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Food Allergies Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Food Allergies.

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

Exercising with Seasonal Allergies

For some people, exercise itself is an uncomfortable activity, with all the sweating, huffing and puffing, and challenge that comes with elevating your heart rate for an extended period of time. But for people with seasonal allergies, the discomforts...  Read more

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Hi - If you cannot find a food that already has the full nutrition info you want, you can use the "Add Food Not Listed" button to create a new food item in the database. You cannot edit a food unless you created it. Hope this helps! Spark_Merle...  Read more

What foods are not processed? Would there be a lis
Updated 11/21/2015 9:54:29 AM

What foods are not processed? Would there be a list anywhere?...  Read more

Good food day today! Really tasty food, massive am
Updated 11/20/2015 5:59:35 PM

Good food day today! Really tasty food, massive amounts of vegetables. B: Green smoothie, L: courgette with sardines and kale, D: wholewheat pasta puttanesca and a glass of Chablis. What did you have today?...  Read more

tracking food
Updated 11/22/2015 9:55:06 AM

So I am trying to lose weight in a little over a year. My goal is 150 and I want to be down to 200 or under by april for my birthday. Tracking comes into play because I have been writing down what I eat and when for a while. How do I start track...  Read more

OMG just started tracking my food and am so shocke
Updated 11/20/2015 6:45:56 AM

OMG just started tracking my food and am so shocked with the amount of calories in my drinks think il switch to just drinking water from now on...  Read more

Breakfast high in protien- without eggs!

Having multiple food allergies is tough for me. Ezekiel breads allow me to eat 'normal' foods that are safe for me, highly nutritious and make me feel like I am not missing out on anything.244...  Read more

Focus on What You CAN Have

Recently I found out I have a ton of food allergies, which might have upset me, but it DIDN'T. You know why? I focus on what I CAN HAVE, not on what I can't have. And the can't haves are a long list of favorites, like ice cream and chocolate. When so...  Read more


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

food allergies

So i now have some new food allergies. What protein snacks are good for you that does not include any type of nuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat or corn. Also shellfish allergy. Any ideas....  Read more

Food Allergies

I had the most unfortunate weekend! :( My husband and I went with some friends to a new Greek Restaurant and we were so exited about it. We got there and the food smelled great. I decided to stick to eating healthy and order salmon and a salad. It ta...  Read more