allergy today issue 128 (autumn 2009)
18 Anaphylaxis: be careful, not fearful
Severe allergic reactions can be very frightening, and many sufferers and their families can experience crippling anxiety. But with the facts behind you, anaphylaxis is a condition that can be easily managed and should not stop you from living life to the fullest. Allergy Today answers common questions.
22 To eat or not to eat? Allergy prevention takes a twist.
While pregnant women have been advised over the past few years not to avoid allergenic foods as a means of allergy prevention, peanuts have generally been off the menu. Experts are now telling women not to avoid peanuts — and there is a new hypothesis that by avoiding allergenic foods, we may be contributing to the allergy epidemic. What are we to do? Allergy Today looks at where research stands.
28 Going nuts!
An opinion piece published in the British Medical Journal at the end of last year suggested there was mass hysteria when it came to peanut allergy. The media is still reporting the fall-out. Is truth to this claim?
50 Searching for a food that loves me!
Food intolerances have long been the poor cousin of food allergy and often dismissed. As a result, many sufferers rely on their own diagnosis, –undertaking incredibly restrictive diets that could put their long-term health at risk. Food intolerances can have an enormous impact on quality of life, so it’s important to seek a proper diagnosis. Sarah Lang found out her culprit was nowhere on her list of suspects.
6 Making headlines
9 Allergy New Zealand News
10 Your questions
14 Real Life: Starting over
16 Real Life: Allergy rollercoaster ride
62 Parting Shot: Lactose and spousal intolerance
Food for thought
50 Food intolerance
58 Recipes: healthy indulgence with egg and wheat-free alternatives from the Healthy Food Guide
30 Natural born irritants: Chemicals are not the only itchy skin culprits. Many natural products are and we name them.
32 Environmental allergies: red eye is a common problem
37 Nasal wash treatment
40 Healthy home: 20 ways to get rid of mould
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