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Archive for January, 2015

Recent Research And Some Words of Wisdom

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

While there does not seem to be a great deal of new research on Food Allergies, there are some good studies to discuss.  The first new research is about peanut butter.  Some of the recent studies suggest that individuals with this allergy will outgrow it while others with milk and egg allergies may never outgrow their allergy.  Research has projected that food allergies are going to become more prominent in the population.  The research notes that food allergies occurrences are paralleling the rise of other diseases such as asthma, diabetes, and other autoimmune diseases.  It has also been noted that when someone from another country comes to the United States and start ingesting foods different from their country, the first generation does not seem to have many problems.  However, the second generation is the group that has most problems with food allergies.  I remember what a dietitian told me when I was having so many problems health wise with my children.  She told me to go back to what my ancestors ate.  Since my ancestors were Irish, potatoes were the carbohydrate of choice, not wheat.  By keeping my children off wheat, making cakes with potato starch etc., I found some relief from their health problem and this was the starting point of my first book.  So I will repeat these Words of Wisdom, ” If your children are having health problems research and eat what your ancestors ate”.  As human beings, it takes generations for us to mutate and accept new and different foods.  The problem comes from new types of foods being offered too fast to the population at large.