If you have a food allergy, care for someone who does, or just have a passing interest in the subject, we recommend three recent articles that are well worth a few minutes of your time.
“The Real Reason(s) Food Allergies are on the Rise”
You know food allergies are on the rise, but Andrew Van Dam breaks down the statistics and discusses the latest theories regarding why they are on the rise.
Written for the layman, you’ll find this article informative and easy to read.
“The New Reality for College Dining Halls: Dozens of Dietary Restrictions”
Now more than ever, college campuses are having to deal with increasing numbers of students coping with food allergies, celiac disease, and a host of intolerances.
Priya Krishna describes how college dining halls are coping with the influx and the need to accommodate these students safely.
If you wondered how you could possibly send your kid off to college safely, this article is for you.
“Should I use a home testing kit to diagnose a food allergy?”
If you’ve ever done an online search for a food allergy-related topic, chances are you are being inundated by ads for home tests that purportedly will tell you which foods you should avoid. But are these tests accurate?
Allergist Dr Chris Foster discusses these tests and how many test for the wrong antibodies, which may do more harm than good. (Click on the image above to see the video.)
- The New Reality for College Dining Halls: Dozens of Dietary Restrictions — New York Times
- The real reason(s) food allergies are on the rise — Washington Post
- Should I use a home testing kit to diagnose a food allergy? — ACAAI