In this episode, Stacy and Sarah answer a reader question about creating or preventing allergies when introducing foods to children.
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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 241: Can You Create or Prevent a Food Allergy?
- Intro (0:00)
- News and Views (0:40)
- Hello, listeners!
- Stacy talks about her experience so far with trying to give up coffee.
- Stacy puts out a no-coffee challenge to all the listeners.
- Sarah talks a little about filming with Micky and Angie from Autoimmune Wellness, last week, for the AIP Certified Coach practitioners program that will be launching later this year.
- Sarah dishes on the break down of the price of Collagen Veggie Blend vs making your own.
- Brooke asks: “My question is for my baby daughter, who turned one yesterday. Today we had her 12 month check up with our pediatrician who has a standard American medical practice and the pediatrician was more than a little hesitant to put her stamp of approval on my daughter’s diet. Besides transitioning to formula around 6 months, my daughter has had only Paleo-compliant foods via baby led weaning. Her meals consist of grass-fed meats, wild seafood, pastured eggs, all the fruits and veggies, healthy doses of healthy fats like EVOO, avocado, ghee, coconut milk, almond milks and flours, etc. My pediatrician advised me that I needed to introduce cow’s milk, grains (including gluten grains) and legumes (including peanuts) into my daughter’s diet as soon as possible, to avoid CREATING possible food allergies. Her reasoning behind this advice is the new study (source…?) that was recently released about introducing kids to peanuts early to avoid severe peanut allergies later. My question is, do I need to do this? I thought one was born with food allergies, and cannot be created from abstaining from a certain food. Also, what are the nutritional benefits, if any, in giving my daughter these foods that could have potential inflammatory reactions? My doctor seemed to be mostly concerned with calcium, iron, Vit D and B12. Both my husband and I are gluten and dairy intolerant, so can I assume our offspring will be too, at some point in her life? If you could address the issue of food allergies in young children and whether we can create or prevent certain allergies by introducing/abstaining from certain foods at a certain age, I’d greatly appreciate it! Love to hear your thoughts on the recent peanut allergy study, too!”
- New Peanut Allergy Study, Stacy gives her thoughts on the study and talks about her own experience with her kids.
- Sarah talks about immune tolerance and more on the different ways the immune system reacts.
- Stacy and Sarah talked last week with Dr. Terry Walhs on why it’s important to look at these studies and not dismiss the science because it’s not in line with personal beliefs. Use it as an opportunity to take a deeper look at a topic.
- Sarah talks about a gluten study that had a similar idea, and points out that many of the babies in that were still being breast fed. Breast feeding can create a healthy gut microbiome, and that can mediate allergic reactions.
- Not enough scientific evidence to strongly support either side of this question. Her takeaways are to focus on nutrient density and supporting a healthy gut micobiome.
- To the second part of the question, ‘Any nutritional benefits to these foods?’ NO! Grains, dairy, and legumes have no unique nutrients that you couldn’t find in other whole foods.
- Sarah suggests adding organ meats to the list of foods this family is already feeding their baby.
- Stacy talks more of her experiences with her own kids and food choices.
- Stacy and Sarah share about how they talk with their own children’s doctors.
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- Outro (49:41)