According to the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN), 15 million Americans have a food allergy
. This doesn't include people with intolerances or bad 'reactions' to some foods.With this figure and the recent reports that Australians have the highest incidence of food allergies in the world
(refer blog post
), one must ask - What is going on?
In the attached article, medical authorities claim the theories of the 'hygiene hypothesis' and 'over vaccination' of our kids as being the culprits. Really? Is this the best they can come up with?
How does this explain one child being not allergic to any foods and another child from the same family, same upbringing, same hygiene and also not vaccinated having multiple severe food allergies? I feel the answer is much broader.
We are consumers of genetically modified foods and most of us don't even realise it. Why are we all guinea pigs to genetically modified food for starters? The food in our food chain is vastly different to what it was in the times of our grandparents. If you did some research on just wheat alone, you would be amazed. This is such a huge topic and I will endeavour to bring you some of my theories. I encourage you to share your theories and ideas also.
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