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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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