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Archive for April 19th, 2014

High Risk for Food Allergies starts Before and After Birth

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

The newest research out is validating most of the information produced in this blog.  First is the research on identifying food allergies.  The recent research shows that an elimination diet is the best way to find true food allergies.  This author has been promoting this idea since my first book published in 1984.  A double blind study for 10 years seems to confirm the idea of elimination diets.  Second, two studies that promotes the avoidance of allergen foods such as soy, wheat, eggs, fish and peanuts during pregnancy and after birth show to reduce the occurance of food allergies.  High intake of margarine, vegetable oils, and other highly allergenic foods such as soy, and some allergenic fruit and vegetables during pregnancy had a factor of increased risk for the baby later on in life.  The most important time in the infant’s life if the first 12 months.  This is the time when the allergens of dairy, wheat, eggs, fish, and nuts, should be avoided.  Some physicians also want honey held back until after the first 12 months.  Children that are breast feed for the first 12 months are showing to be healthier and less prone to allergies.  Peanuts should not be given to a child until after 36 months according the recent studies.  If a peanut allergy is in the family history, great care should be taken before exposing the child to peanuts.  Once a child becomes allergic to certain foods his/her life involves more management.  The best solution is prevention.