Food Allergy

The gluten-free dilemma | Should I be gluten-free? And how?

August 23, 2017

Eating gluten free is on the minds of many health conscious people today, but why is it important for some people to eat gluten free and not others? Let’s take some time and explore three health conditions related to the need to reduce or eliminate gluten and how it can be managed. First, it’s important…

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Can treating allergies alleviate migraine symptoms?

April 5, 2017

Migraines can make even your simplest daily tasks extremely difficult and painful. While over-the-counter medications can make your migraines more tolerable, treating your allergies may help to alleviate your migraine symptoms when an underlying allergy is a factor. Symptoms of migraines can vary from dull to severe and include: Headache Pain in face and/or neck…

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Food allergies!?! Now what do I eat?

March 22, 2017

Once diagnosed with a food allergy, you might be asked to eliminate the allergic food or foods from your diet if you have had a severe reaction in the past. If your allergy is milder in nature, your allergist may want you to reduce your exposure to the allergic food to decrease symptoms. However, eliminating…

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Food Allergies: Holiday Hints for Keeping it Safe and Delicious

December 14, 2016

December is a month full of celebrations, friends, family, food and drink. For children and adults with food allergies, it can be a time of anxiety and stress. Parents can find themselves in constant worry mode, wondering if this will be the time their child is exposed to their life-threatening food allergy, or whether there…

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Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance: What’s the difference?

November 30, 2016

The difference between food intolerance and food allergies can be confusing for many since both have common symptoms. The true difference is that food intolerance is sensitivity to a food that is usually accompanied by digestive issues that are not extreme, whereas food allergy is caused by an immune system reaction that can range from…

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Dining out with Food Allergies: A Beginner’s Guide

June 1, 2016

As anyone with food allergies knows, dining out with food allergies can be a chore! Finding a restaurant that not only offers allergy-free meals, but also is watchful for cross contamination issues is essential to a successful dining experience. Below are some tips to help you and your family enjoy the dining experience. First, do…

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You’ve Been Diagnosed With a Food Allergy. Now What?!?

May 18, 2016

So you or your child has recently been diagnosed with a food allergy. Feeling overwhelmed? Learning you or a family member will need to eliminate or decrease your favorite foods – or continue to wreak havoc on your body – is life changing for everyone involved. Where do you start and how can you make…

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On Allergy Friendly Easter and General Inclusiveness…

March 23, 2016

When you grow up and live in a body that doesn’t easily find enemies in food, it can be easy to forget — or overlook – those who aren’t so lucky. This little reminder came from my son a few years back. He was unlucky enough to experience food allergy, primarily to eggs and milk,…

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SLIT for Peanut Allergy: What we’re learning from clinical experience

November 18, 2015

When my father, Dr. David Morris, began offering sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) more than four decades ago, his motivation was to offer patients who were not having success with allergy injection immunotherapy another disease-modifying option. Initially, the patients who gravitated to SLIT were mold-allergic patients who were not helped by or unable to tolerate injection immunotherapy.…

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