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Food Allergies and Hypersensitivity in Children

Allergens and Hypersensitivity An allergen is defined as a substance that can produce a hypersensitive allergic reaction in the body but may in itself not necessarily be intrinsically harmful. Examples include pollen and dust. A food allergen occurs when an … Continue reading

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Food Allergies – When Good Foods Cause Bad Moods

When it comes to the topic of food allergies, many of us think of young children and peanut allergies. After all, the sometimes-fatal reactions of those with peanut allergies are responsible for warnings on food, in restaurants, and other establishments … Continue reading

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Learn to Avoid Foods That Trigger Lupus Flares – With an Easy, at Home Food Allergy Testing Strategy

A food allergy is an immune response to a particular food or beverage, similar to the immune response against the body itself in a lupus patient. Don’t confuse food allergies with food intolerances; they are different. When you experience food … Continue reading

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Negative Food Allergy Testing Is Not The Same As Food Intolerance And Food Sensitivity Testing

You can be intolerant to a food to which you are not “allergic”. Food intolerance or sensitivity is much more common that food allergy. It estimated that somewhere between 6-10% of people are allergic to a food or foods but … Continue reading

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Food Allergy Tests – Two Basic Types of Testing For Food Allergies

Testing for food allergies is best done under the care of a specially trained physician, also known as an allergist. These doctors are able perform various tests to determine whether a person is allergic or intolerant to foods or other … Continue reading

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