Anaphylactic Food Allergy Is NOT Normal

A Facebook friend posted this as her status last week. Many people don’t understand the severity or seriousness of life-threatening food allergy in today’s children because it is unlike anything they ever knew when they were children. We think it’s important to get a genuine understanding of what’s happening to our children, so I asked her if we could run her comments on the blog. — Professor

We were in the emergency room again last night.

We’re home, and doing well now, after a failed first attempt at hospital discharge — K rebounded with new welts, so we had to stay longer for more meds and observation. We were able to leave around 11 and spend the night at home with regular Benadryl dosing (and EpiPens within immediate reach). He had a few welts this morning, but is now looking normal and feeling good. We still don’t know what caused the reaction, and will try to figure it out by process of elimination once this has passed and we’ve all recovered a bit. Thank you again, friends, for the Facebook support, texts, calls, prayers, juju and love. It really makes all the difference.

One thing (I’m gonna be real frank for a minute here, so . . . .):

After each allergy-related ER visit, I’ve found myself a little shell-shocked. Food allergy is f*cking terrifying. Doctors are the first to admit they know almost nothing in terms of predicting what might happen or managing it (beyond epinephrine and steroids), and that’s scary. Last night I was told the same things: there is very little data, really no way to know which direction this will go, or if it’ll stay the same or turn into airway closure 48 hours later without warning. There’s just no telling. So we opted to go home because there’s no food in the hospital my kid can eat, and he might get itchy on the sheets and, well, I have EpiPens in the event of things heading south.


EpiPens work if you catch the reaction before the airway closes. They work for about 15 minutes so that you can get to a hospital via ambulance and start steroids and other meds to try to stop an allergic reaction from progressing. But much of this is guesswork, even at the hospital, and when I looked the doctor in the eye last night (deliberating whether it made sense to get admitted overnight or go home) and asked if my giving epinephrine in the event of wheezing sounds would mean my kid wouldn’t die, the doctor looked away. I knew better than to ask because the fact is they don’t know. Sometimes EpiPens don’t work. Mostly they work — they serve their 15-minute purpose — and I am so so glad we have them. But still, life or death decisions hinging on probably-maybe-mostlys are no fun to make . . . especially when you make them all the time.

Being allergic to food is like being allergic to air or water. Making a person allergic to food is, in my opinion, a crime against humanity, against children. Because the people who are living with this extreme, insane condition are, for the most part, children. One in every 13 children.

We bought a Christmas tree; they offered us cocoa. We declined for K, briefly explaining. Christmas tree guy says oh yeah, his granddaughter has that — peanuts, all nuts, extreme allergy, EpiPens, the works — he gets it. We filed paperwork with the school system, switching districts to attend classes at a homeschooling school (stay with me here — just think community college for kids: sign up and attend individual classes at will). Had to write in a reason. Wrote it in: severe food allergies. Oh yeah, says the lady behind the desk. My nephew has that: eggs, soy, wheat, EpiPens. Then we went to the emergency room last night. Four doctors in the room, ready to go if shit gets crazy. The scene stayed calm (if incredibly disconcerting, as K was covered in giant welts everywhere), and the head doctor says I get it, my daughter is the same way. We’ve had full-on anaphylaxis and all. She’s five: food allergies, eczema, EpiPens. And I say, “I’m sorry.” And he says, “It’s okay, it’s just the way life is.”


One school’s wall of EpiPens

I’m glad people get it, y’all. That really helps in the face of asking people to put their peanut butter away all the time. But I’m so disturbed by this, too. So many people get it because so many kids have this, and this is not “natural,” or “normal,” or “okay.” I didn’t know one kid with peanut allergy in school. Not one. Now these long lists of allergies are commonplace. And what this means, on the ground, for these kids and for families like ours, is that when we’re just hanging out having an evening, our kids can wind up in the ER with giant welts. When we go to birthday parties, kids run around our kids with food that could literally kill them. When we go anywhere and do anything, we carry the EpiPen because we carry the possibility and likelihood of medical emergency. And we stop working our jobs, and stop cooking our favorite foods, and stop sleeping through the night really ever, and stop ever really not being on the lookout, at the ready, on guard. It’s traumatizing.

This is not “just the way life is.” This is not just the way life should be. So while I will continue to pony up and make the very, very best of this bullshit situation in our family’s life, I’m not going to stop talking about what’s behind this, and I’m not going to stop saying it needs to stop. Last year, right around this time, the socially acceptable population to hate was the alleged “anti-vaxers” (tiny, tiny population, by the way . . .) in the name of science. Let’s force people to subject their babies to a medical procedure that is actually, scientifically  documented as causing severe brain damage, and even death, to some portion of the population. You know what else we’re doing to a much larger portion of the population? We are upending, derailing immature immune systems and causing severe allergy in one in 13 children.

peanut sign

I was terrified when pregnant with O, terrified this would happen again. I was terrified to vaccinate, terrified not to. I asked K’s immunologist in New York, at a leading research hospital, if I would be making the right decision to hold off on shots for our new baby. “I’ve researched, extensively, and given K’s reactions to vaccinations and their effects on the immune system and the overwhelming evidence that vaccines are contributing to the food allergy epidemic, I just . . .  Is this crazy?”

Do you know what the doctor said to me? The immune system expert? She said I wasn’t crazy. She said, “We all know.” But I could never quote her on that, with her name. She’d lose all of her funding. It’s in her research hospital policy. She can try to rescue these kids downstream, but she can’t do anything about the source from which the problem flows, from which the funding dollars flow.

Once again, I am not saying vaccination is all bad. I am saying medical transparency is all important, medical choice is all important, and science is all powerful only if it is unbiased and used to its greatest potential in finding the very best, very safest ways to achieve its aims. I am saying one in 13 children is not okay. I am saying K being anaphylactic to food is not okay. I am saying that if any one tiny good thing can come out of the extreme difficulty and terror that we live with every single day, it would be you not supporting any conversation or legislation that oversimplifies the science around vaccination and seeks to remove the rights of parents to informed consent. (TIME f*cking magazine thinks parents who make their own choices around vaccines should have their addresses published publicly. Every parent should be revolted by that kind of sentiment and shame the publication that perpetuates it.) It would be enough parents — even those who do choose to vaccinate fully according to the CDC schedule (many doctors don’t even do this, y’all) — taking seriously its risks and expressing concern over epidemic food allergies and other related illnesses to create a groundswell of support for science creating safe vaccines. Vaccines that do no harm.

Since I can’t quote the immunologist on record and thereby ruin her career, I’m going to share this interview with Heather Fraser, author of The Peanut Allergy Epidemic:What’s Causing It and How to Stop It.  Please read it. I think it’s really important.

Thank you. Much love.

~ A Sleep-Deprived Mom

who is tired of ER visits and thinks eating should not be a deadly activity for children.


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60 Responses to Anaphylactic Food Allergy Is NOT Normal

  1. Carol says:

    When my kids were born, some thirty years ago, we didn’t have to eliminate processed meats and soft cheese etc from our diets while pregnant. When baby was born we went to the local clinic for baby’s weight to be recorded etc. we were given books with guidelines in on when to test baby with certain drop at a time, firstly with orange juice and then egg yolk. We were told never to give peanut products to children under five. The incidences of children being allergic to these things was minimal. I don’t know when or how the rules changed but when my eldest was pregnant she did every thing as suggested as she was told it was best for baby. Well, it turns out that her child is one of many who have these food allergies and is anaphalyctic.

    I would love for testing to be done to see if the old system was the better way to go because it seems to me that that’s where the problem starts

    • ProfessorTMR says:

      I don’t remember anyone suggesting testing babies with foods one drop at a time thirty years ago or limiting peanut butter before five. You may have found someone who suggested that, but I can’t imagine it was truly universal. When I was a child no one said ANYTHING about food allergies at all, and most fed their children solids at VERY young ages, and there was no concern. The rules changed because we have sensitized children by repeatedly hyperstimulating their immune systems at an age when their developing immune systems cannot handle it, and we have ruined their guts with antibiotics and glyphosate. Until those things are eliminated or at least severely restricted for an extended period of time, we will continue to have an escalation of food allergies.

      • Carol says:

        The Enoggera Child Welfare clinic gave out the information to myself and many more women I know. Is this just in Qld?

      • ProfessorTMR says:

        Is that Queensland, Australia? I’d love to see what they gave you. Seriously have not heard such recommendations in the States. The recommendations have gotten more and more strict in recent years.

      • Carol says:

        Yes Qld Australia

  2. Lisa says:

    THANK YOU. Thank you for writing about this. Thank you for asking questions and for shining a light on all of this, so that others may take pause … and start asking questions, too! I am continually dumbfounded why my intelligent, progressive, open-minded, wonderful friends don’t stop, just for a moment, and wonder, “WHY?” Bless you and your family.

  3. Anastasia says:

    Great article, great info! thanks for sharing

  4. nocposts says:

    Thanks for the post. Infuriating to learn that an immune system expert, “thou who shall not be named”, has to remain silent in order to protect her career. That said, unfortunately, many doctors know and willingly play along. It is this kind of attitude that we all find so disgusting.

    However, there is hope. Each time I show people the CDC’s excipient table (thanks to a TMR mom and post), reasonable people are incredulous and begin to think.

    We are here to help others apply more critical ‘T’ and summon all to take action, not just stand by and watch the catastrophe unfold.

  5. Joanna says:

    Please forgive my offering a tip if it’s not welcome, but just in case this can be of help, to anyone dealing with this hardship — try looking into niacin. Sufficient daily niacin (nicotinic acid) supplementation will down-regulate the histamine response, and strongly temper anaphylactic reactions (meaning you can effectively prevent life-threatening reactions). The branch of medicine that deals with these vitamin cures is “orthomolecular” medicine, and there are many articles and some books that present information about niacin.

    Disclaimer — I am not a doctor, just a subject of the same biological and chemical warfare as everyone else, and a fierce researcher.

  6. APV says:


    Another piece of evidence demonstrating the mechanism you describe:

    People develop allergy to the viral proteins in the vaccine itself.
    Flublok vaccine is made without egg, but it contains 3X the level of viral proteins as a standard vaccine.
    The result, people are having allergic reactions to Flublok having been sensitized to the same viral proteins in the previous year’s flu shot.

    Seasonal split influenza vaccine induced IgE sensitization against influenza vaccine

    “The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) very recently reported 18 cases of anaphylaxis following vaccination with the trivalent recombinant hemagglutinin influenza vaccine, which is free of egg proteins, and therefore was recommended for patients with egg-allergy [40]. Out of 18, detailed information was obtained from 12 cases and they were considered anaphylaxis against influenza HA protein, not egg-related proteins and would have been sensitized by previous repeated administration of influenza vaccines, inducing IgE antibodies.”

    E.J. Woo
    Allergic reactions after egg-free recombinant influenza vaccine: reports to the US Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System
    Clin Infect Dis, 60 (2015), pp. 777–780

    • ProfessorTMR says:

      It’s also important to know that antibodies are not nearly the specific unique “lock and key” mechanism that we were taught in high school biology. They can and do cross-react with proteins that are similar to the triggering proteins. So antibodies that were stimulated to be anti-HPV for instance could very well be reacting to something else, even human tissue. In a recent study performed in Israel scientists discovered that anti-HPV antibodies actually bound to human brain tissue. In the absence of HPV with high levels of circulating anti-HPV antibodies, what are the antibodies going to bind to? Brain tissue. Awesome, huh?

  7. The brain /gut connection had been known for centuries. Our doctors treated “deranged minds & bound bowels” with nutrition, gut rehabilitation, detox, etcetera. Long before mainstream medicine came on board. Genetic mutations are not random 100% of the time. It’s important that everyone research gut biomes, epigenetics (how the environment influences our genes). We all have cancer genes for example. We don’t all turn them on. The air we breathe, the vaccines we inject, the foods we eat, etc. has a huge effect on our bodies. GM foods have been studied vigorously by independent researches. We are eating glyphosate (round-up) poison … It is destroying good gut biomes, turning off our methylation pathways (detox) reducing glutathione levels ended for detox as well. We are poisoning ourselves and it’s showing — with the incredible raise of disease, allergies etc. After researching to death and applying holistic practices with my family.. I can tell you by addressing underlying pathologies, that it significantly enhances the life.. The health & happiness of our children & ourselves.

    • ProfessorTMR says:

      Yes, as a recent study showed one of the hallmarks of autism was that inflammatory genes were switched “on” for people with autism. Not that they had more of them, but that they were switched “on.” That’s epigenetic, due to environmental factors. Big, big clue.

  8. Steff says:

    I am 44. I have milder allergies to milk, eggs, and peanuts. I cannot say if it’s related to how I was vaccinated or not, what I do know is that when I was 5 and they ran the panel for 100 items I had severe reactions to 94 of them. Way back in 76. My children show 0 signs of any allergies. I am hyper- vigilant about watching them, the foods, the vaccine schedule (I severely delayed and chose individual vaccines where possible ).
    The thing is, we really really don’t know the extent of issues with many vaccines. I came of age at a point where the MMR Vax was deemed ineffective and many people my age had to be re-dosed around age 10. Funny thing is, there is science to show that that ineffective MMR Vax possibly causes slow growing cancer in adults. Now I’m 1 in a million where all these weird factors come into play. I am no a cancer fighter. I’m not saying don’t vax, I am saying be wary, question things, if you are sick for God’s sake stay home and don’t expose others.

  9. D Ann says:

    Hi Jen, I totally agree with you. I’m sure all the women being pumped full of antibiotics during labour is a huge contributor. The 3 reasons the immunologist gave me:
    1. Cesareans
    2. Exposure to antibiotics in early infancy
    3. Being too clean. Not letting kids play in and eat dirt etc.

    Prof TMR, I know I could kick myself. I have a whole first aid kit of homeopathy. At the time I had a really bad case of SPD and was in terrible pain with that and couldn’t walk, had 4 kids aged 5 and under and just felt overwhelmed and took the “easy” route. Turns out, it’s not so easy after all! I felt like I was getting mastitis again a few months back and I used essential oils and potato peels and it was gone the next day. I sincerely hope more parents become educated on the dangers of antibiotics. Yes, in some instances they can be life saving but most of the time there are better options.

  10. Chris says:

    I don’t know what to think anymore. My daughter has not had one vaccine yet and she’s 4. She’s allergic to eggs and dairy and highly allergic to peanuts. We live every day on high alert and we just want to know why.

    • D Ann says:

      Chris, did your wife have a cesarean? Did she have antibiotic treatment during labour? Did your wife take antibiotics while breastfeeding? Or did your daughter have any antibiotics herself as a baby?

  11. Auzzie Lee says:

    just a little research on google shows where the peanut allergies come from… It was a cheaper adjuvant for the vaccination companies,,, all comes down to money folks. Follow the money trail…

    There were no peanut allergies before Big Pharma started pushing the vaccination agenda….

    • ProfessorTMR says:

      It’s actually far more complicated than that. Peanut oil is not approved as a vaccine adjuvant these days. If it IS being used, it isn’t being labeled as an adjuvant. The ONLY adjuvants licensed for use in vaccines in the United States are aluminum compounds. There is no evidence out there that peanut oil itself is contained within today’s vaccines. That doesn’t mean that there isn’t a compound that could stimulate antibodies that cross-react with peanut proteins, however. Heather Fraser makes a very good case for the Hib vaccine.

  12. Kim says:

    I know this is a long shot….and I expect there to be little to no research done on this in the near future….
    The same cannabis medicine they use for those kids with epilepsy could probably help the immune systems of these kids because of how the cannabinoids effect the immune system. What we already know about the endocannabinoid system is amazing and may help these children and anyone with medical problems that are related to the immune system. The job of the endocannabinoid system is to maintain homeostasis of the body in a toxic environment. The cannabinoids are already known to be neuroprotectants and there are legitimate studies that show they facilitate regrowth of brain cells.

    I think there should be studies done with the cannabinoids as a protective measure for when people, especially children are exposed to toxins. (The job of the endocannabinoid system is to maintain homeostasis of the body in a toxic environment.)

    I hope that other people are thinking about this too because from all the studies I have found, it could actually work as a preventative measure with less side effects than any known medicine.

  13. KW says:

    Kristi, here’s some food for thought. Vaccines are supposed to work by injecting a small amount of a dead (or living) virus/illness into the body in such a way that the body will see it as an intruder and fight against it. It then makes a print memory of the make up of that virus/illness and when it sees it again it fights and works to rid the body of it.

    But what about the little bits of extra junk that make up the vaccine? The oils, media, and other things that are used to grow the virus – do we know what makes these up? Well sure we do, two BIG ones that we hear everywhere are egg (in the MMR and influenza) and peanut oil. So how does our body (especially young, unexposed bodies) supposed to distinguish between a virus and the fillers? It can’t. So the next time it sees any of those items, it may just fight against it. And when that filler happens to be all these common food items, we might just have an epidemic of allergic people.

    Don’t take me wrong though, it won’t happen to everyone. Not everyone’s body will react the same. We hear stories all the time about people being vaccinated against certain illnesses, and still contacting said illness. Not every body reacts to the fillers. Not every body reacts to the illnesses.

    So how are vaccines possibly eliminating so many of these terrible illnesses, and saving lives? Well, what if we agree that maybe they’re not doing as big a job as we think? What if we agree that SOME people are indeed made immune to the illnesses? But some aren’t. What if we think really carefully about how far we’ve come since any of these illnesses have been widespread? In modern times we’ve learned to wash or hands. A ton! We even carry little bottles in our purse that say they will kill 99% of bacteria and viruses. We are learning to practice safer sex. We’re learning to isolate ourselves when we’re experiencing these illnesses to avoid other people. The list goes on and on.

    What if I told you…according to the CDC, in 1900 out of 100,000 people it was recorded that 13.3 of them would die from the measles. The vaccine wasn’t brought about until MUCH later. But in 1935, it’s recorded that (without a vaccine) that number dropped to 3.1.
    The list goes on, whooping cough – 1900: 12 of 100,000 died. 1935: only 3.7. Vaccine followed later. Influenza – 1900: 202.2. 1935 – 103.9. So what if, these illnesses much like Scarlett fever that still has no vaccine (1900: 9.6, 1935: 2.1, 1970: 0.3), were on a path to being eradicated even without the invention of the vaccination that is given full credit for all these population cures?

    Chew on it.

  14. leeny says:

    Please don’t blame vaccinations for these problems. My generation was heavily vaccinated. My childrens generation was heavily vaccinated but these allergies are not found very much in our generations. These problems are RECENT. So many other environmental changes have occurred. Lets pick on one of them instead, one which has no redeeming features.

    • ProfessorTMR says:

      If you were part of a generation prior to this one (which seems all but certain), it was not NEARLY as “heavily vaccinated” as this one is. Seriously, check the vaccine schedule for when you were a child and compare it to today’s. In addition, in previous generations many children didn’t receive any vaccines until they were ready for kindergarten or first grade. You will agree that that is a radical departure from many vaccine doses before the first birthday, starting with the first day of life. Yes, the high prevalence IS recent, but that’s could easily because so many more people are having so many more injections at so much earlier a point in development. READ Heather Fraser’s book. She traces the history of allergy, anaphylaxis, and the practice of injection of foreign bodies via hypodermic needle, and lays out the arguments for various theories. It is by far the best work, and the most logical analysis, I’ve yet to see on the subject of peanut allergy.

  15. Joann says:

    Thank you for doing this article. I have a 23 year old son who is never out grown his food allergies. We have the same scares that you have had and I had tons of questions Thank God now 23 years later there were more people asking the same questions we now have an 8 year old son I know big spread. Who is not immunized. I learned a lot with my older children and unfortunately this is my do over child

  16. Nora Marginean says:

    This is disastrous , it’s not only vaccines that are killing our children. We have chemtrails ( a fact). Have you checked out the ingredients ? Then we have GMO food & then the CDC to the rescue with their life destroying Round up. One hand feeds the other. The ingredients in vaccines is literally disguising .

    So why are our children suffering ? From all the above ! This is war to save our children !

    • ProfessorTMR says:

      I have yet to see any convincing evidence that “chemtrails” are anything other than the waste products from jet fuel, which is not to say that those things are good for the environment or any living creature. Foods with genetically modified organisms and sprayed with glyphosate (RoundUp) are almost certainly contributing the gut damage that is contributing to the rise in food allergies.

  17. Dino says:

    Congratulations to all who are concerned about vaccines and food allergies and condolences to those who suffer this dangerous life threatening malady . Yes vaccines are certainly suspect but so are processed foods. It seems that the most important issue is to protect the immune system of parents and their children. I wonder if perhaps natural herbs, fresh foods and vegetables and nutritional supplements might not be helpful for relief from food allergies. Also I wonder if homeopathic remedies might not be helpful to find relief for those who suffer from life threatening food allergies. For adults, Colon cleansers like “Natures Bounty Colon Cleanser” are considered the fountain of youth. Also for adults, “Puritan’s Pride Echinacia with Goldenseal” is considered an excellent nutritional supplement to assist in maintaining immune system health. I don’t know of any equivalent nutritional supplements for colon and immune system health in children, except breast feeding from mothers with good nutrition and immune system health , and of course fresh fruits and vegetables.

    Also, food allergy testing might be helpful.

  18. Cindy says:

    As a DC, I’ve been convinced it was vaccination induced for years, therefore, both of my kids are completely vaccine free. Two months ago my 6 year old son was diagnosed with allergies to pecans, walnuts, Lima beans, sesame seeds, and wheat, and I am now an epipen toting mom. I am at a loss.

    • ProfessorTMR says:

      Cindy, has your six-year-old had a history of antibiotics? Chances are good if he’s allergic now, it’s due to leaky gut, which can be caused by antibiotics and/or the pesticides in our food supply. Gut healing could make a big difference, and in the meantime NAET may help a great deal.

    • Alexis says:

      There is also the vitamin k injection that contains alum and food proteins, also retroviruses in the mother, insect bites, parasites, antacid medicines that hurt the gut, even ibuprofen class medicines. Anything that hurts the gut or lights the immune system on fire. GMOs, pesticides. Really, is anyone truly surprised our kids are all sick at this point?

  19. Matt says:

    Read Allergies in Disguise. It’s a very good book about all types of allergies.

  20. Ana says:

    Please look into NAET Nambudripad allergy elimination technique. It may save your child’s life one day. Many children and adults allergic to nuts and with anaphylaxis to peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, msg, etc have been treated successfully and can be accidentally or intentionally exposed to these items after treatments (usually many) with either mild or no symptoms to those items. Worth looking into.

  21. APV says:

    Arumugham V (2015) Evidence that Food Proteins in Vaccines Cause the
    Development of Food Allergies and Its Implications for Vaccine Policy. J
    Develop Drugs 4: 137. doi:10.4172/2329-6631.1000137

    Commenting on paper above:

    “I agree with your conclusions, that this is something we need to do something about”
    — Founder of an NIH funded vaccine company.

    We know the DTaP vaccine is contaminated with cow’s milk.
    Anaphylaxis to diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccines among
    children with cow’s milk allergy

    We know that food proteins such as milk in vaccines cause the
    development of food allergies in the first place. In other words,
    children develop antibodies to the food proteins in vaccines.

    Cow’s milk also contains folate receptor proteins that closely
    resemble human folate receptor proteins.

    A milk-free diet downregulates folate receptor autoimmunity in cerebral
    folate deficiency syndrome

    Cerebral folate receptor autoantibodies in autism spectrum disorder

    So folate receptor proteins in milk contaminated DTaP, likely causes the
    development of folate receptor antibodies, thus causing autism spectrum

    Food allergies and ASD, two sides of the same coin?

  22. Junieb says:

    Rolls eyes heavily.

  23. Amber says:

    Thank you for this article. We know how you feel. Our DS is one of those thirteen children. So many doctors told us he would more than likely grow out of his dairy and egg allergy (he has many) by 1. He’s 2.5 years old and has not. I have read, read, and read more just to attempt to understand why and what I can do to help. I can’t prove for certain that vaccines are related to DS’s food allergies and asthma. But it is very clear that vaccines can do damage (VAERS). It drives me insane that so many people chose to ignore this fact, and by and large they are the lucky parents with ‘healthy’ children. We ‘pro-vaccine CHOICE’ parents need to band together somehow in our communities and help educate other parents and doctors (who receive no formal training in toxicity) about the damage that vaccines can and will do.
    “It is no measure of health to be well-adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” – Krishnamurti

    • Sarah says:

      My son was diagnosed with many, many food allergies at age 1. Now at age 4.5, he’s outgrown dairy and corn, but still hangs on to wheat, nuts, eggs, etc. Our allergist said he may take as long as 15 years to outgrow the others but it’s very probable.

      Sadly (or maybe not), I cannot blame vaccines for his allergies as he has never received any. I do thank God that he was spared vaccines – perhaps things would be much worse for him if he had had them.

      • Amber says:

        Not a day goes by where I don’t wonder if DS would be the same without vaccines. And not a day goes by where I don’t thank god I fought tooth and nail to continue breastfeeding him (even until now)!

  24. CorinneM says:

    I couldn’t agree with you more. And please look into LEAP/MRT testing with an integrative dr, removing all my highly “reactive” foods, in time I no longer have anaphylactic reactions to foods. I am still on a highly restrictive diet and am healing the under-lying auto-immune condition. Good luck.

  25. D Ann says:

    I know exactly how you feel. I haven’t dealt with full blown anaphylaxis but my baby had hives twice, eyelids all swollen and almost closed, profuse vomiting and eczema (which I now have under control). She is allergic to dairy, eggs, peanuts and almonds. Because I practice extended breastfeeding I have to strictly avoid these things still too. In our case though vaccines can’t be implicated, because all of my children are unvaccibated. It was antibiotics I took for mastitis in her first week of life. The immunologist agreed this is most likely the cause. Just one stupid course of antibiotics and she may have this life threatening problem for life. I am mad at myself for not trying harder to beat the mastitis naturally. Life would be very different now. So all I can do now is try to heal her gut. I wish you and your child the best. I just want to add that the immunologist feels confident there will be a cure for peanut allergy in the very near future. He said not other food allergies but peanuts because there is big money in it.

      • Jen says:

        Thank you, that diagram is great. I can see the path we were on. However, my son never had a drop of formula. However, I did eat peanut butter when he was a baby. I have seen studies showing that undigested peanut proteins can and do show up in breastmilk. Now I’m wondering if I actually ate peanut butter in those first few days of his life – I didn’t know this small window existed. To think that food choices I made for one week of my life could have made all the difference is devastating!

        And yes, I had read the article before, just never seen the diagram. Why are more people not talking about it, especially the GBS+ antibiotic use that is so widespread now?

      • APV says:


        “However, I did eat peanut butter when he was a baby. I have seen studies showing that undigested peanut proteins can and do show up in breastmilk. ”

        I believe that is a good thing. Peanut proteins showing up in breast milk is nature trying to create peanut tolerance in the newborn (and general tolerance to all other food proteins in Mom’s diet). As you may know, along with food proteins, there is also Mom’s gut bacteria transported to the breast milk. This helps the newborn develop tolerance to these beneficial bacteria and “seeds” the newborn’s gut as well.

        Randomized Trial of Peanut Consumption in Infants at Risk for Peanut Allergy

        Most people with peanut allergy can safely consume refined peanut oil.
        Since refined peanut oil is not completely free of peanut protein, adding refined peanut oil to the diet may be a way of developing peanut tolerance.

    • Jen says:

      Hey D Ann – I am in a similar boat, but thankfully my child is only allergic to peanuts. He is also unvaccinated. I am sure it was the antibiotics I had in labour from being GBS positive. Food allergy is created by undigested proteins getting into the blood stream. This can occur from vaccines or from a leaky gut. The antibiotics are creating the leaky gut. Giving antibiotics in labour commonly for GBS+ started in the US around 1995, right before the big upswing in all these childhood problems. I don’t understand why nobody is talking about this.

      Also, my son is in one of the clinical trials for peanut allergy, so there is hope!

    • ProfessorTMR says:

      D Ann, I can seriously relate to your situation. I had bad mastitis with both my kids and I was also strep B positive when they were born. There were a lot of antibiotics in those early days. I later found that homeopathic remedies worked BETTER against the mastitis than the antibiotics did. If I could go back, there are a number of things I would do differently.

  26. Kristi says:

    So, what you are saying is vaccines are causing these allergies to explode? I’m not sure I really get the point of your article other than to point out that more kids are having allergic reactions to food. . . Are you a scientist?

    • Stud D. says:

      Yes, in 1986 liability from vaccines was removed. When this happened an extremely aggressive vaccine schedule exploded. Products like the 5-in-1 (PENTA) light the immune system on fire and cause it to react to all kinds of everyday substances. With no legal liability, what do manufacturers care if children develop a shocking, exponential increase in life-threatening food allergy? Basically the aluminum adjuvant in vaccines stimulates mast cells while also increasing intestinal permeability. So, at the same time you are lighting your child’s immune system on fire, you are also causing undigested food proteins to leak into their blood stream. Once there the body develops antibodies to them, voila, life threatening food allergy. If you want studies we’re happy to provide them.

    • Hi Kristi, since the author isn’t going to respond to your condescending comment herself, I’m happy to do it for her. I’m not a scientist either, but guess who was? Charles Richet, winner of the 1913 Nobel Prize. Guess what he won for? Go ahead and guess. I’ll wait.

      INVENTING ANAPHYLAXIS. He invented it with a needle and injecting undigested proteins into dogs. Not all that different from the casein, soy, castor bean, and egg protein we inject into babies as vaccine ingredients.

      Educate yourself. Anaphylaxis did not exist before the needle.

    • Dave says:

      Our society is causing insane allergies to explode. You even go back 20 years and none of this crap was happening. Guess what also was not happening 20 years ago? Ten tons of crazy vaccines on infants. You don’t need to be a scientist to see an obvious correlation. In fact, scientists are being paid to ignore blindingly obvious things like that from vaccine companies making trillions.

      I can make an honest case that no vaccine has ever done anything positive for anyone. No one can make a case that vaccines have not murdered innocent babies.

    • Christina says:

      All I can contribute to the discussion is what I have come to know – in a multi-generational family that is DEVOID of food allergies I have a son who is anaphalatically allergic to certain foods. His tiny body showed signs of these deathly allergies BEFORE HE WAS EATING FOOD. One of his deathly allergens is present in certain vaccines and not one medical professional has yet been able to prove to us how these vaccines might NOT kill my son, or have not triggered his allergy. The vaccine schedule to which our children are currently held is nothing like the world has ever seen – nothing to which the human immune system has ever been subjected so to think our children can escape unscathed is foolish.

    • Steven says:

      You obviously didn’t read the article well Kristi or you’re a stooge for the Pharmaceutical companies. The article clearly states, from a leading immunologist (scientist) that vaccines given to children to early are causing immune deficiencies that cause allergies to certain food and they are not willing to take a stand because it is all about money. It seems we have a morally bankrupt scientific society.

  27. Tracy says:

    Well said! And I would argue that none of it is ‘normal’; not allergies to cat dander, beets, or any otherwise innocuous substance that suddenly becomes a version of poison to the person suffering. And have you stopped and looked around at the statistics for autoimmune disease lately? It’s assaulting, about 50% of adults in the US suffer from a form of autoimmune disease last I checked. That’s crazy! It’s as though our bodies are self-destructing, and it’s happening fast.

    I think vaccines are certainly playing their part, and the increase in the number given, along with the one-size-fits-all approach to administration is not helping the problem one bit. But I don’t think they are the complete picture either, just a piece of the puzzle. I suspect that vaccinations may not have been the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back in my daughter’s case, were she not also the off-spring of generations of antibiotics, pesticides/GMO’s, chemical food/water additives, etc.

    I’m sorry for the fear and difficulties that have plagued your world, and thank you for sharing your story and thoughts.

  28. Katharine says:

    Blessings on your troublesome walk. I am so sorry anyone you love must suffer because of medical sensoring.
    It’s nothing new. The doctor who discovered the cure for death of post partum mothers from infection went crazy because of the refusal of the medical community to affirm or even to try his discovery.
    Because who cares if a mom dies from childbirth infection.
    Or if a child dies from vaccination.

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