Different opinions exist about adding sesame to the FDA food allergen list – we of course respect this – below is a summary of the prevalence of sesame allergy: Only one study world-wide reported on challenge-proven sesame allergy. This is the Food Allergy and Intolerance Research Study (FAIR) from the Isle of Wight. The FAIR … Continue reading Should the FDA add sesame to the current list of food allergens?
See my latest blog on https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25905007 Continue reading Are we LEAPing – and in the right direction?
During the time that I followed the six food exclusion diet, I also attended conferences, which included travelling in the US and Europe. It was not easy but totally doable. Breakfast American hotels Breakfasts mainly consisted of oatmeal made with water, fruit/fruit salad and a suitable yogurt, which I packed in my checked bag. … Continue reading Travelling while following a six food exclusion diet…
Following a six-food exclusion diet (SFED), which involves avoiding all foods containing the six most common food allergens in the United States, can be challenging for families to implement. It is used to treat some food allergy conditions and eosinophilic gastrointestinal conditions, such as eosinophilic esophagitis. As a dietitian and researcher who works with patients … Continue reading Practical Tips for implementing a six-food elimination diet (SFED)
International Consensus Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) were published recently in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. I have summarized the paper and highlighted the most important points in this blog. As much as this paper was a mammoth task led by Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn and Matt Greenhawt, … Continue reading The International Guidelines on Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis and the the driving force behind them
I recently did a blog on common myths regarding food allergy with Dr David Fleischer, featured on the Asthma Allergies Children website. Food Allergy Urban Myths: Two Experts Separate Fiction from Fact Thanks to those that have helped to put our list together: Marion Groetch (USA), Berber Vlieg-Boerstra (The Netherlands), Rosan Meyer (France), Hannah Hunter … Continue reading Common myths regarding food allergy
Carina Venter and Rosan Meyer Weaning: Points to take into account when introducing other allergens This is a tricky topic. There are currently no specific guidelines on the introduction of allergens other than peanut. We base the following information on our own clinical experience; taking into account the NIAID guidelines. In order to explain introduction … Continue reading Weaning beyond peanut – part 2