Allergies – When Protector Becomes Tormentor

Allergies – When Protector Becomes Tormentor

“Please don’t serve me prawns. I am allergic to it.” “I can’t go to the fair. I am allergic to dust.” Is that you? If yes, know that you’re not alone. Allergies are common. Allergies are the body’s immune responses to a harmless foreign substance. It is an immune...
What is an allergy?

What is an allergy?

50 million Americans are allergic to something. Yes, allergy is that common. Be it pollen, food or animal dander, there are plenty of such allergens around us causing different types of allergies that include allergic rhinitis, asthma, food allergies, insect...
What is a food intolerance?

What is a food intolerance?

Types Some common types of food intolerance are: lactosewheatglutencaffeinehistamine, present in mushrooms, pickles, and cured foodadditives such as artificial sweetners, coloring, or other flavorings Some people experience a reaction after eating bread, but...
Eggplant allergy: What you need to know

Eggplant allergy: What you need to know

Eggplant is a common, nutrient-rich food that can be found in many different recipes. Unfortunately, some people develop an allergy to eggplant that can drastically affect their diet, depending on the severity of their reaction. Allergies to eggplant, or aubergine,...