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Food Allergies Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Food Allergies.

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Common Foods That Could Be Hurting Your Belly

It can be as frustrating as it is familiar: the achy tightness in your abdomen after you eat, or the sharp pain, bloating and distension you feel after a large meal--or any meal. With so many foods now composed of a multitude of ingredients, it can b...  Read more

The Causes of Allergies

While scientists don’t completely understand why allergies develop, they do believe that a combination of things create the immune system confusion, from genetic predisposition to environmental factors. There are two main categories of ris...  Read more

What Causes GERD?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, causes painful symptoms like heartburn and acid regurgitation. Although there are many theories on the causes of GERD, experts aren't sure exactly what causes it. There are two main categories of risks th...  Read more

Get Street-Wise About Supplements

Going to the drug store lately can feel a little like a Saturday morning trip to the candy shop, with dozens and dozens of colorful vitamin and mineral supplements to choose from! Can’t you just sample a little bit of everything? If you&rs...  Read more

7 Tactics for Talking to Kids' Healthy Habit Saboteurs

There's a meme that's been making the internet rounds, and most parents can probably relate: In all seriousness, it can be super frustrating when you work hard to establish healthy habits at home, only to have a well-meaning caregi...  Read more

Has anyone else gotten fast food for the family and by force of habit bought to much as if you were
Updated 7/1/2016 10:19:51 AM

Has anyone else gotten fast food for the family and by force of habit bought to much as if you were eatting it to. I have done that like 4 times now by mistake. The best part is i got past it did not eat it and did not worry if it went to waste!...  Read more

Good Morning my friends. Food is fuel. My daily re
Updated 7/1/2016 9:43:16 AM

Good Morning my friends. Food is fuel. My daily reminder. Do you have a daily reminder??...  Read more

Day 2 of the food splurge from my birthday. Tomor
Updated 7/1/2016 1:16:03 AM

Day 2 of the food splurge from my birthday. Tomorrow I'm done. Back on the wagon. Shorter intervals this time around. I'm not going back although it's easy to revert to comfort foods. I refuse to destroy my progress. Just have to workout more....  Read more

How large is SparkPeople's Food Database?
Updated 7/1/2016 6:04:36 AM

Looking for an alternative to MyFitnessPal, and figured I'd check this app out since it now connects to Google Fit. my options are MFP, Loseit!, and this. the main problems I have with MFP alternatives is just that their databases are terribly s...  Read more

So so disgusted with myself- I ate more food today
Updated 6/30/2016 9:57:45 PM

So so disgusted with myself- I ate more food today that I have in a year on one day and I've gained 3 pounds and I'm so sad. I just don't know what to do, spark seems to work for everyone else but I'm not making any better choices and I'm lost😪...  Read more

How To Spot Deadly Food Allergies

Do you start itching when you eat peanuts? Does seafood cause your stomach to churn? Symptoms like these cause millions of Americans to suspect they have a food allergy. However, true food allergies affect only about two out of every 100 adults an...  Read more

How To Spot Deadly Food Allergies (continued)

Do you have a food allergy? If you suspect you have a food allergy, keep a food diary. Write down everything you eat or drink for a two-week period. Note any symptoms and how long it took for them to develop.Even though you may identify a reaction...  Read more

CHOCOLATE LOVERS UNITE!!

Are you PASSIONATE about chocolate? Do you see it as a food group?! Join other Chocoholics for discussions, recipe-swapping, & help in keeping this important food group alive!...  Read more

In the News: Childhood Food Allergies On the Rise

New statistics released this week from the CDC show an 18% increase in the number of children with food allergies over the past 10 years. In 1997, 1 in 30 kids had food allergies, and now that number is closer to 1 in 26 (about 3 million kids). Pea...  Read more

New Food Allergy Guidelines Released

In some individuals, foods, medications, latex or insect stings cause an immune response. More than 170 food or food additives have been found to cause allergic reactions. However, over ninety percent of those responses come from eight common food ty...  Read more

Eat Smarter Food allergies

I have diabetes. I am gluten intolerance. I am allergic to diary and eggs. I've now eat more protein: more egg substitute, almond milk unsweetened and yogurt, Also I am using protein bars. Fish is now added at least 3-4 times a week. I am fuller and...  Read more

Food allergies...ughhh!

I just discovered that every time I gain a couple of pounds and see my hands swollen there has been an ingredient or a known allergen from my 3 page list included in my meals. Note to self: do not consciously eat things that you know are allergic too...  Read more