Starving people... (Score: 1) by email@example.com on 2014-12-15 17:29 (#2VYT) Either die from their food allergies or figure out how to survive them. It doesn't mean they don't have them. There is a crazy part of our population that thinks that what ever we did before we had civilization was better. Like "modern medicine" is somehow worse than eating some crazy diet that people think (despite double blind tests to the contrary) solves the same problem. This "starving people have no food allergies" is of the same thinking. Its like people forget how high our mortality rate used to be, and how short our life expectancy was. Re: Starving people... (Score: 1) by firstname.lastname@example.org on 2014-12-15 17:36 (#2VYV) I think what you said is kind of obvious. No one says "starving people have no food allergies" expecting that to mean that starvation magically cures allergies. Re: Starving people... (Score: 1) by email@example.com on 2014-12-17 18:16 (#2W1R) Well, its usually said to imply that food allergies are somehow psychological in nature. Implying that if you had no other choice, you would discover that you really aren't allergic to foods. Often said about people who say they have gluten intolerance ( while that's a different topic, they do get lumped together). Re: Starving people... (Score: 1) by firstname.lastname@example.org on 2014-12-17 21:44 (#2W23) The people who think allergies are psychological are morons though. I don't think that's what was happening here.