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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...  Read more

Guys, brown bread or multi grain? #breadconfusion #healthy #fitness # food #fooddilemma #eatclean #n
Updated 8/30/2016 1:00:18 PM

Guys, brown bread or multi grain? #breadconfusion #healthy #fitness # food #fooddilemma #eatclean #nutrition...  Read more

I'm taking one step at a time first step my food i
Updated 8/30/2016 9:29:33 AM

I'm taking one step at a time first step my food intake and trying to get water down then second step start exercising. Trying hard to stick to it. Back again first day was pretty good...  Read more

I am trying my best but can't resist food
Updated 8/30/2016 5:23:04 AM

I am trying my best but can't resist food...  Read more

Any tips to avoid junk food and sugary things? Any
Updated 8/30/2016 11:07:58 AM

Any tips to avoid junk food and sugary things? Any sugar substitutes? Also i need to know which fruits are really healthy to eat. Thank you so much!...  Read more

I've officially hit day 10 of no fried foods & it
Updated 8/30/2016 11:57:19 AM

I've officially hit day 10 of no fried foods & it isn't that bad. 😆😆😆...  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

Dealing with food allergies or intolerances

I'm allergic to milk proteins, unable to tolerate any artificial sweetener's and need to avoid anything with high acid content do my acid reflux. This sure narrows the playing field of healthy food choices. But I'm sticking with it!!...  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