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The peanut allergy epidemic : what's causing it and how to stop it

Author: Heather A Fraser; Woodrow Fraser-Boychuk; Robert Francis Kennedy
Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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Essential reading for every parent of a child with peanut allergies--third edition with a foreword by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. 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  Read more...
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Fraser, Heather A.
Peanut allergy epidemic.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2017]
(OCoLC)967260964
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Heather A Fraser; Woodrow Fraser-Boychuk; Robert Francis Kennedy
ISBN: 9781510726321 1510726322
OCLC Number: 1028940717
Description: 1 online resource (194 pages)
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Introduction: The Problem of Peanut Allergy; Part 1 The Mystery of the Peanut Allergy Epidemic; Chapter 1 From Idiosyncrasy to Multibillion-Dollar Industry; Chapter 2 Risk Factors; Geography; Peanut Consumption; Atopy: Eczema & Asthma; Birch Pollen Allergy; Th1/Th2 Paradigm Dysregulation; Age of Onset; Birth Month; Gender; Race; Mode of Delivery and Intestinal Flora; Maternal Age at Delivery; Socioeconomic Status; Large Head Circumference; Heredity; Immune System Overload; Vaccination Ear Infections, Antibiotics & Gut FloraGenetically Modified Foods & Herbicides; The Nocebo Effect & Owning Your Body; "Outgrowing" Peanut Allergy; Summary of Risk Factors; Chapter 3 Theories; Broken-Skin Hypothesis; Ingestion Hypothesis; Toxin Hypothesis; Helminth Hypothesis; Hygiene Hypothesis; Expanded Hygiene Hypothesis; Part 2 A History of Mass Allergy; Chapter 4 Rediscovering Anaphylaxis; Justified Behavior in the First Lancet Vaccination; A Framework for Mass Vaccination; The Neglected Role of the Needle: Discovering the Twin Relationship of Immunity & Allergy Serum Sickness: A Precedent for an Allergy Epidemic in ChildrenDiscovery of Food Anaphylaxis; The Origins of the Ingestion Hypothesis; The First Outbreak of Food Anaphylaxis; Chapter 5 The History of Peanut Allergy; Peanut Oil in Penicillin: Not the 'Smoking Gun'; Why Peanut?; Vaccine Adjuvants & Allergy: The Immunologist's Dirty Secret; Launching the Peanut Allergy Epidemic (1988-1994); Photos; Part 3 Peanut Allergy at the Crossover Point; Chapter 6 Absorbing the Costs; Ingredients: Aluminum, Food Proteins, and More; Slippery Labels but No Smoking Gun Homology of Peanut and Haemophilus Influenzae Type BVaccine Antigens as an Adjuvant in Creating Peanut Allergy; Toxicity of Hib-DPT in Creating Allergy; The Australian Example; The Vitamin K1 Prophylaxis; Idiosyncrasies: The Ability to Detoxify; Chapter 7 Rationalizations; The Crossover Point; Personal Postscript: Red Flags; PENTA Vaccine (1994-97), a Cautionary Tale for All Vaccine Consumers; Part 4 Fixing Allergy; Chapter 8 The Business of Breathlessness and Oozing Skin; Of Ectoplasm, Adrenaline and Histamine; Patenting Allergy; Che Guevara's Puffer Putting Pandora Back in the Box: Anti-AnaphylaxisAllergy's Battlefield; The Allergy Fix; The Ghost in the Allergy Machine; Appendix; Notes; Index
Responsibility: Heather Fraser ; foreword by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. ; preface by Woodrow Fraser-Boychuk.

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Essential reading for every parent of a child with peanut allergies--third edition with a foreword by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. 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 Heath.

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"For those of you who, like me, want to solve the food allergy mystery, Heather's book cracks the code." -Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., from the Foreword "Fraser has created a necessary text for anyone Read more...

 
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