We are killing ourselves….

Food Allergies on the rise….

According to today’s Houston Chronicle, children with food allergies becoming a cause of concern in our classrooms. I am not sure what the average size of the class is now, but I would imagine it would be between 20 and 30 students. The paper reported that there were at least two children who had food allergies per classroom, on average.

I remember being in a classroom (I am a life-long learner) and remember that there were no peers with any food allergies. In fact, most children who brought their lunches brought a PB & J sandwich with all the trimmings: milk, cookies, chips and the occasional fruit.

The two most offenders on the food allergy list are… get this…. milk and peanuts. I am not a medical doctor, nor am I a chemist. I am not a gardener…. What I know is this: Milk is infused with genetically modified hormones, and peanuts are affected by the GM soy crops. And I quote: It is interesting to note that in the five years immediately after GM soy was introduced, US peanut allergies doubled. It is known that a protein in natural soybeans cross-reacts with peanut allergies, i.e. soy may trigger reactions in some people who are allergic to peanuts.63 Given the startling increase in peanut allergies, scientists should investigate whether this cross-reactivity has been amplified in GM soy. http://www.responsibletechnology.org/docs/145.pdf

We are doing this to ourselves. It is time for us, as a community, to take responsibility for our food supply. Europe has already banned the use of GM foods. We in the US can do the same.

Until next time,



About Polly Heil-Mealey, ND, P.Sc., HHP, M.Ed., C.C.I.

Dr. Polly Heil-Mealey is the Past-President of the International Iridology Practitioners Association (IIPA), as well as an IIPA Certified Iridologist with a Master’s Degree in Education, and a Naturopathic degree. She has been involved in education and Biblical health care since 1994. Dr. Polly has been active in both television and radio, presenting community service programs covering various topics. An international traveler, she gives seminars on alternative health practices, incorporating iridology and Biblical nutritional counseling. Dr. Polly now uses her expert ability to communicate vital and useful information to help her clients build or restore their health. One of Dr. Polly’s greatest passions is to see her clients restore their health through natural therapies. Every success story confirms the need for education in holistic practices. Dr. Polly brings a high level of dedication and commitment to her clientele. She has touched the lives of many with her concern and selfless devotion. The verse “My people perish for lack of knowledge,” is a scripture that touches every level of society. As clients learn and understand holistic protocols, they are able to improve their health drastically by incorporating diet and lifestyle changes. Dr. Polly is married to Stephen Hale, and together they have eight children. Both are very active in their church and serve on various boards in their community. Dr. Polly is also the director of Women’s Ministries of her church. Dr. Polly and Stephen reside in Humble, Texas.
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