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Can Calcium Carbonate Vitamins Trigger Shellfish Allergy Because They Are Made Of Oyster Shell
All the asthmatic patients have high level of chitinase?
If the answer is yes,
do they avoid foods that contain chitinase! like kiwi , tomato...Etc!
Pop & simplistic: Chitinase is one of hundreds of enzymes in the human respiratory system, and in some (by no means all) asthmatics, it tends to run high, probably because it runs high where there's inflammation. Some people are allergic to one or more of the chitinases found in nature. Other people aren't. And empirically, most asthmatics handle chitinase-rich foods just fine. One more easy, mostly-wrong answer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A shellfish allergy is an exaggerated immune response due to exposure to shellfish protein. The reaction can present with typical symptoms of hives, respiratory symptoms (cough, wheeze, shortness of breath), GI symptoms (abdominal pain, vomiting), swelling, loss of consciousness, and can be fatal. Symptoms typically present within minutes to a couple hours ...Read more
What food do people with food allergies eat to get the same nutrients they need from the foods they're allergic to? i.e. Nuts, shellfish and pork?
Micronutrients: Protein, Omega fatty acids and micronutrients are nutritional advantages of the foods you have mentioned. A whole raw food multivitamin and other protein sources such as lean beef, organ meats, soy, avocado, spinach, kale can help make up the difference. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can calcium that comes from plant sources have any adverse reactions like clogging arteries? I wanna take RAW CALCIUM from garden of life product
No: it is a wise idea for most women to supplement calcium and vitamin D. Exercise is very important for bone preservation also. Although it is important to supplement your calcium, the particular calcium supplement that you were asking about appears to be very expensive compared to others with no obvious proven benefit over them though. Calcium supplements do not clog your arteries. Good luck. ...Read more
What can be used to replace diet staples our kids must now avoid since one is allergic: rice, wheat, corn, soy, tomato, and peanuts?
Do all fortified foods contain cyanocobalamin or do some contain methyl or hydroxo, and which natural sources of b12, are the most bioavailable?
Most cyanocobalamin: No way of knowing if "all" have the cyano form but I believe virtually all have that form as it is the least expensive and most widely available. But methylcobalamin is the optimal form for supplementation- see http://tinyurl.com/h7scsna Some foods contain higher concentrations of B12 but the form found in food is hydoxycobalamin so all equally bioavailable. See http://tinyurl.com/j7npwg3 ...Read more
I heard oysters are a good source of iron. Are the mg's of iron in oysters well-absorbed into our bodies, like the iron from red meat is?
Is there any prenatal pills that do not have fish or sea food in them?I'm allergic 2both sea food &fish & all the prenatals IV tryed make me sick
Adult gummy prenatals: You could eat adult gummy prenatal vitamins. ...Read more
I get adverse reaction to foods like dairy, nuts, and canola oil
can only take small amounts of fish oil, any alternative food sources of omega ?
How is it that I am allergic to soy milk but can consume soy beans as well as other foods with soy in them and not get the itchy swelling throat .?
Can foods that is cooked in the same oils as shellfish cause a reaction to someone that has shellfish allergies?
What are the natural sources of obtaining calcium in large amounts, if one can't eat dairy and fish?
Calcium: Dairy is a good source do calcium, and even if you can't drink milk, then you can try some yogurt. It is present in some vegetables, but you would need to eat lots. Better to take a calcium supplement that contains vitamin d to improve absorption. Take it three times a day with meals for best benefit. ...Read more
No: Hep a yes, but not hepb which is blood-borne ie sexual contact, IV drugs, etc.. ...Read more
Are potassium and sodium nitrate in processed meats carcinogenic? How often is it recommended you eat these preservatives and serving size?
Not Healthy food: Processed meats are not healthy food. it is to be avoided. so should Red meat be aavoided as these foods increase the risk for Cancer. You can eat plant based foods(fruits and vegies), Pasta and grains and Poultry meats. Fish is the best alternative. You can supplement this with Soy products like Tofu and Eggs. You can also use Plant Nuts as a good source of Proteins(in place of meats). ...Read more
Can I marinade steak and shrimp/scallops together if one of the people eating it is allergic to shellfish?
Absolutely not: .Get a more detailed answer ›
Could fortified food worsen an enlarged and fatty liver due to their being synthetic vitamins in them?
Not due to vitamins: The foods one chooses may worsen one's fatty liver, but it would not be due to the foods' vitamins, regardless of whether or not the vitamins are natural or synthetic. One should avoid foods that have unusually large doses of vitamins in them, as there is generally no need to be eating unusually large doses of vitamins. Normal amounts of vitamins, as in enriched flour or fortified milk, are fine. ...Read more
As for chitosan being used as a hemostatic derived commercially from shrimp chitin, does it have the potential to aggrevate seafood allergies?
Chitosan: Chitosan reportedly comes from the shell of shell fish i t is the meat of the shellfish which causes the allergy so chiosan should be okay to use. ...Read more
What types of flour can I use to make breads and such if allergic to wheat, corn, soy, eggs, and peanuts?
Potato, rice: You can use rye, potato, rice , tapioca flours etc. Log on foodallergy.Org to get helpful hints and send me a loaf of your finished product for tasting :). ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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