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Dr. Duane Gels
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Peanut Allergy (Definition)

A peanut allergy is an exaggerated immune response due to exposure to peanut 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


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Ideas for valentines day, halloween, or christmas treats for a child on a strict diet?

Ideas for valentines day, halloween, or christmas treats for a child on a strict diet?

Sugar free candy: There are diabetic candies which are sugar free (not for small children = choking hazard). Sugar free gum and lollypops would be good treats too. Fresh sliced strawberries with a little splenda for valentines. Fresh raspberries are fun for kids too. An apple on a stick with a little bit of caramel for halloween = delicious! ...Read more

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Food allergies!i`m a young chef, last year at this time ;developed a nasty food allergy.Went for testing all negative. I can`t diarize, food consumption, because i work with all types of food!?

Food allergies!i`m a young chef, last year at this time ;developed a nasty food allergy.Went for testing all negative. I can`t diarize, food consumption, because i work with all types of food!?

Food allergies: In adults, a majority of food adversities are not allergies but are termed food intolerances. Standard allergy testing is confusing. Work with an allergist to analyze and carefully investigate things. Consider a leap test. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is yogurt, granola bar, and an apple with a little peanut butter a healthy lunch?

Hoping you can tell me, is yogurt, granola bar, and an apple with a little peanut butter a healthy lunch?

Yes: Most women your age need 300 kcal meals in the morning and daytime, 600kcal for your biggest meal, and 100 kcal snacks depending on your weight and activity level. Your lunch has grain, dairy, fruit, fiber, vitamins, and vegetable protein in the peanut butter. Sounds great. ...Read more

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I am searching for a milk substitute for a child allergic to milk protein, soy, and eggs?

I am searching for a milk substitute for a child allergic to milk protein, soy, and eggs?

Age ?????: Infants can receive a relatively expensive but reliable product such as alumentum formula which is made from broken up proteins to avoid allergic reacctions. After weaning, a child can avoid milk altogether and get the protein/fat/fluid & calcium they need from alternative foods. Calcium for bone growth can be found in Tums (calcium carbonate) or calcium tablets & other needs come from whatever the kid will eat. ...Read more

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Can a child with peanut allergies eat white chocolate?

Can a child with peanut allergies eat white chocolate?

Yes: Baker's semi-sweet by kraft is peanut-free. I have patients tell me that trader joe's sells one as well. To make sure, i would call the manufacturer to verify and of course, always read the labels. ...Read more

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Can gas be a sign of food poisoning in pregnancy? Ate pancakes breakfast, avocado and chicken at lunch, and plantains with stew for dinner clif bar

Can gas be a sign of food poisoning in pregnancy? Ate pancakes breakfast, avocado and chicken at lunch, and plantains with stew for dinner clif bar

Sure, but...: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause (like pregnancy), infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more

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What is a healthy lunch for a highschool student to make quick before school?

What is a healthy lunch for a highschool student to make quick before school?

Quick healthy lunch.: How about a low fat Greek yogurt with mixed fresh berries. Low calories. A few grams of fiber. Lean protein. Will keep you satisfied until your afternoon snack. ...Read more

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What are some good choices to pack for a child's school lunch?

What are some good choices to pack for a child's school lunch?

Make it balanced: You want to include a variety of foods so as to give your child a well balanced meal but also because will likely make them more interested/eat more. Good choices are cut up fruit, veggies with dip (ex: hummus or ranch), cheese sticks, yogurt, sandwiches or crackers with protein-ex: meat or cheese or peanut butter. ...Read more

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Could anyone give me a short list of snacks and drinks suitable for a person with a wheat allergy?

Could anyone give me a short list of snacks and drinks suitable for a person with a wheat allergy?

No gluten: Most drinks are fine because only rarely are any cereals added to beverages. As for snacks, you need to look for "gluten free". You can find them in groceries and health food stores in sections geared towards patients with celiac disease. Popcorn, rice cakes, potato chips, corn tortillas are some examples. ...Read more

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Is eating oats with a reasonable amount of raisins and semi-skimmed milk good for breakfast? Trying to cut down on calories, i normally have around 2 bowls for breakfast, is this a good lunch or supper substitute too?

Is eating oats with a reasonable amount of raisins and semi-skimmed milk good for breakfast? Trying to cut down on calories, i normally have around 2 bowls for breakfast, is this a good lunch or supper substitute too?

PromotedCheapBadFood: Ancel keys, considered father of the mediterranean diet, started low fat myth 1953 & promoted by us govt. Study: big fat lies, mcgovern's report, science for smart people, big fat fiasco, taubes, attia, nusi.Org, lustig, enig, dietdoctor. Calories a unit of heat measured in calorimeter, not by eating. We store all excess energy as fat; weighs us down less. Wt daily on arising, nude, 0.1 lb & track. ...Read more

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How can I find a good diet for a child with severe food allergies?

How can I find a good diet for a child with severe food allergies?

Use your resources: A consultation with a dietician may be immensely helpful; call a local hospital and ask to speak with a dietitian to determine if they have an outpatient program or know of someone in your area who offers such services. There are many web-based resources, and web sites that will give you a list of foods or recipes you can purchase from them that are safe for your given combo of allergies. ...Read more

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My son has food allergies to wheat, soy and milk, so can anyone share a recipe or a site that's helpful?

My son has food allergies to wheat, soy and milk, so can anyone share a recipe or a site that's helpful?

Food Allergy NetworK: Go to foodallergy.Org, they are a great resource for food allergy patients. Kids with food allergy is another site. Consider checking with a nutritionist for suggestions as well. ...Read more

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What is a "healthy" amount of halloween candy a child should be allowed to eat?

What is a "healthy" amount of halloween candy a child should be allowed to eat?

Halloween candy.: Really one one or two pieces a day. If would be wise to get rid of (or donate) some of the candy and portion out the rest as treats, maybe one with lunch and one with dinner for a week or two. Then that's it. ...Read more

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What are some good snacks for a class if one has a nut allergy?

See below: Fruit (fresh or dried - natural), raisins, dates. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat five guys burgers with a moderate peanut allergy?

Is it okay to eat five guys burgers with a moderate peanut allergy?

Mgt: I agree that asking the restaurant is important to determine the ingredients. Very often the cooking area and dining area can be a source of cross contamination. For example a shared utensil, salad dressing with peanuts. I would suggest asking your PCP about an Epi Pen. ...Read more

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Should we get a medic alert id bracelet for a child with a peanut allergy?

Should we get a medic alert id bracelet for a child with a peanut allergy?

Definitely: There are many excellent places to obtain medical alert bracelets. Lauren's hope makes very good and sturdy products. Other than bracelets, there are necklaces, identifications that go on belts, etc. They are available for women, men, boys and girls. It is well worth it. ...Read more

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Help please! is chlamydia a proper name for a wealthy socialte child or just a horrible disease?

Help please! is chlamydia a proper name for a wealthy socialte child or just a horrible disease?

Negative conotations: That is a matter of opinion. But i would certainly feel very sorry for any child named "chlamydia". It is almost a little like naming a child "idiot". Maybe it is a common name in another culture? ...Read more

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What could cause someone to all of a sudden develop a peanut allergy?

What could cause someone to all of a sudden develop a peanut allergy?

Life: We do not really understand why people develop allergies or why at a certain age. But there are certain known risk factor, like having a family history of allergies, having eczema, seasonal allergies or asthma. Some theories focus on delayed exposure leading tohigher risk. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more