It can be as frustrating as it is familiar: the achy tightness in your abdomen after you eat, or the sharp pain, bloating and distension you feel after a large meal--or any meal. With so many foods now composed of a multitude of ingredients, it can b... Read more
While scientists don’t completely understand why allergies develop, they do believe that a combination of things create the immune system confusion, from genetic predisposition to environmental factors.
There are two main categories of ris... Read more
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, causes painful symptoms like heartburn and acid regurgitation. Although there are many theories on the causes of GERD, experts aren't sure exactly what causes it. There are two main categories of risks th... Read more
Going to the drug store lately can feel a little like a Saturday morning trip to the candy shop, with dozens and dozens of colorful vitamin and mineral supplements to choose from! Can’t you just sample a little bit of everything?
If you&rs... Read more
For some people, exercise itself is an uncomfortable activity, with all the sweating, huffing and puffing, and challenge that comes with elevating your heart rate for an extended period of time. But for people with seasonal allergies, the discomforts... Read more
It was a bad food day, really it was just a bad day. My 4 year old had a full blown ASD meltdown at my birthday dinner tonight. I'm not embarrassed by it anymore, I just feel bad that he gets so overwhelmed. Emotional eating got to me.... Read more
Do you start itching when you eat peanuts? Does seafood cause your stomach to churn? Symptoms like these cause millions of Americans to suspect they have a food allergy. However, true food allergies affect only about two out of every 100 adults an... Read more
Do you have a food allergy? If you suspect you have a food allergy, keep a food diary. Write down everything you eat or drink for a two-week period. Note any symptoms and how long it took for them to develop.Even though you may identify a reaction... Read more
New statistics released this week from the CDC show an 18% increase in the number of children with food allergies over the past 10 years. In 1997, 1 in 30 kids had food allergies, and now that number is closer to 1 in 26 (about 3 million kids). Pea... Read more
In some individuals, foods, medications, latex or insect stings cause an immune response. More than 170 food or food additives have been found to cause allergic reactions. However, over ninety percent of those responses come from eight common food ty... Read more
It's a relief to know what was making me sick but, after 5 months, I'm still adjusting. Some things were completely avoided because the safe alternatives were so expensive, like ghee for butter. And gluten free bread just isn't the same as what I gre... Read more
Im trying to do better at having meals prepared ahead of time for breakfast , lunch ,snack and dinner . When you have a lot of food allergies you have to be VERY CAREFUL. I'm trying to stay within my limits so I started buying ground turkey. I reall... Read more
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