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January 29, 2007

Crazy food allergy solutions

So, have you heard about the "simple test" you can do if you think you have a food allergy? Here's how it theory goes... if you suspect that you are allergic to a specific food, record your pulse rate after consuming the food in question, then wait fifteen minutes and take your pulse again. If your pulse rate has increased more than ten beats per minute, then you are allergic.

Are you kidding me? In this day and age, with all the information available regarding the dangers of food allergies, some people actually think this is a good idea? Once again, I just shake my head and hope that the people who do this sort of thing do it to themselve and not their kids.

Anybody else hear of crazy food allergy "solutions"?

Posted by David at January 29, 2007 5:41 PM


I haven't heard of this one, but geez, I hope whoever employ this doesn't have severe allergies. Otherwise he might not even be able to take the second pulse rate at all!

Posted by: Ruth at January 30, 2007 2:35 AM

Wow. As the father of an anaphylactic child I find that test downright scary.

NP (www.nopeanutsplease.com)

Posted by: NoPeanuts at January 31, 2007 12:29 PM