness, we have created epidemics of other chronic illnesses:   1 in 6 children in North America has specific learning disability 1 in 9 has asthma 1 in 87 is autistic (It used to be 1 in 10,000 in the pre-vaccine era) 15% of the children with attention deficit disorder, all on Ritalin 1% sudden infant death Parents and caregivers across the world in prison for alleged shaken baby syndrome - it is all vaccine damage ... 1 in 15 over 55 with dementia, the Alzheimer's type 1 in 7 over 75 with dementia 1 in 2 if you're a male with developed cancer 1 in 3 if you're a female Chronic fatigue syndrome Fibromyalgia Gulf War I and Gulf War II  - 750,000 deaths, 250,000 on chronic disability, 42,000 are dead The last swine flu vaccine in 1976 caused 4,000 cases of Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Only soldiers from the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom received the anthrax vaccine. There is not a single reported case of GWS among our allies: the KUWAITIS, EGYPTIANS, or ISRAELI.... There were 37 nations in the Gulf War. Why were there only 4 that came down with the GWS? - Dr. Andrew Moulden

Most people recognize advertising hype when it comes to new toys for your kids. Why don't your recognize the hype when it comes to the swine flu vaccine and other vaccines?

By barbfeick on Mar 31, 2010

Question for you, Heather. How is it that peanut oil doesn't appear on the package insert for vaccines? The FDA has lists of approved substances that can be used in medicines. Peanut oil isn't listed any where?

By hfraser on Mar 31, 2010

THE PEANUT OIL LABEL DEBATE: largely unknown to the public, government and doctors have expressed concern regarding the allergenicity of refined peanut oil in processed foods and pharmaceuticals including vaccines. And they debated whether or not it should be labeled.

IN FOODS: Refined peanut oil has been shown to sensitize and cause reactions. The most highly refined peanut oils contain trace levels of intact proteins, up to 0.2-2.2 ug/ml. Lower refined peanut oil could contain 3-6 ug/ml of protein. Thus in 2004, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) investigated and concluded that refined peanut oil in foodstuffs could cause reactions and that according to their guidelines it must appear on food labels. With the same information, the WHO in 2000 concluded the opposite -- that the oil in foodstuffs did not need to be labeled. The US FDA followed suit, acknowledging the presence of the proteins but because it had GRAS (generally recognized as safe) it did not need to be labeled.

IN INJECTED DRUGS: where the oil appears in parenteral drugs such as vaccines used in Europe, labeling arachis oil on package leaflets as of 2001 was an expectation of EMEA, Euro Medicines Agency. It was expected although not a law that manufacturers should warn users of peanut oil used in any pharmaceutical product. In the US, labeling the oil in vaccines and drugs remained voluntary as well. The FDA has indicated that inactive ingredients that present an increased risk of toxic effects should be noted in the Contraindications, Warnings or Precautions sections of drug/vaccine labels/inserts.

This labeling option in the US, Canada is supported by law. The exact composition of vaccines cannot and will not be disclosed under an exemption that protects business information with the Access to Information Act in Canada and the Freedom of Information Act in the US. Similarly, trade secrets are also exempt under the British Freedom of Information Act.

Thus the guidelines to label refined peanut oil/moral obligation to label peanut oil are in conflict with laws protecting trade secrets. Full disclosure of excipients was not and continues not to be general practice in the US or Canada.

Labeling has become a matter of least legal exposure within carefully worded vaccine product monographs.

By barbfeick on Apr 1, 2010

I found that interesting about peanut and soy oils. I found some references on line about GRAS. The way I understand it...

The FDA no longer "approves" things as GRAS. They let the manufacturer submit some studies from an "independent research council". What I found weird was the sentence

"Alternatively, a company can self-affirm GRAS after conducting all necessary research and forming an independent panel to determine its safety. To self-affirm, the company needs to be confident that it could defend the safety of its ingredient based on this process."

WHAT the "H" does that mean? It sounds like the vaccine manufacturers can decide that all highly refined oils are GRAS on their own.

And if that is the case, then that is why I found the following patent for a "A stabilized pharmaceutical oil-in-water emulsion" to be used in all kinds of drugs and vaccines:

"wherein the oil phase further comprises almond oil; babassu oil; borage oil; black currant seed oil; canola oil; castor oil; coconut oil; corn oil; cottonseed oil; emu oil; evening primrose oil; flax seed oil; grapeseed oil; groundnut oil; mustard seed oil; olive oil; palm oil; palm kernel oil; peanut oil; rapeseed oil; safflower oil; sesame oil; shark liver oil; soybean oil; sunflower oil; hydrogenated castor oil; hydrogenated coconut oil; hydrogenated palm oil; hydrogenated soybean oil; hydrogenated vegetable oil; a mixture of hydrogenated cottonseed oil and hydrogenated castor oil; partially hydrogenated soybean oil; a mixture of partially hydrogenated soybean oil and partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil; glyceryl trioleate; glyceryl trilinoleate; glyceryl trilinolenate; a ?3 polyunsaturated fatty acid triglyceride containing oil; or a mixture thereof."

I found these patents for all kinds of vaccine adjuvants and culture mediums that use all different kinds of food. Why would people take out patents and so many of them, without intending on using any of them?

I wrote the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER):

" Aluminum in the form of alum, aluminum hydroxide or phosphate is the only adjuvants used in U.S. licensed vaccines and there is no oil in those adjuvants. The adjuvant, as well as, certain inactive ingredients must appear on the package label. General requirements for the package labeling can be found in 21 CFR 610.61."

So basically they are saying that the oil is not in the adjuvant so that is not a lie. It is interesting that the "certain inactive ingredients must appear..." but not all inactive ingredients.

Kinda splitting hairs. As long as they add the oil separate from the adjuvant.... it's ok.... and it is GRAS if the oil is refined as much as the approved soy and peanut oils because it can be self approved as GRAS by the vaccine manufacturer?

By lakeswimr on Apr 2, 2010

Your link is nice. I have read that the first peanut allergy cases recorded are in the early 1900s.

By hfraser on Apr 2, 2010

Hi lakeswimr!

Research has gone both ways on this idea of when to consume peanuts. The LEAP study in the UK (George Du Toit, et al) is trying to sort out this concern. In the meantime, UK and US health officials at first warned pregnant and nursing mothers in 1998 to avoid peanuts. They when, in one study, peanut allergy actually increased despite avoidance, the governments rescind this advice and doctors say perhaps it should be introduced as early as possible! This was based on the Israeli example where PA is low at .17% of kids. Meanwhile, sesame allergy is epidemic in Israeli children at about 2%, I think. Ironically, doctors there have suggested that sesame consumption be delayed in children. It's a real mess! hence the LEAP study, which wraps up in 2013, I think.

Please check out the "Peanut oil label debate" above -- refined oils in an adjuvanted vaccine increases dramatically the levels of IgE and the potential for allergy to any protein in that shot.

If you're interested, please also look at my time line

By lakeswimr on Apr 2, 2010

Even if peanut oil is in vaccines that wouldn't mean that the peanut oil *causes* peanut allergy. If anything it seems now according to the latest research that a delay in exposure to top allergens *increases* the chance of allergy to that food. I don't think it would have a thing to do with peanut allergies.

By lakeswimr on Apr 2, 2010

That's your opinion but it isn't the opinion of *allergists* and food allergy medical researchers and it isn't something that has been proven by *research*.

By barbfeick on Apr 2, 2010

Injecting food protein into animals or people causes food allergy. That has been known since 1839. There is a trace amount of peanut protein in even the most highly refined peanut oil. If there is peanut oil of any kind in a vaccine there is a trace amount of peanut protein that is getting injected into people. At the very least peanut oil should not be GRAS and it should be listed as an ingredient in vaccines. Doctors should know ALL of the ingredients in vaccines.

By hfraser on Apr 6, 2010

Hi all,

I'm going to encourage you to consider buying The History of the Peanut Allergy Epidemic.

The book has 30 pages of endnotes referencing hundreds of research articles by doctors. The challenge of any controversial topic is in reading as much as possible, all information, opinions (that often conflict) and research. Often research and opinion merge and then blend with personal experience of the reader. I find many research article with conclusions that I would not reach based on the same information.

It is a difficult topic and I thank you for thinking and talking about it. Let's keep it up!


By barbfeick on Apr 7, 2010

There should be no mystery about the ingredients of vaccines. Doctors should be able to tour the manufacturing facilities and see the process from start to finish. The whole idea of there being peanut oil in medicine without having to be listed on the package insert is something that shouldn't exist.

Vaccines have had a terrific sales team working for them. The FDA, CDC, AMA, etc. all talk as though these are injections of a saline solution.

Well, none of the injections are that safe. And the diseases that the injections are supposed to prevent... the chances of getting any of them and dying or having a serious reaction to the disease, is not as serious as dealing with a lifelong possibly fatal food allergy.

Why, given the evidence in this book, would you even consider trusting your doctor's judgement about getting more vaccines when he has no idea if there is peanut oil or trace amounts of food protein in the vaccines that he wants to administer - a vaccine that the vaccine manufacturer has zero liability to you if your child is maimed or dies.

Vaccines should be PROVEN safe before being given. They have NOT been PROVEN safe as far as severe food allergies.

Vaccine manufacturers know the ingredients of their vaccines. All they have to do is make it all public knowledge. But WE will have to insist that they do so.

My grandson has allergies. He did not get the Vitamin K injection nor was he vaccinated immediately. He did get sick and get Tylenol, then Amoxicillan, and then another round of those drugs. His allergies, although annoying, are not possibly fatal. I believe his allergies were caused by those drugs.

I believe the allergies that can be fatal are directly caused by injections. And, yes, that is just my opinion.

But if you are sitting outside a building and see three women enter and then come out with their hair cut an hour later... you would conclude that maybe there is a hair salon in the building. You wouldn't be sure. If you sit outside and watch and see several hundred women enter and come out with their hair done, I think you would feel sure that there is a hair salon in the building. You do not have to actually go inside to make sure.

The evidence that vaccines and pharmaceutical products are causing the peanut allergy epidemic is like seeing thousands of women come out of that building with their hair done.

I think it is a HORRIBLE crime to ALLOW even one more child get a possibly fatal food allergy. YOU know what it is like. I would think that you would care enough for that new mother with her new baby not to have to go through what you have had to go through.

I think that it is NOT OK to continue as usual with vaccinations because "we don't know for sure". So we won't find out because we might find out that vaccinations are the direct cause and that would hurt the medical business?

I say we have to FIND OUT NOW! And the only way for us little folks to force the issue is to REFUSE all vaccines on the grounds that ALL of the INGREDIENTS are not listed. You insist that you know what is in the food that you are giving to your allergic child. You don't want to know what is in the vaccines, vitamins, and drugs?

By childwithPA on Apr 20, 2010


All my 3 children do NOT receive vaccines, but my firstborn had vita K shot which is the only injection he's had other then for antibiotics. My firstborn has a anaphalactic response PA so I was wondering if it could have been caused by the vita K "vaccine". My second born does not have PA, though he had the vita K shot, my third who is 21 months did not have a vita K shot and I don't know yet if he has PA, would not want to give him some to find out.

my question is if you know whether or not the vita K shot contains PB proteins. Thank you it means a lot, so does your incredible knowledge.

By barbfeick on Apr 21, 2010

I suspect that the vitamin K shot may be guilty. But also antibiotics are also a problem. From what I have read, antibiotics are grown on soy and peanut meal.

There has been NO TESTING of any of these pharmaceuticals to prove that they do not cause food allergies. There needs to be full disclosure of the production methods of pharmaceuticals and the ingredients. Doctors and pharmacists should be able to take tours and see the drugs being produced from start to finish.

By concernedfather on Mar 17, 2011

are they giving vankomycin ?

MRSA is Metyacillin resistant Staphoccus A

which is a infection that can only be aquired in medical facilitys and usually it requires contact with unclean equipment or hands during a injection, blood draw or other invasive procedure.

Now for the bad news. It is extremly difficult to treat and there are drugs that can kill it, but they come at a very very very high price.

Normally diminished liver and kidney function and long term arterial damage, although untreated MRSA is lethal and can cuase multi organ dysfunction.

the CDC has s special batch of drugs to treat it, the problem is getting the approval to use them and they come with heavy heavy consequences.

But MRSA is a substantially difficult to kill bacteria and it tends to hid well.

you'll have to travel to baltimore maryland johns hopkins to get these drugs more then likely.

By crowsnest02 on Jan 25, 2011

Hello all, new here....My 7yo son has PA. Found out about his allergies after he had an anaphylactic reaction a few hours after he had received immunizations. I have been aware of the various "theories" that vaccinations may "cause" allergies, etc. For this reason, we decided to slow up the pace of vaccincation for my second child, now 3. She has no known allergies. My son also has moderate (sometimes moreso, esp during cold months) eczema and egg allergy. We were told that he should outgrow the egg allergy, but it has not been the case. His reaction to egg has changed over time, but has not gone away. Within the past year and a half, he as been treated for MRSA 5 times (confirmed culture). What is raising my eyebrows in this post is the apparent prevalence of the peanut oil and other oils (proteins) in vaccinations, et. al. along with the production of antibiotics (used to treat the MRSA) using these suspicious characters....Not sure that I really have a specific question, but can anyone speak to these matters as it relates to my son's susceptibility? Maybe I'm also asking how concerned should I be in letting my son receive so many antibiotics (esp at early age)?

Also, I DEF agree that there should be full disclosure on all ingredients. Pharmaceutical companies are the new tobacco companies and must be set straight.


By barbfeick on Jan 25, 2011

First of all, I know of an herbal treatment for MRSA. Contact and he will tell you which product.

Antibiotics treatment causes an overgrowth of yeast which also causes less severe allergies and other problems. "Leaky gut" syndrome. Antibiotics do not make the immune system stronger so there can be a boomerang effect.

By interestedparent on Dec 2, 2011

My son never had allergies more than pollen and maybe soaps residue (double rinse needed) growing up. Always enjoyed eating anything you put in front of him. In his 20's prior to deploying overseas they went through all the required vaccinations. He now has high anaphylactic reactions to peanuts. Yet he ate them growing up, never was a huge peanut butter fan, but ate most all products without issue. It wasn't until a few months after those mega-doses of vaccines that he experienced his first reaction. And again, with peanut oil having been used with take out. Any explanations? Just coincidence? We have a large family, to date he is the only one to have ever had this peanut allergy.

By peanutskill on Dec 10, 2011

could be the vaccine, could be a random act. I know of two people who became allergic to food items in thier adult years. One was a 50 year old man, had tight chest had an ekg and other tests, nothing wrong with his heart. kept having it and then started monitoring what he was doing right before the chest pain, eating a peanut butter sandwich, stopped eating peanut products has not had an episode since. 28 year old nurse at my work,became allergic to milk eggs and peanuts with in the last 2 years. Eggs and Peanuts with ANA reaction.

My PA child had vaccinations whether or not that is what caused her allergies I am not sure. She had a milk intolerance since birth, had soy formula til she was 4 because soy milk affected her differently. Found out she was allergic to peanuts at 18 months, the rest is history.