The proverbial “rule of thumb” has always been simple and conveyed as a constantly reechoed message saying: strictly avoid the foods you are allergic to! And even when you eat out, dine out defensively! This works and also is a straightforward instruction. But at an unprecedented state; things are pretty much evolv

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The developed world has done well for its self in studying allergies evidenced by a plethora of publications giving a clear picture of the prevalence of food allergies among most western economies. In this; there has been an understanding of the gravity of the situation and appropriate measures devised to combat the si

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COMMON FOOD ALLERGIES

In an article on the prevalence of food allergies in the developing world, Joyce Irene Boye posits that there are 170 foods known to provoke allergic reactions. Of these, the common foods responsible for inducing 90% of reported allergic reactions are peanuts, milk, eggs, wheat, nuts (e.g. hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds,

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FOOD ALLERGIES: By definition.

“Peter Rabbit”, the movie, received quite a backlash when viewers perceived it to have shown disregard and taken the plight of food allergies rather too lightly. Whether the uproar was justifiable or overboard, the moviemakers apologized for the offending scenes. But the saga showed something important; that someth

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