Rare Food Allergies by Alex Gazzola

Alex Gazzola explores the problems and consequences of living with one or more allergies to usually non-reactive foods.  When it comes to food allergies and intolerances, most of the conversation, information and research focuses on gluten and the so-called top 14 allergens – principally milk, eggs, nuts, peanuts, soya, gluten-containing grains and sesame. With ‘free [...]

Understanding Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome – by Dr Marie Wheeler

Understanding Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome – a potentially severe sensitivity affecting infants. Dr Marie Wheeler MB ChB,MRCP,DCH Many acute allergic reactions (which are called type 1 or IgE reactions) are fairly easy to spot with symptoms such as an urticarial (hive) rash, eye swelling (periorbital oedema), facial oedema (swelling) and a close temporal relationship [...]

Infant Food Allergies: Prevention and Early Feeding – by Janice Joneja

New guidelines explained by Janice Joneja Ph.D, RD One of the most significant changes in paediatric food allergy management in recent years has been in strategies to prevent food allergy in early infancy.  Previously the idea prevailed that if the most highly allergenic foods are withheld from the infant until the immune and digestive systems [...]