In the United States peanut allergies are growing at an alarming rate!
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It makes me ask "what is going on here?" There are so many kids being diagnosed with peanut allergies. Schools are going peanut free because of it. It is super crazy. A number of years ago we did not have this problem. After doing some research into real foods and how to keep our family healthy I have decided that it may not really be the peanuts causing troubles with our children and our schools.
I believe that it may not be the peanut itself, but the toxins in the soil that they are grown in. Peanuts are a root. They grow down and suck up everything in the soil and water storing it all in the peanut that we eat. Peanuts are routinely grown in cycle with cotton plants which are one of the most pesticide laden crops grown in the United States. The ground is totally saturated with round-up and other chemicals that kill everything in sight. The next year they will grow peanuts in the very same soil. IT THEREFORE MAKES ME WONDER IF IT REALLY IS THE PEANUTS?
Now we go onto peanut butter. It is loaded with sugar (often in the form of corn syrup), and hydrogenated oils many of them made with cottonseed oil again doused with chemicals while being grown and then bathed in a chemical pool to help in the extraction of the oils. This oil is processed further by being hydrogenated and then it is put into the peanut butter. Are we really shocked that so many of our children are allergic to peanuts?
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