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What are the alcohols that people with wheat allergies can drink?

Dr. James Fox Dr. Fox
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What are the alcohols that people with wheat allergies can drink?

Wine, tequila, vodka: Most wines should be fine if you are not sensitive to sulfites. Tequila is derived from the agave plant and vodka typically comes from potatoes. ...Read more

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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


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Why do so many people think that lactose intolerance and dairy allergy are the same?

Why do so many people think that lactose intolerance and dairy allergy are the same?

Allergy not just GI: Dairy intolerance is caused by an inability to digest milk sugar lactose into two simpler sugars. This results in gas, cramps, bloating, flatulence & diarrhea. Dairy allergy may cause these same symptoms but typically also causes vomiting, skin rashes like hives or eczema & even triggers allergic rhinitis & asthma. If symptoms all GI try lactose-free milk. You'll have no symptoms if intolerant. ...Read more

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How is it that a lot of people think that lactose intolerance and dairy allergy are the same thing?

How is it that a lot of people think that lactose intolerance and dairy allergy are the same thing?

Food Allergy: Many people believe that any symptom triggered by a food is due to allergy. However, a true food allergy is due to an abnormal immune response to the food, triggering possible systemic symptoms such as oral and dermal itching, rash, throat swelling, wheezing and GI symptoms. An intolerance is due to reduced digestive enzymes, like lactase, causing GI symptoms like cramps, bloating and gas. ...Read more

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How common are chocolate allergies for a toddler?  have you heard of people being allergic to chocolate?

How common are chocolate allergies for a toddler?  have you heard of people being allergic to chocolate?

Traces of peanuts: Watch for labels that say "contains traces of peanut", "may contain traces of peanut", "made on shared equipment with peanut" & "made in a plant where peanuts are processed". There's a 10% chance of measurable peanut in any of these situations - sometimes enough to trigger reaction in an allergic person. Hazelnut (aka filbert) & almond are often found in chocolate especially european chocolates. ...Read more

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What are the problems with aspartame, sorbitol and mannitol that people talk about?

What are the problems with aspartame, sorbitol and  mannitol that people talk about?

Loose stool, etc: All artificial sweeteners do not cause cavities but the liquid or food that you consume may contain other compounds that could be bad for your teeth, such as acid. Some research also indicates that if you consume large quantities of any artificial sweetener it may be hazardous to your health. Another side effect is if you consume large quantities of an artifcial sweetener, you can get diarrhea. ...Read more

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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 .?

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 .?

Processing: It likely has to do with the way the soy milk is processed. It is a type 2 food allergy known as oral allergy syndrome. Childrens hospital of philadelphia has a great link about oas, check it out. ...Read more

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Question to all the pear allergy sufferers! are apples a problem also?

Question to all the pear allergy sufferers! are apples a problem also?

Sometimes: Many pear allergy sufferers have allergies to apples too (or at least a mild intolerance). But that is not always the case. Your allergist can determine for sure. ...Read more

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Is there any kind of milk they can drink if they are lactose intolerant?

Is there any kind of milk they can drink if they are lactose intolerant?

Multiple: Lactose intolerance is due to a missing digestive enzyme (lactase) in the gut of affected persons. There are commercial products that have the lactase enzyme added like lactaid milk. Soy milk is naturally lactose free. You can also buy the missing enzyme in tablet form and take it before consuming lactose containing products. ...Read more

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Are allergens in all foods, or just the ones that cause allergies?

Are allergens in all foods, or just the ones that cause allergies?

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 more

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What's the difference between the diets of people with lactose intolerant and those dairy allergies differ?

What's the difference between the diets of people with lactose intolerant and those dairy allergies differ?

Nothing: Both need to avoid dairy. The lactose intolerant patient because they can't digest lactose the sugar in milk. The milk allergy patient b/c they are allergic to milk proteins and could have a life threatening reaction to milk. ...Read more

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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!

All the asthmatic patients have high level of chitinase? 
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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 more

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Hi. What foods can be used to reduce the effects of allergy especially those that are rare such as rinheit allergy.I am allergic to soil ¬ums.

Hi. What foods can be used to reduce the effects of allergy especially those that are rare such as rinheit allergy.I am allergic to soil &notums.

What foods can I eat: Some advocate rotation of your foods to every four days to minimize likelihood of acquiring food sensitivity. A food allergy on the other hand can not be reduced by other specific foods. ...Read more

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What foods or additives are the worst to consume if ibs?

What foods or additives are the worst to consume if ibs?

It depends.: It depends on whatyou can eat. If you have a problem with foods that are spicy, rich, or acidic, then avoid those foods. You might need to avoid lactose foods, like milk. Avoiding stress and an overall high fiber, bland diet would help a great deal if not already done. A visit to your doctor to get tested, and work out therapy can help. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What are the worst foods to eat for people with who are really gassy?

What are the worst foods to eat for people with who are really gassy?

Low FOD-MAP diet: The low fod-map diet identifies foods that may contribute to gassiness and bloating. Perhaps your future reduction of fod-map ingestants can be part of your greater effort toward healthier eating & drinking. Gassiness may be symptomatic of a bigger problem, however--see other HealthTap answers on the subject. ...Read more

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What are the foods people are allergic to besides milk, nuts, shellfish?

What are the foods people are allergic to besides milk, nuts, shellfish?

Anything: Theoretically, a person could be allergic to any food, but practically, in the U.S., the most common food allergies are peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, milk, eggs, wheat, soy, and, recently, sesame seed. ...Read more

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Is there any sort of medication in the works to help make gluten digestible by those with celiac disease? Kinda like lactese for lactose intolerance?

Celiac disease: As yet celiac disease is treated with a glutein free diet. The food companies have become aware or the problem so that today there more glutein free foods than ever. ...Read more

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What are some vitamin and/or mineral deficiencies that can occur from not eating product with gluten in them or for eating gluten free?

What are some vitamin and/or mineral deficiencies that can occur from not eating product with gluten in them or for eating gluten free?

Unaware of any: Gluten is not essential for your nutrition. However the potential nutritional issue may be from restricting your diet too much leading to other deficiencies unrelated to gluten. I think gluten intolerance is over emphasized at this time and you should consult your doctor to make sure that you indeed have this problem. Often a simple blood test may provide you the answer. ...Read more