Category Archives: Food Allergies & Health

Staying Allergy Safe for the Holidays

Back in April, I posted how to remain allergy safe for Easter.  I’m going to post some of the same ideas and add a few more that are specific to this socially-heavy holiday season. The most important piece of advice … Continue reading

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Allergy Skin Test

Last week, I pointed out that it is very important for a doctor to have a whole picture when diagnosing food (or other) allergies.  The reason for this is because no one test is fool-proof.  They are all subject to … Continue reading

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Diagnosing Food Allergies

I read an article recently that stated celebrities are now using food allergies or Celiac Disease as a new fad diet.  This is such a frightening fad to adopt for many reasons, but the biggest reason is that it may … Continue reading

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Treatments for Food Allergic Reactions

Last week, we covered the variety of allergic reactions that may occur if a person consumes a food to which he or she is allergic.  We’ll dive into the treatment options for those food allergic reactions today. Often times, you … Continue reading

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Food Allergic Reactions

I have heard too many stories of dismissive doctors concluding allergic reactions to certain foods as non-problematic.  In addition to dismissal, I have heard mixed advice from the medical community on when emergency treatment should be given to people having … Continue reading

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Food Allergies & Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EE)

A few months back, I discussed the interesting growth of food-related illnesses and diseases.  Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EE) is another disease that is growing in recognition among the medical community because of the increase in the number of cases.  One tough … Continue reading

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Phytoestrogen-Containing Foods

A few weeks ago, we looked at Soy and how it may or may not be healthy for us.  We also talked about how the estrogen-like hormones (phytoestrogens) present in soy may or may not contribute to the trend in … Continue reading

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A Growing Problem? Research Behind Younger Puberty in Girls, Part 2

Continuing with Part 2 of our discussion.  If you missed it, last week we discussed non-food agents that may contribute to the trend in early puberty onset. Puberty is no easy thing for anyone involved, the parent or the child. … Continue reading

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A Growing Problem? Early Puberty in Girls, Part 1

Puberty is no easy thing for anyone involved, the parent or the child.  Throw in the great possibility of the onset of puberty at an earlier age than 20-30 years ago, and you may have a bigger set of issues. … Continue reading

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Soy: Good or Bad?

I have read some information concerning soy over the years and wanted to present that information here.  However, I couldn’t just put out there, “I’ve heard….,” without any research to back it up.  So, upon doing research, my goodness, there … Continue reading

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