Tips Are Allergic To Certain Foods

Living with food allergies isn’t as hard as it used to be. With so many people all over the world showing signs of allergies today, many food manufacturers have seen the benefit of offering a variety of food substitutes to help make life (and eating) easier for those with sensitive systems.

While living with food allergies may be easier these days, it can still be quite dangerous, depending on the severity of your symptoms. For some, coming in contact (any contact) with certain food allergens (such as peanuts, or even peanut oil), can make them very sick – or even kill them! So, what are the most common food culprits?

The foods causing the most allergic reactions include:

-All varieties of nuts.

-Seafood, such as shrimp.

-Milk, particularly cow’s milk.

-Eggs.

-Soy.

-Wheat.

So why can some people handling eating these substances, and others can’t? Food allergies are caused by an immune system gone haywire. Normally, your immune system protects you from all types of germs and diseases by making bacteria-fighting antibodies. People with food allergies have an immune system that treats certain food ingredients as a disease, making your body react to it in a negative way. This is what can cause itchy eyes, and that runny nose in the spring when the pollen is out, or a more severe reaction to the foods you eat.

When you eat something that you are allergic to, the cells of your body release chemicals (including histamine) into the bloodstream to attack it. This can cause your respiratory system, skin and digestive tract to react, either mildly as in the case of a runny nose or upset stomach, or more severely as can happen when your throat restricts and breathing becomes difficult or even impossible.

Other signs you may experience include:

-Tightness in the throat.

-Hoarse voice.

-Wheezing.

-Tingling of your tongue or lips.

-Cough.

-Nausea.

-Vomiting.

-Stomach pain.

-Diarrhea.

In the most serious cases, a food allergy can cause anaphylaxis (say: ah-nuh-fuh-lak-sis), or a sudden decrease in blood pressure, restricted breathing tubes and a swollen tongue.
Those at risk for this type of severe reaction need to take special precautions when eating and always be prepared for an emergency.

Children often outgrow allergies to milk and eggs as they grow older, but more severe reactions to foods like peanuts, certain kinds of fish, and shrimp often last a lifetime.
Unfortunately for the millions of people who suffer form food allergies, there is no medication to treat it, making prevention a key. Avoiding foods that contain the ingredients that you are allergic to is essential to avoiding an unwelcome and possibly dangerous reaction.

One way to figure out if a food is potentially dangerous for you to eat is to check their labels carefully. The most common food allergens are always listed (sometimes in bold) on the ingredient list.

No matter how hard you try, you may find that you’ve accidentally eaten the wrong thing. Remain calm and follow your emergency plan – which you should create with your doctor beforehand This is especially important if you have a food allergy that can cause anaphylaxis) For serious reactions, people may need to carry a shot of epinephrine with them at all times, often referred to as an Epi-Pen. Of course even after administering this self-treatment, you must always go to the hospital to keep your reaction under control.

Having a food allergy can be a real annoyance, but it is something that you can control by following a few simple tips:

-Read all food labels carefully.

-Avoid eating any foods with unknown ingredients

-Carry an Epi-Pen or antihistamine with you at all times.

-Seek medical help immediately if you notice any reactions to the foods you’ve eaten.

 

Holiday Food Allergy Tips

Holiday cooks and hosts need to be careful this holiday season when preparing and serving food. Cross contamination, or transferring ingredients from one food to another food, occurs easily while preparing and serving holiday meals. This puts a food allergic person at higher risk for an allergic reaction.

A food allergy is an immune system response to a food that the body mistakenly believes is harmful. The body then releases a number of chemicals, including histamine, to protect itself. These potent chemicals can trigger many allergic symptoms that can affect the respiratory system, gastrointestinal tract, skin or cardiovascular system. In some cases, this may be confused with food intolerance (i.e. lactose intolerance) or food poisoning.Among the reactions to an offending food item are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, hives, wheezing, tongue and throat swelling, drop in blood pressure and death. While a mild allergic reaction such as hives may be treated with an antihistamine, a more significant reaction requires physician prescribed epinephrine. Significant reactions are those with more than one symptom, with or without respiratory symptoms. With any significant allergic reaction, 9-1-1 should be called whether epinephrine was administered or not.

The most common childhood food allergies are milk, eggs, soy, wheat, peanuts and tree nuts. Adults are likely to have reactions from fish or shellfish as well as peanuts and tree nuts.

Buffet style of serving foods during the holidays “a dangerous setting to be in when people have food allergies.” He adds that serving spoons often go from one dish to another, causing cross contamination-spreading the allergy-causing ingredients to the non-allergy-causing foods.

Many holiday hosts set out a dish of nuts or candies for guests to enjoy. Additionally, there are many holiday dishes containing allergens, including nuts; many times the allergen is hidden. These are a great concern for those with food allergies, particularly those with peanut or tree nut allergies.

About 8 percent of children and 4 percent of adults have food allergies. According to the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, food allergies account for about 30,000 emergency room visits and 200 deaths each year.

 

Natural Diabetes Tips

Thousands of people are looking for help with diabetes and there are numerous things you can do. But what is the most effective diabetes natural cure? Your doctor’s answer will be a lot different than a natural health doctor’s answer.

That is why it is important to know the research behind the treatment and the validity behind the person telling you the information. Millions of people spend money on simple natural cures that are not guaranteed or researched! Yet millions of people find a diabetes natural cure that works!

In this article, you will learn how to start reversing both diabetes type 1 and type 2 tonight. Imagine not having to worry about blood sugar levels? Imagine your doctor telling you to lay off your insulin dosage? And the reason you can naturally treat your diabetes is because of your diet and your cells. Let me explain!

Curing Diabetes with Your Diet and Cells

By the time you finish reading this sentence, about 50,000 cells will have died in your body and 50,000 new cells will have replaced them. So why is that important? Well, the science behind cell research is showing that your attitude, nutrition plan and environment all have an impact on how your cells replace each other. Over time, you are replacing old cells with healthier cells and forming a new you!

This revolutionary discovery is bringing about medical change in a new era of medicine called Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM). It is a new way of thinking of how you can actually control most of your health (without medications). And in the case of diabetes, you can actually alter your cell make-up to reverse your diabetes in less than 4 weeks.

In other words, you diet is the most effective treatment you can use to stop and reverse your type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Here are 5 quick, easy natural diabetes tips you can start using today.

5 Ways to Reverse Diabetes in Weeks

1. Did you know that if you are proactive with both your diet and exercise, it should only take 3 weeks to reverse your diabetes? With this in mind, you need to have the attitude that you can cure your diabetes. Your attitude will fuel your motivation to modify your diet and exercise regularly.

2. If you been following the news you have probably heard about the Pritikin diet. Research has always concluded that this diet has been beneficial to decrease high blood pressure, lower stress and increase your levels of nitric oxide. However the newest research shows that this diet is also beneficial for treating diabetes. The first part of the diet is eating high fiber whole grain foods. Because fiber flushes your body (detoxifies), you will be able to manage your weight and lower your need for insulin. Look for foods that are high in dietary fiber (3-4 grams per serving). Get 50 g of fiber per day.

3. Another part of the high fiber diet would be to eat many varieties of fruits and vegetables. Vegetables are always the better choice. However, fruits can be eaten regularly (at least twice a day) with this new nutrition plan. You should be eating at least 6-7 fruits and vegetables a day.

4. You should also be watching foods that have corn syrup. Make sure you are reading the labels of the foods you consume. If you find a label where corn syrup is at the top, don’t eat the food!

5. You should also be drinking plenty of water. Experts found a great formula for how much water you should drink. You should drink half your body weight in ounces of water per day. If you weigh 200 lbs., you should drink 100 ounces of water per day. This will benefit your cells and flush your body.

Finally, you should educate yourself on the latest research about curing diabetes with your diet. Your motivation, diet and exercise program are the 3 pillars behind a Diabetes Natural Cure. Learn more about more natural health tips.

 

Health Tips For Every Woman

CYNymnCWMAESA5sThere are so many things that revolve around health. Some women tend to think that they are healthy just because they are not overweight. However, health goes beyond the weight and there are things that every woman needs to do to remain healthy and fit. Health can play a huge role on how energetic and joyous you feel and it can also make a huge difference to how you look and feel about yourself.

1. Give more attention to your well-being. Women generally have plenty of responsibilities, but it is important to remember your health and take care of it as well. You should ensure that you exercise, eat right and enjoy enough sleep. Time might seem too precious to have time for this, but when you have a schedule in place, you can manage to do it all.

2. Fight off the stereotypes. If there is one thing that can bring a woman down and promote bad habits that can ruin health, then it is dealing with stereotypes and going through abuse, violence, discrimination and inequality. If you are facing any of these damaging issues at your workplace or home, make a point to stand your ground and defend your rights. You can actually make a bold move to move away or cut your connections with such people who do not give you peace.

3. Keep your physical and mental health in check. Alcoholism, anxiety, depression and stress are some of the issues that can get real serious in women. Get help as soon as any of them start disturbing you to keep off the greater risks they come with. A health care provider can guide you through such issues and make recommendations that will help bounce you back to good health.

4. Find out about all health issues that common in females. They include things such as UTIs, incontinence, overactive bladder, joint pains and others. Ensure that you know everything about health as far as family history goes and make a point of having regular checks just to get assurance that all is well. Such checks can help manage underlying issues before they come out in full force. It also helps to know your risks for stroke and heart disease because women tend to be at higher risks.

5. Keep your weight healthy. Maintaining a healthy weight is very important in keeping your health and general well-being in check. Remember that women have less muscle but more fats compared to men, hence you should keep your calories in check. Keep your BMI within the right healthy range, engage in physical activities and exercise and always eat a balanced diet. There are so many healthy foods low in calorie that you can still enjoy and maintain a healthy weight.

6. Remember your reproductive health. Sexual health is usually neglected yet it plays an important role in your overall health. Taking care of it is one of the best ways of how to stay healthy. Talk to your healthcare provider about prevention of STDs, safe sex and even screening procedures that can help you out. Reproduction covers female cancers, menstruation, contraception, pregnancy and breastfeeding, breast health, menopause and infertility.