What Are Food Allergies

Food allergies happen when the body’s immune system overreacts. Its main function is to fight germs and other diseases. Bacteria, viruses and other foreign organisms are being fought by our antibodies. But for some unknown reasons, the immune system reacts inappropriately and thought that certain substances in a food are harmful. This also happens in [...]

Allergies to Soy Protein and Soy Products

Many of us think of soy products as a great addition to our daily diet because it is lactose free and high in protein. People are also urged to drink soy for its health promoting benefits. Unfortunately, not everyone can eat or drink products which contains soy because they have or develop allergic reactions. Soy [...]

Allergy To Strawberries

Strawberries are a delicious and beautiful fruit, with excellent nutrient values rich in flavenoids and antioxidants. Strawberries are eaten as they are or added to many processed foods like jams and crushes. What many people don’t know is that strawberries are also used in beauty and cosmetic products and even in perfumes. A small percentage [...]

Peanut Allergies

Peanut allergies, can affect anyone of any age, but it is predominantly found in children. In some cases children can outgrow this allergy but this does not always occur. Peanut allergies can range from a simple irritation to life-threatening reactions (anaphylaxis) resulting in death. An allergic reacti0n  can be triggered just by touching a peanut [...]

Top Eight Food Allergies

The following eight foods are the most common food allergies. It is estimated that they are responsible for about 90% of all food allergy reactions.  Many people think that simply avoiding the foods is easy … but it isn’t. These ingredients are used in thousands of manufactured products. Milk Eggs Peanuts Tree nuts (including  walnuts, [...]