How much vitamin D do I need?

Posted on June 28, 2020 by in Food, Vaccines

Many who live in the Northwest are vitamin D deficient. This is due to many reasons. One, is that we do not get enough sunlight to help produce enough vitamin D, often because many people have indoor jobs. Common symptoms include muscle or joint pain, weakness, tiredness and fatigue, and possibly depression. There is a

Opinions are mixed on peanut allergy desensitization

Posted on June 15, 2020 by in Allergies, Food

New treatments may soon be available for patients with peanut allergy. For decades, our best therapy was identification, avoidance and treatment of reactions with epinephrine and antihistamine. But this could change with a new procedure called oral peanut desensitization. While attending an allergy conference, I listened to a debate about peanut desensitization and whether it is

Oral allergy syndrome symptoms and foods

Posted on October 20, 2019 by in Allergies, Food

Some people who are allergic to pollen develop itchiness or swelling of the mouth, face and throat when they eat certain fruits and vegetables. This is known as oral allergy syndrome. Symptoms usually occur within minutes of eating the food. Oral allergy syndrome is caused by a cross-reaction between various pollens and certain proteins in fruits,

Do you have a food allergy or intolerance?

Posted on July 9, 2019 by in Food

Shellfish are one of many foods that can cause food allergy symptoms. An adverse reaction to a food can come from either a food allergy, which is immune mediated, or food intolerance, which is a digestive system response. Many people think these two terms mean the same thing, but they don’t. What is food intolerance? Food intolerance