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No peanut in Eggo: According to the ingredients posted on the kellogg web site there is no peanut protein in french toast or buttermilk waffles and none in blueberry pancakes. The main allergens (allergy provoking substances) in these products are wheat, egg, milk and soy, so if the child is allergic to any of these substances, eggo products should be avoided. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I normally get pasta, mac n cheese, rice, potatoes, chicken, veggies, cereal, eggs, milk and pancakes. What should I stop or start buying?
Gym membership: This or some other intensive way of staying aerobically conditioned will do you much more good than fretting over food choices. What you are doing now is basically sound. Build your cardiovascular and muscular systems by exercise, and limit calories as needed to achieve lean athleticism. Food choices, despite all the hoopla, are less critical for ordinary folks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is my 1 yr old at risk of anaphylitic shock he allergies to dairy soy wheat gluten egg tomatoes citrics advised no nuts im worried?
Verified ???: There are kids with significant risk with food allergies and some that are over diagnosed.Only the docs involved can make this determination based on the ige tests they have done. Having Epinephrine injector available if appropriate is a help.Have a discussion with your doc and come to an understanding of what to do if problems arise. ...Read more
Why should I avoid ready-to-eat food from salad bars, sandwich bars, smorgasbords and delicatessens?
7mo has eaten puree mango, pears, banana, carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, green beans, avocado, sweet peas. Never cereal. Does she need to? Meat?
Introducing foods: At 7 months, you can definitely introduced pureed meats. You should always introduce foods one a time to make sure a child is not allergic to a food. ...Read more
2 of my 4 kids allergic soy, wheat, rice, corn, peanut, hazelnut, almond, coconut, tomato, lima bean, garlic, onion, fish, shellfish, cantaloupe! help?
I am allergic to chicken, pork, beef, clam, egg, soy, barley, oat, cashew, brazil nut, and english walnut. Could I have a protein intolerance?
What kind of allergy: Prick, blood tests not very accurate re: food allergies. Neg tests exclude an immune reaction (true allergy), but pos tests have less value. Best test is a double-blind food challenge (neither tester nor pt know which is which, until code is cracked at end of test); cumbersome.This excludes about 90% of "allergies". Other blood tests can be used, not "live-cell"-bogus, no "applied kinesiology". ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Internet myth: Despite the decades of hoopla about food preservatives being horrible for people, the best-attested instance of cancer due to something in a staple food is aflatoxin in moldy ground nuts eaten by the world's poor. Of course, this eventually got hyped into all nuts and peanut butter "causing cancer". You can't totally avoid carcinogens, but you'd be "nuts" to let this fear dominate your life. ...Read more
My daughter lucy wets her bed only when she eats gluten or wheat products.does that mean she's intolerant or should avoid them?
Worth testing: Bedwetting is not a feature seen with most who have gluten/wheat issues.If you believe there is a consistent relationship to exposure, simple blood tests could confirm or exclude a need to avoid gluten. If she does have a gluten intolerance or celiac, it is important to know so her docs can follow her for other problems that arise in that population. ...Read more
Egg allergy: this is a good question, you need to have your allergy checked by an allergist, have a skin test or blood test to see if you are still allergic ...Read more
24 year old male, IBS-D, suffering from Diarrhea after eating pizza, meat, some types of cheeze, egg omelette, spicy food, hard liquor, list keeps inc?
IBS: Obviously the key is to avoid foods that trigger your IBS, but if diarrhea is occurring after more and more foods, you could ask your physician or gastroenterologist to prescribe an antispasmodic medication like bentyl (dicyclomine) 1/2 hour before eating the meal as this often prepares the intestinal tract and avoids cramping and diarrhea. For stubborn episodes the dose can be repeated in 6 hours. ...Read more
Am I at risk for phosphorous toxicity if I eat sunflower butter every day? I love sunflower butter/honey sandwiches for lunch (alternative to peanuts)
Maybe : You would have to have the food tested for it's phosphorus content and most importantly get a blood test to see if your serum phosphorus levels are rising to toxic levels. More importantly your ingesting a lot of honey and you should be concerned about your dental health. Make sure that you clean out your mouth and brush well after you eat that stuff!! ...Read more