"The landscape of childhood has changed. And as parents, teachers and caregivers are continually challenged to meet the increasing needs of food-allergic children in the classroom, at home and in society, Heather Fraser sheds light on the sudden increase in the peanut allergy, providing readers with detailed insight and a valuable historical perspective." -- --Robyn O'Brien, author of "The Unhealthy Truth"
"The findings and conclusions of Heather Fraser . . . may in time come to be recognized as a major landmark in medical history. In the best traditions of medical investigative literature, the author has shown plausible reasons that the presence of peanut oil and other substances in vaccines may be playing a contributory role in many increasingly prevalent childhood health problems." -- --Harold E. Buttram, M.D., FAACP
"Fraser's book is unblinking, fact-based, and surprisingly readable. How can a humble PBJ sandwich terrorize three million Americans? If you want unvarnished answers that respect your intelligence, read this book. It makes sense." -- --Louise Kuo Habakus, coeditor of Vaccine Epidemic
"'The Peanut Allergy Epidemic," by Heather Fraser, is a book which has been eagerly anticipated by anyone dealing with food allergy, including parents, physicians, nurses, and teachers. Extensively researched and entertainingly written, the book contains a wealth of information about the history and origins of the epidemic of peanut allergy which has occurred in the past twenty years, as well as the vaccines and their additives that we have injected into our children in ever-increasing amounts over the same time period. It reads like a detective novel, but is all well documented, and astonishingly true. This book should be required reading not only for parents and physicians dealing with peanut allergy, but anyone connected to the vaccine industry or the Food and Drug Administration. Congratulations to Heather Fraser for having the courage to tell a story which will not be well received by the medical establishment, but needed to be told anyway." ----Roger A. Francis, M.D., parent of of a boy with autism and peanut allergy
"In a masterful account, historian Heather Fraser illuminates the statistics, theories and politics of the peanut allergy epidemic, revealing intriguing parallels between this debacle and what other contemporary public health controversies, such as autism, face. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to gain a broader perspective on the politics of public health." ----Teri Arranga, director of AutismOne, editor in chief, Autism Science Digest
About the Author
Heather Fraser, MA, BA, B.ED
, is a writer and historian based in Toronto, Canada. She is the mother of a child who suffers from peanut allergies.Janet Levatin, M.D.
, is a board certified pediatrician and clinical instructor in pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. She is a graduate of The George Washington University School of Medicine, and has been a pediatrician since 1982. Dr. Levatin is a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society and the American Institute of Homeopathy. She lives in Boston and the Berkshires.