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The Importance of Trusting Yourself

The Importance of Trusting Yourself

Studies have shown that the more we take ownership of our condition, the more engaged we are in maintaining behaviors that help us live better. An important factor in having the confidence to take this ownership is self-trust. "If something...
Posted 08/17/2018
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Food Allergy Symptoms

Food Allergy Symptoms

In people with food allergies, the immune system becomes sensitized to the protein of a particular food or foods. Whenever you eat an allergenic food, your immune system mounts an attack against it that involves the release of inflammatory...
Posted 08/13/2018
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Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance: Are They One and the Same?

Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance: Are They One and the Same?

Many people confuse food allergies and food intolerance, and it is easy to do. Allergies and intolerance to foods can cause some of the same symptoms. However, food allergies can cause life-threatening reactions, while food intolerances cannot....
Posted 08/13/2018
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Types of Food Allergies

Types of Food Allergies

In someone with a food allergy, the immune system has an inflammatory reaction whenever the person eats the allergenic food. Most food allergies present with classic patterns of symptoms. In some people, food allergies show up in specific forms...
Posted 08/13/2018
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Food Allergies: An Overview

Food Allergies: An Overview

Food allergy develops when a person’s immune system becomes sensitized to proteins from a certain food. Whenever the person eats the allergenic food, the immune system launches an abnormal reaction as though the food were a dangerous invasive...
Posted 08/13/2018
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What Causes Food Allergies?

What Causes Food Allergies?

Food allergies develop when the immune system mistakenly identifies a specific food protein as a dangerous invader. Symptoms of food allergies are caused by the immune system’s inflammatory attack on the food protein. Most scientists believe food...
Posted 08/13/2018
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Food Allergy – The Path to Diagnosis

Food Allergy – The Path to Diagnosis

Some people have such an intense and immediate reaction to a food that it seems clear what is causing the problem. Even in these cases, it is important to make sure which ingredient or contaminant someone is reacting to. Other people have more...
Posted 08/13/2018
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Medications for Food Allergy Symptoms

Medications for Food Allergy Symptoms

Avoiding allergenic foods is the only way to prevent food allergy symptoms. However, it can be hard to avoid food allergens, especially when eating out or traveling. Some foods with ingredients that seem safe turn out to be cross-contaminated with...
Posted 08/13/2018
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Patience: Accepting That Control Requires Self-Care

Patience: Accepting That Control Requires Self-Care

"A waiting person is a patient person." - Henri J.M. Nouwen Argh! Have you ever felt impatient at a red light, or irritated at the end of a long line for your prescription at the pharmacy? You're not alone. Patience can feel scarce when you don't...
Posted 08/09/2018
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The Power of Letting Go of What You Can't Control

The Power of Letting Go of What You Can't Control

"Life is too short. I can't control everything in my life. Trying to is exhausting!!" - member of MyFoodAllergyTeam When first faced with a food allergy, a common fear is a lack of control over our health. How could our bodies betray us? How do we...
Posted 08/02/2018
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