12 Signs and Symptoms of a Food Allergy
- rash (eczema)
- behavioral/temper changes
- swelling of the face, lips, tongue and/or eyes
- itching and tightness of throat
- difficulty breathing (asthma)
- in extreme cases, anaphylactic shock.
What is a food allergy?
A food allergy is an immune reaction to a protein usually found in food that the body perceives as a foreign invader.
Can Children Outgrow Food Allergies?
Some children may outgrow their food allergy, though evidence increasingly suggests that autoimmune disorders such as asthma, Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis, among others, may result.
What Can I do to Keep My Family Safe?
- Cut “frankenfoods”
Manufactured by agribusinesses with suspect synthetic proteins, preservatives and dyes, these processed foods are built with foreign additives that our bodies often reject, resulting in allergic reactions and many other health issues.
- Eat real food
Local, organic fruits, vegetables, meat and dairy products are usually the cleanest and safest nutrient sources. Support these alternatives by shopping at farmer's markets.
- Food Allergy Blood Test
Simple, reliable, and cost-effective, these food allergy tests can quickly detect up to 96 possible food allergens particular to any one person. If a loved one is displaying the signs and symptoms of a potential food allergy, this is the quickest and easiest detection method.