CategoryFood Allergies

What Is a Hypoallergenic Diet?

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Food allergies are becoming an increasing problem. According to a 2008 study performed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies increased about 18% in the decade between 1997 and 2007, and peanut allergies in children actually tripled between 1997 and 2008. An estimated 4% of adults and 8% of children suffer from a food allergy. Only eight foods are responsible for 90% of...

Hazelnut Allergy Symptoms

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One of the most common nut allergies is hazelnut allergy. Nut allergies in general are one of the most common food allergies in the United States, and are not to be taken lightly. What is a nut allergy? Nut allergies, or any type of allergy for that matter, occur when your body’s immune system thinks that harmless substances are dangerous invaders. Someone who is allergic is reacting to something...

Fish Allergy Facts and Symptoms

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Unlike some other food allergies, once a person has developed an allergy to seafood it is likely to be with them for the rest of their lives. An estimated 7 million Americans (2.3% of the population) have some sort of seafood allergy, whether to fish, shellfish, or both. Approximately 60% of those with fish allergies and 40% of those with shellfish allergies have experienced them since childhood...

Avocado Allergy Symptoms

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Food allergy symptoms result when our immune system mistakes harmless foods and drinks for harmful substances. This is exactly what happens with avocado allergy. Upon consumption, your body thinks that avocados are invaders just like bacteria or viruses, and your immune system responds, causing a variety of symptoms. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, avocado allergy is...

New Research Presents Progress in Controlling Peanut Allergy Reactions

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Anyone who suffers from peanut allergies knows that this seemingly innocuous legume can cause a host of unpleasant and potentially deadly symptoms. A cure for this allergy has been slow in coming, but scientists have recently made a potential breakthrough in the study of peanut allergies. Key Enzyme Found National Jewish Health in Denver recently conducted an experiment on mice that focuses on...

Learning About Food Allergies

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Who has food allergies? Food allergies are an increasingly common problem all over the world. As many as 6% to 8% of children in the United States may be food allergic. While many allergies are outgrown, those to certain foods including peanuts and shellfish tend to persist into adulthood. Three to 4% of adults have food allergies. The numbers of allergic individuals are continuing to rise. In...

Carrot Allergy Symptoms

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A food allergy can be a great bane and can have many negative effects on a person’s day to day life. While it may be fairly simple to avoid some foods, the problem is often simply that the person doesn’t know they have a food allergy, or that they don’t know what precisely is triggering it. This then can make it very hard to stop the symptoms and lead to unnecessary suffering...

Wheat Intolerance

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Having a wheat intolerance is a common allergy but it is also unfortunately one of the most difficult to live with and one of the more invasive. There are countless times in our day to day lives when we normally eat wheat and particularly because it is in bread and a range of other starchy carbohydrates that form the basis of many meals. What also makes it difficult is that wheat is one of our...

How Food Allergies Can Affect Your Life

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When we think of food allergies, we often think of someone sitting at a restaurant and becoming suddenly unable to breathe after accidentally eating something he/she is allergic to. What we may not realize is that food allergies can affect our bodies in many other ways. Sometimes an allergy to food can cause a wide variety of symptoms that we may not initially attribute to such. In fact, there...

Ways to Eliminate Risks of Peanut Allergy When Dining Out

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When you’re dining out, you should be even more vigilant and careful to avoid accidental peanuts exposure, using these four easy steps: Choose an eating place with the least possibility of using peanut in their dishes. Mentally cross off any item in the menu that is likely to use peanut. Read the menu closely to find menu items that are likely do not use peanuts. Confirm to the waitress...

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