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I was not sleeping well for about a year. Part of it was due to hormonal changes from peri-menopause, but I was also experiencing mild stomach discomfort that kept me awake. I went to the doctor and learned through testing that I was allergic to gluten. I am not severely allergic but my stomach discomfort went away within one week of taking the gluten out of my diet. Plus, I have much more energy.

I had a food allergy test done and it showed I was HIGHLY allergic to beef, sugar, wheat and several other things. It surprised me, because I had no obvious reaction after eating those things. I ate beef frequently, but I'd say in the last year I haven't had ANY (went to lean proteins like chicken and fish only). Then two days ago, I grilled up hamburgers for dinner using Laura's organic beef. Oh my gosh, the digestive distress came a short time after.

Sugar, in the past year, gives me horrible anxiety. I have PTSD and already have anxiety, but sugar sends it through the roof. However, when I consumed a lot of these things, the reactions weren't obvious. But once I backed off for a time, and then ate some, the affect was obvious.

The vaccine information about the included food proteins is very enlightening! Amazing that so much money is being spent to discover why so many children have such early food allergies, and the obvious possibility is kept in the dark.

I have an allergy to apple skins but only about 3 weeks after they have been picked from the tree. Something changes in the skin around this time that causes bumps on my lips and my throat to close up. Same with organic apples. I can eat older apples if they are cooked, dehydrated or peeled. I have only run into one other person with this and couldn't find anything about it via internet research.

found the following statistics on various websites -

AUSTRALIA: Australia has one of the highest allergic incidence rates in the developed world.
CANADA: Between 3% and 4% of Canadian adults, and nearly 6 % of children suffer from food allergies
GERMANY: The prevalence in children is 3 percent to 6 percent, but can be up to 30 percent in high-risk groups, such as children with eczema.
ITALY: An estimated 6 to 8% of the Italian population has food allergies.
JAPAN: about 7% of population had some form of food allergy.
MALAYSIA: about 30% of young children are likely to develop allergic disorders in the first five years of life.
SWEDEN: one out of 15 children with reported adverse reactions to food.
US: One in every 17 children under the age of 3 has food allergy.

And really serious food reactions are not all that rare - “A study in Arch Intern Med 2001 Jan 8;161(1):15-2, Anaphylaxis in the United States: an investigation into its epidemiology, concluded with “The occurrence of anaphylaxis in the US is not as rare as is generally believed. On the basis of our figures, the problem of anaphylaxis may, in fact, affect 1.21% (1.9 million) to 15.04% (40.9 million) of the US population.” PMID 11146694″

So is this epidemic of food allergies mostly among young children caused by being too clean (hygiene theory - food allergies are unknown in undeveloped countries) in the last 5 years or something else?

1960 - children received on average one or two vaccines
1980 - children received 8-9 vaccines
1990 - children were routinely given 10 vaccines
2000 - Children now receive 33 vaccinations before they enter school
2007 - Children are now to receive 48 doses of 14 vaccines by age six and 53-56 doses of 15 or 16 vaccines by age 12.

Vaccines contain an adjuvant that increases the body’s immune response to the protein in the vaccine. Something that the public and most physicians don’t realize is that the adjuvant can also contain a mixture of vegetable and animal oils that have a trace of food protein in them. This is a protected trade secret and does not have to appear on the package insert. The ingredients of many adjuvants can only be found by reading patents. What are these oils? Soy, sesame, peanut, wheat germ, corn, shellfish, fish, etc.

Can a trace amount of food protein in a vaccine cause food allergy? Yes. This has been known since 1839, when the French physiologist Francois Magendie injected animals to create a food allergy to egg whites.

The food industry has to label food that may contain trace amounts of peanuts or nuts but the pharmaceutical industry is exempt. Shouldn’t your doctor know if he is injecting a peanut-allergic patient with peanut oil?

There is actually a book about this subject called 'The False Fat diet' and it is a program to help you figure out which foods cause you to bloat up and add extra weight due to food intolerance or allergy

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