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Food Allergy & Sensitivity --
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Welcome to NutrActive's section of the site dedicated to providing you with helpful resources. This page is dedicated to identifying helpful tools for those who suffer from food allergies. Having a food allergy affects every aspect of your life. Being well informed may be the difference between life and death in some situations and, in the very least, improvement in regards to quality of life.

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Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE)

Being diagnosed with a food allergy will mean making changes in your diet and lifestyle, changes that often affect the whole family. Learn the basics of food allergies, their symptoms and how they are diagnosed. Discover strategies for managing food allergies in every place and stage of your life, from school and camp, to college and the workplace. Learn about the eight foods that cause the majority of allergic reactions—including peanut, milk and egg—plus how to identify and avoid them.

  http://www.foodallergy.org/


Article--When Food Allergies Affect Your Child

Foods that cause allergic reactions are sometimes cloaked in unfamiliar names. Here are some common allergy culprits and the words they might be hiding behind on ingredient labels.

MILK: acidophilus, albumin, butter, butter flavor, buttermilk, caramel color, carrageenan, casein, cheese, cream, lactalbumin, lactic acid, lactose, natural ingredient, whey, yogurt

EGG: albumin, lecithin, natural ingredient, vitellin

WHEAT: albumin, bran, bulgur, durum, farina, flour, food starch, germ, gluten, modified food starch, natural ingredient, powdered sugar, semolina, spelt, starch, triticale, white flour

If you are searching for answers, click on the following link to read one mother's discovery that her child's symptoms were related to food allergies :

  https://health.howstuffworks.com/


American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology (ACAAI)

More than 50 million Americans have an allergy of some kind. Food allergies are estimated to affect 4 to 6 percent of children and 4 percent of adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Food allergy symptoms are most common in babies and children, but they can appear at any age. You can even develop an allergy to foods you have eaten for years with no problems. Learn more about the types of food allergies, symptoms, triggers, and how to manage at :

  https://acaai.org/allergies/types/food-allergy



  

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