April 7-13 is World Allergy Week 2019 (www.worldallergyweek.org). This organization has dedicated the 2019 week to raise awareness of the global problem of food allergy. Often, I tend to get so focused on the food allergic patients and families we care for in north Texas that I fail to remember the global impact of food […]
Have you had an experience with sesame allergies? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) invites your feedback as they consider adding sesame as an allergen in foods. The agency wants first to determine how common sesame allergies are, and how many foods contain sesame. Visit the website to send your information and learn more. http://bit.ly/2DicVtn
What are the top 8 food allergens? Eggs Milk Peanuts Tree nuts Fish Shellfish Wheat Soy More than 50 million Americans have an allergy of some kind. Food allergies are estimated to affect 4 to 6 percent of children and 4 percent of adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Food allergy […]
Individuals with diagnosed food allergies and family members of children with diagnosed food allergies can join the Food Allergy & Research Education (FARE) Patient Registry to help advance life-changing initiatives in education, advocacy, and research. Click here to learn more and join today. “Food allergies are a life-threatening medical condition for which we have no FDA-approved […]
Oral Immunotherapy or Oral Induction of Tolerance (OIT) is a form of desensitization which involves gradually consuming increasing amounts of the food allergen over weeks and months resulting in desensitizing allergic individuals to these foods. Studies have shown that the OIT process can be done safely and effectively. The number one goal of OIT is safety: […]
Food Allergy Awareness Week is May 14-20 and you are invited to join us at Market Street in Flower Mound, Texas on May 17 for a special event. Our registered dietitian and team will offer food demonstrations along with sample allergy-friendly meals and snacks. There will be Q & A sessions and more! Don’t miss it. […]
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