I am asked really often about different food allergy types and allergy illnesses. So, I have started building a new resource for you on the website. Do check it out if you, or someone you know, needs info on any of these subjects. I will continue to build it over time for you:
Nightshades or Solanaceae
MSG/Monosodium Glutamate Intolerance
FPIES – Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome
Affects babies and under 3s mostly. Symptoms include vomiting and sometimes diarrhoea after food starting usually under 6 months and/or floppyness, lethargy and failure to thrive as toddlers.
Oral Allergy Syndrome
More accurately termed ‘pollen-food syndrome’ by some experts. The body becomes sensitised to pollen and then develops an allergy to foods that have a similar protein structure. Often starts with hayfever development in chidren and teens.
By rights, this should really be termed histamine excess as that’s what it actually is. I have come across this more and more recently. Mostly, it is caused by not having enough of the required enzymes like DAO (diamine oxidase) to break histamine down in the body.
There are several eosinophilic disorders, all of which relate to raised eosinophils and inflammation in the body site where they are found. It can occur in babies right into adulthood, most children being diagnosed by about five.
Food-Dependent Exercise-Induced Anaphylaxis
FDEIA is quite rare but it does happen. It basically means someone who reacts when they have eaten a food they are sensitive to and then exercises within 3-4 hours after eating it. If the person eats the food and doesn’t exercise, in this condition at least, the reaction doesn’t occur.