Food Allergies

Approximately one in 25 people suffer from food allergies.  SO Nutrition can develop a safe foods list and discuss how best to avoid items that may cause a reaction without eliminating important vitamins and minerals necessary for good health.  We can help ensure you get the nutrition you need to keep you in perfect balance.

Common Food Categories:

  • Peanut Allergy
  • Milk Allergy
  • Egg Allergy

Let us help you identify and manage your food allergy symptoms! Give SO Nutrition a call at (281) 684-4733 or fill out our form below.

How do you know you have a food allergy?

If you are allergic to a certain food substance, your immune system will trigger a response causing food allergy symptoms. These can occur immediately or soon after eating a food to which you are allergic. Symptoms may include a digestive problem or even anaphylaxis, which is a severe life-threatening reaction.

The Mayo clinic reports that there are an estimated 6-8 percent of children with food allergies and 3 percent of adults.

Recent studies have demonstrated that a person can merely come into contact with someone who has recently eaten this food by kissing or touching lips and experience a serious allergic outbreak. For those with food allergies, it is best to wait at least 30 minutes before this intimate contact. Make those close to you aware of your possible allergic response to certain foods.

The most common food allergy symptoms include:

  • Swelling of tongue, lips, throat or other body regions
  • Tingling mouth or tongue
  • Wheezing, excessive nasal mucus
  • Breathing problems
  • Painful abdominal area
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fainting or dizziness

What is the Difference Between Food Intolerance and Food Allergy?

Food allergies elicit a response in our immune system that can cause rashes, abdominal pain, or even a more serious and life-threatening response that needs immediate attention.

Food intolerances are frequently misdiagnosed as food allergies. With food intolerance, the body’s digestive system delivers a response rather than the immune system in the case of food allergies.

To find if you may be experiencing food allergies or food intolerances, call or office at (281) 684-4733 or fill out our form below.