Food Allergies

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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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ALCAT and Food Intolerance Testing

Like with the GAPS diet, I’ve known about food intolerance testing for a long time, but have waited to try everything else before submitting to testing. Why? Because its expensive! Really expensive. And it’s not covered by insurance – at least not in the US or Canada. But over the years we’ve done multiple elimination diets, seen conventional…

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