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Posted on: Thu, 07/05/2001 - 1:35am
Heather's picture
Joined: 10/08/2006 - 09:00

It's a legume that is used to make flour and pasta.
[This message has been edited by Heather (edited July 05, 2001).]

Posted on: Thu, 07/05/2001 - 9:22am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Gosh, and I thought Lupine was that beautiful flower that only grows at our high elevations. I didn't realize they used it in food products. Do you have specific brands or products that you have run across lupine in or is it really a gourmet product type of thing?

Posted on: Sat, 07/07/2001 - 2:03pm
Joined: 03/17/2001 - 09:00

Hi all! I hope I am not prosecuted for plagerism but this is a quote from Dr. Youngs' book:
"There is one special consideration regarding other legumes. A recent report by Moneret-Vautrin from France demonstrated cross-reactivity between peanut and another legume, the lupines. The lupine is consumed either in the form of seeds or as a flour used to supplement wheat flour. Apparantly in France, up to ten percent lupine flour can be added to wheat flour and is not subject to labeling. Lupine flour is used in baked goods, pasta, sauces, milk, and soy substitutes. There have been several reports of lupine allergy. This study examined twenty-four peanut allergic individuals for lupine allergy and found positive skin prick tests in 44%(etc..etc...etc...)The authors warn that cross-reactivity to this legume hidden in wheat flour can be a serious problem for the peanut allergic individual. Read labels of imported foods, especially baked goods, for lupine or lupine flour and avoid them.
You can be allergic to multiple foods, including foods in the same family, but this is usually a result of separate allergies and not a common cross-reacting allergy. In general, you need avoid only the specific food you are allergic to by history, and it is not necessary to avoid the entire food family. The two main exceptions to this recommendation would be the tree nuts and the crustacean shellfish.(etc...)
35% of peanut allergic people are also allergic to tree nuts, but only 10% of peanut allergic people are allergic to legumes.(etc....)"
Well I hope that clears up the lupine question but it raises another. I have read posted on other boards on this site that there is definitely a cross reactivity to all legumes. Hmmm I don't know where the statistics are comming from but I know I don't have the answer.

Posted on: Wed, 07/25/2001 - 2:36am
esmom's picture
Joined: 07/25/2001 - 09:00

Dr.Young's book is in a word "excellent" just like him! The book is an easy read and not to long. It is great for parents, grandparents and teachers. I am not surprised it's a great book, he is a very smart man that really cares for children. I hope he writes more on this subject. I am a mother of a 3 old PA girl and was so a happy when I came across this book. Until my daughter had her reaction, I never fully understood the impact PA has on a family (and more importantly a child)

Posted on: Mon, 02/11/2002 - 5:52am
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Joined: 04/25/2001 - 09:00

PeanutAllergy.Com has recently started recommending this book.
The publisher contacted us a few months ago and sent us a few copies to review to decide if this book would be one which we could recommend and have on hand to ship etc. (as you may know, we keep several peanut allergy related books in stock here so we can get them out quickly if someone needs them, and the sale helps support PeanutAllergy.Com. We also have links to amazon.com on the PeanutAllergy.Com home page and you can purchase this book through amazon as well as other books on peanut allergy (and your purchases through our link to amazon.com will also help support PeanutAllergy.Com).
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Stay Safe,
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Posted on: Mon, 02/11/2002 - 5:54am
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Joined: 04/25/2001 - 09:00

Reminder: Dr. Michael Young, author of the new Peanut Allergy Answer Book, is
the guest speaker this coming Monday, February 11th at 7:00 p.m. at the
Asthma & Allergy Foundation educational support group that meets in Lexington
at the Beth Israel/Children's Hospital Medical Care Center (482 Bedford St.).
Please invite your friends and relatives, spouses, teachers, babysitters,
Driving directions: Route 128 to Exit 31 B ("Bedford - Rts. 4 and 225"). The
Beth Israel/Children's Hospital site is about one-quarter of a mile, on the
left, However, you are not permitted to make a left turn across the oncoming
traffic. Therefore, stay in the right lane and watch for a turn-off to make a
"jug-handle" U-turn at the traffic light. You will then be able to turn into
the parking lot for the building. Parking is free. The meeting is in the
first floor Radiology Dept. waiting room.
Copies of Dr. Young's book will be available for sale at the meeting for
Stay Safe,

Posted on: Fri, 05/17/2002 - 9:55am
Gail W's picture
Joined: 12/06/2001 - 09:00

I did not see an email address listed for Dr. Young's publisher. I have a question for him/her:
On page 41 is a chart entitled "Grades of Anaphylaxis and Treatment". Under the moderate severity catagory, symptoms are described as "Generalized or rapidly progressive skin improvement, respiratory, gastrointestinal". Is this a typo? Should "improvement" actually be "worsening"? The text on the preceding page (40) contradicts the chart and says, "Moderate anaphylaxis would be accompanied by the additional symptoms of generalized or rapidly worsening hives and itching, swelling, flushing, wheezing, and vomiting."
I was invited to attend a senior seminar class of students majoring in Early Childhood Education (Fontbonne College, St. Louis) earlier this month. A student presented on peanut allergy, and I was there as a parent of a PA child to answer questions. This chart was shown as a slide and it was suggested that perhaps the reason for the "improvement" was because the antihistamine had worked to improve the skin symptoms.
I thought you would like to know that your book is being used. I would hate to think, however, that our future teachers are being given incorrect information. Can you please clarify this?
Thank you,

Posted on: Fri, 06/21/2002 - 1:14am
5boysrus's picture
Joined: 06/06/2002 - 09:00

Does this book have any info on testing and diagnosing of peanut allergy?

Posted on: Fri, 06/21/2002 - 12:45pm
momjd's picture
Joined: 02/24/2002 - 09:00

I can't answer for the PA Answer Book b/c I can't find my copy. But Food Allergies and Food Intolerances by J. Brotstoff and L. Gamblin discusses various means of testing for all food allergies and intolerances. Also, check the files section here and take a look at Peanut Allergy: Where We Stand, it discusses most of the recent research in this area. When is the food challenge for your son scheduled?

Posted on: Wed, 11/13/2002 - 7:17am
Chris PeanutAllergy Com's picture
Joined: 04/25/2001 - 09:00

A shipment of "The Peanut Allergy Answer Book", by Michael C. Young just arrived.
100 in stock today!
Contact us to order your copy.
Here is a link to the PeanutAllergy.Com order page for this book.
Thanks for your support, by purchasing through PeanutAllergy.Com you help support the web site and the work we do, and you help to keep products available for others!
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