Food Allergies & Food Intolerance
- Q Will I ever be able to eat a food that I am allergic to?
Dr. Michael T Murray, Naturopathic MedicineWill you be able to eat that food again? This depends on whether the allergy is cyclic or fixed. Cyclic allergies develop slowly and result from repeatedly eating a certain food. After the allergenic food has been avoided for a period of time (typically... Full Answer
- Q What are the treatment options for peanut allergy?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineA shot-free peanut allergy treatment (using peanut-laced drops placed under the tongue) tones down allergic reaction to peanuts. More than 60% who've tried this desensitization regimen became symptom-free: no wheezing, congestion, or rashes --... Full Answer
- Q What should I do if I think I'm gluten intolerant?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineHere's what to do if you suspect gluten intolerance is to blame for your digestion problems: Talk to your doc about a blood test for gluten auto-antibodies (lgA and IgG, lgA EMA, and tTG IgA). Positive results? A biopsy will confirm the diagnosis.... Full Answer
- Q What is a gluten allergy?
Dr. Paul Ehrlich, Allergy & ImmunologyGluten is a real food villain. In some people it causes inflammatory changes in the gut stemming from immunological processes, although they are not related to the allergic antibody immunoglobulin E (IgE). However, the range of claims that are... Full Answer
- Q How can I lose weight while dealing with food allergies?
Laura Motosko, Nutrition & DieteticsI recommend that you see a Registered Dietitian to evaluate your food allergies, evaluate your nutrition status and devise a meal plan to help you meet your weight loss goals and optimal nutrient intake. Full Answer
- Q What is oral allergy syndrome?
Dr. Paul Ehrlich, Allergy & ImmunologyOral allergy syndrome or OAS is a type of food allergy classified by a cluster of allergic reactions in the mouth in response to eating certain (usually fresh) fruits, nuts, and vegetables, unlike the symptoms associated with food allergy generally,... Full Answer