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Allergies and Allergic Reactions - Healthy humans have two types of immune systems that protect the body from invading pathogens that cause diseases. The Innate Immunity is the first barrier of protection. It is similar to a force field. Its primary purpose is to destroy any pathogen that tries to enter the epidermis cells (the skin cells) and the mucosa (mucus secreting cells found in the GI tract, respiratory tract, urogenital tract and eyes. If the first defense does not work, the adaptive immunity steps in to eradicate the invading microbe....   [tags: Food Allergies]
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A New Non-Invasive test for Food Based Allergies - Table of Contents Prevalence/Problem 3 What is currently being done? 3 Types of invasive tests 4 Noninvasive tests 5 My solution 5 What’s next 5 References 6   A New Non-Invasive test for Food Based Allergies Prevalence/Problem Food allergy and intolerance is described as a wide range of adverse reactions to foods and in 2010 an expert panel, sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, published guidelines for diagnosis and management of food allergies in the United States....   [tags: Food Based Allergies]
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Our Immune System Did Not Evolve for Allergies - “The immune system didn’t evolve for allergy. Why in a hundred billion years of evolution would we evolve a response for allergy?”(Joel Weinstock). Throughout the years, food allergies have been on a dramatic increase in the United States. Allergic reactions are caused by antibodies in the immune system which are also known as immunoglobulins. There are five types of immunoglobulins that are produced to 2 Oquendo fight antigens, such as, bacteria, toxins, viruses, animal dander, fungus, and cancer cells ....   [tags: increase in food allergies in the US]
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Food Allergies - The Silent Killers - Is Peter Pan a war criminal. It is a proven fact that Peter Pan is responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent civilians. No, not THAT Peter Pan. Peter Pan, Smuckers, Skippy, Jif and all brands of peanut butter are potential killers for people who are severely allergic to peanuts and peanut products. Did you know that one of the ingredients in some flavors of Jelly Belly jelly beans is peanut flour. Did you know that food, processed in equipment that has previously processed food containing peanuts, may be as lethal to the severely allergic as food containing peanuts....   [tags: Food Allergies Essays] 1197 words
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Taking a Look at Food Allergies - ... The reaction can be minimal as in a cough, saliva or itching. But other reactions may occur such as a pain and Anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction. Anaphylaxis may threaten breathing and blood circulation, which can cause death. “Each year in the United States, it is estimated that anaphylaxis to food results in: 30,000 emergency room visits, 2000 hospitalizations and 150 deaths ("Food Allergies: What You Need to Know"). When Anaphylaxis occurs 911 must be called immediately, and an Epi-pen may be used....   [tags: immune system, allergens] 852 words
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Strategies for Children with Food Allergies - Caring for a child with food allergies is arduous for parents; from label reading, cross contamination, to stress of family and friends who are not understanding, and the stress of when the allergen is ingested. The immediate response is the most important, but parents and children of food allergic families generally also deal with emotional issues. Although it may seem like a big task, all caregivers, teachers, and health professionals should know how to take care of children with food allergies, watch for signs of anaphylaxis, and know how to treat it for the safety of all children with food allergies....   [tags: label reading, cross contamination, stress]
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Food Allergies Facts and Statistics - Food, a necessity for all and something very delicious, but also deadly for some people. Not everyone can live free of food allergies. Food allergies occur in 1 out of every 13 children. This indicates over fifteen million people in the world suffer from food allergies. The food epidemic poses a threat to many citizens that live with food allergies because of incorrect labeling, distribution and safety in the preparation of food. My research highlights two key items: (1) definition of food allergies and how they affect the daily lives of those living with them and (2) the importance of food allergy knowledge and how educating people about food allergies will hopefully jumpstart the prog...   [tags: immune system attack]
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Childhood Allergies: Symptoms and Treatments - Childhood Allergies: Symptoms and Treatments Childhood allergy is an exaggerated reaction by the immune system in response to certain foreign substances. These foreign objects may not be really harmful thus it is called an exaggerated response. In an attempt to protect the body, the immune system produce antibodies called immunoglobulin that causes the mast cells and allergy cells to release chemicals, including histamine resulting in allergic reactions. In most people, allergies appear during infancy and childhood....   [tags: immune system reaction to foreign substances] 789 words
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The Link between Vaccines and Allergies - An allergy is an immune response to substances that are recognized as harmful In most situations, genetic heredity plays a role in what allergy a person acquires. Children inherit their allergy from their parents. (Mills et al., 2007) On the contrary, some of individuals develop certain allergies in spite of their parents. One proposed theory that will be explored in this paper is whether or not the use of vaccines causes us to develop certain allergies. Before that theory can be proven as right or wrong, we must first get a more thorough understanding of the immune system....   [tags: health issues and reactions]
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Generically Modified Organisms and Allergies - ... Food allergens can cause severe or mild reactions due to an unusual mistake the immune system can make. The immune system usually mistakens a particular substance to be physically harming the human body and in the act to try and protect itself, it releases histamine. There are many reasons why food allergies occur, such as processed foods, genetically engineered proteins in foods, pesticides, and genetically modified organisms can all cause serious food allergies. It all began in 1996 when Genetically Modified Organisms were introduced to our foods....   [tags: food allergens] 694 words
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Sensitivy and Allergies to Gluten - Gluten- sensitivity and gluten allergies have become increasing popular. One particular disease associated with gluten is the autoimmune disease, “Celiac disease”. This autoimmune disease is also known as gluten-sensitive enterpathy and nontropical sprue.It is triggered by ingesting wheat gluten and related proteins of rye and barley in genetically susceptible individuals, giving this disease a predisposing risk factor of being hereditary. Celiac disease is the result of an unchecked immune reaction to gluten....   [tags: Autoimmune Disease, Celiac Disease, Gluten]
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Questions and Answers about Allergies - Question 1: (Amani) It is very important for Physicians, researchers, and patients to understand the terminology used to define allergic diseases. Failure to do so can lead to inappropriate advice, prevention and ineffective treatment. The term allergy is commonly refers to reactions or conditions related to an IgE antibody-mediated immunological mechanism following antigenic exposure. Antigen is a material that is capable of initiating an immune reaction when introduced into the human body (J.Genuis , 2010)....   [tags: immune system, histamines, sensitivities]
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All About Food Allergies - Food allergies are an increasingly prevalent diagnosis among young children and adolescents. It is a chronic condition that affects between four and eight percent of the pediatric population and requires attentive management by both caretakers and the children themselves (Annunziato, Shemesh, Weiss, Izzo, D’Urso, & Sicherer, 2013). A food allergy is an abnormal immune response that typically occurs after food enters the body and binds to specific receptors (IgE-mediated). Symptoms usually occur within hours of ingestion, and can affect the cutaneous, gastrointestinal, cardiac and/or respiratory systems (Crain, 2011)....   [tags: chronic conditions, offending food] 3149 words
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GMO Products: Developing Allergies - INTROAlmost eighteen months ago, during the summer I noticed small bumps forming in various places on my body. These bumps itched worse than a mosquito bite, but weren’t as big as one. However, with time these bumps began to get bigger and accumulate in groups. I didn’t think much of the small bumps at first, but when these needle-sized bumps turned into golf-ball-sized bumps, I thought something must be wrong. The first four doctors I visited told me my symptoms were due to seasonal allergies; that if I felt it necessary I would be prescribed medicine, or else I could wait out the season....   [tags: allergic reaction, food intolerance, allergy]
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Dog Allergies Home Remedies - DOG ALLERGIES HOME REMEDIES Dogs, one of most loved animals… usually suffer from lot of allergies. They can be hypersensitive when exposed to some harmless substance. Dog allergies home remedies can be cheap and less harmful. When the immune system does not work properly and it may be lack of some vital nutrients, this leads to what is known as an Allergy. DOG ALLERGIES Some of the common allergies a dog can suffer from are given below • Food allergy • Flea allergy • Bacteria allergy • Atopy allergy • Contact allergy Dogs too become allergic to some substances as human beings....   [tags: Animal Health] 846 words
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Food Allergies - Food Allergies Do you think food allergies are harmful for the restaurants and if yes why. I think food allergies are harmful for the restaurants that are not chains because they been introduce to something new but in some ways I think it isn’t harmful. But in this paper about food allergies you are going to hear why I think it is harmful for the new restaurants and why I don’t think harmful but that not all your hear in this paper. First, you are going to hear about what are food allergies and if they have an impact on chains or new or even amusements parks restaurants....   [tags: allergy, restaurants, harmful, health, Disney]
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Seasonal Allergies - Allergies occurring during a certain time of the year are known as seasonal allergy. The main cause of these allergies is pollen, which is due to response of the reproduction of trees, flowers, grasses and weeds. The two most frequent seasons that are responsible for allergies is spring and winter or which commonly known as fall. These are the seasons when the highest pollination takes place. The NIAD (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) recorded that about 35 million people are infected from seasonal allergy also called allergic rhinitis....   [tags: Health Care ] 851 words
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Food Allergies - Escalation in Customer Food Allergies For the past decade customer food allergy incidents have been notably on the rise. In some cases so severe that sixty –three fatalities have occurred nationwide between 1996 and 2006 states the 4Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network. The most common allergens include dairy, eggs, 5peanut, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish as well as soy and wheat. It is believed the increase may be in part due to insufficient food allergy knowledge in the restaurant industry....   [tags: Health ]
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The Affect of Food Allergies on the Restaurant industry - Has the rise in customer food allergies had any impact on the restaurant industry. Food allergies and food intolerance are a scientific phenomenon that has been affecting people basically since the beginning of time, though they were previously rarely heard of. Today, however, 20the number of people with food allergies is much higher and it is still on the rise. The book 8Peanut Butter, Milk, and other Deadly Threats: What You Should Know About Food Allergies, written by Sherri Mabry Gordon, reports, "According to a 2004 study released by the 21American Academy of Allergies, Asthma, and Immunology, food allergies are a much bigger health challenge than once thought....   [tags: Health ]
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Life Saving Strategies for Food Allergies - ... All of the sources are to help, assist, and education about allergies and the reactions caused by them. I do agree with many of the views of these sources. I do however wish the article A Tiny Dose of Peanuts Seemed to Help some Children Allergic to that Legume went into more detail about who was or was not allowed to do the studies. There are many articles on food allergies and how to keep those who suffer from food allergies safe. There are many arrays of subjects about allergies that are touched, but I hope to open up new discussion on teaching others to deal with the emergency side of it, including the not so obvious anaphylaxis reactions....   [tags: anaphylaxis, education, CPR]
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What Causes Allergies? - Imagine going to a cafeteria and ordering food. As you take a bite into your meal, you notice a strange tingling in your throat. A rash forms on your skin. Nothing seems to concern you. As you continue eating, breathing becomes increasingly difficult. Your throat has swelled up. You panic and grab your epinephrine autoinjector and inject yourself. If you were too late, your body would've gone into shock and could have even died. Instead, you return to normal and realized the food you ate contained an allergen you were sensitive to....   [tags: immune system, epipen, antiseptic products] 1455 words
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Challenges Finding a Cure for Food Allergies - With the increasing epidemic of food allergies, finding a cure becomes an even more urgent goal. The following paper will examine various challenges that researchers face when trying to find a cure for food allergies. I will focus on three challenges. The first challenge researchers face includes overcoming obstacles in the way of discovering a person’s previous health history and how a person might have been exposed to an allergen. The next challenge involves the danger of having a person consume something they are allergic to this danger being inherent to oral immunotherapy....   [tags: health history, allergic foods, allergic reaction]
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Tips for Relieving Spring Time Allergies - About 35 million Americans are affected by spring time allergies each year which include coughing, itchy watery eyes, sneezing, congestion, runny nose, drowsiness, and headaches (Green). These symptoms are triggered by outdoor allergens such as pollen and ragweed. Side affects include a deep cough and runny nose which helps the body remove these allergens from the airways (Green). Most Americans who live in Detroit, Boston, Orlando, Hartford, Connecticut, and Greenville, South Carolina are most affected by spring time allergies due to a high pollen count in these areas (“Sneeze City”)....   [tags: health, wellness]
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Tips for Managing Severe Allergies in Children - ... Have an allergy action plan Having an allergy action plan is very important when it comes to managing children’s severe allergies. It is essential that you work closely with your pediatrician in planning, so you will be able to consider all likely allergic reactions and what measure to take in case of emergency. A good allergy action plan also include when to take medication, when to increase the medication, and when is it necessary to call the doctor. Provide medications Make sure your child is equipped with allergy medications at all times....   [tags: substance, know, plan, educate, system] 618 words
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Are Genetics Responsible for Allergies? - Are Genetics Responsible for Allergies. A Study In Identical Twins Everyone has either suffered from some kind of allergy, or knows somebody who has suffered from allergies. Allergies are the source of irritating symptoms, ranging from a painless skin rash to life-threatening breathing problems. For years, researchers have been trying to find out the source of these allergies. Some have suggested that environmental factors or early exposure to certain foods can cause allergies later in life, while others say that allergies are caused by genetics....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Research on Food Allergies - Research on Food Allergies True food allergies are not as common as many people believe and do in fact only affect about 2% of children. However, they are more common in younger children (affecting about 5-8% of younger children). Fortunately, most younger children will outgrow these food allergies by the time that they are three years old. Symptoms of a food allergies can often include wheezing and difficulty in breathing, along with itchy skin rashes, including hives, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain and swelling around the mouth and in the throat (common with nut allergies)....   [tags: Allergy Allergic Food Essays] 1861 words
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Essential Travel Tips for People with Pre-existing Conditions - ... You also need to visit your physician and ask for advice to help you prepare a possible change of treatment that co-relate to your travel destination. Additionally, follow the schedule of your usual treatment even while you are travelling and ask your doctor for the DCI (common internal name) of the medicine that you are taking. By doing this, you will have an easier time to look for it in your travel destination, in case you need it. Furthermore, don’t forget to bring a first aid kit that contains your prescribed medicines (e.g., antihistamines, corticoids, and asthma sprays)....   [tags: asthma and allergies] 635 words
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Health - The Controversial Topic of Food Allergies - The Controversial Topic of Food Allergies Food allergies are the most controversial allergy-related topic right now. It's controversial because of several facts like: * many kinds of bad reactions to foods have nothing to do with allergies * * foods are often for symptoms that result from each other * * children often out grow sensitivities to foods * * even if you're allergic to certain foods, you might be able to eat small amounts of the food without any reaction * Some of the most common foods that cause symptoms like severe stomach pain, diarrhea, hives, swellings, wheezing, vomiting, hayfever symptoms, excema and wheezing are nuts, chocolate, strawberries, milk, wheat and c...   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 637 words
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Peanut Epidemic: A Case of Media Exaggeration - Peanuts are one of the most prevalent food allergens worldwide, and it has become a nemesis for many in recent years. Peanut allergies have been known to be life threatening, but only a few sufferers react with such extreme severity when exposed to peanuts. While peanut allergies have long-existed, it seems like it was very rarely heard of prior to the 1980s. In the last decade, peanut allergies have become the focus of media attention and controversy. However, the media is not as accurate as the public understands it to be....   [tags: Food Allergens, Peanut Allergies]
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The School Access to Emergency Epinephrine - ... During anaphylaxis, the airways tighten and cause difficulty breathing, swallowing, wheezing, loss of consciousness and sometimes hives. Anaphylaxis can occur not only from food allergies, but also medications and insect bites (Kim & Fischer, 2011). In children, food allergies are the most common source of anaphylaxis (Kim & Fisher, 2011). Anaphylaxis is treated with a medication called Epinephrine. In Massachusetts, the department of health found that a fourth of the students who needed Epinephrine because of anaphylaxis were not previously diagnosed with a life-threatening allergy (MA Department of Public Health Data Health Brief, 2010)....   [tags: anaphylaxis, epinephrine, allergies] 925 words
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Symptoms of an Asthma: How Can You Tell If You have Asthma? - The word Asthma, in its original Greek form (ἅσθμα, or ásthma) (akin to aázein) means “panting” or “to breath hard”. Panting and heavy breathing are common visible symptoms of an individual who has Asthma. “Asthma is fairly common, and can be described as chronic inflammatory disease of the airways, characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction and bronchospasm” (NHLBI, 2007). The most common symptoms of this disease are coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath, which are all visible as well as a feeling of tightness in the chest....   [tags: allergies, chronic desease, treatment]
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The Negative Effects of Genetically Modified Organisms on our Bodies and on the Environment - “Our primary health care should begin on the farm and in our hearts, and not in some laboratory of biotech and pharmaceutical companies" (Gary Hopkins). There are scientific discoveries showing that DNA can be transmitted from one organism to another. Biotechnology has a process of genetic modifications that are advancing throughout the planet. In 2004, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) started to be grown by 8.25 million farmers in 17 countries (James, 2004). GMO’s is an organism whose material of genetics has been modified using genetic engineering techniques....   [tags: allergies, health and environmental issues]
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University of Indiana Should Upgrade Their Food Services to Serve Gluten-Free Food - Food allergies, particularly gluten, are more common now than ever because of the increased quality of medical testing and the decreased quality of food. Many people who follow a gluten-free diet have Celiac’s Disease, gluten intolerance, or are following a fad diet. The University of Southern Indiana currently does not meet the dietary needs of students who must follow a gluten-free diet. The University of Southern Indiana should accommodate to those who need to be on a gluten-free diet because the meal plan is expensive, the accommodations would be cheap and easy, and the number of people following a gluten-free diet is greatly increasing....   [tags: food allergies, meal plan]
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The History of Vaccines - ... Egg allergy is one of the most common food allergies in children; consequently, allergic reaction to egg protein is common. Formaldehyde is used to inactivate bacterial product for toxoid vaccines. Toxoid vaccines are vaccines that use an inactive bacterial toxin in the pursuance of immunity. After packaging, some formaldehyde remains in the vaccine. Another common ingredient, Thimerosal, is a mercury-containing preservative that prevents contamination and growth of harmful bacteria. Mercury causes changes in white blood cell activity and decreases white blood cell growth; thus lowering a child's ability to fight off infection....   [tags: immune system, allergies, pathogens] 582 words
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Physical Therapy and Kinesiology - Physical therapy and kinesiology work in a close relationship to each other. Essentially one may think they are one in the same, however there are small differences between the two that provide different results when applied singularly. As a combined effort physical therapy and kinesiology work to heal the muscles and joints of the body, recreating movements perfectly as they were before injury or in some cases as closely as one can get to a perfect function. First one must understand where the lone is drawn between the two fields and how they balance each other to create desirable results in a patient....   [tags: relieve, stress, allergies, and pain]
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The Issue with Genetically Modified Foods - The Issue with Genetically Modified Foods Today we walk downstairs, into the kitchen, open the refrigerator door. We see a bright red tomato, but is it really just a tomato. Now days, scientist have the technology to transfer DNA from one organism, for example a flounder, to another organism, a tomato. These are called genetically modified (GM) foods, or organisms. This makes the crops grow at an unusually fast rate and up to two times the average size. We are getting more food in a shorter amount of time, which sounds great until you take a deeper look....   [tags: dna, food allergies, organic farming]
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Gluten-free: The Harm behind the Diet - Gluten is a protein found in common grains such as wheat, barley, and rye. Those affected with allergies to these foods (the most serious allergy being Celiac Disease) must follow a strict gluten-free diet in order to experience relief from their symptoms. Despite eliminating the ingestion of the allergen, gluten-free individuals begin to suffer from adverse side effects. In recent years, many Americans have begun to live an entirely gluten-free lifestyle with no medical necessity to do so. Many believe it to be a healthier diet, and even more believe it is an effective weight-loss tool....   [tags: wheat/barley/rye allergies, celiac disease]
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An Inside Look at Gluten-Free Food - ... GREAT Schools, Colleges and Camps prepare dining hall directors, managers and staff with the knowledge and tools needed to offer free option on campus (GREAT Kitchens, 2014). [The chefs who receive any of the previously mentioned trainings have the ability to provide informational insight to waiters/waitresses regarding what needs to be done when a customer asks for a gluten-free meal. For an instance, as mentioned in (find article) article, the chef will not let the waiter/waitress continue with the order until it is clearly stated whether the individual has a gluten allergy]....   [tags: celiac disorder, allergies, intolerances]
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Fido, Fluffy, and the Family - ... All people, whether children or adults have basic needs that must be met in order to maintain mental health; some of these are a need to belong, a need to be loved, and a need for touch. Owning a pet can decrease loneliness, reduce stress, give love, and encourage social interaction. Pets in the home tend to make children feel safe and loved, and can even help with separation anxiety. Allen McConnel, a professor at Miami University, put it this way: “People with pets probably feel less lonely because the pet provides a sense of social support.” McConnel went on to state that in the study he helped conduct, lonely people felt just as relieved when thinking about their favorite pets as th...   [tags: advantages of having a family pet] 1790 words
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Celiac Disease: Cause, Effect, and Mitigation - Preparing a meal for adult women with celiac disease as well as a fish/shellfish allergies can a unique challenge. Gluten as well as seafood most be avoided in the diet, with some special dietary needs on top of that of a regular adult women. In the following a short description of what each celiac disease and fish/shellfish allergies are, how common they are, causes, diagnosis, treatment, and special dietary needs will be explained. Preceding this information an example of a two course meal will be laid out to provide an example of a meal holding in the restraints of the special dietary needs of this person....   [tags: Diseases, Disorders]
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The Cure for Peanut Allergy, A Speech Outline - ... ("Peanut Allergy...The Shocking Facts - Allergies: Allergy Symptoms, Treatment, and Medications on MedicineNet.com", n.d.) B. Blocking intake of peanuts is very difficult. 1. Peanuts are very commonly used in the preparation of food items. ("Peanut Allergy...The Shocking Facts - Allergies: Allergy Symptoms, Treatment, and Medications on MedicineNet.com", n.d.) i. They are used as adulterants in the preparation. ("Peanut Allergy...The Shocking Facts - Allergies: Allergy Symptoms, Treatment, and Medications on MedicineNet.com", n.d.) 2....   [tags: medicine, treatment, allergy reaction]
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Analysis of Article No, You Shouldn’t Fear GMO Corn by Jon Entine - ... One example is logically unsounded to establish a general conclusion, let alone the article did not specify what tests had been conducted by Shetterly’s physician to support his diagnosis. In fact, there has not been one study linking the GMOs on the market to allergies. In face of such limited evidence, the Shetterly’s conclusion is completely unwarranted. Entine also argues that Shetterly committed a fallacy of causal oversimplification. Given the fact that the rise in reported food allergies in the U.S....   [tags: health, environment, harm, crops]
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Latex Products In The Work Pla - Over the last decade, many employees have developed allergies related to the use of latex. “The employees affected have mainly been found in healthcare, food services and in beauty services.'; As employees in these areas, as well as other areas have learned of the potential risk from the contraction of disease leading to death, caused by the exposure to bodily fluids, they have realized that the use of products to stop the exposure is absolutely essential. This has substantially increased and spread the use of latex products, mainly gloves....   [tags: essays research papers] 2069 words
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The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act - The act of manufactures labeling of our foods products in terms of the ingredients a particular product contains and the nutritious facts is sometimes taken for granted, we often see the labels on our food products, but ignore them because we’re so used to seeing them in our daily lives. Surprisingly, food product labeling, specifically that pertaining to allergen warnings, were not always available to consumers until a government mandate in 2004 (FALCPA). I think part of the reason for such a lateness in regulation was due to a social stigma regarding allergies, that having them was some sort of natural selection and not an issue that should be taken care of....   [tags: consumers health, regulation]
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The Food Allergen Act -   TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. INRODUCTION • Recent History 2. DEFINITION 3. THE ISSUE 4. REGUALTIONS • Exemptions 5. ANALYSIS 6. CONCLUSION INTRODUCTION A food allergy is a reaction of the body's immune system to otherwise harmless substances in certain foods (Center, 2012). Food intolerance is different from food allergy as it necessarily doesn’t involve the immune system. Food allergies have different reactions on different people, while some might be only uncomfortable, for others it might be life threatening triggering anaphylactic shocks (Clinic)....   [tags: Law, Labels, Food]
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Genetically Modified Organisms - ... Instead, if the makers of the genetically modified foods claim that they are safe, the agency has no farther questions. The genetically modified tomato was approved in 1994.”(Smith). Society thirty years ago had no choice between genetically modified organisms and organic foods. Shoppers’ choices were at the mercy of the environment when buying fruits and vegetables. If during the growing season there were a drought the produce would be small in size. An infestation of pests might cause the produce to be marked with spots or completely destroyed....   [tags: hehealth issues and concerns] 795 words
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Adolescent Peanut Allergy: Causes, Consequences, Solutions - “An estimated 2.4 billion pounds of peanuts are consumed in the United States every year, and about half are in the form of peanut butter” (Muñoz-Furlong xvii). With all of this consumption of peanuts, how do the three million Americans with a peanut allergy get through life without accidently consuming a peanut (Young 44). A major problem facing American adolescents today is the peanut allergy. A peanut allergy is when the body has an adverse reaction to the proteins in a peanut. The part of the body designed to battle infections, the immune system, is the cause of the problem (Sicherer and Malloy 3)....   [tags: adverse reaction, family health history]
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Conventional Medicine vs. Alternative Medicine - The dictionary states that conventional medicine is offered by hospitals and practiced by those who have a medical doctor degree; it is also called western medicine. The opposite of conventional medicine is called complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Complementary and Alternative medicine can be considered holistic medicine, which is usually not prescribed by physicians a part of hospitals. There has been an increase in those that have an aversion to conventional medicine that is offered by hospitals (Astin, 1998)....   [tags: Medicine]
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