Tag: food allergies

Don’t Poison the Guests: Advice on Food Allergies, Intolerances and Sensitivities

Don’t Poison the Guests: Advice on Food Allergies, Intolerances and Sensitivities

| December 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Wheat, nuts, fish, dairy–seems like everyone is allergic to something these days. What’s a host to do? An illustrated guide to the difference between intolerance and allergy. And tips for cooking for those with these conditions (and having them leave sated –and alive.)

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Doctors Lean Toward Introducing Allergenic Foods To Kids Early

Doctors Lean Toward Introducing Allergenic Foods To Kids Early

| September 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Food allergy experts now recommend that some parents introduce toddlers and babies to the foods beginning at around 4 to 6 months of age. It’s a shift away from earlier advice to delay the introduction of the foods to help prevent allergies.

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Experimental Treatment For Milk Allergy May Not Last

Experimental Treatment For Milk Allergy May Not Last

| July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Scientists have completed the first long-term study of children allergic to milk who were treated with an experimental therapy based on giving them small doses of milk. Three to five years later, some kids remained free of allergic symptoms. But for others, severe reactions to milk had resumed.

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The Longevity Kitchen: A Valuable Resource for People with Allergies and Special Diets

The Longevity Kitchen: A Valuable Resource for People with Allergies and Special Diets

| April 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the Longevity Kitchen, Rebecca Katz has created a cookbook focused on optimizing health in combination with making delicious food. This books is a hidden treasure for people with allergies or food sensitivities.

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KQED’s Forum: Kids and Food Allergies

KQED’s Forum: Kids and Food Allergies

| March 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

If it seems like childhood food allergies are more common than they used to be, it is because they are: nearly one in 10 preschoolers have allergies to food, and the rate of such allergies has more than doubled in the past decade.

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College Students With Food Allergies Make Legal Gains

College Students With Food Allergies Make Legal Gains

| January 8, 2013 | 2 Comments

Congress expanded the scope of the Americans With Disabilities Act a few years ago to include food allergies. Now the Justice Department is making institutions accommodate students by providing “safe” food and special meal plans.

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Smartphone Apps Offer Few Shortcuts For Those With Food Allergies

Smartphone Apps Offer Few Shortcuts For Those With Food Allergies

| December 27, 2012

Plenty of apps promise to make life easier for people with life-threatening allergies to nuts and other foods. One scientist even invented a smartphone-based lab to detect potential allergens. But asking “Does that have nuts in it?” may actually be a better and safer option than pulling out your phone.

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KQED’s Forum: A Cure for Food Allergies?

KQED’s Forum: A Cure for Food Allergies?

| July 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

If a child has a food allergy, they are currently told to avoid any traces of that food. That could soon change as a result of a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study found that egg allergies could sometimes be reversed by giving small daily doses of egg over time. KQED’s Forum discusses new developments in the prevention and treatment of food allergies.

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No wheat, no dairy, no problem

No wheat, no dairy, no problem

Diagnosed seven years ago with allergies to wheat and dairy, Lauren Hoover burst into tears after her first trip to the supermarket. Everything, it seemed, had some sneaky remnant of wheat or dairy in it. “I decided right then that I wasn’t going to live the rest of my life without the foods I love.”

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