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Food Allergen Labeling And Consumer Protection Act Monoglyceride
YES but...: GMO foods are approved by the FDA before being sold for human consumption. See http://www.fda.gov/food/foodscienceresearch/biotechnology/ucm346030.htm However, I feel the FDA has been derelict in its duty to protect consumers by ignoring evidence that GMO foods may be harmful. Many high-ranking FDA officials have worked for Monsanto- see http://tinyurl.com/ao96zvp and http://tinyurl.com/pkh43g3 ...Read more
Has the U.S. Food & Drugs Administration approved the use of both Co-Enzyme Q10 as well as Ubiquinol?
Clarifying allergy ALL NSAIDs, need safe topical. Some natural ings act as NSAIDs. Is Topricin safe? Ingredients on topricin.com, tab in prod desc.
Depends: Since you did not mention nasal or sinus polyps, I presume that you do not have Aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease in which patients would react to all NSAIDs except Celebrex (celecoxib). There has been no study on whether topical NSAIDs would trigger systemic symptoms and thus the answer is unknown. It appears to me that you need a good neurologic and orthopedic evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are probiotics and used for? What lowest amt taken daily recommended? Any brand rec at rx? Allergic to dairy egg peanut soy, gluten sensitivity.
Probiotics: probiotics are not yet studied well enough to recommend routine usage. Except for particular circumstances, such as infection with C. Difficile, the studies that have been done have not shown any benefit in healthy individuals. I would not recommend them yet unless you have been advised by your physician that you should give them a try. Good luck. ...Read more
Good question: The fda cannot absolutely "prove" any additive is safe to use. However, the fda is charged with determining whether there is "reasonable certainty" of no harm to consumers when additives are used as the company proposes. They use the best available science to examine this. Even if generally safe, a given additive may still cause individuals trouble. For more info: http://tinyurl.Com/mxkau9p. ...Read more
Girl, 6, allergic to nuts 40, 80 kua/l, soy 4, 62 kua/l and others.
Should we avoid soy lecithin? What about food that "may contain traces of soy"?
Lecithin is safe.: Now for the "traces of soy" question: it all depends on the reaction that triggered the soy allergy discovery. If she had a severe reaction when she ate something which contained soy, then you have to be careful with those products. Be extra careful. They are warning you. Would you feed it to her if it said "this may poison your child." now, if her reactions were mild, see comment below. ...Read more
Yes: Vegans eat no animals or animal by-products, which milk is considered. ...Read more
Fish oil sups not regulated by fda. Are they still safe? Ever encounter adverse affect due to mercury or an impurity causing illness in any patients?
If the oral allergy syndrome is due to x-reactions between homologous proteins in ingested food and aero-allergens why aren't food skin tests +?
Too complex...?!: The gut is both an immune privileged site and responds adversely (and often unpredictably) to ingested materials (e.g. Bacteria, food, dirt, etc.). There may be too many variables to easily answer your question. A case in point is eosinophilic esophagitis. Sadly, given our knowledge gap, too many patients take too many supplements or exclude too many products for questionable reasons. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is smoking additive free cigarettes like american spirit less harmful then cigarettes that contain ammonia, glycerol, sugar, flavors and other stuff?
No difference: It is a proven fact that effects of smoking are serious. It can harm nearly every organ of the body. It causes nearly one of every five deaths in the United States each year. Regardless of the brand, flavor or additives tobacco smoke contains more than 7, 000 chemicals. Approximately 70 of them are known to cause cancer. Rec.: ask your pcp for smoking cessation program. ...Read more
20/21 weeks pregnant Can I use a lush bath bomb with these essential oils as ingredients:
Grapefruit oil, cedar wood oil, and peppermint oil. No concentrations are given. They are not the first ingredients listed.
Yes: Based on the information provided, fetal harm is unlikely, as long as the temperature is not too hot. There is a small risk of fainting from the vasodilatory effect of a hot bath which could cause drowning. Also, some people could be allergic to some of the ingredients themselves. Dipping your toes in the bath for a few minutes to ensure no allergic reaction may help eliminate this concern. ...Read more
Perhaps, economical: In the sense that you can use less detergent and lower temperatures to get the same stains out, they are cost-effective. They are biodegradable, but could cause respiratory allergies in large quantities such as in factories. http://www.scienceinthebox.com/enzymes-in-laundry-detergents ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
None: Some states have public policy information about the risks of junk food and there are attempts to limit them. So far only labeling has been altered so you can determine what is in the package. The junk food industry is huge, well financed and will fight any meaningful change with all that is possible to do. ...Read more
Is the product sensa is safe. Main ingredients are maltodextrin, tricalcium phosphate, silica. Sprinkled on food works w/senses aiding weight loss.?
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 ?
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
Flu - but no worries: Only (some of) flu vaccine contains thimerosal. It and formaldehyde are to inactivate bacterial toxins and 2 kill any contaminating viruses/bacteria. Some worry that thimerosal causes autism; however autism continues to increase despite removal of thimerosal from vaccines in 2001. Most formaldehyde is removed during processing, and egg proteins are there cuz some vaccines need 2 grow in eggs ...Read more
Wh foods to avoid / which foods or supplements are good when living w autoimmune disease? No processed foods of course. ?Dairy? ?Animal protein?
No GMO, anti-inflam.: Diet is best individualized but i advise an anti-inflammatory diet: see http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art02012/anti-inflammatory-diet dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet would also be appropriate: http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx do your best to avoid gmo's & foods high in pesticides: http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/ see my comment for more:. ...Read more
Insufficient info: What do you mean by cutting out food allergens? Did you do that at the advice of an md? If it was self treatment or the result of an unaccredited advice, you may have nutritional deficiencies. I would recommend seeing your md for evaluation and advice. ...Read more
I have suddenly developed many food allergies(see profile). I've been on a strict organic diet with no allergens and still having problems. Why?
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wife suffering frm severe food allergic reactions (hives).Done food allergen tests.Avoided all of them, but stll allergy reappeared.Reasons&suggestions?
Can a food intolerance cause itching? And related, can a food allergy not respond to small amounts of the allergen (fine at <5 g, sick at >30)?
Yes and yes: Food allergy is not a trivial matter. Food allergy can change from itching one time to fatal anaphylaxis the next. It is important to have allergy testing, have a consultation with an allergist, avoid all foods you are allergic to, have an epipen (epinephrine) and an emergency action plan handy, and carefully examine the contents of everything you eat for contamination with the allergy triggers you have. ...Read more
After eating a problem food allergen, how long does it take to show up in body symps? And how long does it take to exit system? Thanks Dr!
2 hours: Most allergic responses occur within 2 hours although reaction to red meat may not come on until 3-6 hours later. Most allergic responses from food should subside in less than a day. As for how long traces of the food may remain in your body, it would depend on the kind of food. ...Read more
I want to go get a blood test for allergies. Will this assess for all types of allergens? Will it tell if I'm allergic to food dyes?
Uncertain: Every single test needs be interpreted with the history and physical findings in context. Food dye allergy. other than to red carmine dye, is very rare if non-existent although it was in vogue over 40 years ago. ...Read more
Could someone with a food allergy possibly breathe something they are allergic to and have a reaction with hives? My son is allergic to something so we have been avoiding a lot of the most common allergens but is still breaking out in hives.
Allergist: Finding the cause of recurrent hives is very elusive and in these cases an allergist is best qualified to do the investigation. The offending agent could be internal or external including temperature change, exercise, etc. While waiting for the allergist's appointment, the pediatrician may prescribe an antihistamine for symptom relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Allergens are most commonly a protein although other molecules can sometimes be recognized as an allergen. So, yes most foods are allergens. An allergic reaction is caused by your immune system recognizing those unique proteins and causing a reaction. Luckily it is fairly rare, so other foods don't cause a reaction and you can eat them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does risk for anaphylaxis vary with type of allergen from immunotherapy? Example: pollen, stings, mites, cat, food, etc..
Complex: Risk of anaphylaxis from immunotherapy depends on many factors: identifying the allergens causing the symptoms, severity of symptoms, whether well controlled prior to start of therapy, choosing the right allergens and right concentrations, assessment at each visit prior to administration of therapy, and observation for at least 30 minutes. Very rare in the hands of a competent allergist, good luck ...Read more
I've never had food allergies & tested neg for them, but do have eczema & chronic hives. does this mean i'll react to big allergens like nuts & fish?
Not necessarily: In fact, your own experience with eating nuts and fish is a much more reliable indicator of whether you're actually allergic than the results of skin testing will be. I think your allergist will tell you the same thing. The best way to determine whether your skin issues are due to allergy is a few weeks' trial of an elimination diet. Ask about it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
With asthma, dust mite & food allergies, need I use 1) latex or organic wool/cotton mattress with or w/o allergen mattress cover & 2) organic bedding?
I have tiny itchy blisters that are spreading on my chest, back, legs and arms. Very small clear liquid filled. What could it be, no food allergens?
4 yr son.Had respirtory&food allergy blood tests.results only very low cows milk allergen.Cld it cause stuffy nose&snoring?adenoids&tonsils remvd 2015
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