What are FODMAP’s?

FODMAP’s are a group of carbohydrates discovered by Scientists at the Monash University. They are found in quite a lot of foods that are in nearly everyone’s diet. FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccharides and Polyols. These carbohydrates are not properly digested by the intestines of some people. IBS sufferers are generally recommended to …

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 …