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How can i find information about allergens in my food?

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Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Allergins: You have to read the labels on the products and look for the allergins...The top ones are: milk eggs peanuts tree nuts (such as almonds, cashews, walnuts) fish (such as bass, cod, flounder) shellfish (such as crab, lobster, shrimp) soy wheat.
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Elimination diet: Try an elimination diet. You'll remove suspected allergens like wheat or dairy for a week, if symptoms improve, try reintroducing them one at a time in 2-3 day intervals. If you react negatively to a food, you may have a sensitivity to that food type. You can also see a provider for "rast" blood testing.
Last updated Aug 25, 2013

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