food allergies

Child HealthParenting
March 7, 2018

How to raise allergy-free kids

Convincing your child to eat their broccoli is hard enough, and it’s only worse if they have food-allergies! A food allergy occurs when the immune system falsely communicates that a certain protein in a food is harmful. Once you have an allergy, an allergic reaction happens every time you eat that specific food. A baby’s chance of developing an allergy is increased if his siblings have also been diagnosed with an allergic condition like eczema, asthma, hay fever or a food allergy. How does it work? Food allergies are developed when a protein called Immunoglobulin E (IgE) and a mast…
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December 8, 2017

Are you allergic or are you intolerant?

You were all excited for that new gastronomic fusion cooking class, but alas, your stomach just doesn’t agree with the food. Which is strange, because you know you’re not allergic to any of the items. So, what’s going on? Have you developed a recent food allergy, or is it intolerance? A food intolerance can manifest some of the same signs and symptoms as a food allergy, so it’s easy to confuse the two. Food allergy A food allergy means that your immune system is attacking what it thinks could be a harmful invader in your body. This causes immediate symptoms…
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