Where the hell did Food Allergies come from?
I had never heard of them… well at least my RAS was not on. Then I had a baby and 6 months later I knew all about them – in detail!!
My 5 month old daughter, an excema sufferer from 6 weeks of age, had an anaphylactic reaction to cows milk based formula whilst we were having a weekend away in Tassie. The photo right shows the severe case of excema she developed afterward.
It turns out she is allergic to Milk, Eggs and Fish.
I am planning to post the background and story about her and her condition.
But the questions remain… Why? Why? Why?
Why do some children have allergic reactions to “harmless food”?
Why are we seeing an increasing number of cases in recent times?
- Did children suffering from this type of condition in times gone by simply die?
- Is processed food to blame?
- Is Darwin’s theory going to pot because of medical science?
- Is it purely genes?
I am keen to collate some information about others in the same position to understand some of the background factors. I do not have a medical background, and although I have a science and engineering degrees, I would not suggest that I am well versed in research methods. However, I’m not going to let that stop me from trying to gain an understanding for myself.
If you are keen to provide some data about your child for the sake of learning, please complete my survey.
I will happily provide information back to you once I have a reasonable database of information. (I have set up a results page now.) I don’t care about collecting personal details as I do this purely for my own and other parent’s education.