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 Post subject: How times change
PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:20 pm 
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My mum once told me that when I was first diagnosed with nut allergies, people didn't believe her or know what she was talking about. They just weren't as prevalent as they are today.

Well, I certainly found proof; I'm visiting for Easter, and there's a cookbook published by the Canadian AAIA from 1983, all about recipes for people with allergies. Each is labeled specifically with what it's free from, what it could be free from, and what it contains.

I assumed she left it out for me as a resource to take home. Well, turns out a whole bunch of recipes contains nuts of all sorts, and no nuts or peanuts are listed as allergens.

Anyway, just thought that would be an interesting tidbit that what's become so common now wasn't even on the radar a few decades ago.


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 Post subject: Re: How times change
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:40 am 
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That really is interesting considering that I couldn't imagine seeing an 'allergy' cookbook today with nuts as ingredients. Still a long ways to go for the other major allergens though...

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 Post subject: Re: How times change
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:35 pm 
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I have an old Reader's Digest Family Health Guide and Medical Encyclopdia from the 70's. It was my moms and when dd was first diagnosed this is what we found....
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Whether you are allergic to certain foods (strawberries, dairy products, eggs, and chocolate are among the more common).

The book was old then (mid nineties) and I remember us discussing that it was weird peanuts weren't mentioned.

We still get lots of raised eyebrows now because we deal with egg and not peanuts....so many people don't think past the peanut.....

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 Post subject: Re: How times change
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:46 pm 
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alberta advocate wrote:
so many people don't think past the peanut.....


Feel like a broken record explaining the difference between peanuts and tree nuts when I ask about tree nuts and response is "Peanuts..." :banghead

Are Peanuts the Godfather and everything else just a peon?

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 Post subject: Re: How times change
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:27 pm 
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walooet wrote:
alberta advocate wrote:
so many people don't think past the peanut.....


Feel like a broken record explaining the difference between peanuts and tree nuts when I ask about tree nuts and response is "Peanuts..." :banghead

Are Peanuts the Godfather and everything else just a peon?


I get the same thing when I tell people I am allergic to nuts. They think peanuts. I have learned to name a few to make it clear.

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 Post subject: Re: How times change
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:55 pm 
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Sarah388 wrote:
I get the same thing when I tell people I am allergic to nuts. They think peanuts. I have learned to name a few to make it clear.


We do the same. Guess each time we explain is "education" for someone :swing

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