Posts made in April 2017

Myths About Allergies

A lot of people suffer from allergies but despite this fact, not a lot of them really know the truth behind their allergies. To learn about some common myths about allergies and the truth behind them, please read on!

Milk Allergy and Lactose Intolerance are the Same Thing

A lot of people think that a milk allergy is the same as lactose intolerance but they’re actually very different. People who suffer from lactose intolerance feel discomfort after they consume milk or milk products. A milk allergy is a potentially life-threatening reaction by your body’s immune system from an exposure to milk proteins.

Peanut Allergies are the Most Common Food Allergy

A peanut allergy is definitely one of the more common allergies but milk, egg, and shellfish occur more in both children and adults.

Food Allergies are the Most Common Health Issue in the U.S

A lot more people suffer from allergies because about 1 in 5 people are affected.

Children with Allergies Will Have Them Their Entire Life

If your child has a food allergy, such as a peanut one, they might grow out of it. The best approach is to bring your child to our clinic for a comprehensive allergy testing in Somerset County, NJ, and surrounding areas. We will schedule a reevaluation to determine if your child will eventually grow out of his or her allergy.

An Allergy Attack Can Be Caused by Airborne Exposure

It is a common thought that someone who suffers from food allergies can experience an attack just by smelling the allergen. However, this is not true because the protein that triggers the reaction must be ingested.

 

To learn more about your allergies, please schedule a visit with our professionals today at (908) 526-0200.

Tips for Swapping For Food Allergies and Intolerances

If you suffer from food allergies, it can seem like it’s difficult to have a meal you can enjoy. However, with the recent rise in new food products, it can be extremely easy and satisfying! Read on to learn about some substitutions for food allergies.

Milk

There are a lot of dairy free options available in the supermarkets today. You can find some of the following in any supermarket:

  • Coconut
  • Hemp
  • Cashew
  • Oat
  • Soy
  • Hazelnut
  • Rice
  • Almond
  • Flaxseed

As you can see, there are a lot of different types of milk substitutions and all of them can be used for different recipes and types of food. An added bonus is that a lot of these options tend to be even healthier for you than regular dairy milk.

Gluten

Gluten allergies are one of the more common types of food allergies and it can be difficult to find food because almost everything seems to have gluten, or some form of it. However, there’s been an increase in demand for gluten free products and most supermarkets now have a section that caters to this diet. If not though, you should try to find food with some of the following ingredients:

  • Grains and Flours: arrowroot, corn, cornmeal, buckwheat, quinoa, wild rice, lentils, potato flour, etc.
  • Breads, Biscuits, Cakes: look for gluten free or GF on the label or look for products that are made with any types of flours or grains above.

Eggs

Eggs are an easy item that can be swapped in recipes by using some of the following tricks:

  • Use an extra teaspoon of baking powder for each egg that is needed
  • Make a mixture with water and arrowroot powder
  • Use gelatin as a binder instead

 

Please note that if you plan to try any of these substitutions or make any changes to your diet, you should first consult our asthma and allergy specialists in Hunterdon County, NJ, and surrounding areas.

To schedule an appointment, please give us a call today at (908) 526-0200!