Allan V. Wang, MD
Specialty: Allergy / Immunology
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Kailua Kona, HI 96740
- Hawaii Medical Services Association (HMSA)
- Select HMO/HMSA
- Kahi Mohala Behavioral Healthcare
- Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children
- Queen's Medical Center
Why should I avoid enriched flour?
Ashley Koff, RD, Nutrition & Dietetics, answeredAfter the refining process strips flour of dozens of nutrients, it's then "enriched" through the addition of just four nutrients (B1, B2, niacin, and iron, in a synthetic form). Don't be fooled by the "enriched" name. You're not getting any richer. You're losing out on energy-fueling ingredients naturally found in these foods before man got a hold of them in the processing plant.
What are common allergens?
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital answered
Allergies occur when your body has an exaggerated response to a harmless substance, known as an allergen. Common allergens include pollen, pet dander, dust mites, cockroaches, mold spores, certain foods (including eggs, milk, peanut, soy, wheat, shellfish, and tree nut), latex rubber, poison ivy, and insect stings.
What is the role of the immune system?
Michael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answeredOur immune system is our body's vital self-policing system. It constantly monitors our health and goes into action to thwart any potential problems. When we pick up viruses or bacteria, our immune system works to find and destroy them. When a threat occurs from within the body -- such as when a cell becomes malignant -- the immune system works to root it out.
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