A Nickel Allergy and Diet: a Possible Link?
Nickel is a metal that is found in water, soil, air and the biosphere. It is used with other metals to form alloys and is widely used in the production of stainless steel. Nickel is one of the main elements responsible for allergic contact dermatitis.
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG): How to Replace it
Monosodium glutamate, also known as sodium glutamate, or MSG, is the sodium salt of glutamic acid. It occurs naturally in many foods, including peas, mushrooms, tomatoes and some cheeses. It is used in the food industry as a flavor enhancer, as it balances and improves the overall perception of other foods, conferring the umami effect.
TOP 10 Allergy-Free Recipes
Here you will find our TOP 10 allergy free recipes, that do not contain any “priority food allergens”. Indeed several foods can trigger a severe allergic reaction, but certain foods are responsible for more than 90% of reactions. They are “priority food allergens”, i.e. peanuts, wheat or triticale, milk, mustard, tree nuts, eggs, fish, crustaceans […]
Succeeding with your Low-Histamine Diet: Alessandro’s Experience
When diagnosed with a histamine intolerance, you’ll need to follow a low-histamine diet, or temporarily eliminate the main food sources of histamine from your diet. This is not easy because histamine is present in the majority of foods and, in addition, food triggers vary greatly from one person to another. Therefore, there is no consensus […]
Why Exclude Cow’s Milk Protein or Bovine Protein?
For some infants, cow’s milk protein or bovine protein in breast milk or milk formula can be difficult to digest. Can it also be worthwhile for adults to exclude dairy products and bovine proteins? In order to better understand the interest of these exclusions, let’s start by understanding what a food allergy is.
Everything You Need to Know About Histamine Intolerance
This article was originally written on August 19, 2020 and updated on April 14, 2021. What is histamine? Histamine is a chemical compound derived from the amino acid histidine. It is known for its role in the body’s immune response to foreign proteins, especially the allergic response. During an allergic reaction, antibodies cause histamine to […]
Allergy, Intolerance, and Food Sensitivity: What Is the Difference?
It is possible to react to the consumption of certain foods through various symptoms such as digestive issues, migraines, rashes, or others. Symptoms can occur at any period during the course of a lifetime. How do you know if it is an allergy, intolerance, or food sensitivity, and how can you identify which foods are […]
What Are Sulphites and Sulphite Sensitivity
Sulphites are one of the top 10 allergens identified by Health Canada. They also have a bad reputation…. They’re blamed for a plethora of problems, from migraines to allergic reactions. But what’s the real situation? Allow me to share what sulphites really are, how to identify them in foods, as well as a solution for […]
Dietitians of Canada Annual Conference: Three news
Nutrition is a constantly and rapidly evolving science. So much so that it can be difficult to stay abreast of the latest revelations relating to nutrition. That’s why I recently took part in the Dietitians of Canada Annual Conference St. John’s. I found the 3 days enriching, and I was able to meet dietitians specialized […]
Common Allergies: Nuts, Fish and Seafood, Sesame
In the last two articles, we covered Peanuts, Wheat, Milk, Mustard, Eggs, and Soy. This week, we’ll look at nuts, fish and seafood, and sesame.
Common Allergies: Mustard, Eggs, Soy
In our last common allergies article, we covered peanuts, wheat, and milk. In this article, we’ll look at three more common allergies that are a little less obvious: mustard, eggs, and soy.
Clever Tips for Travelling with Food Allergies
“She won’t be able to eat anything during our trip! Why has she chosen this destination?” That’s the kind of reaction provoked by my trip to Thailand with my friend Vanessa, who happens to be seriously allergic to peanuts. Complicated? Dangerous? Daring? Travelling with food allergies provides a challenge at every meal. However, with adequate […]