Un-Associated Press - May 2013
A study completed over a span of time, covering a number of regions, has shown a correlation between children who have food allergies and mothers who love their children. An overwhelming preponderance of those studied were shown to be loved immensely by their mothers, though this love could not be measured fully, using conventional methods. It is rare to find 100% incidence in a study, but this was the case when motherly love was analyzed.
New studies are performed all the time, but this study shows a coincidence of motherly love, in those children with food allergies, but this motherly love was not indicated as a causal factor. The study also showed a correlation between allergic children and mothers who breathed air and ate food, at some point in their lives.
Dr. Iam Knott stated, "We are seeing a clear indication that this population of children with food allergies all seem to have very loving mothers - every one of them! We're also noting that they each have names with vowels in them, especially when we extend the criteria to include the letter 'Y', as we sometimes do...We haven't done enough studies to prove a firm connection, though, as correlation does not always prove causality. We're keeping a close eye on it, though, but don't yet advise the dropping of vowels from the 'Baby Names' books, at this juncture."
This, of course, is not a real article about a real study. I wrote it partly out of frustration with the constant back-and-forth studies we read about the causes of food allergies in our children. I do appreciate the hard work being done in the scientific community to arrive at an answer for us, but one must undertstand our frustrations and forgive us a little light-hearted ribbing. I also wrote this out of love for my fellow food allergy mommies who might, at times, feel the pangs of guilt, which these studies can sometimes cause to surface. These feelings serve us no useful purpose, yet pop up from time to time and I was hoping to replace those feelings with a little amusement. :)
P.S. I used the standard term "mothers", but this universal love, of course, applies to fathers, grandparents, step-parents, and other caregivers, whether linked by genetics, or not. The ties that bind extend beyond the confines of DNA.
Many thanks to Oh Mah Deehness for including this post in the May 2013 Living with Food Allergies Blog Carnival! Head over there and check out some great blog posts.
Thanks for sharing this tongue-in-cheek article. I have to admit, it made me cry... cry out of humor and a shared frustration...ReplyDelete
Aw, I didn't mean to make you cry, but I can certainly understand the combination of emotions this whole allergy life can have us feeling, simultaneously. ((((HUGS))))Delete
No no - don't apologize! I loved it... you should write more like it (like "hsw" below suggests!)...Delete
So clever! And I love your post scripts too, I am sure people can appreciate this as it is intended. I think you could make this a series of mock news releases actually. Thank you for submitting it to the blog carnival!ReplyDelete
Great spoof! Well done - very much enjoyed and I look forward to sharing.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Jennifer! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)Delete
Ha! I'm just catching up on blogs and noticed your post. Nicely done, Selena. So very true!ReplyDelete
Thank you! :DDelete
Spot on! : )ReplyDelete
Thank you, Kristin, and sorry for the delayed reply!Delete
I just found your blog (THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART) and I adore this entry. You even made a fake pubmed logo! I read a lot of pubmed articles on childhood allergies and it is so hard to not feel personally at fault for creating two children with food allergies (my son is allergic to almost everything your daughter is allergic to, so I am thrilled to try your recipes and check out the foods you've linked to). This little satire was a much needed gem. I also teared up a bit.ReplyDelete
Thank you for noticing my "FibMed" logo. ;) I also comb the annals of PubMed quite a bit and I am so glad that enjoyed my post. It really means a lot to me that you liked it and took the time to come by and let me know. (((HUGS)))Delete