About-face on Preventing Peanut Allergies


Another 180-degree reversal by this country’s nutritional “authorities.”

This is the second huge reversal in just one month; the previous one being the USDA warning that foods containing cholesterol do not need to be avoided. They don’t elevate blood cholesterol levels. That comes after generations of perpetuating this fear and their own bad science.

Royal Lee fought mightily against this ignorance his entire career. Do we get an apology from the USDA or FDA? Don’t hold your breath!

One by one, if you live long enough, you’ll see the entire edifice of bad nutrition science stripped away from the government/academia/industry-backed positions. Antioxidants/free radical pathology fell a few years ago. What’s next? Just read Dr. Royal Lee’s work to find out.

Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson is an author, researcher, gentleman farmer, and owner of Standard Process West, Inc. He has been educating health professionals from all branches of the healing arts in the science and skills of therapeutic nutrition for almost 50 years. His foundation is the compiled works of Dr. Royal Lee, and his lectures are steeped in current peer-reviewed scientific studies and principles. He is also the heart and soul of Back to School for Doctors, the largest whole food nutrition conference in the US, held every year in Denver for over 3 decades.

For five decades now, Mark Anderson has been with Standard Process, training health professionals from all branches of the healing arts in the science of nutritional therapeutics. Along with the legendary holistic pioneer Bernard Jensen, Mark co-authored the critically acclaimed Empty Harvest: Understanding the Link Between Our Food, Our Immunity, and Our Planet.

Mark compiled, edited, and published three volumes from the works of Dr. Royal Lee, the “father of nutritional therapeutics.” He also developed and created the Selene River Press Historical Archives, a one-of-a-kind vast online resource for doctors, health seekers, and researchers. Free to all, the Historical Archives preserves the immense body of work produced by nutritional pioneers of the 20th century. The collection documents the origins of holistic thinking, a philosophy that is now bearing fruit. As Mark knows better than most, so-called “new discoveries” heralded by today’s scientific press as fundamental breakthroughs in health and healing can be traced back to discoveries made decades ago—and reported in the corpus of the Historical Archives. Mark believes that unless you want to be the ninth person to be the first to discover something, you better know your history. After all, what we often call “progress” is nothing more than the rediscovery of a truth encountered—but rejected—long ago. And too bad—credit is almost never afforded retroactively.

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One thought on “About-face on Preventing Peanut Allergies

  1. Joseph Antell says:

    This is excellent Mark! Mr. Peanut lives on. The principle of hormesis holds true here. (Hormesis is a biological phenomenon whereby a beneficial effect such as improved health, stress tolerance, growth or longevity results from exposure to low doses of a substance that may be thought to be harmful.) The body will adapt to and utilize foods that have valid nutrient levels. Granted, these foods may be new to the system but nevertheless useful. Eating is an immunological event and eating a range of foods exercises and strengthens immune function globally. If a child is breast fed and vaginally delivered, most foods are easy for their body’s to assimilate. We are so far down the road to “hereditary malnutrition”, as Dr. Lee realized, that the body systems are hardly functioning. Peanuts and seal blubber good. White flour and pasteurized milk bad. JA

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