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Old 04-08-2008, 01:26 PM   #41
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Here is an amazing article that I found today that goes in depth into the vaccination and food allergy (specifically peanut) link. It is very long but worth the read. It is posted at my BLOG and also at VRAN.

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thank you for posting that link. It will come in handy when we go to talk to the Pediatricians here and explain why we do not want to do certain vaccinations (HiB and Influenza being a couple).. and why we are wanting to delay others and ONLY do one vaccine at a time (MMR and DPaT split into three... one given each visit).

I'm finding a lot of things in my family (allergen wise) could have been averted were it not for the vaccines we had and our already sensitive guts.

Dad has Gulf War syndrome and my brother is Autism spectrum (possibly asberger's)... all of us on my side of the family have Celiac Disease in the immediate family, Chronic Fatigue, various reproductive cancers, Lupus and Chron's all run in the family between mom and dad's side.. not to mention the fun of having Cherokee blood too, we're sensitive to MMR and Chickenpox.

I'm allergic to every antibiotic (ok not every, but almost every) some to the point of anaphylaxis, and several other items such as sulfites and sulfates...

Dad is so sensitive now and allergic to Sulfites, Sulfates, Nitrates, the chemical compounds in vegetables and fruits, nuts and legumes, corn + celiac disease... it's a mad house!

We've been really careful in this pregnancy with the known allergens in the family since I am predisposed to carry the genes, but I really think a lot of it has to do with environment, moderation, and medical intervention at this point with all the backtracking we've been doing on our medical histories.
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thank you for posting that link. It will come in handy when we go to talk to the Pediatricians here and explain why we do not want to do certain vaccinations (HiB and Influenza being a couple).. and why we are wanting to delay others and ONLY do one vaccine at a time (MMR and DPaT split into three... one given each visit).

I'm finding a lot of things in my family (allergen wise) could have been averted were it not for the vaccines we had and our already sensitive guts.

Dad has Gulf War syndrome and my brother is Autism spectrum (possibly asberger's)... all of us on my side of the family have Celiac Disease in the immediate family, Chronic Fatigue, various reproductive cancers, Lupus and Chron's all run in the family between mom and dad's side.. not to mention the fun of having Cherokee blood too, we're sensitive to MMR and Chickenpox.

I'm allergic to every antibiotic (ok not every, but almost every) some to the point of anaphylaxis, and several other items such as sulfites and sulfates...

Dad is so sensitive now and allergic to Sulfites, Sulfates, Nitrates, the chemical compounds in vegetables and fruits, nuts and legumes, corn + celiac disease... it's a mad house!

We've been really careful in this pregnancy with the known allergens in the family since I am predisposed to carry the genes, but I really think a lot of it has to do with environment, moderation, and medical intervention at this point with all the backtracking we've been doing on our medical histories.
Wow mama! What a nightmare! You are very wise to hold off on vaccinations. At this point they will only help to perpetuate damage, not prevent it. Whole foods are going to be best at this point. Have you ever heard of Weston Price before? That is some very interesting nutritional information and they talk a lot about healing the body and sensitivities through diet. I am just now starting my research on healing the body of allergies. I found that nursing my daughter for an extended period (and stopping vaccinating) made a tremendous difference. It appears she may even "outgrow" her peanut allergy from preliminary testing and even her allergy specialist attributes it to breastfeeding and I would add a change in diet. I breastfed for nearly 3 years.
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Old 04-12-2008, 09:41 PM   #44
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Re: Peanut Butter? Do you eat it?!

I loved PB while pregnant and nursing. DS has a peanut allergy. According to our allergist if either or both parents have any type of allergies, it's a good idea to avoid high allergen foods like nuts and peanuts. My DH and I both have seasonal allergies. I also had eczema as a kid. With DS#2 I completely
avoided peanuts and all nuts and he is allergy free.

Anyway, if the baby is at an increased risk for allergies it can't hurt to avoid PB. Unfortunately there is no guarantee either way. Food allergies and peanut in particular have had a dramatic rise in just the last 5 yrs. Although there are many theories, no one really knows why.

Like a pp said, sunflower butter is a very good alternative.
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I have never NOT eaten it, even when nursing. I was just careful to wait until they were about 3 before I let them eat it themselves. (I know you don't have to wait that long but I will only let my oldest eat honey and she's 11. haha)
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I eat peanut butter all the time. I ate it during pregnancy with my first daughter, she doesn't have any food allergies.
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I ate it with all 6 pregnancies and have no dc with pb allergies.
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I ate it, and a lot of it Never heard that it wasn't good but I had Gestational Diabetes and that was a recommended snack because the protein
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I asked our family doc and my midwife about this several years ago. They said that if your family is prone to allergies, avoid it as much as possible during nursing. As I had GD with two of my pregnancies I did eat a bit of PB for the protiens during pregnancy on recomendation however I did not eat it while nursing. From the information that they gave me, it is more linked to nursing than to pregnancy itself. Of course these things change all the time. Just between the years I have had kids things change on the best sleeping position during pregnancy, what you can and can't eat, meds you can and can't take, it is hard to keep up and know what to do. The best advice I give, especially for new mom's is to ask questions and develop your own intuition of things.
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Wow mama! What a nightmare! You are very wise to hold off on vaccinations. At this point they will only help to perpetuate damage, not prevent it. Whole foods are going to be best at this point. Have you ever heard of Weston Price before? That is some very interesting nutritional information and they talk a lot about healing the body and sensitivities through diet. I am just now starting my research on healing the body of allergies. I found that nursing my daughter for an extended period (and stopping vaccinating) made a tremendous difference. It appears she may even "outgrow" her peanut allergy from preliminary testing and even her allergy specialist attributes it to breastfeeding and I would add a change in diet. I breastfed for nearly 3 years.

I'm not sure if I have or not.. I've been doing so much research lately and German study that I feel a little

With Passover starting Saturday night I'd also been busy tryin to make sure I can have food this year rather than feeling all left out like last year watching everyone eat all their goodies and me going "oh no, even THAT has gluten!!"

I found loads of recipes and just today made the honey-almond-apple-nut-sesame seed charoset for our home seder (a very small affair of just DH and me), and I think I about drooled on everything it smelled sooooooooo good I "test-tasted" it and had to fight the urge to eat it all on my own

Anyway... Yeah, we kind of have a long journey ahead, though it seems that the baby is doing really phenominally. He's measuring in a bit tall and big (to be expected in our family) and very healthy and no complications here now at 34.5 weeks! So apparently something's working for the doc to be so amazed each visit. I'd think he's not been in practice as long as I've been alive were it for some of the reactions, but I guess he just figured a Celiac would have that much harder of a time adjusting to pregnancy.

Man, just popping back on this thread has me craving PB...
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