posted on 11/12/2012 6:06:14 PM PST
I see two causes
1. Soy milk and soy in baby formula. Babies are not supposed to get this foreign protein and develop antigens to it. Soybeans and peanuts are legumes.
2. Wealthy families have cleaner homes. The human immune system was designed for less sanitary conditions. If our immune system isn't going to fight disease, it will pick other targets.
posted on 11/12/2012 6:09:27 PM PST
("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
I wish I could find the study, but supposedly there exists some peanut-flavored pacifier for kids in Israel.
Conclusion? Virtually NO peanut allergies in the kids.
posted on 11/12/2012 6:09:36 PM PST
("I need another Cutty Sark"-LBJ)
Rich moms also need to create drama. Im sure their kids also have more ADD, more “Autism”, more lactose intolerance, etc etc. Examples are the leading women in the Petraeus drama. All rich moms with specialist physician husbands.
Im just sayin’
posted on 11/12/2012 6:32:58 PM PST
(I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
Survival of the un-fittest? Maybe. How many of them invent, design and build something? How many get their incomes from government, NGOs (nonprofits, etc.) or government-linked rackets? Time and the default process will tell.
posted on 11/12/2012 7:45:17 PM PST
The hygiene hypothesis is the idea that living in a cleaner environment may make people’s immune systems more sensitive, and increase the prevalence of allergies.
This is ridiculous. One can be poor and still maintain a clean household — in a developed country, at least. And I know of well-off households, particularly in this current generation of parents, which seems to have far too many lazy and disorganized mothers, that are not well maintained in terms of hygiene.
posted on 11/12/2012 7:53:22 PM PST
by Bigg Red
(Pray for our republic.)
I can see the headline now “CIA linked to peanut epidemic in affluent neighborhoods.”
posted on 11/12/2012 8:41:00 PM PST
(Obama ->The Jayson Blair administration)
I love peanut butter and every few weeks I have a craving for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a glass of ice cold milk.
Alas, peanut butter has a mild laxative effect on me. Is this an allergy?
posted on 11/12/2012 8:57:47 PM PST
Not to worry, peanut allergies will soon be a thing of the past. Thanks to Obama there will be no more wealthy families.
posted on 11/12/2012 9:22:33 PM PST
(Let them eat Lead.)
But imagine the dilemma of the child from a wealthy family who’s allergic to macadamia nuts and truffles....
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