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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Soy allergy is very common in children

This post includes a summary of a study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2010 Mar;125(3):683-6 and a recipe for skate and garlic spinach.

Study title and authors:
The natural history of soy allergy
Savage JH, Kaeding AJ, Matsui EC, Wood RA.
Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats
SourceDepartment of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md, USA.

This study can be accessed at:

Savage notes that soy allergy is very common in children.

The study examined 133 children with soy allergy.
64% had asthma
71% had allergic rhinitis
85% had atopic dermatitis
88% had concomitant peanut allergy.

Savage found that by the age of 7 about 50% of the children still continued to suffer from the effects of the soy allergy.

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Recipe of the day

Skate and Garlic Spinach

Charleston Seafood Fresh Fish Sampler II, 96-Ounce Box
Food Mall: Fish
◦3T + 2T fat
◦2 skate wings
◦1/2 lb. fresh spinach
◦3-5 gloves garlic, finely chopped

In a saute pan over medium high heat, melt about 3 T fat. Pat the skate wings dry with a paper towel and sprinkle with S&P. Place the wing in the pan and saute for about 7 minutes, flip once you see a little bit of color and saute on the other side. You shouldn’t see any pink or redness, if you do, cook it longer.

For the spinach, use the same saute pan and saute the garlic in about 2 T melted fat. Add the spinach all at once and let it sit for about 2-3 minutes. Then use some tongs or a spatula to turn it over so the fresh spinach gets wilted. This should take less than 10 minutes.

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