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Symptoms of Lactose Intolerance

Cure Symptoms of Lactose Intolerance with Medical Help

A digestive disorder, lactose intolerance is a common occurrence for people when they face the difficulty to digest complex sugar substances that are present in the form of milk especially from cows. Lactose the complex sugar elements affects those with a defect in their system as they do not have the enzyme lactase to ingest the substance. Without lactase, the body system is unable to break down the substance into er pieces that would convert it into a much easier process to be absorbed.

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Raspberry Allergy

Love those juicy tangy raspberries? You should because they are loaded with great vitamins and therefore good for your health. However, some people break into a rash moment they touch raspberries and it seems quite perplexing that a benign fruit like raspberry can cause allergies. This is true because the vitamin-rich raspberries also contain Salicylates, to which some people have an allergy. Salicylates are acidic chemicals secreted naturally by plants that are usually concentrated in the skin of the fruit. When people touch the fruit, the salicylic acid enters through the skin or through inhalation of fumes and causes the body’s autoimmune system to inadvertently recognize the chemical as a threat. As a result, the body secretes histamines, which then causes the skin to inflame, cause difficulty in breathing, headache, fever, a runny nose and irritation of the eyes.

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Oyster Allergy

ysters are a mollusk. They are not a crustacean. Both crustaceans and mollusks can cause food allergy symptoms that range from the mild to the severe life threatening anaphylaxis. Those that are allergic to one type of shell fish may very well be able to eat the other type without any allergic reaction. People with allergies to dust mites and cock roaches have a greater likely hood have being allergic to crustaceans. That is because it is an IgE responsive allergy. IgE (immunoglobulin E) is the immune systems responsive antibody. Oyster allergy is less common then other forms of shell fish allergies.

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Does Dominoes have gluten free pizza?

A gluten free diet is one which does not include foods containing gluten. Gluten is a protein which is found in wheat barley, rye, malts and triticale. Gluten is found in many foods and is usually used as a food additive. A gluten free diet is medically accepted as being the only treatment for celiac disease.

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Kneadbe

Kneadbe is an online market place which is allergen and gluten free. It’s a very unique site set up by a husband and wife to specifically cater to the needs of people with dietary problems. It’s a place which allows bakeries and individuals to share their allergen and gluten free foods with the food sensitive communities that need them. Kneadbe specialise in Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free and Egg Free products.

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Tapioca allergy

Firstly we need to know what tapioca actually is; it is starch extracted from the root of plant species Manihot esculenta. This species is native to many South American and West Indian countries such as Brazil, Colombia and Cuba. The name tapioca comes from the word tipioka, which is the name for this starch in Tupi. Tupi refers to the process in which this type of starch is made edible.

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Gluten Free Gnocchi

Gnocchi is an Italian dish which comprises of some thick and soft dumplings. When making gnocchi the primary ingredients tend to be semolina, standard wheat flour, flour, egg, cheese, potato and bread crumbs. It is mainly a first course dish which can be eaten instead of soup. It is normally accompanied with tomato sauces, pesto or melted butter with cheese. It is available at most supermarkets in dried and frozen forms but is best when made fresh. Due to its Italian routes gnocchi has developed many local variations across different regions. For example the Pugliese cavatielli is flour based.

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Free Cookbooks

Emerging from the allergist’s clinic, a person who has been given the diagnosis of having an allergy to gluten will eventually have to consider the meals that are made – usually on the same day. A focus on all things gluten-free can be a daunting task to undertake, were it not for the free cookbooks that can be found online or at your local library.

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Gluten Free Bread

You or your child has just been diagnosed with an allergy to glutens. These are proteins found in grass seeds such as wheat, barley and rye. In considering all that you eat, and in looking closer at the labels featuring the ingredients of these great foods that have formed the staple of your family’s diet, you see that they all have gluten within. The initial response for anyone that has an allergy is the feeling of being overwhelmed. What do to and how to do it?

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Egg Free Recipes

Living with any allergies, irrespective of what the nature of the allergies may be, simply translates to a badly needed vigilance to guard against coming into contact with what the allergen is. So, hypothetically, you’ve been given a diagnosis that informs you that you now have an allergy to eggs. So much for ever having a breakfast again and the matter is put to rest. Not exactly. Avoiding breakfast isn’t a great idea – just ask your doctor or your dietician. There are alternatives so, before you throw out your skillet and bacon, first learn about the new allergy that you’ve been diagnosed with.

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Nut Free Recipes

With the advent of nut allergies, the high number of people affected and the potentially deadly effects of nut allergies, an active campaign of research into the nut has ensued. As a result of this extensive research a greater understanding of nut allergies has given us not only a better understanding of the enemy but it has provided us with greater alternatives to a food staple that has otherwise totally engulfed the human diet.

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Peanut Free Recipes

Peanuts have become a mainstay in our diets the world over. No matter what dish you make, no matter what snack you prepare, the possibility of it having a nut content is huge. It follows thus that a vigilant eye must be kept on the labels provided on any and all products to ensure that the wrong item doesn’t appear in your meals or snacks. Of all adults that have an allergy to nuts, half of them are also allergic to nuts of different varieties as well. Most children too who suffer from peanut allergies are likewise affected. A wide number of people the world over have allergies to a large variety of nuts of which pistachio nuts, hazelnuts, and pine nuts , walnuts and cashews find their place.

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Dairy Free Recipes

Thanks to the input from many of our readers, we have an ever increasing section filled to capacity with some very delicious recipes, but there is always room for more, so keep sending them in! If you have any recipes that are free of diary products, please send them to us and we’ll be more than happy to include them in with all of the other recipes that are continuously pouring in. As well, we have an alternative section in which you’ll find equally fantastic recipes for dairy dishes too.

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Gluten free snacks

When any parent dispatches their children to school, a child that has an intolerance to gluten based products, the biggest fear ever sweeps across their senses: will my child eat something given to him that has gluten? It follows thus that communication between parent and the school is absolutely paramount and lucid when dealing with your child’s allergies and intolerances to certain foods.

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Gluten free foods

Celiac Disease affects a small body of the world’s populace but it has a big punch for those that do have it. As a result of an allergy to glutens, which are proteins found in grass foods such as rye, wheat, and barley, an immunity reaction is generated when gluten is ingested, which in turn affects the lining of the intestinal wall and prevents the intestine from absorbing crucial proteins and nutrients. In spite of a large volume of foods being eaten, the Celiac patient can literally starve to death and as such they need gluten free foods.

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Elimination Diet

When the patient’s body continually reacts adversely to something that is as yet undetermined, if follows, naturally that an effort has to be made to try to identify the sources and the causes of the allergy. One of the tools at the disposal of the patient’s physician, dietician or allergist/immunologist is a device that identifies the source of allergy symptoms through a process of elimination.

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Casein Allergy

Before we discuss the symptoms and the causes of casein allergy, we must first understand just what casein is.  Casein is a derivative of the Latin word for cheese, ‘caseus.’  It has a wide range of uses from that of being found in matches where it is used as a binder, to additives in our food, and being a large factor within the composites of cheese.  It forms the greatest percentage of the total proteins found in cow milk, (80%) and within human production of milk it comprises anywhere between 60 to 65 percent of total proteins produced.  Broken down further, casein provides crucial elements to the body such as carbohydrates, amino acids, phosphorus and calcium.

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What is gluten

If a person were to look within many homes and bakeries across the world, they would find Gluten as a primary ingredient utilized by the house maker and baker alike. This product, aptly named for its root meaning from the Latin word meaning ‘glue’, forms the basis for which the dough that is created in the kitchen is given its elasticity and its ability to rise. The rather soft, chewy like textures found in breads are again, the result of the presence of gluten. Thus, it is a very important feature in homes and bakeries ever where for the perfect slice of bread that comprises your sandwiches.

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Dog food allergies

We must also turn our attention to the health and well being of our canine friends who, like us, have allergies to many kinds of dog foods which can cause illnesses such as colitis. Allergies to foods that contain corn, or wheat can generate some nasty results in the health of your dog.

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