Perhaps I'm being a tad extreme but doesn't it seem to feel like childhood allergies are reaching epidemic proportions?
Think back 10; 20; 60 years ago had you heard of even 1/4 of the allergies that children today suffer from in alarming numbers?
I believe if there were any other "disease" striking down this many children each year; people would be storming the CDC's gates; demanding answers from someone. But I think a lot of people hear 'allergies' and things like Hayfever spring to mind...that's not what we're talking about anymore.
I have some facts (I'll probably need addt'l room):
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Answer by lovinangels at 11:38 PM on May. 17, 2010
Answer by beachmamaof2 at 11:44 PM on May. 17, 2010
There is tons of research being done on all types of allergies-from food to medicines to environmental elements. BUT just because research is notoriously slow, doesn't mean that we can ignore what we do know. If a child has peanut allergy, the "why" doesn't really matter in terms of day to day management
Answer by Sisteract at 12:07 AM on May. 18, 2010
Answer by 29again at 12:16 AM on May. 18, 2010
Answer by gertie41 at 12:23 AM on May. 18, 2010
Answer by Shaneagle777 at 12:37 AM on May. 18, 2010
Answer by Shaneagle777 at 12:38 AM on May. 18, 2010
Yes, I agree with the problems associated with all the processed, non- food items that are used as fillers in the foods many of us consume. The fewer ingredients an item contains, the better the food for you, generally speaking. The fresher and more locally produced the better.
Answer by Sisteract at 12:45 AM on May. 18, 2010