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Traveling with Food Allergies: Preparing for Europe

Preparing for a Vacation in Europe with Food Allergies Introduction Traveling with food allergies can be challenging, but with careful planning, you can enjoy a safe and memorable vacation in Europe. This guide provides practical steps and tips to help you prepare for...

Top 5 Things Food Allergic People Should Do

1. Be alert with what you are eating.  Make it a habit to always read labels on all foods and other items. Clearly communicate both what you are allergic to and how severe your allergies are to servers and hosts when you are eating away from home. 2. If food proteins...
The Big Nine: Sesame Allergy Alert!

The Big Nine: Sesame Allergy Alert!

Over recent years, SESAME allergy has emerged as a common food allergy among children and adults.  Concerns over protecting allergic consumers who are vulnerable to accidental exposure in food items led to a grass-roots movement to add SESAME to the list of MAJOR FOOD...

Signs and Symptoms of Allergic Reactions

Despite being careful, you may accidentally come in contact with something to which you are allergic or even a derivative/cross reactive product that your immune system identifies as the original allergen.  Immediate Hypersensitivity Allergic Reactions This is caused...

What Happens During a Food Reaction?

When an allergic person is exposed to her/his food ALLERGEN (the specific substance that s/he is allergic to), s/he may develop an allergic reaction. The reaction is an “overreactivity” called a HYPERSENSITIVITY REACTION.  This is when the immune system mistakes what...