Food Allergies

How to Know Which Food Allergy Test Is Best For You?

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…

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6 Myths About Peanut Allergies

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…

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3 Lessons Learned from the History of Food Allergies

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,…

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Natural Treatments for Allergies: Advanced Allergy Therapeutics vs. NAET

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…

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Tips for Parents Raising A Child With Food Allergies: A Teen’s Perspective

By Bailey Francis (bio below) Having anaphylactic allergies isn’t easy for anyone. Reading food labels, avoiding your allergen, and having to take major precaution every time you eat something are huge responsibilities no matter what how old you are. However, when a child is diagnosed with anaphylaxis at a young age, like I was, many…

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Using Traditional Chinese Medicine to Treat Food Allergies, Eczema and Asthma

Today we welcome a friend of mine Selena Bluntzer from Amazing and Atopic. Selena has a 6-year-old daughter who has food allergies, asthma and eczema. She’s going to share with us about her daughter’s treatment in private practice with Dr. Xiu-Min Li for these conditions. And she needs your help, read on to see what you can do!   ILW: Selena,…

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Top Tips for Traveling With Food Allergies & Eczema

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…

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Are Antibiotics Contributing to the Rise 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…

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Is This The Future & The End of Food Allergies In Children?

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…

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