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  • It is reported that 8% of U.S. children have a food allergy, some of them severe enough to be considered life threatening. Approximately 125 people die in the U.S. every year from food allergies. Peanut allergy is the most common cause of death from food allergies. There are even kids with multiple food allergies. One of the kids I met through the peanut allergy study I am in, is severely allergic to more than 5 different foods!

    Approximately 90% of all food allergy reactions can be attributed to the following foods: eggs, fish, milk, peanuts, shellfish, soy, tree nuts and wheat. Since 2006, food makers have been required to clearly state on food labels (after or adjacent to the list of ingredients) whether their products contain these eight most common food allergens. But you can not rely on food labels alone. Did you know that "arachis" is an alternative term for peanut or that many restaurants add peanut butter to their sauces or chili as a thickening agent?

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September 08, 2011

Comments

Bo's Parents

That is great progress! It is a long road requiring lots of time, courage, patience and sacrifice. Just stay the course during the ups and downs and know that these clinical food allergy desensitization treatments make it possible to "normalize" your life against life threatening food allergies.

God bless and good luck! Please keep us updated on your peanut allergy treatment progress.

Juliet

This blog is something worth sharing for! Now many parents will be glad to know about desensitization treatments. Many peanut-allergy children will be relief from allergy symptoms and will live as normal children.

Robbie

One of my sons also have some allergies which really made us worry more everyday. We are putting him into a program and we are really seeing progress.

Joanna

I have a 18 month old son who was given the news of having a peanut allergy at 15 months old. Scary! I think your website is wonderful. I am just wondering how the program is going now and how Bo is doing. Could you give us an update please.

John

I wanted to thank you and Bo for sharing your experiences. Reading your blog back in 2009 helped inspire us to apply to a similar program at Stanford. Our child has been in that program for 2 years and is currently at 12 peanuts (or equivalent) per day. Without your blog, I'm not sure we would have done it.

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