Food Allergies

Baby Dairy Allergy Q&A with Board Certified Allergist Dr. Katie Marks-Cogan

In honor of Food Allergy Action Month, we’re excited to answer your most common baby dairy allergy questions in our interview with Ready, Set, Food! Chief Allergist Katie Marks-Cogan M.D (see bio below). What are the symptoms of an igE-mediated dairy allergy? Are they the same for babies? Symptoms can include hives, swelling of lips/tongue,…

Read More

Eczema and Alcohol: Should You Avoid It?

Let’s be honest – who doesn’t love a little bit of alcohol here and there? Sometimes it can be difficult resisting a drink, but did you know that alcohol consumption can actually affect skin too? If you’ve never thought about the combination of eczema and alcohol, then we suggest you read on. Discover how alcohol…

Read More

Food Allergy Tests: Which is Best?

By Megan Pennington (bio below) If you think food is to blame for your eczema, asthma, tummy troubles or other health condition, an elimination diet is a good place to start. But if this does not appeal to you or if you were not successful in eliminating you or your child’s symptoms with this type…

Read More

6 False Facts About a Peanut Allergy

By Lisa Green (bio below) Being diagnosed with a peanut allergy can sometimes feel like a heavy burden, particularly to a parent of a child who loves a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or any food that has that nutty taste. Parents immediately feel the need to protect their children from anything associated with nuts…

Read More

The History of Food Allergies: 3 Lessons Learned

By Dr. Matthew Smith (bio below) In 1933, the story of Marie, an allergic walrus, was published in the Journal of the Medical Veterinary Association.  Marie had been brought to a California zoo as a young pup and, lacking walrus breast-milk, her keepers fed her condensed cow’s milk instead.  Marie reacted badly, suffering from asthma,…

Read More

NAET and Advanced Allergy Therapeutics: Natural Remedies for Allergies

Today we have a Q&A with Sam Del Vecchioof, acupunturist and a practitioner of Advanced Allergy Therapeutics at his clinic, Alternative Allergy Solutions. You can check out his full bio below. I’m really interested in Sam’s approach as it has some similarities to NAET treatment (which my son, Tristan had done a while ago and that I’m going…

Read More

How to Travel with Eczema and Food Allergies

By Emily Lucas (bio below) What are your favorite memories from family vacations? Building sand castles on the beach? Skidding down the fastest slide at the water park? Laughing at your mum’s ridiculously floppy sun hat? Getting your hair braided? Posing for a caricaturist? Vacations are to be treasured, enjoyed, and reminisced. But they are also sometimes…

Read More

Antibiotics: Are They to Blame for an Increase in Food Allergies?

Do you or someone in your family have food allergies? Then this study will interest you. Scientists discovered that by altering the gut bacteria of mice with anti-biotics they could confer peanut allergy in the mice. Then they re-colonized the mice’s guts with a common mammal gut bacteria and reversed the peanut allergy. All by…

Read More

The End of Childhood Food Allergy: Is this the Future?

By Sabra Way Imagine this. Three children ages 9-16 with such severe food allergies that one could not go to school, routine activities were curtailed and travelling was out of the question. All three children had experienced frequent anaphylactic reactions and their food allergy included inhaled and skin contact allergic reactions.  In a 2 year…

Read More

Pin It on Pinterest