\"The Exaggerated Threat of Food Allergies\" (Only if you\'re up for it)

Posted on: Fri, 01/04/2008 - 11:01am
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There is no link online to the article but there is a link below to the interview. Have a listen if you dare!

[url="http://www.allergymoms.com/modules/wordpress/index.php?p=372"]The Exaggerated Threat of Food Allergies[/url]

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Posted on: Sat, 01/05/2008 - 3:57am
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wow.
speechless.

Posted on: Sat, 01/05/2008 - 10:24am
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This woman obviously knows nobody with serious food allergies. I picked up a copy of Harper's today, and she stops short of accusing FAAN and the makers of EpiPens of creating false panic over food allergies as a marketing ploy to sell more EpiPens. She says that parents of allergic children are a bigger problem than the actual food allergies: "...instead of creating the healthy, happy children shown here [the article shows a couple of kids from the Be A Pal page of the FAAN website], exaggerating the treat may actually do as much harm as the allergies themselves."
Her argument that food allergies aren't a big problem now because they weren't a generation ago is pure hogwash. There are a lot of problems in this world that weren't as bad 20-30 years ago, such as cancer and asthma. If you want to get persnickedy, there wasn't as much crime or violence either. But that doesn't mean that they aren't on the rise or serious problems today. It's' a sad fact that the average American ingests a lot more processed and genetically/hormonally altered foods that we did 30 years ago, so is it any wonder that immunological disorders are on the rise?
Anyway, if you want to read the actual article, you can view it at these two links:
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Posted on: Sat, 01/05/2008 - 3:20pm
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I copied this off the comments section of this article.
i may do this on monday, just for fun:
I encourage other readers/listeners to contact the station and let your thoughts be known at (212) 669-3333 or email them at [email]listenerservices@wnyc.org[/email]

Posted on: Sun, 01/06/2008 - 7:51am
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There is a good reply by Scott Sicherer MD from Mount Sinai among all of the comments to the radio interview.
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Gina
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Posted on: Mon, 01/07/2008 - 9:06am
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Dr. Hugh Sampson will be a guest on the show on Thursday, January 31 at 12:40 pm.

Posted on: Sat, 01/12/2008 - 12:06am
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Dr. Michael Pistiner, a fellow in Allergy and Immunology at Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, has also provided a reply to the disinformation in Broussard's article: [url="http://www.healthcentral.com/allergy/c/3900/19063/nuts-doctor/"]http://www.healthcentral.com/allergy/c/3900/19063/nuts-doctor/[/url]

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