Archive for July, 2005

Amercian Statistic Growing

“About 11 million Americans suffer from a food allergy, according to the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network. Anaphylactic shock caused by food allergies account for an estimated 30,000 emergency room visits and 2,000 hospitalizations annually. As many as 150 to 200 people die each year from food allergy-related reactions.”

Just thought I’d share an interesting little stats with everyone.

Aaron

Courage on Ice – Anaphylaxis doesn’t stop her

“Since birth, Kendall Hollinger has had to battle for her life. In addition to asthma, severe reflux and heart murmur, the 8-year-old Lakewood girl is allergic to 95 percent of all food.

She must follow a restrictive diet of mainly potatoes, chicken and rice. She depends on a feeding tube in her stomach and formula for daily nourishment. Her peanut allergy is so severe that residual dust from peanuts transferred from someone’s hand to a phone she uses is life-threatening.”

A truely inspirational story, and a young girl that I would very much like to interview and spread her message to all those that suffer from food allergies.

Aaron

Death from anaphylaxis

“Approximately 125 people die in the United States from an anaphylaxis to foods each year.”

This is not surprising, since even in this day with all the information that we have, there are those that still don’t know about food allergies and what they can do you.

Aaron

Is Nanny right to make us eat fruit?

“Few people are aware that allergies to fruits are relatively common, although fortunately they are rarely serious or life-threatening”

This is true since our kids are allergic to certain foods, not the same for each of them.

You wouldn’t think that fruits could be allergic but they can be.

Aaron

Brits allergy statistics

“EIGHTEEN million Brit-ons now suffer with an allergy and experts predict that by 2050 allergies will affect half of all people in the country.”

Isn’t that an interesting statistic.

They are talking about allergies in general but it still is very interesting.

Aaron