Posted on August 24, 2010 by pmruser
There are hundreds of different types of allergies. Some allergic reactions come from environmental causes, such as dust, pet dander, and pollen. Food allergies make up a large percentage of the allergies found in adults and children. Some food allergies are mild and cause minimal discomfort. Other food allergies can be quiet serious and even fatal if not treated immediately. The main issue is to find the food group or item that is causing your allergy. The next step is to start a food allergy diet that will ensure that the allergen is not in a recipe or accidentally ingested.
Managing multiple food allergies can be quite tricky
Having a mild food allergy or only being allergic to one food group is not difficult to manage. However if you suffer from multiple food allergens and have severe symptoms, managing your food allergy diet can be quite tricky. There are several books and websites available for people with multiple food allergies. Your food allergy diet must be adjusted to eliminate the allergens, yet still give you the nutrients needed for good health.
Example of changes to your Diet
Protein is found in most meats such as beef, pork and chicken, but if you are allergic to these items, you still need to get the necessary protein elsewhere. One possible alternative is eating game instead of the normal processed meat. Game is less harsh on your stomach and intestines and has been proven to be a good choice for many people who have allergies to meat. This is just one example of a food allergy diet a person can follow. However always check with your doctor when selecting a food allergy diet.