Soy allergies

Soy allergies This food allergy could prove to be the hardest allergy of them all to avoid, as it is used as an ingredient in nearly every food. Soy has been getting some negative publicity in recent years, but in all honesty, if you’re not allergic to Soy, it is a rather healthy food to eat …

Food Labelling

Food Labelling – Making sense of the nightmare Food labels can be a nightmare, especially if you’re trying to avoid multiple food allergens. Learning how to identify possible allergens in food can be quite difficult, but hopefully we can help clear some of the confusion. In Australia and New Zealand, food labels concerning potential allergens …

Teaching About Food Allergies

Teaching About Food Allergies Educating non-allergic people about the risks and dangers of food allergies can be one of the most challenging aspects of dealing with a food allergy. So, how do we go about teaching about food allergies? Often, a fear or lack of knowledge can cause confusion and resistance to being supportive of …

Managing Food Allergies at School

Managing Food Allergies at School Now that your child has been diagnosed with a food allergy, a vital step in the prevention and management of your child’s allergy is, how do I ensure my child is safe from allergens when at school or day care? How do I as a parent help managing food allergies …

Food Allergies and Fast Food

Food Allergies and Fast Food Okay, this is where the real headaches start when dealing with, and trying to avoid, food allergies when you’re out and about. Having fast food for dinner can be a real nightmare when avoiding allergens, but fast food chains are really starting to make it easier when identifying what products …

Types of Food Allergies

Types of Food Allergies So, what are the types of food allergies? There is a multitude of food allergies, and seem to be growing by the day.  Basically, any type of food can cause an allergic reaction. But, most commonly found food that causes allergies are known as the ‘top 8’ food allergens. These eight …

How to avoid food allergies

How to avoid food allergies Since there’s no known cure for food allergies, and that they can often be severe with dire consequences, how do we avoid food allergies in our day to day lives? The only true (and safe) way is avoidance. How do we avoid our allergen? Understanding food labels is vital in …

What is a food allergy?

What is a food allergy? A food allergy is when the immune system of an allergic person responds to the proteins in food in a way that is not normal. An allergy can occur from within seconds, to hours after exposure to the allergen. Someone with a food allergy has IGE antibodies to a specific food …