Why There Is So Much Confusion About Who Has Food Allergies

Why There Is So Much Confusion About Who Has Food Allergies

More than 10 percent of American adults now have one or more food allergies, according to the largest in-depth survey of the prevalence of food allergies among adults. What worries Gupta, a pediatrician and researcher who previously focused on childhood food allergies, is not only the surprisingly high prevalence of food allergies among adults, but the fact that only half of the adult food allergies identified by the survey had been diagnosed by a doctor. Or that people with food allergies can eat small amounts of the offending food without triggering a reaction.\" In addition to food intolerances, which can make people feel absolutely lousy, there are a host of other conditions with symptoms that overlap with true food allergies. Learn more about food allergies in \"The Food Allergy Fix: An Integrative and Evidence-Based Approach to Food Allergen Desensitization\" by Sakina Shikari Bajowala MD.

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