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20 April 2010 @ 04:10 pm
The History of the Bullshit Epidemic  
As food allergies become more prevalent--both clinically and in the public eye--a lot of people are asking where the hell they came from. Heather Fraser thinks she knows, and she has written a book about it, to which I'm not going to link, because, seriously, fuck Heather Fraser.

Fraser is an anti-vaccine activist, with a history of justifying an extreme-even-for-the-anti-vax-crowd stance with "evidence" that is, at best, deeply medically and scientifically suspect. She also used to bill herself as a "holistic allergist," and claimed to be able to cure life-threatening food allergies (which is another rant altogether) although most references to that have been scrubbed pending this new release, as has her previous holistic-med-focused twitter account.

The reason I'm posting this here is that Fraser or someone linked to her has been spamming allergy message boards with glowing recommendations--almost word-for-word identical--of The History of the Peanut Allergy Epidemic.

Guys, what Heather Fraser peddles is misinformation masquerading as science. And when you're dealing with life-threatening medical conditions? Misinformation can be as deadly as a loaded gun.

Spread the word. Don't support this shit.
 
 
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face up and SING: OMG Are You Serious? (Jeff & Abed)obsessive0514 on April 21st, 2010 12:27 am (UTC)
The reason I'm posting this here is that Fraser or someone linked to her has been spamming allergy message boards with glowing recommendations--almost word-for-word identical--of The History of the Peanut Allergy Epidemic.

*head/desk* And she (or whoever posted them) thought no one would figure it out?
A Cat Named Easter: failcat_named_eastr on April 21st, 2010 02:24 pm (UTC)
I've run into her a little in reference to negative suburban "mommy culture" while doing some research on motherhood for journalism.

Virulant nutjob.

For the holy Jeezin' love of all... many food intolerances are genetic, other stuff comes from the frickin' chemical lab our food supply has become and still other stuff is anybody's guess. But you know that. (=

My grandfather died horribly for lack of a vaccine, which caused untold trauma across family lines that haunted MY CHILDHOOD, so anyone peddling that unscientific bullshit can go royally fuck themselves!
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