Food Allergy & Intolerance

Causes & Treatment of Food Allergy

food allergies

Food allergy is an abnormal response to a food triggered by your body's immune system. In adults, the foods that most often trigger allergic reactions include fish, shellfish, peanuts & tree nuts, such as walnuts. Problem foods for children can include eggs, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and wheat.

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Histamine Containing & Releasing Foods

hitamine foods

Histamine is a compound found in all cells of the body and is a natural component of many foods. It is an important component of the immune and neurologic systems and is involved in the process of inflammation. Histamine causes a variety of symptoms depending on where it is released and what receptors it binds to. Some food contain histamine and some foods cause histamine to be released and may need to be addressed in your diet. Seek professional help with this one. Book a consult

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Causes & Treatment of Hayfever & Sinusitis

hayfever

Hay fever, also known as Allergic Rhinitis, is an allergic inflammation of the nasal passages. It occurs when an allergen such as pollen or dust is inhaled by an individual with a sensitised immune system, triggering an antibody production.

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E-Numbers What They Mean

E numbers

Many food additives including all artificial colours, flavours, and preservatives have adverse reactions including anything from causing hyperactivity to airway restriction, to promoting genetic mutation and cancer. Many studies indicate that certain food colorings and preservatives may increase hyperactive behavior in some children. We simply are what we eat and when it comes to our children if we love them we don't feed them junk. Please use the following list to help identify exactly what you are eating.

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Are Food Additives Driving Your Child Crazy?

food additives

Recently there has been a lot of media attention on food additives and how they affect mood. Food additives are used to preserve, colour and flavour foods. Some are harmless, in fact some are even beneficial. Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is used to preserve food and lecithin, which is involved in fat metabolism and the conduction of nerve impulses, is used as an emulsifier. Many however are not only harmful but some are actually carcinogenic, i.e. promote cancer. Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) conducted a study into people’s diets and found that Australian pre-schoolers are consuming almost double the amount of preservatives and additives than the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends. These are linked with asthma, eczema, hay fever and other allergic disorders and behavioural disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Irish kids have a similar diet.

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