Category Archives for Food Allergy

Little Miss Muffet, Dairy and Allergens

“Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet, eating her curds and whey.” Mother Goose Rhyme Do you remember this children’s nursery rhyme? I do and taught it to my children when they were little. But I did not know that curds and whey were dairy components until I began discovering my food allergy and sensitivity […]

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Fast Food and Food Sensitivities

My husband came home from work recently and asked me if I would like to go out to Jimmy Johns for dinner.  I was ready to cook but had not started yet.  I had been out working most of the day at my volunteer job at Lifechoices and was feeling a bit tired.  I was […]

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Food Intolerances: When Your Reaction Isn’t Immune

     Previous articles in this series have discussed food allergies and food sensitivities. Food allergies are immediate symptoms that occur after eating a particular food. These can be measured by IgE immune reactions in the blood. Food sensitivities are delayed reactions that occur from a few hours to days after eating a specific food. […]

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Can Food Make Your Seasonal Allergies Worse?

Yes, it can, and here’s why.      I had literal “hay fever” for most of my life. My nose would get stuffy in the spring and remain that way through the fall. I took Sudafed to decongest quite often. Once or twice a year I went to the doctor because a sinus infection had […]

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The Pain of Food Sensitivities

     Recently I looked back at some journals I had from previous years. One entry from mid-2008, almost nine years ago, struck me. In it I asked God to help me figure out my health problems and I wrote that I did not want to be on medications for the rest of my life. […]

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Could it be Food Allergies?

     Last September my husband and I went to Hilton Head Island for a relaxing vacation. Doug loves to fish and was looking forward to several days of surf fishing while we were on the beach. The picture is him with one of the first fish he caught. When we got back to our […]

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