A loyal Allergic Girl reader alerted me to this op/ed piece about nut allergies in the Los Angeles Times from January 9, 2009 entitled:
“Nut allergies -- a Yuppie invention: Some kids really do have food allergies. But most just have bad reactions to their parents' mass hysteria."
It's really a reaction to a reaction to a reaction. But still, I say read it. It important to know what's out there. And remember, this is just one dude's opinion.
UPDATE: Here's an excellent response from Dr. Wood to the Stein Op/Ed.