Saturday, November 6, 2010

Peanut Allergy Starts in the Womb & GMO Soy

According to a recent study, "More than one million children nationwide have peanut allergies and that number continues to rise.  That's why a study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology is getting so much attention.

It found that of the 500 children tested, the ones whose mothers ate peanuts during pregnancy had nearly a three times greater chance of developing a peanut allergy."

Yep, that was me.  Basically living off peanut butter everyday while pregnant.  I started every morning with peanut butter on toast.  Being a vegetarian, I also now realize that I ate WAY too much soy.  Which I have since learned is largely GMO (genetically modified food.)  It's estimated that 91% of soy is GMO, not to mention 85% of corn.  Something about eating Round Up infused seeds doesn't seem appealing, or healthy.  Not to mention the Russian study that found rats who were fed GMO soy produced offspring that had a 55% mortality rate.  "Within three weeks, 25 of the 45 (55.6%) rats from the GMO soy group died compared to only 3 of 33 (9%) from the non-GMO soy group and 3 of 44 (6.8%) from the non-soy controls."  I first learned about this from Dr. Mercola, but have since seen it published elsewhere:


  1. I have also read about the majority of soy and corn being GMO. I think it is interesting that there have been studies showing that people allergic to GMO corn or soy have no problem with non-GMO corn or soy. Problem is that corn and soy are in everything.

  2. An allergy is a reaction of your immune system to something that does not bother most other people. Peanut allergy is common, especially in children.

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