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“Food Allergies” Posts

Food allergies can lead to major health concerns and even anaphylaxis. Problems with food allergies can be addressed in a number of ways; from prevention to elimination, we are always looking for a solution.



Inspecting the labels is a must with allergies

A Call for Clear Labeling

Earlier this fall, Allergic Living reported that many of their readers contacted them over Starbucks‘ use of what they called a “Nut Syrup” in their seasonal fall beverages. After more careful research, it was determined that this syrup didn’t actually contain any nuts, making these drinks safe for those with nut allergies to consume, barring […]

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The Holidays, Allergy-Free

  We wrote a while ago about Halloween for children with food allergies. Usually, when one member of your family has an allergy, the whole family may have to miss out on certain treats that other families get to enjoy. The holidays, whichever you observe, should be a time of gathering with everyone you love, […]

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Have an Allergy-Free Halloween

Have an Allergy-Free Halloween: The best ways to avoid allergic reactions and health concerns on Halloween Happy October! For Americans, October and Halloween officially kicks off the holiday season, but if you have a child with food allergies, Halloween could be one of the scariest holidays for reasons other than the frightening costumes. Class parties, […]

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Food Allergies and Where to Find Them

Egg-free baking, nut-free schools and gluten-free everything! Just like kale and quinoa are “in” these days, things like wheat and peanuts are “out”, and for good reason. They make up two common allergens and intolerances in adults, but do your really know the difference between a food allergy, intolerance, or sensitivity? Consider this your official […]

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Navigating an allergen-elimination diet

Contrary to popular belief, food isn’t just fuel. You see, food is also information. Every bite of food you eat sends a message to your body and your body responds accordingly. The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is the interface between food and body. And this huge organ system – the size of a tennis court when […]

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Food Allergies in Infants

By Ashley Gudgel, Executive Director, BreatheAmerica Albuquerque A food allergy reaction can be pretty scary for a new mother.  If you introduce several new foods to a baby in the same day it would be difficult to distinguish which food your baby may be reacting too.  That’s why pediatricians recommend new foods be introduced gradually, […]

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Food Allergies

Marcia Cihouski, LPN – BreatheAmerica Albuquerque If someone has a food allergy their immune system overreacts to protein in that food. Some people may think they have food allergies, but it may be that they have an intolerance. If a person suspects they or their child has a food allergy, BreatheAmerica can test for those allergies. […]

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Are Food Allergies on the Rise?

They sure seem to be. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies grew by 18% between 1997 and 2007, now affect some 15 million people, but why? Recent studies point to our drinking water as a possible culprit. That’s right, your tap water could make you more susceptible to peanut […]

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