I wonder if this guy is friends with Ms. Broussard?
Why would a doctor even put this out there? Yes, there are folks who over blow their kids food allergies (hello, I know I've talked about the 'milk allergic' kid in Bella's school who still eats cupcakes, right?) but there ARE families with real, life threatening allergies. Instead of brushing them off, maybe he could have kept his mouth shut. His article implies that we should lighten up and not protect our kids.
Maybe he wanted parents to stop stressing out about allergies, that they probably wouldn't happen. If so, he went about it the wrong way. He mentions research at the end of this piece, and then tells his patients to ignore it and actually introduce allergens to kids at one year. What a doctor! I'm glad he's not practicing near me.
Maybe he just wrote this to get attention. He knew it would hit a nerve and he wanted attention. Lots of writers do it. I think Ms. Broussard did that too. That's my opinion at least.
I guess he got it. Can't wait to read the letters to the editor in next week's Chronicle.