November 9, 2015
By Vicky Batts
The immediate dangers of vaccines have been well documented but have you ever considered that there are secondary affects as well? New research suggests vaccines may play a role in the onset of childhood food allergies.
The most common food allergens are peanut, soy, egg, tree nut, cow’s milk and wheat. Ingredients like peanut oil and egg protein are often added as adjuvants to vaccines. Food allergies are caused by an immune reaction to what’s been ingested. By using food in vaccines, we are promoting the likelihood that children will experience allergic reactions to food after vaccination.
For example, a child receives a vaccine as an infant that contains peanut oil. Their immune system reacts the vaccine appropriately and develops antibodies to the disease. But now, when that child eats a peanut containing food for the first time – their immune system will react to the peanut product because those same antibodies remember peanut as a threat.
Peanut oil isn’t the only threat either. Many vaccines are produced using albumin from eggs as well. While the immediate dangers of vaccines are quite obvious, the secondary danger of developing potentially fatal food allergies is quite real.