Published on December 16th, 2013
Allergic to Peanuts? Soy Can Put Your Life at Risk . . . Even if You’ve Never Reacted Before
People with peanut allergies should also avoid soy. That was the word from the Swedish National Food Administration back in 1999 after investigating the deaths of four children with severe peanut allergies who died after eating a minuscule amount of soy protein hidden in hamburgers. Sadly, most allergy support sites have not yet shared this warning, and deaths and hospitalizations have resulted. Soy nuts and soy nut butters are even marketed by the soy industry as healthy substitutes for peanuts and peanut butter.
Fortunately, the truth is getting out thanks to Robyn O’Brien of AllergyKids and others. Those at highest risk are children who not only suffer from peanut allergies but also from asthma, other allergies and/or a family history of allergies. Please share this video. It could save lives.