Allergy & Food Intolerance

Naturopathic Causes & Treatment of Food Allergy

food allergiesFood 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, and tree nuts, such as walnuts. Problem foods for children can include eggs, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and wheat. It is generally accepted that the prevalence of food allergy has been increasing in recent decades, particularly in westernised countries, such as the UK, United States and Australia. Recent reports that children of East Asian or African ethnicity who are raised in a western environment (Australia and United States respectively) have an increased risk of developing food allergy compared with resident Caucasian children suggest that food allergy might also increase across Asian and African countries as their economies grow and populations adopt a more westernised modern lifestyle. 

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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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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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