Why is the peanut allergy an epidemic that only seems to be found in western cultures? More than four million people in the United States alone are affected by peanut allergies, while there are few reported cases in India, a country where peanut is the primary ingredient in many baby food products. Where did this allergy come from, and does medicine play any kind of role in the phenomenon? After her own child had an anaphylactic reaction to peanut butter, historian Heather Fraser decided to discover the answers to these questions.
Four Billboards in Toronto Trigger A Public Airing Of Mandatory Vax In Canada: And the Politicians Respond ‘NO’, For Now
Editorial by Heather Fraser, Author of The Peanut Allergy Epidemic University of Alberta professor of pharmacy and law, Ubaka Ogbogu, was interviewed by the National Post regarding parents who do not vaccinate their child at the earliest age allowable. If a parent fails to do so, he says, temporary guardianship could be awarded to […]
By Heather Fraser, Author, The Peanut Allergy Epidemic, Children’s Health Defense Guest Contributor In November, 1985, MPP for Rainy River, Jack Pierce stood in the Ontario legislature before second reading of a bill he had introduced. His words are recorded in the Hansard (the official report of proceedings of Parliament): My bill deals with […]
By Heather Fraser, Author, The Peanut Allergy Epidemic , Children’s Health Defense Guest Contributor The epidemic of allergy in children was launched in the period between the late 1980s and early 1990s. ER admission records, back-to-back United Kingdom (UK) cohort studies and eyewitness accounts of teachers confronted by the flood of severely allergic children confirm […]
By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Chairman, Children’s Health Defense The global prevalence of allergic diseases is skyrocketing, affecting 30% to 40% of the world’s population. Allergic conditions include food allergies, anaphylaxis, asthma, eczema, allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis and reactions to drugs and insects. Often, these burdensome conditions start young, are overlapping and have the potential […]
The phenomenon of a life-threatening allergy in kids in only these countries occurred simultaneously, without warning, and it quickly intensified. The number of peanut allergic children in the United States alone went from virtually none to about two million in just twenty years. As these children have aged, the combined number of American adults and children allergic to peanuts has grown to a total of four million.